A $50 gift should require just as much thought and effort as a $500 gift. Take into account what your friend or family member gets excited about. Think about their hobbies, passions, interests.
Write those ideas down, and then get those gifts early—we all know the logistics for holiday shopping are going to be a mess this year.
The Best Gifts for Men under $50
Many times, buying a gift under $50 can be more difficult than buying something high-ticket.
Perhaps you’re shopping for a holiday party? Or you’ve made yourself a tight budget for shopping on the year? Maybe you’re family has a self-imposed cap on the dollar amount of gifts?
Whatever the reason might be, a price cap of $50 is actually good to have. It makes it so you find gifts that offer the most value. Instead of grabbing a gift card or a random electronic, you’ll find yourself reaching for products that the person you’re getting the gift for will find useful.
We’ve curated this Holiday Gift Guide with use and function in mind. Shop brands like YETI, SeaVees, Vineyard Vines, Filson, Timex, and more.
Don’t forget to order these gifts ASAP. Holiday shopping starts now!
YETI Rambler 36 oz Bottle w/ Chug Cap
The Rambler 36 oz is a bottle designed for the long haul. Whether you’re embarking on a 12-hour road trip or a 7-mile hike, the 36 oz size and secure chug cap make this bottle excellent for keeping your liquids hot or cold for extended periods of time. What’s cool is Yeti has a few limited edition colorways you can choose from right now. Above you’ll notice our three favorite limited edition colors. From left to right: Highlands Olive, Harvest Red, and Sandstone.
Mollyjogger Scrimshaw Knife Kit
Try your hand at the 18th-century artform of scrimshaw with this sweet kit from Mollyjogger. You’ll get everything you need to carve a custom design on the included knife (fine steel wool, ink applicators, a honing stone, a harden steel scribe, and more). Do as the whalers did out at sea when they were bored—it’s tragic they didn’t have iPhones.
SeaVees Sixty Six Sneaker Classic
You can never go wrong with a pair of fresh white sneakers. Re-up with a classic canvas pair of Sixty Six’s from SeaVees and wear the heck out of them through all four seasons. The best part about the Sixty Six is they’re incredibly affordable, so you can snag a new pair whenever the white is looking, well, not so white.
The Timex Weekender is perhaps one of the best bang-for-your-buck watch options out there. We’re loving this model with the brown leather strap. Wear it with your best casual outfits.
‘Kilo: Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels’ by Toby Muse
Kilo is a first-hand account of Toby Muse’s experiences following the different worlds of the cocaine trade. From exploring coca farms deep in the mountains of South America to pursuing traffickers on a Coast Guard cutter, Muse gives the reader a better idea of how cocaine cartels work—and how complex the business is.
Vineyard Vines Garment-Dyed Long-Sleeve
Vineyard Vines makes it easy if you want to channel timeless prep styling. Even when it comes to their basic garments, VV makes it so you can feel cozy and comfortable without looking too casual. Go with one of these fresh garment-dyed long sleeve tees and wear it all the way from now into the spring.
Oxford Pennant Camp Flag
Oxford Pennant makes premium, handcrafted flags, banners, and pennants. Their designs often invoke a heritage feel that complements any household. Get one of these for your friend or family member that still tacks posters to their walls. It’s time to upgrade.
Good Cigar Co. 2 Pack of Cigars – Rove (Full-bodied)
Good Cigar Co. makes an awesome sealed 2-pack of cigars that come with a box of matches and a cutter. Whether you’re a casual cigar smoker or an aficionado, these are great to take when traveling for a business trip or to a friend’s house on the weekend. Good Cigar makes it so the sticks stay fresh, so you won’t have to worry about it being dry or stale when you crack open the package.
Filson Watch Cap Beanie
Instead of having to buy multiple beanies each year, it’s worth investing in one good one. We love this Filson Watch Cap Beanie in its OG orange color. Made in the USA with 100% USA-sourced virgin wool, this beanie will keep your head warm (and dry) through all of your cold-weather adventures.
Dr. Squatch 6-Pack Soap Bundle
Crafted with natural ingredients, Dr. Squatch makes some of the best smelling (and moisturizing) bar soaps out there. Snag their 6-pack bar soap bundle and enjoy their best-sellers. You’ll receive these scents: Pine Tar, Alpine Sage, Cedar Citrus, Deep Sea Goat’s Milk, Bay Rum, and Gold Moss.
Huckberry Weekenders Polarized
Huckberry’s best-selling Weekenders now come with polarized lenses. The timeless silhouette is offered in tons of different colors, and because of their price point, you can buy several different pairs for the price of a single pair from a big-name brand.
Kershaw Natrix Pocket Knife
Kershaw knives are the perfect gift for an EDC enthusiast. The Natrix has a titanium-coated blade for added durability and strength, and it comes in a wicked-cool blue-gray handle with a carbon fiber overlay. This is a pocket knife any guy would love to have in their colleciton.
Personalized Hunting Ammo Box
This personalized hunting box is (1) bad to the bone, and (2) a great conversation starter. Get it for your friend or family member and pick out a customization set they’d love.
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
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