Men’s gifts for under $50

Last Friday night I was at a friends house having one or two glasses of wine to wet my whistle and listening to some music, when IT came on. I am of course referring to my favourite Christmas song, ‘All I want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey. It was officially the first ‘Mariah’ of the silly season. Since we’re amongst friends, I don’t mind saying that it’s the first of many…

I just love Mariah Christmas, it has to be my most favourite time of year. The food, the drinks, the catch ups and of course the gifts.

Even at 29 years old, I still get giddy about giving and receiving presents, there’s no civilised waiting until after Christmas lunch at our house, I’m more of a wake up at 6am open my eyes and tear open the wrapping paper kind of girl.

But back to the giving, I have quite a large family and a few years ago we decided that it just makes sense for the adults to do a secret santa. Our limit is $50 so you still get quite a nice gift but without the not so nice dent in your bank account!

Each time we would draw the names out of the hat I would be praying to holy Oprah that I didn’t get one of the boys, its not that I don’t like buying them presents, its just that boys like weird things and I find them extremely hard to buy for. Give me one of the girls and I think I do a pretty good job, but for the fellas? I got nothing…

Since meeting Mr twist I like to think I have more of an idea of what men do and do not like but still, boys are always my present buying stumbling block and I figure they might just be yours too.

After extensive research I’ve rounded up 7 different gift ideas for men under $50, I’ve tried to include a bit of everything.

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1.Golf craft automatic putting aid – $29.95 
2. Luminous Portable Bluetooth Speaker L5 – Black – $29
3. Nintendo Amiibo Figure 30th Anniversary Mario – $17
4. Gentleman’s hardware trusty pen knife– $34.95
5. Adidas sport essential shorts -$45
6. Jag Bifold wallet- $49.95
7. Blaq cuff links- $34.95

 

For the sporty guy- It’s all in the hips…The golf putting aid is a hit for home or turning his office into something that would rival Harvey Specter.

The Music Guy- The portable blue tooth music player, because music is better when its portable.

The Inner child- ‘It’s a me Mario’, who wouldn’t love hearing that one liner quoted 30 times Christmas day?

The Bear Grylls wanna be-  You know, so he can hunt and gather for the woman folk.

The Gym junkie- He be up in the gym just working on his fitness. (I think that might just be the first ‘Fergie’ of the season too)

The Ive probably had my old wallet for 10 years guy- Helps hold his pennies and many, many receipts.

The corporate guy- When its time to suit up, these cuff links will fool everyone into thinking he’s an upstanding member of society.

So how did I do? Hopefully some of these get your shopping mojo started, if not I hear men love socks, lots of socks… hehe

Just incase you havn’t had your first ‘Mariah’ yet, here you go!

What about you, do you do secret santa in your family?

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