It’s that time of the year again … time to check your shopping list, run through the aisles of your local merchant and find the perfect gifts for your beloved family, friends and coworkers.
While a lot of work goes into finding the perfect gift for everyone on our list, there’s one gift most men won’t say no to: a bottle of denim-blue!
However, when it comes to dads, brothers, husbands, sons and grandfathers, there’s no single ideal gift that will impress them all.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most wanted presents for guys that they’re bound to appreciate. Your work here is easy, find the right one, check out and then celebrate a job well done.
|Field Notes Pitch Black Notebook||Best Overall|
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1. Field Notes Pitch Black Notebook
- Nicely packaged in a clean box
- Bold black design with a soft black cover
- The cover material is smudge-proof
- One of the most affordable options on the list
- Ideal for those who prefer pen and paper in their workloads
- Environmentally-friendly company
- The word processor type of people would likely not use this type of notebook
- The graph paper isn’t good for taking notes of things like tests, given that you need things like letter size
2. Inateck 13-13.3 Inch Laptop Sleeve Case Bag Compatible MacBook Pro 2012-2015 Retina/MacBook Air 2010-2017/12.9" iPad Pro
- Made of soft and durable neoprene material
- Available in five colors
- Space for other items like DVDs, pens etc.
- It protects the laptop well
- You cannot adjust the position of the tablet holder
- You cannot adjust the straps to fit better
The Inateck Laptop Sleeve Case Bag is made of high-quality neoprene material that’s both durable and soft. It is hard to get any better than a neoprene material case for your shiny new laptop.
With a 13※x 11※x 1.9※ dimension, the Inateck Laptop Sleeve Case Bag is a great travel companion for your laptop. It’s small, but it has enough space to safely and conveniently carry the laptop.
The sleeve bag fits easily into another messenger bag or backpack. It’s small and compact. It also has a separate sleeve to carry an iPad, so you can use just one bag to carry all your gadgets.
3. Stanley Classic Flask
- Perfect for carrying your favorite drink
- Some variants include safe lids
The Stanley Classic Flask makes a perfect stocking stuffer for the coffer of the winter hardy man.
While this flask may not be the most durable available, especially in the long term, it’s not meant to last forever. In this case, it comes down to a matter of needs. So, if you have a certain someone who constantly needs to carry his drink around, and who therefore, needs a durable container for this purpose that can not be the main object it holds, then this flask might be the best option for your gifting needs.
If these conditions match your needs, we recommend that you check out this Stanley flask as a unique and affordable stocking stuffer.
4. Funwares TriceraTaco Holder Ultimate Dinosaur Taco Stand
- Really stable, doesn’t tip over
- Bright vibrant colors
- Keeps tacos warm
- Can make a variety of different taco shapes
- Durable material
- Easy to clean
- Priced extremely reasonably for its functionality
- Not big enough for really large tacos
- Placing the meat and cheese can be tricky on the taco stand
- Not ideal for eating chips
- Smaller size makes it harder to see in action pictures
The TriceraTaco holder keeps your tacos upright with its prehistoric, dino-inspired legs. The TriceraTaco lets you make three different shapes of taco.
In order to put the taco meat and cheese on this taco holder you will need to put your cheese onto the one end of the stand and the meat on the other side.
Since the stand is designed to elevate tacos off the plate instead of dripping off, it is less messy than other taco stands.
5. Whistle Creek Survival Kit in a Sardine Can
- Packaged in a sardine can
- Lightweight and easily portable
- The perfect gift for fishing, camping or the outdoors
- Contains basic essentials
- Everything included is top-quality and durable
- Affordable price
Benefits: Staying safe while in the outdoors is essential. That’s why this survival sardine can is a great tool to have on you while fishing, hiking, hunting and camping. This kit contains many lifesaving everyday essentials that you may need in an emergency situation.
The kit includes 6 different essential survival items. The first is a high-quality 3" bowie knife that’s both full tang and sharp. It also includes 20 fire-starting matches that are safe to use during emergencies and unpredictable weather conditions. The matches are even windproof.
There are no instructions included with this kit, but even if you have experience with outdoors survival kits, you’ll find that this one is very easy to use. To add, it’s a great emergency gift for men.
