While a holiday budget of $500 can get you some pretty nice gifts, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth in each and every product. Just because something is expensive doesn’t mean it’s good, and so it’s important to vet these higher ticket items before shelling out the big bucks.
The Best Gifts for Men Under $500
If you’re reading this right now, then you know we saved you that precious time and did the vetting for you.
These gifts for men under $500 can be described as useful, stylish, and fun. We aimed to make this gift guide diverse, so you’ll find something in here for every type of guy.
And if you’re wondering if there’s a movie quality Boba Fett helmet in this gift guide, there is. There totally is.
Wilson A2000 Baseball Glove
When it comes to ball gloves, it doesn’t get much better than a Wilson A2000. Made with strong full leather, you’ll be able to break this bad boy in over winter and have it ready to go by the beginning of March.
YETI Tundra 65
The Tundra 65 was born for deep sea fishing trips and camping trips. Anchorpoint tie-down slots, special gripped handles, and non-slip feet make it so you can safely carry this cooler with you on all your adventures. Oh, and this cooler has pressure-injected polyurethane foam to ensure supreme insulation.
GilletteLabs x Bugatti Heated Razor
Bugatti collaborated with GiletteLabs to create a supercar-inspired heated razor. This razor will turn corners like a pro while staying nice and tight to your skin. Congratulations, you now have a barbershop-level shave available to you every morning.
Faherty Epic Quilted Fleece CPO
Faherty’s CPO Quilted Fleece is made with a blend of cotton and polyester to create an ultra-warm and cozy garment. This is a shirt jacket that’s easy to style and great for wearing out to the bar or to your local coffee shop.
Randolph Aviator – Military Special Edition
You’ve probably seen more Randolph Aviators in your life than you can count, as they’ve held a contract in making them for the U.S. Military for over 50 years. We love the polarized Military Special Edition Aviators with the 23k gold frames.
Filson Dryden Backpack
Made with strong, water-resistant Cordura nylon, the Dryden is a backpack you can use for everyday wear and for outdoor excursions—it’s also optimized to meet carry-on size requirements. Features we love include bridle leather trim, an interior laptop pocket, and a double-layer reinforced bottom to prevent any blow-outs.
MEATER has made it so you can cook your meats effortlessly to their ideal temperature. With the MEATER Block, you get four wireless probe clips that can each monitor up to 212°F internal temperature while measuring an external temperature up to 527°F simultaneously.
MEATER’s Advanced Estimator Algorithm estimates how long to cook and rest your food to help plan your meals. The best part is you can control the probes with the remote display if you don’t want to use the app. Then once you’re finished, store everything back into the convenient storage block.
lululemon Storm Field Trench Coat
An online exclusive, you can get yourself a sleek Trench Coat made out of lululemon’s best performance materials. No water is getting through this bad boy, its fabric is water-resistant and the coat is doubled seamed. It’s a timeless style that will last the wearer years to come.
STIX Golf Iron’s Set
STIX offers modern golf gear at a fair price. You can get this iron’s set right under $500. Stop trying to bomb it down the fairway, approach your game knowing you’ve got some solid midrange play in your back pocket.
Naglev Combat WP Boot
Made in Italy, Naglev’s Combat Boot is crafted with a Kevlar upper to take on the harshest and most-extreme hiking terrain. Inside the single piece of Kevlar is a wool inner boot that can be swapped out over time. The rubber sole and footbed are replaceable too, so you can repair this boot and wear it for years and years before it needs to be retired.
CollectiblesXchange Jonathan Taylor Signed Autographed Jersey
Brandon Steiner’s CollectiblesXchange offers some of the best collectibles and memorabilia in the industry. They’re constantly looking for ways to innovate and have made it so athletes, celebrities, shop owners, and collectors can sell directly to consumers on CollectibleXchange’s marketplace.
We’re digging this signed Jonathan Taylor JSA Authenticated jersey, because what’s better than owning a piece of memorabilia from one of the NFL’s next superstar running backs?
Breville Duo Temp Pro Espresso Machine (Stainless Steel)
It’s tough shopping for espresso machines. Their price points are everywhere, so what you want to do is hone in on a well-known brand. For around $500, you can get an awesome Breville Espresso Machine made out of stainless steel. Get this for your brother-in-law and make him the designated barista of the family.
LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United 10272
You’re never too old to play with LEGOs. Snag an expert-level Creator kit and build your very own Old Trafford. After it’s completed, display it in your man cave.
EPOS Audio H6PRO Open Acoustic Gaming Headset (World Wide Stereo) needs link
EPOS makes some of the best gaming headsets around. We love the Racing Green color on this H6PRO. We also love its ability to produce a full audio immersion experience—finally you can hear the footsteps of the other guy around the corner!
lululemon Navigation Stretch Down Jacket
A down coat is a must-have in every man’s wardrobe. Down is extremely light, yet it will keep you warm and toasty even in the coldest weather. This down coat from lululemon has a great sporty, outdoors-inspired silhouette and is insulated with 700-fill-power goose down. Lululemon’s down feathers are also 100% certified by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS).
Star Wars The Black Series Boba Fett Premium Electronic Helmet
Ditch your dollar store Boba Fett mask and get a bad*ss replica helmet instead. Strut your stuff at the next Comic-Con event.
Nixon Custom Sentry
Custom gifts are straight-up awesome. Get your friend or family member a custom Nixon watch in their legendary Sentry silhouette. Watch them smile when they discover they’re getting a one-of-a-kind gift (pun intended).
Gerber Downrange Tomahawk
Gerber Gear’s Tomahawk is the ultimate breaching tool. We’re talking a beveled edge axe head with a hammerhead element, and a pry bar built into the G-10 handle. The body is made with 420HC steel. Yeah, this is frickin cool—and useful!
Waterford Crystal Lismore Double Old Fashion Pair
Waterford Crystal glasses are the crème de la crème of spirit glasses. This set of 2 glasses makes it so you can fully enjoy that top-shelf scotch your old man only breaks out for special occasions.
Xikar XO Double Guillotine Cigar Cutter
This double guillotine-style cigar cutter is made with stainless steel blades to perfectly snip off the ends of your cigars every time. This cutter features a spring-loaded blade release button and cuts a 64 RG (but will cut the cap of 70 RG cigars too).
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
The BroBible team writes about gear that we think you want. Occasionally, we write about items that are a part of one of our affiliate partnerships and we will get a percentage of the revenue from sales.