One of the great traditions of Christmas time the world over is children hanging up their stockings on Christmas Eve, then waiting anxiously in hopes of getting a glimpse of Santa. Exhausted from the anticipation, they fall into bed after leaving Santa a snack of cookies and milk. Waking early the next morning (Christmas day), the children find their stockings miraculously filled to the brim with small gifts and goodie. This ancient tradition from the third century is said to originate from the life of Saint Nicholas who loved children and often gave gifts to the kids in his hometown.
When I grew up, my mother told my sisters and brothers, and me that, if we weren’t good, Santa would leave a lump of coal in our stockings. Though the tradition of hanging stockings still continues, things have changed a lot since my childhood in the 1980’s. At Q. Contrary we do our best to stay up with the times, but we also love and respect those old traditions such as hanging Christmas stockings. That being said, we carry some great items that just might be the perfect stocking stuffers for the important men in your life. Whether it’s your father, brother, boyfriend, husband, or son, I think, we’ve got you covered.
We carry ankle socks from TravisMathew in a variety of colors and patterns as well as dress socks from Falke and Travis Mathew.
What guy doesn’t need a good basic black or brown belt? We also carry more casual belts made from canvas and stretch woven fabrics. Don’t forget that when you’re buying your guy a belt, you usually go up a pant waist size so the tail hangs off and can be looped through the belt loop.
At Q. Contrary, we care a wide variety of 100% silk ties in solids and patterns to spice up a gentleman’s wardrobes. All are made in Italy and are the perfect Christmas stocking stuffer.
If your guy’s a golfer, we’ve got a wide assortment of hats for the links. They come in a several solids and patterns as well as color block options.
Though wallets are generally a very personal accessory item, you can’t go wrong with giving one of our “slim” wallets to someone special at Hanukkah. Most men don’t want their wallet to be bulging out of their back pocket, and our 11 variations of the perfect slim wallet will be just what he wants. Even better, they hold a lot of cards and receipts — without the big bump of a traditional men’s wallet.
You say, bracelets, do guys really wear them? Yes, they do, especially the cool, hip ones, so consider this item as the perfect small stocking stuffer gift, especially since many men today don’t wear a watch since they can check the time on their phones.
If your Christmas stockings are a little bigger than normal, why not consider a Travis Mathew polo. Just roll it up, as if you were packing for a trip, and it will fit nicely into a medium to large stocking.
I’m Mary from Q. Contrary wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Hope you enjoy this heart- warming tradition of the season with your family and loved ones. Don’t forget to check out my shop in Phoenix a 3168 East Camelback Road or visit my online store.