Inside: I am excited to welcome my husband, Will, as a writer today! It was his idea to write this post on stocking stuffer ideas for men, and I’m glad because I never know what to get him (or my dad or my brother or my father-in-law, etc.) for Christmas! I hope this post will help give you ideas on what to get your man. It sure helped me! ~Erin 🙂
By Will Odom
When you are done here, check out the follow up to this post: Even More Stocking Stuffers for Men.
You just don’t know what to get him, so you throw your hands up and grab some underwear and socks.
Sometimes we, the men in your life, can be difficult to buy for, especially when it comes to filling the infamous Christmas stocking. However, it doesn’t really have to be all that difficult.
Think specifically about the men in your life. Does he play golf or like other sports? Does he enjoy hunting or fishing? Is he a techie? Include things from his interests.
There are always the normal gifts of gift cards, movie tickets, candy, gum, batteries, ammo, homemade coupons, or magazines. And those are ALL great gifts. Even the occasional pair of underwear (or a monthly delivery for new undies) or socks can do a man good, especially since we very rarely buy those things for ourselves. But I’ve put together a few suggestions that would fit nicely in a stocking…
Check out these 32 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men
1. The Scribe
Whether in the office or at home a handmade wooden pen can make those mundane tasks more enjoyable or at least make you look classy while doing them.
In this age of iPhones and technology, some guys still like to jot things down with a pen and paper. These mini journals are a great size. Or how about some Aqua Notes for those ideas or thoughts that hit you in the shower. These things are the best and are a top pick in our home. I also like these Field Notes for jotting ideas while out and about.
3. Mr. Moneybags
A man can be very hard on this wallet, and it eventually starts to fall apart and will need to be replaced. I keep my wallet in my front pocket, so I prefer a slimmer design like this one. A lot of guys are also using iphone case pockets instead of a wallet.
5. Plug His Ears
If your guy regularly listens to music or podcasts, then a set of headphones or earbuds are always a good choice. I have both the Bose headphones and the Tozo earbuds and uses both of them all the time.
6. Dirty Man
If you want the men in your life to smell like something other than sweat, then a good manly scented soap from Free Reign Farm will do the job.
Everyman Jack is also brand that I have used that is made from naturally-derived, clean ingredients. Erin absolutely loves Beautycounter, and this Counterman Energizing Charcoal Body Wash is a clean body wash specifically formulated for men’s skincare needs. I personally use and love the Counterman Oil-Free Face Lotion. One tube lasts me an entire year!
7. Mountain Man
8. Hat Man
9. Blade Runner
A guy can never have too many knives; so a Leatherman tool or this hatchet/knife set from Rite Edge are great additions to any man’s arsenal. These credit card multitools or a tactical pen are pretty cool as well and fit perfectly in a stocking.
10. Sgt. Commando
OK…Let’s be honest…whitey tighties should be banned! If your guy is going to wear briefs, at least get some colored ones. And since he probably doesn’t want to go commando, he might enjoy some trendy, premium undergarments that are made for comfort and style.
11. Old School
A few guys have even gone back to using safety razors and claim they get a closer shave. Then there is always the electric back shaver or baKblade for those hard to reach areas or the BodBarber for those more sensitive areas. 😉 Changing skin care products is one of the last things men change when moving toward a more natural lifestyle free of harsh chemicals, but it’s really important.
13. Flick Fan
14. Book Worm
Some light, fun reading can always be good to de-stress or take his mind off everyday life. Or something with a little more substance like How God Makes Men is always a good read and is one of my new favorites. Even something to read with his son or daughter will be a hit. A few of more favorites:
- Wingfeather Saga (<–read this with my kids)
- Ready Player One (<– one of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy, especially if you grew up in the 80s.)
While most guys don’t like carrying a huge keychain in their pockets, a small one can be fun and have some added bonuses. I like this carabiner, this knife (just be careful in the airport), and the Tardis for Dr. Who fans. If he frequently loses or misplaces a Tile might be a good idea.
16. Computer Geek
From wall decals to car decals to computer decals, a good sticker can spice up any area of his life. I get comments about my Superman one all the time.
17. Class Clown
And if you want to have a little fun with him, some Lump of Coal Bubble Gum or Chocolate or some temporary tattoos could be just the thing for a good laugh. These make a great gag gifts.
18. Caffeine Consumer
If any man in your life is a coffee drinker, the Volcanica Coffee Company has something for him or companies like Bean Box and Trade Coffee also provide a good variety as well as subscription boxes. You can also find a coffee sampler that includes a little bit of everything.
19. Guiding Light
Like knives, a man can never have too many flashlights for any occasion — something small to keep in the nightstand or a little more flexible for those hard to see spots. This extendable magnetic pick up tool with a flashlight is cool! I have one and love it.
20. Grill Master
The grill is often the man’s cooking domain, so let him spice up his culinary skills with some grilling spices or grilling tools or amazing salts. A subscription to the Grill Masters club will send him the best grilling and BBQing products right to his grill.
21. Gamer Man
If he’s a gamer, how about a subscription to Xbox live or another item for his preferred system.
22. Accident Prone
As a man with more women than men in my house, I often have a hard time finding bandages that aren’t pink or covered in princesses. These space bandages or these bacon bandages would solve that problem. And what man doesn’t love bacon?
25. Man Cave
Anything for the man cave– a sign, sports memorabilia, etc. – is always a welcome addition.
26. Inspector Gadget
For the techie in your life, perhaps something practical would be useful. How about a portable charger to keep his devices charged on the the go. Or a Boogie Board to jot down lists or notes. If he’s a gamer, how about a subscription to Xbox live or another item for his preferred system.
Does anyone like to travel? This travel map is a great way to mark the countries that have been visited. Or use this leather passport cover for important documents. How about this travel case if he has a celebratory cigar on occasion? I recently bought an ebag for traveling, and I love it. I also want to get one of these wooden 3D maps for our living room wall.
Then there are the tools to open your bottles, like this Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener.
32. Memory Maker
Our Christmas tree includes ornaments from memorable moments in our marriage, our interests, our travels, etc. Give him an ornament for the tree that marks an important event or showcases his sports team or shows his interests.
What are your stocking stuffer ideas for men?
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