Each year when the holiday season rolls around, we’re tasked with seeking out gifts for friends and family. And when scouring the internet for the best gear and gifts this holiday season, it can be easy to focus exclusively on major purchases, leaving the smaller-ticket items to slip between the cracks. We know from experience that finding that special something is easier said than done, with endless economical gifting options out there vying for your hard-earned cash.
So, whether you’re looking to supplement a larger gift, or just looking to show an acquaintance or co-worker your gratitude, this list of 25 stocking stuffers under $25 has got all of your bases covered. In order to help narrow things down, we’ll primarily be limiting this guide to items capable of fitting inside of a literal Christmas stocking. From garments to goggles, pens to pocket tools, and EDC knives to notebooks, whomever it is you’re shopping for, this list is sure to satisfy, without breaking the bank.
Heel Tread BMW M Socks
Let’s be honest, few things in life are more underwhelming and mediocre than opening up socks on Christmas morning. These socks from Heel Tread, however, are a different story. The company makes dozens of killer motorsport-themed socks — case in point: this pair sporting classic BMW M racing colors.
Handgrey Knox Titanium Key Ring
Made from 6AL-4V grade 5 titanium, this 1.12″ diameter keyring from Handgrey features a beautiful decagonally-shaped exterior design with a smooth, circular, lateral-split interior. Treated with a stone-tumbled finish and weighing just two grams, this subtle little stocking stuffer is the perfect gift for the guy that has it all.
Field Notes Three Missions Notebooks
Sold in a pack of three with each of the 5.5” H x 3.5” W 48 graph paper-paged books celebrating one of the American space program’s most iconic missions, these made in the USA, NASA-inspired items includes a trio of “punch out and assemble” 3D models of the of crew capsules from the Gemini, Mercury, and Apollo missions.
Big Idea Design Titanium Pocket Bit
This tiny keychain tool is constructed from Grade 5 6AL-4V titanium alloy and consists of a double-sided screwdriver bit with a #2 Phillips head driver at one end and a 6mm flathead that doubles as a mini scraper and pry-bar at the other. When on its included 28mm grade 2 titanium key ring, this micro-tool also cleverly serves as a bottle opener.
The “I’m So Hungover” Cook Book
There’s nothing quite like a nice and greasy meal in the morning after a long night of drinking, and few people know that better than Jack Campbell — noted chef, Kendall College Culinary Arts Instructor, and author of The I’m So Hung Over Cook Book. As the title implies, this light-hearted book comes loaded with fifty recipes to help you nurse the pain away.
Carhartt Woodside Beanie
Carhartt beanies have overtime transitioned from a workwear classic to a trendy fashion staple. Warm, well-made, and available in a wide array of solid colors and patterns, this stylish piece of winter-wear is a great low-dollar way to show you care this season.
Exotic Waterproof Firesleeve Lighter Case
Made in the USA, waterproof, and buoyant, this trusty little waterproof case houses the omnipresent gas station staple that is the Bic lighter. The sleeve features an integrated gas lock for easy, hands-free flame, as well as lanyard loops on both the body and cap.
BikeEXIF 2020 Calendar
From one of the world’s premier custom motorcycle outlets comes this annual photography calendar featuring a baker’s dozen of the most beautifully-designed bikes of 2019. The thirteen-month spread includes machines from leading customs shops like Walt Siegl, DeBolex Engineering, K-Speed, and Vintage Addiction Crew — just to name a few.
Opinel Walnut Knife
The timeless Opinel No. 8 knife in a unique Walnut Tree-handled variant, this elegant folder packs a 3.25” 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel blade and is secured via the company’s patented Virobloc safety ring. Weighing in at just 1.6oz’s, this folding knife measures 7.5” in length when open. It really is hard to go wrong with one of these elegant, old-world folders.
Griffin Pocket Tool Mini
With the Griffin Pocket Tool Mini, so long as you have your keys, you’ll be armed with a 5/16” hex wrench,1/4” and 11/32” hex drivers, a pry-bar, flathead screwdriver, scoring tool, and bottle opener. Only two inches long, this pint-sized keychain item boasts full stainless steel construction and is also available in a titanium-spec.
Alpinestars Tech Neck Warmer
With a jacket, gloves, and helmet more than 90% of your upper body is covered while on a motorcycle, though that still leaves you partially exposed, and that’s where Alpinestars’ Teck Neck Warmer comes to the rescue. This balaclava-style garment is made of ultra-soft four-way stretch reversed micro-fleece and was designed to be worn under a helmet and collar.
