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In our house, we refer to them as nernies – those small gifts that sometimes turn out to be the hit of the holidays. Now mind you, we’re not assuming that don’t want a few large Christmas gifts as well, so we’ve also got a really cool list of awesome gifts for your husband. But this is about affordably priced and downright cheap gift ideas to add to the volume under the Christmas tree, and his joy for the rest of the year.
Just for grins, we’ve decided that this list of small gifts for men should be basically small in size, and equally diminutive in price. Therefore, we’ve declared war on anything over twenty five bucks (except for one tiny misstep that’s just two dollars more). We’ve got tools, toys, and some slightly colorful ideas to let him appropriately channel his inner bad boy. With all of these fun ideas, you can buy an almost outrageous number of small gifts for your husband, without breaking your budget. There’s not a one item on this list of gift ideas that hasn’t been vetted with various husband advisors, so you can be certain they’re man tested and sweetheart approved. Here are our Top 10 Best Small Christmas Gifts for Your Husband.
1. E-TECHING USB Rechargeable Electric Hand Warmer
This portable pebble-shaped hand warmer does double duty as a device charger as well. Super handy for your hubby to carry anywhere, this nifty hand warmer is a perfect solution in cold weather. Double sided, with three heat settings, it can warm his hands fast in winter weather. With lightning speed heat up, it’s toasty in just three seconds. Plus, it features an automatic shot-off after just an hour, preserving battery life to charge his phone or other electronic device in case of emergencies. This small gift is a terrific Christmas present for the husband who likes to be outside in the chilly winter weather, and it would be a perfect stocking stuffer too. At less than $25, it’s also a nifty cheap gift idea. For those times when he needs even smaller hand warmers inside his gloves or boots, the HotHands Hand Warmers do an absolutely amazing job and last for up to ten hours. My honey always has a box of them handy for mountain biking and wood chopping. Zippo Hand Warmers are another popular choice for chilly outdoor days, and they’ll last for years of rugged use.
Buy the E-TECHING USB Rechargeable Electric Hand Warmer here.
2. Swear Word Coloring Book: The Jungle Adult Coloring Book With Sweary Words & Animals
This silly, sweary coloring book is the perfect opportunity for your hubby to channel his inner bad boy, in a totally creative and relaxing way. Filled with fun and vulgarity, this is a true coloring book that features elegant designs along with bad words. Coloring is a fabulous way to reduce stress and improve health, and if your sweetie is just coloring his favorite colorful words, he might not need to say them out loud. Complex patterns and imagery are for more experienced adult colorers, so once he’s mastered his first swear word coloring book, get him the more challenging and equally irreverent Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book. To create true works of art, we highly recommend a set of fabulous pencils like the Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, which come in small sets or large. If they are a bit too expensive, pushing you out of the realm of cheap Christmas gifts, a set of 50 Crayola colored pencils will only set you back about seven bucks.
Buy the Swear Word Coloring Book: The Jungle Adult Coloring Book With Sweary Words & Animals here.
3. Beeman Marksman Laserhawk Folding Slingshot
Don’t worry, he won’t shoot his eye out with this cool wrist rocket slingshot. This is the perfect toy for a big boy like your husband. Great for perfecting his target shooting skills, killing pesky squirrels or chasing off the neighbor’s obnoxious dogs and cats, this sling shot is dead-on accurate once he’s perfected his aim. Cheap Christmas gifts are hard to find, and at under ten bucks, you’ll give him hours of delightful play and fun. Eventually he’ll use this small gift so much that he’ll need to replace the rubber strap, so get him an extra and tuck it into his stocking along with some slingshot ammo. You can get all these gifts for your husband and still come in under $20. Amazing.
Buy the Beeman Marksman Laserhawk Folding Slingshot here.
4. Epiphany Outdoor Gear Pocket Bellow Collapsible Fire Tool
My husband loves to start campfires and I’ll bet yours does too. There’s something so primal (aka. caveman) about creating a big blaze that keeps his family warm and entertained. This mini pocket bellow is the perfect way to get even the most persnickety fire roaring in no time. The tiny telescopic hand tool can get his fires rolling with wet or dry firewood in minutes. Plus, it gives safe distance and keeps his face away from the fire when adding oxygen. If your husband loves to camp no matter what the weather, get him some Baddest Bee Waterproof Fire Fuses to ensure his fire starts in even the wettest conditions. If he’s more like Survivor Man, give him the 3-Pack of Credit Card Size Pocket Fresnel Lenses to start a fire anywhere there’s sun. All these fun fire starters are cheap Christmas gift ideas for all the men on your list this year.
Price: $11.69 (10 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Epiphany Outdoor Gear Pocket Bellow Collapsible Fire Tool here.
