106 Gift Ideas for Guys Who Have Everything: Most Under $100!

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Gifts for men that men actually want, organized by price.

The older you are, the harder it is to ask for gifts. If you want or need something that’s reasonably priced … you’ve probably already purchased it. If there’s a big-ticket item you’ve got your eye on, you probably don’t feel comfortable asking for it. You’re self-sufficient, and proud of it.

‘Tis the season for gift-giving and receiving, however, and it’s important to remember that gifts are an opportunity for people in your life to express how much they care. It’s gentlemanly to suggest things that will mean something to you.

Don’t expect any help from traditional men’s gift guides. Most are a useless mish-mash of trendy overpriced, unrealistic, and plain weird things editors *think* look cool on a page. I don't know about you, but I'm not in the habit of spending a grand on gifts for every man in my life.

So we’ve created a practical gift guide for practical guys with 100 suggestions for gadgets, essentials, apparel, and household upgrades – items you probably don’t have, but could definitely use. Many are cheap, cool, or practical, but all of them great to have. Pretty much everything was selected because it’s useful year-round, not just in December.

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Gift Ideas for Men Under $30

a handheld vegetable and fruit peeler

OXO Good Grips Y-Peeler

Stop using a potato peeler on your Old fashioneds: Get serious about your cocktail garnishes.

a car cigarette lighter decorative button labeled fire missiles

Fire Missles Car Cigarette Lighter Button

For the Bond fan in all of us.

a brushed aluminum oil sprayer can being used to spray oil on food on a grill

Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer

Control your oil usage with style using this sleek brushed aluminum oil sprayer. A healthier, economical, and environmentally friendly choice for your kitchen.

an issues of motoring journal next to a watch and kettle

This isn't just any magazine – LA-based The Motoring Journal is a coffee table essential, striking a delicate balance between magazine and book, filled with beautiful photography and an appreciation for taste. If you're in Los Angeles, enhance your experience by visiting their complementary coffee shop, a unique space where the passion for vehicles is as rich as the coffee served. It's a classy, small gift idea for any man who digs machines on wheels and artful shots.

a rechargable plasma lighter with whistle and lanyard

Rechargable Waterproof Plasma Lighter with Whistle and Lanyard

The future of lighters don’t even use fluid OR flame, this plasma lighter withstands water and wind.

werewolf party game

Werewolf: A Party Game for Devious People

Unleash the cunning strategist within at your next game night with this engaging party game for devious minds.

slant tweezers

Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer

Achieve precision grooming with this professional-grade stainless steel slant tweezer that will last you forever.

a roll up puzzle mat puzzle keeper and storage

Roll Up Puzzle Mat with Drawstring Bag

Keep your puzzle pieces in place and your adventures on the go with this roll-up travel puzzle mat.

Primer Approved logo over coffee being poured into tri tone mug

Crafted by the masters of Japanese minimalist design, Kinto mugs aren’t just about function; they’re a statement in style and sophistication. Perfect for the man who appreciates the blend of retro elegance and modern functionality, this mug is an essential upgrade for a refined daily coffee ritual. And if he's like most men with mugs, this under $30 gift idea will stay with him for life.

a brass key ring with a set of three keys

Craighill Brass Keyring

A minimalist and functional solution to a jumbled pocket.

bristle free grill brush for grill cleaning

Bristle Free Grill Brush

That dirty old thing that looks like an ancient worn toothbrush? Time to upgrade.

how to make the best coffee at home coffee book

How To Make The Best Coffee At Home

The internet’s favorite java expert gathers his expansive knowledge into a countertop compendium.

a battery organizer with tester

Battery Organizer with Built-in Tester

Get your junk drawer sorted.

a slingshot

Ka-Bar Sweet Move Slingshot

Launch into fun with this modern take on the classic slingshot, designed for precision and handcrafted for quality.

a 6 in one folding utility knife

6-in-1 Folding Utility Knife

Not only can it be opened with 1 hand, it’s got a screwdriver, wire stripper, belt clip and limited lifetime warranty.

a keychain utility pen with stylus, ruler, and screwdriver functions

5-In-1 Keychain Multi-Tool Pen

Primarily, this is a durable keychain pen, but it also features a ruler, stylus, 2 screwdrivers and is TSA-compliant.

set of two premium crystal lowball negroni glassware tumblers

Negroni Cocktail Glasses

Low, wide, and handsome, your favorite cocktail just got an upgrade that looks much more expensive than it is. Read why we use different cocktail glasses.

