Seth | Apr 11, 2019 | 0
101 Cool Gifts for Guys: Manly Gifts Under $25, $50, $100, & $200
Finding the right, cool gifts for guys can be hard. There are so many factors you have to consider when you shop for a men’s gift:
- Is it cool, practical, and manly? (Almost all guys want these exact things in a gift)
- Does it thoughtfully fit his unique interests? (No guy wants a generic, boring gift)
- Is it affordable? (You don’t want to overspend each time you buy a gift for a guy)
…And it doesn’t matter if the guy is your friend, dad, boyfriend, brother or neighbor (or if it’s a birthday, Christmas, or anytime gift)… it’s almost always time-consuming, frustrating, and/or overwhelming to find that right gift for him that fits all three considerations above.
But, as you probably guessed, I’ve put together a list that will make the problem of finding the right gift insanely easier (did the title give it away)… and each of these 101 cool gifts for guys is thoughtful (without being cheesy), practical/useful, and incredibly manly.
And since there are so many men’s gift ideas, there’s almost guaranteed to be one for any man’s unique interests. Plus, these manly gifts are even organized into price categories, so you actually can’t overspend.
Pretty cool, right? Check out what I found:
But before you search the list:
Remember that these are men’s gift ideas, and you might see an idea outside your price range that sparks a great idea for the perfect gift.
In other words… I highly suggest you browse the whole list to find the best gift for whoever you’re shopping for (even yourself!)
There’s nothing better than a gift that hits the right cool/manly points for the man you’re shopping for… while also being incredibly affordable.
The gifts you’ll see below have an incredible range of uses and purposes that manage to meet the tastes of just about every man, whether he’s a guy who likes to dress up and look good, a guy who likes to get dirty and get out in nature, or a guy who just really likes to sit back, relax, and have a good time.
Budget shoppers rejoice, your gift searching is over!
Here are 41 cool gifts for guys under/around $25:
1. Smooth Viking Beard Balm
Beards have quickly become extremely fashionable…
…but there’s nothing fashionable about a wild, scraggly, out-of-control beard. So help keep your friend’s beard from getting like that:
Get him Smooth Viking’s Beard Balm… it uses all-natural ingredients to condition and strengthen beards… and it actually makes beards look thicker and healthier (basically, it’s both a beard conditioner and a beard styler in one container).
2. Swiss+Tech Polish Utility Key Multitool for Keychain
The Swiss + Tech Utility Tool fits right on a key ring, and looks like a key… but it’s really a multi-tool with a flat and Phillips Screwdriver, and a straight and serrated knife blade.
It’s a practical, easy way for a guy to be prepared, without having to keep a separate knife and/or tools on him. Pretty cool, right?
3. Sipping Stones Whiskey Chilling Rocks
For guys who love whiskey, a perfectly-chilled drink is incredibly satisfying… but unfortunately, ice only lets drinks stay ‘perfectly chilled’ for about 10 minutes before it starts watering drinks down.
That’s what’s so great about Sipping Stones: they’re soapstone ‘rocks’ that chill in the freezer (like ice cubes), are placed in a drink, and chill it for hours without watering it down or changing the taste of the whiskey.
In short: Sipping Stones replace ice, and make whiskey even more enjoyable.
4. Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter
Bear Grylls, the well-known adventurer, created this fire starter that makes a flame in seconds, using a metal rod and striker.
The fire starter even includes a compartment with a supply of tinder, and an emergency whistle… and everything is completely protected a waterproof case (perfect for any and all camping adventures).
5. Tac-Force LED Folding Pocket Knife
I think we can agree… almost every guy wants a good pocket knife.
…And you can’t get much better than a 3.5”, spring-assisted, stainless steel, serrated and straight blade knife with an LED light… for ten dollars.
So get your buddy this knife to clip on his belt, and he won’t be one of those guys who wants a good knife… he’ll own one.
6. Silver Pistol Lighter
Need a simple, unique, inexpensive gift for a guy (maybe as a joke gift, or an add-on to a larger present?)
How about a 3-inch, pistol-shaped lighter?
No matter what he lights on fire with this refillable pistol lighter, he’ll almost definitely get a laugh and/or start a conversation every time he uses it.
7. Premium Cigar Cutters
This set of cigar cutters makes one of the coolest, most-grown-up gifts for men who enjoy fine cigars.
They’ll cut cigars with a ring gauge of up to 51, with their powerful self-sharpening, stainless-steel double blades.
Pro tip: if you have lots of friends that enjoy cigars, go ahead and buy several of them so you don’t forget to leave anyone out (they’re only $12 a pack!)
8. ReadyMan Wilderness Survival Card
Ex-Special Forces men created the ReadyMan line of credit card-sized tools, which break apart to reveal over 20 tools for survival, escape, or medical care.
