60 Clever Stocking Stuffers the Men in Your Life Will *Actually* Use
As if holiday shopping isn’t stressful enough—finding the perfect gift for the men in your life is its own brand of complicated (and I bet they’d say the same about us too!). It’s no secret that most guys are notoriously hard to shop for, which makes zeroing in on the “perfect” gift all the more daunting. For me, stocking stuffers are a great way to take some of the pressure off of finding that one end-all-be-all of a gift, and treat my partner to a variety of smaller, thoughtful gifts for extra holiday cheer. Even when the holidays have come and gone, surprising someone you love with small goodies like the gifts on this list is an opportunity to connect, and let them know that you’re thinking of them in more ways than one.
Whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend, dad, brother, or best guy friend, finding stocking stuffers for men is actually pretty easy. At their core, the best stocking stuffers should be useful, appeal to his interests, and be more affordable than your typical solo gift. A high-quality olive oil for the guy who loves to cook, a nifty book light for the man who loves to read, slippers for the homebody—you get the idea.
That being said, to save you the legwork of having to track down these stocking stuffers yourself—we scanned the internet to find the very best stocking stuffer ideas fit for every type of man. Happy shopping!
- 01For the man who never skips the gym
- 02For the outdoorsman
- 03For the man who loves to cook
- 04For the mixologist
- 05For the movie buff
- 06For the man who loves a gadget
- 07For the tech enthusiast
- 08For the man who deserves some self care
- 09For the sneaker head
- 10For the guy who's serious about grooming
- 11For the tattooed dude
- 12For the man who loves a beverage
- 13For the brainstormer
- 14For the guy with great playlists
- 15For the avid reader
- 16For the man who likes to accessorize
- 17For the guy who's all fun + games
For the man who never skips the gym
If you, too, can’t stand the harsh scent of the Axe Body Sprays of the world, enter Offcourt. This deodorizing body mist has a light, citrusy scent that’s quite literally a breath of fresh air. Infused prebiotics help combat odor-causing bacteria, this body spray a gym bag essential (and the gift that keeps on giving!).
With over 22,000 5-star ratings, this foam roller is sure to become a fast favorite in any gym goer’s post-workout recovery. One reviewer says it completely banished the aches and pains brought on by their active lifestyle, “I can’t explain enough how good I felt after my first 10 minutes rolling out my back,” he writes, “all I can say is wow.” Granted, this may be more of a gift-gift than a literal stocking stuffer.
For the guy who bolts from gym to work, these bamboo wipes gently cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate skin with every swipe—making them a great way to refresh skin after a workout.
This sensible stocking stuffer will help guarantee that he never forgets to take his supplements and/or medications. The seven-day pill box has a sleek and minimalist look that can live just about anywhere—from his work and gym bag to his bedside table.
For the outdoorsman
For a man who loves a good winter hike, this knitted Carhartt hat is sure to keep his noggin warm and toasty. “I bought this product in two colors for my dad and he was obsessed with them,” writes one reviewer, “this item will definitely be a staple in my dad’s winter favorites.”
Originally $22, now $15
If you’re shopping for a man who (despite your constant pleas) never wears sunscreen, this clear stick formula is too convenient for him to pass up!
This Adidas cap is designed to beat the heat and keep up with anyone’s active lifestyle, thanks to its breathable fabric and easy-to-adjust fit. “Light, no sweating, easy adjustment to fit and nice tuck away spot for extra strap to not show,” one reviewer writes. Literally everyone loves a good, and well-fitting baseball cap.
A solid pocket knife is a staple in any outdoorsman’s pack. This one has a varnished beechwood handle and an ultra-durable carbon steel blade that’ll see him through all of his outdoor adventures.
Whether he’s camping, hiking, or trail riding, this super bright (and weather resistant) head lamp will light the way.
For the man who loves to cook
For guys who like a little texture and spice, Fly By Jing Chili Crisp will make dinners infinitely more nice. Add this chili crisp to everything, from your fried eggs to your sandwiches (we also love it on pizza).
Between the illustrated labels, the functional squeeze bottles, and the fresh, antioxidant rich goodness inside? You can’t go wrong with this olive oil set.
Give the gift of a “salt bae” moment by tucking a box of this fancy finishing salt in your cook’s stocking.
