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Gift Ideas for Men for $10 or Less | Cool Budget Presents for Husbands, Uncles & Dads

Updated on February 8, 2014

Fun & Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers for Him

Most people find buying presents for men quite challenging, especially on a strict budget, so I've listed plenty of choices here for under $10. These inexpensive products are ideal as stocking stuffers as well as small individual gifts, and I've tried to pick a range of fun and useful items.

I've displayed conventional options such as mugs and key rings along with more creative ideas like reaction training balls to make sure that a wide variety of tastes are catered for.

I hope you find the gift you are looking for!

Image credit: Amazon (see below for info).

Swiss+Tech Micro-Max 19-in-1 Tool

How many tools can you fit into a key ring? 19 apparently! As a result of clever design, this impressive collection of tools folds down into a small and compact shape, suitable for keeping in a pocket or purse. I reckon any practical guy or gal would appreciate this cool gadget as a gift.

Swiss+Tech ST53100 Polished SS 19-in-1 Micro Pocket Multitool for Camping, Outdoors, Hardware
Swiss+Tech ST53100 Polished SS 19-in-1 Micro Pocket Multitool for Camping, Outdoors, Hardware

This handy product is built from solid stainless steel and contains an array of tools including: 2 hex wrenches, 6 screwdrivers (3 flat and 3 Philips heads), wire crimper, cutter & stripper, drill, rulers, bottle opener and pliers. Quite an assortment, especially for such an affordable price.

A very popular product on Amazon, it provides everyday convenience, with many tasks being able to be undertaken with the tools, including tightening screws, opening bottles, filing nails and making holes in a belt. Very versatile, and fun to play with!

Limited lifetime warranty also included.


MagnoGrip Magnetic Wristband

This magnetic wristband is a quality product and would make a great present for any DIY enthusiast or woodworker especially. It's extremely practical and helpful - like having an extra hand!

MagnoGrip 311-090 Magnetic Wristband
MagnoGrip 311-090 Magnetic Wristband

Embedded into this wristband are strong magnets which are more than capable of picking up and holding a variety of screws, washers, nails, nuts and other small iron or steel items.

The size of the band ensures that it doesn't get in the way whilst you're working, and would prove to be indispensable when undertaking home improvement projects - no more nails held between the teeth for a start!

One size fits all.


DC Comics Superman Socks

Along with neck ties, socks (usually Wallace & Gromit themed!) were the gift I most frequently gave to my dad for birthdays and Christmases. Novelty socks have long been a traditional gift for guys and you can find all kinds of patterns available, including these awesome Superman ones:

DC Comics Men's Superman Costume Crew Sock with Cape
DC Comics Men's Superman Costume Crew Sock with Cape

These socks are cool enough without the cape, but then you add the cape and they're super duper cool! Ideal for men who are big kids at heart, these fun socks are bound to get a few laughs.

The material is comfortable and soft, and the colors are vibrant. You can also find socks in similar designs to these if you aren't a Superman fan; including Batman and Captain America.

Will certainly make him smile :)


Manly Man Soap in a Gift Tin

You don't often find soap aimed at the male market, but I think that this product definitely fits the bill - especially with the creative, vintage-style packaging. Also, the scent is musky and there aren't any pink bows, sparkles or florals anywhere to be seen!

Manly Man Soap-100% Natural Skin Care Bar. Scented with Essential Oils. One 4 oz Bar in a Handy Travel Gift Tin. Great For Men, Workout, Muscle, Exercise Lovers.
Manly Man Soap-100% Natural Skin Care Bar. Scented with Essential Oils. One 4 oz Bar in a Handy Travel Gift Tin. Great For Men, Workout, Muscle, Exercise Lovers.

This artisan soap is made in the USA from 100% natural ingredients such as olive oil and coconut oil, so you can be sure what is being used on your skin.

The tin (apart from being amusing and rather cool), also makes it really easy to take the soap to the gym or on holiday.


SKLZ Reaction Ball - Baseball Agility Trainer

This product is slightly over the $10 budget but I wanted to include it anyway as I think it would be a top choice for any sports person - especially those with a keen interest in baseball.

Great Moustaches Mug

According to Confucius, "A man without a moustache is a man without a soul." If you know somebody who agrees with this sentiment and sports a fabulous mustache, this mug would be a perfect choice of gift!

Great Moustaches Coffee Mug - History's Finest Facial Hair - Includes Twain, Einstein, Chaplin and More
Great Moustaches Coffee Mug - History's Finest Facial Hair - Includes Twain, Einstein, Chaplin and More

On the side of this mug is a selection of 15 numbered mustaches belonging to famous people - although one of the pictures is actually Frida Kahlo's unibrow!