This card was specially designed for wilderness survival… it has fishhooks, arrowheads, snare locks, sewing needles, tweezers and saw blades that snap off the card’s frame. It’s the perfect tool for a bug-out bag, a wilderness camping trip, or simply for a friend who likes to be prepared.
9. Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Most men love cool gadgets… and most men like to be entertained (even in the shower). Right?
Well, with this portable, waterproof, suction cup speaker, any man can keep himself entertained even in the shower… it lets you stream music via Bluetooth, or listen to the radio.
10. Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charge
Most guys know someone whose phone is always dead or constantly ‘at 10%’. And if that sounds right, check this out:
This portable charger contains a rechargeable battery, so your friend can charge his phone without needing an outlet. No matter who you give it to, they’ll love it because everyone has a phone in need of charging (plus it works with both iPhone and Samsung devices).
11. Weber’s Way to Grill
Grilling meat to beautiful perfection is a rite of passage for many men, making this one of the best manly gifts for almost anyone.
It’s an extensive guide full of grilling tips, recipes, and hundreds of color photographs to guide anyone from amateur to grill master, step by step (including charcoal to use, proper heat levels, types of grills, types of meat, sauces, rubs, and side dishes.)
12. Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Golf courses and country clubs have always been networking hotspots… so it’s in every man’s best interest to learn how to golf (plus, most guys would agree… golfing is just fun).
…And since every golfer has room for improvement, this book on golf fundamentals is incredibly helpful for any golfer (beginner or expert).
Now… what makes this particular book so special? Two things:
- It was written by one of the greatest golfers of all time.
- The lessons include easy-to-understand drawings and diagrams.
Any golfer would appreciate this helpful gift.
13. The Art of Manliness: Class Skills and Manners for the Modern Man
This book, from our friend Brett McKay at The Art of Manliness, provides readers with timeless advice about living a well-mannered and well-rounded life. Its many lessons include how to:
- “Be a perfect house guest”
- “Give a man hug”
- “Start a fire without matches”
Any man will be grateful to receive this incredibly useful, manly gift.
14. Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet
Cast-iron is one of the most popular cooking tools for a reason:
- It’s naturally nonstick
- It lasts forever (if cared for)
- It can be used on the stove, over a fire, on the grill, or in the oven
…Basically, it’s a classic, resilient, manly piece of cookware.
So this skillet can be used over a campfire (for beans and burgers), on a stovetop (for stir-fry and sautéed vegetables), or in the oven (for cakes and pies), making it a perfect cooking gift.
15. Digital Laser Thermometer
This modern laser thermometer can accurately tell the temperature of an area from up to several feet away… just by pointing and pulling the trigger.
It’s a perfect gift for almost any man because it’s inexpensive, and has many uses (checking temperature of cooking food, of his car engine, of home insulation, etc.). Plus… laser-operated anything is just plain cool.
16. Professional Bar Kit
This three-piece cocktail shaker is ideal for your friend, brother, or cousin who is starting to be an ‘adult.’ You know the type:
The guy who still serves warm canned Budweiser, and who can’t tell the difference between a martini and a Manhattan.
Think of this bar kit as his step towards adulthood when it comes to serving drinks… it comes with a shaker, strainer, jigger, and even a recipe book so he can start to learn what manly alcohol tastes like.
17. Oster Electric Wine Opener
When you have a girl over, there aren’t many things that demonstrate elegance like a nice bottle of wine… but it’s a turn-off when you mess up the opening with your cheap corkscrew.
But check this out:
Oster’s electric bottle opener opens wine with just one button. Just place the device on the top of the bottle, press the button, and you’re ready to pour.
18. Aoneky High Powered Monocular Telescope
This versatile telescope is great for any guy who enjoys:
- Golf (pinpointing his aim)
- Bird Watching
It can even be useful at ball games and concerts, especially if you’re up in the ‘nosebleed’ section. No matter which activity he likes, he’ll be able to use this telescope somewhere.
19. 14-piece Stainless-Steel Barbecue Set
Men who think of themselves as ‘grill masters’ always appreciate new grilling supplies… so they’re sure to like this 14-piece set that comes with every grilling tool a guy could want, including:
- 1 huge spatula
- 1 pair of tongs
- 1 basting brush
- 8 corn Holders
- 1 copper brush + 1 replacement head
Pretty cool, right?
20. Set of 2 Nonstick Kabob Grilling Baskets
If you need a manly gift for a second ‘grill master’ (besides the barbecue set above), get him this cool set of kabob baskets.
It includes four grilling baskets made of nonstick, heavy-gauge steel that keep food where it belongs… on the kebab. No skewers are necessary… all you have to do is fill the kabob basket with any veggies and meat, then latch the lid shut. Easy.
21. Hamilton Beach Personal Blender
This cool gift is for your smoothie-obsessed friend to make smoothies or protein shakes quickly and effectively as part of his daily routine.
…And here’s why this smoothie maker is so cool:
The 14-ounce blending jar is removable and portable, so he can blend smoothies, snap on the included lid, then pick up the container and go.
