Top Stocking Stuffers for Men Under $5

Not everyone wants or needs a lot of high-priced items in their holiday stockings. For those of you who are looking to trim back this year or if you want to add just a couple more inexpensive items, we’ve created a list of the best stocking stuffers for men under $5. Don’t be shy. Dive in.

Scalp Massager ($2.25)

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It looks like a head crab, but it feels like angel fingers. Quite a relaxing start to our list.

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Thermo Lens Mug ($4.99)

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Know a photographer? Help bring his brain into sharp focus in the morning. Works for amateurs and professionals alike.

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Gear Tie Reusable 3-Inch Rubber Twist Tie ($2.98)

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Tie up loose ends, trap small animals, or just bundle all of the loose cables in your bag. The choice is yours with gear tie.
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Bacon Bandages ($4.95)

Guys are notoriously injury prone. We hurt ourself all the time, but if there’s one thing I’ve found, bacon makes everything better. Everything. So why not wrap up those injuries with a little feel good bacon?

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Mini Vaseline Lip Treatment ($2.25)

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Lip balm is very popular in the fall and winter months for good reason. Many people swear by beeswax from brands like Bert’s Bees, but for me – petroleum jelly works better every time, and it’s cheaper.

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Wallet Survival Tool ($1.65)

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Have you ever needed a wrench or knife or screwdriver and just not had it? Toss this in your wallet and you always will. Made of stainless steel for strength and comes with a protective pouch – for you – so you don’t immediately need those bacon bandages.

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Military Survival Paracord Bracelet ($3.99)

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From traps to splits to tourniquets, paracord is the survivalist or outdoorsman’s best friend. This bracelet holds about 9 feet of  it handily on your wrist at all times – ready for when you need it.

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Mini LED Flashlight ($3.50)

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Ever needed to find something in the dark? Maybe it’s raining and you don’t want to fiddle with your phone. Plus, if you drop this on the ground it won’t costs $200 to repair. I call that a lightbulb moment. (Yes. I hate myself for that joke.)

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The Original Slinky ($4.99)

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How many hours did you spend chasing a slinky down the stairs as a kid. The slinky has been an American classic for over 70 years. Continue the tradition.

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Bag of Cinnamon Coal Candy ($4.95)

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We mentioned this a bit in our stocking stuffers for men who are snack happy list. It’s a tasty treat for the man that’s just a bit on the naughty list.

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Tabasco Sauce ($4.45)

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This tried and true pepper sauce for men will spice things up this holiday season. I bet the ham tastes nice with a bit of red jalapeño kick.

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Credit Card Bottle Opener ($1.94)

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Damaged palms, rings, tables corners. Stop breaking things just to get into your beer. Drop this in your wallet, and never be without.

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FRED MISTER TEA Infuser ($4.95)

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Bag tea is for suckers. The best tea is filtered through the pants of a tiny silicone guy relaxing on the edge of your cup. We finally found it under $5. But if you don’t like Mr. Tea, check out some of his friends instead.

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Guitar Wall Mount ($4.81)

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Don’t quit, just hang it up for awhile. Hold your stringed instrument, but only if you mount it on something…strong.

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The Shack by William P. Young – Kindle Edition ($4.99)

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The Feels. The heartbreaking story of a father dealing with the abduction of his youngest daughter, Missy. On a serious note, this is one of the best books that I’ve ever read for dealing with tragic loss. It also has one of the most interesting and touching representations of God as the trinity (Father, Son and Spirit). Beautiful.

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Little Black Book – Kindle Edition ($0.99)

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Speaking of books that could help you. This little one is only about 20 pages, but they’re slammed full of snarky advice on being a better man.

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Flingshot Flying Screaming Monkey ($4.24)

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It screams. It flies. It drives dogs crazy. Enjoy it because — why not?

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POOF Mini Football ($4.50)

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Wall safe! A tiny football that won’t get them in trouble for playing ball in the house. Get ready to watch the bowl games. Down. Set. HIKE!

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Chocolate Orange ($4.50)

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This is a tried and true family classic for my family and me. I use to anticipate the the taste of these orange flavored chocolates all year long. When we found them for under $5 to offer to you, I couldn’t keep them off this list. They will be a huge hit.

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Big League Chew ($5)

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I spent many a nostalgic summer with a pack of this in my pocket and a wad of gum in my mouth – happily chewing away while running through woods and climbing trees. Relive childhood. Plus, it’s a lot cleaner than the real thing it subtly emulates.

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Bacon Candy Canes ($4.29)

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Let’s be honest, candy will never taste like a true piece of thick cut bacon, but this will probably get a good laugh, and a lot of curious tasters.

