151+ unique men's stocking stuffer ideas under $10 for the guys on your list (a whole section of under $5 men's gifts!). Cheap and unique gifts…what's not to like?
Stockings are fun to fill. But for men?
Well…sometimes it's difficult to figure out cheap men's stocking stuffer ideas (under $10).
We have a fireplace in our home, and hang stockings for each of us plus our cats every year.
This year, I want to focus on all of the fun goodies and unique men's stocking stuffers I can come up with…and I'm offering these ideas for both under $10, AND under $5.
Are you ready?
Psst: All gifts on this list are under $10 (at the time of writing this) AND are available on Amazon Prime with 2-day free shipping (perfect, especially if you are a last-minute shopper!). Don’t already have Amazon Prime? Grab a free 30-day trial just for the holidays. If you like it? Keep it. If not, well, you just got free, fast shipping all holiday season long.
Men's Stocking Stuffer Ideas (Under $10)
If your guy likes beef jerky, then maybe you should get him a kit to make some! Could be a fun thing to try with his buddies.
I just love this round metal tin full of Sasquatch soap. I think my husband will get a kick out of it.
If your guy is like mine, then he likes to cook hamburgers from scratch. These presses would really help with that!
Okay, okay — I'm realllllllly excited about this. You see, I live in Texas, and I've had the privilege of eating at The Salt Lick three times (it's located outside of Austin alongside a vineyard).
We've tried approximately 19 different barbecue places in Texas, and this one is THE one. So go ahead and grab their dry rub!
5. Mind Games (Knots, Visual Brainstorms, and Brain Teasers.)
Mind games are great gifts as they keep you occupied and thinking. They also are excellent gifts for people who work in cubicles and need some punch added to their day.
Psst: Museum stores are also great places to purchase mind games.
When I first met my husband, he wore a man necklace! I think he would've loved this fire starter one. It's actually survival gear.
If these manly, heat-retention socks doesn't get your guy excited…well, then maybe they live in a warm climate:)).
Help the guys in your life monitor meat temps while grilling…without singeing their arm hair!
9. Hot Sauces (Iguana Mean Green Jalapeno Pepper Sauce, Zombie Cajun “Lagniappe” Pepper Sauce, and the Belizean Heat Habanero Pepper Hot Sauce)
If your husband is anything like mine, then hot sauces are on his mind. A lot.
Pick up a bottle of two of new and exciting hot sauces your husband has never tried before at your grocery store or local hot sauce store (yes, we have lots of those here in Houston!).
Bottles to add as fillers (bonus!) to your Amazon.com orders to make your shipping free include the:
- Iguana Mean Green Jalapeno Pepper Sauce
- Zombie Cajun “Lagniappe” Pepper Sauce
- Belizean Heat Habanero Pepper Hot Sauce.
Was Star Wars a huge part of your guy's childhood? It was for my husband!
Which is why I'm including these manly-looking deck of Star Wars playing cards.
You can find an excellent selection of these in the food aisles at Marshall’s, Ross’s, TJ Maxx’s, etc. You will get a great discount, and the variety is phenomenal.
Some options on Amazon (could also be great fillers to get that free shipping!) include the:
Desk toys reduce stress, and give your husband something new to do at work! Like this infinity cube fidget game.
13. Man Candy
Any other chocoholics out there?
How about putting in nontraditional but interesting candy, like a giant jawbreaker (reminding them of childhood!), or a spicy chocolate bar with chili in it.
This is my husband's favorite lip balm by far, and I often purchase extra tins as gifts for others. The peppermint is fantastic.
Especially great if your man travels for business!
Here's a salt slab they can use for grilling.
Help your guy keep his grill in tip-top shape with this stone (could be the man-take on a piece of charcoal!).
18. Thick Smoker Box
You use this thick, smoker box in an electric, gas, or charcoal grill.
How much would the man in your life like an Ace Car Freshener?
20. $5 Gift Card to Favorite Morning Drive-Thru
If the guy you're buying likes to hit up Dunkin' Donuts, or McDonald's, or Starbucks in the morning, include a $5 gift card for them.
I got one of these for my grandfather this past Christmas, and he loves using it! Stylish, and very useful.
22. Box of their Favorite Movie Theater Candy
Hit up your candy aisle at your local grocery store and pick out several of their favorite movie-box candy that you can usually only get at the movie theater, but that is now sold in stores.
Maybe you never thought your guy would like a bar of soap for Christmas…but how about beer soap? His eyes might light up.
24. Fishing Lure
Pick out a fishing lure depending on which type of fish your guy likes to catch. Lots to choose from!
25. Astronaut Food
Here in Houston you can purchase astronaut food at big craft stores (also at the NASA gift shop).
Types of food include astronaut ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, fruit, etc.
26. Lottery Tickets
Buy the dollar ones, and you could include 5 in their stocking! That's a lot of fun for them. Someone did this for me a few years ago, and we won $20!
Pick out 2-3 power bars from that section of your grocery store.
28. Space Mouse Pad
Does the man in your life love space? Here's a playful addition to their desk.
29. Man Lunch Bag
See if you can fit one of these manly-looking lunch bags in their stocking this year. They might pack a lunch more often just to show it off!
Upgrade their everyday pen with this one, which has a nice chrome finish to it.
31. Dry Rub Shaker
This stainless steel shaker for dry rubs is definitely manly.
32. Dry Rubs
Help them get the grill starter quicker with these natural charcoal starters.
Aside from (hopefully) being tasty, this Chimichurri mix comes in a really cool-looking tin.
This is said to be an excellent drying towel for car detailing.
This is pretty nifty, and can help them keep their documents and things organized in the glove box.
Here's another car document holder/organizer that has a magnetic closure.
These natural (plant-based) mosquito repellent bracelets are perfect for outdoorsy men, or men who work outside.
This keychain has a bottle opener AND an LED light attached to it.
This is a universal, magnetic cell phone holder that goes into a vent. Super helpful when using your phone's GPS for directions!
I had no idea you could purchase one of these to put onto your car's side view mirror!
43. Car Garbage Bin
Could be a great garbage bin for a truck, too:).
Boy, we could use a pair of these — our sunglass cases take up so much space in our car.
This tire gauge is not only digital, but it also is a flashlight and a seat belt cutter.
Your guy can keep track of all repairs and maintenance made to his vehicle with this auto log.
This universal center console pad is great for people who have really long commutes, or drive for a living!
If your guy loves making fires and bonfires and any fires outdoors…then this fire colorant would be a fun gift for them. You just drop it on a fire to change it to really cool colors!
Not sure if this motion sensor solar light will fit into a stocking or not…but it's too cool NOT to include in this man gift list!
Does your man sport a beard? If so, they might appreciate this grooming kit.
And if they need a little help with shaping their beard? Well…here's a top-rated beard shaping tool.
Here's a tin can of beard balm to help keep things tame.
Here's some cool-looking beard oil conditioner.
Does your man like to use your face wash…because there's nothing else for them to use? Get them a bottle of their own.
This toiletry bag will organize all your guy's stuff when he travels (or while at home, too — which is what my husband does!). And here's an Alpine Swiss one!
Here's a TSA-approved toiletry bag for men (or women) in case they travel a lot by air.
Here's a hardback book all about style, for men, from Esquire.
If your guy checks a bag when they travel, OR, if they need a grooming kit for home…this one is pretty great.
Here's a viking-inspired necklace for men.
Your guy not into bulky wallets? This is a minimalist wallet, and has RFID-blocking technology (plus it's genuine leather).
Here's a great read on money, in hardcover.
Does your guy have to wear dress shirts to work…and he needs more breathing room? These are a very thoughtful stocking stuffer.
Here's a cool, chunky, rustic-looking men's bracelet.
This could be a money clip or a business card holder (or both!).
Here's a bifold wallet that also has a money clip attached.