Any home cook will be stoked to find these silicone cooking tools in their stocking—they can be used for just about anything from flipping delicate filets to mixing batters.
For the mixologist
This sphere ice tray is an easy way to elevate his cocktail game and prolong the lifespan of stiff drinks—turning your average drink at home into a fancy craft cocktail worthy of the coolest bar in town.
For moments when your mixologist man is away from his home bar, this handy kit has everything he needs (except the liquor, of course!) to make a top-notch old fashioned.
For the movie buff
Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks by Adam Nayman— $37.00
If he’s a cinephile, chances are he’s a Paul Thomas Anderson fan. This illustrated book catalogs the ins and outs of the award-winning director’s career, giving a behind the scenes look at his most iconic films—and earning a prime spot on your coffee table.
If the hardest part about movie night is deciding what to watch, this fun set of dice is the stocking stuffer he didn’t know he needed.
For the man who loves a gadget
This palm-sized gadget will change the way you experience in-flight entertainment. The wireless transmitter plugs into any headphone jack and connects to your wireless headphones via Bluetooth—making those flimsy corded earbuds a thing of the past.
With over 16 million mood-making colors to choose from, these smart LED strip lights are an easy way to spruce up the look of your tech and create a cool, modern atmosphere with a mere tap on your smartphone. It’s no wonder over 4,000 Amazon shoppers swear by them!
This handy multi-tool packs the functionality of over 16 tools (a bottle opener, screwdriver, ruler, wrench, among others!) into one key sized essential ready to live on your keyring or lanyard. “I gave these to all the men in my family for Christmas,” writes one 5-star reviewer, “Most of them have told me it has come in handy for them a number of times.”
Any gadget-loving dude knows how useful AirTags can be—so why not add another one to their arsenal? Whether he’s using it to keep tabs on his wallet, tablet, backpack, or any other coveted gadgets, the precision-finding tech inside the AirTag is guaranteed to go to good use (especially if the recipient is the forgetful type!).
The convenience of this portable car vacuum alone is sure to make your gadget-obsessed man a happy camper. Instead of letting car messes fester until they become too much to bear, just plug this trusty vacuum into your car’s 12v outlet and suck up crumby messes in a flash. And if he really has an eye for details, he can switch up the nozzles for a pristine clean.
For the tech enthusiast
I think we can all agree that few things are more frustrating than a dead battery—which is why you can never have too many portable chargers on hand. This Anker power bank is compatible with most Apple and Samsung devices, and can deliver up to 2.25 charges (depending on your device) when fully charged. What’s more, the sturdy and scratch-resistant outer shell means it’ll stand the test of time (and unapologetic use!).
You know what they say—more tech, more cables to keep track of. This tech organizer will be the resting place for your tech-savvy guy’s tangle of cords, chargers, and other tech accessories. Multiple interior pockets help ensure every gadget has a home, while the mesh-lining keeps everything visible for easy handling. Whether he keeps it at his desk side or packs it in his carry-on, any man will appreciate having all of his doodads in one place.
For the tech guy who swears by his Apple suite, this best-selling wireless charging station will help minimize cable clutter on his desk or nightstand, and showcase his phone, AirPods, and Apple Watch in one sleek and modern display. With over 8,000 5-star reviews (and 31K ratings!), reviewers all agree that the Waitiee’s space-saving design, and fast, reliable charge making it a winning stocking stuffer.
Ever met a guy who loved his tech so much, he had to mount it in *every* room? If so, then this is the stocking stuffer for him. This wall mount can be adhered to nearly every wall surface without the need for power tools, thank to its resilient sticky pad. Use it to prop up your smart phone while getting ready in the bathroom, to mount your tablet at your workspace, or to fix your phone to the wall while charging for a clutter free surface.
For the man who deserves some self care
This natural body wash is a welcome upgrade to your guy’s usual 2-in-1 shower gel. Powered by nourishing coconut and sunflower seed oils and scented with essential oils, this concentrated soap delivers an effective yet skin-softening clean—while filling your bathroom with a woodsy, spa-like aroma.