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Starbucks eGift Card ($5)

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Coffee from the most ubiquitous vendor around. Seriously, there is likely one within 5 miles of you right now. Grab a gingerbread latte for a little winter pick-me-up.

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NFL Team Eye Black Strips ($5.29)

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Does your guy like football? Get him these for this stocking, and he can prep for the game in style. Or wear them yourself, and he’ll love you forever. And love is worth an extra 29¢ right?

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Favorite Sports Team Can Koozie ($5)

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Rep your team while keeping your hand warm and your drink cool. A few of these can get over the $5 limit, but there are plenty available in our price range. Choose wisely.
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Nascar Turbo Lip Balm ($4.94)

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Maybe your guy has chapped lips. Maybe he needs something for them badly. Maybe he doesn’t want to look like a girly man while using a typical chapstick. Maybe he’s into racing. Maybe he should have this.

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Stocking Stuffers for Men Under $5

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Stocking Stuffers for the Board Game Lover

Game night – for some it’s the toll of a boring evening in, but for others it’s a chance to explore new worlds and expand have tons of fun with friends and family. If your someone who loves board game night(or you know someone who does), then this post is for you.

Cards Against Humanity Expansion One ($10)

Cards Against Humanity First Expansion

Raucous, rowdy, and a little raunchy, these cards will make you laugh, even if you feel bad about it afterwards. Did I say a little raunchy? I meant don’t play this with kids…or parents…or anyone that is easily offended. For everyone else it’s loads of fun, even if it does make you question your humanity. As for the Holiday cards – only buy one set. The cards are the same, but the supported charity changes each year.

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Dixit ($23)

Dixit

Dixit deservedly won the 2010 Spiel des Jahres Game of the Year award. Designed in France, each card is like a beautiful work of art. In this game you describe this card in any way you like, then, everyone else chooses a card to fit the description, but not too exactly – ambiguity is part of the fun! Everyone votes on which card they believe it is, and points are tallied, but don’t be too obvious or you’ll get nothing! If you liked Apples-to-Apples you’ll love this version with a French twist.

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Catan: Traders and Barbarians Expansion ($38)

Catan Traders and Barbarians Expansion

If you loved Catan, but building the same old town, city and roads is starting to bore you, this expansion is for you. This expansion traces the growth and development of Catan after the establishment of the first towns and cities. From fishing to caravans, to glass and barbarians, the Traders and Barbarians expansion will breathe new life into your family game nights all year round.

Note: This requires the original game, and if you already have the 5–6 player expansion, you may want to consider the 5–6 player Traders and Barbarians expansion for this also.

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7 Wonders ($32)

7 Wonders

Like the history of civilization, if all our ancient wonders were printed on cardboard. Choose your wonder, and then craft your path to victory with resources, armies, and science! Play with up to 6 of your friends, and finish in only 30 min so you have time for more. I’m currently on a 3 game win-streak – see if you can beat it.

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Hanabi Card Game ($10)

Hanabi Card Game

This 2013 Spiel des Jahres Game of the Year Winner is all about cooperation. Work with your friends to build a spectacular fireworks display, or fail, and watch it fizzle out. The real twist is that you can see everyone’s cards except your own…good luck.

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Munchkin Deluxe ($20)

Munchkin Deluxe

Ever wanted kick down a door with your Boots of Butt-kicking or stab your friend with a blunt Mace of Sharpness? This tongue-in-cheek game will coax out your inner dungeon explorer in the most hilarious way possible. Even the directions are snarky and entertaining. Just watch out for those cheat cards – they’re totally legal!

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Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar ($45)

Tzolk'in The Mayan Calendar

Please the gods and lead your tribe to glory! You only have 260 days to work, and it’s up to you to decide what to work on. Will you harvest early, or improve your harvest by growing a little higher. Navigate carefully because this board comes with a literal twist – it changes after every turn.

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Terra Mystica

Terra Mystica Board Game

Do you have what it takes to survive and expand in this award winning magical land? Each of the 14 different playable groups has it’s own special ability, and there are four different religious cults that offer other advantages. Just remember, building close to others gives you more strength, but it also prevents you from expanding as quickly. Will your Dwarves engineer their way down from the Mountain before the Mermaids conquer the land from their lake home? With the right strategy, and a little luck – you just might win.

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Firefly: The Game ($40)

Firefly the Game

Choose a ship, hire a crew, and navigate the gorram galaxy. If you think you have what it takes to manage an unruly crew and keep them happy by finding and completing new jobs, then maybe you’re cut out to be a captain. If you can spot double-crossing employers, negotiate Alliance patrols, and get away from Reavers, maybe…just maybe you can keep on flying.

