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.
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It looks like a head crab, but it feels like angel fingers. Quite a relaxing start to our list.
Know a photographer? Help bring his brain into sharp focus in the morning. Works for amateurs and professionals alike.
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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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Damaged palms, rings, tables corners. Stop breaking things just to get into your beer. Drop this in your wallet, and never be without.
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.
Don’t quit, just hang it up for awhile. Hold your stringed instrument, but only if you mount it on something…strong.
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.
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.
It screams. It flies. It drives dogs crazy. Enjoy it because — why not?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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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.