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Stocking ideas for men?

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notamonkeysuncle Thu 26-Jun-14 10:29:34

We've never had stockings before (since we were kids) but thought we'd all have one this year. So any suggestions for DP please?
I want to do the whole thing for around £15

MrsWinnibago Thu 26-Jun-14 11:11:23

You need to look on the big thread above yours...well it will be just below now I've answered this. It's the "All I want for Christmas" thread and is FULL of bargains and stocking fillers....links to take you to stuff.

notamonkeysuncle Thu 26-Jun-14 11:53:48

Ive been on them and im following them but not an awful lot for men

RabbitsarenotHares Thu 26-Jun-14 15:07:23

What's he in to? I go for a mix of sensible and silly, so things like socks (has to be done!) and stuff for the garden (his hobby) alongside a pack of cartoony tissues (something like this), a cracker-type toy and some chocolate.

chanie44 Thu 26-Jun-14 18:50:11

I do a stocking for OH every year and get small bits and pieces like:

Bottle of beer/miniature spirit
Playing cards
Magazine/puzzle book
Pen knife/gadget
DIY tools

lilolilmanchester Thu 26-Jun-14 21:09:46

Lottery ticket; trolley coin; magazine e.g. Private Eye. If he likes cooking, an unusual spice mix. Something silly and Christmassy from the £ shop e.g. Musical tie.

BiddyPop Fri 27-Jun-14 14:35:42

Masculine smellies - like Black pepper and Chilli shower gel from Original Source, or other nice ones. Perhaps travel sized versions of favourite products??

Socks - slipper socks to relax over Christmas, or a funny pair to wear over the hols, or just a new pair that they'd like. Or hankies, ties, jocks, that sorta stuff. (Perhaps male jewellery if you wanted - like cufflinks).

I usually get a Christmas beer or 2 - DH likes different types of beers and ales and enjoys the odd seasonal one.

Nice magazine, or book.

I am looking at a useful looking but small bicycle tool for problems on his commute, but little gadgety things always go down well. Camping shops, car shops and computer shops would all be handy to find those sorts of things. Manly things.....

Yorkie bar. Cos they're "not for girls"!

Jokes or other, slightly grown up, "party bag" type things. Paper airplanes have always been popular.

A nice pen (DH is always writing and losing pens). Or small notebook for "useful things".

Mug might be too big, but an espresso cup (if he likes coffee) or a shot glass (if he likes that kind of drinks) might be nice. A USB operated mug heating coaster for on his desk.

Certificate of ownership of a star.

I tend to generally operate similar to children stockings in my thoughts, so I go by the poem:

Something you want
Something you need
Something to eat and
Something to read.

chanie44 Fri 27-Jun-14 18:26:47

I also add a chocolate Santa to my stockings - you can get them for £1 in places like lidl/aldi/ Iceland. They are good for bulking out the stocking, so they look full.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 27-Jun-14 18:42:49

Star Ownership is £££ (I have one <<preen preen>>)

DH has some can-opener rings (fit on the thumb)

A nice beer glass and a bottle (IKEA are great for glasses)

Box of fudge or toffee

Wind up torch

BikeRunSki Fri 27-Jun-14 18:45:47

Keyring torch
Those gloves you can use a smartphone/tablet with

missingwordsround Tue 15-Jul-14 18:03:23

Over the last few years I have bought these for my DH:-

Unusual chillies /spice mixes

Chutneys or chilli sauces

screen wipes or leather wipes for his car seats.


toblerone and a bag of maltesers

neutragena norwegian hand cream (he gets chapped hands in winter)

Gloves ( see above!)

I usually collect a few suitable groupon/amazon local experience days (with long expiry dates) and pop a homemade voucher in his stocking - he's been on a falconry day and we've had a meal, champagne and stay at local naice boutique restaurant.

set of personalised pencils with eraser tops (he likes them for crossword puzzles)

luggage tag/strap (to find your suitcase easily at the airport)

Walking boot socks

Nice socks

CK shorts/underwear

Hip flask and sloe gin

NOrdic shoe ice grippers (great for walking the dogs in winter!)

attheendoftheday Tue 15-Jul-14 20:49:59

Fire striker was popular last year, about �1.50 on amazon.

iloveholidays Tue 15-Jul-14 21:35:00

Some great ideas on here... hence marking space grin

Caramelkate Tue 15-Jul-14 21:42:28

I do beer and snacks from round the world - so wasabi peas with asahi beer, cognac miniature and croissant etc. he appreciates it and doesn't end up with loads of tat! I obviously try to find as many obscenely named snacks as possible ( cocky soup, fook you noodles etc)

Lovelydiscusfish Tue 15-Jul-14 23:37:05

My dh likes :
Truffles (as in the mushrooms, in a jar, from Sainsburys, a tenet)
Fruit beer
Sweets he likes ( all kinds of sweets in poundland)
Those self-heating face packs
Cook books
Socks (I get ridiculously expensive posh ones from a gentleman's outfitters type place near us)

Well, I say he likes this - he gets it, anyway,

To be fair have bought him nothing so far. Am toying with the idea of a DVD of the. 70s programme about the Cambridge spies - Blunt, Burgess and McLean, or something? He is fascinated by them,but has still managed to ignore every book I have got him about them thus far.

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