Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

2015 Stocking Stuffers for Men

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Metal cocktail straws

Wood iPhone case

‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ Moose Shot Glass

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Folding key knife

Chipotle Adobo beef jerky

Star Wars pens

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Gingham pocket square

Fjällräven Gear Pocket/Pouch

Jack Black lip balm

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R2D2 ornament

Lucky Tiger Face Scrub

Gourmet bacon seasoning salt

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Shark socks

‘Star Wars™ – Chewbacca’ Drink Hugger

Leather holder for earbud cords

See also: 2014 Stocking Stuffers (for Men and Women); 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Men; 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Men.

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    jlyfsh December 8, 2015, 1:05 pm

    I have definitely added those socks to my list. I love them!

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      Raccoon eyes December 9, 2015, 9:58 am

      Ohmygoodness, I bought those for my sweetie for his birthday in July, and he totally loves them. Said it was really original and unexpected. I tend to buy him funny Tshirts (like saying Bigfoot Research Team and such) and electronics-y stuff and books…so socks were really mixing it up. (<–sarcasm, obviously)

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        jlyfsh December 9, 2015, 10:26 am

        Yeah that’s what I usually get! Have you ever heard of Loot Crate? That’s what I got my husband this year. It’s pretty much a big box filled with nerdy things every month.

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        Raccoon eyes December 9, 2015, 3:33 pm

        Ack, no!! Must look that up, thanks!

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    RedRoverRedRover December 8, 2015, 1:30 pm

    We have those cocktail straws, but ours didn’t come with the little cleaning brush. They’re nice, a little weird to get used to, but they do minimize waste. You can’t use them with plastic cups very well though. We give them to our toddler because he chews on straws and then they don’t work and then he’ll want another and another and another, so the big pro is that he can’t wreck them. Con is we use plastic cups with him and once the liquid is mostly gone, the straw is heavy enough that it tips the cup over. So you have to watch him and make sure he doesn’t put it down with just a little left.

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      RedRoverRedRover December 8, 2015, 1:32 pm

      Oh and also, on Amazon.ca, they’re listed on sale at the bargain price of $87. WTF? Yeah, don’t buy them there. You can get them for under $10, definitely.

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        Steph December 8, 2015, 1:53 pm

        They are on sale for $7.50 here in the US.

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    • Portia

      Portia December 8, 2015, 4:46 pm

      Those straws sound like a great idea in theory, but I got some high-rating metal straws earlier this year for my cold travel cup and everything just tasted like metal. 🙁

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        RedRoverRedRover December 8, 2015, 5:01 pm

        Really? I haven’t found that. Might be a bit dependent on what you’re drinking. Or maybe my taste buds are deader than yours. 🙂

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    Ron December 9, 2015, 10:17 am

    These gift ideas really don’t impress me. They seem more like gifts women think men should like. I think the key to such a gift is an indulgence that you know the guy wants but hasn’t given himself permission to spend that much on himself. What it is depends on the guy’s major interests and vices. Perhaps its the special carbon fiber and titanium golf club(s) he is sure will improve his game, maybe the bottle of Scotch that he craves but is a bit beyond what he thinks he should spend, for some the guilty pleasure of a box of really good cigars (filthy, I know). For me, you can’t go wrong with really good dark chocolate. I know coffee lovers for whom individual plantation branded coffee is just the ticket. The pattern with these gifts is that you are also blessing your SO’s hobby/vice. It’s the power of affirmation and something you 100% know he wants. The power of Wendy’s suggestions is that they say you took the time to look for something you see as original and a bit novel. I think that’s the lesser power, when you’re trying to portray love, approval, and comfort. I know two women who bought their middle-aged husbands very nice sports cars, but that seems kind of way over the top. One woman is a psychologist and the other a social work manager, so perhaps they saw this as needed therapy for a mid-life crisis.

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      jlyfsh December 9, 2015, 10:24 am

      Well these are stocking stuffers not gifts. I guess I don’t view the two as the same? I don’t really get my husband the same thing in his stocking that I do for his actual gift(s). He pretty much gets jerky, pistachios and socks in his stocking every year. He actually asked if anyone was getting him socks this year. Maybe it’s just my husband but he goes through socks like nobody’s business.

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      snoopy128 December 9, 2015, 11:02 am

      Well, it’s pretty hard to suggest gifts that cater to exactly each guy’s vice. I agree with you on the principle, I love getting people gifts they normally wouldn’t indulge in themselves.

      But for stocking stuffers, this is exactly what I aim for- something quirky/ funny/ small for stockings.

      For example, I know I’m getting the brother/cousin of the ManaTEA stocking stuffer this year. Urban Outfitters has a hippopotamus version that my bf snagged for me. It is quirky and useful but small. Perfecto for the stocking! http://www.cb2.com/serving-pieces/dining/1

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        jlyfsh December 9, 2015, 11:21 am

        Oh gosh I’ve seen the manatee and the octopus but not the hippo! Love that!

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        snoopy128 December 9, 2015, 11:29 am

        There’s an octopus? I MUST HAVE IT!

        There’s also a sloth!!!!

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      Dear Wendy December 9, 2015, 12:21 pm

      Um, these are stocking stuffers. Who’s stuffing a stocking with a fucking titanium golf club?

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    • Skyblossom

      Skyblossom December 9, 2015, 12:23 pm

      My husband loves electronics and picks his own gift. He is spending weeks trying to pick a new tablet. He is comparing all of them for features and reading the reviews and wavering back and forth. I’d hate to pick this purchase because he will have some buyers regret no matter which he picks and I would hate to be part of that regret. He loves spending the time searching. It’s like a hobby to him, sort of like a kid in a candy store except he’s a kid in an electronics store.

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        snoopy128 December 9, 2015, 12:28 pm

        My dad is the same way. I’d never get him electronics. He loves his research

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    girltuesday December 9, 2015, 10:40 am

    I love Jack Black balms as stocking stuffers. They are something that the men in my life wouldn’t buy themselves, but love being gifted them.

    Bonus – they’re awesome and I like to use them, too!

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