5. CO2 Inflator By Pro Bike Tool
When it comes to great small gifts for your husband, this awesome little bike pump will make him a hero in your eyes. Whether you both ride casually or competitively, punctured tires are just a part of the sport. Now your prince charming can fix your flat in a matter of minutes with this CO2 bike pump. It inflates a tube in seconds with with a 1-turn valve system. Control lever operation regulates the speed of CO2 release, for precisely controlled inflation. It comes with a twin valve head that threads onto either Presta or Schrader valves with no valve head switching needed. That’s a huge bonus. If your sweetie rides a lot, make sure he’s got a stock of spare CO2 cartridges stuffed in his bike pack, along with a good bike multi-tool.
Buy the CO2 Inflator By Pro Bike Tool here.
6. Fluke 1AC-A1-II VoltAlert Non-Contact Voltage Tester
Are you married to Mr. Fixit? If you answered yes, this small Christmas gift idea could save his life when he’s working around the house. Easy to slip into his pocket and keep handy at all times, the Fluke VoltAlert allows him to quickly test for energized circuits any time he’s changing a fixture, adding an outlet or doing other projects around the house. This non-contact voltage tester is super simple to use. He just touches the tip to a terminal strip, outlet, or supply cord. When the tip glows red and the unit beeps, he’ll know there’s voltage present. Another tiny tool that’s essential for even the simplest of jobs, from hanging a picture to leveling your freezer, is the IRWIN Tools Pocket Level. At less than seven bucks, it’s sure to become on of his favorites in the shop and around the house. For dead on accuracy, like when you’re having your honey help you align shelves or multiple art pieces on the wall, the Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level is a steal of a deal at just $13.98
Buy the Fluke 1AC-A1-II VoltAlert Non-Contact Voltage Tester here.
7. AMIR Smartphone Camera Lens Kit
We sometimes wonder if the advances in our smartphone cameras are going to overtake more traditional cameras for their “always at the ready” ease. When you add a set of lenses to enhance the outcomes, you really up the ante. We think your husband would love this set of smartphone lenses that let him explore his creativity shooting spur of the moment Instagram images or capturing your family adventures on the weekends. This cool set includes three high quality lenses – a 0.4x Super Wide Angle Lens, a 10x Macro Lens and a 180° Fisheye Lens. These high definition lenses reduce glass flare and ghosting caused by reflections. Exceptional on demand photography has never been so easy. And the fact that you’re actually getting three small gifts for under twelve bucks is literally, amazing. If your sweetie really gets into the game, get him the Acuvar 50 Inch Aluminum Smartphone Tripod to make sure his images are crystal clear.
Buy the AMIR Smartphone Camera Lens Kit here.
8. Men’s Two Tone Leather Stainless Steel Push Lock, Wrap Bracelet
Not all guys are game for jewelry gifts, but this cool two-tone men’s leather bracelet is a great small Christmas gift that he’s going to love. The two bands of braided blue and brown leather are finished with an uber-cool stainless steel clasp that stays securely fastened. We also thing the Men’s Black Ion-Plated Stainless Steel and Leather Wrap Bracelet is a really good looking choice and it’s also under twenty bucks. Be sure to check out all our favorite men’s bracelet choices for lots of manly options at affordable prices. If you’re looking for cool cuff bracelets for your sweetie, find them here.
Buy the Men’s Two Tone Leather Stainless Steel Push Lock, Wrap Bracelet here.
9. Chanvi Windshield Cover
Don’t be fooled by the picture. We’re not suggesting you buy your husband a Volkswagen this year. What we are suggesting is that you save your sweetie a winter’s worth of scraping ice and freezing cold hands to begin his day. If your hubby gives you the garage and parks his rig outside, this awesome windshield cover protects his windshield from frost, snow and sun too. It stays in place, thanks to six powerful magnets that hold it down even in the windiest weather. It also features security flaps that can be tucked into the car doors so it can’t be easily stolen. Another cool feature of this windshield cover is that it also comes with protective side mirror flaps to keep them ice free as well. If your husband drives a larger truck or SUV, you’ll need an appropriate size cover. We recommend the Car Windshield Snow Cover By Mak Tools as the perfect gift for him.
Buy the Chanvi Windshield Cover here.
10. Taiy Fitness 5-in-1 Portable Gym
If your husband has a hard time finding a place to workout without running to the gym or health club, get him a set of home gym equipment that he can use any time and anywhere. This nifty five-in-one portable gym set includes all the fitness gear to get in great shape, and after the holiday food fest, you know that’s going to be one of his New Year’s resolutions, right? This portable home gym equipment can be used for slimming, toning, flexibility, balance, and building muscular strength, power, and endurance. Hopefully he’ll want to share this set with you too. This comes complete with resistance bands, a chest expander, push up station, ab roller, door anchor, and foot pedal. At under $20 it’s less than a one month membership at any health club and there’s enough equipment included that you can both work out together. Because this equipment is so portable, your husband can always pack a few pieces to take on the road when he travels for work.