Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband

Stocking Stuffers for Your HusbandI’ve had a lot of women email me asking, “do you have any ideas for stocking stuffers for your husband?

I often don’t think about Christmas gifts until the last minute! I’ve got some big things, but I often leave little things, like stocking stuffers, until later. And I find buying gifts for men really challenging.

So a while ago I asked the question on my Facebook Page: what are great stocking stuffers for husbands? And I decided to compile a list of handy stocking stuffers, sexy stocking stuffers, yummy stocking stuffers, and more! So here we go:

(Note: Updated in December of 2014 with new ideas–and current prices!)

Handy Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband

Pocket Screwdriver – $2.79
Comes with several attachments, but you can carry it in your pocket! Very handy.

Set of 8 Energizer AA Batteries – $5.97
You can never have too many batteries! Make sure he has some on hand.

Storm Proof Match Kit– $6.09
If you’re married to an outdoorsman, he’ll love this! Help him always be prepared.

Striker Hand Tools 00-105 Magnetic Light Mine Hands-Free Task LightMagnetic Hands Free Work Light – $12.01
So cool! Trying to fix something in a tight, dark space? Just put this magnetic light up and you can shine light in any direction–when holding a flashlight is too cumbersome.

Keychain Tweezers/Can Opener/LED light combo – $12.56
What a cool keychain! You get tweezers and a can opener and a handy light, and it’s all compact, in one place. And it’s on sale now for half off, under $10!

Tool Logic Credit Card Holder 9 Tools in one – $12.42
This is the coolest thing! It’s the size of a credit card, but inside are stuffed 9 different tools–a blade, a toothpick, an opener, tweezers, and more! I love it, and guys will too.


Tool Logic CC1SB Credit Card Companion with Serrated 2-Inch Steel Blade, Lens and Compass, 9-Tools Total, Black Finish

Travel Alarm Clock & Flashlight (in one!) – $13.60
So handy for the guy that spends a lot of time on the road. It’s an alarm clock and a flashlight in one!

Small Wind up Flashlight.- $13.95
Great for emergencies! Keep it in your glove compartment.

Thermos Stainless Steel 16-Ounce Coffee Travel Mug – $21.45
Here’s an awesome quality mug that he’ll love! Keeps coffee hot, comfortable to hold, and leak-proof. For men on the go!

EasyAcc® 5000mAh Brilliant Ultra Slim Power Bank USB Portable Charger External Battery Pack For iPhone Motorola Moto Samsung Galaxy iPad HTC Nokia Android Smartphone Phone Bluetooth Speakers - Black and OrangeUSB Power Bank Charger for phones, earbuds, and more! – $19.99
Usually $50, this is on for just $20! It’s a portable power source that you can take with you to charge phones, etc. on the go. Husband out at a job, with his phone running low? Now he can power it up!

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31 Days to Great Sex31 Days to Great Sex: ebook- $4.99, paperback $10.49
What man isn’t going to like getting a copy of 31 Days to Great Sex? It takes you through 31 days with short readings and then a challenge to help you spice up your love life as you grow more intimate, have more fun, and get to know each other even better.

You can get it in paperback or for your ereader. But how can you give an ebook in a stocking? Well, great news! I’ve got coupons now that you can download and print out to put right in there. There’s a link in the book that takes you right to the coupons, but you can find them here. Here’s a very small version of one of the coupons:

He’ll love it! Get it for Kindle, Nook, .pdf, or paperback. Read more about it here.

Love Coupons – FREE
Speaking of “special” coupons you can give him in your stocking, I’ve got some other downloadable ones you get free when you sign up for my marriage newsletter!

Romance Toolkit – $4.99
Want more romance in your marriage? Here’s a collection of awesome printables to put in his stocking–inviting him to different romantic date nights! Turn your marriage from boring to blazing!

Deck of DaresDeck of Dares Printables – $6.99
Want to spice up your marriage? Here are 40 sexy dares that you can do together! Purchase the download, and then you can print them out to put in his stocking. Or you can dole them out one by one….”Wanna do this tonight?” :) Great to enhance any marriage TASTEFULLY without delving into anything gross. Check them out here!

