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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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.
Men always seem to need a new belt for whatever reason. Check out these ones. Simple and inexpensive. Here is one at Amazon and Macy’s.
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!
Tasha at Lady Boss Studio says
Great ideas! My husband and I have been thinking about doing stockings for each other so I will keep these in mind!
You really should!!
Stephanie Stebbins says
I have been procrastinating on my husband’s gift. I never know what to get him! Great ideas, thank you!
Thank you so much!
Lindsay Brown says
The Hand Warmers! This is a staple stocking stuffer item in our house! Great post 🙂
It really is the best stocking stuffer ever!
Helen Neale says
Oh wow, those were really a great stocking stuffer ideas. My husband would absolutely love this when he saw these Wireless Headphones.
I hope he loves them!
Clare Minall says
Small bottles of alcohol is something that my boys would really love. My husband and my son loves a Friday night bonding and they will surely love this.
I hope they are able to get that bonding time!
Justyna Butler says
I would so agree with all of these!!!! A fun tshirt is just the best!
Yes it really is!
Jayashree Sengupta says
I would go for the fun tshirt as they are my personal favs too.
There are so many to chose from out there!
the wallet tool is amazing. I wouldn’t mind receiving the hand warmers myself actually haha
Handwarmers a must for anyone who lives in a cold climate!
Bindu Thomas says
Wow.these are some great gift ideas for my husband. I would like to buy a belt for him. That I think much different.
Thank you! I bet whatever you get him he will love.
super super love some of these ideas, i just shared it with my wife lol hope she gets the hint lol
Hopefully she does!
Christmas is coming, so the ideas are so inspiring 😁 And from my perspective fun t-shirts are always an interesting idea for your significant one – at least you will have fun at the home or something to wear for funny pictures 😀
Yes so true!
Neely Moldovan says
I always do a gift card somewhere he lovse
Yes! Those are a great idea as well!
Tasha at Lady Boss Studio says
This comes at such a great time. My husband and I decided to do stockings for each other this year instead of larger gifts and I haven’t started my shopping yet. Great ideas!
Thank you so much. I love doing stockings for my family!
The only man in my life is my gf dog, but hey there’s a few things here I would love to get! Great ideas!
I bet the dog wold love some beef jerky!
Maartje van Sandwijk says
Men are so hard to shop for! These are some great tips. Love the wallet-tool!
Seriously so hard! And yes the wallet tool has been the best gift I have ever given with how much use it actually gets.
Nicole Escat says
Definitely! I’m really amazed with your great ideas! Thanks for sharing this..😘 Good job! Keep it up!
Thank you so much!
These are all brilliant ideas. You can never go wrong with a pair of headphones or with a funny tshirt. I got my man whiskey this year 🙂
Whiskey is seriously a must in my guys as well
Sri Mallya says
So many great ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Rachael Eberhardt says
I love the headphones and wallet tool idea. That’s really men thing. Thanks for sharing this.
Headset is my favorite gift for Christmas because I love music 🙂 great suggestions gift for Christmas.
Great ideas! I was just trying to think of what I could do for my fiance 🙂
I found several picks that I’m thinking it will suit my hubby personally. Thanks for coming up this list. It’s so true that it’s so difficult to buy gifts for men when they can get anything for us.
Those were really a great stocking stuffer for my boys. For sure they will love all of them, but I need to choose one haha
Sincerely Miss J says
These are great stocking stuffers ideas for men. My hubby would love the phone case and the headphones.
Sally Pederson says
Those are some great stocking stuffer ideas. I like the hand warmers, especially for the cold winters in Canada.
Justyna Butler says
I love the idea of fun tshirts! My hubby loves all the craft brewery tees!
Great gift ideas. I’ve never heard of hand warmer, but that’s probably because I live in Sydney where winter is not that cold. In fact we celebrate Xmas in summer. The stocking ornaments are cute!
I love this list! My husband would absolutely love the wallet tool.
Shopping for men is hard! But I think you nailed the ideas here! Love these!
I am glad I cam across this blog right on time. I just got the pocket knife for my brother 🙂