45 Cool Cheap Gift Ideas for Men

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Balling on a budget? We’ve got you covered with the best affordable gifts for men, ranging from simple to meaningful, but all with reasonable price tags.

There is no point in going into debt for gift giving, especially when we’ve given you such a great resource of affordable gifts for men. Whether you need a Christmas gift for a guy who has everything or a meaningful birthday present for your boyfriend, we’re here to help.

Shopping on a budget can be stressful, especially after visiting a few stores and coming up empty handed. We’re ready to ease your concerns with a slew of great yet still ​​inexpensive gifts for men.

You’ll be ready to surprise every man on your list this year, from Christmas to birthdays, to you and your husband’s anniversary. Regardless of the occasion, Gift Rabbit is ready to find you the best cheap gifts for men.


45 Best Cheap Gift Ideas for Men

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Magnetic Pickup Tool With Three LED Lights

  • Light Them Up

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

Are you lucky enough to know a man who is quite handy? This tool could make their life significantly easier, which in turn, could make your life easier if he’s doing handy work around your house or car.

The magnetic base can help pick up any nails, screws, nuts, or bolts when they need an extra hand, while the strong LED lights can illuminate areas that traditional flashlights might not be able to reach. Overall, we’re sure your favorite handyman will love to get his hands on this useful gadget!


Recycled Record Bottle Opener

  • Let's Smash Some Records

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Kitchen & Dining

Do you know a music buff whose favorite pastime is sipping a few cold beers and listening to their favorite old records and new releases? This affordable bottle opener could become their new favorite way to crack open a cold one. Each opener is made from a recycled record from unique genres and time periods; we hope your favorite man enjoys this cool surprise!


Upgraded Beard Grooming Kit

  • Say Goodbye To Dry Beards

  • $$$$$
  • Grooming & Self-care

Put down that plastic razor and step away from the sink. If you know a man that is taking care of his face with products that you wouldn’t dare to use to shave your toes, it could be time to help him upgrade.

This kit comes with everything a man needs to treat his beard with the care and love it deserves, like beard conditioner, shampoo, beard balm, oil, a beard brush, and more.


Spreadsheet Shortcut Mug

  • Help Him Excel

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining, Novelty

Does your coworker go into a blind panic when that dreaded #REF! error code pops up? Does your dad interrupt your workday to ask fundamental questions about his excel spreadsheets?

This spreadsheet shortcut mug could be a fun, practical, and affordable gift for men who aren’t the most tech-savvy. If you have extra room in your budget, you could pair this mug with a bag of their favorite coffee so that the recipient is alert enough to understand the shortcuts!


Carhartt Men's Knit Cuffed Beanie

  • Keep Their Head Up

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Carhartt brand clothing and accessories have managed to make the jump from workwear to chic without losing their cool aesthetic. This hat is the perfect Christmas or cold season gift for any guy whose taste runs from effortless to effortlessly stylish. It is available in a ton of colors, but you can never go wrong with a neutral palette that matches everything!


Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps

  • Great Things Come To Those That Grill

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, many men are itching for the chance to get back out on their patio and grill up a storm. If you know a grill master male who likes to experiment with their cooking, these flavor-infusing grilling wraps could be right up their ally. These wraps add a unique smokey flavor to vegetables, mushrooms, and more!


Scented Candles - Funny Gifts for Men

  • Let Sparks Fly

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor

Did you and your boyfriend or husband agree to keep the gifts small for your next anniversary or Valentine’s day? You don’t have to break your budget in order to find a great gift for your next romantic occasion. In fact, as long as your partner has a sense of humor, we think they’ll probably get a kick out of this silly candle. Who knows, it might even lead to some very personal connections, *wink, wink*.


Drumstick Pens

  • Let The Drummer Kick That

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

A drumset might be one of the least mobile instruments out there, which could be a huge bummer for a musical man. These drumstick pens could be a fun gift for a future rockstar who is holding down an office job while they wait to be discovered or your best friend who can’t stop tapping their pencil no matter what.


Personalized Engraved Oak Wood Pocket Knife

  • A Personalized Piece For Him

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

Are you looking for a meaningful, cool, or thoughtful gift on a budget? Personalized gifts can communicate the emotion you wish to convey, and no one will believe how affordable this customized pocket knife actually was! You can customize the oak handle with a sweet message, their name, an important date, or anything else.


Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags

  • Please, Please Just Cheese Me

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

Did you know it was possible to make a grilled cheese without ever lighting up the stovetop? These grilled cheese bags are perfect for lazy cooks, those with short attention spans, midnight snackers, or the man that loathes washing dishes more than anything.

