Most Awesome Cool Cheap Stocking Stuffers for Men
Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas: Cool Cheap Gifts for Husband, Dad, Brother, Boyfriend...
Having trouble to come up with stocking stuffer ideas for the guys in your life? Take a deep breath. Cool but cheap stocking stuffers for men do exist, and I've got them here.
Here's a list of stocking stuffer ideas that come straight from actual real live men! Men who know what they want to find in a well-filled stocking on Christmas morning. After all, no one knows what guys like better than, well, men themselves.
Price? In my world, the cheaper you can fill a stocking the better - as long as you can still maintain the cool factor. Stocking stuffers should be mostly under $5, maybe up into in the $10-$15 range but no more, so that's what you'll find right here. Cheap-but-cool goodies for a guy's Christmas stocking that will make you look even more awesome than you already are.
Instant Beer Stein
Why Men Don't Always Get Truly Cool Stuff in Their Christmas Stockings
I have a theory.
In most families, it's the reigning female who must come up with Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for everyone, including stocking stuffers for the men and boys in the home. So, men's stockings end up filled with deodorant (really?) and new socks (yawn) and maybe a few cheap pointless gadgets that he won't ever use - whatever the hardware store checkout displays are pushing this holiday season - and perhaps a festive pair of gag boxer shorts.
Sad but true.
Most women just don't get what men find cool.
And not all men are created equal, don't forget. One guy loves nothing better than to gear up in camo and stomp through the woods after Bambi, while his brother is more interested in hunting down the perfect TV channel on which to watch his team strike out while he chows down on nachos. One is a handyman; one is all thumbs. One is a sci-fi buff, while another asks "Dr. Who?" and kicks up the fine-print Tolstoy on his Kindle...
Fun with Projectiles
Car Dashboard Grip Pad - For the man who practically lives in his vehicle
Frustration salvation! There's all that space on the car dashboard, but he can't really use it for stashing anything... unless he's got a Dash Grip mat to let the loose objects stay put.
Transformer USB Flash Drive
Stupid Christmas Movies - NO sneaking Chick Flicks into a guy's Christmas stocking!!!
If you pay close attention, you'll know what stupid (er, classic) movie he loves to watch every year when the holidays roll round. If your guy is anything like the men in my life, Chevy Chase or Bill Murray may be in there somewhere, probably wearing a Santa suit... and this is why the rest of us drink eggnog...
Things That Light Up - Super cheap, worth a giggle, potentially even useful
How do we get such awesome ideas for guy-type Christmas stocking stuffers?
Know your man.
Study the man in your life. Learn his interests.
Watch what he does (when he's on his own time, that is, not working through your Honey Do list) and take note of what makes him grin. What shows does he watch? What books does he read? What topics does he get excited about, when he's talking with his friends?
How would your guy finish a sentence that starts, "If I had the time, I'd like to..." - fill in the blank.
Pay close attention to all these clues to figure out what goodies he wants to find in his stocking on Christmas morning.
Or, you can do what I did to put together this most awesome list of truly cool cheap stocking stuffers for men. I asked some of my guy pals to make a wish list. Yep, I came right out and asked 'em what they want!
A wide range of guys from an uber geek to a serious sports freak, from an eco-friendly young Dad to a newly retired management consultant, and from a vegan chef to a pro gamer (yeah, my cousin tests video games for a living, lucky sod!) were bribed with cookies to give up their most-wanted stocking stuffers... and then I threw out any idea that was too expensive.
Because, you know, it's the (cheap) thought that counts.