The Ultimate Gift List For Boys, Teens, and Men

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Get ready for the ultimate gift ideas for Men. A list of gifts my own men would love to get this holiday. Finding the perfect gift can be tricky so I hope this list helps you do just that.

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Christmas can be a little tricky when you are surrounded by men like I am. Especially when it comes to stocking stuffer gift ideas, luckily, this post will give you plenty of gift ideas for men.

Since I have first done this list, it has grown…big time. Some (quite a few, actually) of these gifts will not fit in a stocking. So under the tree, some of these babies may have to go!

I have four grown sons, two brothers, three brothers-in-law, four nephews, two Grand Nuggets, and a picky husband to buy for every year. So I think I have just a little experience shopping for guys.  I know how hard it can be to come up with gift ideas, especially small ones for in the stockings.  

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This list is pretty large so I tried to make it easier to read by sorting it into categories.  These are all things I have purchased at one time or another for my crew, and I hope this will get those creative gift-giving juices flowing!

The trick to stocking stuffers is to find things that are just for the recipient.

No matter how mundane the gift, if it is something they use, they will be grateful to find it in their stocking.

My grown boys still love that I wrap their favorite hair wax, and they panic if they do not find fingernail clippers tucked into the toe. I am not sure why this is such a hot commodity in our home, but it is, nonetheless.

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The Ultimate Gift Ideas For Men

Personal Items:

  • Nail clippers (haha, I told you!)
  • Hair products (this is the wax my boys swear by!)
  • Teeth whitener
  • Face cream (acne or just regular)
  • Hand cream
  • Anti Monkey Butt (it’s a guy thing, I guess!)

For the traveler:

  • Electric adapter
  • Phone charger




  • Surge protector
  • Mousepad
  • Earbuds
  • Electronic cleaner


  • Sports decal
  • Sports plate (if you live in a state that only requires rear plates like PA)
  • Cup holder coaster
  • Car care wipes
  • Gift Card to a gas station
  • Gift Card to a car wash
  • Umbrella
  • Car catch pockets (these things are so cool, and my boys all love them!)

Hobbies (in my case, golf/kayaking/fishing/football/camping)



  • Map showing all rivers and lakes to kayak on
  • Suntan lotion
  • Kayaking Magazine (yes, there is one, and my oldest son just loved it!)
  • Waterproof bag




  • First aid kit
  • Pocket knife  (do not purchase for children)
  • Hammock


  • Wallet

Working out:

  • Jump rope
  • Subscription to a weightlifting magazine

For the Skier or Snowboarder:

Misc Sports (as a player)

Household care:

  • Swifter duster 

Laundromat supplies:

  • Rolls of quarters
  • Mini detergent and fabric softener
  • Mesh bag

Cell Phone:

Just for fun:

  • Hacky Sack
  • Yo-yo
  • Juggling balls
  • Magic cards

Food items

  • Chips
  • Coffee Mug filled with flavored creamers
  • Travel Mug

In the Kitchen

  • Bacon skillet (this is a gift for this year…shhh, don’t tell anyone!)


  • Picture hanging kit
  • Tape measure
  • Fun colored duct tape
  • Funny t-shirts

Finding the perfect gift for the men in our lives can be a stressful task, but it doesn’t have to be. I hope this list of gift ideas for men helps to remove just some of the stress of gift-buying this holiday season.




  1. Best list I have found yet!!!

  2. this list is wonderfully exhaustive!!! thank you!

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