Not sure what to buy for Christmas Gifts or Stocking Stuffer? Need ideas on gifts for men?
Christmas is creeping up on us all and every year we have a hard time finding those perfect
gifts for our loved ones.
I’ve compiled a list of ideas for stockings and/or gifts. Some may seem random but
I did that on purpose to hopefully give you some new ideas. I also added some links for examples
and sources. (none of which are affiliate links)
Three things I try to keep in mind while shopping for gifts are these:
- Everyone loves useful things. Most people don’t want or need things that will only collect dust and add to clutter. You can’t go wrong with something that you know will be used.Often we try to find gifts for people that they wouldn’t buy for themselves. Our intentions are good but we have to be realistic, is that gigantic rooster figurine really something they’d want in their kitchen?
- Remember the taste and style of the person you are buying for. Look for something they would like, not something you would like for them. Eg. You may find a nice looking sweater but have you ever seen them wear anything like it before? Does it suit their style? Not sticking to this has backfired on me several times and why wouldn’t I want to gift something that they would love instead of something I would?
- And lastly, thought always goes much further than we may realize. Not that all gifts aren’t appreciated but when a gift feels like a gift only for the reason that we think that is what is expected it can be awkward. A person only needs so many pairs of pajama’s. Try to think about your gift and make it heartfelt. It really is the thought that counts and personally makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Stocking Stuffer ideas
Chocolate covered Nuts
Warm & Snuggly
Photo frame for a pet
Engraved Key chain
Sauces (I got my dad some cool mini bottles of different BBQ sauces)
Bath Bombs and bath fizzies How to make Bath Fizzies
Bobby Pins (can even decorate as a D.I.Y.)
Figurines (an elephant with its trunk pointing upward is good luck)
Bookmark (D.I.Y. with a nice sentiment for a specific person)
D.I.Y. Handmade Gift Ideas
Personalized Pillow Cases
Bracelet or Cuff
Table Runner for the Christmas Season
Scarf (So many types!)
Photo shopped Personalized Picture (I made a collage of a friend and his dog and framed it)
framed typography (favorite quote or saying)
Specifically for those hard to buy for men
DVD (there are some men series that he’ll be guaranteed to love eg. Deadwood)
DVD Box sets
Sports memorabilia (his fave team)
Hair Gel (they hate buying it themselves)
New socks and undies (another thing they hate buying themselves)
ipad (pardon the grossness factor but any guys i know absolutely love this thing for bathroom fun)
Spy gear (Men don’t really grow up, how cool would a spy pen with a hidden micro camera be!?)
Unique shot glasses or goblets for the host type
Tackle and Lures for the fisherman
World Record Book
Video Game or Gaming accessory
Old revamped photo (photo shopped and framed)
DIY glasses How to Etch Glass
Man bracelet (Thinker, Bigger)
DIY toiletry bag Tutorial Here
Embroider something sweet on a pillow case or something funny on a t-shirt
Fill an empty bottle with his favorite candies, print out a cute personalized label and tie on a ribbon.
Make him something for his man cave. Coasters with funny typography
Beer cap magnets
Rein BeerSuper Cute Idea Here
DIY tie (Pattern Here)
Large scale wall prints How to create custom large scale prints
Think about what his hobbies are, what he likes, what he does.
Be realistic. A flask might seem like a great gift idea but would he ever use it? Have you ever seen or heard him mention that he’d like one?
Think about his style. Just because you like something doesn’t mean he will.
Go with what you know of him and your efforts will show. Think about what he wants not what you want him to have.