41. ZUS Car Charger and GPS Car Locator
Oh ZUS. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways? First, it’s a dual USB charger that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter (not that many cars come with a cigarette lighter nowadays, but I digress, and thankfully the outlet is still there. Second, there’s an app available for both Android and iOS that uses GPS to track the location of your vehicle. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time locating my own car at the mall, let alone a rental car. Third, it charges your device twice as fast as normal cigarette lighter car chargers. (PRO TIP: Put your phone in airplane mode to get it charged even faster.)
This is one device I travel everywhere with. I’ve even asked a couple of friendly-ish bus drivers to plug it into their outlet to charge my phone during those long overnight bus journies. 🙂
Where to Buy: ZUS Car Charger
42. Travel Packing Cubes
As unsexy as these are, they are quite useful for just about any traveller. The meshy bit allows you to see what’s inside at a glance, and the cube itself allows you to keep everything in one place. Still probably far more sexy than my collection of mismatched hotel laundry bags I use to organize my stuff though.
Where to Buy: Eagle Creek Travel Packing Cube Set Set
43. Scratch Map
For anyone itching to go travelling (hee hee), this Scratch Map may be just the thing. The idea here is you scratch off the places you’ve been to taunt and intimidate visitors to your home with how well travelled you are. Well, that’s probably not the actual idea behind this, but you get the picture. In any case, it’s a cute Christmas gift idea for any travellin’ man.
Where to Buy: Scratch Map
44. Carry-On Toiletry Kit
A while back I shared what’s in my toiletry bag, and not much has changed. I still carry all those things. As for the actual toiletry bag, all dudes need one, and this one is pretty well organized and compact. If you want to kick up this travel gift a notch, add some of the things I’ve included in that post.
Where to Buy: Carry-On Toiletry Kit
45. Travel Cigar Humidor
If you’ve got a fancy man in your life who fancies a stogie or two, this travel humidor might be just the manly stocking stuffer he’s looking for. It fits 1 to 4 cigars depending on how fat those suckers are (the cigars, not the smokers), and has a built-in humidifier and hygrometer. Whatever that is.
Where to Buy: Travel Cigar Humidor Case
46. World Traveller Bicycle T-shirt
This clever t-shirt makes a great stocking stuffer for those bike riding men on your list. Shipping can be expensive outside of the United States though, so you’ve been warned.
Where to Buy: Men’s World Traveller Bicycle T-shirt
47. The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit
This is a pretty fun stocking stuffer for a man who loves food — a pocket-sized seasoning travel survival kit. Any foodie on the move will appreciate having these 13 UDSA approved organic herbs and spices that literally fit into a coat pocket. The bottom of one container is the top of next, so they remain stacked while not having to worry about spilling. A must-have Christmas gift for any serious foodie who travels.
Where to Buy: The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit
48. Denim & Canvas Waterproofing Wax
This is an old-school method of waterproofing anything from jeans to hats to coats to canvas shoes. Apply the wax evenly over the surface, then heat it up using a hair dryer. Takes a day or so for it to set, and about three days for the smell to disappear, but then voilà…waterproof.
Price: $17.95 for a 5 ounce bar
Where to Buy: Denim & Canvas Waterproofing Wax
49. Travel Headlamp
A stellar Christmas gift idea for active men, or even those that just like to play tent around the house, the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp is one of the best on the market. Settings include full strength in distance and proximity modes, dimming, strobe, red light vision, and lock mode.
Price: from $24.99
Where to Buy: Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
50. Tactical Christmas Stocking
Why settle for a stocking stuffer when you can give the stocking itself? This manly man’s Christmas stocking is pretty heavy-duty with assorted clips, loops, and pouches. Great for any army, navy, or military-esque type fella on your gift list.
Where to Buy: Tactical Christmas Stocking
51. 11-in-1 Survival Tool
A great stocking stuffer for men that’s under 5 bucks, this stainless steel credit-card sized tool functions as a can-opener, bottle-opener, wrench, saw, knife, and more. Comes with a protective carrying case as well.
Where to Buy: 11-in-1 Survival Tool
52. London Underground Notepad/Mouse Pad
Makes a nifty fun little stocking filler under 10 bucks for any man who hears London calling. It’s a notepad that plays double-duty as a mouse pad.
Where to Buy: London Underground Notepad
53. Ticket Stub Organizer
Definitely a unique Christmas gift idea, the Just The Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer preserves and organizes all those loose tickets from past trips, concerts, or games. There’s even space for writing notes along each ticket, and a spot for playbills and larger items in the back.
Where to Buy: Ticket Stub Organizer
54. Vintage Ministry of Food Ration Notebook
This 1940s inspired notebook makes a stellar vintage stocking stuffer for less than 10 dollars. Filled with retro ads from the era, there’s still plenty of room for note taking in the field.
Where to Buy: Ration Notebook
55. Long Range WiFi Extender
If you’ve ever felt the pain of staying in a hotel room that’s just a smidge too far away from the WiFi signal, then next gift idea will bring some much needed comfort. It extends your laptop’s WiFi signal to pick up signals that were previously out of reach. Many users state they get 4 bars where previously there was one. Works for both Windows and Mac operating systems, and considering it’s also less than 20 dollars, this is pretty much a steal.
Where to Buy: TP-LINK WiFi Extender
56. Power Bank
This is the power bank that I have. It’s a great, inexpensive portable charger that’s capable of recharging any iPhone, Android device, iPad, tablet, or eReader. And with 15000mAh it’s pretty powerful. It’s also a much cheaper alternative to a Mophie.
Where to Buy: Power Bank Charger
57. SAS Survival Guide
Considered by many as the best survival handbook on the market, the British Army’s SAS (Special Air Service) Survival Guide covers not only emergency preparedness and outdoor skills, but many topics similar books don’t even begin to address. Some examples you say? Determining directions, understanding rescue signals, identifying plants, dealing with different climates and terrains, reading clouds for weather prediction, plus detailed directions and diagrams for trapping, skinning, gutting, and cooking animals. Just to name a few. Available in print or Kindle editions, it makes a great Christmas gift idea for any man. And it’s less than 10 bucks to boot.
Where to Buy: SAS Survival Guide
58. Ace of Spades Casino Bottle Opener
Finally, a Christmas gift for heavy-drinking gamblers. And less than 5 bucks too. Yay!! More beer/slot machine money!
Where to Buy: Credit Card Size Casino Bottle Opener
59. Outside Magazine Subscription
One of the few magazines I still read (it’s ALL about the blogs nowadays you know), Outside has some of the best travel reporting out there. When you subscribe to the print edition you get the Kindle version for free.
Price: $24 for 12 issues
Where to Buy: Outside Magazine Subscription