Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Goodies for Him Under $50

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It’s the one day a year you get to shower your mate with love, gifts and sweets, so step up your game and make this Valentine’s Day memorable. And no, conversation hearts aren’t an option
  1. An At-Home Brewing Kit

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    He can make artisanal beer right at home with this easy-to-use kit by Brooklyn Brew Shop.

    Everyday IPA beer-making kit, $40, BrooklynBrewShop.com

  2. A Utility Knife

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    This handy knife fits in his pocket, and the wood handle will patina nicely.

    Huntsman Swiss Army knife, $47, MoMAStore.org

  3. A Skincare Kit

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    Keep him in tip-top shape with this kit that includes body scrub soap, moisture treatment, hand salve and shave cream.

    Men’s Refueling Kit, $30, Kiehls.com

  4. An iPad Case

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    This retro case will bring him back to his childhood days.

    Etch A Sketch iPad case, $39, Staples.com

  5. A Bike Bell

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    It may not be able to tell his speed, but it’ll make his bike look cool.

    Speedometer bike bell, $17.49, PerpetualKid.com

  6. A Shaving Set

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    Add some style to your man's morning routine with this bowl, brush, shaver, soap and stand.

    Silver Plated 4 Piece Shave Set, $29, Target.com

  7. A Mini Grill

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    If he loves to tailgate, this bright grill has over 13 inches of grill space to fit several burgers, hot dogs or even an entire fish.

    Bodum Fyrkat grill, $50, Bodum.com

  8. A Fun Scarf

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    Perfect for weekend wear, this scarf will keep him warm and well-dressed.

    Pop-color Trim Scarf, $25, Gap.com

  9. Flannel Pajama Pants

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    These flannel pants are perfect for lounging (and borrowing when he's not looking).

    Merona Men's Flannel Pant, $12, Target.com

  10. A Candy Machine

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    Fill it with red hots or hot tamales for your man. Then just wave your hand, and motion detectors will dispense candy.

    Motion-activated candy dispenser, $20, SharperImage.com

  11. Personalized Apron

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    Give this gift to the cook in your life (and then politely ask to be served breakfast in bed).

    Personalized adult apron, $20, Williams-Sonoma.com

  12. Rocks Glasses

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    Spice up standard drinkware with these durable glasses.

    Hand printed rocks glasses, $42, Etsy.com

  13. An iPhone Case

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    Protect his phone with a cool wood case.

    Recover Wood iPhone case, $38, UrbanOutfitters.com

  14. A Tabletop Game

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    If he likes baseball and cornhole -- two classic American pastimes -- this is a win-win gift.

    Baseball desktop cornhole, $12, PerpetualKid.com

  15. Bacon Candy Bars

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    This savory gift set includes nine milk and dark chocolate bacon bars. Need we say more?

    Mini Bacon Chocolate Bar Library, $25, VosgesChocolate.com

  16. A Flannel Shirt

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    He can even wear this to a nice dinner out on the town.

    Flannel Sherpa-Lined Shirt Jacket, $35, OldNavy.com

  17. Dinnertime Dice

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    Can’t decide what’s for dinner? Just roll the dice. Your culinary-inclined man will like the challenge.

    What to Cook? dice, $20 for set of 14, ShopTwine.com

  18. A Leather Wallet

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    Upgrade his current wallet with this handsome brown-leather one.

    Leather magic wallet, $29.50, Jcrew.com

  19. Cuff Links

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    Any sharp-dressed man would love to wear these hand stamped cuff links to the office.

    Custom cursive cuff links by KeysAndMemories, $15, Etsy.com

  20. A Classic Movie

    Add a bit of nostalgia to his Blu-ray collection.

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, $17, Amazon.com

  21. Leather Flask

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    Your man can channel the Prohibition era with this pocket flask.

    Leather flask, $42.50, Jcrew.com

  22. A Whiskey Decanter

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    If he enjoys cocktails at home, pick up his favorite bottle of bourbon and this classic decanter.

    Square decanter, $29, PotteryBarn.com

  23. A Dartboard

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    It’s okay to indulge his frat-boy side every now and again -- as long as he has his own man room to display it in, of course. And by giving him a dartboard for Valentine’s Day, you officially secure the coolest girlfriend/wife title for the year.

    Unicorn Eclipse Pro Bristle Dartboard, $40, DicksSportingGoods.com

  24. A Watch

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    This lightweight and stylish watch is the stylish man’s best friend.

    Titanium 'Big Number' Mesh Watch, $20, Nordstrom.com

  25. Funny Socks

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    Cater to his playful side with these cheeky men’s socks.

    Popkiller men’s shark socks, $7, Amazon.com

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