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Top 2014 Stocking Stuffers for Men

We’ve searched far and wide. Some are typical. Some are unusual. All are good. These are the top 2014 stocking stuffers for men. I’m sure you’ll find a thing or two that he’ll like.

Guardians of the Galaxy ($25)

Guardians of the Galaxy

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The years unexpected breakout hit. It’s a fun space story; something of a cross between Star Wars, Star Trek and the Avengers. It’s already a favorite in our house. Make it part of yours.

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Rather not wait for the Blu-ray? Download it today from iTunes

Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Black Fine ($125)

Lamy 2000

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The smooth flow of ink on paper. Sometimes it’s just nice to write something by hand. This Lamy fountain pen is one of the finest pens available.It’s an absolute pleasure to use. Because it’s a fountain pen, it has a sense of history, and the weight of it adds just the right bit of gravitas to every stroke. This is the kind of pen you hand down to your son when he’s ready.

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Moleskine Classic Notebook ($16)

Moleskine

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While we’re on the topic of classics, let’s take a look at the Moleskine notebook. Use it for notes for your latest business meaning, or as a journal to divulge your innermost secrets. The pages take ink well, and they’re beyond easy to carry around. If there’s writing to be done, get a Moleskine.

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Saddleback Leather ID Wallet ($33)

Saddleback Leather

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Growing up, we used to buy my dad a new wallet every year or two for Christmas since his would be falling apart. That’s just silly and replacing a wallet yearly is ridiculous and wasteful. This wallet will last 100 years, and if not, you can get it repaired under Saddleback’s 100 year warranty. I’ve owned one for going on 4 years now. It’s still as strong as the day I bought it – with a better patina.

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Fire TV Stick ($39)

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SmartTV to go. Now you can bring Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Watch ESPN, Pandora and more with you anywhere you go. Plugin the Stick, login to WiFi and start watching. Many techies favorably compare the Fire TV box to Apple TV, Roku and others. This is the Fire TV in it’s most portable form. I was planning to recommend the Roku 3 here, but this little guy just won me over.

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Ironclad Touchscreen Gloves ($16)

Ironclad Touchscreen Gloves

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Strong hands. Men are known for them. But some manly activities are better with good gloves. These aren’t your dad’s floppy yard work gloves; they actually fit snuggly so that you can do intricate work. They have a terry cloth wipe on the back of the thumb, and best of all, they work seamlessly with touchscreens. You can browse that digital manual on your iPad or make a quick call without ever removing your gloves. You’re welcome.

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Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer ($15)

Hand Healer

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Tough hands shouldn’t mean rough hands. Winter weather breaks down your hands. Nothing I’ve found will put them back together better than Hand Healer from Jack Black. It’ll prevent cracking and make you touchable again.

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Saddleback Leather Gadget Sleeve Large Chestnut ($61)

Leather Gadget Sleeve

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The holidays usually bring along lots of new gadgets. Wrap and protect them well with this large gadget sleeve. It’s big enough to fit your full size iPad, Kindle or other new device that’s yet to be announced. Plus the 100 year warranty will make sure they’re covered for way longer than even your precious new iPad will last.

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PlayStation Plus Membership ($50)

Playstation Plus

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Free games every month. That’s what you need to know about the Playstation Plus membership. Yes, it will let you play online matches with your PS4, but I’ve enjoyed days of great gaming this last year simply because of this membership. Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Borderlands 1 & 2, NBA 2k14, Batman Arkham Asylum & City and many more were all free. If you don’t need to play the latest and greatest games, this membership is all you need for some relaxing downtime.

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Microsoft Xbox LIVE Gold Card ($49)

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Xbox Live set the standard for online multiplayer. At this point, it’s arguably better than PC which took some serious doing. Yes, you get now free games with Xbox Live, but Gold is all about getting the best multiplayer experience on the planet. Go ahead. Live a little – if you’re good enough.

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Destiny by Bungie ($48)

Destiny

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10 years and upwards of $500 million dollars. That’s what it took Bungie, the developers of the classic Halo series, to make this year’s blockbuster game. Half shooter and half RPG it strikes a lot of the right notes. Plus, the graphics are gorgeous. If you’ve already mastered the game so far, grab the expansion The Dark Below after it drops on December 9th.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ($119)

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The Voyage is great, but the Paperwhite is everything you need: a month-long battery life, fantastically sharp e-ink display, and a beautiful glowing backlight. It may not have the flush glass display of the voyager or the adaptive backlight, but it’ll save you $80 without losing usefulness in any way. If you’re due for a reading upgrade, the Paperwhite is the smart choice.