Primer Approved logo over a pair of colorful socks on a beige background

Anonymous Ism, a distinguished Japanese brand, excels in creating socks that you'll actually want as a gift. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship and use of premium materials, these socks are a perfect blend of durability and style.

Anonymous Ism

Primer Approved logo over a power drill with a brush attachment next to gift wrap

Just like a power drill revolutionized screwdriving, Drill Brush does the same for cleaning – effortlessly blasting through grime and dirt. These tough, drill-mounted brushes are available in different stiffnesses and are a game-changer for any cleaning task. It's a cheap gift idea he didn't even know existed but will find himself using over and over.


a stoneware planter with saucer and swiss cross design

Creative Co-Op Stoneware Planter with Saucer

I like having plants around, but I can’t say there are too many pots that feel like they add to the room.

hardshell gadget and electronic organizer

Hardshell Gadget and Travel Organizer

Upgrade your travel dopp kit per our recent guide with this clever repurposing of a gadget organizer.

a stovetop espresso maker

Iconic Stovetop Espresso Maker

The Bialetti is a classic Italian standard bearer for home espresso without the machine.

spy coin for concealing micro SD memory card

Hollow Kenedy Half Dollar Spy Coin

Keep your secrets safe with this cleverly disguised spy coin, where covert meets currency.

ice cube tray for large etched ice cubes

Etched Ice Tray

Even cheap booze can look nice.

silicone custom ice mold

Custom Cocktail Ice Cube Tray

Or, take it up a notch and personalize every home cocktail with the initials of the expert barkeep (you).

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Irwin Vise-Grip Locking Pliers, Set of 2

The holidays are the perfect time to build up a toolbox, especially with more specialty tools that you’re able to otherwise get by without but make a huge difference if you have them.

a digital smart scale with app sync and bluetooth

Wyze Smart Scale with Bluetooth

New Year resolutions are coming – if you’re going to fight the battle, give yourself tools to make it easier to track.

a portable magnetic charging bank

Belkin Wireless Magnetic Power Bank

A magnetic extra battery for your iPhone, right when you need it.

hand poured vegan candles with national park label design

National Park Candle

Vintage outdoorsman-inspired candles that smell as good as they look on a desk.

a smart LED light backlight for television

Smart LED TV Backlight

Ultimate movie mood activated.

Gift Ideas for Men Under $50

Primer Approved logo over leuchtturm notebook and pen with handwriting that says big notebook for big ideas and the pen is engraved with the authors name

My go-to notebook and workhorse pen, both from Leuchtturm1917. I upgraded to a larger Moleskine-style notebook over a year ago and love the space for teasing out thoughts, being able to connect ideas, and keep projects in sight within a page spread. The Drehgriffel No. 1 gel pen is solid and minimalist without caps or pocket clips to get in the way, plus it's great as a gift since it can be personalized.

rechargable LED lantern

Energizer Rechargeable LED Lantern

There’s never enough light when you have to get up and under something around the house.

set of 12 black matte pencils

Blackwing Matte Pencils, Set of 12

Used by famous writers and artists, these pencils are renowned for their smoothness and durability.

a brass keychain with hook to hook to belt

The Keyhook in Raw Brass

Improve the aesthetics of your EDC with minimalist and handsome alternative to a cheap keychain.

cast iron reversible grill and griddle

Cast Iron Reversible Grill and Griddle

Bring the greasy spoon experience to your own kitchen, no late night trips required.

A signed copy of the book The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail and two negroni beverages

Signed Copy of The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

Written by the founder of WM Brown magazine, an affordable gift with the flair of being signed by the author.

a short sleeve shirt arnold pump club graphic

Arnold’s Pump Club Shirt

Appreciation for the big man himself.

an acacia wood valet storage tray with various small handheld items

Personalized Wood Valet Tray

Everyman has junk, junk needs a home. Make it a pretty one.

a retro inspired design alarm clock

Newgate Brooklyn Alarm Clock

A mid-century alternative to the ugly digital one we’ve been holding on to since high school.

a compact personal pizza maker

Grilled Personal Pizza Maker

A little cast iron pizza oven that goes right on the grill.

a man wearing athletic jogger drawstring waist pant and athletic shoes

New Workout Pants

Upgrade something you use but hate paying for.

a pair of tactical work gloves with touchscreen capability

Mechanix Wear: M-Pact Covert Tactical Work Gloves

Almost 25,000 reviews give these work gloves a hard-working seal of approval.

a spirit tasting kit with four crystal liquor glasses and a wooden serving tray

Spirit Tasting Flight Kit

Whether you don’t like choosing just one for yourself or you’re creating an experience for a guest, a tasting flight is the best way to learn about whiskey.

