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Yes, I know that Christmas was a few days ago… but I wanted to share with you some stocking stuffer ideas for a man, and show you what I chose to give my husband in his stocking this year!
It’s not always easy to shop for my husband. If he wants something, he’ll buy it. Otherwise, he doesn’t really need or want it. I used to put practical things in his stocking, like shaving cream, a new razor, etc, but really, how fun is that? That’s about the equivalent of getting socks in your stocking, which is about as boring as you can get. This year I tried to make his stocking more fun, and fill it with things that I know my husband would actually LIKE, not NEED. There were things in his stocking that he could enjoy that day, and things that he could enjoy in the future, like the makings of a romantic date night.
Here are my top stocking ideas for your man… I guarantee he’ll like these better than those socks you put in his stocking last year! Luckily the stockings are pretty big in our house, so I can fit a lot in there!
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and who am I to disagree? Guy foods like beef jerky (especially if it’s the “mega pack” like I bought) and honey roasted peanuts are perfect to stuff in his stocking to show him that you love him!
Let’s face it ladies, most guys still like playing with toys. My husband still has lots of unwrapped toys from his childhood that are now collector’s items, and I’m pretty sure that he will never grow out of his love for toys. As women we know what toys make our man tick, and can include those as a fun surprise in his stocking! We love the show Duck Dynasty in our house, so when I saw a talking Phil doll at Walmart I just couldn’t resist buying it for my husband. Whether it’s something that will make him laugh, a favorite toy that he played with as a child, or even the latest tech gadget or camping gear/tool, find that perfect toy to put in his stocking and you’ll make him happy happy happy come Christmas morning.
Has one of your man’s favorite bands or singers come out with a new album they haven’t bought yet? Perfect, add it to the stocking! We love the Civil Wars, and have been wanting their new album, but we always forget to buy it when we go to the store. So it was a nice surprise for my hubby to open up his stocking and find it in there. In fact, he’s listening to it right now as I type, so I know it was a great gift that he and I will both enjoy!
What about that movie that your guy loved and dragged you to the theater to see? Or that movie you saw together on your first date? It would be a great addition to his stocking! Again, we’re Duck Dynasty fans around here, so the DVD Box Set of all of the seasons of the show were a must for my husband. Plus, it went perfectly with his talking Phil doll, too 😉 I’m all about matching gifts.
#6- Gift Card
Gift cards are one of my favorite gifts to receive, because I know what I like, and I can make sure I get exactly what I want with a gift card. You can get a gift card for your guy’s favorite restaurant, clothing store, outdoor store, sporting goods store… practically anywhere! You really can’t go wrong with giving a gift card.
#7- Bonus Gift
And for a little something extra, you can always add a fun little bonus gift to his stocking that’s sure to make him smile!
I picked up some K-Y Yours + Mine Couples Lubricant at Walmart to add to my husband’s stocking. I found it in a section right next to the pharmacy. An added bonus of buying this is that there is a $40 dinner and movie offer that comes with the product, which is good for two free gourmet meals from PLATED.COM delivered right to your door for an intimate night of cooking together, along with a $5 VUDU movie credit to stream a movie of your choice.
It’s like two presents in one! I can’t wait to redeem the codes for a great date night right in the comfort of my own home.
I hope this gave you some ideas for putting together a stocking for the special guy in your life. If you liked these ideas, be sure to pin for next year’s stocking! I had a lot of fun putting this stocking together, and it felt really good to treat my husband a little for all of the hard work he does for our family!