All the recipient has to do is assemble their grilled cheese components, slide their sandwich into one of these bags, and pop it into the toaster. Their heartwarming comfort meal will be done before they can say, “wheres the tomato soup?”

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Desktop Boxing: Knock Out Your Stress!

  • Because You Can’t Actually Punch Your Boss

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

No matter what kind of job your brother, college roommate, or dad has, it probably has its stressful moments. This cool desktop boxing set could help him destress when their workload gets overwhelming or their boss won’t listen to reason. It even comes with a finger-sized boxing glove to prevent any injuries.


Dad's Playbook

  • Expert Advice For New Dads

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Entering fatherhood could feel like running onto a football field wholly blindfolded with a baseball glove. If you’re looking for a first Father’s Day gift for a new dad, this Dad’s Playbook could be a unique way to welcome him to fatherhood. It is full of quotes from some of the best coaches to have graced the sporting world.


Dark Ammo Chocolate Gift Set

  • Armed And Snacking

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks, Novelty

Are you tired of shooting your shot with birthday or Christmas gifts and always missing the mark? These funny and tasty novelty chocolates could help you win at gift-giving this Father’s Day, your husband’s birthday, or another special occasion.


Chill Beer Flannel

  • For Stylish Drinkers

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty

Are you looking for a cute, small gift to let your dad, brother, or husband know you’re thinking of them? This flannel shirt beer koozie can help keep your man’s drink cool and as stylish as he is. You could pair this koozie with a six-pack of craft beers from his favorite local brewery and get ready to toast to great gifts.


9-Piece Kit with Travel Size TSA Compliant Essentials

  • For The Jet Setting Type

  • $$$$$
  • Grooming & Self-care

Do you need a cheap gift because you already splurged on tickets or hotel reservations somewhere to celebrate your husband, boyfriend, partner, or best friend’s birthday or milestone achievement? This cheap travel toiletry kit is a wonderful mini gift and will help prepare any man for a weekend away.


Quick Pickles Gift Set

  • Seems Like He’s In A Bit Of A Pickle

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Does your dad only take shots if he can have a pickleback? Does your boyfriend always ask if he can have the pickle that came with the sandwich you ordered? If your loved one is a big fan of pickles, they are sure to enjoy this quick pickle gift set.

All the recipient has to do is put whatever they want to pickle in a jar, add some of this pickle concentrate, top it off with water and let it sit in the fridge for a few days.


Classic Beer Holster

  • Ready For Anything

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Novelty

One of the basic rules in preparedness is having your hands free so they’re ready to take on the world. This beer holster helps keep your dad, boyfriend, or old college cowboy pal ready for whatever life throws at him without risking dropping or spilling his frosty brew.


Reflective Biking Socks

  • They See Us Rolling

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Gadgets & Gear

Biking is a wonderful way to reduce your carbon footprint and make exercise fun. However, it can also be quite hazardous, especially if you’re biking in the dark or on major roads. These reflective socks are a thoughtful and useful cycling gift that could also help keep your favorite cyclist safe on their rides.


Mike's Hot Honey (2 Pack)

  • Some Like It Hot

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

We cannot get enough of Mike’s Hot Honey, and after your husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, or friend tries it, they won’t be able to stop either. If you know a man who is always seeking out intense and unique flavor combinations, this sweet and spicy sauce is a hot contender. This spicy honey can instantly elevate any food, from fried chicken to barbeque marinades.


Quesadilla Grill Basket - Set of 2

  • Just In Queso

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

Consider this gift another shout-out to your favorite king of the grill. We mean the type of man who looks at every recipe and asks, “but can I just toss this on the grill instead?”

While quesadillas are not traditional grilling foods, this grill basket is here to make the impossible possible. We’re sure any grill master will probably quickly figure out other uses for this basket, like grilling veggies, shrimp, mushrooms, or even grill-top pizza.

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Tommy Hilfiger Men's Reversible Belt

  • Keep Their Standards And Their Pants Up

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

Do you know a man who keeps pairing a black belt with their navy blue suit? We’re here to help with that fashion faux pas. This reversible belt is a perfect gift for men who struggle assembling an outfit or refuse to believe that they need more than one belt.


Collect Your National Park Glassware

  • Find Your Park And A Souvenir

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining

From deserts to glaciers, volcanoes to geysers, the United States has a genuinely marvelous diversity of landscapes. These cool cups could be the perfect gift if you know a man who spends all his vacation days crossing new national parks off his bucket list!

Each cup has a unique design that captures the essence and beauty of the national parks, from Acadia to the Grand Canyon. You could even stock up on cups for some of his favorite parks and make it a birthday or holiday tradition!