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Cigar Travel Humidor ($22)

Humidor

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Take the celebration with you. Pack this humidor in a briefcase or backpack to keep your celebratory cigars at just the right level of humidity and un-crushed-ness. Make sure your grab a bottle of the humidifier solution too.

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Buck 385 Toothpick Traditional Pocket Knife ($15)

Buck Knife

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Every man should carry a great pocket knife. The buck toothpick is easy to carry, but still big enough to be useful for most small cutting jobs. Plus the nickel bolsters and wood handle will keep you looking handsome while you do them.

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Sports Illustrated ($39)

Sports Illustrated

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The best sports pictures in history. The best moments of the year in vibrant, glossy color. The internet is great, and you can’t beat the speed of information, but there is just something great about relaxing with a good magazine and just taking in all its tangible glory.

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Happy Socks Gift Pack ($45)

Happy Socks

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It’s time for a stocking refresh. Step up your footwear game with this bundle from Happy Socks. These dots and stripes will add a bit of fun to your feet without feeling overly kitschy or bright the way some socks do. Now your sock draw is good for more than just hiding things.

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The LEGO Movie ($18)

Lego Movie

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This was the first great Chris Pratt movie of the year, but it also has “Lord Business” (played by Will Farrell). In Lego’s typical tongue-in-cheek style, it’s a fun movie about structure vs. creativity, or Lord Business vs. the Master Builders full of explosions and wit. But, at it’s core, it’s about the relationship between a father and son that will warm any heart. In the end it’s a great family movie that’s deserves a good cup of hot chocolate and a blanket snuggle.

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Leatherman New Wave Multitool ($89)

Leatherman

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If you need a bit more than a simple pocket knife, but don’t want to lug a tool chest – this is the stocking stuffer for you. A pair of pliers, wire cutters, a saw, scissors, and a bottle opener are just 5 of the 17 different tools you’ll have right in your hand. It also comes with a leather and nylon sheath for easy carry and a 25-year warranty should anything go amiss in the year 2034.

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The Friendly Swede Paracord Survival Bracelet ($13)

Paracord

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Do ya know what we need, man? Some rope. 13.1 feet of it right on your wrist. You don’t know what you’re going to need it for, you just always need it. Get your stupid rope. I’ll get it. This is a rope right here.

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Twelve South HiRise Stand for iPhone/iPad mini ($35)

HiRise

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Horizontal screens make for a terrible viewing angle. Sure, your could just plug it in at your desk, but you’ve just lost all of your device’s functionality. When your iPhone on a HiRise, however, you can immediately view notifications, see mobile views or watch videos. It’s almost like getting a whole new screen, and your desk will look a lot cleaner.

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Terry’s Chocolate Oranges – Half Dozen ($30)

Chocolate Orange

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Mom used to give us oranges in our stocking every year. One year – one glorious year – she replaced them with these. Chocolate with just a hint of orange. It seems crazy, but they are delicious. Try the dark.

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Top 2013 Stocking Stuffers for Men

Our 2013 list of top stocking stuffers for men has all our favorite picks for this holiday season. These stocking stuffer ideas are sure to get you the kind of attention you were hoping for this holiday – because he is going to love them.

Aeropress by Aerobie ($26)

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Like coffee? This is the stocking stuffer for men that are discriminating coffee snobs or the guys who just want something to look forward to in the morning. I know that giving the man in your life a Pod or Cup-based coffee machine seems like a good idea. You think to your self, “Wouldn’t it be convenient for him to just throw a cup in and go?” But real men know, just because something is convienent doesn’t mean it’s right. Get him something that he’ll really love. The Aeropress coffee and esspresso maker delivers the smoothest, richest coffee that he’s ever tasted, so I had to include it in this year’s stocking stuffers for men list. He’ll be glad that you thought enough of him – He can handle it. Best of all? This goodness won’t slow him down. Brewing only takes 1 minute.

Totes Big Top Umbrella ($31)

Totes Big Top Umbrella

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A gentlemen holds the door for a lady. He escorts her carefully arm in arm. And, if it’s raining, he offers her a walk under his umbrella. The Totes Big Top has you covered.[1] Large enough to keep two people rain-free, compact enough to slip in his commuter bag or the door of your car, and easy to open and close with one hand. The Totes Big Top Umbrella does everything he needs it to and looks good to boot – let’s not overcomplicate this – just stuff it in the stocking already.