22. Sandalwood Hatchet-Style Beard Comb
This Sandalwood Beard Comb is made specifically for grooming and caring for any and all men’s beards. It’s 100% wood, meaning it won’t cause hair to get tangled, or wildly static like plastic combs would.
It also has tiny grooming teeth on the ends of the comb for hard to reach places (like his mustache and sideburns).
And here’s the best part:
It’s already packaged as a gift in a beautiful hard case… and the brush and case are travel-sized, so he can take it with him (and control his beard) while he’s away from home.
23. O’Douds Natural Solid Cologne
Liquid cologne is tricky to use… too little of it and it’s a waste… and too much of it and you’ll clear a room. But check this out:
O’Douds Solid Cologne is a cologne paste that’s almost impossible to mess up.
Just gently swipe some of the subtle, musky, masculine scent on your fingertips and rub it wherever you’d normally spray cologne (this application reduces the urge to over spray, and the paste scent doesn’t evaporate like spray scent).
24. Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury Shave Set
This is one of the coolest gift for guys who appreciates a classic, traditional, barbershop-style straight shave:
It’s an incredibly luxurious set that comes with a badger-hair brush, a monogrammed mug, and hypo-allergenic shave soap.
Your friend’s beard will have a clean, smooth look when he’s done… plus, this gorgeous set will look undeniably manly on his bathroom counter.
25. The Manteen
The Manteen is exactly what it sounds like… it’s the ‘canteen for men’.
It’s stainless steel, double-walled to keep beverages hot or cold, BPA-free and sweat proof.
…And since it’s the perfect drink bottle for the office, gym or class, your friend will almost definitely use this manly gift every day.
26. Mesh Backpack Camp Chair
Whether your friend camps, fishes, or tailgates, this chair is a practical gift for the outdoors.
It has a cool mesh seat (no sweaty polyester) and a cup holder, so your friend can relax and enjoy a cold drink outside.
And it gets better:
The armrests convert to back straps, so this chair can be easily carried.
27. Advanced Clinicals Luxury Shave Kit
For your friend who likes a smooth shave and smooth skin, this skincare/shave set is a perfect gift.
Here’s what it comes with:
- Sandalwood pre-shave oil
- Daily facial cleanser
- Self-foaming shave cream
- After shave moisturizing balm
Your friend (and his skin) will thank you for this practical, affordable gift.
28. Lamy Safari Fountain Pen
A fountain pen is a classic, timeless men’s gift reaching adulthood (think a graduation/bar Mitzvah present, or an engagement gift).
This fountain pen carefully controls the flow of ink, meaning your friend doesn’t have to press down or apply pressure to use it… and it will look incredibly elegant on his desk.
29. Duco Polarized Sport Sunglasses
Sunglasses are an essential, practical accessory for any man…
…but, sometimes, it’s hard to find a pair that’s stylish, functional, and comfortable.
These sunglasses from Duco are that pair. They’re scratch-resistant and durable, making them a great pair for anything from going out with friends to canoeing or hiking, and they’re built to reduce eye fatigue, leaving you with a fashionable, comfortable lens.
30. Exploding Kittens Card Game
I get it… you’re probably wondering why you’d ever buy a game called “Exploding Kittens.”
But this hilarious game, with its collection of cards illustrated by The Oatmeal, is the quick-to-learn, laugh-out-loud card game for the entertainer in your life.
It’s the most-backed project in Kickstarter history, so it’s a sure-to-please hit for parties and get-togethers.
31. Nick Offerman’s Book: Paddle Your Own Canoe
Nick Offerman is an actor (and now an author) that’s one of the US’s best-known ‘classic men’ and ‘Paddle Your Own Canoe’ is his manly autobiography (with a few carpentry lessons thrown in).
Look… if you know someone who loves being a man, living in America, and pursuing the manliest hobbies (eating meat, building, attracting women), you should get him this set of books from an American classic man.
32. Paracord Bracelet
This is an incredible survival tool that definitely doesn’t look like one at first… it just looks like a woven bracelet.
…But it actually contains a fire starter, whistle, survival blade, compass, and 12 feet of paracord (when unraveled). It’s the perfect gift for guys who are also survival enthusiasts.
33. Custom Crafted Golf Tees
These laser-engraved golf tees (that come in sets of 20) can be customized to display any message:
- A congratulatory message
- Your friend’s name
- An inside joke
You can even inscribe his business information… and he’d have insanely cool business cards!
34. DIY Guitar Punch Pack
This is a creative, cool gift for a man you know who plays the guitar:
It’s a hole punch that can punch guitar picks out of custom plastic strips (or even credit cards!). Pretty clever, right?
It even comes in a set with plastic strips to punch, and a leather carrying case for finished picks.
