55 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men Under $25
His stocking will be the highlight of Christmas morning with these clever gadgets, goodies, and essentials—all for under $25.
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Stocking stuffer for him
Stocking stuffers are one of the biggest highlights of Christmas morning. While they tend to be on the less expensive side than actual presents under the tree, when it comes to shopping for them they offer an opportunity to have some fun, use a little creativity, and buy stuff for your loved ones that they never knew they needed in their lives.
Shopping for men’s stocking stuffers in 2020 is a little different than in years before, due to the lifestyle changes that many have experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But don’t fret! We have scoured the stores and put together a list of 54 of the coolest, most clever, and most sought after gifts for men under $25, perfect for filling—and sometimes setting underneath—his stocking. As for the main event—start with these gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.
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For the bachelor: ATK Cooking for One
Just because he lives alone, doesn’t mean he has to miss out on delicious meals. This cookbook from the geniuses at America’s Test Kitchen offers delicious recipes (think: Garam Masala Pork Chop with Couscous and Spinach and Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore) for solo eaters. Find out 100 stocking stuffers under $10.
For the avid tooth brusher (and Lenny Kravitz fan!): Twice Toothpaste
What do you get when Lenny Kravitz decides to dominate dental hygiene? Twice toothpaste, a new oral care company on a mission to create better habits and health. This great-tasting toothpaste packaged in a really cool black tube is packed with active ingredients, vitamins, and aloe vera, sold out in 24 hours during Amazon Prime Day—and it’s truly a rockin’ stocking stuffer for men. Shopping for the guy who has it all? Start with these unique gifts for men.
For literally every dad: Comrad Compression Socks
“What do you want for the holidays, dad?” is a question that every child asks. And nearly every father answers, “socks.” Which makes these stylish ankle compression socks a total no-brainer for his stocking. They come in a variety of colors, so pick out a few. Trust us. He will love them. These socks also make a smart gift ideas for grandparents.
For the clean car-obsessed: Meguiar’s Quick Interior Detailer Wipes
These convenient wipes are the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list who drives. Small enough to stash in the glove box, one conveniently packaged set houses 25 wipes for a quick but efficient clean. These have more than 1,000 four- and five-star reviews—find out other top-rated car detailing products on Amazon.
For the traveler: Solo Packable Backpack
This cool, camouflage-print travel bag packs down to a tiny pouch that fits into the palm of your hand, yet still unfolds to a full-sized backpack, perfect for little excursions on a trip. It weighs under half a pound, making it a no-brainer for shoving in his carry-on—or stocking—without sacrificing space or weight. Shopping for mom? Here are the gifts she actually wants this year.
For the clean-screen freak: IRoller Touchscreen Cleaner
Touchscreens can get dirty. Fast. If he hates having oil, fingerprints—or you know,—virus particles on his smartphone, iPad, tablet, Kindle, laptop, GPS/car dashboard screens then he will love iRoller, a liquid-free, reusable touchscreen cleaner and a perfect stocking stuffer for men. Looking for something a little more personal? Check out these inspired gift ideas.
For the man with dirty T-shirts: Hanes Men’s X-Temp Triblend T
Starting at $7
If his favorite everyday tees are looking a bit stained and tattered, it might be time to upgrade. Twist a few of these next-level shirts from Hanes in his stocking—they use odor protection technology to attack odor-causing bacteria and are also designed to adapt to body temperature. Thinking about investing in some new festive decor? These are the best holiday decorations at Home Depot.
For the handyman: Magnelex Magnetic Wristband
This magnetic wristband is basically the most genius invention you probably never knew existed. With this wristband, your handyman can keep his hands free while he works on his next home renovation project. It’s a great way to hold screws, nails, and drill bits, so he doesn’t have to dig in his tool belt to track ’em down. If you want to shy away from physical presents to put under the tree, check out these amazing experience gifts.
For the DIY’er: Arrow Fastener T50 Heavy-Duty Staple Gun
A staple gun is a must-have for anyone who loves to tackle a home project. There is no better option than Arrow Fastener’s T50, America’s bestselling staple gun. It features an all chromed steel housing, jam-resistant mechanism, powerful coil spring, and steel working parts. This tool is durable and dependable—just like the man in your life—and makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Shopping on Amazon is always easy—and these Amazon Prime gifts are sure to be a hit.