6. The Cocktail Box Co. Premium Cocktail Kit
7. 3D Skull Flexible Silicone Ice Cube Mold Tray
- Nice silicone mold
- Easy to wash
- Can be used to freeze fresh fruit and make different shapes
- Ice cubes slide out easily
- Makes 4 crystal clear skulls
- Grows mold rather quickly
- No handles
This silicone tray is great if you love making special ice cube shapes. It makes 4 ice cube skulls when you fill it. The set comes with a plastic tray that is also used to store the silicone mold in. There is some interaction between the two parts because the plastic tray is flexible. The instructions are easy to follow. It is also rather easy to clean.
We love these silicone ice cube trays! They are very easy to use and clean. We tried freezing many different types of fruit, and we also noticed no mold growth inside. These would also make great homemade bath fizzies. The mold holds very well and can last just about forever.
It's really easy to clean up after making the ice cubes. In a few seconds, you have a clean silicone ice cube mold. These flexible silicone ice cube molds are a great addition to your kitchen, camper, or bar. They are simply great!
8. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream Value Size
- Enhances the skin's ability to resist moisture loss by 98%
- Heals dry skin
- Maximum strength formula comes with an ultra-rich, nourishing emollient
- Suitable for all hand types
- Prevents the appearance of harmful age spots and skin cancer
- Expert recommendation from dermatologists
9. PeakPlus Rechargeable Tactical Flashlight LFX1000
Rechargeable, Super Bright, Water Resistant Zoomable.
Some people call them survival flashlights, tactical flashlights, and tactical torches. The name you choose depends on exactly what the unit is designed for. Because of the wide variety of different uses for such units, what works for one person may not work well for you. That’s why it is important that you read as much as possible about the product before deciding if it’s the right one for you.
This guide contains information and tips about the different styles, function and features, and options. Some of the items in this guide are designed for tactical situations while others are generally useful as scanners and flashlights.
10. Chocolate Bars
Flavors, Preservatives, Fillers, and Corn Syrup – A Crazed Chocolate Creation.
These mini chocolate bars by Chuao Chocolatier are just fantastic! They are miniature sized so they are perfect for stuffing in stockings. The texture of the chocolate is very smooth and melts in your mouth. The pieces of bacon wrapped in the chocolate have a very nice crunchy texture.
11. Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner Brush And Solution
- Comes with a 120 day money-back guarantee
- Will clean even the dirtiest and oldest shoes
- Cleans deep into the crevices of your shoes
- Works for sneakers, canvas, suede, leather, and microfiber
With the Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner, you’ll be able to get those grimy and stain-covered shoes looking like new again.
You can even use the Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner on the most expensive and discolored Nike and Adidas shoes.
It really works on all colors, sizes, and styles of shoes and sneakers, which makes it perfect for people who have a lot of shoes and are tired of being embarrassed about them.
12. Virginia Gentleman Hot Sauce
- 5/5 stars on Amazon
- Jar size: 5.1 ounces
If you want to spice up your life and add a little excitement on your table, then Virginia Gentleman Hot Sauce will do. This hot sauce will definitely add a kick to your boring food. It’s a great gift for your dudes and men.
Virginia Gentleman website describes this hot sauce as, “A fiery concoction of the worlds hottest chili pepper with a hint of smooth aged whisky for a delightfully robust flavor.”
It’s made from peppers that are picked at their peak of freshness in Kentucky and aged to add a smooth taste. This hot sauce has fewer calories than most other hot sauces and is great for adding to steak, chicken, pasta, and fries.
13. Smart Key Organizer Keychain
- Available in 3 different colors
- Slim design and compact size
- Minimalist design
- Made from genuine leather
- Key ring is detachable
- Attach keys with ease without having to remove your keychain
- Perfect for your outdoorsmen
- Pouch has a secure locking mechanism
- Comes with a multihole key ring
- Traveler’s key organizer that remains attached to your keys
Key Chain, Tool with Accessories (3 Black).
14. Anker PowerCore+ Mini
- Comes in different color options
- Very portable battery
- Features are built into the design
- It can be charged via USB
This lipstick-sized Anker Portable Charger is budget-friendly and powerful. It features high efficiency charging technology that enables it to charge a standard smartphone to over 2 times or to charge most tablets to at least 50%.
