Gift Ideas for Guys: Over 130 Affordable Gifts You Can Actually Ask For

The older we get the harder it is to create a gift wish list. It’s not because we stop yearning for toys, it’s that anything we want in the normal gift-giving price range, we’ve probably already bought for ourselves. So Primer is tasked with one simple goal: What are some cool things we’d like to have, but don’t want to pay for? What follows are gadgets, essentials, and upgrades that’ll still give you that Red Ryder BB Gun smile come Christmas morn.

Our biggest and most interactive gift guide ever: gift ideas for guys.

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What is Primer Approved?
On some of the gift ideas there’s a small “Primer Approved” badge. This is a classification for some of the products we’ve tested hands-on and feel they’re worth the money. Companies can’t pay for this distinction: The product we used must have met both the advertised promises and our expectations.

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Andrew is the founder and editor of Primer. He's a graduate of American University and currently lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Primer on our About page. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.


  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Jay Lee

    Great post as usual! I have a profound gift idea for you. Kisetsu slim wallets! Nothing ruins the lines of a suit or blazer and makes you look more like a doofus than when your pockets are crammed with stuff – a wallet, a cell phone, keys, pens, etc.
    Carry less, Carry freedom kisetsu co

    The classic bifold reinvented. A feature-packed Premium minimalist wallet made with Full Grain Nappa Leather and Crazy Horse Leather.

  • Reply December 14, 2017


    Spelling error on “Epiphany” Les Paul. Should be “Epiphone”.

  • Reply December 15, 2017


    I’d like to go for the GoKart, but I think its more realistic to ask for the leather briefcase this year. Funny that this exact one made the list this year, its been on my wish list for months now 🙂

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