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Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Young boys are merely men in training. So, how do you encourage them to grow up into the curious, creative, and healthy adults you want them to be? Help them spend time on creative, imaginative, and active things. These stocking stuffers for kids should help get them started.

LEGO Movie Super Cycle Chase ($47)

LEGO Movie 70808 Super Cycle Chase

Ever since I was a kid, Lego has been building creative minds. This summer they released what may turn out to be the block buster of the year in The Lego Movie. Follow up this Christmas holiday with this super cycle and let them become their own Master Builder.

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LEGO Bricks & More Creative Bucket ($30)

LEGO Bricks & More 10662 Creative Bucket

Speaking of becoming a Master Builder – according to the movie – a Master Builder can build anything with no instructions! That’s where this bucket comes in. It’s full of tons of blocks from different colors and shapes. Let them get in and go crazy.

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10 Function Camping Survival Tool ($10)

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For your scout or avid adventurer. This tool has everything you need for a trek in the woods: compass, thermomoter, LED light, whistle, flint starter and more.

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LEGO Minecraft The Village ($34)

LEGO Minecraft The Village

If you don’t know about Minecraft yet, you should probably pay more attention. This game has taken the world by storm as the digital generation’s set of digital Lego blocks. If you want to bring them back into the real world for a bit, this Lego set flips the formula on it’s head. Build your Minecraft village, but using real Lego blocks.

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Star Wars Anakin to Darth Vader Color Change Lightsaber Toy ($35)

Star Wars Anakin to Darth Vader Color Change Lightsaber Toy

Star Wars fever is mounting again as we build up toward the 2017 release of the 7th film of the series. Let your little man get a jump on the intergalactic war with this color change lightsaber.

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Catan: Junior ($27.71)

Catan: Junior

Ever wish you had some more family time? Board games get everyone involved, but so many of today’s games are overly complex. That’s where Catan Junior comes in. Geared for kids as young as 5, your young Pirate will collect bounty with the best of them – just watch out for the Ghost Captain!

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Minecraft Blue Diamond Sword & Pickaxe Set ($37.50)

Minecraft Blue Diamond Sword & Pickaxe Set

Remember that Minecraft game I mentioned earlier? It’s back, and this time in foam. This blue diamond sword and pickaxe combo will let them collect and defend their real-world resources while expanding their imagination.

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Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set ($28)

Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set

Hey, it’s just Rocket Science. Let him explore the power of flight with this tandem launcher. Who knows, maybe he’ll start the next SpaceX. Don’t forget the fuel! The B4–4 is the smallest engine that will work with both rockets or crank it to 11 with the C6–5 rocket engine.

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adidas 2014 MLS Glider Soccer Ball ($20)

adidas 2014 MLS Glider Soccer Ball

Did you enjoy World Cup soccer this summer? Keep the momentum – and up the activity level – with this MLS soccer ball from adidas. Dempsey’s got nothing on him. Let him (im)prove his skills.

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Westminster Hand Boilers ($6)

Westminster Hand Boilers

Thermodynamics for kids! Put the magic of heating and cooling right in their hands. Blue, green red or purple; they come variety of different shapes and colors, so there’s one they’re sure to like.

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Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit ($12)

Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit

So, maybe he’s not ready for real, fire-spitting rockets yet – don’t count him out! These are powered by his foot-stomping ability (and we all know he has plenty of that!). Plus, they glow in the dark and are made of foam so they don’t break anything.

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Syma S107G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter ($18)

Syma S107G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro, Blue

Think he’s to young to be a chopper pilot? Not after he get’s this. It’s self balancing gyro makes this helicopter much easier to fly, but it’s still fun for adults (seriously). It also works on multiple radio channels just in case you want to get your own and race him.

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9 Travel Gifts that Stuff Stockings

Flying is hard, but it opens up the world for us in ways we never thought possible. Men’s Stocking Stuffers, we regularly travel locally and internationally, so we’ve put together a survival kit for the travel savvy man in your life. Whether they’re headed to the Great Wall of China, the African Safari or just across the country, help prepare them for the journey ahead. Enjoy the 9 best travel gifts of 2014.