For the multi-gadget TV watcher: Philips Universal Companion Remote For Roku or FireTV
If he’s always flipping channels and going back and forth between streaming services, you aren’t going to find a more useful stocking stuffer. This intuitively designed universal remote is equipped with a place to stash his Roku or FireTV remote that keeps getting lost in the couch. Discover more of the can’t miss tech gifts.
For the guy who likes to take it up a notch: TRUFF Hotter Sauce
If even the hottest of hot sauces aren’t hot enough, then this bottle of Truff Hotter Sauce will rock his world. It’s really hot sauce infused with black truffle goodness, chili peppers, and organic agave nectar. Even cooler is that this stocking stuffer is a gift that keeps on giving—TRUFF’s Hotter Sauce is in partnership with (RED) and for every bottle sold, a donation is made to support the fight to end AIDS and help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on life-saving HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
For the boxer snob: Boody Bamboo Men’s Boxer Brief
When it comes to shopping for stocking stuffers for men, you should always consider a pair of underwear. If natural-feeling material is a must for the man in your life, a pair of these boxers made from organic bamboo viscose fabric will rock his world. Seamless, lightweight, and comfortable, they are basically the next best thing to going commando.
For the man who loves an old school soap: Caswell Massey Heritage Sandalwood Bar Soap
This soap is classic, old school, and sophisticated, just like your man. This soap offers a masculine scent, rich and spicy sandalwood, and visually looks like wood—making it as beautiful to look at as it is to use.
For the aspiring fisherman: Catch Co Mystery Tackle Box Bass Kit
Pandemic fishing is definitely a thing, with licenses up 30 to 50 percent in many states. If he is a new angler or wants to be, this adorable little kit has all the bait, tackle, accessories, and instructions one needs to start casting. Each box is based on the fishing season or fish type. For example, this one is perfect for the bass fisherman.
For the Scrabble lover: Bananagrams Duel
The latest offering from Bananagrams, this portable game is perfect for a little competitive, vocabulary-building fun. It features 24 letter cubes and 20 theme cards, everything needed to get his duel on. Likewise, these classic board games are always welcome holiday gifts.
For the guy who isn’t well equipped: Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife
This small but mighty tool is a must-have for anyone. The classic and functional tool is a small blade, scissors, nail file, screwdriver 2.5 mm, keyring, toothpick, and tweezers all-in-one. You can also pick from a variety of colors so that it is perfectly customized to his liking.
For the man who is into scents: Paddywax Petite Reed Diffuser Tobacco & Patchouli
This low-profile, mini-sized masculine scented reed diffuser will fill his space with the aroma of tobacco and patchouli. Each set comes with 1.5-ounces of scented oil and four rods, making it a truly powerful-for-the-senses stocking stuffer.
For the clean skincare guru: Andalou Men Get Going Kit
This adorable set of man-centric skincare products includes cleanser, shave cream, 3-in-1 body wash, and 3-in-1 body lotion, making it the perfect travel set for the man who wants the cleanest products possible. The entire Andalou line has Non-GMO Project verification, is Fair Trade, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free.
For the ginger lover: Reed’s Ginger Chews
If he loves ginger, then Reed’s famous chews will definitely spice up his Christmas stocking. This pack comes with nine individually wrapped chews, each as sweet and spicy as the last. Discover more of the bestsellers on Amazon.
For the bath lover: Nectar Bath Treats My Guy Bath Bomb
No, bath bombs are not just for the ladies! This black star bath treat from Nectar’s new My Guy foaming bath bomb collection features top notes of bergamot, lavender, middle notes of geranium, cedar, and fir balsam. Each foaming, slow-release bath bomb is also brimming with Epsom salts, activated charcoal, and sweet almond oil.
For any man who showers: Spongelle Men’s Supreme Buffer
A great alternative to body scrub, this conveniently compact buffer is a moisture-boosting triple butter body wash built-in that will forever change his shower experience. In addition to offering moisturizing cocoa butter, nourishing shea butter, and vitamin A enriched mango butter, the invigorating scent of Cedar Absolute will invigorate his sense. One buffer will cleanse, scrub, and hydrate for 20+ washes.
For the man who likes fragrance on-the-go: Reuzel Cologne Balm
Reuzel Cologne Balm is a wax-based product conveniently packaged in a tiny tin and features the brand’s signature Wood & Spice fragrance with notes of lemon and cloves. It’s super easy to use, mess-free, and he can take it anywhere. An added bonus? It won’t take up much space in his stocking.