Thermos Nissan ($23)

Thermos Nissan

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If you need to keep something hot or cold, this is the best of the best. He’ll think of you every day when he uses this smart stocking stuffer. The most amazing part of this isn’t that it has a lockable, virtually spill proof lid or that its made of beautiful brushed stainless steel. The most amazing part of the Thermos Nissan is that if you put hot coffee in it at 7:30am, it will still be hot at 12:30pm for an after lunch pick-me-up. Don’t worry, Sceptic. I didn’t believe it either until I tried it. My preferred method? Make a cup of coffee in a mug to get me started and then fill this Thermos up on my way out the door. He’ll use it every day. And, once you see his hot coffee on December 26th, you’ll wish you had grabbed one for yourself.

Wave by Leatherman ($60)

Wave by Leatherman

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It’s been said that every man should have a good pocket knife. And, if it fits in a pocket, it will definitely be just right when stuffed in his stocking. The Leatherman Wave is the most popular multi-tool that Leatherman makes and for good reason. While not a traditional pocket knife, this multi-tool has you covered in 17 different ways. Both knives are one-hand accessible with the tool closed. If you need more, a file, saw, scissors, screwdriver and more are a quick open away. Heck, you could probably build a small tree fort with this thing. If you just need to make some quick repairs around the house, or if you are headed out to commune with nature – bring this with you. Available in Stainless Steel and Black Oxide.

 

Safety Razor by Merkur ($32)

Merkur Safety Razor

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Take him back in time the good way with these beard-busting stocking stuffers. When speaking of things that every man should have a luxurious shave should rank highly on that list, but a luxurious shave is not measured by counting the number of blades that he’ll have to drag across his face, but be careful when you stuff his stocking with this. Maybe just warn him off the sharp stuff. In razors, as in life, sometimes the best way forward is to look back. Your grandfather had it right: there is no more luxurious shave than fresh menthol and eucalyptus lather applied with a badger brush and carefully removed with a double edged safety razor.  The Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor is weighted beautifully, covered in chrome ro prevent rusting and will fit perfectly in man-sized hands. This really was a must for top stocking stuffers for men 2013 list, so don’t pass on this one. One more thing: the blades are so much cheaper that this razor will save you hundreds of dollars over years of use. It’s a no-brainer – I’ve been shaving this way for years. One caveat for the on the go traveler: While the Merkur Safety razor is allowed in a carry-on, the blades are not. Check them, or leave your Merkur at home and make the homecoming that much better. Here are a few more things you might want to consider: Feather Blades ($4)Badger Shaving Brush ($13)Proraso Pre-Shave Cream ($12)Proraso Shaving Soap, Eucalyptus & Menthol ($10)

Fountain Pen by Pilot ($33)

Pilot Prera Pens

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Important moments should be celebrated. Bring some gravitas to his writing with these signature stocking stuffers. If you’re like me, most everything you do is digital. Texting with my wife and friends, playing games, researching new stuffers, even writing notes. But there are still a few things that are better when hand written. Writing those thank you cards, buying that house, signing that big deal – these are special events. For those times get a great stocking stuffer that he’ll actually want to use. The Prera fountain pen is the perfect mix of tool and conversation piece. It’s nice without being too nice to carry, writes easily, fits the hand well, and will last for years. He’ll love using it, and it’ll make the thank you note he writes you afterwards just that bit more classy. Here are a few more things you might consider: Pilot Fountain Pen Ink Cartridge ($8)Pilot Pen Convertor for Bottled Ink ($13)Diamine Bottled Ink ($7–16)

Noise Cancelling Headphones by Bose ($299)

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Sometimes a man needs to step back from the world and relax. This Christmas stocking stuffer for men will tickle his inner audiophile. Whether it’s in a plane in coach or his favorite chair in the study, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones will turn any environment into a peaceful oasis. These Bose headphones are the best item for your music fan on the stocking stuffers for men list, no matter what age. If he’s out and on the go on a bike or walking through the city, Aware mode lets him hear the world around outside at the touch of a button. Plus, unlike many in-ear headphones, these will actually stay put as he moves, making them excellent for active sports too! Go ahead, put the world on pause.

TacTikka Plus by Petzl

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Useful for fishing, hunting, camping, or finding your way around the basement, this headlamp will quickly become a vital part of your manly arsenal. I used to love my MagLite. I would taking it on every camping trip, and kept it in a drawer beside my bed just in case the power went out. I haven’t touched it since I bought my headlamp for a camping trip 3 years ago. With LED longevity, a red light filter for improved night vision, and the ease of hands free light, I just won’t use anything else.

Looking for More Ideas on Stocking Stuffers for Men?

Stay tuned… over the next few weeks we’ll be updating this with even more great stocking stuffers for men.


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