You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that there are gifts you can buy for men for only $5. Some of the gift ideas are quirky, while others are actually quite tasteful. Don't let the price tag scare you - there really are presents he'll enjoy that don't set you back a bundle.
Clothing and Accessories
While it's not easy to find articles of clothing for $5, it isn't impossible either. Even upscale department stores mark down many clearance items to $5, or even less. Tee shirts are one such item. Holiday clothing, like ties, can also be bought for a song in the weeks following Christmas and Halloween. Ball caps, cool socks and even boxers are ideas you may also consider.
Pick up a metal desk caddy for just $5 from a discount store. Another idea is to purchase five desk items at your local dollar store. These can include a pencil sharpener, highlighter, pencil holder, pocket calendar and a note pad. You can even find tasteful desk lamps on sale in hardware or home improvement stores. Calculators are usually appreciated since they come in handy, no matter what the occupation. For instance, your real estate guy may appreciate having one within reach just as much as the construction worker figuring linear feet or pricing, or the student working on that calculus problem.
Just for Fun
In the quest for $5 gift ideas for men, remember to include the fun, the zany and the humorous. For the overgrown prankster in your life, you can buy a whoopee cushion. For the man who needs a distraction at the office once in a while, you can give him a hand held electronic game such as tic-tac-toe or poker. Don't overlook those gas station finds. Lighters aren't just for smokers and are usually prominently displayed at the counter in various shapes, characters and sizes. You can even find chocolate roses or the old standby: scented car fresheners.
The old wives' tale that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach has a measure of truth to it. The guy on the go may enjoy a gift certificate to a fast food joint on his way to work or while driving to an appointment. You can take advantage of the $5 meals many diners offer or tuck a gift card for coffee in his pocket on the way out the door in the morning.
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