The Best Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for the Important Men in Your Life

Perfect for fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, best friends and more, these budget-friendly finds will make great gifts to slip in their stockings!

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December 10, 2019

From opening jars with tough-to-twist-off lids and reaching things on high shelves to cracking jokes and occasionally offering a shoulder to cry on when I need it most, the men in my life definitely make things easier for me. And yet, despite doing so much, they ask for so little in return.

Figuring out what to get these unsung heroes for the holidays can be tough, particularly when it comes to stocking stuffers — which is where I come in. I searched high and low to find small but sentimental gifts that will show our fathers, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, best friends and more just how much we appreciate them. Scroll on to see list and then check out some other great gift ideas for the rest of your family members.

With a classic design to complement his sense of style, this black leather box will give your guy a place for his watch, cufflinks and rings. You can even get the piece monogrammed with his initials, to make it more personal.

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His Boy Scout days might be long behind him, but he'll still appreciate "always being prepared" with this clever carabiner. Thanks to its unique design, the device serves as an all-in-one flat-head screwdriver, wrench, key holder, cord organizer and yes, even a bottle opener.

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Help your man find his scent match with this cologne sampler set. The variety pack features four half-ounce spray bottles with fragrances like Blue Sage & Tonka, Juniper & Sandalwood, Cedarwood & Geranium and Spiced Ginger & Rum. (Yum!)

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For the dad who insists that things were way better back in his day, we've found the funniest gift of all: a handheld version of the Oregon Trail game. Instead of serving up another lecture (or spacing out on his phone), he'll be preoccupied with choosing a profession and traveling companions for his trek from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley, just like they did in "the good old days." He'll get a kick out of it, we promise.

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It goes without saying, but it's still nice to hear, right? (I mean, those little Jedis don't just train themselves overnight.) Gift this to the patient and wise Star Wars-loving dad who's looking forward to taking his kiddos to see The Rise of the Skywalker in a few short weeks.

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You'll definitely blow his mind (and his tastebuds) with this hot sauce sampler set packaged like a bundle of dynamite. When you hand him the batch, just let him know that the Chipotle pepper pairs well with tacos, Smokey Bourbon with BBQ, Garlic Herb with pizza, Garlic Pepper with wings, Cayenne Pepper with eggs, Garlic Herb with seafood and Ghost pepper with Thai food.

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If he's a new dad or dad-to-be, then add this hilarious book to his list of "required reading." Inside The Very Embrassing Book of Dad Jokes, he'll find 224 pages filled to the brim with jokes that will make his kids (and, let's be real, you too) groan, sigh and walk out of the room. Dad - 1. Everyone else - 0.

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Hangovers happen and when they do, your guy will be so grateful that you gave him this cheeky little recovery kit for the occasion. The metal tin is packed with a restorative temple rub, breath mints, earplugs and a silk eye mask, so he has everything he needs to wake up and conquer the day's tasks or to wind down and squeeze in a quick nap.

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Not to name names, but my husband is always quizzing me on classic rock bands. (And always laughing at me when I inevitably guess the wrong artist.) If your S.O. has a similar sense of humor, pick up this pocket-sized trivia game. The deck contains 140 cards with questions about artists like The Rolling Stones, Metallica and Kings of Leon, so you'll feel like you're on equal playing fields for once.

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Cue his favorite theme song ever. If your guy still quotes The Office (and you know, Dwight Schrute) on a regular basis, gift him this baby blue cap representing Dunder Mifflin. It's the people person's paper people!

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Perfect for the guy who goes for a run or bike ride every night, this little light will clip onto his clothes and ensure that he stays visible. Best of all? The device has a 60-hour battery life, so he never has to worry about charging it last-minute.

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Consider this the gift that he never knew he needed. If he's guilty of cramming, rolling or wrinkling his clothes in his suitcase, hand him this set of packing cubes. The mesh bags, which come in sizes small, medium and large, will keep his outfits organized and help him pack up a bit more easily.

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We love a man that cares for the environment, and we have a feeling you do too! Give him a way to sip on the go and still be kind to the earth with this stainless steel straw set. He can keep the staws tucked inside the cotton pouch and break out the brush to clean up after lunch.

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If your guy's recently gotten into the outdoors, gift him a copy of The Book of Building Fires. This essential guidebook is full of straightforward directions and how-to illustrations that will teach him how to create a fire with confidence, skill, and efficiency. Just be prepared to spot that bright red cover sticking out of his back pocket!

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By day, he goes to work. But at night, he dons a silver mask and red leather jacket and defends the galaxy as Star-Lord, alongside Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax the Destroyer. Sound familiar? If so, give your gamer guy a special spot for his "weapon" of choice with this Guardians of the Galaxy themed tech stand. When he needs the controller to save the world, he can swap in his phone so Groot still has something to hold onto.

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