Lewis N. Clark Luggage RFID Document Organizer ($13)

Lewis N. Clark Luggage Rfid Document Organizer, Black

Passports, photo IDs, tickets, local currency. You have plenty to remember when your running around an airport trying to find your terminal. Keep all of your vital travel documents in one place for quick and easy access, and never get caught digging through your pack for your passport again. Travel Tip: In the interest of security, make photocopies of your important documents and store them somewhere else – just in case. Speaking of just in case, the Lewis N. Clark document organizer blocks RFID trasmission (protecting your vital passport information from electronic snooping) and most importantly, it zips fully closed so nothing “wanders away” when you’re not paying attention.

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ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep-Aid Liquicaps ($12)

ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep-Aid Liquicaps 48 Count

If you’ve ever been on a 10+ hour flight, you know how important getting some sleep is in minimizing jetlag. That’s where these come in, they’ll put you to sleep just like a Nyquil, but without all the needless cold medicine coursing through your veins. If you want to make sure you get 8 hours, grab two of these with a cup of tea after your second movie.

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Audio Technica Noise-Cancelling Headphones ($39)

Audio Technica ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

Traveling is noisy. Children crying, people talking and that constant engine drone… this is exactly where these noise-cancelling headphones from Audio Technica come in. With Active noise-cancelling, they generate wave patterns that actively block out unwanted noises. All of the active electronics are packed into an inline battery pack (AA), and the whole setup take a lot less space than your typical over-the-ear headphones. Think of them as your own personal Dikembe Mutombo for horrible sounds. But they won’t stop there – they also pipe your favorite music or movie sound directly into your ear canal. Enjoy the explosive detail in The Guardians of the Galaxy on your next trip.

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Cocoon CoolMax Blanket ($30)

Cocoon CoolMax Blanket (Blue)

If the airline provides blankets, why do I need me own? Two reason: this one is bigger and you know exactly where it’s been. Blankets and pillows make it easy for germs to pass from passenger to passenger, since they are often not cleaned between flights. At 70 inches long, this one is big enough to fully cover you – no more cold feet! It comes with a small sack to easily store it, and it’s absorbant so you could even use it as a towel in a pinch.

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Gold Toe Men’s Basic Rib Firm Compression Socks ($16)

Gold Toe Men's Basic Rib Firm Compression Socks

Your Grandpa had it right 30 years ago, and Gold Toe socks are still fantastic. Oh, and the compression socks thing? Yeah. He had that right too, but you won’t be wearing them in a La-Z-boy in front of the Golf channel (unless maybe you’re into that?). When you’re in a plane, you legs aren’t going to be moving very much, and that can lead to a bad circulation problem. Compression socks improve your circulation and keep you a heck of a lot more comfortable. If you’ve ever played soccer or American football – you already know how great these are. But these socks from gold toe are subtle and won’t scream THESE ARE NIKE SOCKS at everyone around you. Reserved, reliable and imminately useful. Your Grandpa probably taught you that too.

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Contoured Sleep Mask with Ear Plugs ($18)

Dream Essentials Sweet Dreams Contoured Sleep Mask with Earplugs and Carry Pouch

It’s just science. Light is the enemy of good sleep, and screaming kids or loud snoring aren’t good either. Two birds. One Stone. Sleep better anywhere. Oh, and did I mention that these are curved so that they don’t rest against your eyelids? R.E.M. in peace.

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CABEAU Memory Foam Evolution Pillow ($40)

CABEAU Memory Foam Evolution Pillow

It looks crazy, but this pillow is the best random purchase that I’ve ever made in an Airport – and I’ve pickup up some great magazines. The CABEAU pillow doesn’t succumb to the failings of most neck pillows. This one actually stays put! It can be worn traditionally to support your head sideways and backwards, or in reverse (with the closure at the back – my personal favorite) to prevent your head from falling forward as well. It’s so comfortable, you can fall alseep in a middle seat! It’s easily the best travel pillow I’ve ever used, and it rolls up into a small cinch sack for easy packing.

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Grid-It Organizer ($12)

Grid-It Organizer

You know the type. The little things that rattle around in the bottom of your backpack: house keys, USB keys, extra cables, chapstick, a few pens and your notebook mouse. Stop the madness! Don’t break any more USB keys, fray any more cables or lose any more pens. The Grid-It is easy to organize and easier to pack, and easiest to find when you need it.

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Anker® Astro E5 Portable Charger ($40)

Anker® Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger Ultra-High Density External Battery Pack

I saved the Anker for the end because late in the day is when you’ll need this. After waking up at 4:30am, you used your phones GPS to make sure you made it to the airport on time. You scanned your electronic boarding pass at the gate, and made one last call to the folks to say “catch ya later”. A movie or two on the flight and a couple of games of FIFA, and all of the sudden your phone is flashing that red low battery warning. Traveling is hard on you, but it’s even harder on your phone battery. Make sure you to keep rolling with the Astro portable charger from Anker. It’ll recharge your iPhone 3 times (or iPad once) so you never get stuck with a dead battery. Just make sure to charge the Astro before you leave.