Primer Approved logo over beardbrand facial hair scissors

Refine your grooming with Beardbrand Trimming Scissors, a tool I've relied on for years for precise clean-ups and trimming. These scissors, featuring Japanese-made stainless steel blades, are perfect for detailed work on beards, mustaches, eyebrows, and sideburns. Compact and exceptionally sharp, with a hardness rating of 55–56, they're your go-to for maintaining a well-groomed look, effortlessly trimming those pesky hairs with precision and ease.

a water resistant tactical all purpose bag

Magpul Water Resistant Tactical Bag

Great for storing or stowing when you don’t want the contents to get wet.

a brass ballpoint gel pen

Brass Sport Ballpoint Pen

A modern gel pen that looks like a heritage tool.

a double layer bento box style meal storage container

Dual Layer Bento Box

Get serious about packing your lunch. Read more in our guide to lunch boxes for the modern guy.

a magnetic wooden block holding magnet friendly items

Mag-Blok Magnetic Holder

Form and function: An aesthetic and convenient way to store your tools and knives.

a corduroy and denim trucker style hat

Made in USA Trucker Hat

Made in LA from San Diego fabric.

a shutter button for phone to hold like a traditional camera with bluetooth

G Grip

A removable camera grip and shutter button for your phone.

an electric boot shoe dryer

Electric Boot Dryer

For men who call the elements home.

a gaming headset with microphone

HyperX Cloud Stinger – Gaming Headset

Improve your college buddy catch up games with one of the most recommended gaming headsets.

Gift Ideas for Men Under $100

brass lighter sleeve

The Lighter Sleeve in Brass

The benefits of a cheap lighter with the refinement of an heirloom.

a compressed electric air duster cordless

Compressed Air Duster

Is it just me or is compressed air insanely expensive for what it is?

set of two beverage glasses with custom message and etched map

Personalized Hometown Map Glass Set

Get one for yourself or a set for everywhere you’ve lived.

Primer Approved logo over a bottle of green spot irish whiskey

Something consumable that's nicer than what you normally get for yourself is one of the single best gifts for men who have everything. Green Spot is an Irish Whiskey with a high reputation among aficionados yet still flies under the radar. If you're a fan of Redbreast, give it a try. Read our complete modern man's guide to Irish Whiskey or our list of the best whiskey's under $100. (Spoiler, this one is on it.)

a maple wood cutting board

John Boos Prestige Maple Wood Cutting Board

The most famous name in cutting boards.

fine leather passport wallet leather cover

Fine Leather Passport Wallet Cover

Likely something you’ll have until you have no more trips left in you.

extension cord reel with power outlets

Extension Cord Reel with Power Outlets

Gifts that make life less aggravating are the ones that keep giving.

a weighted cooling blanket

Weighted Cooling Blanket

I've had my generic weighted blanket for years, and rave about it to anyone who will listen.

Primer Approved logo over aesop aromatique room spray

Aesop Room Spray

Aesop’s room sprays are my favorite way to scent a room before guests come over.

Himalayan pink salt plank with holder and with assorted meat and vegetables on the salt plank

Williams Sonoma Himalayan Salt Plank with Holder

I had a steak served on a sizzling one of these at a fancy spot, such an easy way to up the flavor and the presentation.

a dog eating from two personalize dog bowls

Personalized Pet Bowl Kit

The pooch can have great style too.

a steel pasta maker machine

Imperia Pasta Maker Machine

Described as the “Bialetti Moka Pot of pasta makers”: Italian made and considered a staple by many Italians.

