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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.