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Stocking Stuffers…for Men!

5 Dec

The first Monday of the Month…MANic Monday!

As promised in my stocking stuffer blog a few days ago, here’s some ideas for stocking stuffers for Men!  For my brother Mark, who each time I see him, asks for more “male-related” blogs… Of course this blog is about buying for Men, but it’s still “male-oriented”.

And I found these gems on my new favorite obsession (aka… timewaster), Pinterest!  I did not populate this list, but like most of it.

Stocking Stuffers for Men:

  1. Cologne – samples work best because they are smaller and cheaper
  2. Soap
  3. Undies – festive boxers
  4. Socks
  5. chocolate or other candy – Get the big candy bars, like movie candy bars
  6. chocolate covered bacon, pretzels, or other food items (chocolate covered bacon sounds nasty, btw)
  7. Bottle opener, bottle opener ring (Stella has a Great beer opener)
  8. Beanie/knit hat – perhaps a Chicago Bears hat?
  9. Gloves – every man needs a great pair of leather gloves
  10. Holiday ornament – Kevin and the kids get ornaments every year
  11. Key Chain
  12. Phone case
  13. Money clip – with a $20 bill attached!
  14. Wallet – with at least a $20 in it
  15. A cheesy movie from the clearance bin (you may use suggestions from the Holiday Movies blog, if you wish) 🙂
  16. Mini lego kits (like race cars, lego men, key chains, etc.)
  17. Silly putty or other slimy substance
  18. Deck of cards or other card games (like Uno)
  19. Silly toys – parachute men, poppers, wind up animals, sticky hands, mini etch-a-sketch, etc.
  20. Shot glass
  21. Key covers (I bought tiki men key covers for my brother one year)
  22. Ear buds
  23. Mini bottles of booze (or mini bottles of alcohol, as I strongly dislike the word “booze”)
  24. Ties – Pink or Purple
  25. Cufflinks – if your guy wears them, there are some great ones at J. Hilburn!
  26. Manly bath products or bath favorites  (if there is such a thing, other than “soap on a rope”)
  27. Pocket knife – my father thinks everyone should have a good Swiss Army knife
  28. Mini tools or weapons – what male doesn’t love a Nerf gun?
  29. Batteries
  30. A book, graphic novel, or magazine – Patrick’s favorite magazine is DuPont registry. 🙂
  31. $5 gift cards – or dial it up a notch and get them a gift card for their favorite store (mine would be Nordstrom)
  32. Gum or mints
  33. Chapstick
  34. Hand or boot warmers – found some at Target  for $1, and used them yesterday at the Bears game
  35. Hand or cuticle cream – even men needs soft hands
  36. Computer decals
  37. Car air fresheners
  38. Special cigar
  39. lighter – again, Target in the dollar section has the long utility lighters for a dollar!
  40. Batteries
  41. Coffee samples
  42. Patches, stickers, or pins of a sports team, band, or company, etc. (STP…does that make me sound old?)
  43. Coffee cup or mug
  44. Nail clippers and tweezers
  45. Razors and other shaving accessories
  46. Boot or hat cleaning or weathering spray
  47. Pens or pencils
  48. Bandanas – does anyone still use these other than for cowboy-themed parties?
  49. Mini specialty food items – mustard, hot sauce, nutella, etc.
  50. Belt buckles  – not sure I know any man who wears a belt buckle…

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Grey Flannel Cologne – the only men’s cologne, that to this day, makes my knees weak.

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This J. Hilburn tie, is in my opinion, the best looking tie, ever.  It is sold out, and I have been offered $250 from someone, who no doubt wanted to wear it to impress me, but, alas, I gifted my last one.  Love, love, love this tie!

Have a guy in your life with a hobby or interest? Is he a student?  There are other trinkets your can fill his stocking with as well:

  • Memory cards
  • USB Stick/flash drive – take it a step further and populate it with family photo’s
  • Ear buds – (mentioned above, so this must be a really great stocking stuffer)
  • Film – yes, some people still have camera’s that require actual “film”
  • Camera filters or accessories
  • Craft/hobby supplies – baseball cards or memorabilia?
  • Kitchen utensils/trinkets – a special knife, measuring spoons, something the cook might enjoy
  • Tickets for a sporting event or concert
  • Quarters for laundry (helpful for college students)

Good luck, and make it even more fun/annoying…wrap every item individually!  And remember, these are just ideas…no need to “Shoot the blogger”.   And no need to mention the Bears game either!  Ugh!

xoxo,

T.  (aka, Therese for You Mark)

Coming Wednesday…Stocking Stuffer ideas for everyone!

Coming Friday…Hostess Gift ideas

Related Posts:  https://dressedtoat.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/the-stockings-were-hung-by-the-chimney-with-care/

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11 Responses to “Stocking Stuffers…for Men!”

  1. Donna December 5, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Of course, you know, Grandma Ruth has made chocolate covered bacon!

  2. Lee December 5, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Ed has gotten the boys mini legos every year since they were very small. They STILL drop everything and put them together.
    New toothbrushes and mini toothpaste .

    • Dressed to a T December 11, 2011 at 8:08 am #

      Lee – the mini toothbrushes and mini toothpaste, should be staples…and even Meredith used to love Lego’s as a small child. And love the small size of wrinkle release!!! 🙂

  3. Ellen December 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    I’m afriad the quarters for a college student will not be used as ‘intended’! Good lists though.

    • Dressed to a T December 11, 2011 at 8:08 am #

      Ellen – not sure what I was thinking…as Carol mentioned, might as well put ping pong balls in the stockings as well! 🙂

  4. Carol S. December 5, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Yes, these days it seems the college boys would rather have ping pong balls than quarters? Fun blog Terry, will pull it back up on 12/23 when I finally get around to shopping!

    • Dressed to a T December 11, 2011 at 8:09 am #

      12/23?! No wonder you’re stressed…we can crank out your list in 2 hours! Take me up on my offer, please. xoxo

  5. Louise December 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Nicely done, TOB .. . some great ideas!!

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