All of the owners of the facial fair are listed on the bottom of the mug so you can match up the 'tache to the person.

The mug itself is cream in color and has a fun vintage style.


Goodyear Silver & Black Travel Mug

This travel mug is definitely styled as a rugged men's product, with the tire effect band in the center. Very well suited to mechanics and guys with an interest in cars.

Goodyear Kleen Maid 00589 Silver/Black One Size Travel Mug
Goodyear Kleen Maid 00589 Silver/Black One Size Travel Mug

This insulated mug is a durable product with a distinctive automotive theme, and is great for keeping your tea or coffee warm on short trips.

The outer is stainless steel, and the rubber section and shape make it really easy to grip and hold.

Basically, it's quite manly!


Mr Bar B Q Stainless Steel Smoker Box

A smoker box is used to infuse meat with a wood flavored smoke to give it extra depth. The way you do this is by first soaking some wood chips* in water for half an hour, then draining off the excess water and adding the chips to the smoker box and attaching the lid. The box is then placed directly over the heat source in a grill and heated on a high setting until the chips begin to smoke. The temperature is then readjusted to what you need for the cooking, and the meat is put on the grill. The lid of the grill is closed whilst the meat cooks, which traps the smoke inside and soaks into the food. The slower the meat is cooked, the smokier you can make it. Yummy!

* As an extra tie-in gift to give along with this smoker box, you could also include a bag of flavored wood chips if you wanted.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Stainless Steel Smoker Box with Lid
Mr. Bar-B-Q Stainless Steel Smoker Box with Lid

This an ideal beginner's smoker box and it's lots of fun to experiment with by using different wood chips, meats and cooking temperatures to discover what combination produces the best tasting meat.

The box itself is stainless steel and has small holes all over to let the smoke escape. The rich smoky flavor can be added to not just meat, but also vegetables.

A brilliant addition to any BBQ enthusiast's collection.


Norpro Meat Thermometer

Highly useful gadget for cooking and barbecuing, this thermometer measures the temperature in the center of the meat. It could also be used as a joke gift for people who always burn food on the grill!

Norpro 5971 Meat Thermometer
Norpro 5971 Meat Thermometer

This thermometer is high quality and accurate, meaning that you can cook meat perfectly every time. Also, the dial features a meat cooking temperature guide to make it even simpler to use.

Stainless steel, easy to clean, and really helpful for any cook to have.


Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set

This set is super value and contains everything necessary to recreate a traditional wet shave at home. A brush shave is fun to try to feels nice on the skin.

Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (2.5 oz. Soap, Bowl, Brush)
Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (2.5 oz. Soap, Bowl, Brush)

What you will receive with this set:

- A bristle brush made with 100% boar hair.

- A ceramic bowl with an attractive 2-tone effect.

- Hypo-allergenic deluxe shave soap containing a large percentage of moisturizers such as Shea butter and Aloe Vera.

Apart from the razor and some water, this is all that is required for the ultimate close shave.

A great starter kit that might convert the recipient to old-school brush shaving from now on!


Jack Daniel's Whiskey On Water Glass

This whiskey glass is an officially licensed Jack Daniels product so it's nice quality, and makes great use of the fact that whiskey floats on top of water. Certainly a neat way to drink a shot, and it would be an enjoyable gift for whiskey drinkers.

Jack Daniel's Whiskey On Water Glass
Jack Daniel's Whiskey On Water Glass

This blown-glass product allows you to put water into the bottom section and then pour whiskey straight on top, with both liquids staying separate - a good trick for a party!

If you want to add a chaser, coke and sodas can also work as the bottom layer of the drink.

A cool and unusual shot glass.


Greenlee 6-In-1 Multi-Tool Screwdriver

This multi-purpose screwdriver is bound to come in handy for any homeowner, and everyone knows that guys like their tools! This product is just really great value considering the build quality and the range of 6 tips included.

Greenlee 0153-42C Multi-Tool Screwdriver, 6 in 1
Greenlee 0153-42C Multi-Tool Screwdriver, 6 in 1

The 6 included bits are precision-machined and consist of 2 flat, 2 Philips and 2 hex tips. These are the types and sizes that are most popular and commonly used, so to have them all at-hand is particularly convenient.

The handle itself has a cushioned grip for greater comfort and overall it's a very durable tool that should be a staple in any guy's toolbox.

Lifetime limited warranty is provided too.


Crazy Moose Hat

If you can't buy a ridiculous novelty hat at Christmas, when can you buy one!?

So if you know someone with a sense of humor or a strange taste in hats, then I'm sure you'll be able to find a suitable design online to make them laugh.

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