This is a list of frugal, useful things to give a man. It is not pretty things, or really fun things, or the cheapest things. Many of them will save money and if you don’t want to waste money on something frivolous, or your man gets a kick out of pinching pennies, then this is the list for you.
You can make a lot of useful and cute things, like air/car fresheners, fleece car duster, organizers, a tool roll up, hot pad, a case for his favorite gadget, fire starters, beer or wine, etc, that he then won’t have to buy.
These item links all go to Amazon, and are affiliate links. Originally I did not have Amazon links, because I did not want to commercialize this list. But then I wanted to link anyways to show what I was talking about and what prices you might pay. And sometimes people just don’t have time to hunt around, but appreciate when I make it easy.
*$10 or under
Good quality belt
Heated blanket or better yet, heated mattress pad
Reusable bags for sandwiches* and lunches*
Unpaper/fabric paper towels (pretty ones on Etsy)
Rechargeable batteries with slow charger for large batteries and fast charger for small
Solar or crank flashlight
Tools – Hunt thrift shops for some sturdy, quality tools like they don’t make any more
Rubber stamp with return address on it
Wallet size magnifying glass*
Eyeglasses or sunglasses case*
Family portrait (barter for a photographer’s services)
Metal, glass, or plastic water bottles
Spout topper for a mason jar, for hand soap
Straw topper for a mason jar
Neat gifts to DIY
40 Hot Homemade Gift Ideas: For the Men in Your Life from Crunchy Betty
A Frugal Man’s Christmas Wish List from The Simple Dollar
Handmade, Homemade Frugal Holidays Gifts for Men, Men, Men MMMMMMMMen from Katidids Creations
Homemade Gifts for Men from About.com Frugal Living
DIY Handmade Gifts (not food) Pinterest Board
DIY Handmade Gifts food Pinterest Board
* Also see our Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar – RACK Printables, Cover Photos, and Links OR
A Crunchy Baby Registry: 34 Things You NEED (or should make) Before Baby Comes
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