35. Kitchen Vegetable Spiralizer
If you’ve got a friend that’s trying to cut gluten or pasta out of their diet (or they just like cool kitchen supplies), then check out this vegetable spiralizer:
It slivers vegetables into spirals the exact size and shape of angel hair spaghetti. That means that they can create beautiful, interesting dishes without the bad health effects pasta has on some people. source
36. Muscle Foam Roller
Whether or not you’re an athlete, you’ve almost definitely had muscle pain (from sitting too long, or even pulling a muscle).
…And that’s why this muscle roller is appropriate to give to almost any man:
It’s unique ridges and solid construction relieve and relax away muscle pain simply with body weight, and can be used to rejuvenate almost any muscle.
37. Vintage Movie Posters
Pretty much every guy has a movie that he loves… but if your friend’s favorite is a vintage movie, it can be hard to find cool merchandise for it.
…But this Etsy shop specializes in collecting and selling vintage movie posters. Find the one your friend loves, and really surprise him.
38. Floating Waterproof Case Pouch
Isn’t it insanely annoying when a tiny bit of water on your smartphone completely cripples it beyond use?
It’s happened to almost everyone… which is why I was so excited to find this waterproof slip case (with a floating lanyard attachment). It protects your phone while you’re in a wet area like the beach, yet still allows you to take photos and videos with it (even underwater).
39. Cards Against Humanity
If you haven’t played Cards Against Humanity yet, you should... because it’s one of the most hilarious (if a little crude) games out there.
It’s a complete-the-sentence game where you use pre-written responses to create the most ridiculous sentences (and the most ridiculous wins). Everyone can enjoy it, and it makes a perfect party gift.
40. Texas Long Barrel Rubber Band Gun
A lot of guys played with rubber band guns when they were little… but a collector of childhood memorabilia (or just a big kid at heart) would love to receive one as a gift.
I like this one because it can be loaded with 6 rubber bands, and looks exactly like an old Western-style revolver (which is just cool).
41. Think and Eat Yourself Smart: A Neuroscientific Approach to a Sharper Mind and Healthier Life
I’ve never thought about eating affects my brain processes… but it’s in more ways than I thought. This book uncovered a lot about the neuroscience of food.
…So if you know someone who’s interested in science, health, dieting, or heck, even food, this makes an interesting and unique gift.
In this list, we start getting into some more expansive gift ideas. As such, these gifts are increasingly super, irresistibly cool.
What man wouldn’t want a wood and leather wallet, for instance? What guy with a taste for the spicy side of life isn’t going to flip over a deluxe hot sauce kit?
There’s a lot to love in the $50 gift club. Guys who enjoy a game of poker, who need a little more rest and relaxation, or who need some new gear for their next expedition out into the wild will all find something they want here.
Here are 31 cool gifts for guys under/around $50:
42. Insulated Stainless-Steel Travel French Press
This is an insanely cool gift for men who need coffee to get through the day (and who don’t like to wait for it).
Here’s how this travel French press works:
Add coffee grounds and hot water to a top compartment, wait four minutes, and press the plunger on top down to extract the coffee. That’s it.
…And you can even drink the coffee from that same container when it’s ready… making this a French press and a travel thermos. Pretty cool, right?
43. Personalized Flask
This beautiful handmade wooden flask makes a beautiful and personal manly gift for a friend who appreciates high-quality woodworking (and fine alcohol).
You can personalize it with his initials, and even choose from a variety of fonts and designs.
44. Cambridge SoundWorks Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Portable speakers are highly useful for so many occasions (tailgates, parties, even showers)… so if you’re going to give one, it’s important to find one that’s ready for anything.
…And the lightweight, water-resistant design means this speaker is built to perform anywhere. It can handle the beach, the pool, and definitely any tailgates/barbecues.
45. Personalized Leather Journal
Most of the great historical men we know (Teddy Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, Martin Luther King) understood the value of a good journal: to record observations, inspirations, and personal thoughts.
If you’re giving a man a journal, make sure it’s a high-quality one… I recommend this one, with a handmade leather cover and 12 engraving options. Simply put, this journal’s simplicity and class make it perfect and thoughtful for anyone.
46. Hori Hori Garden Knife
There are a lot of reasons backyard gardening has exploded in popularity the last few years:
- It gives you fresh, local fruits and vegetables from your own yard
- It saves you from having to buy those fruits and vegetables from the store
- Because it’s grown by you, it can be totally free from pesticides and other chemicals
… and there are few things as helpful in gardening as a quality knife. This Hori Hori knife has an eco-friendly wooden handle, a leather sheath, serrated edge, and depth-measuring ruler making it both practical and stylish (definitely the kind of quality you’d want to give to a gardener).
47. Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker
The Aeropress Coffee makes an exceptional brew of coffee… especially considering it’s not electric.
It completely immerses the coffee grounds in warm (not boiling) water, meaning it won’t burn the coffee (unlike most electric coffee makers). It even produces 3-4 cups at a time… enough to share.