While it might be an unexpected stocking stuffer to say the least, every guy (nay, every human) will love the way these refreshing eye gels feel once applied. Infused with caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen, these refreshing gels help de-puff, hydrate, and smooth the under eye area—perfect for feeling human again after a long night, or as a treat while playing video games on the couch.
These closed toe slippers offer the same plush feel as your favorite hotel slides—making them a great stocking stuffer choice for the guy who could use a bit of luxury at home. Trust us when we say that once he’s felt the super soft padding and cozy cotton terry on his feet, he won’t be shuffling around the house in anything else!
This exfoliating bar soap is the only 2-in-1 that should be allowed in any guy’s shower. Ground pumice and ultra-fine apricot seed effectively buff away dryness (without stripping skin of moisture!) to reveal smoother, softer skin—making this soap an easy way to work some self care into his shower routine. Plus, it has a subtle sandalwood and musk fragrance he’ll love!
For rough, dry hands that have seen better days, this Kiehls Hand Salve is a fail-proof stocking stuffer. Made with a blend of plant-derived oils and natural wax derived from olives, this balmy, heavy duty hand cream deeply moisturizes dry, overworked hands, and restores their touchable softness.
Everyone loves some good shut-eye—and this ergonomic eye mask will help him achieve a restful and relaxing sleep. Designed with six layers of padded cushion, this black out eye mask eliminates any and all visible distractions and feels comfortable doing it! The best part? Thoughtfully placed cavities allow you to open your eyes while wearing the mask without any pressure or discomfort.
Any guy will love the sophisticated, earthy scent of this Paddywax candle—and many do! Paddywax shopper, Ben, says it’s his favorite scent. “The aroma fills the entire room,” he wrote in a 5-star review, “[and the] fragrance lasts long time.” Starring middle notes of patchouli and vetiver layered on a tobacco and sandalwood base, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, this best-selling candle is sure to be a fast favorite.
For the sneaker head
For the man with a steadily growing sneaker collection, this shoe cleaning set includes a foaming cleanser and durable cleaning brush to effectively buff out scuffs and stains, and keep his coveted “investments” in perfect condition.
Any sneaker head knows that the look doesn’t stop at the shoes—which is why you can’t go wrong with a high- quality pair of socks as a stocking stuffer. On top of their classic look (and the wide array of color options available), Stance socks are made with targeted cushioning where you need it most, a seamless toe closure, and arch support to keep you comfortable all day long.
So, it’s a bit of a splurge for a stocking stuffer, but it’ll all make sense once he gets a whiff of this sneaker-inspired candle. Notes of orange leather, maplewood, and rubber come together to create a one-of-a-kind scent that’s so evocative of basketball courts and the shoes that dart across them, that you’ll have to smell it to believe it.
For the guy who's serious about grooming
For the guy who’s on top of manicuring his facial hair, this beard conditioning oil is chock full of nourishing plant-derived oils—like grapeseed, maracuja, and olive oils—along with moisturizing shea butter to soften brittle beards and keep them smelling great!
This Goodfellow & Co. cologne sampler set is the unsung hero of stocking stuffers. Complete with four convenient trial sized sprays, the set has elevated, long-lasting fragrances that rival their higher-end counterparts. If blue sage, juniper, sandalwood, and cedarwood all sound good to you, any scent-savvy dude will love finding this travel-ready set in their stocking!
Of all the skin-care products on my vanity, it’s the pimple patches that I always share with my husband. Which is why adding a pack of Mighty Patches to his holiday stocking is always a good idea. These trusty hydrocolloid patches visibly flattens pimples overnight—reducing your urge to squeeze and cause further damage.
This hybrid grooming tool does the job of three separate devices in one compact and easy-to-use device. Whether you’re shopping for a man with stubble, a ‘stache, or a full-on beard—this genius grooming tool can be used to trim, edge, shave it to his preferred style.
This battery-powered toothbrush is a perfect fit for any holiday stocking. Promising the same trusted Sonicare technology (like a two-minute timer and micro-vibrations for a deep yet gentle clean) in a more compact and accessible design. It’s a no-brainer for any guy who’s diligent about his oral care!
For the tattooed dude
Made with a skin-nourishing blend of hemp, apricot, and argan oils, this natural tattoo balm can be used to soothe freshly tattooed skin, and maintain the color and vibrance of existing pieces.
