A Guys’ Guide to Stocking Stuffers

I know that most guys struggle to do the Christmas shopping. While us moms probably take on the bulk of the shopping for the kids and extended family, you probably struggle just as much to show that special someone in your life just how important they are. While she may have given you a few hints for her present, you’re left to your own devices when it comes to her stocking. I’ve reviewed many an online list for stocking stuffers only to wonder – who wants that crap?!

Fret not! I present to you…


A Guys’ Guide to Stocking Stuffers 

  1. Games – stuff in a game you can play together, like Cards Against HumanityScrabble Slam or Bananagrams Pictured: Cards Against Humanity
  2. Soap or bath products – while bath products and lotions usually scream “generic” to me, I do appreciate a good quality handmade soap or some scented bath products. Skip the lotions – we’re too picky about those! Pictured: Saltspring Soapworks Pure Soap
  3. A cookbook or cooking magazine – I’m a sucker for new cookbooks, so I love these. I am addicted to the Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazines – healthy and easy for the family. Pictured: Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
  4. Gloves – whether you go for leather or cute or specialty touchscreen gloves, it’s hard to go wrong here. Pictured: Agloves
  5. Ornament – get a classy new ornament or something very much to her taste: Hello, Doctor Who ornamentPictured: Swarovski 2013 Crystal Star Ornament
  6. Lip Gloss – talk to her Mary Kay consultant by phone or email or take a recent photo in to any good make-up store (Sephora, MAC) and they’ll help you choose the right colour!  Pictured: Mary Kay NouriShine
  7. Eye Shadow – while you’re buying make-up, grab some new eye shadow in a new shade or, if in doubt, some new mascara. We can always use more! Pictured: Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color
  8. Candy – go to a specialty candy store for a little gift bag or jar of assorted candy. That extra touch goes a long way. Most specialty stores will have grab bags pre-packaged and wrapped! Pictured:  Sugar & Co. Bonbon assortment
  9. Chocolate – it’s so important, it gets its own category. Forget candy bars and go for the dark chocolate bar or specialty chocolates. Pictured: Thomas Haas Chocolate Bar
  10. Scratch & Win – while I don’t want to encourage gambling (particularly for kids), I quite love getting some scratch and wins in my own stocking. Pictured: BCLC Scratch & Win tickets
  11. Scarf – easy to find just about anywhere, it’s a nice alternative to socks in a stocking! Pictured: Stella & Dot Union Square Scarf 
  12. Charm it Up – start a Pandora charm bracelet or a simple charm necklace – if she has one already, perfect! It’s easy to add a new charm. Pictured: Pandora bracelet starter
  13. Coffee – grab some fresh coffee or quality loose leaf tea. Skip the grocery stores and look for specialty cafes and stores. Pictured: Moja Coffee Roaster Series 2013

This list should fill up your stocking quite nicely, without adding in junk products or useless kitchen gadgets and candles. Of course, if you know your wife really wants a new spatula, go wild!


8 comments for A Guys’ Guide to Stocking Stuffers

  1. Heather says:

    You have my hubby on speed dial right?!?

  2. Husbands! I am a Mary Kay Consultant and I can help you find the prefect stocking stuffer and gift she is sure to love! Contact me via my website http://www.marykay.ca/nicolepoirier

  3. Dave says:

    Why do i think this is directed at Ianiv

    • arieanna says:

      Haha, and yet it's not! He knows now the kinds of things I like to have. And in all honesty I'm pretty happy with just candy and chocolate ;)

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