Back when I made tie wreaths for myself and Mom, I knew I wanted to use a few ties and make something for my brother as well. But what do you make for a guy? Certainly not a wreath! My brother has his house decorated in black, grays, and red. Dad had 3 ties in this color scheme, so I just made this little shadow box display. I'm not completely happy with how it turned out, but I was going more for sentimental value anyway.
One last little handmade item that makes a great stocking stuffer is a pair of handwarmers. I saw this idea on Pinterest (of course). You just make a little pouch of rice. It is heated for about 45 seconds and can be used over and over. I made little fleece covers for mine so they could washed. Super easy and useful for anyone with cold hands! They are also a great use for fabric scraps.