Frugal Gifts for Men

Looking for a frugal gift to please the man in your life? One of these ideas should do the trick.

A Safety Razor

Safety Razor
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Three-blades, four-blades, five-blades – shaving has gotten complicated and costly. Rescue the man in your life from all the hoopla by buying him a good quality safety razor, and his blade cost will go down to as little as 17 cents each! Buy from Amazon

A Shaving Brush

Shaving Brush
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A good shave starts with a cake of shaving soap and a nice boar bristle shaving brush. Pick up a new shaving set for your guy, or shop antique stores for that perfect vintage brush. Buy from Amazon

A Safety Hammer

Safety Hammers
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Every guy likes a good gadget, and the safety hammer is one that you'll like, too. Designed to free individuals who become trapped during a car accident, it includes a double-tipped steel hammer for breaking out car windows and a blade for cutting seat belts. Best of all, it mounts right under the dash, so it remains within easy reach. Buy from Amazon

A Hand-Crank Lantern

Hand Crank Lantern
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Pick up a hand-crank LED lantern for your fella, and he won't ever have to feed pricey batteries into his old lantern again. Buy from Amazon

A Rubber Stamp

Address Stamp
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Make paying bills less of a chore for your guy by ordering a rubber stamp with his name and address on it. Buy from Amazon

A Solar Flashlight

Solar Flashlight
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Bring high-tech and frugal together with a solar-powered flashlight. You can find them in large, hand-held formats and in small key chain sizes. Buy from Amazon

A Digital Tire Gauge

Digital Tire Gauge
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Maintaining proper air pressure can greatly extend the life of a set of tires. Buy your guy a digital tire gauge, and checking the pressure will be so fun, he'll want to do it all the time. Buy from Amazon

A Belt

Leather Belt
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Men seem to wear their belts to the point of disintegration. Buy your guy a nice, new leather belt. Then, gently encourage him to retire one of his old ones. Buy from Amazon

Business Cards

Vistaprint Business Card
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Surprise him with a fresh supply of business cards to start the new year. Buy from Amazon

A Multi-Tool

Leatherman Squirt Multi-tool
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When you don't have your tool box with you, a multi-tool is a good stand-in. The Leatherman Squirt (pictured at left) includes a knife, needle-nose pliers, regular pliers, wire cutters, scissors, a wood/metal file, a bottle opener, a flat head and Philips screw driver and a key ring. Buy from Amazon

A California Car Duster

California Car Duster
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If your car is just dusty and not dirty (think: pollen season), a California Car Duster can help you save water and scrub time. Just run it over the body of your car, and it'll look great again.

By the Way: California Car Dusters work great on baseboards and chair rails, too. Buy from Amazon

A Business Card Case

Business Card Case
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You never know when you're going to need one of your business cards. Give your guy a business card case, and he'll have the perfect place to store his. Buy from Amazon

A Business Card Rolodex

Business Card Rolodex
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When you're looking for a specific business card, having to sort through piles and piles of them can be beyond frustrating. Buy your guy a Business Card Rolodex, and help him get his collection of cards organized once and for all. Buy from Amazon