For the man with lots of cards: ili New York 7770 Leather Money Clip Card Holder
This neat and nifty leather cardholder will keep all of his credit cards and bills secured together and ready to slip into his pocket. Available in both black and brown.
For the man who appreciates a fine writing tool: Pilot Acroball 1000
Starting at $8.49
Everyone loves a good pen. This high-quality yet inexpensive writing tool from Pilot will up his pen game. While it is higher quality than your average ballpoint pen, fitted with a resilient tungsten-carbide writing tip engineered with Pilot’s ultra-smooth and smear-resistant Advanced Ink, it isn’t so expensive that he will worry about bringing it everywhere with him.
For the camping chef: MSR Ultralight Kitchen Set
This set has everything he needs to cook up a feast on his next camping trip, including utensils and accessories —a folding spoon, spatula, cutting board, salt & pepper shaker, squeeze bottle, and dish towel—wrapped in one convenient package for on-the-go use. Pair it with one of these delectable food gifts left under the tree.
For the man who is always stressed out: Essence One Rollerball
Made in Minneapolis, this compact rollerball is the perfect tool for the on-the-go man who wants to chill out. Available in three scents, each free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and never tested on animals, it can be easily applied on the neck or wrist for some added relaxation or invigoration. Find out 100 other amazing things made in the U.S.A.
For the sophisticated shaver: Proraso Shaving Kit
This adorable little kit has everything he needs for a luxury shaving experience on-the-go, including Proraso’s Pre-Shave Cream, Shaving Cream in a Tube, After Shave Balm, and a travel-sized Proraso natural-bristle Shaving Brush.
For the man with chapped lips: Jack Black Lip Balm Trio
If he’s constantly complaining about chapped lips, this trio of lip balm from Jack Black is the perfect addition to his stocking. Each has a different flavor and offers SPF 25 protection.
For the Bill & Ted fan: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Historical Trivia Travel Game
If “party on dude!” is one of his most overused expressions, or he is just a vintage Keanu fan, this super fan travel trivia game focusing on all things “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” will put a smile on his face Christmas morning. Not only will it transport him back to San Dimas High School, but serve as a history brush up as well.
For keeping him safe: Noshinku Hand Sanitizer
Everyone should have a bottle of hand sanitizer handy these days for those times when they don’t have easy access to soap and water. This small bottle of Noshinku hand sanitizer is compact enough for back pockets but potent enough to kill the virus.
For the whiskey drinker: Personalized Christmas Whiskey Glass
This classy custom whiskey glass is holiday-themed and will raise the bar when it comes time to says “cheers” every holiday season. It is available in three colors and can be monogrammed with his first or last name. These are other unique gifts for the person who’s impossible to shop for.
For the daily shower guy: Juniper-Fir HoHo Zum Bar
Dudes dig a simple shower regimen, and that includes a bar soap that delivers. Meet Zum’s Juniper-Fir HoHo Zum Bar for holiday. It’s the goat’s milk soap he loves swirled with juniper and fir essential oils for a soft clean with the scent of 1,000 pine trees. It’s vegetarian and cruelty-free, and he’s sure to keeping reaching for it long after the Christmas tree has left for the season.
For the Marvel fan: Lokai Marvel Collection Bracelets
Whether he is all about Black Panther, Captain America, or Black Widow, there is a Lokai bracelet just for him. These Marvel-themed accessories are customized for all your favorite superheroes. And the best part about them is, they are a gift that gives back. For each Marvel Collection Lokai sold, $1 will benefit Make-A-Wish, to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.
For the fitness enthusiast: Slowtide Carson Fitness Towel
If he loves to break a sweat, one of these attention-grabbing fitness 100 percent cotton towels from Slowtide will liven up his workout session. They even feature a convenient loop, making them easy to hang on a hook or any fitness equipment.
For the sustainably minded: Haiti Design Co. Double Wrap Leather Bracelet
He will love this simple double wrap leather bracelet, especially if sustainability is important to him. The brand’s small workshop is based in Haiti, where the bracelets are designed and created by local artisans. These are more creative gifts that give back.
For the chocolate lover: jcoco 5 Dark
If he appreciates dark chocolate in all of its amazingness, this 5-pack of one-ounce dark chocolate bars will keep his sweet tooth satisfied. Flavors include Orange Blossom Espresso, 85 percent Dark, Noble Dark, Boharat Middle Eastern Spice, and Black Fig Pistachio.
