You’ve made your list.
You’ve checked it twice.
And as the calendar creeps closer to Santa’s big run - especially if you’re a last-minute Lucy - you may be stressing over those final gift ideas. The perks of stuffing those stockings are that those items typically focus more on thought, and less on price. We’ve taken the thinking out of it by putting together some unique, miniature-sized items perfect for the fellas in your life. Plus, there’s this added bonus: all of these creations are made and sold in the vision of real American heroes.
Check out these 6 stocking ideas from veteran-owned businesses:
Tame those rough whiskers with the newest trend in beardcare. (Yes, that’s a thing.) This beard oil from Ladyburg Bath & Body Apothecary softens facial hair, while moisturizing the skin underneath. Pick from unscented, forest fir or bay rum.
Photo: SoCal Hotsauce
Challenge the palate with the homemade tastes of southern California created by a United States Marine. One of our personal favorites from SoCal Hot Sauce is their newest creation called Bacon Guac Flavor Bomb. Everything is better with bacon.
Photo: Alpha Coffee
Umm, what says ‘I love you’ more than caffeine?! Combat veteran Carl Churchill made military-themed coffee products, like Warrior Select and Lock-N-Load Java. Alpha Coffee also sells a host of other perfectly-sized stocking products, like cocoa, mugs, and more.
Photo: Bottle Breacher
Bullet bottle opener.
Want a creative way to open beer? Bottle Breacher, which was launched by former Navy SEAL Eli Crane, was featured on Shark Tank and puts a creative spin on man-gifts. They have a full line of perfect stocking stuffers – including this Christmas Chrome .50 Calber bottle opener.
Durable water bottle.
Do you have an outdoorsman in your life? Whether it’s hiking with a group of friends or hitting the pavement for a run, Grunt Style’s Hydro Grenade bottle includes a carabiner that can hook onto anything.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and Heroes Vodka knows it. This company offers a full line of American-made spirits, along with canteens and tumblers. Check out this Drinking Team USA koozie that keeps your beer fresh while you navigate those holiday festivities this year.
Whether you’re shopping for a husband, son, dad or another beloved bro in your life, these man-friendly gifts are the perfect accompaniment to any testosterone-fueled loved one in your circle. Plus, there is the added flair of patriotism when you invest in mom and pop shops built on the backs on America’s veterans.
Tick, tock, tick, tock. The period of holiday procrastination has ended. Get those virtual orders done so you can beat St. Nick to the mantel.