MELT–The Massage Course for Couples – $49- 50% off special rate until December 25

Melt Massage for Couples

Make your husband putty in your hands! Here’s an awesome video course that couples can take together to learn how to give each other amazing massages. If your husband is stressed at work, or if he works hard physical labor, you can make him feel amazing (and sure, he learns to massage you at the same time!) The videos are PG rated, but are really helpful and quick. Each video is just a few minutes long, but they add up to one amazing massage as you learn new techniques and then figure out how to put those techniques together and watch him melt. And you can access them right away–it’s a lifetime membership. Read my full review here.

And you can get some gift vouchers for the videos that you can put into his stocking! The discount is only available until December 25, so pick it up now.

Check out the MELT video course right here, and get some heat going in the bedroom!

Want more Sexy Stocking Stuffers? I’ve got a whole post on 20 great ideas of sexy things to put in his stocking!

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Pocket Constitution (Text from the U.S. Bicentennial Commission Edition)Pocket Constitution – $1.00
On a totally different note, if you have a liberty-loving American husband, he may love a pocket constitution! Just something small you can easily carry around to remind yourself, and those you’re talking to, what the limits of government really are.

50 Best Bible Verses to Memorize Pack of Verse Cards – $7.50
If your husband is a Christian and wants to get more out of the Bible this year, why not get him a set of the 50 Best Bible Verses to Memorize cards? Available in NKJV or ESV, he can learn a verse a week this  year–and hide the Word in his heart!

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The Original Wizard Card GameOriginal Wizard Game – $6.00
Is your husband into card games? This one’s awesome! It’s kind of like a much more complicated, but addictive, euchre. Play with 3-6 people, but it’s wonderful for having another couple over. If you want to start doing more social things this year, with less reliance on video games and movies, try Wizard! It’s our favourite.

Gift Cards
Pick up a gift card to Starbucks, or Amazon, or iTunes. If he’s a guy who loves Starbucks but who feels guilty spending that much on coffee, give him a gift card so he has your blessing! Or give him a gift card to fill up his Kindle or iPod.

Stocking Stuffers for Your HusbandJ&D's Bacon Salt, Hickory, 2 OunceYummy Stocking Stuffers for Men

Packs of Gum – $1.00
Everybody loves gum! Give him something he’ll think is a treat.

Bacon Flavored Salt – 3.54
Who doesn’t like bacon? And here’s salt that tastes like bacon! It’s vegan and kosher friendly, too.

Beef Jerkey – $5.92
For the guy who loves beef jerkey–even if you worry about the salt content! Let him live it up a bit at Christmas.

Bacon Flavored Toothpicks – 4.73
Oh, yeah, baby. What guy won’t like these? They’re fun, and they come in a great package for true bacon lovers.

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O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream, 3.4 oz.O’Keeffe’s Working Man’s Hand Cream – $8.00
Does your husband work with his hands–even in the cold? He likely gets chapped hands, but who wants to use girly cream? Get him some manly cream–that works great!

Old Spice classic aftershave – $9.94
You can’t go wrong with Old Spice!

Facial Hair Trimmer – $12.48
Okay, most men don’t like to admit it, but once you hit a certain age, hairs keep growing. And they don’t stop! Here’s a handy but inexpensive trimmer for those hairs that keep sticking out.

Philips Norelco QT4000/42 BeardTrimmer 3100 (Packaging May Vary)Philips Beard Trimmer – $19.99
If your man is really into facial hair, and wants to keep growing it past Movember, then get him this specialized trimmer just for his beard. No more scissors that don’t work!

Boxer Shorts – $10-$25
Does your guy need some new underwear? Get him an attractive collection of boxers that you think he looks great in–and tell him!

Hanes Men's Classics 7-Pack Comfort Soft Sport Brief - Assorted Colors, Assorted, MediumMen’s Briefs, 7 Pack – $20-$26
If your guy is more of a briefs man than a boxers man, get him a collection that’s comfy!

Men’s Thinsulate Gloves – $13-$31
If you live somewhere where it’s cold, get your man some thin but warm gloves. Great when filling up with gas, when taking pictures outdoors, and any time you’re taking a walk!

Stocking Stuffers for Your HusbandHealthy Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband

Have a health conscious hubby? Here are some inexpensive, and fun, ideas. But please–don’t buy these just because you want your husband to lose weight! He has to buy into the idea already, or else the gift likely won’t go over really well (it’s the equivalent of him buying you a bathroom scale). But for a guy who loves to move, these rock:

Omron HJ-321 Tri-Axis Pedometer, BlackPedometer–Count your steps! – $15.92
Have you walked 10,000 steps today? Here’s a pedometer that keeps track! Just put it in your pocket and leave it be. It can even be set to monitor brisk steps or calories.