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Stocking Stuffers for Men Under $25

This list of stocking stuffers for men under $25 is one of my favorite lists. $25 is just enough money to get something really worthwhile, but not so much that you can’t get a couple. This is the list I would use for gifts for my guy friends as well.

Happy Socks ($12)

Happy Socks_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $25

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Happy socks is one of the hidden gems of the internet. Originally started in Sweden in 2008, their socks are creative and just the right bit of fun to brighten up a winter day. Don’t be scared of color – you’ll appreciate the confidence fun it adds to your work attire.

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Brushed Silver Tie Bar ($16)

Brushed Silver Tier Bar_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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Real men know how to dress up, and when dressing up – detail matter. One of the most basic of these is the tie bar. This one is the perfect balance of understatement and class. Just remember to wear it between the 3rd and 4th shirt buttons.

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Jack Black Hand Healer ($15)

Jack Black Hand Healer_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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Lotions can be expensive and what they offer is not always worth the price, but this hand healer is far and away the best lotion for those chaffing winter months. Apply it every few nights, and your hands will stay healthy – try it and you’ll swear by it like I do.

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Camelbak Water Bottle ($15)

Camelbak Water Bottle_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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It’s a harsh world and there are areas on earth where water isn’t as plentiful. When you go there, you’ll need to bring water. This bottle is rock solid, seals tight and has a build in straw that makes it easy to drink from. It’ll be as at home in the most remote waterless region, as it will be on your desk.

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Apple Lightning to USB Cable ($18)

Apple Lightning to USB Cable_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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You can never have to many charging cables: one for home, for the car and for the office. With iOS 7, Apple tightened the requirements on non-standard cables that don’t adhere to the MFi program. The discount that Apple offers is so little, that in most cases the price of 3rd party cables is basically the same as the cables from Apple directly, so just get it from the source. Fortunately, buying through Amazon actually saves a couple of bucks.

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Cedar Shoe Tree ($19.95)

Cedar Shoe Tree_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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Maintenance isn’t fun, but when it comes to dress shoes that can cost $200 or more it can be the difference in years of life. These cedar trees help the shoes maintain their shape and draw the day’s moisture out to preserve the leather. Another tip: don’t wear leather shoes two days in a row. Giving them a day to rest on a cedar tree will help preserve them for years to come.

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Pilot G2 Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens ($12)

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Great writing doesn’t have to be expensive. The Pilot G2s write as well as some pens that are 10 times their cost, but under a dollar a piece, you don’t have to worry about losing one, or giving it out to someone in need. Be generous, and enjoy writing just a little bit more.

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TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge ($12)

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Stop guessing. Start gauging. The change of season requires a recheck in tire pressure. If you’re into car maintenance, tire life, or looking like you know what your talking about, this guage will give you an accurate digital readout up to 100 PSI.

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The Hobbit Extended Version Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy ($19.96)

The Hobbit Blu Ray DVD_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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The Hobbit is full of a bit too many yells of, “Run!”, but, by drawing on The Silmarillion we are able to see a lot more of the history behind the story. A must for any guy that grew up reading Tolkien.

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Silk Knots Cufflinks ($20)

Silk Knot Cufflinks_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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French cuffs are a dress classic, but dealing with jeweled cufflinks is potentially expensive and especially annoying while traveling. That’s where these come in. Silk knots look great, are inexpensive to replace, and don’t set off metal detectors, so they are perfect for travel. French cuffs don’t have to be scary. Go ahead, now you can enjoy them.

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Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon ($21.95)

Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon _Stocking Stuffers for Men under $25

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Bacon and dark chocolate are two of my favorite indulgent foods. Combining the two creates one of the most classic holiday treats I’ve ever seen. Crunchy, salty, sweet. Go get ’em.

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Thermos Nissan Coffee Bottle ($23)

Thermos Nissan Coffee_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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This one made it all the way to our top 2013 stocking stuffers for men list. This is by far the best travel mug that I’ve used. Anything that you put in it will be hot hours later. In fact, I’ve enjoyed the rest of my hot coffee at 2:00pm or later on many days.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy ($25)

Star Trek into Darkness_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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In two films, J.J. Abrams has really turned the Star Trek series around. The latest movie features Benedict Cumberbatch as Kahn. He made a name for himself in BBC’s Sherlock, and he plays the role of Kahn masterfully.

