Hi, lovelies! Emma here and let me tell you… picking out a gift for guys isn’t always the easiest task. I have gotten pretty great at gift-giving for Andrew (if I do say so myself), but that’s after years of practice. Finding unique gift ideas for men isn’t always easy, but today gift-giving is a no-brainer thanks to our list!
If you’re shopping for any men in your life — fiance, boyfriend, dad, brother, brother-in-law, colleague, friend — for the holidays or as a thank you gift for your wedding, we’re here to help. We’ve identified thirty of the best gifts for him UNDER $30 — and we bet he won’t already own any of these fantastic gifts.
To help you narrow down the best gift ideas for him, we’ve compiled this list of gift ideas for men that you’ll be totally excited to buy because they fit three seriously specific criteria: 1) They’re unique, so he doesn’t already own it; 2) Each one is handmade, so it’s custom just for him, and 3) Each gift in this list is UNDER $30. You have a wedding to plan, so we’re saving you a little money along the way! And to top it all off, these gift ideas are great for the holidays and beyond. The gift ideas for men shown below also work extremely well for groomsmen gifts or as a gift from the bride to the groom the morning of the wedding. Enjoy!
Gift Ideas for Men
To kick off the list, we have a railroad spike — a what?! yes, a railroad spike — that doubles as a bottle opener.
1. Railroad spike bottle opener
This thing is rugged ingenuinity at its finest. Old reclaimed railroad spikes are brought into new life as bottle openers — and one helluva conversation starter. By Muirwood Reclamations. Price: $20. Buy here.
2. Leather iPhone 8 case
3. BBQ “Rubs of the States” Gift Pack
4. Soy candle with leather monogram sleeve
5. Leather longitude / latitude bracelet for him
Now, shhhh — this is one I might get for Andrew. You can pick any coordinates to put on the bracelet to be extra sentimental, like the place where you met, where he proposed, where you live, your favorite vacation spot, etc. By Orange Bridge Supply, $13.50. Buy here.
6. GoT “Dinner Is Coming” cutting board
7. Personalized compass
8. Leather cordkeeper for him
9. Rustic phone charging station
Amazing product for the tech-savvy, outdoors-lovin’ guy in your life. Use it as a place to charge your phone or rest your phone for playing music or watching videos in bed. I want one of these! By Woodland Fever, $29.95. Buy here.
10. Beard Oil + Mustache Wax
11. Whiskey lip balm
Let me tell you what, guys lips get just as chapped in the winter months but they don’t want to use that girly EOS or tube of sticky lip gloss. Let’s not pretend guys don’t need chapstick, too. Here is one he’ll gladly use which is flavored like, you guessed it, whiskey! Also available: gin + tonic, mojito, and others. By HalfOunce, $5.49. Great stocking stuffer. Buy here.
12. Beer soap sampler
13. Gear head soap
14. Beer cap fishing lures
15. Personalized leather key fob
16. Felt slippers
I don’t care what guys say… they love to be just as comfy as women do! These handmade felt slippers (handcrafted in Poland!) feature beautiful stitching and cozy-soft felt. By Munge Design, $19.99. Buy here.
17. Felt catchall tray
18. A pair of “shhh” socks
19. Minimalist wood wallet
A unique design; holds only what you need! By Drool Box.
20. Personalized Moscow Mule mug
These mugs are such a hit! Love the personalization on these. By Joyful Ink Calligraphy.
21. Engraved pocket knife
22. Leather luggage tag
23. Docking station / organizer
24. Personalized cigar case
25. Campfire candle mug
26. Star Wars themed decanter and scotch glasses gift set
27. Running shoe tags
28. This engraved pocket watch
29. Engraved wood watch
30. Metal state-shaped bottle opener
We hope you enjoyed this list of the best gift ideas for men under $30! Which one is your favorite?
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