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Cheap Christmas Gifts for Men

Ratnashri Dutta
Not yet decided what Christmas gift to give the man in your life? A bit tight on cash? Here are some cheap Christmas gift ideas for men that are sure to help you decide better. You can choose any one of them, or even get an idea of your own to buy a gift for him that he will simply love.
Christmas has arrived, and still you have no idea as to what to gift some of the most important men in your life; your father, your husband/boyfriend, or your brother, or maybe even your best friend. There are so many options available in the market for gifts for men, but the problem is you are a bit tight on cash this time.
The money that you have been saving for this day is still not enough to get your dad that golf kit which he has been wanting for so many years. So what do you do? Relax! Because here are some ideas on cheap Christmas gifts for men, gifts which, trust me, the men in your life are going to love.

Cheap Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Here are some cheap Christmas gifts which you can buy for that special man in your life, be it your dad or your boyfriend, and they will cost you a mere nothing, if it's primarily the cost that you are bothered about.

Magazine Subscription

This is one gift that is very useful for an older man. If you need to think of a gift for your dad, elder brother, or any guy who is retired, then a magazine subscription is a perfect gift. Just make sure you choose the magazine according to his likes.
If he is into automobiles, then he would simply love an auto magazine subscription. For those who love their sports, a sports magazine subscription would be something that would bring the biggest smile on their face.


Most guys are into music. And this is the reason why a nice pair of headphones will be a perfect gift. There are times when they just like to sit by themselves and listen to some music, find new stuff, listen to each and every beat in a song.
A pair of headphones is ideal for such times. More often than not, this will be that perfect gift for him. And of course, you would know how much he is into music, right! So base your decision about this gift on that aspect.

Personalized Photo Frame

Get a really cool photo frame, click a picture of the two of you, and frame it. If the gift is for your dad, then you may have a picture of you as a kid with him, and add a few lines from the poem your dad loves or which he loved narrating to you. Frame and gift it to him.
If the gift is for your boyfriend/husband/best friend, then you can have a photo of two of you and pen down some lines from his favorite song or from both of yours favorite song, and gift it to him. When he sees this frame, especially your dad, he will have tears of joy in his eyes, and to him, this cheap frame will be more valuable than the costliest gift.

Office Table or Study Table Accessories

If you feel that office table or study table of your dad or brother or husband or boyfriend is rather bare, and it needs something to make it attractive, then go for table accessories.
There are a variety of pen stands or table lamps or book stands available in the market today. Choose something that is bright and colorful, and that will be of great use to the person you are giving the gift to. And if you are worried about the cost, then don't, because all of these come at a very low price.

Tool Box or Shaving Kit

Is he always fixing things around the house, and his toolbox is getting rather outdated? Then why not buy him a toolbox. Since guys consider themselves to be the fixer around the house, the handyman, a brand new toolbox for Christmas will surely make his day.
This is another great cheap Christmas gift for men that you can think of getting him. A shaving kit is also another good option for inexpensive Christmas gifts for men, as it is something that he will be using on a regular basis.

Books or Music

If you know his favorite singer or author, then get him a music CD or a book. Give them either a book, or a CD of the favorite director's movie, or even a collection of songs or poems by their favorite singer or poet.

Handmade Stuff or Home Cooked Meals

As they say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. That is so true! Cook him his favorite meal or take him out for a delicious lunch or dinner, and he is going to just love that.
You can also make him something which he can use all the time, like you can knit him a sweater, or maybe a scarf, you can also bake some of his favorite cookies or cakes, and feed him to his heart's content (of course keeping his cholesterol in mind).
You can also make a photo album carrying all the pictures of you and him, and write down something on it and decorate it using your imagination, and give it to him.

Winter Gloves/Jacket

He has been wearing the same pair of gloves for years now. This winter season, gift him a brand new pair of gloves, one that is comfortable and looks good too. He can wear it every time he ventures out of the house in the cold.
The best thing about this gift is that, he will be making proper use of it this winter, and maybe for years to come too. If he loves to cook, then grilling gloves too would be a decent gift for him. You can even pick up a hoodie or a jacket for him from a holiday sale going on right now.
These inexpensive Christmas gifts are the ones that are surely going to make him smile, and he will treasure them for a really long time to come.
Remember the story about a boy who did not have the money to buy a gift for his mother, and so he decorated an empty box and gave it to her, and said that the box was full of his love and kisses. That empty box was no longer empty for his mother, it was full of love, and hence it was priceless.
These cheap Christmas gifts are also priceless because the price tag attached with these gifts is your love and good wishes.