The stocking offers extra opportunities to gift, and isn’t giving what the holiday season is all about? But you shouldn’t be spending tons of money on stocking stuffers. Rather, upgrades on EDC items, utilitarian gifts, and cozy items for the winter months are your best bits to fill a stocking. Here are 14 of the best stocking stuffers for a man in 2019.
One Eleven Field Watch
When most people make an effort to go green, they typically don’t sweat the smaller details like their watch. For those who do, however, the One Eleven Field Watch — which is exclusively available over on Indiegogo — runs entirely on solar power, meaning you won’t be adding any batteries to a landfill by wearing it. What’s more — the fabric strap is made from recycled bottles and the case is made from 75% recycled stainless steel, not to mention it’s pretty damn handsome to boot.
1. AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press
Not just for those who are serious about making good coffee while camping, the AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press can also be a solid replacement for sub-par hotel room coffee.
2. Caran d’Ache 849 Pen
Everyone can use a simple, yet elegant pen upgrade. This one has a smooth click action and a hexagonal shape.
3. Terry’s Chocolate Orange (3-Pack)
For some, tapping a chocolate orange and digging into 20 orange-flavored chocolate slices after the wrapping paper settles is a Christmas tradition. And if this candy is new to you? There’s no better time to start that tradition.
4. J.Crew Navy Knit Tie
A solid-colored knit tie is one of the staples of winter garb. Few do it better at a more affordable price than J.Crew.
5. Stanley Classic Flask
Having a little nipper is a perk of the colder months. You can’t go wrong with this timeless one from Stanley.
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6. Moleskine Hard Cover Classic Pocket Notebook
To go with that upgraded pen, a classy hardbound pocket notebook that can satisfy the needs of any writing.
7. Craighill Closed Helix Ring
This crafted helix-shaped brass wire with endcaps makes for a polished upgrade from the typical carabiner or circular ring.
8. The Ridge Slim Minimalist RFID Wallet
A little on the pricier end for a stocking stuffer, this is the archetype minimalist wallet that even boasts RFID production.
9. United By Blue x Danner Ultimate Bison Sock
United By Blue’s Bison Socks are the ultimate cozy winter socks. This collab pair with Danner adds a dash of the Pacific Northwest for even heavier winter vibes.
10. The North Face Etip Salty Dog Knit Tech Gloves
The North Face makes some of the best cold-weather gear out there. And these days, everyone needs a pair of gloves that possess touchscreen-friendly fingertips.
11. Outerknown Water-Less Beanie
Using less water to create a product is good for the environment. The Water-Less Beanie from Outerknown not only does that, but it’ll also keep heads warm.
12. Blind Barber Hand Moisturizer
Dry, cracked hands are no match in the winter months for this soothing hand moisturizer with shea butter, jojoba oil and lemongrass.
13. Knickerbocker x Gear Patrol Overland Tee
Is there anything more quintessential “For Life’s Pursuits” than the Land Rover Defender? Made by our good friends at Knickerbocker in New York City.
14. Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool
The time-tested multi-tool classic. The MiniChamp Swiss Army Multi-Tool is tough to beat for a keychain addition that can get nearly any job done.
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