Primer Approved logo over 3 in one phone charger charging iphone, airpods, apple watch

The Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 is where aesthetics meets swift charging. With MagSafe technology, it powers up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods rapidly, all while sporting a sleek design that enhances any desk or nightstand. It's the perfect blend of function and style, ideal for the tech-savvy who appreciate both efficiency and elegance in their everyday gadgets.

a person holding a manual coffee grinder

Manual Coffee Grinder

When getting into making better coffee, one quickly finds out that a consistent grind is almost more important than the quality of beans.

a vegan leather desk mat

Orbitkey Desk Mat

A sleek workspace upgrade; its clever design, featuring a magnetic cable holder and document hideaway, makes desk organization both aesthetic and practical​

a timex wristwatch

Timex Harborside Coast Watch

A budget-friendly watch makes a great gift for a guy. Read our full review of this handsome dive-inspired timepiece.

an air purifier

Levoit Air Purifier with Night Light

This clever little device is not just about cleaner air; it's a silent guardian in your room, whisking away pollutants and odors while maintaining a serene atmosphere.

synthetic fill sleeping bag

Kelty Synthetic Fill 20 Degree Backpacking Sleeping Bag

A 3-season compressible, mummy-style haven with a roomy footbox and a stash pocket, ensuring warm toes and your essentials close by on your outdoor escapades.

a usb microphone

Logitech Blue Yeti USB Microphone

Whether you're a content creator or just want to look like with better audio in Zoom meetings, the Yeti is a regarded starter.

electric rice cooker with food steamer basket

Tiger Rice Cooker with Food Steamer

You might be surprised at how important using a great rice cooker can be to make easy, restaurant-level meals.

a magsafe productivity kit

MagSafe Pro Full Kit

This modular system allows you to easily attach MagSafe gear like your phone, tablet, or lights to the edge of your monitor.

a bulova moon watch next to photos from the nasa trip

The Bulova Lunar Pilot Watch holds a unique place in horological history as one of only two watch brands ever worn on the moon – and unlike its Omega counterpart, it's surprisingly affordable. This timepiece is a tribute to the Apollo 15 mission, offering a blend of celestial history and precision engineering at a fraction of the cost. Shown here on a third party gray strap, it's an ideal choice for watch enthusiasts who value both the story behind their wristwear and the practicality of a well-priced, high-quality timepiece.

ring video doorbell

Ring Video Doorbell

Give the gift of not having to get up from the couch when a salesman rings the doorbell.

an external solid state drive storage device

Rocket Nano External SSD

Smaller than a credit card and costs less than a C-note.

a cocktail smoker kit

Glass Topper Cocktail Topper with Optional Torch

An effortless touch of bar-side drama, instantly upgrading their cocktails with a mesmerizing smoky spectacle.

Gift Ideas for Men Under $200

a leatherman multi tool

Leatherman Multi-Tool

With a rich history dating back to 1983, Leatherman tools have earned the respect of adventurers, DIY enthusiasts, and professionals worldwide, backed by their 25 year warranty for added peace of mind – impressive for something designed to be beaten.

an outdoor slipper boot

Greys Wool Outdoor Slipper Boot

Like a bathrobe…but way more functional.

a ribbed scarf

Taylor Stitch Baby Yak Scarf

Similar to cashmere but the undercoat is shed naturally each spring, meaning no shearing.

a pair of deerskin and wool gloves

Hestra Deerskin & Wool Gloves

Finding gloves that look good with nice clothes but also keep your hands warm is a surprisingly difficult job.

two pickleball paddles and balls

Jumping into Pickleball or upgrading your game? The Vatic Pro Carbon Fiber 16mm is your ideal ally, blending control and power with its unique thermoformed technology and carbon fiber surface. And for the aspiring pro, the Volair Mach 1 Julian Arnold Signature Paddle, with its pro-developed design and bi-directional carbon fiber, ensures top-notch performance and spin. Both paddles are a surefire way to elevate your game, whether you're just starting out or aiming for the pros.

conical burr coffee grinder

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Widely considered the entry-level option, this quality electric grinder provides an even ground.

a leather billfold note sleeve

Apex Note Sleeve

Designed to prioritize slimness, this wallet features pre-molded, stitchless construction and a magnetic closure.

a small flashlight with a belt clip, pouch, case, and usb cable

Fenix PD36R Rechargeable 1600 Lumen USB-C Tactical Duty Light

Crafted from durable anodized aluminum, this flashlight is highly respected in tactical, outdoor, and EDC communities for its powerful 1600 lumen output and convenient USB-C fast charging.

