Stuff His Stocking With Care!
The children’s stockings are ready to be stuffed, with the goodies carefully socked away in the closet waiting for “Santa” to come, but now the real challenge: what on earth to put in HIS stocking?
Gift cards for iTunes, Starbucks, Home Depot, and/or his favorite fast food establishment are easy and most likely welcome, but they do not, by themselves, take up much room in a stocking. Packing them in small gift boxes helps, and the boxes themselves only need a festive bow…no need to gild the lily by wrapping them, unless you really enjoy wrapping.
Magazines are inexpensive, and take up a nice amount of room, though still leaving space for the above-mentioned boxes, depending upon the size of the stocking. Go safe with a magazine devoted to an interest he already has, or encourage him to expand his horizons by choosing one he may not have considered before, such as Digital Photography or Cruise Travel (hint, hint!) or perhaps Gourmet (hint, hint, HINT).
Is he a chocolate fiend? Many guys are, in which case candy bars, especially the good ones such as Lindt, will lift his spirits.
Unless he is a teetotaller, a visit to the local liquor store can be productive. Buy small, airline-size bottles of liquors he does not usually drink, but may like to try.
Another idea is to stuff his stocking with more stockings. Well, socks. A couple of pair of patterned socks to match his slacks are both practical and fashionable. A tie rolls up nicely to fit in a stocking, as well. A Christmas stocking is a great opportunity to give him a fun tie he would not dream of buying for himself. One thing you can count on, when you see a man wearing a tie with Marvin the Martian on it, it was a gift.
- Memory card
- Flash drive
- Pocket knife
- Pocket knife sharpener
- Paperback book
- Tire pressure gauge (does he even have one?)
- Golf balls (assuming he plays)
- Hand-held poker game
And don’t forget hand-written coupons for a foot massage at the time of his choosing, or whatever else strikes your imagination. Or leave it blank, providing for HIS imagination.