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Inexpensive and Unusual Gifts for Men

Updated on August 27, 2011

Unusual Gifts

What Do Men Want

In times of gift giving, if you are anything like me, you'll find it baffling to figure out what men want. What could we possibly get them that they would like? What the heck do we get these men who already seem to have everything? Sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect gift idea that says “I appreciate you”.

Instead of racking your brain wondering what we could possibly get our beloved men instead of the tacky tie, why not consider some unusual gifts that they will truly appreciate.

Unusual gifts are sometimes nothing more than getting them what they least expect. Unusual gifts for men are best given with careful consideration to who a man is deep down. It is worthy to consider their interest and passion to find an ideal gift that is full of fun and pleasure.

If you are looking for gifts for him that are not easily found in gifts shops then today you're in luck! I've compiled some great suggestions for unusual gifts that are expressive and easily win the heart of men. These unusual gifts will show that you put special thought into your purchase. Let's take a look:

Inexpensive and Unusual Gifts for Men

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A mini fridge is a cool way to keep drinks and snacks cold while at the computer. It is an unusual gift that is small enough to sit right on his desktop. Help keep the men in your life organized. They will appreciate it.

The men in your life will love this!. They can keep this inexpensive little keyboard right on their lap while at home surfing in the dark or game playing. Its size and illumination make it just perfect. It is great to take on the road, too!

This interactive Star War game is the closest thing to having a real light saber and when men see a light saber lookout, it is instant love! A customer reviewed voted this the best toy of the year, if not the decade. If this looks interesting to you, I would suggest buying your man one today! These are selling like hotcakes!

This is a fabulous gift for the meat lover or jerky connoisseur. The men in your life will love this cooler filled with the most flavorful, fresh and by far the best beef jerky he'll ever have. Furthermore ladies, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!

This is a practical and lighthearted book for guys who have questions but are afraid to ask.  This book offers advise on everything from "how to eat a crab",  tips on cars, rules of sports and games, and even the proper way to burp a baby!  Help the men in your life sail through unfamiliar social settings with little or no effort!

These are great books for the golf lovers.  Go ahead and get them all 3 and make those men extra happy. If you don't give them 501 excuses they will find it anyways.

For the coffee lovin guys try the Coffee of the month! The Coffee Tasters club invites you to enjoy the finest and freshest gourmet Coffee from around The world! Travel to Central America to find the smooth, balanced taste of Nicaraguan coffee or explore the depths of Africa to discover the exotic flavor of Malawi coffee.

A Travel Poker Set is a very ideal gift for men.  They can take their favorite poker game anywhere and be able to keep track of their winnings with good quality poker chips in this All In One Professional Poker Chip Set.

A personalized pub sign is a unique and unusual gift for men.  This is just one idea of a pub sign but these unusual gifts come in different designs and styles and themes such as a racing pit-stop, a tiki lounge, sport's pub, a beach bum's bar, auto mechanic's garage and so many more.

The Philips Skype Travel Phone is an unusual gift for men on the go.  They can use this phone wherever they are to call any other Skype user for free.  It comes with a full key pad, an LCD screen for viewing contacts, call status, Skype voicemail alerts, and more.  The perfect travel companion comes in a handy travel pouch.

I hope these suggestions have helped you find unusual gifts that are perfect in showing your love and appreciation to the men in your life and that will further build upon those relationships!

Truth BeKnown

After publishing this hub I received a google alert of the top unusual gifts for men. I couldn't resist the update!

This gift is for all the bad bad men out there and the gadget loving guys! This is what the men want: The Lovely Trixie Dixie Pole Dancer! She is great for work. Plug her in. Not only does she boogie, she will sit on the desktop like a pet and will be the envy of the office. Watch out for the boss, he may steal this unusual gift away!

NoteTrixie has been declared the winner

Say What? Beer Goggles?

And Yet Another... Big Thanks to hubber Peter Dickinson for this very Unusual Gift for Men

With beer goggles, the men in your life will be the life of the party. These goggles are perfect for any event. They are fun to wear to a beer tasting event, brewery tour or even to their girlfriends or mother-in-laws. One customer wears beer goggles while riding his motorcycle. What more could the beer drinking man want.

What Does He Want?


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    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Great blog, the best gifts for men is got to be gadgets. Here is were to find the latest gadgets for men

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      Laurie Longo 

      8 years ago

      ? To see truly wonderful one of a kind Gifts for Men, CLICK HERE:

    • catherinenbrooks profile image

      Catherine Brooks 

      8 years ago from Santa Rosa, CA

      I would love to buy mini keyboard... it looks amazing. nice hub, voted up!!!


