The best cheap gifts for men

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The best cheap gifts for men
A great men's gift doesn't have to be expensive. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Finding a great gift for the special man in your life doesn't have to break the bank. Many times, inexpensive gifts are just as great and thoughtful as those that cost much more. Try to find a gift that you know he will use and appreciate, as opposed to one that is more expensive or visually appealing, as most men tend more to enjoy gifts they can use than decorative presents.

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Sports Gifts

There are numerous inexpensive gifts that are perfect for men who also happen to be sports fans. If he is in to playing certain sports, such as golf or tennis, tennis balls, golf club covers, or golf balls make great cheap gifts. If he is a fan of a certain sports team, get him sports paraphernalia such as posters, T-shirts, or key chains that feature his favourite team. You may also be able to find him cheap tickets to watch one of his favourite sports teams play. If he is a sports fan of his children's sports, get him a button, T-shirt, or picture frame that includes a picture of his children in their sports uniform and a phrase such as "Number One Fan," written on it. These items can be custom made at a variety of online retailers and photo shops.

Alcohol Gifts

If you are buying a gift for a man who likes alcohol, get him some alcoholic beverages or paraphernalia as a nice cheap gift. Purchase him a six-pack of his favourite beer or a sampler case of a number of different exotic beers he can try. If he prefers a type of liquor, purchase him a small or a large bottle, depending on your budget. Drinking mugs, cups and shot glasses also make great gifts, and there are several retailers that also specialise in personalising these drinking glasses. If he loves a certain brand of beer, you can get him posters, hats, or key chains that feature that beer's name on it. Accessories such as beer-bottle openers, martini shakers and corkscrews also make great alcohol-themed gifts and are all inexpensive.


If you're purchasing a gift for a movie buff, movies are an inexpensive gift he is sure to love. Buy him a copy of a movie he likes, wants to see, or that you think he will like. Include a bag of popcorn and a beverage with the movie and put it in a decorative basket for an at-home movie-night kit. If you are able to sew, you can also sew him a nice soft blanket to put in the basket, that he can snuggle up on the couch with, and the supplies to make the blanket can be purchased at a craft store for a low price. You can also get him movie passes so he and a friend (or the two of you) can go together to see a movie he's been wanting to see.

Clothing and Accessories

Many men appreciate clothing and accessories just as much as women do, and these items do not have to be expensive. If he has a sense of humour a funny T-shirt makes a great gift; you can purchase these at online retailers or local joke or novelty stores, or you can make your own T-shirt with a funny saying on it at a speciality shop or website. Ties also make great gifts for businessmen, who can always use another tie to add to their wardrobe, and many quality ties can be purchased for an inexpensive price. If you're buying a gift for an athletic guy, athletic shorts, running socks or sweatbands are also great inexpensive gifts.

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