Schwinn 20-Function Bike ComputerBike Computer/Odometer – $12.87
Husband into cycling? This 20 function bike computer tracks speed, distance, time, calories burned, and more!

Senbowe™ Bluetooth 4.0 Double Ear Peices with Clear Voice and Noise Cancellation Portable Wireless Stereo Outdoor Sports/Running &Gym/Hiking/Exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets/Microphone for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPods,HTC One,One mini, One mini 2,iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Note 2, S5 S4, S3, S2,LG Optimus,LG G3,G2,MOTO X,Most Android Smart Phones and Tablets and other Bluetooth-enabled tablets(Black)Joggers’ Bluetooth Headphones – $27.99
These are normally $70, but are on massive sale. They’re comfortable headphones for jogging/running with bluetooth capabilities for almost all popular devices. Battery is rechargeable and lasts for 6 hours of music. Instead of having to plug it into the device, which can be difficult when jogging, the bluetooth gives more freedom of movement (so the headphones don’t get yanked off). Fun!

Now, what ideas do you have for stocking stuffers? Leave some in the comments! Let’s get creative for our men this Christmas.

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  1. I’m giving my husband the 31 Days book that I had printed at Office Max and a box of chocolates from Trader Joes.

  2. My guy is going to get some nice (more expensive than usual) coffee beans in his stocking. I want to try that Wizard game too!
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  3. Honestly, these are all tacky for my man and we’ve already read through 31 Days… anyone else have any ideas? I don’t have a handyman; he doesn’t like games; and the man buys more boxers and underwear than I’ve ever seen a guy buy. lol

  4. As a guy, I can say the following are things one never has too many of:

    – Interchangeable bit screwdrivers
    – Small bright flashlights (the new LED ones are great)
    – Small pocket/utility knives (I keep some around the house, in my office, in my computer bag, etc.)
    – Really, most anything else found in the cheap gift section of the home improvement stores are useful

    Also, the following can be useful in a pinch as well (but some may not be in the “pocket change” price level:
    – External battery packs for a cellphone (charge it up, then it will give a few more hours of use while on the go, just know what kind of device he uses)
    – Gift cards to places like coffee shops, gas stations, etc. (nothing like a snack on the go)
    – Ear warmers or light gloves (good for walking the dog or when that cold snap hits a few hours early and the cold weather gear is still at home)
    – Decent pens (something that’s a little more special than a disposable)
    – Decent quality travel mugs for hot beverages

    Got any ideas for the women in our lives, or is that one tomorrow?

    • Great ideas!
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    • Thank you, Phil! I really appreciate that. The gloves and pens are a great idea I missed. Maybe I’ll add them in now!

      And I’ll try to write one up for women. What slant would you like? Ways to romance your wife in her stocking?

      • Romance is fine, but some more generic things are good too. I’d say a bit of variety would be helpful.

        This bigger gifts are easy to think up, it’s the stocking that gets difficult. So I guess we could say men and women are much alike in this regard.

        • ButterflyWings says:

          Phil you’d like to know what to buy a woman? Go with the first half of your list… those are all great things that many women I know would love.

          • Bath and Body Works-
            Lotions, perfumes, lip gloss, nail polish, hair accessories, Victoria secret gift cards, Godiva Chocolates!

    • I snickered when I saw pens in your list. My husband asked for “a stash of pens the kids can’t get into.” Understandable! He’ll be getting many!

      • Janett Reed says:

        Ha!Ha! Same story at my house. He gets his own packs, but once the kids loose all mine I start “barrowing” his one at a time! A special yours only one would be sweet. Thanks for the idea.

