Budget Friendly Gift Guide for Men.

Every year my husband is an absolute sod to buy for, like most men in my family. They never seem to give anyone any idea on what they would like to find under the tree come Christmas morning. It’s quite frustrating. I’m sure there are only so many Lynx sets and socks they can tolerate. So I have scoured the budget friendly corners of every shop and department store to curate a list full of gifts that will suit any hard to buy for man in your life. Whether he is likes going to the gym, loves chocolate or in need of a good tee, we have the gift for him.


I think the most obvious idea for Christmas is clothing. Whether its pyjamas, socks or a simple t-shirt you can't really go wrong. Just make sure that you get the right size, the last thing you want to do is make them feel bad with a t-shirt that is too small or too big. My husband is pretty picky when it comes to his clothes. But I guess being with him for over ten years you could say that I have got to know his style a little and I have found the perfect t-shirt for him that I know that he will love. This Lyle and Scott Mini Square Dot Pocket Polo will be great for those causal looks but can be styled for a smarter look with chinos for a date night.

Trainers are always on my husband's wish list for Christmas and its always good to get something that you know that they have had their eye on. So when we did a spot of Christmas shopping the other day we found a pair of these Adidas Pace vs Nubuck Mens Trainers in Navy and in size! A simple and stylish look that is perfect for everyday wear, crafted with a simple nubuck upper with tonal stitched detail teamed with a two tone striped pull tab to the heel. My husband normally takes a size 12 or 13 in trainers and stores never seem to stock them so we usually order them online so it made a refreshing change to get our hands on them in store. 


You can't really go wrong with a razor? It's something that they need and can never have too many of them. Just like this Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Chrome Edition Razor which features 5 anti-friction blades for a shave you barely feel, and a chrome effect handle that lets you shave in style. With FlexBall technology, ProGlide responds to contours and gets virtually every hair. You could even get a subscription for them like this great one with The Personal Barberr.

Aftershave is always a great choice and you can cater to all types of budgets. But perhaps get him something that he hasn't tried before and after a handful of those spritz cards I decided on a little luxury with this Prada Black with dry musky Amber set off with frothy Patchouli and Coumarine, with hints of Bergamot and Angelic slowly builds and crashes with seductive, masculine energy. For Fathers, Grandfathers and Uncles some Old Spice is always something the mature man likes and I got a lovely Old Spice Whitewater gift set for my Dad that includes a deodorant spray and an aftershave. 

This O’Keeffe’s gift set would make a lovely gift for those who have working hands. My husband uses his hand as an engineer on a daily basis and he is always getting some kind of cuts and grazes. So this year I thought that I would look into getting something for his hands and came across this gift set. There are so many different gift sets available but I really like this one because it includes O’Keeffe’s Working Hands, O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet and lastly some O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair. 


Gadgets, let's face it guys love their gadgets! My husband tries to keep fit and one thing that he is really interested in getting is a fitness tracker, he has a watch but finds it far too heavy and not very practical when active. This Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Wristband is the perfect choice as it's super lightweight but he will be able to track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity and stationary time. Automatically track activities like running, sports and aerobic workouts, then see exercise summaries in the Fitbit app. It will also let him know when he has calls and texts, Flex 2 vibrates and the discreet LED display flashes colour-coded lights. I also like the fact that the Fitbit flex 2 is the first swim-proof device from fitbit, meaning it is water resistant to 50 meters. 

For those days at the gym or at football ION8 Leak Proof Water Bottle in the 1000ml size will be the perfect companion. Open these drinking bottles with one hand, and lock them closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. Made from BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic TRITAN. This versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash and suitable for hot or cold drinks. And with various colours and sizes available, you’re sure to find something that suits your lifestyle among the collection.


Can you even call it Christmas if you can’t over indulge over the festive season? Food, chocolate or sweets are always a winner when it comes to getting my husband a couple of stocking fillers or small gifts for under the tree. As you will know we are big Haribo fans in this house hold and so this Haribo Hamper is the perfect gift idea for my husband. Featuring a merry mix of sweet treats, the HARIBO Hamper makes the perfect present to unwrap on Christmas morning. Bursting with choice, this sweet gift includes something to suit all tastes with sweet and sour Bear Buddies, Squidgy Strawbs, Jelly Beans, Balla Stixx, Chamallows and delicious Dummies Z!NG. What’s not to love.

Chocolate! Yes, always. These sumptuously smooth and luxurious ranges of bars from Conscious Chocolate are pieces of chocolate on another level making these cute bars the best gift for the men in our family. Conscious chocolate is the first raw began chocolate brand in the U.K. Each bar of Conscious Chocolate is expertly blended by chocolatiers with special essential oils, herbs and spices to enhance the overall experience. We tried 'The Dark Side' which is a Rick Peruvian cacao and a touch of sweet vanilla making this the perfect pairing. What says Christmas more than the sweet smooth taste of chocolate accompanied by the citrus of oranges or tangerines? That's why this ‘Orange & Tangerine’ bar was by far our favourite.  Conscious Chocolate have a festive 'Peppermint' too which is rich and creamy but has a clean and refreshing finish. Personally its such a great way to indulge after dinner or to munch on whilst watching Netflix. All Conscious Chocolate bars are handmade and all the packaging is plastic free, recyclable and home compostable. The inks are all made from vegetable inks and with a water-based varnish.

Something that you wouldn’t necessarily think about for a gift this year is a magazine subscription, but not just any old magazine subscription. A gift subscription is a monthly reminder for your friends and loved ones to look after themselves and look out for others. Happiful contains a wide range of features, interviews, actionable advice and true stories. Should you wish to include Happiful to your gift list this year, Happiful are pleased to be offering 50% off 6 and 12 month subscriptions. The specially-priced gift subscription can be purchased here. The discount code is HAPPYXMAS19 and the price is £24 (+ p&p) for 6 months or £48 (+ p&p) for 12 months.

So if you're tight on a budget, buying for the men in you life may seem even more difficult that usual. But fortunately for you, we have covered most areas when it comes to gifts and I really hope that our budget friendly gift guide for men inspires you, even a little. 

~ Some of the products featured in this post have been kindly gifted to me, but all thoughts are my own. ~


  1. I'll just have the chocolate, please!!! And thank you! #KCACOLS

  2. Some lovely thoughtful ideas here - & you can't go wrong with chocolate! #KCACOLS

  3. Love all these ideas! My husband can be tricky to buy for, but I know that a chocolate is always a good option! #KCACOLS

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