This Legend Has Retired Baseball Cap

  • And That's A Cap On Jobs

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Novelty

Has your dad, grandfather, husband, uncle, or friend recently made the transition from working to actually enjoying their life? Mozel Tov! You can mark this momentous occasion, one that he has probably been waiting for — for decades — with a slick new baseball cap.

This embroidered hat is an excellent and useful gift for a man who will spend their retirement out in the sun fishing, golfing, or enjoying any other outdoor activities.


Edibles Cookbook

  • It’s 420 Somewhere

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining, Novelty

Are you looking for an inexpensive gift for men who have watched Up In Smoke a few too many times? This cookbook is a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys a few puffs at the end of a stressful day (or multiple times a day).

This cookbook includes 30 delicious recipes, like Black Sesame & Raspberry Cupcakes and Roasted Beet Hummus, that most people would never believe contains THC!


Hair Clippings Catcher with Bag

  • A Gift For Him, A Present For Whoever Cleans The Bathroom

  • $$$$$
  • Grooming & Self-care

Are you the girlfriend, wife, or gender non-conforming partner of a man that shaves their facial hair but doesn’t clean up the trimmings? We’re here to tell you we understand your struggle, and we want to help you solve it.

This clippings catcher bib might be a gift for your husband, boyfriend, or roommate, but we all know it is really going to benefit whomever actually cleans the bathroom.


Travel Cord Roll

  • You’re On A Roll With These Gifts

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories, Gadgets & Gear

This travel cord roll is a super useful gift for the man who has everything because he probably has a lot of electronics. No more digging through endless pockets and pouches looking for his favorite headphones, the charger for his power bank, or his HDMI cord— this nifty organizer keeps them all in one place and tangle-free.


Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirts Multipack

  • Out With The Old

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing

Has your boyfriend been wearing the same three t-shirts with yellow pit stains and mysterious holes for as long as you’ve known him? Some particularly frugal men might need a little push to give their wardrobe a much-needed refresh. But don’t worry, you can stick to your bargain hunting roots as well with this t-shirt multipack, which will replace his basics without busting your budget.


Campfire Roasted Coffee

  • Enjoy A Taste Of The Great Outdoors

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Suppose you ask an avid outdoorsman his favorite part of camping. In that case, he might mention the incredible tranquility of sipping a hot cup of joe as the sun rises over a beautiful landscape.

You can give your favorite happy camper a gift that helps bring the great outdoors indoors. This campfire roasted coffee sampler kit includes three favorites of delicious coffees that taste like waking up under the stars.


Drop-Proof iPad Case

  • Protect Their Valuables

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

Cool new tech and gadgets can be great gifts for men, but you also want to make sure their electronics are protected in case of accidents. Instead of shelling out a ton for a slightly newer version of their tablet, you could give them this slick case that could help their iPad last even longer!


Craft Beer Jelly Spreads

  • Feeling Crafty?

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

You could surprise a craft beer enthusiast with a type of food he probably had no idea existed— craft beer jelly! This set includes an IPA Beer Spread with hints of citrus and a Porter Beer Spread with notes of caramel and coffee. We can’t wait to test these both on our next cheese board!

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Popcorn Kernels and Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack

  • Movie Nights Done Right

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Do you and your husband enjoy epic movie marathons? Is your brother a huge film buff and also an avid snacker? This popcorn pack will instantly elevate any night of Netflix from chill to fun, especially when the recipient dives into all the cool and delicious seasonings included.


Barbecue Rubs To Go: Grill Edition Gift Set

  • For The King of The Grill

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Do you know a grill master who is always ready to experiment and try new things? Even the best barbeque rub could get boring after a while, so it’s always a great idea to branch out and test what else is out there.

This set includes five delicious varieties that will bring a kick to any dish, including Cajun, Caribbean, Mexican, Southwest, and Memphis BBQ rub. Which one do you think your king of the grill will want to try first?


College Stadium-View Picture Frame

  • Celebrate Game Day, Everyday

  • $$$$$
  • Homegoods & Decor

Whether it’s the college where you and your boyfriend met or the university games you and your dad attended every season, university athletics could hold a meaningful place in your relationship with a special man.

You can celebrate your unique bond and fondness for college football with one of these cool picture frames. All you have to do is print out a favorite photo of you two attending one of the games, and the gift will be picture perfect!


Fishing Tools Set

  • Go Fish!

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

Any angler will be excited to receive these upgraded fishing tools before heading out on the lake or ocean! If you’re dad, husband, or friend’s happy place is out on the water with a few beers and a fishing pole, he’ll surely appreciate these nifty gadgets. The set features an ergonomically designed fish lip gripper and multi-functional fishing pliers.


