Shopping for the style-forward guy can be difficult for a few different reasons. First, you have sizing to deal with. It can be hard enough trying to figure out what fits you – but a friend or family member? Good luck. Then there is the issue of style. Will they like what you pick? Is it up their alley? And finally – price. For better or worse, we live in a world in which a simple t-shirt from the right designer can set you back more than a car payment or your monthly rent does.
So to help with all three of these issues, we put together a list of great gifts for the stylish guy in your life for under $50. Whether you’re looking for great skin products, a solid tie, or fun items for everyday carry, we have them all in our list below. Take a scroll through and see for yourself – worst-case scenario you’ll come across something that’ll give you a great idea.
The Dark Knot Winsted Blue Silk Tie
On the hunt for a great tie? Consider this one from The Dark Knot. The brand has set itself apart from others on the market by producing quality 100% silk ties that feature an attractive, thick knot thanks to the wool and cotton interlining. And to top it off, these ties come in a handsome box, with recommendations for matching attire, that are a joy to open Christmas morning.
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Richer Poorer Theo Socks
Yeah. We get it. Men’s socks are supposedly not a cool thing to gift during the holiday season. But the essential clothing item has only gotten that reputation because of how boring they can be. This pair from Richer Poorer (or really any pair from this So-Cal brand) are just about the furthest thing from a snoozefest you can get. Check them out in four different colors.
Hanz De Fuko
Hair product isn’t just for the fairer sex. This dry matte finish styling wax is purpose-built for men and even preferred by the likes of David Beckham and James McAvoy. It provides a gritty earthy look that adds both volume and texture.
Men and Style: Essays, Interviews, and Considerations
This book on fashion by David Coggins goes much further than just providing rote ‘do’s and don’ts’ of menswear. Instead, Coggins dives deep into the broader context that informs popular styles and outfits by studying the history of men’s style and talking to contemporary tastemakers.
Rudy’s Shower Starter Pack
Staying clean doesn’t have to be boring. This American-made set from Rudy’s comes with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and four shower bombs to keep the man in your life smelling fresh and feeling even better.
Gallantry Orbitkey 2.0 Canvas
Walking around with jingly keys is an annoying problem, but not an unsolvable one. This tool from Orbitkey keeps up to 7 keys tucked away in a sharp, leather-reinforced sheath for easy carry in or out of your pocket.
Richer Poorer Crew Pocket Tee
Hunting for simple, American made men’s basics? Richer Poorer’s crew pocket tee is worth considering. Made from 100% cotton in Los Angeles’ famous garment district, it boasts an attractive look and a classic fit.
Maxx & Unicorn Money Clip
Not keen on the classic wallet? Max & Unicorn’s brass money clip is worth considering. The solid brass clip was hand cut and bent right in Brooklyn, New York and will develop an attractive patina over time after continued use.
Bradley Mountain Large Valet Tray
Shopping for the kind of person that always has to spend an extra 5 minutes before running out the door searching for their wallet or keys? Help them out with a valet tray. This one from Bradley Mountain is made with an oiled and waxed vegetable-tanned leather and assembled in San Diego with copper rivets.
Timex Acadia NATO Strap Watch
On the hunt for a beater watch? This 40mm timepiece from Timex is worth consideration. It features a resin case that holds a clean face with military time and three hands that are driven by the accurate quartz movement. And of course, because it is Timex after all, it boasts the famous INDIGLO Night-Light for easy legibility at night.
Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Wrap Bracelet
Watches aren’t the only thing worth wearing around your wrist. This leather wrap bracelet from Polo Ralph Lauren is a fun accessory purpose built to develop a rich patina over time. It pairs well with light or navy shirts and jackets.
Filson Ribbed Wool Beanie
If anyone knows how to make a great wool cap it’s Filson. The brand has been in Seattle since they first opened their doors way back in 1897. This particular beanie is made from a rib-knit soft wool fabric that traps heat and looks great either out in the woods or on the town.
Buck Mason Pima Curved Hem Henley
This henley from Buck Mason is a real favorite in the office. Not only does it feature an attractive cut, but it’s made right here in the US of A with domestic materials.
Higonokami Friction Folding Brass Knife
Looking for a unique knife for everyday carry? This one from Nagao Higonokami is among our favorites. It boasts a 3.5-inch blue paper reverse tango blade that deploys from a 4.75-inch brass handle. As attractive as it is useful.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
When it comes to great sneakers, you can’t get more classic than a clean pair of Chucks. This low-top version of the famously versatile canvas sneaker is great for paring with a pair of chinos, jeans, or shorts.
20 Best American Made Clothing Brands
Looking for some more inspiration for holiday gift giving? Check out our rundown of the best American made clothing brands.