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Guess Cologne ($25)

Guess Cologne_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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With notes of citrus, aquaspace and black pepper, this cologne will evoke bright memories of spices and the ocean. Get your manly musk on.

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The Dark Knight Trilogy ($25)

Dark Knight Trilogy_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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With an epic cast, these are some of the highest rated films of the past 20 years. Whether it’s Heath Ledger as the Joker, Christian Bale as Batman, or Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, the acting is superb. These are can’t-miss films.

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Cards Against Humanity Card Game ($25)

Cards Against Humanity_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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This one is going to be controversial. Started as a Kickstarter project, this is like the dark version of Apples to Apples. Make hilarious, racy and discomforting links all in the attempt to have your card chosen by the Card Czar. Good luck.

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Grid-It Organizer ($13)

Grid-IT Organizer_Stucking Stuffers for Men under $25

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We have more personal electronics than ever before. If you are like me, you probably have more cables, batteries, and converters than you know what to do with. These are difficult to transport to and from the office in an organized way, much less across the world. I’ve spent far too many times digging through a dark bag trying to find my gigabit to thunderbolt adaptor or a USB stick. The Grid-it will organize all of your electronics and connectors and hold them securely so they are always right where you need them.

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Stocking Stuffers for Men Under $25

The Best Stocking Stuffers for Men Under $10

If you’re trimming back on holiday expenses, or just need a couple more items to finish out the stockings, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find some of our favorite stocking stuffers that just so happen to be affordable as well.

Old School Harmonica ($7)

Bluesband Harmonica_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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This one is for those men with a bit of the old west still coursing in their veins. A simple instrument with a rich cowboy heritage, the harmonica is easy to learn and very difficult to master.

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Jack Black Lip Balm ($6.50)

Jack Black Lip Balm _Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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We had lip balm in our stocking stuffers for men under $5 list, but this one is a bit nicer. It’s still petroleum-based, for the best moisture protection, but this one add a SPF25 sun protectant. SPF is the key ingredient recommended by the AAD for chapped lips because it protects and prevents future damage. Stay kissable this winter.

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100% Grass Fed Beef Jerky ($7.99)

Beef Jerky_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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100% grass-fed beef, humanely and sustainably raised, and tastefully enjoyed. This spicy beef jerky is made on a family farm in Vermont and is sure to delight.

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Castle Brooks Paralace ($7.99)

Castle Brook Redwood Laces_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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The toughest men and the toughest jobs need the toughest gear. Great boots are meant to last for years, but laces are weak and prone to wear and breakage. That’s where these come in. They are made of 550lb paracord and come with a lifetime warranty. You won’t be sorry.

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Favorite Sports Team Bottle Koozie ($8)

Sports Team Bottle Koozie_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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I mentioned these as part of our under $5 list, but several of the koozies here can’t make it under the $5 bar. For the more premium or prized versions, I’ve listed them again here. Support your favorite team and keep your furniture ring-free.

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Chase & Shot Glasses Set of 4 ($8.50)

Two Liquor Shot Glass_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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You’re a long way from college shots of plastic bottle gin, but there’s no reason to give up on a good shot and chaser combo in moderation. This is a beautiful and inventive way to combine your shot and chaser in one motion. These are plastic to prevent any unfortunate slips, but glass versions are available, if, like me, that’s more your style.

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Wingman Wipes ($9.50)

Wingman Wipes_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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Now don’t laugh, but men are dirty. They get sweaty, muddy, and downright grimy throughout the day. These wipes allow you to refresh and get presentable in a hurry.

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Field Notes Memo Books Pack of 3 ($10)

Field Notes_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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Field notes have been written about in great depth on many sites, and for good reason. They are just the right size to carry with everywhere, and they are perfect for jotting down notes, todo’s, and ideas on the go. If, like me, you love to travel to more remote places, you may also want to consider the Field Notes Expedition edition. Waterproof and tear-resistant, these will hold up at least as well as you do.

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Wallet Bottle Opener ($10)

Wallet Bottle Opener_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10
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Still carrying a bottle opener on your keychain? Stop it! The Wally will reduce pocket buldge and only needs a single credit card slot in your wallet. As Wally likes to say, it’s time to grow up.

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Aviator Sunglasses ($10)

Aviator Sunglasses _Stocking Stuffers for Men under $10

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It’s amazing what you can get for $10 these days. These glasses offer full UV protection, and look good to boot. Plus, you won’t be too worried about them when you’re out enjoying the sun.

