Stocking Stuffers for the Lads
I can’t forget the men! Without further ado, here are my favourite stocking stuffer ideas for the men in your life.
Sriracha To-Go Keychain – $10 @ Urban Outfitters
If he’s a hot sauce fanatic, ensure he’s never without his rooster sauce again when out for lunch at work or brunch with friends. This pint-sized bottle of everyone’s favourite chili sauce is a quirky gift he’ll actually use – and can refill when he’s done!
Buck Naked Soaps – $7.99 each @ Well.ca
I’ve yet to meet a guy that’ll turn down a good bar of soap – and these natural bars from Buck Naked are manly enough to suit any dude. They’re filled with stimulating ingredients and a gender neutral smell he’ll dig, plus they’re formulated for different skin types (coffee for normal or dry skin, charcoal for oily skin).
Neroli Woods Incense Cones – $12 @ Gold Apothecary
Is it weird that I totally associate incense with guys? Blame it on years of my dad burning the stuff while mellowing out to some tunes – something about the musky, earthy smell of incense makes me think this would be a swell stocking stuffer for any man (or woman, let’s be honest) in your life. Canuck brand Gold Apothecary has crafted a most decadent variety: infused with natural cedarwood, sweet orange, and potent neroli. Hey, it’s arguably a lot manlier than a candle! In the mood for other skin and soul-lifting goodies? Check out their full line of all-natural bath soaks and herbal steams.
Flasks – $22 each @ Drake General Store
Keep his favourite drink close by for any occasion with a solid stainless steel flask. These little flasks carry 4 oz of his premium (or not so premium) liquor and come with quirky designs – the ones above are just two of four available. A great gift for the tailgater and cocktail connoisseur alike.
Cold-Q Oral Spray – $23.99
I love a stocking stuffer that’s practical – you’ll notice a lot of what I feature is often ‘consumable’ or has a practical purpose, even if it’s a little bit outside the box. Case in point? This all-natural spray designed to ward off those inevitable nasty cold bugs that creep up in the winter. Just spray it toward the back of your throat and the antiviral and immune-enhancing herbs inside will start to attack the virus where it lives. Ingenious and a totally handy thing to have in his car, gym bag, or medicine cabinet over the next year.
Jose Bautista’s Bat Flip Book – $5 @ Indigo
The ‘bat flip heard round the world’ landed Blue Jays’ slugger Jose Bautista in the spotlight (or in hot water, depending on who you ask). This cute and quirky little paperback illustrates this iconic moment in baseball history, giving new meaning to the Jays’ rally cry of #OurMoment from the past two playoff seasons. It’s the perfect pint-sized stocking stuffer for any diehard Jays fan out there!
Squish Holiday Mix – $14
I’ve featured Squish quite a few times this holiday season and for good reason. Their gummies are oh so creative – including how they package them up. This mega-pack of individually wrapped gummies is great because A) It encourages him not to gobble them all down at once and B) He can grab a package on the go to bring to work or while running errands. Or you know, give you one or two. Sharing is caring! With yummy varieties like ‘Blizzard Bears’ and ‘Ice Cubes’ you’ll both have fun nibbling on these gourmet gummies well beyond December 25th.
Peak Ice Works Extra Large Ice Cube Tray – $15 @ Frank & Oak
Shopping for a dapper fellow? If his idea of a good time is drinking two fingers of scotch or brandy over a fireside chat, then make sure his drink stays cold with an extra large ice cube. The concept? Keeping a drink chilled without watering it down is no easy feat – but an extra large cube will stay the course while he sips away.
Once again, I have a great stocking stuffers prize package to give away to a lucky reader. Want to win the following?:
- Gold Apothecary Incense Cones
- Cold-Q Oral Spray
- Squish Holiday Mix
Here’s how to enter for your chance to win this stocking stuffers for him prize package!
1) First and foremost! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by December 30, 2016, telling me what your top two favourite stocking stuffers for him highlighted in this post.
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 31, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entries:
Follow Gold Apothecary on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share the photo above of their incense onto your own Instagram. Share a link back to your post in a separate comment below for an extra entry.
Follow Cold-Q on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share the photo above of their incense onto your own Instagram. Share a link back to your post in a separate comment below for an extra entry.
Follow Squish on Instagram, and either Regram one of their photos, or share the photo I posted above onto your own Instagram, tagging them + mentioning me (@cdngiftguide) in your description. Post a link to your Instagram photo in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.