Stockings are often the ignored afterthought of Christmas. After all the presents have been wrapped and put under the tree, you realize you forgot about the stockings, so you raid the bathroom cabinets for any unopened toiletries you can throw in there.
Not this year!
Make those stocking gifts for that special man in your life memorable with our recommendations for meaningful stocking stuffers.
We rounded up 13 ideas for stocking stuffers for men this year; so you have no excuses not to buy him a gift he will love.
Yes, we said meaningful, and giving socks for Christmas is an old cliche. But these aren’t just any socks. Find socks that reflect his hobbies and interests.
Or give him plain old goofy socks that will put a smile on his face every morning when he puts them on. The Sock Drawer has thousands of fun socks to pick from; you’re bound to find a couple of pairs he will enjoy.
They might not let on, but men get cold too. Get him a pair of super warm Smartwool socks that he’ll love. They are super durable and lightweight. Smartwool socks are insulated for when he goes on all his outdoor adventures so he won’t just look good, he will be warm, too.
As far as giving undergarments as gifts go, we’ll draw the line here before we get to underpants.
Hidden Collar Gift Messages
These Personalized Hidden Collar Message Stays from Gifts.com are the perfect way to give him something that will remind him of you every day. No matter where he goes, he will always have a message from you tucked under his collar.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Our friends at Uncommon Goods never fail to disappoint when it comes to creativity. This Create Your Own Reel Viewer looks like an old toy that the kids left out, but when he looks in it, he’ll see some of his favorite memories.
Customize them up with pictures of the kids, your last vacation or photos from his childhood.
Personalized Wireless Charge
The Man The Myth The Legend Wireless Phone Charger is a great personalized idea gift for anyone, but make it extra special by adding a customized photo.
Shutterfly prints your photos on pretty much anything. The process is simple; just upload the photo and let them do the rest. You can even see a preview of what it will look like when it is finished. When he puts his phone down to charge at night, he will think of you.
Custom Phone and iPad Cases
Help remind him to call you with your picture on his phone case. Skinit specializes in custom skins for phones, iPads, smartwatches and video game controllers. The options are endless.
OK, so maybe your picture isn’t the best idea. They also offer tons of their own designs that you can pick from giving you lots of options to pick the best photo for the gift receiver.
Mugs and Glasses
He probably never skips his morning cup of joe. Make mornings easier with a mug that was picked out, especially for him. Zazzle has thousands of manly mugs. If you’re looking for something a little more personal, you could get him a mug that is literally all about him.
One thing is for sure. Men like to snack. Whether he is hanging out at home or on the go, he should never be far away from snacks.
He’ll never have to fight for the rights to the snacks again with a personalized snack bowl. It’s great for ice cream too! One of our personal favorites is the Ooma bowl. This one-handed chip and dip bowl takes snacking to the next level.
Speaking of next level, let him kick up the spice level on his food with this Hot Sauces from Around The World Gift Set. He can try his very own hot sauce challenge. Don’t worry; they are tiny bottles so he won’t hurt himself.
If he travels quite a bit, those in-flight gins and tonics just don’t cut it. This carry-on cocktail kit has almost everything he needs to make a great tasting cocktail on the go (alcohol not included).
While you are stuffing that stocking, don’t forget to throw in a few of his favorite snacks like beef jerky, his favorite nut mix, or those amazing dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s.
If you’re lucky, maybe he’ll share.
Personalize Emergency All-In-One Tool
Don’t let him be empty-handed in an emergency. This personalized 9-in-1 Auto Emergency Tool is a multipurpose tool that should be a staple in the glove compartment.
Just think how sharp he’ll look the next time he checks the tire pressure.
His wallet is the one thing (besides you, of course) that is always with him no matter where he goes.
Don’t you think he deserves a nice one?
Design a wallet, especially for him at Swanky Badger, and add customized messages inside the wallet that he will see every day.
Help him express himself through his clothing. Hot Topic offers graphic tees featuring everything from rock bands to humorous statements; you are sure to find a tee that suits his personality.
Amazon on the Go
Does he know they make Amazon Echo’s for your car? Quick grab it for him before he buys it himself. It does make you jealous sometimes, but you know he can’t live without his Alexa.
Let him take his movies (and Alexa) with him wherever he goes. The Amazon Fire TV Stick has over 500,000 movies and TV episodes as well as access to all your favorite subscription services.
Leather Driving Gloves
Does he love to drive? How about a pair of leather driving gloves.
There are so many varieties and colors to choose from and just because they are called driving gloves doesn’t mean you have to be driving to where them. They are very versatile and are great for work as well as formal occasions.
Beard Grooming Kit
Who says men don’t like a little luxury every now and then?
He will love a beard grooming kit. Shampoos, oils and other things you probably had no idea they made for beards are in this kit. This is also a gift for you. Your man will be the best looking most well-groomed in the room.
Socking stuffers don’t need to be forgettable.
With these gifts, the stockings will be the star of the show.