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7 Unique & Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas for Men That They’ll Love

By Erik Folgate

christmas gift ideas for menGuys get a bad rap when it comes to gifts. Many women think that they have to overspend on expensive holiday gifts for men like gadgets and power tools, but that’s not necessarily true. We’re simple people. We don’t always need the latest home theater system, iPad, or a table saw to be happy on Christmas Day.

Granted, my Amazon wish list has a bunch of expensive stuff on it; but that’s why they call it a “wish list.” It also has a bunch of cool inexpensive items on it that a lot of other guys would probably like, too.

Here’s are 7 best-value gifts on my Amazon wish list to help you ladies save money on holiday gift giving. These goodies won’t break the bank and will put a smile on their faces this holiday season.

1. Apple TV
apple tv affordable christmas gifts for men
Apple TV is now $99, and you won’t even notice it in your entertainment system or sitting next to your TV. It fits in the palm of your hand, allows you to rent movies and TV shows at your leisure, and also allows you to stream iTunes music and movies from your computer to your TV. If you’re not a big TV watcher, you can save money with Apple TV by canceling your cable subscription and only downloading movies and TV shows you want to watch.

2. Merkur Chrome Plated HD 34C Razor
merkur razor affordable christmas gifts for men
Toss out your hubby’s old, lame Mach 3, and get him  this sweet razor for just $39. Your man will get the smoothest, closest shave that he’s ever had, and its retro-cool design will make him feel like Don Draper from Mad Men when he’s using it.

3. Samsonite Brown Leather Portfolio
samsonite portfolio affordable christmas gifts for men
I carry a laptop to work every day, and I also carry home notes every now and then. Right now, I’m rocking an old, ugly Targus laptop bag, which gets the job done, but isn’t very stylish. If your man has the need for one of these, it’s under $100, and looks great. Right now, you can pick up this leather bag on Amazon for just $82.

4. Petzl LED Headlamp
petzl headlamp affordable christmas gifts for men
If your husband or boyfriend is always asking you to hold a flashlight for him while he works on DIY home repairs and home improvement projects, then he definitely needs this headlamp with an ultra-bright LED bulb. This particular headlamp has great reviews on Amazon and it’s under $50.

5. Moleskine Notebooks
moleskine notebook affordable christmas gifts for men
There are many different styles of Moleskine notebooks; I like the ones that you can fit in your pocket but are big enough to take notes in at your desk. If your guy has a hard time remembering to-do lists or has great ideas but never a napkin handy to write them down on, then pick him up a couple of Moleskines. They’re fun, hip gifts for under $20.

6. Sony Noise Canceling Headphones
sony headphones affordable christmas gifts for men
Headphones might not seem like much of a gift, but they are to the guy who likes to hear every drum beat and guitar strum of their favorite bands.  These are pretty cool headphones and they’re under $30!

7. Leatherman Multitool
leatherman tool affordable christmas gifts for men
If your guy is an outdoorsman or enjoys tinkering, then he definitely needs a Leatherman multitool. This is essential for him to have in his pocket whenever he doesn’t have his full set of tools handy.  On Amazon, the multitool goes for just $62!

I know that some of you have some other great ideas for that hard-to-shop-for guy in your life.  What gifts have you given or received in the past that were thoughtful but not expensive?

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Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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  • Matt Breed

    I’ll take any, or ALL of these!

    You got that, Sarah?

  • Erik Folgate

    Crossing my fingers that the wife gets the hint that I’d take any of these for an Xmas gift as well!

  • Aggravated


  • http://www.greetingsngifts.com Neha Singh

    Finding the ideal Christmas Gift for the loved ones can be stressful at this festive time of year and I would Like to thank the writer for making it easier for the readers like Me. I was looking for a Secret Santa present for my Husband , Thanks for sharing the gift ideas for all! I have just bought a Laptop as Christmas gift for my Husband , a Photo frame and a Musical Christmas Greeting card with a Famous Love quote printed on It.

    Thanks again !

  • Bob Ruggie

    Looking for a cheap and unique gift? How about AN APPLE TV!

  • Canadian_Huggy_Bear

    I’m a female, looking for something to get my boyfriend of 2 years for Christmas. I saw the Apple TV, and initially thought it was great. So I clicked on it to find out more about it, and what was SUPPOSED to be $99 ends up being almost $250!!! What the heck happened to the price? I can understand a few dollars difference, but this is a difference of $150!!!

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