48. Himalayan Salt Block
The Himalayan Salt Block is a necessity for party hosts/home cooks. Here’s why:
- It’s easy to set up. Just throw it on the grill, and cook your meat, fish and vegetables directly on it.
- It flavors food perfectly all by itself. The natural Himalayan salt saturates your food with flavor.
- It doubles as a serving tray. When the food’s ready, move the block from the grill onto its steel plate, which you can place on any surface.
It’s a highly convenient, beautiful cooking tool that’s a perfect gift for a home cook.
49. 5-in-1 BBQ Gadget
This handy 5-in-1 device makes a great gift for any grill master who grills ‘on the go’ (on a camping trip, tailgate, etc.)… because since you can’t always pack an entire grilling set, you need a small tool that gets the job done without taking up a lot of space.
50. Atomic LED Metal Accent Light
It can be hard for men to find cool, manly home goods online. Things usually seem too boring, feminine, or they just aren’t practical enough to buy.
…And that’s why I love this atomic LED accent light:
It’s one of the coolest looking lamps around, its metal frame and scientific theme definitely aren’t feminine, and it’s low-energy LED (making it highly practical).
51. CamelBak HydroBak 50-oz.
Backpacks are a necessity for men who like outdoor activities like hiking, camping, or even attending lengthy music festivals.
But what’s so great about this backpack?
It’s not just a backpack… it’s a large (50 oz.) water canteen. It even has a hose that extends from the water pouch (like a straw) making it easy to sip without needing to stop and unpack a water bottle. Pretty useful, right?
52. Beer Making Kit
Don’t most of the beer-loving guys you know dream of becoming their own brewmasters?
If you know someone like that, check this out:
With this beer-making kit, your friend can brew a gallon of beer at a time in his own kitchen. Hopefully, he’ll invite you over to help him taste his product.
PS: think the person would rather just have beer shipped to them (rather than making it?) I highly recommend getting them a beer of the month club.
53. Stegosaurus Wine Rack
This is the perfect gift for a man whose also a wine connoisseur… it’s a functional wine rack… and an insanely fun conversation starter (come on, it’s shaped like a dinosaur).
Each dinosaur rack is handcrafted, and is available in a dark walnut stain, beeswax/orange stain, or in unfinished natural wood (which is perfect if your buddy likes to custom-paint his home décor).
54. Deluxe Gun-Cleaning Kit
Do you have a friend that’s a huge gun enthusiast? Then this bullet-shaped cleaning kit is the perfect (and hilarious) gift. It comes with:
- Cleaning mops
- A pair of solid brass adaptors
- Slotted patch holders
- Cleaning patches
- A nylon brush
- A cleaning pick
- Gun oil
- Brass rods
…And all of its tools are conveniently arranged in a foot-long bullet-shaped case.
55. Deluxe Hot Sauce Kit
Check this out:
This Artisan Hot Sauce Making Kit walks you through six different recipes… or it allows you to make your own. Spices, peppers, oils, and bottles are all included.
And here’s the best part:
This kit is actually an incredibly fun group activity, where up to six people can create their own sauces… then decide whose is best.
56. Otter Wax Leather Care Kit
If you know someone who takes pride in a leather good (and that can be boots, shoes, a briefcase, a sofa, a jacket, a belt, etc.) then a thoughtful gift would be a way to take care of that prized good.
…And that’s exactly what this Otter Wax kit does: cleans dirt, buffs out scuffs, conditions rough spots, and fully protects any genuine leather good.
58. Household Tool and Screw Set
Every man needs a good set of tools, right? So if you have a friend (or even younger brother) who doesn’t have his set yet, get him a basic yet powerful set like this one, that comes with:
- 1 Claw hammer
- 1 Leveler
- 1 Linesman Plier
- 1 25 ft. Measuring tape
- 565-piece Assortment pack of Screws Set
- 1 Quick Change Knife with 3 replacement blades
- 12 wrenches
- 6 screwdrivers
…In short, everything he needs in a starter tool set.
59. Handmade Beer Carrier
This personalized beer carrier is handmade (and laser-engraved) from pine, and looks incredibly rustic and manly.
It’s an incredibly thoughtful and personal gift… but it’s still extremely useful, and a great talking point!
60. Leather Grooming Roll
This 4-pocket canvas pouch organizes your manly grooming supplies for you (beard trimmer, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.). It even rolls up with your items inside, converting to the perfect travel bag (just throw it in your suitcase or carry-on).
61. Vintage Hiking Daypack
Not every guy will have an insanely cool, vintage, rustic, convertible daypack in his closet… but your friend can (or heck… you might buy this for yourself).
It’s a backpack/duffel bag/messenger bag that even has a laptop sleeve inside its 23-liter space. No matter where he carries it… on a plane, on a trail, or just to class… it’ll easily and safely hold all his stuff (while looking really cool).
