There are stockings to be stuffed. That friend of a friend or a new in-law you don’t know super well yet. There’s also the fact that this year wasn’t easy on anything, including the wallet. For these reasons and more, we present gift ideas from trusted brands that all fall comfortably under the $30 mark. Gift freely, without going broke.
Stanley Classic Easy Fill Wide Mouth Flask
It’s tough to get more classic than a Stanley flask. This one holds eight ounces of the good stuff within its sturdy steel walls and comes with an easy-fill mouth and a cap that refuses to get lost.
Huckberry Fish Hook Key Ring
Simplicity defined, this matte black Fish Hook Key Ring has the standard split ring for keys and a smooth, low-profile hook that slips on a belt loop, pocket, pack, or belt but also fits neatly inside a pocket.
Yeti Rambler Colster
Forget the foam koozie with the palm trees, this one will actually keep a beer cold. With Yeti’s legendary vacuum insulation tech and a burlier-than-most construction, the Rambler Colster is designed to perfectly fit a cold can of beer.
The Whisker Dam
Keep his face fringe dry with this ingenious copper device that hooks onto the edge of any open mouthed vessel — from pint glass to lowball rocks tumbler — to protect the ‘stache.
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
Small and light, the Anker PowerCore can charge a smartphone up to three times. If you know someone who travels, works remotely, or has a tendency to wind up with a dead phone, they need this portable charger.
Duke Cannon Bourbon Solid Cologne
Multiple steps above a bottle of Drakkar Noir, this solid cologne from men’s grooming expert Duke Cannon is made from natural oils and beeswax with a natural scent reminiscent of a bourbon barrel in a go-anywhere tin.
MiiR Stainless Tall Boy Pint Cups
They look like tallboy beer cans but aluminum, these are not. Made from tough stainless steel, this two-cup set is perfect for gifting to someone you like sharing a beer with.
Square Trade Goods Big Sur Candle
If you know someone who’s been jonesing for some travel, but 2020 got in the way, give them a drive through Big Sur via their olfactory system. Smelling like ocean breeze and towering redwoods, this hand-poured candle hits the spot.
Gearward Keychain Duct Tape
Duct tape can fix anything — as long as you have it on you. This unassuming (and cool) keychain is loaded with 18 inches of Gorilla Tape and can be refilled with the same or with 24 inches of gaffer’s tape.
Whiskey: A Tasting Course
Know a budding whiskey enthusiast? Whiskey: A Tasting Course uses guided tastings to help develop the most important thing for a whiskey connoisseur to have: a palate to know what he likes and why.
Gerber Key Note Knife
Tiny but mighty is the name of the game here. The one inch blade on Gerber’s Key Note Knife can handle small cutting tasks and scraping duty, then folds up into a compact keychain-ready size.
KeySmart Key Organizer
The sleekest way to eliminate key jangle and thigh stabs is with KeySmart. The brand has since expanded to a wide range of EDC innovations — this is their original concept and it makes a welcome gift.
Porter Key Multi-Tool 2.0
Open a box, open a beer, cut some line, cut some twine. Porter Key looks like a regular house key but unfolds to reveal a sharp blade. Close it up again for a handy bottle opener.
Nomad Battery Cable 1.5m
This super robust lightning-to-USB cable has a Kevlar core and an in-line rechargeable battery that will give an iPhone one full charge. Nomad accessories are known for their utility, making this sale price one to nab.
Soto Pocket Torch
Turn any disposable lighter into a wind-proof torch with this ingenious device. With a flame that gets up to 2,300 degrees fahrenheit and the ability to actually extend the life of a lighter, this is a campfire-starter’s best friend.
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