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Stocking Stuffers for Men Under $10

Stocking Stuffers for Men Who are Snack Happy

When I was young, I used to wake up early, run downstairs and tear into my stocking while I waited for the rest of the family to show up so that we could open the real gifts. I could always count on a couple of candy bars, and an orange — to make my mother feel better that I was getting the nutrition that I needed. Here are a couple updated snack-size stocking stuffers for men that are sure to get smiles on Christmas morning.

Mini Smoked Ham Sausage ($2)

Smoked Ham Sausage_Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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It’s meat: smoked, salted, and stocking stuffable.
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Smoked Chorizo ($3)

Smoked Chorizos_Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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A spicy alternative to the smoked ham, this stocking stuffer add a bit more kick to your morning. Plus, this should definitely hold you over until dinner with the family.
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Smoked Alaskan Salmon ($27)

Alaska Smokehouse Smoked Salmon_Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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If you want something with more polar heritage, this Alaskan salmon adds a bit of sophistication to his stocking.
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Bag of Cinnamon Coal Candy ($5)

Bag of Coal Cinnamon Candy _Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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Been a little bit naughty this year? Give him some coal that he’ll actually like.
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Bourbon Praline Pecans ($4)

Bourbon Praline_Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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Southern gentility as a stocking stuffer.
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Jack Daniels Praline Pecans ($4)

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A southern kick in the mouth – in candy form.
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Tabasco Lollipops ($6)

Tabasco Lollipops _Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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A really southern kick in the mouth. He’ll definitely be awake enough for pictures after this.
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Organic Raw Chocolate Gnosis Chocolate ($7)

Raw Dark Chocolate_Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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Organic dark chocolate. No, really, if he’s tall and handsome, we’ve got the dark covered.
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Jumbo Size Bacon Candy Cane ($7)

Jumbo Size Bacon Candy Cane _Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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Everything is better with a little bacon, and this stocking stuffer proves that candy canes are no exception.
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Cadbury Drinking Chocolate ($8)

 

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Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a nice cup of hot chocolate. This’ll do the trick nicely.
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100% Grass Fed Beef Jerky ($8)

Beef Jerky_Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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Humane, sustainable raised, and 100% grass-fed. This is a top quality twist on an old favorite stocking stuffer for men.

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Salted Bourbon Caramel ($12)

 

Salted Bourbon Caramel_Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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Salted caramel is one of my favorite dessert flavors on earth. Adding bourbon only helps.
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Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle ($14)

Sir Francis Bacon Brittle_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who are snack happy

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Peanut brittle is a holiday classic, but why not add a bit of bacon?
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Swiss Milk Chocolate Covered Bacon ($22)

Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon _Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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Men like bacon in almost anything. This pushes the line into rarefied territory. What are you still doing here?! He’s going to love it.
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Chocolate Orange ($4.50)

Chocolate Orange_Stocking Stuffers for Men under $5

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This is one of my favorite holiday treats. As a child I used to look forward to getting one every year in my stocking. Chocolate wedges with just a hint of orange. They’ll be a hit for your family too.

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Tabasco Sauces All the Flavors ($34)

Tabasco Sauce Flavors _Stocking Stuffers for Men who are snack happy

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For the indecisive gent who loves to spice things up, this stocking stuffer has a little bit of everything Tabasco.
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French Cheese Collection ($60)

French Cheese Sampler Collection_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who are snack happy

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This stocking stuffer is the perfect complement to our wine stocking stuffer ideas, or to any of the smoked meats above. Keep it in the fridge, and make it a last second stocking addition. His inner foodie will thank you.
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Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Enjoy Good Drinks

Men warm up on a cold winter’s night with a nice scotch or cool off on a hot summer’s day with a bottle of their favorite microbrew. Here are a few of our favorite stocking stuffers for men who love beer, scotch, wine and more. These are sure to get you a dedicated toast.

Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Beer

Beer Saver 6-pack ($5)

Beer Savers_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Beer

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This one is for the men who love beer, but know when to quit. These caps are a bit nostalgic for me: On the one hand, they remind me of the old bottlecaps candy that I used to look forward to on Halloween, and on the other, they remind me of college and party fouls. Remember all those floaters? You don’t buy cheap beer anymore, don’t throw it away. Just cap it. Also, if you consider yourself a bit of a home brewer.

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Sports Team Bottle Koozie ($3 to $10)

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Cheer on your favorite team while holding on to your favorite beer.  Fanatics has a variety of choices from collegiate and professional basketball, football, and baseball and others.  I’m giving a nod here to my own alma mater, Georgia Tech.