  5. For the baker: a cooking torch, measuring cups, measuring spoons, a bag of high quality spices or sugar

    Another favorite in our house: Rolos (or another favorite sweet treat) inside of a new coffee travel mug (Target has some awesome recycled plastic travelers that don’t leak and can go in the microwave and dishwasher)

  6. Fun ideas! I just bought my husband this dirty solid perfume from Lush:,en_US,pd.html
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  7. I have to say, Phil, girls are so easy! :o) 1)Lotion, 2)if she uses body wash you could do a special kind she would never buy herself w/ a new mesh wash ball, 3)perfume, 4)gift cards to her fav. places, 5)massage/ manicure/pedicure gift card from a great spa, 6)comfy socks, 7)jewelry, 8)nail polish, 9) candles, 10) iTunes gift card, 11) some good chocolate, 12) a wad of cash so she can go shopping 13) a DVD of a movie she loves…that’s all for now. :o)

    • Try telling my hubby I’m really easy to buy for! He has the hardest time even if I drop MAJOR hints or even out and out tell him! Really, I’d be happy with a promise of more O’s in the coming new year! Not to be TMI, but getting him to give me an O is like asking him to have a root canal!

      • That is so sad! Hasn’t he figured out that a satisfied wife will want sex more, which is beneficial for him too? Not to mention all the posts on here about loving & serving each other…

      • i’d like to ask for more o’s too! glad i’m not the only one who has thought of this. 😉

    • Sonia Irwin says:

      And a small bouquet (or two) of flowers always works for me!

    • Maybe most girls are easy in that sense, aside from the gift cards/cash, DVD’s and comfy socks I wouldn’t want anything else you listed.

      However, I’m still quite easy. If it’s something I can use in my garden or for my horse, I’ll love it. That and hair ties/bobby pins, because for whatever reason those disappear into the abyss all the time.

  8. LOL, I always do the beef jerky idea — so easy and he always loves it. Often I will put in a tube of foot cream because he loooooves to have his feet rubbed. I usually put in cans of blue diamond almonds that he can nosh on in the truck or at work. He’s getting undies probably too this year though they won’t fit in the stocking ….

  9. Rhonda Coleman says:

    Items that will be in my hubby’s stocking: Chapstick! His own personal sticky note pads (golf theme); Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar (KING SIZE – his favorite); Bath & Body Works Body Wash (men’s fragrance of course); ANYTHING golf-gadgety (tees, a sleeve of his favorite golf balls, divot tool, ball marker, etc). This year – his own ear buds so I can have mine back!! And, a “special” stuffer this year – coupon for a round of golf at the Greenbrier. Special because he had shoulder surgery earlier this year and will FINALLY be able to play again when spring hits West Virginia!!

  10. How about a nice container of coconut oil? It makes a great massage oil and more.

  11. My husband and I have a tradition for stocking stuffers. We go to the dollar store and we have five minutes and five dollars to find something for each other. It has to have some kind of meaning and not just a random thing we picked up. It’s a fun activity that we do and funny to hear what he thinks would be meaningful for me. I did score a bath tub pillow one year that made me very happy! It’s cheap and fun!

  12. Great ideas, Sheila. I happen to love the scent of Old Spice, as does my husband. For Christmas, we exchange our favorite candies in our stockings and last year we gave each other different card games (I gave him Star Wars playing cards and he gave me Phase 10). But I like the boxers idea ;o) for a private Christmas stocking like Lori over at The Generous Wife suggested. Gave him Star Trek boxers on our wedding night, and we got married right after Christmas. Think I might have to try that again.
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  13. My husband LOVES getting snacks in his stocking – chocolate; pumpkin or sunflower seeds; wasabi peas; nuts; weird jerky like buffalo or alligator; beverages like kombucha or frappuccinos; chocolate-covered espresso beans; and anything else he wouldn’t normally get!

    Other things I put in there: pens and mechanical pencils; a new yearly planner; a homemade gift certificate of an album I sneakily downloaded on his iPhone; hand salve: unscented, non-shiny (i.e. manly :-) Chapstick; a new toothbrush or razor; etc.

    I personally think stockings are the easiest and funnest part!! :-)

  14. And my suggestions for stocking stuffers for women:

    – Anything pampering like lotion, chapstick, nail polish, perfume, body wash, lip gloss, etc.
    – Chocolate!! {duh :-) }
    – Sonic happy hour gift card
    – Kindle gift card
    – Pretty notepads, blank cards, or stationary
    – Sharpie pens (not the markers, they make colored pens now!)
    – Kitchen gadgets like measuring spoons, a new knife, a nice spatula, cookie scoop, etc.
    – Pretty new comfy undies
    – Homemade coupons for a back/foot rub
    – Yummy-smelling votive candles
    – Favorite mascara, eyeshadow, powder, etc.
    – New phone case
    – Journal or planner
    – DVD of a favorite movie
    – Car charger for phone or wall charger for work
    – Travel brush
    – Keychain
    – Jewelry of course! :-)
    – Pretty scarf or gloves

  15. Other good ones that win big:
    *Scratch offs*whisky rocks*paperback*mini speaker for MP3/Iphone*Andes Mints*LivingSocial/Groupn/ deals*More Scratch Offs :)

  16. Honestly, if DW gave me a coupon booklet for some “treats” in the bedroom on each gift-giving occasion, she would never need to spend a penny. That’s all I really want from her.

