There are the big-ticket items on your list, and then there are those token trinkets that you add to his stocking for the holiday. Often these last-minute additions consist of goofy socks, beloved snacks, and other items that all too often get relegated to the back of his desk drawer or closet. No longer, thanks to these innovative and genuinely useful stocking stuffers and small gifts that he’ll appreciate for years to come. Even better for you, they all ring in at under $50.
Antlers Glass Decanter & Wood Stopper
You can never go wrong with elegant barware, especially when it’s a piece as minimally chic and stylish as this. Etched with stark antler artwork, the sleek bottle adds immediate cachet to a bar or tabletop thanks to its eye-catching rubberwood stopper.
Duke Cannon Supply Co. Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm
Not one of us is a stranger to dry hands, courtesy of Old Man Winter. It takes a heavy-duty moisturizer that is committed to keeping delicate skin moist throughout the day to really tackle the issue. Enter this hardcore balm, which is enriched with powerhouses shea butter and lanolin. Dabbed onto trouble spots during the day, it deeply nourishes and leaves skin baby soft—yes, even those unspeakably rough hands.
Superdry Wing Zip Wallet
A wallet as rugged as it is handsome is a timeless addition to any stylish man’s wardrobe. Made with 100% pure leather, this is a stunner in luxe tan and arrives packaged in a keepsake tin that he can use to store his trinkets, too.
Bolle Over the Glasses Shiny Goggles
If he’s an outdoorsy type who splits his time between the city and the slopes, he’ll appreciate the practicality of these sturdy, well-built goggles. They’re designed to comfortably fit over his existing glasses, making it easy to see while protecting his vision thanks to the UV-infused construction.
H&M Smartphone Gloves
In a world where no one goes anywhere without a device in hand, a pair of gloves designed specifically to comfortably operate said contraption is essential. To the rescue comes this set of two pairs, made with a plush acrylic blend and featuring touchscreen-friendly fingers. In black and gray, they promise to go with everything in his closet.
180’s Urban Ear Warmer Headphones
It takes moxie to step into arctic temperatures without a few cozy layers. In addition to a sweater and a coat, he’ll need a pair of plush ear warmers that double as headphones for his all-important calls. It’s completely hands-free and made with plush eco-fleece material, so he can continue chatting away even while the winds whip at his face.
GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Set
As any avid camper knows, there aren’t too many quality coffee shops in the wilderness. Thankfully this mini espresso maker brews up a delicious cup in no time at all (90 seconds, precisely). It’s perfect for anyone who spends more time on the go than at home, and even comes with a double-walled steel coffee cup.
Topman Gold Cufflink Set
Whether he’s determined to begin 2019 on a more fashionable foot or preparing to launch a new business, he’ll appreciate the addition of a few finer things—namely a pair of gilded cufflinks hammered with rhinestones, plus a sleek matching tie bar to finish the look to perfection.
Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Toiletries Bag
Despite the numerous styles available, it’s surprisingly tricky to find a quality toiletry bag that will stand the test of time. And for the man who travels a lot, it’s especially important. That’s where this perfect bag comes in handy. It’s got a spacious main compartment, along with a series of mesh organizational sections to make life simpler. Bonus: It’s available in tons of great colors.
L.L. Bean Ultralight Down Scarf
He may very well be the first on the block to rock a scarf that looks deceptively lightweight. And while it doesn’t weigh a ton, this accessory is a winter essential because it contains DownTek Down, the brand’s puffy-meets-plush filling designed to add warmth without volume. It’s ideal to pair with his coziest coat when absolutely nothing matters more than braving the elements in practical style.