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      9 years ago

      Your is unusual but I find it really interesting especially the mini refrigerator. I'm considering buying that one. Great hub.

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      nikitha p 

      9 years ago from India

      I like this hub because you give me a gift idea for men.

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      9 years ago

      Really cool gift ideas...I was looking for these unique gift ideas and I got it at a big thanks to you:)

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      Roy Miller 

      9 years ago

      Nice suggestions. But we men like gadgets more than any other thing. You may give us the new ipad or some other slick gadget.

    • frogyfish profile image


      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      Thanks for some useful tips for 'the guys'. I want the fridge for myself however. Maybe I could get myself an 'unbirthday' gift, with something else from your list for his birthday...? I just might try that!

    • couponalbum profile image


      9 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

      Great gift suggestions! Great job!

    • earllyan profile image


      9 years ago

      I'd suggest ties - they are inexpensive and practically useful... I've checked out this site a few weeks ago and was happy of what I saw...

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks rackjaCK for the visit. Will check out the pendant. :)

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      10 years ago

      you can also give a personalised name on rice pendant, it is her name or any message written on a single grain of rice, and a beautiful pendant is made out of it, see it to believe it, even I did not believe it till i saw that people can really write on a single grain of rice. Got mine yesterday, it arrives in about 7 days. but the girl loved it, so worth the wait

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks Enelle, I love the little fridge too. Not only would the guys love it the girls will too. Thanks for visiting.

    • Enelle Lamb profile image

      Enelle Lamb 

      10 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Wow some great ideas in here...I absolutely LOVE the little fridge...might just have to get that one! I know my guy would really get a kick outta that :D - thanks Dottie!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      So quicksand, do you want one of each?

    • quicksand profile image


      10 years ago

      Gifts for men? Gimme! Gimme!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks Betsy for visiting!

    • Betsy Baywatch profile image

      Betsy Baywatch 

      10 years ago

      Great Hub!Thanks for sharing these great gift ideas!

    • diamondrose1 profile image


      10 years ago from Australia

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you scottaye73. I appreciate that!

    • scottaye73 profile image


      10 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Good hub Dottie, I'll have to show someone I know your work here! ; )

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Charia, I'm glad you liked the mini fridge; it is so cute and I want one too!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out unusual gifts for our men!

    • Charia Samher profile image

      Charia Samher 

      10 years ago

      I am always problematic when thinking of what to give to my meticulous husband, as I may know the things that he want but don't know if he will like the quality or the price or the design, but sometimes even if I know he don't like what I just gave, he still makes me feel that he appreciates it so much. Nwayz I just love the mini fridge, it's so cute. Thanks for the nice list.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you hawkes for checking these unusual gifts out and commenting. You're much appreciated.

    • hawkes profile image


      10 years ago

      Well done, most of these are good - some of them only appeal to certain men with those particular interests of course, but the majority of them are things I think most guys would really enjoy receiving from a woman!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Zsuzsy. I'ts nice to see you. I'm happy this gave you some ideas for the men in your family. Take care.

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Dottie I finally got around to reading your hub. This is another great hub with great suggestions. A couple I will have to look in to for my son and son-in-law.

      Greetings Zsuzsy

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi Santoion, I didn't know why you would leave that comment so I read your profile and now understand why. Thank you! I believe that YOU are Great, too!

      Flamingoes - Thank you!

    • flamingoes profile image


      10 years ago from Mumbai

      These look like some really good gift suggestions!

    • santoion profile image


      10 years ago

      I believe that YOU are Great !

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      klmagpayo, I have to agree with you 100%. The things that my grown children remember most from their childhood are the things that didn't cost a cent. Thank you for your comments.

    • klmagpayo profile image


      10 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Great gift suggestions! Thanks for the post. Though, personally, I still think that the best gifts are the ones money can't buy -- but which usually requires time and effort ;) Still, thanks for the gift ideas!!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Benson, I can't help but picture you loading a mini fridge with livers, kidneys and other organ-izational stuff, lol.

      Thanks for link to doctors health tips. I'm going to check that out right now. Take care!

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      Benson Yeung 

      10 years ago from Hong Kong

      Thanks Dottie1,

      I'll make sure my wife reads this, especially the mini fridge.

      Dr Benson Yeung,

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks Dolores, I like the minifridge too. I'd like one of those to put near the pool. I'd pack a lunch and drinks and stay out there til the sun sets.