Dinosaur Taco Holders

  • Taco Bout A Great GIft

  • Kitchen & Dining, Novelty

Do you know a man with a Jurassic appetite? These dinosaur taco holders are a small but awesome gift for a man who loves tacos and has a taste for fun kitchen items. After all, we can’t think of anything more fun than eating a taco out of a T-rex!


Ultimate Gym Bag 2.0

  • Fit His Stuff While He Gets Fit

  • $$$$$
  • Accessories

It’s finally time your boyfriend stops using his old high school drawstring bag with holes to take his gear to and from the gym. This gym bag is a great cheap gift idea for men with a passion for fitness and has tons of great features for such a reasonable price point.

The bag has ten separate compartments to keep all his gear organized, from a full-length shoe pocket, two water bottles of protein shake pockets, a separate water-resistant pocket for wet items, and more. He’ll be shocked he made it this long using those old grocery bags to shlep all his stuff around.


Truffle Hot Sauce

  • The Truff Stuff

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

Some like it hot, while others like it hot and gourmet. If you’re shopping for a cheap gift for men who fit into the latter category, this truffle hot sauce could be a perfect choice. It has all the heat you’d expect from a high-quality hot sauce, plus the earthy flavor and aroma of truffles. Drizzle it on french fries, pizza, or add it to a cheese board for a unique kick.


Storm Pooper Parody Vinyl Decal

  • May The Force Be With You

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Homegoods & Decor

Are you looking for a small gift that packs a huge punch? Your favorite Star Wars fan won’t be able to contain their excitement over this hilarious vinyl decal. Thankfully, they’ll already be in the bathroom when the giggles overtake them!


Make Your Own Guitar Pick Punch

  • A Punch Above The Rest

  • $$$$$
  • Gadgets & Gear

Just like pencils, lighters, and car keys, guitar picks are one of those small critical objects that never seem to be where you left them when you need them. If you know a guitarist who constantly needs to buy new picks, they’re sure to love this DIY guitar pick punch. Now all those old metro cards and gift cards can get a second life by helping your loved one make beautiful music!


Cocktail Smoking Kit By Royal Reserve

  • What A Smoke Show

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

What do you get for a man who has everything already? Something as unique as he is! This cocktail smoking kit is a wonderful and fun addition to a home bar and comes with an easy-to-follow guide to get him started. The kit includes four types of wood chips — apple, cherry, mesquite, and oak — that add a flavorful aroma to any classic cocktails.

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Love Tokens - Set of 10

  • Anniversary Made Easy

  • $$$$$
  • Novelty, Accessories

Are you struggling to figure out what to get for your boyfriend or husband for your upcoming anniversary? Your husband, boyfriend, or life partner can redeem these cute tokens of your affection for actual affection! The set comes with ten different charms, including “good for breakfast in bed,” “good for one massage,” and much more.


BottleLoft - Magnetic Fridge Strips

  • Take His Six Pack To New Heights

  • $$$$$
  • Kitchen & Dining, Homegoods & Decor

How do you maximize refrigerator storage? With this incredible bottle loft! This set of super-strong magnets gets his six-pack off the shelf and connects them to the roof of the fridge, leaving much more space for bulk bags of shredded cheese, packages of guacamole, and all of his other drinking snacks.


Man Bar Soap Set of 3

  • Rub A Dub Dub

  • $$$$$
  • Grooming & Self-care

It’s time for him to clean up his act! Or, at least, clean up his grooming routine. This set of three soaps is a great way to get your dad, boyfriend, brother, or smelly roommate looking and feeling clean, rejuvenated, and exfoliated. Each bar of soap is formulated for a different purpose and boasts a unique and masculine scent.


Fitness & Recovery Massage Cube

  • Sore Muscles Are A Thing of The Past

  • $$$$$
  • Grooming & Self-care

Whether he set a personal record on deadlifts at the gym or is just over 30 years old and slept weird, muscle soreness can happen to anyone. This sleek and simple cube is full of all the goodness your muscles want to help them recover, like essential oils. Menthol, and more. Plus, for every cube purchased, the company donates money to help plant trees.


Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit

  • Pour It Up!

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drinks

It’s time to elevate his drinking game from basic to superb. That $8 handle of vodka can become so much more palatable thanks to this alcohol infusion kit. They are extremely easy to use; all the recipient has to do is add their favorite spirit and let the concoction infuse for a week. They are available in delicious varieties like Navel Gazer, Blue Sunday, Parrot Head, Island Time, and Rose Ceremony, each of which has suggested alcohol pairings.


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Carly Schwarz

Carly Schwarz is a part-time conservation biologist, part-time creator of funky crafts, and full-time goofball writer for Gift Rabbit. She earned a degree in Environmental Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans and has worked on conservation projects worldwide since. Before she entered the world of online writing, Carly was the Research Coordinator of an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand.