Trying to find a solid gifts for the guys in your life can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up a handful of unique, fun gifts that almost every guy will enjoy unwrapping this holiday season – and will actually using throughout the year. So instead of tearing your hair out trying to stuff his stocking, check out our recommendations below.
1. REFIAL TOUCH SCREEN GLOVES
It’s best to think of stocking stuffers as gifts one wouldn’t purchase for themselves, but are things you’ll get every day use out of. Nothing speaks to that idea more than a pair of touch screen gloves. A really good set will save your digits from the frozen air, while still making sure you can return that text, check Twitter or scroll aimlessly through Instagram. Regardless, you’ll be thankful for them when winter comes–and that’s what makes them a near perfect gift.
2. TILE PRO WITH REPLACEMENT BATTERY
As Guardians of the Galaxy will tell you, we’re all losers, especially in the sense that we lose stuff. And while we all know one that one person that seemingly can never find anything, there’s a way to ease that frustration: Tile. Capable of being used to find any number of frequently lost items (keys, phone, wallet, and more) a simple bluetooth tracker helps you keep your sanity. The pro version has a replaceable battery so you won’t need to buy a whole new Tile when it’s on its last legs, as well as being water-resistant, durable and louder than before–making it a compelling purchase even if you’re the most organized person in the world.
3. BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA BEARD COMB
For men that have truly epic, gnarly, out of control beards, it’s sometimes best to get a tool to help bring order to the chaos. A beard comb does just that, helping to shape the even the most unruly of facial hair. Despite their name sake, this Baxter of California beard comb is actually made in Switzerland from high-quality acetate (the same thing that’s used in a really sturdy pair of sunglasses) to make sure it’s durable enough to go through even the bushiest of beards. Furthermore, that acetate allows for both control and comfort to help shape their facial hair into the best shape possible.
4. MROTERCH LEATHER APPLE WATCH BAND
Let’s face it, while Apple Watches are super useful and handy devices to have, they aren’t inherently stylish. But, like any other watch, it all it takes is a simple swap of the band to breathe new and refined life into something. This band from MroTech is genuine leather, which will not only age well over time (no pun intended) but instantly makes your Apple Watch look more at home in a formal setting than the standard plastic band. Additionally, the band will fit both the 42mm and the 44mm casings, for all four Apple Watch models that are currently on the market, which makes it fully usable with all versions of the watch.
5. ANKER POWERCORE PORTABLE CHARGER
The thing with tech gifts is that it’s difficult to buy something that’s stocking stuffer worthy without it costing an arm and a leg. There’s an easy solution though: a portable charger. While it’s not the sexiest gift for techies, a portable charger like this one from Anker makes perfect sense for those friends or family members that are constantly on their device, on the go. Being prepared always helps and having a quick and easy charging solution is a gift they’ll continue to use again and again and again.
6. JBL CLIP 3 WATERPROOF PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
Bluetooth speakers are about a dime a dozen these days, but JBL has consistently produced some of the clearest and highest-rated speakers around, and that continues to be true with this portable and durable speaker. The Clip 3 is IPX7 waterproof, so even if it happens to go for a swim in a pool, you’ll still be able to keep the tunes coming. The handy clip adds effortless portability, just clip to your bag or person and head out. And, with 10 hours of playback, you’ll be able to keep music running all afternoon and evening without it ever skipping a beat. With ten different colors, there’s something that will fit everyone’s tastes.
7. TINY ARCADE PAC-MAN
A classic like Pac-Man plays just well now as it did when it first arrived, full of addicting gameplay, so taking that classic arcade cabinet experience and miniaturizing for the most portability possible seems like a no-brainier with this keychain version of the game. Sure, it’s a bit of a novelty, but isn’t that inherently part of the fun with a stocking stuffer? A classic like Pac-Man plays just well now as it did when it first arrived, full of addicting gameplay, so taking that classic arcade cabinet experience and miniaturizing for the most portability possible seems like a no-brainier with this keychain version of the game. Sure, it’s a bit of a novelty, but isn’t that inherently part of the fun with a stocking stuffer?
8. AMAZON FIRE TV STICK
Amazon’s Fire TV stick is a elegant fix for those looking to have a one stop shop for all of their streaming needs. Significantly less bulky than other streaming devices, it’ll fit right into your HD television’s HDMI port and connect right to the internet in a quick and easy setup. The user interface is super streamlined, pulling in every single available streaming application, all in once place. Highly visual and detailed, it’ll cut down on the amount of time you spend scrolling through all your content. But if you want to get to something quicker, the Alexa-enabled voice remote can guide to your favorite app with ease. It’s a great gift that’s both easy to give and easy to recommend.
9. POLAROID ZIP WIRELESS MOBILE PHOTO MINI PRINTER
A gift that, quite literally, keeps on giving, the Polaroid Zip Wireless printer is great for that friend or family member that’s a constant shutterbug. Capable of connecting to any smart phone via bluetooth, you can instantly print any digital photo, making the intangible into something tangible. The 2×3″ prints include sticky peel-back paper so you can slap them anywhere you’d like. Plus, it’s small enough to fit into your jacket with ease, which means it’ll quickly become an essential part of your night out.