  17. Well, not all girls are the same. For the tomboys in your life:

    -A couple boxes of her favorite rounds.
    -New EO Tech sight for a Semi- Automatic/Rifle.
    -Any kind of the LED compact lights that runson regular batteries instead of special-sized lithium batteries that only that specific company makes.
    -Pink shooting glasses.
    -A new pair of shades, Coach are nice but so are Oakley 😉
    -Flavored chapstick
    -Manicures/Pedicures are nice, but are also a scary place to pick up a fungus. I will not go to those places. I do my own nails and they look so much better.
    -A really comfy set of expensive high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. I cannot afford the $400 comforter but what touches my skin will feel awesome.
    -A new really thick bathrobe, because you always steal mine outside the shower door.
    -For girls with sensitive skin or their face is always breaking out, expect to pay over $150 to get the Lancome starter kit for ultra sensitive skin that does not turn them into a strawberry. Buying cheap skin stuff is like buying cheap beer. Quality matters.
    -Walk into a sporting goods store, turn to her and tell her…”We are here to shop for you today, not me. You cannot pick out ANYTHING for me, not even a stocking stuffer.” Total turn on if she is a tom-boy! Make sure to have a limit either by pieces or amount, otherwise you will go broke.
    -I have jewelry, but I brake it so easily that is just sits in a pretty box and looks…..well…..pretty. To me, that is like buying you a tye, aftershave, a leather wallet or a damn ascot, way too bland. Realize I have had to reset my wedding ring four times due to breakage.
    -Running shoes!!!!!!
    -Not all women like smelly lotions, candles beyond a campground, or stripping naked to have someone else rub oil on them (almost as bad as a gyno visit).

    • That’s awesome! And it made me laugh. Key thought, guys: KNOW YOUR WIFE!!!

    • ButterflyWings says:

      Love your post Chrissy!

      Anything shooting related sounds cool – for now though I’d settle for a few lessons and a membership of the local club – gun laws here in Australia are too strict so owning one’s own gun is too complicated.

      I’d love if my husband took me to a sports store – I need weightlifting gloves, some MMA gloves, and some other gear as well for training. And there are heaps of stuff I’d love to get just for fun too.

      lol like you, my husband steals my bathrobe – a big furry purple girly one which he runs off with because it’s so comfortable.

      like you, I have sensitive skin and hate lotions with a passion.

      I’ve been thinking all night I’d love to suggest to hubby to buy me the weightlifting gloves for christmas. At $25 it’s a lot more than he’d usually spend, but it’s half the price of what he bought for himself, so he might go for it.

      • it’s not just me?! My robe is fuzzy with big polka dots.
        -I think last year I got a package of party poppers. It was kinda fun. Sometimes it’s just fun to laugh

        -GOOD chocolate. And no, Hershey’s doesn’t count. (for some women this is butterscotch or another sweet)

        -Mints: For the woman who loves chocolate AND mints has chocolate mints (Mint Meltaways) that are super yummy.

        -Maybe a gift certificate to learn something you like to do, that she’s shown an interest in…but is clueless about and hasn’t fully tried. She may feel too intimidated to jump into an activity with you-and you MAY not be the best to teach her. (gun safety/hunting class, ski lessons, motorcycle riding lessons, football 101) again KNOW your wife. Getting her lessons for something YOU want her to do, that she doesn’t WANT to know more about…not smart 😉 We want to be able to enjoy SOME of the things you enjoy WITH you. But some things we are quite happy to sit out on.

    • Hippie4ever says:

      Ahh. I too broke all my jewelry till I was introduced to James Avery designs, jewelry (most pieces) that can take a tomboy’s abuse. Love the line : ” like buying you a tie”.