This toy looks super cool, and it's professional-looking enough to be taken to work.
67. Fidget Spinner
My son got a fidget spinner and guess what? My husband loooovvveees it.
If your guy gets around water, then this case could save him a bundle in future phone replacement costs.
This silver tablet holder would be super helpful on a desk.
You'll have to find the specific one for your guy's brand/model of phone, but here's an example of what I'm talking about.
I love this bookmark — especially good for when reading the bible and you need to know what verse you stop on!
These are some fun, manly-looking cards.
These are not only black cards, but they're waterproof!
74. Arc Lighter
This is the most manly lighter I've ever seen…you even have to recharge it (USB).
Buying for a survivalist (or someone who loves to make fires, like my hubby)? Here's a keychain fire starter, so they're never without.
Here's an emergency sleeping bag that will actually fit into a stocking!
Buy one of their favorite magazines off the rack and stuff it in their stocking. Or, go to a bookstore and pick out a totally new magazine they've never heard of, but that they would probably love.
Here's an example guide for finding local edible plants in Texas.
This survival bracelet, on top of looking pretty manly, is really a flashlight, fire starter, signal mirror, and more.
80. Hand Warmers
Does your guy work outside in the winter? I've found packages of hand warmers in the dollar section of Target to gift guys I know who work outside in cold temperatures.
Give the man in your life instant relief with this neck cooling towel (it's actually a yoga cooling towel, but it works for lots of other situations as well).
82. Starbucks Gift Card
A $10 one would cover about 3-4 coffees for my husband.
This has a Thermalock vacuum insulation to keep either hot drinks hot for 7 hours, or cold drinks cold for 18 hours.
Does your guy like shiny tires? Stick this Armor All Tire Shine in their stocking. Here's another tire shine product.
Here's a cool tool your guy can use when washing their car (or yours!).
You can get them cleaning wipes specifically for vehicles.
87. Car Cleaning Gift Card
You can get include a $10 gift card for a car wash.
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of smartphone covers available.
Would your guy want to attach his wallet to his phone?
Encourage your guy to pick his guitar back up with this guitar pick holder (works for other string instruments as well).
91. Guitar Picks
Not sure which one to get? Here's a Fender sampler pack of 24 premium guitar picks (various sizes — thin, medium, and heavy gauges).
This highly-rated tuner can be used for guitars and other string instruments.
I was a drummer for 8 years in middle and high-school (even head of the drumline in our marching band my senior year!). Here's two pairs of maple wooden drum sticks I found that I'd love to get my hands on.
I met my husband in Japan, and he'd love a pair of manly-looking chopsticks like any of the ones below.
This 2-stage knife sharpener has excellent reviews.
These look just like the apron the male chef wore in a cooking class I went to earlier this year!
97. Waist Apron
Is the full-on black apron too much for your guy? Perhaps you can get him a waist apron to use for grilling, chili cook-offs, and cooking.
We started using tongs in our kitchen after watching a few chef shows several years ago. And we'll never go back — cooking tongs are SO useful.
99. Prank Gift Box
Do you want to prank your guy? Here's a hilarious branding kit prank gift box. You've got to read this!
100. Ear Wax Candle Kit
Speaking of prank gifts…here's another funny one.
There are TONS of magnetic bumper stickers available. I just love how there's no lasting damage to a vehicle with these!
Does your guy work around the house a good bit? This magnetic tool belt could be pretty handy.
103. Bottle Opener
This isn't just any bottle opener…it's an ARMY man bottle opener. Which makes it vastly more interesting…
This could be great for a man-cave, or the garage.
105. Brew Candy
I'll let you decide if this is a good idea or not.
Does he like whiskey? He might just want to bathe in it.
107. Charcoal Soap
Here's a bar of Art of Sport, charcoal soap.
If you or your guy has ever read “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” (1 or 1,000 times) to the kiddos, then you both might find this spoof funny.
These tire coasters could be sweet for a man cave.
110. Non-Stick Grill Mats
I've never even heard of these…but they look pretty cool. These black grill mats are non-stick, and great for easy clean up or for if your man's grill is way dirty but he still wants to use it.
Does your guy seem to know (and be curious about) the most random details? So does mine! He'd probably love this book.
Or this book of facts!
If your guy goes to stadiums, this bag could get his stuff through the front door.
To spruce up his car, or hang in the garage.
115. Coffee Brew Buddy
This is an easy and quick way to make just one serving of coffee (also great for camping and traveling).
Is your guy a frother? You know, he likes to make froth for his homemade lattes and such? Here's a frothing pitcher AND a frothing decorating pen.
117. Mechanical Pencils
Personally, I like to use pencils for certain things (like planning my business year out). Let's bring back the 90s for your guy with a mechanical pencil.
118. Windshield Sun Shade
This is a 2-piece, foldable sun shade.
119. CD Visor Organizer
Does your guy still carry around audio CDs (*raises hand*)? Here's an organizer for their visor.
120. DVD Holder
Here's a case that will hold 24 CDs or DVDs.
This slingshot looks like it could be a lot of fun…
122. Cooking Torch
Ever notice how men get really excited about new gadgets…even kitchen ones? This cooking torch could be just the thing to get them excited about cooking for you!
123. Beer Layering Tool
Get your guy the tool he needs to layer different beers with each other (again, I never knew that was a thing!).
124. Beer Review Logbook
This would be especially fun to give before going on a craft brewing tour, and it's even hardcover!
You can both open beer bottles with this, AND, shoot the caps (kinda fun!).
Do they love beef jerky, or eat Paleo? Check out this Paleo-certified beef jerky.
127. Keto Beef Jerky
Here's some Keto beef jerky.
128. Car Detail Brushes
These car detail brushes are supposed to be super soft, and have great reviews from over 600 people!
Now, are you ready to hear a list of men's stocking stuffers for under $5?
Stocking Stuffers for Him Under $5
Alright…ready for my list of stocking stuffer ideas for under $5? Pick from the cheap men's stocking stuffers below.
- New Car Smelling Air Freshener: What man doesn't want their car to smell like it's brand new? Here's a new-car-smelling air freshener they can put under your passenger seat.
- DVD from Wal-Mart's $5 Bin: These are usually from the pre-2005 variety, but I'm sure you'll find something the man in your life would love to own and watch whenever they'd like.
- Bigfoot Car Freshener: This one is soooo cool! (I'd like one for my car, too).
- Car Documents Holder: Your guy can store their car insurance and registration in this.
- Wheel Key Lock Storage Pouch: Does your guy's car tires come with wheel key locks? Here's a pouch they can use to store them.
- Extra-Sized Favorite Candy Bar: In your grocery store's candy section, find a large-sized bar of their favorite chocolate candy.
- Hand Warmers: You can get a pack of 3 pairs of hand warmers to add to a guy's stocking who works outside.
- Starbucks Gift Card: A $5 one would cover about 2 coffees for my husband.
- Home Button Sticker: Not only can you deck out your guy's phone a bit with a home button sticker, but it works with the fingerprint ID functionality as well by improving correct identification.
- Guitar Pick: Here's a pack of 12, medium Fender guitar picks (love the ocean turquoise color!).
- Exotic Wooden Guitar Pick: Here's a 3-pack, teak-wood guitar pick that's supposed to create warm tones.
- Manual Knife Sharpener: This 2-step, manual knife sharpener has excellent reviews.
- Buy a Pack of Pen Refills: I have a nice pen, and my husband does too. But we each go months without ever using them because getting to the office store to buy a refill takes time. So, take this time to stock your guy up on pen refills for that luxury pen in his life that he loves!
- Beef Jerky Sampler: Go to a grocery store, and pick out several kinds of beef jerky.
- Can of Chocolate Covered Nuts: Again, at your grocery store, splurge on a can or package of their favorite nut, covered in chocolate.
Which stocking stuff ideas are you most excited about? Any other ideas these inspired?
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