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Aside from Christmas gifts under the tree, there’s nothing more exciting on Christmas morning than fully stuffed stockings dangling from the mantel. If you’re blanking on stocking-sized gifts for the men (or boys) in your home, never fear, at Reviewed we’ve done our research and tested gifts of all sizes and price points. Read on for a look at stocking stuffers that will have the men and boys in your home racing each other for the living room this Christmas and the next.
We rounded up the best stocking-sized tech, gadgets, and gear for men. We included gifts that will appeal to the outdoorsman, the artist, the gamer, and more and range in price from under $10 a couple hundred dollars.
1. Apple Watch SE
For the tech guy
Apple Watch SE
An incredible smart watch with amazing features at a budget-friendly price.
Stylish and sleek, this smartwatch includes most of what you could want in activity and fitness tracking, reporting on exercise and health throughout the day. It also includes some nice new features, like crash detection—which updates authorities in the event of a collision. If you’re looking to slip a smartwatch into their stocking, then based on our testing this is the best on the market in terms of raw value; just make sure they have an Apple smartphone to take advantage of all the watch’s functions.
2. Mophie Powerstation PD
For the one who always runs their battery down
Mophie Powerstation PD
This portable battery pack is compact enough to fit in many pockets that charges devices lightning fast.
Long train rides can be the bane of our smart devices. If you’re looking for a gift that will keep all their devices charged up, then look no further than the Mophie Powerstation PD. With USB-A and USB-B ports built right in this battery-powered charger is ready to top off iPads, phones, and headphones. It’s our pick for the best portable battery pack and will keep up with any and all power needs.
3. Kindle Paperwhite
For the literary man
A dependable e-reader with a glare-free screen that’s perfect for any and all bookworms.
Those who haven’t experienced Kindle Paperwhite might wonder what makes it different from a tablet. The answer lies in the paper-like screen that allows you to read in any light setting—turn the illumination on to enjoy your book in the dark or turn it off completely to read clear E-Ink text in direct sunlight. At 300 ppi, it has a strong resolution, and 16 gigabytes is more than enough memory for a small library, which is why we crowned it as the best Kindle.
4. Soundcore by Anker Space A40
For the audiophile
Soundcore by Anker Space A40
Its adaptive noise canceling capabilities and a fantastic battery life make these portable in-ear headphones an incredible value.
Our pick for the best value headphones out now, the Anker Space A40 are superb noise canceling earbuds that retail for under $100. With adaptive noise canceling, Anker Space reacts to the environment and creates personal sonic spaces, ensuring these earphones sound good, even in loud settings like airplane cabins and subway cars. Wireless, the headphones gave us 10 hours of performance—with up to 50 using the charging case. Best of all… they fit into a stocking no problem.
5. 8Bitdo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller with Charging Dock
8Bitdo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller with Charging Dock
A versatile and ergonomic gamepad with an attractive charging dock that’s compatible with Nintendo Switch, PC, and other popular gaming platforms.
Whether the man in your life games on consoles or PC, he’ll love this gamepad that truly earns its “ultimate” moniker. Its charging base ensures it never runs out of juice, and it’s compatible with Nintendo Switch, PC, and a slew of other platforms via Bluetooth or its 2.4g wireless dongle. It’s even available in four different colors including white, black, red, and blue.
6. Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker
For the guy who’s always losing his keys
Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker
An easy-to-use tracker that latches on to any keys, wallet, or other valuables to provide a little peace of mind when they’re misplaced.
Some people just can’t hold on to their keys. Tile Mate is the perfect solution for those whose personal effects just seem to disappear. If you’re perpetually having to go back to help scour the home for a lost wallet, then gift your person (and by extension yourself) this digital tracker. Paired to their smart device it will ring their phone with a press of its button, ring when they’re looking for it, or show its last connected location on a map—should it be out of range. Versatile, this stocking stuffer is an excellent gift for the disorganized.
7. Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup
For the coffee drinker on the go
Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup
This food grade silicone cup serves up to 12 ounces of hot or cold beverages, and collapses into a small puck that makes it extremely portable.
Do you live with a coffee addict who’s forever piling plastic lids in the trash? The Stojo collapsible travel cup is a great sustainable solution that collapses down to a size that will fit any stocking. This plastic travel cup is meant for hot or cold beverages and is fully dishwasher and microwave-safe, yet its supple material folds down to a tiny size, so it can be stored in small spaces.
8. Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro wireless gaming mouse
For PC gamers
Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro wireless gaming mouse
A professional grade gaming mouse with plenty of buttons, customizable lighting, and ergonomic grip that makes it comfortable to use all day.
If you’ve got a gamer in your life who deserves an upgrade, then pick up a Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro wireless gaming mouse for their stocking. This agile mouse has a high-end gaming sensor, along with programmable lighting. Comfortable all day and all night, it’s a mouse they’ll use to win gaming championships or to scroll through the news, which is why we picked it as the best gaming mouse.
9. ConairMan Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer for Men
For the well-groomed man
ConairMan Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer for Men
A portable and wireless trimmer perfect for hard to reach areas including ears and noses.
Hair happens. A great stocking stuffer for the well-groomed man (or the one who needs a little prodding along), ConairMan Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer for Men means they’ll never have to yank a wayward growth again. With a sharp 360-degree beveled blade, this wireless trimmer slices through nose and ear hair without worry. Sweetening the deal, it comes with a detail trimmer attachment for touching up beard lines, fades, and any other spots.
10. Sudski portable shower drink holder
For an ethereal experience
Sudski portable shower drink holder
An easy to install shower beverage holder that lets you enjoy your favorite beverages when showering.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life worth living. Drinking an ice-cold beer inside a hot shower is difficult to explain in words, but a special experience nonetheless. This handy cup holder is made to accommodate this manly moment, and mounts to any bathroom wall.
11. Hario V60 Drip Scale
For coffee drinkers
Hario V60 Drip Scale
Precision and timing is key to a perfect pour over coffee, and this scale packs both in spades.
One of the most important items for making truly great specialty coffee is a scale. Get your loved one a classic Hario V60 Drip Scale this holiday season and empower them to make better coffee.
12. Kobalt 400-lumen LED Rechargeable Headlamp
Kobalt 400-Lumen LED Rechargeable Headlamp
Illuminate the night or hard-to-see areas with this handy LED headlamp.
If the man in your life is always working on his car, chopping wood in the dark, or whatever else requires a bit of extra light, then you can’t go wrong with the Kobalt 400-Lumen LED Rechargeable Headlamp. This headlamp illuminates up to 25 meters, comes with a USB port charger, and is even impact-resistant up to a three-meter drop.
13. Dalstrong Shadow Black series chef knife
Dalstrong Shadow Black series chef knife
This shiny black chef’s knife handles amazing and slices, dices, and minces whatever you throw at it.
If the man in your life cooks daily, he’ll love this chef’s knife that doubles as a display piece. It’s coated with black titanium nitride which makes it more resilient while enhancing its non-stick properties. This knife is also razor sharp and handles the way a great chef’s knife should.
14. Slap Ya Mama Louisiana Style Hot Sauce
Slap Ya Mama Louisiana Style Hot Sauce, three pack
Sometimes men just need a spice kick. If you’re looking for a stocking gift for a man who always seems to drench his rice and beans in chili sauce, then drop a bottle of Slap Ya Mama Louisiana Style Hot Sauce into their stocking.
Sometimes men just need a spice kick. If you’re looking for a stocking gift for a man who always seems to drench his rice and beans in chili sauce, then drop a bottle of Slap Ya Mama Louisiana Style Hot Sauce into their stocking. This notoriously spicy bottle comes in Jalapeno or Cajun Hot flavors, which one’s right is up to you.
15. Field Notes, three pack
For the note-taker
Field Notes, three pack
High-quality books made for catalouging adventures, art, and all manner of noteworthy things.
The Nashville-manufactured notebook brand Field Notes will appeal to anyone who notates their world, whether visually, linguistically, or mathematically. Widely applauded for its quality made-in-America notebooks, Field Notes are highly functional and stylish. The fiftieth Field Notes release, this gridded paper three-pack features a bright poppy red stock cover with silver printed type. But Field Notes is bigger than any one design, if red isn’t right, don’t miss out on its National Park series or its City Flag editions.
16. Happy Socks, four-pack
For the stylish ones
Happy Socks, four pack
Four pairs of cozy socks with eye-catching designs, colors, and patterns.