For the social (media) butterfly: Popl Digital Business Card
This little gadget will majorly up his social media game. All he needs to do is place this Popl on the back of his phone, and he can instantly share everything from social media and music to payment platforms or simply his contact info, simply by tapping his phone on a compatible smartphone.
For the adventurous whiskey drinker: Dirty Sue Whiskey Cherries
These high-end cocktail cherries are made out of Stardust cherries from the Pacific Northwest and are larger and juicier than your average whiskey cherry, bathed in rich cherry juice formulated with Tennessee and Kentucky whiskies and mellowed with notes of vanilla, star anise, and currant.
For the meat-eater: Cuisinart Multi-Tool Instant Read Thermometer
This easy-to-use meat thermometer is a great addition to any meat grillers stocking. Not only does it measure the temperature of meat, but also works as a corkscrew, bottle opener, and LED light for night grilling.
For the one who loves wine: WineRX DROP IT
If he likes to drink wine but is always complaining about a hangover the next day, WineRX DROP IT is a much-needed stocking stuffer. All he needs to do is add a few drops of this 100 percent all-natural proprietary (patented) formula of FDA-approved ingredients to his glass of vino, which works to remove tannin and sulfites—the chemicals that leave you feeling not-so-hot after a night of drinking wine. It also makes a fun “white elephant” party gift.
For the Alexa lover: Echo Flex
Up his smart home game with this small but brilliant, Alexa-enabled plug-in smart speaker. It basically adds Alexa to any room, allowing him to check the weather, listen to music, turn his lights and other gear on and off, and even check the sports scores. Find out all the things Amazon Echo can do that Google Home can’t.
For the impeccably dressed: InstaSteam
He won’t have to worry about his clothes wrinkling on-to-go after he pulls InstaSteam out of his stocking. This hands-free clothing steamer works without electricity, smoothing, wrinkling, and deodorizing clothes in 15 to 30 seconds using mineral-based, non-toxic ingredients.
For the protein shake drinker: Core Power Elite Chocolate, 12-pack
Core Power Elite is the perfect “stocking stuffer” for the man who wants a boost of post-workout protein. Each bottle of Core Power elite contains a whopping 42 grams of protein. This pack boasts 12.
For the guy who braves the cold: SA Co. Frost Tech™ Fleece Face Shield™ Tubular Bandana
This stylish yet functional tubular bandana is a must-gift for any guy who needs protection from the cold. It will keep him warm, covering his neck, face, and ears during all the frosty months, and it looks cool to boot!
For the beanie lover: Champion Beanie with Pom
This versatile striped pom beanie will keep him warm all winter long, as he hits the trails and brave the great outdoors during the chilliest months of the year.
For the fur baby dad: MyPetsies Custom Pet Face Mask
Every father of a fur baby needs a protective face covering with his beloved pet’s face plastered across the front. These creative masks are easy to design—just choose from several different fun backgrounds or solid color and upload the most adorable photo of his pet. We also have popular suggestions for gifts for dog lovers.
For the man who drinks on the go: Nixon Wizard Stick Beverage Sling
The brilliant minds at Nixon have created the ultimate beer stashing solution. This over-the-arm beverage sling is insulated, compact, and holds an entire six-pack of beer.
For the avid flosser: Quip Refillable Floss Pick
Give him the gift of floss. This pick, featuring an easy-to-grip handle, is preloaded with 180 disposable picks worth of floss. Once it is used up, it is reloadable for just $5.
For the connected music man: Altec Lansing 007 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
These affordable but function-packed headphones are a must for pretty much every guy we know. Not only are they super comfortable, but offer Bluetooth connectivity and are compatible with Alexa and Siri.
For the man who loves his coffee hot: Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer
This portable heating plate made especially for coffee will keep his cup of java, tea, or hot cocoa warm wherever he is.
For the latte lover: Cafe Casa Make Your Barista Jealous Milk Frother
This totally adorable battery-operated milk frother will whip up his milk into the frothiest latte topper in just 15 seconds. Plus, it’s super compact and can be easily stored with your other utensils.
For the dog dad: Pedigree Foundation Dog Dad Trucker Hat
This “Dog Dad” isn’t just super cool, but will make you feel good about your purchase in more ways than one. All proceeds from the Pedigree Foundation’s store help dogs find loving homes through shelter and rescue grants. Procrastinated on your shopping? Then you’ll want to check out these last-minute Christmas gifts with free shipping.
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