Here at GearMoose, we spend all year looking for cool and interesting stuff. This list comprises the best of what we found — as long as it happens to fit in an oversized sock. The stocking stuffer is where gift-giving gets interesting. They are the little extras, the thoughtful afterthoughts that round out your gift-giving — and often end up stealing the show.
Here are 25 stocking stuffers that include keychain accessories and utilitarian gadgets. A few things (a knife, thermoplastic tape) that will help your gift recipients be more effective and a few things (cards, a drone) that will help them have more fun. Scoop up a bunch of these now and you’ll have a backstock of cool gifts to hand out (and you’ll be covered if there’s anyone you forgot to shop for).
Duke Cannon Solid Cologne
These solid colognes go in gym bags, rucksacks, and coat pockets. They smell like the forest, the ocean, or (best of all) bourbon and never come off too strong.
Theory 11 Provision Playing Cards
The completely unique design, fully original art, and sturdy materials make these some of the finest playing cards we’ve come across this year.
Timex Expedition Scout Watch
The watch: a timeless gift that happens to tell time. The Expedition Scout is a rugged example of the classic field watch that any guy will be happy to add to his collection.
Dangerous Experiments After Dinner Game
These 21 cards make any dinner party more interesting. Each illustrated card shows an impressive trick to perform for guests (and includes the how-to and science behind them).
The ingenious Tile helps you find anything, using a loud ring or the app. The Tile Sticker is a smaller version with serious adhesive to keep even more things from getting lost.
Sudski Shower Beer Holder
This silicone holder sticks to any smooth surface for some in-shower brew enjoyment. If you load it with a can of beer before it goes in the stocking, you get extra points.
Holy Stone Foldable Mini Drone
This palm-sized drone folds up to fit within its controller, but it can do flips, tricks, and dives. Three speeds let new fliers learn and experienced fliers hustle.
Forj Tear-proof Thermoplastic Utility Tape
Possibly the smartest thing anyone can throw in a toolbox, this tape can repair tools and sporting equipment. Just heat it up, shape it, and let it cool.
A unique and classy gift for any hirsute man who enjoys a good brew, the Whisker Dam clips to a pint glass, keeping the ‘stache clean and dry.
Kershaw Spoke Pocket Knife
The Spoke’s ultra compact blade measures just two inches but its beefy width gives it strength and utility. The textured steel handle adds grip while the black oxide finish protects.
Scotch & Bourbon Toothpicks
Follow a good meal with a good bourbon and you automatically win the evening. If there’s (sadly) no bourbon available, these flavored toothpicks are a ready substitute.
Leatherman Squirt PS4 Multi-Tool
If you took a Leatherman and shrunk it down, you’d have the Squirt. Pliers, scissors, a 1.6 inch blade, and other tools compactly stow to fit on a keychain.
If you know someone who’s streamlining his EDC, help him out in the key department with a KeySmart. It transforms a jangly wad of keys into something sleek and organized.
MeUndies Mystery Boxer Brief 3-Pack
Here’s a three-pack of boxer briefs made from a material softer than soft. The colors and prints inside will be a surprise, but they’ll all have that madcap MeUndies style.
Duke Cannon Lip Balm
Winter is harsh on lips. This balm from Duke Cannon is four times bigger than that grocery store stuff and was made to meet the demands of military personnel.
PPK Rubber Band Gun
This US-made, walnut and maple rubber band shooter is modeled after a Walther PPK pistol. Load it with five shots at a time and watch each one sail up to twenty feet.
Titanium Pocket Tool
Extremely compact at just three inches long, this titanium multi tool is tougher than nails and packs ten functions — from screwdrivers and wrenches to a bottle opener and camp fork.
Huckberry Weekenders Sunglasses
Don’t let the price fool you. These will quickly become his favorite pair of shades. Polarized, face-fitting, and durable, Huckberry Weekenders are ready for adventure.
Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit
Anyone who loves a cocktail and appreciates design will find this clever kit in good taste (pun intended). It comes with sugar, bitters, a recipe, and spoon — just add rye and ice.
Some stuff just needs to be written down. The PicoPen is a bit over three inches long and fits on a keychain or pack while the magnet secures the cap to the pen.
Yeti Rambler Colster
No palm tree-emblazoned foam here. This koozie from Yeti is double-wall insulated stainless steel that keeps a beer cold for hours (assuming a beer can last that long).
Finstock Minimalist Wallet
Made from handsome Horween leather, this simple US-made wallet streamlines cards and cash down to the necessities. Perfect for the guy who knows what’s important.
Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks
With the right socks, all things are possible. These wool blend camp socks are made in Japan and sport classic crew stripes at the top.
The Decision Maker Coin
With good heft and an oldy-timey feel, this solid metal lucky coin waits idly in the pocket until it’s time to make the big decisions.
Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0
This fold up, water-repellent and puncture-resistant blanket is something you just keep finding more uses for — during picnics, hikes, outdoor concerts, travel, and more.
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