Elastic Precision PPK Rubber Band Gun
Unleash your inner-child (and inner-James Bond) with this Model PPK rubber band gun from Elastic Precision. Modeled after the iconic 1960s Walther handgun, this ballistic stocking stuffer yields a 5-band capacity and can fire said rubber bands up to 20-feet with a surprising degree of accuracy.
Gearward key Chain Duct Tape
Next to the wheel and the internet, duct tape stands as one of mankind’s all-time great inventions. Never go without this DIY-friendly material with Gearward’s Keychain Duct Tape. This handy 2.5” keychain is offered in stainless steel or brass and boasts single-piece construction. It also comes with a matching mini keyring and 18” of ultra-heavy-duty Gorilla Tape.
MecArmy CMP Keychain Compass
Not all compasses are created equal, as strongly evidenced by MecArmy’s CMP Keychain Compass. This little 0.32oz unit measures roughly 1” in diameter, is CNC-machined from brass, is IPX5 water-resistant, receives high-sensitivity readings from special encapsulation technology, glows in the dark for up to six hours, and includes a D-type keyring attachment and beaded chain.
Soto Pocket Torch
Capable of transforming your average disposable lighter into a windproof, 2,300-degree Fahrenheit torch that still fits in the palm of your hand, the Soto Pocket Torch is one seriously stellar little stocking stuffer, especially for outdoor and camping enthusiasts. Made in Japan, this product is capable of increasing the life of a lighter by up to 60%, which translates to approximately 20 minutes of real-world burn time.
Year after year, cable companies are seeing an increasing number of customers cut the cord and transition to streaming devices, and with offerings like the Roku Express, it really isn’t hard to understand why. This super-compact device allows you to use any of the major streaming platforms, and it includes a remote.
Mac Army Illuminex-4S
The Illuminex-4S is a compact and potent pocket torch that boasts a CREE-XP G2 LED emitter powered by a micro-USB rechargeable 10180 Lithium-ion battery that affords up to six hours of maximum running time at 130 lumens. IXP8 waterproof up to 2 meters, this impact-resistant light features full anodized aluminum construction.
Stanley Classic Flask
This retro-style Stanley camping flask will be your best friend on cold nights beside the campfire. Fully leak-proof and boasting 18/8 stainless steel construction, this 8oz reservoir-packing piece of camping gear features a wide-mouth hinged twist-top, and a rugged textured finish decorated with a vintage Stanley logo.
Nomader 22oz Collapsible Bottle
This nifty collapsible water bottle makes a great gift for camping enthusiasts, commuters, and gym rats alike. Capable of folding into a securable, pocket-sized form, this BPA-free offering unrolls to store 22ozs of liquid. It’s also available in multiple colors.
100% Strata Goggles
Available in a dozen different colorways, the Strata Goggles from 100% offer great bang for your buck, boasting dual-layered, sweat-wicking face foam pads, lightweight urethane chassis, tear-off-ready, scratch-resistant, anti-fog Lexan lens visor, and a 40mm silicone strap.
Orbitkey 2.0 Rubber
This key-organizing solution to the common keychain keeps 2-7 keys (up to 2.36”) neatly arranged in a swiveling dust-resistant TPU polymer case. The Orbitkey 2.0 also comes with a bottle opener keychain accessory and a D-ring key fob attachment.
Fischer Space Pen Bullet Pen
One of the all-time great stocking stuffers, the famed Fischer Space Pen is the original writing utensil capable of performing in space, upside-down, and under-water. This particular version boasts full brass construction, is made and tested in the USA, and comes with an unconditional lifetime warranty.
Armatus Kydex Carbon Weave EDC Wallet
The Armatus EDC minimalist wallet is a military-inspired, holster-style, vacuum-formed Kydex item that accommodates up to eight cards that are secured via a mil-spec snap button and closure that also acts as a cash strap. Tipping the scales at only 1.6oz’s, this rugged made in America item is a wonderful addition to any daily carry loadout.
Tile Mate Tracking Device
Keep track of your bag, jacket, dog, or whatever else you don’t want to lose track of with the Tile Mate. This little Bluetooth tracking device pairs with an app to help you relocate or recover your stuff. It also has a function that will activate a beeping sound.
Revival Cycles Playing Cards
Texas’ Revival Cycles has built a custom motorcycle empire. On top of the Austin-based operation’s one-off bikes, Revival also makes clothing, luggage, and a heap of accessories, plus they run one of the planet’s premier bespoke bike showcases, the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. This limited edition deck of playing cards was produced to commemorate the annual event, which is held around MotoGP weekend each year.
The 50 Best Stocking Stuffers For Men
On the hunt for stellar stocking stuffers that aren’t confined to a sub-$25 price point? Then be sure to explore our guide to the best stocking stuffers for men for a wide array of some of the niftiest small-package gifts of the 2020 holiday season.
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