You might need some rather large stockings for this pack of socks, but if you can fit them, they’re sure to love them. While Happy Socks are some of the loudest socks around, this black and white op-art four-pack will fit in with all sorts of outfits—both showy and (somewhat) more restrained. If you want more color, they’ve certainly got that too.
17. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: 3-month Membership
For console gamers
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: 3-month Membership
Access to a library of complimentary titles on Xbox consoles, with a wide range of genres including action, RPGs, first-person shooters, and much more.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you the power to gift a whole library of games. Gift a digital code that unlocks hundreds of quality games, from expansive AAA RPG adventures to online cross-platform multiplayer that will have them gaming with their friends.
18. Zoku Reusable Straw
For the eco-conscious
Zoku Reusable Straw
A reusable straw with a silicone mouthpiece that comes with a handy travel case and cleaning brush for easy maintenance.
Plastic straws are bad, and paper straws are, frankly, frustrating. The Zoku Reusable Straw makes a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who’s eco-conscious. It comes with its own case and cleaning brush and is perfect for runs to the drive-thru or weekend camping trips. It even comes in seven flashy colors.
19. The Book of Terribly Awesome Dad Jokes
For the funny man
The Book of Terribly Awesome Dad Jokes
Two-hundred knee-slapping (and occasionally groan-worthy) jokes made for dads.
We’ve all heard a man in our life make a corny dad joke—whether that be our own dad, a friend, or even a little brother. If you want to get a laugh out of the whole family and help your dad-joke-loving man in your life expand his laughable vocabulary, then The Book of Terribly Awesome Dad Jokes is a perfect, wallet-friendly stocking stuffer. You can even sign your name on the front of it!
20. Swag Brewery Kentucky Bourbon candle
For whiskey aficionados
Swag Brewery Kentucky Bourbon candle
A quality soy candle that burns for upwards of 40 hours and packs the scent of fine Kentucky Bourbon.
What’s better than drinking whiskey? Enjoying its peaty aroma, of course. This candle packs the same rich, peppery, and oaky notes found in the perfect snifter of Kentucky Bourbon. It’s made from recycled beer bottles, so it’s as eco-friendly as it is sweet-smelling.
21. Extendable Cactus back scratcher
For a potentially life-changing gift
Extendable Cactus back scratcher
Two-sided silicone tips make this back scratcher one of the best out there, and perfect for hard to reach itches.
Back scratchers are one of those gifts that people may never buy for themselves, but would love to receive. The Extendable Cactus is a standout in this category, with two levels of silicone tines that scratch away at backs, necks, heads, and even beards. Once he uses it, he’ll wonder how he ever lived without it.
22. Viking Revolution Luxury After-Shave Balm
For sensitive skin
Viking Revolution Luxury After-Shave Balm
After-shave balm with aloe, shea butter, and other natural ingredients perfect for soothing sensitive skin.
If you hear constant complaints about itchy skin and post-shave redness, then do something about it and gift your man this wonderfully effective aftershave from Viking Revolution. Made for sensitive skin, it includes aloe, shea butter, and white mulberry root, for soothing post-shave recuperation—and don’t worry it helps (rather than hurts) acne-prone skin.
23. Field Trip Beef Jerky variety pack
For a manly treat
Field Trip Beef Jerky variety pack
Gluten and nitrate free beef jerky that’s as delicious as it is proten-packed.
Stockings are a great repository for sweets, but men may want something a little more substantial than truffles. Field Trip jerky is made without any nitrates, and this pack comes with four flavors including exotic offerings like Mandarin Orange, and Gochujang.
24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
For nostalgic gamers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
A new Ninja Turtle beat-em-up with retro sheen and addictive arcade-style gameplay.
Once upon a time, popular culture was owned by four karate-smart amphibian teens, including the world of video games. Shredder’s Revenge is a relatively new game but packs all the charm of the ‘90s Ninja Turtles arcade beat-em-ups, complete with sprite graphics, catchy tunes, and addictive gameplay. It’s also available on tons of platforms including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One.
25. Typhur InstaProbe
An incredibly speedy and accurate meat thermometer with a gorgeous digital display and sleek look.
Making the perfect steak is like telling the perfect joke: timing is everything. Our favorite meat thermometer, the Typhur InstaProbe, tests meat doneness and it does it quickly, as little as 0.75 seconds. Its attractive digital display makes it stand out, and it’s waterproof so you can keep it looking good as new.