It has enough power to be able to charge two devices at once. Its dual ports come with a 5V/2.4A quick charge and a 1A charge to allow its last bit of battery to juice up.
This high-quality charger also features a built-in flashlight and a variety of safety protection features. It’s very durable and charges through the best 2 Amp wall adapter.
15. Merfs Condiments Hot Sauce
- Variety pack
- Exceptionally high quality
Merfs traces their roots to a small town in Mexico and has been making sauces and sauces for over 150 years. While their products are primarily made in Mexico they also have a small plant in California that is dedicated to making products here that are meant for the U.S. market.
Merfs sauces are all made from 100% natural ingredients. No preservatives, no artificial flavors and no artificial colors. The bottles are thick glass making them more shatter resistant than those plastic containers.
The Merfs Condiments 4 oz Hot Sauce Variety Pack is perfect for those who like to sample different types of hot sauces to find out which one they like best.
16. Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker
- Nice minimalist design, not too big or flashy.
Keeps coffee warm, because it has an insulated carafe which means you don’t have to brew a whole pot all at once.
The permanent filter doesn’t absorb odors or oils from coffee like paper filters do over time.
Comes with bottom grid to hold a paper filter if you prefer them.
17. Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier
- Straightforward, no-nonsense construction
- Handles well
- Screwdrivers work poorly and aren’t very useful
- Pliers slip
You might not give much thought to picking out a new multi-plier knife for your loved ones, but actually, picking the right one is very important. It’s no use to you if it’s not going to be used. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you pick the right one.
This Gerber multi-plier knife is a great choice, especially for users who don’t anticipate a lot of heavy use. It’s designed with lightweight and comfortable ergonomics, and it’s made with a high quality steel. And it’s inexpensive enough that it won’t ruin you if it gets damaged.
The pliers are flash-hardened for added flexibility, the twin blade is made from 420HC steel, and the second blade is a 420HC serrated rescue blade. The 440HC drop point blade is also partially serrated and coated with black titanium nitride.
18. Bike & Motorcycle Phone Mount
- Microsuction cup on bottom
- Easy to mount and great for tablets, phones, GPS devices, etc. or any other electronic device
- Handlebar diameter is from 0.8" to 2.0" wide handlebar
- Available in three colors
- Adjustable width
- Easy to clean and portable
- Twist and turn to attach and the suction cup is not the strongest
- Definitely not for rough terrain
Ultra Secure & With Removable Flex Arms.
Whether you are a morning biker or just want to check out the scenery, you need a bicycle phone mount. The Problem Solver Bike & Motorcycle Phone Mount is easy to mount to just about any handlebar. The universal handlebar combination is measured between 0.8 inches to 2.0 inches.
The silicone phone mount has a micro suction cap and magnet lock. It also comes with a soft and flat back anti-glare, anti-scratch protection. The universal 1/4-inch universal mounting will fit your necessary electronic needs.
19. HappyDavid Jewelry Leather Tray Bedside Storage Tray Box
The HappyDavid jewelry tray is becoming a popular gift for bridesmaids, wedding gifts for the groom, groomsmen gifts, and many other types of gift giving.
The tray has 6 different organizers within it, including a large slot for keys and cards, 2 separate slots with smaller spaces for watches and other things, one slot for coins, and a small slot for holding pens, pencils, toothpicks, mints, chocolates, and other small accessories.
The tray is made from leather with a hardwood body and ball bearing hinges. The back two drawers are actually covered compartments.You can use one compartment to store cash bills and cards.
20. CardNinja Ultra-Slim Self Adhesive Credit Card Wallet
- Extremely thin and slim
- Attaches to phone with an adhesive hook
- Securely holds two or three credit cards
- Available in different color options
- Great for holding IDs
- Allows you to keep your phone in your pocket or purse
- No bulky pockets
- Feels fine against your hands
- Doesn’t handle impact well
- Doesn’t hold large amounts of bills
The CardNinja Ultra-slim Self-Adhesive Credit Card Wallet for Smartphones is a credit card sleeve that sticks to the back of your device. It can also be used to hold your ID and cash. There are some things that you’ll like about this wallet and some things you may not.