  18. my husband loves tabasco sauce on everything, so he’ll be getting a bottle of that in his stocking and probably some beef jerky, too. i don’t like either of those things, so there is no chance that i’ll end up sharing with him. i’d love it if he’d pick out some new panties for me, because i can never seem to buy any that actually turn him on and it would be fun to know that i’m wearing something he likes.

  19. I just bought my son a tube of camoflauge chapstick from Walmart. Maybe a good idea for hunters in the family?

  20. So I ended up buying 31 Days… for my husband and I. I printed off and gave him your love coupons and the ‘voucher’ saying I want to work through the 31 Days book with him as one of his Christmas presents.
    Anybody else have it backfire on them? He sees it as basically me telling him we don’t have enough sex. We’ve had some ‘dry spells’ except for the past few weeks. I did not give it coming from that place – I told him it was meant to help us grow closer together.
    Any ideas? I did not expect this outcome at all…

  21. MamaC – I know your post was 8 months ago but it saddened me to see his response to your gift. I hope you were able to show him that the gift was heartfelt and he accepted that. I am guessing that he, too, was feeling the pressure of the difference in intimacy. It’s hard to acknowledge sometimes, and intimacy is definitely something that a couple must both work on together. I just wanted to send you some support, and good thoughts. I hope you guys worked it and it worked for you! Blessings. Ms. T

    • Hi Ms.T-
      I just got a notification that there was a new comment :)
      Well it turns out that my husband cheated on me last summer (didn’t know about it at Christmas) and I found out about it this year. I decided to give him a second chance and we’ve been going to marriage counseling for 6 months. But this summer I found out he has a drug abuse problem. And that, combined with the behaviors he’s still exhibiting and choices he’s still making to seek relationships outside of our marriage have lead me to end the marriage. Plus, he’s not really trying to recover from the addiction and I think is still using. I’m sad that it’s come to this, but I cannot change him and continually hurts me.

  22. Sandy in Los Angeles says:

    It is interesting that you mentioned the card game Euchre. I grew up on Ohio and played Euchre a lot! I moved to California and nobody knows how to play. I have found that most people in the US who play live in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. I guess the game went North also (or perhaps came south).

  23. Some of the best things I’ve ever put in my husband’s stocking are:
    Drill bits
    Batteries (the kids always use them up, so more is better, no?)
    Pez dispensers, or a similar dose of silliness, such as a Hot Wheels car
    Brach’s pick a mix candy
    MAG Lights. (I stuffed one in a stocking one year with 3 lbs of candy rammed around it!)
    Coffee samples
    Money…plain old cash… inside a pair of socks
    Leathermen’s or Gerber tools
    Mini photo holders with the kids’ pictures in them (these were sent to him while he was deployed)
    See’s Candies. Guys like chocolate, too!
    Sappy little tiny cards- the kind you put on a flower arrangement, with words just “for him”
    Pen & pencil set
    Gift card to his favorite store, with a “night off” coupon
    However, I’ve done all these, so your ideas are a great help! Thanks for helping me out this year!

  24. Loved all these ideas! I am planning my Christmas gifts early and these are definitely going to help.

    Last Christmas I gave my husband a few “different” things that he still uses months later:
    – knife sharpener
    – wall mounted bottle opener
    – work/yard gloves
    – high quality sketch pencils
    – a mini sketch pad to bring to work
    – my husband loves the feeling of new socks
    – foot salve for dry, cracked heels
    – mighty wallet

    My husband is Infantry in the Army so I like to buy him useful things for work
    – Fox River military socks (his FAVORITE socks)
    – extra name tape
    – a new PC
    – extra rank patches

  25. I’ve thought about doing a sexy stocking (see the one at The Dating Divas), but am at a loss for what to put in it. I don’t want to spend much, but hubby doesn’t like love coupons because he forgets to use them. Any inexpensive ideas?

    • A pair of sexy underwear for him, and for you 😉 Chocolate syrup, a few different kinds of back massagers (I found ones identical to $10 versions at the dollar store!), a blindfold, and a cd with sultry music to make love to. A nice set of sheets that feel great. And candles– tea lights and little holders at the dollar store, and you can put them all around the room. A set of sexy dice (you can make your own even) that tell you what the other person gets next. A gift certificate for dinner out to start the evening off!