a utility wagon for hauling

Gorilla Cart 600 lb Capacity Wagon

Every boy needs a wagon, and when he's older he needs one that can keep up with the work.

a vehicle dashboard camera

Garmin Dash Cam

1080p resolution, voice controls, and car monitoring while away.

a mechanical watch movement building kit

Seiko Mechanical Watch Movement Kit

For the watch-loving engineer, this kit includes tools, movement, and build guide.

water pressure washer

Electric High Pressure Washer

Those deck stains don't stand a chance.

fully automatic stereo turntable

Audio-Technica Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable

A no-fuss, minimalist-designed player that doesn't try to look like it's from 1960 like most budget options.

man wearing a flint & tinder hoodie in the desert

Upgrade their everyday wear with the Flint and Tinder 10 Year Hoodie, an ideal gift that combines practicality and style. It's a long-lasting, American-made staple, featuring a durable cotton-poly blend and backed by a 10-year repair guarantee, making it a thoughtful and lasting gift​. Read and see more in our review.

Primer Approved logo over a smart LED light bulb color ambiance kit

Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit

Take control of the lights in your home with one of the original smart home lighting platforms.

a bowflex adjustable dumbell

Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbell

Busy guys need a way to workout at home without garage space for a squat rack.

a large memory foam dog bed

Casper Memory Foam Dog Bed

For the selfless Dog Dad, this is an upgrade to his best friend's slumber station.

a theragun deep tissue massage gun

TheraGun Prime Deep Tissue Massage Gun

The OG in athlete-focused self-massage devices.

Primer Approved logo over a briefcase tote and backpack 3 way carry

3-Way Briefcase

A thoughtfully designed bag that transforms from messenger bag, to briefcase, to backpack effortlessly. I've had one for years.

binoculars with pinsensor

Golf Rangefinder High Precision Binoculars

Now he'll have no excuse for exaggeration.

Gift Ideas for Men Over $200

a beginner telescope

Celestron AstroMaster Newtonian Telescope

This telescope brings the night sky closer, featuring a 130mm lens for clear celestial views, an adjustable tripod for stability, and beginner-friendly elements. Ideal for starting stargazing adventures

a cigar humidor case

Case Elegance Military Glass Top Cigar Humidor

Humidors don't have to look like 19th century furniture.

an oura gen smart ring

Oura Smart Ring

One of the most discreet smart wearables you can get, and impressively tracks sleep stages (including light, deep, and REM sleep), heart rate variability, body temperature, activity levels (including steps and calories burned), and readiness score, which assesses your overall readiness for the day based on sleep and activity data .

apple watch fitness tracker

Apple Watch Series 9

The Series 9 features a brighter display (up to 2,000 nits from 1,000 nits), a new S9 chip with 30% faster performance, improved on-device Siri processing, a faster Neural Engine, and increased storage capacity (up to 64GB from 32GB), making it a substantial hardware and functionality upgrade.

go pro hero and accessory kit for range video and photo

GoPro HERO12 Black + Accessories Bundle

Capture stunning adventures, known for its exceptional video capabilities, modular platform, and stability.

a sound bar stereo

Sonos Beam Sound Bar

Some argue sound is more important than impressive picture, nowadays that doesn't have to mean a 9 piece home theater.

a remote controlled drone

DJI Mini 2 SE Drone & Remote

A beginner's drone with a host of impressive features like return-to-home, foldable design, and under 249g.

a four player arcade machine with riser and stool

X-Men 4-Player Arcade Machine with Riser and Stool

A 4 ft recreation of one of Chuck E. Cheese's best, with 3 games and 17″ LCD screen.

a portable bluetooth projector with speaker

Xgimi Portable Projector with Speaker

Regularly quoted as one of the best affordable portable projectors, this one can run on battery for 2.5 hours and has Android TV built in.

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Andrew Snavely

Andrew founded Primer in 2008 and brings 15+ years of men's style expertise. Known for his practical, relatable approach to style and self-development, he has been a recognized speaker at conferences and has styled work for top brands. Off-duty, he loves photography & editing, and enjoys road trips with his dog, Leela. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, educated in DC, and living in LA for nearly 20 years, Andrew's diverse experiences shape the relatable and real-world advice that has helped millions through Primer. On Instagram: @andrewsnavely and @primermagazine.