The CardNinja is thin and slim which is great for those who aren’t looking for something that makes it hard to hold the device.
It is flexible and has an adhesive hook that can be peeled off so you can move it to different devices. You’re able to attach it to your device or phone with ease. You can peel it off of your device and move it wherever you want.
21. RUGGED & DAPPER Face Moisturizer
- Easy to apply
- Great for all types of skin
- Absorbs quickly
- Made of high-quality materials
- Package is tamper-proof
- Product is made in the USA
The R & D Face Moisturizer is a must-have item for most men. Each tube contains a non-greasy lotion that will keep his skin soft, supple, and hydrated throughout the day.
You can use the R & D Face Moisturizer on your face, neck, and body. It’s a great way to make sure that all of the skin on your body is properly moisturized. This includes the areas that you can grab, dry, or touch.
22. Beer Savers
- Fits any size beer bottle
- Looks great
- Prevents beer from going flat
23. Righteous Felon Beef Jerky Bundle
- Best jerky
- Tastes great
- Good price
- Gives you variety
The Righteous Felon Bundle includes 6 different kinds of beef jerky and meat sticks: Original Beef Jerky, Savory Beef Jerky, Cheddar Jalapeno Beef Stick, Teriyaki Beef Stick, Buffalo Wing Beef Stick, and Sweet & Spicy Beef Stick.
The variety pack that comes with this bundle gives you different ways to enjoy meat sticks. The original flavor is quite tender and easy to chew. The sweet & spicy flavor is a relatively okay one too.
We wish the savory flavor is as good as the original one. It has a salty and peppery taste that is a tad bitter and could be a bit tough to chew. The buffalo wing flavor, on the other hand, is very good and taste of buffalo wings.
24. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" is a book about counterintuitive ways to find happiness. That's what the title implies, anyway.
The book is somehow part self-help, part life philosophy and all humor. It's easy to read and sticks to a simple though compelling message. The title piques your interest and the pages give you something to think about. Kind of like some of the best books, in that case.
The authors lay out a road map to finding happiness by cutting out the BS and avoiding the society pressures that encourage you to be a certain way.
25. Apexel 4 in 1 12x Zoom Telephoto Lens + Fisheye + Wide Angle + Macro Lens
- You can take photos of animals and kids without scaring them
- It’s durable. The manufacturer confirms 100% money back guarantee in case the lens breaks, or is faulty
- It can take decent photos. Not as good as a high-end SLR camera, but better than a cellphone camera
- Able to take close-up of the face of a hummingbird or a small insect much easier than with a cellphone
- Works exactly like it's supposed to
- It’s a good buy considering the price
- Some feel jittery and hard to hold it steady when it’s attached to the phone. The user guide suggests to use a cheap phone case instead.
- Some users complain the lenses are difficult to attach to the phone
26. The New York Times Best of the Week Series: Monday Crosswords: 50 Easy Puzzles
- Has easy-to-read answers
- Attractive cover design
People who like solving crossword puzzles as a way to unwind in the evening while sitting on the couch will fell in love with this book. If you prefer to work through crossword puzzles in bed, though, we recommend staying away as newspapers or tablets can slip off your lap and fall on your face.
There are many crossword puzzle books in the market, but this one is a standout for its attractive cover design and easy-to-read answers. This book also includes a bonus puzzle.
27. Scrappy's Bitters Exotic Sampler Pack
- Great stocking stuffer
- Exotic flavors
- Portable and durable
Scrappy’s Bitters are mixed in Kentucky using premium organic spirits and the best botanicals available. They are used in bitters, cocktails, cooking and baking to add a spicy, sweet, or floral kick wherever they are used.
Scrappy’s Original Bitters that are the result of years of development and perfecting. Interestingly, they are crafted using the same recipe used by Don Q, the 19th century bitters tycoon. It’s made using real allspice berry, juniper, dandelion, chamomile, clove and other spices.