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Football Leather Bottle Cooler ($10)

Leather Football Bottle Cooler_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Beer

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Want to hold a cold beer, but it’s just too freaking cold outside? You know what’s a manly way to hold a beer? With PVC wrapped in pigskin. This non-traditional take on the koozie will keep your fingers warm and your furniture sweat free (from beer sweat anyway). Get it monogrammed, if that’s your thing, and order up – in cognac of course.

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Wallet Bottle Opener ($12)

Bottle Opener for your Wallet_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Beer

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Where is a good bottle opener when you need it? Right in your pocket. This stocking stuffer will go from stocking to wallet, and you’ll always be ready. Channel your inner Boy Scout and be prepared for the next tailgate, cookout or party.

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Beer Money Bank ($17)

Beer Money Bank_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Beer

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Just classy enough to leave out on a shelf, this stocking stuffer gives you something useful to do with that spare change in your pockets. Plus, it has the added benefit of reminding Steve that he needs to pony up his cut – just point, nod and smile knowingly.

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Beer Making Mix ($25)

Beer Making Kit_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Beer

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Remember in Breaking Bad when Hank had a bunch of homemade beers explode in his garage? Classic. Now it’s your turn to give it a go. Get this beer mix for a smooth brown ale, and try not to scare the neighbors.

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Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Spirits

Chrome Bottle Pourer Set ($6)

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When setting up a home bar that you mean for real duty, make sure you get pourers like these to simplify your alcoholic dispersion. Pro tip: each shot is now a simple 5 count away.

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I Like Shots Shot Glasses ($10)

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Finally, a like button you actually want to use. Thumbs up, drink. Thumbs down, refill. Liking was never so likable.

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Brandy Filled Chocolate Cherries ($12)

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Chocolate covered cherries have always been a favorite stocking stuffer of mine. This set takes it up a notch and gives you and extra brandy kick to get through the holidays with a little bit more cheer.  Please enjoy responsibly.

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Whiskey Stones ($20)

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Do you have a nice bottle of scotch set aside for the holidays? Keep your pour cool, and undiluted with these frozen stones. Pop them in your freezer, then pop them in your glass. Enjoy.

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Stone Cask Ice Rounds – Set of 2 ($10)

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Then again, there are some times where you just want one of those impressive spherical ice cubes like the mixologists use. The large 2.5″ ice spheres have less surface area, so they melt more slowly, and keep your drink cool for longer.

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Cocktail Shaker Set ($40)

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Having worked as a bartender, this kit comes pretty close to what the pros use. Tumbler, muddler, and little book of recipes. Whether it’s shaken or stirred, you’ll be ready.

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Old Dutch Solid Copper Moscow Mule Mug ($65)

Copper Mug_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who enjoy a Good Drink

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When you have the right tool for the job, it takes your game to a whole new level. Take, for instance, these Old world, hammered copper mugs. Sure, you can mix vodka, gingerbeer, and lime in just about any container, but it will never have the same punch – the same classic weight – as when it’s served up in a copper mug. The good, old fashioned way.

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101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die by Ian Buxton ($14)

101 Whiskies_Stocking Stuffers for Men Who enjoy a Good Drink

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Sometimes you just need good advice. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous or just want to order something different the next time you swagger up to the bar – pick this up, and see if you can try them all.

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Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Wine

VINO2GO Wine Sippy Cup ($10)

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I hear you. “A freaking sippy cup? I thought these were gifts for MEN!” Just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you’re not a klutz. In Atlanta there is a great music venue called Chastain Park. It’s outdoors, in a classic part of town, and they let you bring your own wine. The big kicker? It’s concrete, and concrete is bad news for glass. These cups let you slip in style without worrying about dropping your nice glasses all over the place. As an added bonus they are double wall insulated to keep your wine cool, and the lids keep nature out and wine in. Don’t be a baby – get a sippy cup.

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Vinturi Wine Aerator ($27)

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Why is it that all fancy “wine connoisseurs” aerate their red wines? According to Wine Spectator, aeration evaporates the undesireable bits, and oxidizes it to smooth and balance the natural flavors. Add a bit of class to your next bottle. Not only will you enjoy the process, but the wine will taste better too.

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Williams-Sonoma Wine Chilling Set ($40)

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I know it’s getting chilly now, but in just a few short months it will be spring again, and you’ll be breaking out the whites to celebrate. White wines need to be chilled, but what if you don’t have a wine fridge? You could store your whites in the fridge, but that get precarious with all of the rolling, etc. Quickly get your wine down to drinkable with these chilling wands. Just uncork your bottle and dip this in your glass for a 5 minute soak, and enjoy your perfectly cooled glass of riesling. Bonus: white wines will stay cool longer, even in the summer heat. Really, you’re just planning ahead.

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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.

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