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Best gift ideas for men: Save on PS4, Star Wars figurines, and more

Men can be tough to shop for, so we've rounded up five great gift ideas for you to choose from – all you have to do is match the gift to the giftee. Save on a PS4 bundle for your gamer, snag some Star Wars figures for your geek, or get your would-be chef an an infrared thermometer gun.

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    The lowest price on the Sony PS4, seen here, can be found at Walmart. Other great gifts for men include NCAA hoodies, Star Wars action figures, and infared thermometers.
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Let's face it: Some guys are just tough to shop for. Since this is the season of giving, we're giving you five Editors' Choice gift ideas to choose from — all you have to do is match the gift to the giftee. Save $51 on a PS4 bundle for your gamer, spend just $24 on 18 Star Wars figures for your geek, or snag your would-be chef an all-time price low on an infrared thermometer gun.

  1. For the Gamer
    Sony Playstation 4 500GB Console bundled with one game download and a $50 Walmart Gift Card
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $399 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $51

    Is It Worth It?: If the number one guy on your gift list loves gaming, but hasn't made the plunge into next-gen just yet, this PS4 console bundle will definitely make his day merry and bright. Not only will he bag the system itself, but he'll get to choose a game download: Destiny, NBA 2K15, LittleBigPlanet 3, or Far Cry 4. If you surrender the $50 gift card as well, he can grab an extra controller or a second game.

  2. For the Geek
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Figure Play Set bundled with theStar Wars: A New Hope Figure Play Set, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Figure Play Set
    Store: Disney Store
    Price: $24 with $4.95 s&h
    Lowest By: $23

    Is It Worth It?: The perfect choice for multiple generations of geeky guys, this massive bundle of Star Wars figures will make your boyfriend, husband, father, or son that much more excited for the upcoming movie. Just add the three sets above to your cart to save $23 on these figures, no codes necessary! Each set includes six figures from the iconic movies.

  3. For the Athlete
    Jawbone UP24 Sleep/Activity Monitor Wristband
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $49.97 with in-store pickup EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: Surprise your favorite gym rat with a gadget he's sure to use. Most retailers charge $99 or more for the Jawbone UP24, which CNET called "an incredibly easy-to-use and enjoyable fitness tracker." Needless to say, $50 is a bargain for this activity band, which tracks sleep patterns, steps taken, and calories burned. It connects via Bluetooth 4.0 to phones running at least Android 4.3 or iOS 6.0.

    Stock varies by ZIP code. If you see "out of stock" when you click the links above, click the "free pickup" text to search additional stores in your area.

  4. For the Chef
    Nubee Temperature Gun Infrared Thermometer
    Store: Nubeestore via Amazon
    Price: $11.98 via coupon code "83805OFF" with free shipping via Prime EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: Whether he's a grilling fiend or a king of the kitchen, your wannabe chef probably has expensive taste. Luckily, this infrared thermometer is a craveable culinary gift that won't bust your budget. It drops to just $12 after the coupon above, which is tied as the lowest price we've seen. This gun-style thermometer features a laser sight and temperature accuracy to within +/- 2 degrees.

  5. For the Fan
    2 NCAA Hoodies or Pants
    Store: Finish Line
    Price: $35 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: You can knock two hard-to-shop-for guys off your holiday list in one go with this deal — or make one NCAA sports fan really happy with two gifts. Just add two hoodies or pairs of sweatpants to your cart to see the discount, which is tied with our Black Friday mention as the best such offer we've seen on these items all year. Eligible schools include Alabama (pictured), UNC, Florida State, Notre Dame, Texas, and many more.

Marcy Bonebright is a feature writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared.

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