62. Bespoke Post
Often times we’re forced to choose between quality and convenience. We can either expend a lot of energy looking for quality, handcrafted goods… or we can click a button for a mass produced item with a limited lifespan.
But with Bespoke Post, you don’t have to choose. Their carefully curated boxes present you with high quality goods rich in detail and design, and all you have to do is subscribe. Each month they’ll send you a preview of your incoming box, allowing you to personalize your items for size and color, or switch to another one of their themed boxes. And with themes like Refresh, Retreat, Speakeasy, and Grow, you’re sure to find something that fits your interests and meets your high standards.
63. Customized Vintage Baseball Cap
If you have a friend who likes to be stylish, and really likes baseball caps, then this is the perfect gift:
It’s a completely customizable cap that’s guaranteed to fit your friend’s head size and personality, since it’s handmade to exactly his specifications. The creator will work with multiple colors, materials, styles, and any stitched engraving.
64. Lounge Cloud Inflatable Lounger
The Lounge Cloud is an inflatable hammock that allows you to relax anywhere you want. It’s lightweight and compact enough to carry to any event… and it even floats on water.
…So if you know someone who enjoys relaxing (and who doesn’t?), this is one of he coolest gift for guys.
65. Da Vinci 500 Poker Set
Our Mantelligence team loves when our guys to have interesting/fun hobbies… and we especially love it when those hobbies are highly social.
That’s why I loved the idea of getting someone this high-class poker set as a gift:
It’s cool, it’s manly (even James Bond-esque), and it provides an opportunity for you and group to have a hobby together.
66. Wooden Leather Treasure Chest
Most men end up with a lot of accumulated stuff that’s too important to throw away… so they place it in the garage or basement, where it often gets forgotten.
…And since most men have that problem, you can be sure that any man would like a cool way to store (and even display) some of that stuff… like in an authentic-looking treasure chest.
It serves the purposes of keeping stuff, looking cool and starting great conversations, no matter who you give it to.
67. Molecule-R Cuisine R-Evolution Kit
This is one of the coolest gifts for guys on this list, in my opinion… because it combines two of men’s favorite things: food and science.
It’s a kit that lets you ‘cook’ (more like create) amazingly interesting dishes, like:
- Chocolate spaghetti
- Lemon foam
- Mint caviar
- And 40+ more
68. Conair Sound Therapy Pillow
Many men use sleep machines to block out noise at night (or they just fall asleep better without silence)… but this device is a sound machine or mp3 player embedded in a pillow.
The pillow is insanely soft and comfortable, and the sound machine (which can plug into your phone) even has a timer feature that shuts off after you’ve had time to fall asleep.
Pretty cool, right?
69. Ergonomic Office Footrest
That’s why we promoted the idea of an active footrest in that article, because it keeps your blood flowing gently throughout long days at the office. This kind of footrest is a great gift for any guy who sits for long periods.
70. Vetelli Men’s Winter Gloves
There’s hardly anything classier to wmen’sear in cold weather than a pair of fine leather gloves… and obviously, it’s nice to not have cold fingers, too.
These gloves by Vertelli are simple, classic, incredibly warm leather and wool, and they let you make calls/send texts on your phone with their touchscreen technology. In other words… any man who lives in a cold climate would use these gloves almost constantly during the winter.
71. Copper Rain Gauge
Get your friend who’s interested in weather or gardening this cool-looking copper rain gauge to keep track of rain patterns.
It measures up to six inches of rain, and has an unbreakable top container, that won’t shatter even if blown over by a storm. Pretty useful, right?
72. Leapers Sportsman Tactical Scenario Vest
If your friend doesn’t own a tactical vest already, it’s a great, unique, and undeniably cool gift for guys.
This mesh vest has almost uncountable pouches for ammo, a radio, a sidearm, and any other tactical gear he has, plus an incredibly comfortable and well-fitting design.
Know a guy who’s training for MMA or boxing? What about a guy who’s always droning on about wanting a drone? Maybe a workaholic who could use a snooze in a decent hammock when the weather’s nice?
Well then, you’re in the right place. Gifts set at around $100 are going to open your options up to those more expansive, grander gifts that really hit on something that’s on a man’s wishlist.
Here are 20 gifts under/around $100:
73. Iblue Overnight Canvas Duffel Bag
Every guy needs a good duffel bag... and if the vintage daypack above seemed a little small, then this leather weekender may be the perfect size for your friend (its 51 liters are double the size of the daypack).
He can use this for travel or the gym knowing that his stuff will be well-padded and protected in the tough leather-and-cloth space.
74. Five Star Massage Seat Cushion
I don’t think I need to explain why a massage cushion is a good gift for any man… so I’ll just tell you what makes this massage cushion so great:
- It has 4 deep-kneading nodes (balls that roll over your muscles)
- It heats up, warming and relaxing sore muscles
- It has an adjustable strap to fit any chair (or car seat)
- It’s small and mobile enough to be used on any muscle: hamstrings, quads, calves, lower back, upper back, neck and shoulders
…So no matter where your friend needs to use it, he can, incredibly easily.
