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
For the techie in your life. Handsome leather for a handsome dude. By Harber London, $22. Buy here.
3. BBQ “Rubs of the States” Gift Pack
For the BBQ griller in your fam. Take a tour of the US states with these amazing bbq rubs — their best-selling gift set. By Gusto Spice, $19. Buy here.
4. Soy candle with leather monogram sleeve
Classy… and a little bit rugged. By The Dancing Wick, $28.50. Buy here.
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
Dinner just got way more intense (and fun!) thanks to this Game of Thrones themed cutting board. Any GoT fan will love this one. By Etch Craft, $19.50. Buy here.
7. Personalized compass
This cool compass is great for the outdoorsmen in your life. It comes with a compass featuring engraving on the front; compass opens in a pocket-watch style. By Teals Prairie, $19.99. Buy here.
8. Leather cordkeeper for him
This is a cool way to store his favorite tech gear. Love the emblem on the leather; very rugged. By Growley Leather, $15. Buy here.
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
For your favorite bearded (or mustached) dude. By Lonewoods, $24.38 for both. Buy here.
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
A collection of beer soap samplers for the brewmaster in your life. By Craftsman Soap Co., $15. Buy here.
13. Gear head soap
Extra grease-cutting for the gear-loving mechanic in your life. By Red Barn Botanicals, $7. Buy here.
14. Beer cap fishing lures
You get a pack of six lures, no duplicates! Great for the fisherman in your life. By Rentripp, $18. Buy here.
15. Personalized leather key fob
Never lose your keys again with this leather key fob, personalized and everything. Rich leather. By Vantler Leather, $15.66. Buy here.
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
The perfect place to toss his phone and keys at the entryway. By Felt Planet, $25.20. Buy here.
18. A pair of “shhh” socks
I love these: “shhhh, the game is on” or “shhh, i’m gaming” are top sellers. By Stesha Threads, $12.74 / pair. Buy here.
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
Durable. Rugged. Engraved. By Wood Present Studio, $18.85. Wood Present Studio.
22. Leather luggage tag
Full-grain leather, 100% handmade in Portland, Oregon. By Portland Leather Fast, $16. Buy here.
23. Docking station / organizer
A handy place to dock his tech and keep watches and other accessories organized. By Dream Light Design, $28.40. Buy here.
24. Personalized cigar case
Engraved! By Magic Wood Shop, $29.99. Buy here.
25. Campfire candle mug
Candle burns like the smell of a roaring campfire; after the candle is gone, clean it out and use as your new favorite mug. By Candeo Candle, $13.99. Buy here.
26. Star Wars themed decanter and scotch glasses gift set
Also available in other genres like Harry Potter, Batman, Game of Thrones, etc. Best-selling gift! By Luxurious Gift Shop, $19. Buy here.
27. Running shoe tags
They fit on your laces; custom options available for words of encouragement. Great gift ideas for men who love running / fitness. By Honeyverse, $9. Buy here.
28. This engraved pocket watch
By Swanky Badger, $28.99. Buy here.
29. Engraved wood watch
A beautiful timepiece! By Emma Locket Shop, $29.99. Buy here.
30. Metal state-shaped bottle opener
By RVMetalShop, $12. Buy here.
We hope you enjoyed this list of the best gift ideas for men under $30! Which one is your favorite?
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Hi Emma! Thank you for featuring our Railroad Spike Bottle Opener on your gift guide!
Our pleasure. We appreciate you sharing it on social! Thanks! :)
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