No matter the age, a stocking can incite festive joy in even the biggest Scrooge. The trick to packing an awesome stocking is to tailor the gifts and to find quirky, novel, and affordable treats that bring a smile to their face. These five stocking fillers are fantastic gifts we would love to receive, and that we use on the daily. Remember, the best stocking fillers are useful, and show how much you care!
Old-Fashioned Chewing Gum
If you’re looking for a quirky but useful gift, look no further than old-fashioned chewing gum; this will not only remind him to keep on top of his oral health but is a great talking piece that is sure to get his chin wagging. Whether a retro twist or a flashback to his pinball playing, gum popping heyday, nothing will make his smile shine like gum. Except maybe a trip to the dentist.
If your giftee has a goatee, beard wax is going to be a smash-hit stocking filler. Beard wax protects and styles facial hair for a stylish, well-groomed finish. Look for a beard wax with natural ingredients, and avoid heavily fragranced products that can irritate sensitive skin. Etsy is a great place to find handmade products that are perfect for sensitive skin and sensitive souls, alike.
Dove Men+Care Deodorant and Antiperspirant
One thing all men agree on is that grooming is important. However, not all stocking stuffers are created equal. Dove Men+Care Deodorant and Antiperspirant is tough on sweat, but not on skin. This gift pack contains everything he needs to freshen up including, a body and face wash, anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner, and antiperspirant deodorant. We love that skin feels clean and hydrated every day.
An often overlooked, but welcome gift is shoe polish. Prolong the life of expensive leather goods, such as shoes, bags, and even coats, with regular applications. At under $5 a tin, shoe polish is an affordable stocking filler that really goes the distance. Just be sure to grab either a black or brown formula to match the leather he wears most often. Oh, and a brush set might help. The elbow grease is on him!
If he shaves every day, you can be sure he needs an upgrade. Just spending a few extra bucks can make all the difference to the quality of his shave. Look for an all-natural shaving cream that contains oil to nourish and protect his skin. Avoid heavily fragranced formulas. While these might smell great, they can irritate and inflame his skin. Throw in a shaving brush to win extra brownie points.
What goodies do you want to find in your stocking? Leave a comment below and let us know – you never know who is watching!