Shopping for men is hard. I have always struggled with what to buy for my dad, brother in law and significant other. Usually I end up giving gift cards to the stores that I like to think of as being “man friendly.” You know which ones I’m talking about: Cabela’s, Dicks Sporting Goods, Best Buy and L.L. Bean. This post was started back in 2018 and I have recently updated this year for more relevant links and new stocking stuffer ideas for men.
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If you haven’t already checked out my list on Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Busy Mom do so HERE.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men
This was seriously the best gift I have bought in the past for Aaron, my dad and my brother in law. It fit easily in a wallet and has so many uses for it. Aaron carries this with him in his wallet and it has come in handy more times then I can count.
Check them out at Lever Gear Tool Card.
The more rugged the better considering that men are always destroying their phone one way or another. I have always known OtterBox products to be great for that. Check them out at OtterBox Defender Case.
Another great thing to add to the stocking is screen protectors for your man’s phone. Aaron is constantly destroying his so it is always good to have some on hand. Just make sure you grab the ones that are compatible with their phone, same goes for the case.
Headphones are always a great item to have in the stocking. I know I am always losing mine so to have some on hand is always nice. I got Aaron these wireless once last year that he loves. He does not have a iPhone so I don’t invest in their brand. These have worked just fine and are not as expensive. You can grab some HERE.
Scratch off tickets are a fun item to put in the stocking because there is always that little dream you are going to win big!
We live in Maine and we have already gotten quite a bit of snow. This state is extremely cold so hand warmers are always nice to have around especially when I send Aaron out to shovel. Amazon has a great deal on them HERE.
Small bottles of alcohol
I like to get the little bottles of alcohol from the store and add them to the stocking. They are nice to have on hand and the perfect size to fit in the stocking. Aaron likes Jack Daniels but you can get whatever you like and add it to the stocking.
Always nice to have this, plus my son loves it so win win. This particular brand is 100% grass fed beef and tastes amazing. Country Archer Beef Jerky
Even if your man is not a tie wearing man, it is always good to have one on hand. I suggest grabbing one in a neutral color such a blue or grey. Great places to grab them: Macy’s, Kohl’s, even Target.
Every year I give ornaments in the stockings. It is a tradition that my mom started and I really enjoy carrying it on with my own family. Some fun ones for the man in your life: Grill, 6-pack, and Fire truck.
Around the holidays you can find some great deals on razors and shaving accessories. Grab them and stick them in the stocking.
I love funny saying t-shirts even though I don’t really feel as though Aaron would wear one if I got it. This year I found these and I’m debating getting one for him. This is a company from Maine so it works for us. These shirts below are from livememaine.com.
Wool socks are a great addition to the Christmas stocking to keep those toes warm! Check out these ones on amazon Merino Wool Sock.
Aaron is notorious for using these as well as losing them. Hell I even ask him at least 5 times a week to use his pocket knife for one thing or another. You can find the one pictured below HERE.
So what do you think? What “man approved” stocking stuffers have you put in the stocking or received yourself? Let me know in the comments!