28. Horsebiz Bamboo 2.4 GHZ Wireless Optical Mice DPI 1200/1600
- Connects instantly with no lag time
- Truly wireless
- Doesn’t take up much desk space
- Comfortable grip
- Works across multiple PCs
- Several users report it disconnecting from the computer intermittently
- Only one color available
Raspberry Pi, Pcie,13 inch, Macbook Air/Pro, Gaming Keyboard Mouse, and other Optical Mice with 1.5meters USB 2.0 A Male (9 Pin) Extension Cable for Computer
When it comes to portable wireless mice, the Horsebiz Bamboo 2.4 Ghz is at the top of our list. It connects instantly and does not lag at all, even when you shift windows or you are playing your favorite video game.
The Horsebiz wireless mouse works well with multiple computers, unlike other USB mice that require to be set-up for each computer. The wireless operation of this mouse allows you to work, play and travel with the Horsebiz wireless mouse.
29. Stance Men's Montego Crew Sock
- Great gift idea
- Comfortable socks
Stance have topped the list of the best-selling socks for men in 2017. They have gathered that position on account of the fact that they deliver optimal comfort and style to their customers.
You can enjoy a comfortable and stylish summer with the use of these socks. They feature the right amount of cushioning for enhanced comfort. They come in a number of cool and trendy colors that will amplify your style profile.
They are made from an extremely durable material which makes them long-lasting. They also boast non-cushioned footbeds for a natural fit. Their touch screen friendly design allows you to comfortably access your mobile device without any impairment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do you put in a man's Christmas stocking?
There are a few things that guys seem to always appreciate getting in their stockings. One is a tiny liquor bottle. It may be all booze or maybe mixers. It could be for a Bloody Mary. You don’t have to get him one; it’s a great stocking stuffer that you can grab from your liquor cabinet.
Just make sure it’s not full of booze, because you’ll be sharing that with him! The other must have is a pack of gum. If he smokes, a pack of cigarettes is always appreciated, but it’s even better if you can find menthols, because he’s going to be expecting that. Another liquor option is to include shots. You can put a variety of fun flavors in the tiny bottles. This is a gift for you both.
What are some good stocking stuffers for guys?
Stocking stuffers are one of those gifts that create a lot of headache and are often dreaded by Christmas shoppers. But don’t let that stop you from really appreciating your guy friends and family. Personalized gifts are always appreciated and are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face.
If you’re still stumped on what to fill up those stockings with, consider these cool and practical ideas. If you have a teenage daughter, you’ll definitely want to consider buying all these gift ideas for her too. They make the perfect stocking stuffer gifts for girls.
What are some good ideas for stocking stuffers?
Stocking stuffers are always a good way to go during the holidays. They usually aren’t expensive but still offer a nice, personal touch. Being practical, of course, makes more sense than trying to make an impression. If you’re looking to meet both criteria, consider some of these ideas:
Magnetic hook: This will help hang items that you’ve dropped somewhere. They are also very useful on filing cabinets and refrigerators to hold items.
Holiday cookies: If you have the time and energy, you can make some tasty holiday cookies. Even if you don’t, you can buy some at the store to bring in the holidays.
Cologne: Holiday cologne is a classic gift that can provide daily benefits for your loved ones.
What are some cool gifts for guys?
Buying gifts for guys can be tricky. Guys are particular about the kind of things they like. They may not come out and tell you that, but they will show you! So if you’re shopping for cool gift ideas for guys, think about the kind of activities he likes to do and look for a cool twist on it.
If he always has his ear-bud in listening to music, then give him some cool ones with really cool features. If he’s big into reading, get him a cool, comfortable set of reading glasses. If he likes to handwrite his notes and doodles, get him a cool pen. And of course, getting a tool set of some sort is always a safe bet with guys, especially if you’re not the type to like to hand out gifts that look too little girlish.
For a guy, it can be hard to find the perfect gift. But when the holidays roll around, we know that we need to find at least a few stocking stuffers for our friends, family, and coworkers. So we’ve rounded up 34 stocking stuffers that will make everyone happy. Some of the products are seasonal or just fun ideas for an easy gift you can throw in a stocking or a sleeve or two. These gift ideas run the gamut from being really good products to cheap stocking stuffers that are also fun and even educational. We hope you enjoyed this excerpt from The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide.
|Field Notes Pitch Black Notebook||Best Overall|
|CardNinja Ultra-Slim Self Adhesive Credit Card Wallet||Budget Pick|
|Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier||Upgrade Pick|