  26. Guitar strings & picks for the music guy!! Guitar center has all kinds of neat things!!

  27. I love Old Spice – unfortunately my Man is allergic to it. :( but still – great idea!
    We’ve never done stockings, just one gift under the tree – but this post makes me want to hang some up this year! :) My Husband loves reading your blog, btw. 😀
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  28. Sheila, I love these ideas thank you for sharing!

    Unfortunately I keep getting a 404 page when I try to get the free love coupons though, any chance you can update the link so I can get ahold of those, I would love to have them since money is tight for us this year!

    Thank you again, it’s going to be a very Merry Christmas for sure!


  29. We love music so a cd is a great stocking stuffer in our house. I have made my husband mixed cds with songs with special meaning to us, too. I like to get my husband deodorant for his stocking. Socks are great. Shaving cream. cologne. Gift certificate for a massage. Drill bits. He loves wood working etc so little tools (laser level, flexible screwdriver…). Tickets to a concert or game. Pencils. Safety goggles. Gloves (working or winter). Hot chocolate, coffee, or cider packets. Gift card to a favorite store or restaurant. A wallet. Just a few ideas.

  30. Liquor Mini’s… nuff said…

  31. original jars of carmex are always appreciated too.

  32. I know I would love any of these in my Stocking! Speaking of stockings, I wish my wife would put a pair of sexy stockings under the tree for me with a note that she will wear them for me on such a such a night.
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  33. I appreciate the post…and enjoyed looking at it. Unfortunately, I agree with one poster that NONE of these will work for me. Yes, everyone can use chapstick. Yes, everyone can use chocolate. Yes, men wear undies. But, in my case, we buy these anyway and aren’t really fair game for stockings. My guy of 15 years doesn’t golf, isn’t handy around the house (so no drill bits), doesn’t have use for a flashlight (mini or not, we have about 12 laying around our house), doesn’t “pamper” himself, and doesn’t play games or isn’t into sports. Most of these are out of the question. Thanks for the post and will keep coming back…in the mean time, I am on to more posts, to see if I can find anything “unique” for him…

  34. I usually buy my hubby a nascar race ticket for his stocking. I try to switch up which race it is every year. It gives him plenty of time to plan for it too.

  35. Make a mixed CD with songs that remind you of the other person or songs that have special meaning.

  36. Wife to one, mom to three grown sons… here are some ideas I’ve come up with in the past few years that seemed to be hits:

    Razor refills (3 or 6 pack)
    bottles of specialty/craft beer
    bottles of specialty sauces (hot sauces mostly)
    funky bottle openers
    instant lottery cards
    gift cards to guy-friendly fast food restaurants (Sub*way, Buffalo WW)
    Warm gloves (we live in a northern state)

  37. Actually my husband loves to cook and has really gotten into making his own sushi. Was thinking some good wraps and toppings. Also some kayaking small kayaking items hemight need in a pinch. His two new interests.

  38. This is so great!!! I Ann so glad I stumbled upon it… I’ve been stressing over what to get my guy for our first Christmas and thirds was a huge help!!!

  39. My hubby gets a pair of skimpy panties (in my size) each year in his stocking. Really, it is a gift for him :)

  40. My husband’s stocking usually gets things like:
    * tickets to a concert
    * mini nerf guns ( always a hit )
    * a watch
    * gift cards for the movies, gas, Amazon, favorite lunch or coffee place
    * new phone otter box
    * a new wallet
    * a belt

  41. I’ve been w/my husband for 10 years. I have 2 brothers, 6 nephews, and 3 sisters w/hubs of their own. Here is a list of different things we have used.
    – sporting event or concert tickets.
    – a new wallet, belt, or money clip.
    – wax or leash for surf board.
    – grip tape for skateboard.
    – weightlifting gloves or wristbands.
    – mini Nerf Guns ( all ages. Grandpa

  42. The best thing I gave my husband was a jacket of his family coat or arms stitched to it. You can have family crest rings, shields,swords and give you all the info a out his ancestors. He thought is was so cool….

  43. Fishermanswife says:

    Last year I bought my husband a subscription to his favorite magazine And I printed out the confirmation page rolled it up and put a blue ribbon around it for his stocking. He loved it! I also do lotto tickets and beef jerky. Love all these new ideas :)

  44. Please add to your list this terrific light.
    Rechargeable Light for Reading including Charger

  45. So glad I found this! I just ordered the portable phone charger and while I was on amazon I saw an armband phone carrier which is perfect if your husband jogs or works out. Thanks again!

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