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      Dolores Monet 

      10 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I could not believe the minifridge, I've never seen one that small, it was so cute! Great ideas, Dotti!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi no body - My husband never knows what to say either. I'll have to show him your comment. What a nice thing to say to your wife. She must be one lucky gal. Thanks for the visit.

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      Robert E Smith 

      10 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Some men are so sofisticated. I was raised not getting presents of any kind. When my wife asks me what I want for my upcoming b-day I never know what to say. So I always say the same thing. I want you in a bow and nothing else. That's what I always get and I am as happy as a bug in a rug. Good suggestions though.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Lgali..

    • Lgali profile image


      10 years ago

      Great list..nice hub

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks Melody for mentioning the gifts that your husband loves receiving. I really love the collectible toy idea!

      rhythmnation, thank you!

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      10 years ago

      this is doooope!

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      Melody Lagrimas 

      10 years ago from Philippines

      Great husband loves receiving tools too, and collectible toys.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      I'm glad I could help terrowhite. Thanks for stopping by.

    • terrowhite profile image


      10 years ago

      Nice and unusual collection of gifts!

      Your ideas provided really solve my problems.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Hahaha Peter, Trixie Dixie the little pole dancer is definately a favorite and unusual gift. Thanks for the visit.

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      Peter Dickinson 

      10 years ago from South East Asia

      Some good ideas but maybe I am just a bit different. The skpe phone perhaps....the little pole dancer definitely. Thanks for the hub.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Purple Perl for stopping by and adding the nice comments!

      compu-smart, I can testify you being a good boy this year. Santa will be happy to bring you a nice surprise!:D

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      10 years ago from London UK

      Hi Dottie,

      I know it's early!, but i have asked Santa for a Zippy EL-620 Mini Keyboard as It would be really helpful to me and I have been very good this year!!..So far so good!:D

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      Esther Shamsunder 

      10 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Great gift ideas that really are truly unusual!

      Congrats Dottie for being on top with this excellent hub!:)

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      I love your idea G-Ma of the rack for hanging pots and pans.  I have a friend who has one in her kitchen and I always wished I had one.  It's such a fun and unique way to keep those pots and pans organized.  Hugs and Peace back to you!

      Thanks sciencewithme for another great idea for unusual gifts for the men who love their beer.  Thanks for stopping by.

      Thanks C.S.Alexis for the nice comment.  I appreciate your visit and the thumbs up.

    • C.S.Alexis profile image


      10 years ago from NW Indiana

      You really did a great job putting this hub together, thumbs up to you Dottie!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I really thought the small refrig was cool...pun inttended...Great job my dear...One BD I gave my EX a rack to hang the pots and pans on, He is a great cook...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks sammyaddams for appreciating this hub.

    • sammyaddams profile image


      10 years ago

      Fantastic hub you have clearly put a lot of work in to it.

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Wow, what are you all talking about? Blogging about it? thumbs up, congrats on winning? Thanks K@ri, Princessa, Blondepoet, and Teresa for raising my curiosity. I'm on my way to check link and things out! hmmmm......

    • Teresa McGurk profile image


      10 years ago from The Other Bangor

      These are great ideas -- I'd like the Skype phone, myself. Congrats on winning most popular hubmob topic -- well deserved and original piece.

    • blondepoet profile image


      10 years ago from australia

      Dottie these ideas are just brilliant, these are things I honestly never would have thought of,a huge thumbs up from me

    • Princessa profile image

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      Hi Dottie, this is so good that HubPages is blogging about it:

      Well done!

    • k@ri profile image

      Kari Poulsen 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      Wonderful ideas, and I had to laugh when I saw the last one! I don't think I should buy it for my Dad, although I know a couple of guys who would like it. Doubt if their wives would approve any more than my mother!

    • Dottie1 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Guidebaba, VioletSun, Ripplemaker, and yash24 for checking out the unusual gifts for men.  Hope you ALL had a very Happy Easter!

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      10 years ago from india

      Great gifts. You have lighten the tension to think about the gift. THANKS

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I enjoyed shopping through your hub Dottie. I know exactly what to give him. Oh wait, I have to look for a him yet. LOL Kidding aside, I know the men in my family (my dad and my 3 brothers) might want some of these stuff like the mini fridge, keyboard, star wars light saber game and the travel phone LOL

    • VioletSun profile image


      10 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Dottie: The Star Wars Light Saber game is the perfect gift for my mate. LOL! Good tips!

    • guidebaba profile image


      10 years ago from India

      Nice Collection of gifts Dottie.


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