75. Everlast 70-pound MMA Heavy-Bag Kit
This 70-pound MMA bag kit is a great gift for guys who are serious about fitness or MMA training.
It comes with everything he needs to train: 70 pound punching bag, gloves, hand wraps, adjustable chain and bungee strap for hanging. He’d be ready to start training as soon as he receives it!
76. Polo Ralph Lauren Vaughn Sneaker
You can buy these simple, stylish sneakers (that come in 4 colors) for your friend who’s continually stylish… or your friend who likes being stylish but doesn’t like spending money on himself.
…Either way, your friend will have a pair of shoes that will look good with virtually any outfit (these sneakers are incredibly versatile… and they actually fit our manly style rules perfectly).
77. Quadcopter Drone with Camera
Pretty much every guy wants a drone… but not every guy wants to deal with the difficult learning curve of flying it (they want to know how to fly it well immediately, right?)
…But this drone is incredibly easy to fly: it has a gyro stability mode and Intelligent Orientation Control system that will allow your friend to fly well very quickly. It even comes with an HD camera and 2GB SD card to hold images he takes while flying.
Who wouldn’t want this as a gift?
78. Shakespeare Ugly Stik
This is one of the best-selling fishing poles out there for most fishers. source
It has an incredibly tough rod and reels, but soft handle knobs and a pinion bearing system that’s gentle on the reel’s internal parts (drastically decreasing wear).
…So if your friend wants to learn how to fish (or just needs a new rod), this is the rod to buy.
79. Hydro Flask 64 oz. Vacuum Insulated Growler
A Hydro Flask growler is a high-level growler that maintains temperatures for up to 24 hours, plus its stainless-steel interior helps eliminate bacteria buildup.
80. Etched Glass Globe Whiskey Decanter
This globe-inspired decanter is great for anyone who enjoys liquor (and beautiful conversation pieces):
The spherical, glass decanter is etched with a map of the world (just like a globe) and it even contains a detailed glass ship inside the decanter.
This one-of-a-kind manly gift would make a great addition to any man’s office or bar.
81. Kikkerland Portable BBQ Suitcase
We all know why portable grills are an essential for men to own:
They’re lightweight, easy to clean, and cooking away from home (especially while camping) is incredibly fun.
…But I like that this portable grill goes a step further… it’s an incredibly well-functioning grill that also happens to look like a red suitcase when closed. It makes carrying it around easy… and it’s just fun.
82. SueSport Double Hammock
Every camper, hiker, or outdoorsman needs a comfortable hammock… so what’s special about this hammock?
- It comes with its own stand, so there is no need to get the trees and ropes involved.
- It comes in a convenient carrying case.
- It’s strong enough to hold two people, so it’s ideal for romantic nights under the stars.
Not a bad gift for any guy, right?
83. Solid Wood and Brass Serving Tray
Sure, a serving tray isn’t the most functional gift… but it looks incredibly classy with liquor/barware displayed on it, and it makes serving a girl breakfast in bed unbelievably romantic (because she’s probably never had anyone do that for her before).
No matter what he uses it for, your buddy will thank you for this functional and versatile gift.
84. Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset
This bestselling wireless headset is perfect for gamers, travelers, and music enthusiasts.
Now… while it was made for gaming, it’s also great for any guy who likes listening to music without distractions… because it cancels out background noise, and provides a truly ‘surround sound’ experience.
Plus, the battery lasts up to 12 hours, so he can listen all day.
85. Floating Shelf with Hidden Compartment
This ‘ordinary’ shelf provides a secret place to store valuables.
It appears to be a regular (stylish) shelf, but slide the drawer forward off its base and you’ll find a compartment big enough to hide cash, jewelry, hand weapons, important documents, etc.
Bottom line, the receiver can hide whatever he wants in plain sight.
86. Chicago Cutlery Knife Set
Every home cook needs a good set of knives.
If you know a cook (or an aspiring cook) who doesn’t have a good set yet, this forged stainless-steel set of 18 pieces is definitely a good choice.
87. Vintage Buffalo Leather Messenger Satchel
There are a ton of briefcases out there that you could give to a working professional, but I’ve chosen this one because it has:
- An adjustable and removable shoulder strap
- Two large compartments
- A dedicated padded compartment for your laptop
- A back pocket for quick access to your phone and/or keys
…And it’s incredibly durable… not to mention beautiful.
88. Aluminum Frame CornHole Set
A cornhole set is a great, fun gift for anyone who tailgates, parties, or barbeques.
This GoSports brand set comes with two high strength aluminum boards, eight beanbags, and a carrying case to keep it all together. It even comes with basic instructions for any guys who haven’t played cornhole before. Cool, right?