For the man who loves a beverage
This barista-approved (because it’s the perfect height to fit under most coffee machines!) glass is essential for enjoying coffees on the go. The cork grip keeps the contents of your cup from overheating in your hands, while the upper lid shuts securely to prevent spills—this is a stocking stuffer perfect for any coffee lover!
If he’s more of a matcha man, Golde’s ceremonial grade matcha makes for one tasty stocking stuffer. It’s specially shade-grown and cold processed in Uji, Japan for maximum wellness and antioxidant benefits.
For any guy prone to letting coffee go cold on his desk top, this genius coffee warmer is a real game changer. It’s beloved by over 3,000 Amazon shoppers, who all say its user-friendliness (just set your coffee mug on top and it’ll get to work), set temperature (always warm, never burning), and automatic shut-off make it a solid stocking stuffer choice.
For the brainstormer
Classics are classic for a reason, and a Moleskine Notebook is a stocking stuffer that pretty much everyone can get use out of. Whether he’s a list maker, note taker, brainstormer, or a dream recorder, any guy can appreciate having a place to jot down whatever comes to mind.
The perfect companion to a fresh notebook? A new pen, of course. With its extra-fine stainless steel nib, this fountain pen writes in the smoothest, matte black ink, and comes with a fancy metal carrying case. Regardless of what you’re writing, using this pen is bound to make you feel very, very important.
For the guy with great playlists
For the man entrusted with the AUX cable at every function, this portable bluetooth speaker will let him take his masterful playlists anywhere he goes. The waterproof, ultra-durable speaker offers 10 hours of play on a full charge, and can clip on to your backpack or belt loop with ease.
A stocking stuffer fit for showcasing your audiophile’s expansive record collection, these clear acrylic wall mounts blend in seamlessly with the wall and allow your most coveted album art to take center stage.
Any music lover will appreciate the kitschy charm of these recycled record bottle openers. Each opener features a repurposed vinyl with an original record label, bonded to a sturdy steel base. Any time you crack open a cold one, you’ll be reminded to turn up the volume.
For the avid reader
Readers with ambitious Goodreads goals will be thankful to have this reading light in their stocking. The USB-rechargeable light boasts a compact, lightweight design and a trio of color settings (cold light, white light, and warm light) and brightness levels—giving you the freedom to read in any environment.
For the man who likes to accessorize
We love that crossbody bags are having a resurgence, and if you’re shopping for a guy who wants in on the trend, too, look no further than this Fjallraven Sling Bag. It offers that classic, Scandi-cool meets outdoorsy aesthetic that Fjallraven does so well, with a functional, spacious interior that make it an everyday essential. Bonus: it’s small enough to be his designated “concert bag” at most venues!
This minimal cardholder lets Herschel’s iconic branding do the talking. Complete with a cash pocket and four card slots, this card holder is a stocking staple for guys who hate being bogged down by bulky wallets.
With its timeless (no pun intended), retro aesthetic and light up digital display, this Casio watch beautifully marries fashion and function. It’s one of Casio’s most iconic watch models, and it shows—over 20,000 Amazon shoppers have given it a 5-star rating. The watch does exactly what it needs to do and looks good doing it, all for a fraction of the price of more high-end timepieces.
Originally $46, now $32
When in doubt, underwear is always a safe stocking stuffer choice. These Calvin Klein boxer briefs are made of a super soft, breathable cotton and feature a stretchy elastic waistband that every man can appreciate.
For the guy who's all fun + games
Anyone with a sense of humor will get a laugh out of this punny, 1,000-piece puzzle. Designed to be the ultimate brain teaser, this quirky jigsaw puzzle is equal parts fun and challenging to piece together.
We don’t think anyone could eat out of this clever ceramic bowl without smiling just a little. Use it for cereal and milk, and the house at the center will become a lonely item at the center of your bowl.
This adorable little toothbrush stand makes for a clever stocking stuffer that he’ll be glad to see on his bathroom vanity every morning. The playful figurine even glows in the dark, bringing a whimsical touch to your bathroom at all hours.
Maximize the holiday memories by tucking a disposable film camera in his stocking. This 35mm camera comes equipped with a built in quick flash for that coveted grainy, film camera look that just can’t be replicated.
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