While we’re well aware that giving a gift isn’t about how much you spend, trying to find something that the guy in your life will appreciate for under £50 can be taxing. What do we buy for the boys? Another tie? Some socks?
Guys are notoriously difficult to shop for but even if you’re operating on a shoestring budget there are plenty of items he’ll love this holiday season and beyond. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, brother or significant other, we’ve picked the top gifts every man will want. What’s more they promise to be kind on your wallet and look like they cost you a whole lot more.
Sandqvist Dow Slim Tan Leather wallet £45, Urban Outfitters
Pep up your chap’s back pocket with this minimalist wallet from Swedish brand Sandqvist. With a classic-tan leather outer layer, and three-slot holder inside, it makes for an uncomplicated, functional yet super-stylish gift that will hold all his essentials.
Adidas Seeley shoes £49.95, Adidas
For self-confessed sneaker-heads there’s only one real option but rarely can you find a pair of kicks for less than £50. Enter Adidas’ Seeley shoes. Inspired by the classic Gazelle, they’re built with lightweight canvas, a rubber outsole and are finished with printed camo detailing.
Valentino Uomo EDT £47, Boots
The same goes for fragrance, which can give your bank balance a hit but, for someone who loves their lotions and potions, opting for an eau de toilette is your best bet. Our favourite it Valentino’s Uomo which is super soft and smoky with hints of coffee, hazelnut and leather.
Austin Army Socks backpack £50, Eastpak
Backpacks are one of the most useful bit of casual luggage that most men are guaranteed to appreciate. With a classic, heritage design this one from Eastpak is perfect for weekend escapades or the commute to work.
Carhartt WIP x Klean Kanteen Bottle £34, Carhartt
Never has drinking on-the-go been so stylish. Specifically built to eliminate the need for plastic bottles this stainless steel version is the perfect gift for any style and health-conscious man. The high performance design keeps drinks hot for up to six hours and iced beverages cool for 24 hours.
Jason Mark Premium Shoe Cleaning Kit £16, End Clothing
An absolute must for any footwear enthusiast this shoe cleaner is one of the most sought-after on the market. The set includes a bottle of Jason Markk shoe cleaner – which can clean up to 100 pairs of shoes – and a handcrafted, wooden-handle cleaning brush.
Casio Gold Digital Vintage Style Watch £40, Asos
You can’t go wrong with an understated time piece especially from cult brand Casio. This gold, stainless steel watch will finish off any look perfectly from weekend to office attire. It’s designed with digital movement, a stopwatch, backlight and date function.
Tan Popper Overshirt £35, Topman
For the style-conscious, pick an item crucial to a man’s winter wardrobe, like an overshirt. This will guarantee versatility and a gift that he can make the most of beyond Christmas Day. Overshirts are great for layering and this tan option is a steal; it fits with a classic collar, popper fastening and is made from 100 per cent cotton.
Beard trimmer BT5050 £49.99, Braun
For guys that like to take their grooming to the next level, Braun’s beard-trimmer offers serious precision. It has two trimming combs with 25 settings that span lengths of 1mm-20mm. It’s also fully washable for easy cleaning and gives you 50 minutes of cordless shaving time.
Votive Candle Set £34, Malin & Goetz
For the man that has everything, male-appropriate candles are a great way to give him something that not only smells good but looks good on his bedside table too. Malin & Goetz have packaged together three of their best-selling candles – Rum, Vetiver and Tobacco – to create the perfect sampling mix.
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