There are many things that men like in their Christmas stockings, and it is easy to stuff them full of little things that they want or that they need. If you are looking for some different ideas, check these out and see if there is anything that will help you.
My step dad is a mechanic and he has his own shop. What he doesn’t have is a cell phone and many times he is gone from the shop to get parts or to get some body’s tractor or truck. This year in his Christmas stocking he is going to find a pre-paid cell phone so that in case of an emergency, he can be reached. This is also a great idea as many times he is in the field somewhere working on a tractor or machinery that has broke down and he is usually alone. A cell phone would be nice for him to have so that if he gets hurt, he can call someone.
My step dad also has a pair of pliers that he can not live without. I am not kidding. If you have ever seen him when he has lost them out of his pocket, it is almost funny. He actually panics and searches high and low until he can find them. They are his favorite pair and they are a certain brand that you can not find very often. I have found a place that carries them, and he is getting a second pair in his Christmas stocking.
Another Christmas gift idea for any man in his stocking is gloves. If you have a man in your life that works outside all the time, get him a pair that his heavy and warm. If the man on your list is just the type that drive to work and works inside, a pair of gloves that is thinner is a better idea. And gloves are fairly inexpensive.
A bag of their favorite candy is another idea that helps. My step dad Allan loves to eat chocolate bars and peanut butter. Last year at Christmas, I had drawn his name for the party and that is what I bought him. And even though it was at his family’s house, none of them understood the idea. Every night when he watches television, he has to have his candy bar and his peanut butter. If he runs low on either, he freaks out just about as bad as he does over his pliers being missing.
Other great stocking stuffers for Christmas include cologne. He wears Stetson and Brute, and at Christmas time, you can find many little bottles of these priced fairly cheaply, and you can find the lotions that are scented the same too. This is a great gift, and he can have enough to last him all year long.
You may also consider getting your brother, father of husband a thin wallet for men. This type of wallet is the hype today. Bulky and huge wallets are no longer fashionable. They are old. So why not try a minimalist wallet that is fashionable and stylish.
Does the man on your list enjoy any certain hobby? For a golfer, I would purchase some golf balls and some tees. This is fairly inexpensive and you can put them into the stocking for something special.
For a person that fishes a lot, a great gift is some fishing tackle. A special lure that he wouldn’t normally buy is a great gift. And there are some pretty fancy ones available, you just need to know where he fishes at, and what kind of fish he likes to catch.
For all men, a great gift is a pocket knife. They have such a large selection of these and you can find one with a design on them to match any persons likes and dislikes. I have found Harley Davidson, John Deere, fishing, hunting, bears, dogs, different brands of trucks, and the list can go on and on.
For buying Christmas stocking stuffers for a man, and not buy the usual items, you need to know what he likes and doesn’t like, what he does, and what he doesn’t have or needs more of. Don’t just fill the stocking with stuff that are the normal things, surprise him with different stuff and he will be as happy as a clam.