I absolutely love stocking stuffers! When I was growing up, our stockings were usually filled with candy and a couple of fruits. When I got married, I really loved that my in-laws added some fun gifts in our Christmas Stockings.
Stocking stuffers are a way to add some fun and whimsy to Christmas morning with gifts that are thoughtful but not necessarily pricey.
I have loads of amazing stocking stuffer ideas for everyone on your list. After you’ve read about these 40 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men, check out my other helpful and creative stocking stuffer posts.
What are good ideas for stocking stuffers?
I generally try to do SEVEN things in a stocking, you could do more or less! For ALL ages, I use this formula for stuffing stockings. I usually aim for:
- Something to play with
- Something useful
- Something that smells good
- Something delicious
- Something to help with a hobby
- A small game
Have a look through this list and see what things the guy on your Christmas list might enjoy in his stocking. Whether you are looking for stocking fillers for husband, stocking stuffers for dad, stocking fillers for boyfriends, or just general stocking stuffers for him, I have lots of options that he will love!
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How much do you spend on stocking stuffers?
I always recommend working stocking stuffers into your overall Christmas budget (check out this post about planning out your Christmas A Christmas Planner for Gifting for your most organized Christmas).
I love to make stockings fun, so I usually budget $30-40 per teen/adult stocking, and $15-20 per kid stocking, but it comes out of my gift budget for each person. For example, if I have budgeted $100 for my teenager’s Christmas gifts, I would subtract $30 of that for stockings, leaving behind $70 for other gifts.
Don’t worry about what everyone else spends on stockings, they can be adjusted to fit YOUR budget! Maybe you pick one fun “gift” and fill the rest of the stocking with candy or food. Or maybe you want more of the budget to go to your stocking with only one or two bigger gifts under the tree.
Useful Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men
I’m always excited to find stocking stuffers for men that are also useful. Here are a few of my favs.
A LifeStraw Personal Water Filter can be used for emergency preparedness AND/OR camping. They are also an ideal fit for a stocking stuffer for men (women or teens too!).
This ice head wrap is good for more than just migraines! It can help with sleep on hot nights, help with puffiness and just feels delightful.
A telescoping back scratcher comes with three different attachments and would be a super useful stocking stuffer for men.
Your guy’s fit will be on point with this Carhartt beanie in his stocking! So many colors to choose from, plus this will keep their heads cozy.
A PopSockets Pop Wallet has space for your guy’s cards plus a handy dandy pop socket for holding and positioning their phone. Also it is the perfect size to slip into men’s Christmas stockings!
You never know when an urgent utensil need will come up. These travel utensils will ensure that the man in your life is never caught empty handed at meal time. They would be a hilarious and useful stocking stuffer idea for men. This comes in a two pack, so you can also give one as a stocking stuffer for your dad or your brother!
Fun Stocking Fillers for Men
Men are just little boys in a grown-up body. And believe me when I boys of all ages, from teen to grandpa, love to find something fun to play with in their stockings.
World’s Smallest Super Soaker is tiny but effective. We have these teeny tiny water guns and they are so much fun to play with!
Mini Hot Wheels Remote Control Car: My teenage son loves this, and if you are looking for a fun stocking stuffer for men this one fits the bill!
A good card trick can go a long way! Marvin’s Magic 50 Greatest Card Tricks will fit right in a stocking and provide hours of fun for men!
ZipChip Mini Frisbee: These tiny things fly far! A great stocking stuffer for guys!
Men of all ages will LOVE a professional Yo-Yo! This one is super cool and will have your guy doing some cool tricks in no time.
A paper airplane engine will let your guy turn a piece of paper into a far flying plane. Super fun!
Food/Drink Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men
This mini Tabasco hot sauce key chain attaches with a carabiner. It comes with three tabasco sauces and would be so fun as a stocking stuffer.
Traeger Pork and Poultry Apple Rub is a great stocking stuffer for men who love to BBQ or Smoke meat.
Tillamook Country Smoker Spicy and Sweet Beef Jerky is another great stocking stuffer that men will love.
Rap Snacks like Notorious Honey Jalepeno or Bar-B-Quin with my honey flavored potato chips. These just make me laugh! But they are actually quite tasty and make a fun food stocking stuffer idea for men.
Frostie Root Beer is Christmas themed and made with real sugar cane. It would be a super fun filler for stockings.
Takis lovers will enjoy finding Takis Fuego flavored sunflower seeds in their stockings!
Fruit and Candy Stocking Stuffers for Men
Fruit is a classic Stocking Stuffer. Here are some fun twists on an orange in the toe of a stocking.
Trader Joes Dried Orange Slices would be a tasty stocking stuffer for men.
Wiley Wallaby flavored licorice is super popular right now and for good reason. They are giant, yummy chunks of licorice in different flavors.
Brownie Brittle is so delicious! These would be fun in your guy’s Christmas stocking.
Freeze Dried Skittles are a fun and unique stocking stuffer idea! They are so tasty too!
Papa’s Puffs seem like a very appropriate Stocking Stuffer Idea for men. There are a lot of different flavors, but Georgia Peach looks divine to me.
Mega Bruiser Giant Jawbreaker is a 3 3/8″ jawbreaker that would be a funny (and gigantic) stocking stuffer for men.
Hygiene Stocking Stuffers for Men
Manscaped Luxury Nail Kit is a high quality nail set for men that would fit perfectly in a men’s stocking stuffer.
Exfoliating Body Scrubber This comes in several colors and has a suction cup to attach it to the wall so it can dry more easily. Plus it is the perfect size to slide into a stocking for men!
Dr. Squatch Cedar Citrus Soap for men would be a fun stocking stuffer for men!
Hobby Stocking Stuffers for Men
If you are filling a stocking for a man with an outdoor hobby, consider this BevyTube can holder! It’s an insulated tube with a strap that can hold 6 cans and keep them cold for up to five hours.
Golfers can use this 8 pack of golf ball markers with stencils to identify whose golf balls are whose!
A massage stick can slip right into mens’ stockings and will provide lots of relief for sore muscles!
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men: Workplace Fun
A portable Mini Vacuum cleaner for their desk is a fun stocking stuffer.
You could also give a small magnetic dart board for desks, it would be super fun!
Magnetic Desk Sculpture toy is another fun stocking stuffer for men. If you have little kids, just make sure they don’t get a hold of any of these…it can be very dangerous.
Tools that make fun Stocking Stuffers for Men
A Wallet Ninja tool can fit in a wallet and has all sorts of helpful built in gadgets for opening cans, bottles, and boxes, measuring and even screwing and unscrewing things. This is a great stocking stuffer for men or teens!
A Pen tool makes an awesome stocking stuffer for men! This handy dandy tool has a built-in level, an LED light a flathead screwdriver and both a normal pen and a stylus. It would be cool to have at work or on the go!
A magnetic wristband will keep screws, nails, nuts and bolts handy for any type of project.
Some Smell Good Products for men Stocking Stuffers
Heavy Doody Poopouri is heaven sent and all men should be required to carry it! It traps the odors of #2 in the toilet (for real!).
Nothing says “man” like Old Spice, amIright? These Old Spice car air fresheners will fit perfectly in a stocking for men!
Have you hears about Lotion Sticks? They are applied similar to chapstick but work like a lotion. Super cool for a teenage boy or men’s stocking stuffer!
I hope this inspired you with some stocking stuffer ideas for the men in your life! Make this Christmas extra special with some fun little extras in their stocking.