The countdown to Christmas is on, and this time of year can get a little bit stressful and, let's face it, expensive. You might have all of the big gifts ordered and even wrapped, but stocking stuffers tend to wait for the last minute. The men in our life are notoriously hard to shop for, and that definitely holds true for these small gifts. Stocking stuffers need to be affordable, but the last thing they need is more junk that will only go to waste. So we found the best useful, fun, and inexpensive stocking stuffers for men to put on your list this year.
Food and Garden Editor Christopher Michel has had one of these for nearly a decade and says there isn't a day that goes by when he doesn't end up pulling this multi-tool out of his wallet to use at least once. From tightening glasses screws—and the occasional hex nut—to opening bottles (and envelopes), it'll quickly become your favorite thing. And it's TSA compliant, so you can fly with it, too!
If you're a keeps-bowls-of-nuts-around family then you know the joy (and frustration) of eating fresh walnuts out of their shell.
Get more of the former and less of the latter with this smart, tough tool. It works much better than hinge crackers, letting you put just enough pressure to break the shell, without destroying the nut entirely.
Want to drop something spendy in his stocking, as an extra special surprise? Upgrade his pocket knife.
Case is well known for making high-quality blades in the USA. This quick-open, easy lock blade fits snugly in a side pocket, and stays sharp through endless activities, from stick-whittling to cardboard box-opening.
If your guy's grown out his crumb catcher—and it's catching too many crumbs—it might be time for him to give his chin some TLC. These scentless salves and sturdy tools offer a pleasurable way to stay groomed.
If your guy prefers to be more clean-shaven, help him break his crappy plastic razor habit. This sturdy razor is a pleasure to hold and use, and outfitted with a year's supply of razor blades, will get him a closer shave, a smoother face, and for far less cash than either cartridge or disposable razors ever can.
Chocolates are a classic stocking stuffer—as are oranges. But this tasty treat is better than both of them put together. The orange flavored chocolate is packed into 20 chocolate segments. Crack it on the table to separate them, and then nosh away.
They still sell the pocket fisherman? Indeed, they do! The brand that launched 1,000 infomercials has been making this popular impromptu fishing pole since 1963. Though it's been redesigned, it's still every bit of fun to use.
These slipper socks are cozy for colder days and have a non-slip bottom. Unlike regular slippers, they fold up for travel (or fitting in a Christmas stocking!). Check delivery dates: Some colors and sizes will arrive before Christmas.
He won't use his cell phone flashlight again now that he has this handy gadget. The compact flashlight has an extendable head to shine wherever he needs it. The magnetic end picks up hard-to-reach screws or nails.
If he doesn't wear his ring to work or the gym, get him a durable replacement that he won't worry about scratching or even losing. This comfortable band from Groove Life comes in 20 colors, from subdued to bright orange.