89. Polo Ralph Lauren Swim Shorts
You may be thinking, “but my friend already has a pair of swim trunks”…
…But are they the right (flattering and comfortable) pair?
Most guys’ trunks aren’t flattering (they’re too long, brightly patterned, or bad fitting) and aren’t comfortable (they float up, sag low, or are made with uncomfortable material).
This pair, on the other hand, will make any guy look casually stylish with its simple and timeless design.
90. Philips Norelco 7200 Beard Trimmer
We reviewed this product in our list of Best Beard Trimmers for Men… and actually rated it the best overall beard trimmer a man could buy.
…So if you know a man in need of a beard trimmer, this is the one to get him.
It has a vacuum that sucks up hair as you trim, 20 length settings, and cordless or corded operations. It’s the best beard trimmer you can get your friend.
91. Levitating LED Bluetooth Speaker
This speaker set is the perfect gift for guys who like to own the coolest gadgets available… why?
Because this high-quality speaker actually levitates.
It can stream music from popular sites, including Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, Pandora, and Music Hub, and also has an incredible eight-hours battery life… all while it floats effortlessly in space!
92. DeWalt Compact Drill/Driver Kit
A perfect gift for a younger man (who doesn’t already own a great set of tools) is a drill kit… especially one from the highly-respected DeWalt brand.
This one is incredibly lightweight, yet also incredibly high-performance, and it even comes with a stand and carrying bag.
If you’ve got the budget for it, every guy on your list is going to love something from the list below.
When you get into the $200 range for gifts, you’re moving into some of the highest-quality, higher-end gifts available for guys. For those who have the disposable income to choose gifts from this list, you’re not just getting something cool or interesting that aligns with a man’s taste, you’re getting something that really stands out as well-crafted, elegant, and absolutely Mantelligent.
For those guys who love really put the effort (and money) into their appearance, or who really care about experiences more than more stuff, you can’t beat this list.
Here are 9 cool gifts for guys under/around $200:
93. Pelican ProGear Tablet Backpack
Your friend doesn’t have to be a student to want/need this backpack:
It’s tough enough for travel or for outdoor jobs (it’s watertight and crushproof), with enough room for all his stuff plus a tablet or laptop.
94. Set of 5 Superhero Cufflinks
Cufflinks are an incredibly classy men’s gift for guys who have the occasion to dress up. These awesome superhero cufflinks come in a set of 5, and are beautifully silver-toned… and Avengers-themed.
If your friend isn’t that into superheros, you can get any set of handmade cufflinks, and the gift is still just as special/cool.
95. Grand Frank Blue Montpellier Watch
We did a full review of this beautiful, timeless watch here… but in short, this is the perfect gift for guys who appreciate quality and class, but still likes to look stylish and unique.
It’s a blue-faced, brown crocodile leather watch with a butterfly clasp and chronograph feature that he’ll fall in love with as soon as he sees it.
96. Oakley Crosshair Sunglasses
These sunglasses (from major brand Oakley) are not only highly functional… they’re also gorgeous.
They’re a solid metal frame with polarized lenses, and they’re a classic aviator style with an intricate side detail. They’ll look good on almost anyone, and they’ll last him for years.
A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple for American men (think Top Gun and James Dean)… and a motorcycle jacket is an incredibly versatile, flattering style.
…So if your friend lives anywhere it gets chilly, get him this luxurious, incredibly attractive motorcycle jacket by BGSD.
98. ILife Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Most guys don’t like cleaning… but most guys do like a clean house, especially when a girl is coming over.
One easy way to have both a clean house and no spent effort is with an automatic, programmable vacuum… the ILife robot. Your friend can schedule it to run at certain times, and be sure it will pick up every bit of dirt (it has sensors that tell it where to go, and it fits under furniture).
He can schedule it to run daily, and when a girl does come over, his house is guaranteed to be neat.
99. Concert/Game tickets
One of the best gifts for men and an activity you and your friend can enjoy together.
…So get him tickets to a game/concert that you both enjoy. The memory of the great time you had will last longer than almost any physical gift.
100. Pelican Carry-on Case
Pelican cases are a must-have for guys who travel a lot, especially internationally. Here’s why:
They’re watertight, crushproof, and dust-proof, so no matter how they’re handled in airports, they don’t damage.
Even if he travels by car, this carry-on dramatically reduces the chance that his stuff will get wet and/or damaged.
101. Schwinn Men’s Volare 1200 Bike
Schwinn is one of the best brands of bicycle out there, so this men’s road bike is a cool gift for guys who like biking for exercise or an alternate way to get around the city.
Bonus: get two bikes, and challenge each other to ride even more.
Shopping for cool gifts for guys becomes dramatically easier with my list of 101 thoughtful, manly gifts above.
You’ll find a unique men’s gift idea in your price range that will make him incredibly happy to receive… because it’ll be useful, personal, and fun.