Dude's Must See Products for November 2021
Rather than Dude's must see products for November 2021, I should say Dude's must see gift guides for 2021. With the holidays upon us, I compiled over a dozen different themed buyer's guides to help you fulfill your gift list obligations, plus grab a few new things for yourself - always a fun by-product of holiday shopping.
So now here they are, all my November 2021 gift guides laid out for you in all their splendor, and in one place. I've thrown in a few standalone products worth revisiting too - a sick pocket knife, a What Is This Thing?, a Christmas Vacation Light Up Fried Cat Rug, you know. The normal Dude stuff.
The Dude Presents: 31 Holiday Gifts for Men in 2021
The Dude presents dude presents! 31 of them, in fact. And to ensure these gifts for men are gifts for men not just in title, but also in practice, each one has been injected with snakes, snails, puppy dog tails, testosterone, a handful of Dad jokes, and a hint of Old Spice.
No Give Backs! 18 White Elephant Gifts for 2021
No take backs becomes no give backs when we get to the most festive parties of the holiday season: white elephant gift exchanges. And these 18 white elephant gifts guarantee not to disappoint...at least in the sense that they'll most likely disappoint the person when ends up stuck with them.
E121: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) If you buy one, it will almost surely be as a gift; 2) Get off the hamster wheel and relax on this; 3) What it does to small animals is chilling.
18 Gifts You Won't See on Every Other Gift Guide
Earbuds, e-readers, the latest iPhone, tents and sleeping bags, slippers and bathrobes, that ultra-modern-looking matte black tea kettle, that ultra-modern-looking shiny bronze watering can - I've seen them on every holiday gift guide out there. Uh...including some of my own gift guides.
So that's why I put together this equally covet-worthy - albeit sometimes a little zany and off the beaten path - list of 18 gifts you won't see on every other gift guide. Take a look, you might be surprised that you find something for everyone you know.
Or you might find nothing for anyone you know, and not be surprised at all.
The Lady Presents: 29 Holiday Gifts for Women in 2021
And when I say The Lady Presents: 29 Holiday Gifts for Women in 2021, I mean The Lady presents. As in, my lady. She-Ra: Princess of Power. I swore I would never mix business and pleasure, but when my wife saw me about to include Candy Nipple Tassels as a top gift for a top woman in your life, she was like, "Move aside, or you'll never see my Candy Nipple Tassel-less nipples again."
So, courtesy of my wife, She-Ra: Princess of Power, The Lady indeed presents 29 exceptional, exceptionally thoughtful, and, most importantly, female-approved gifts for women in 2021.
Holiday Thrift: 20 Thoughtful Gifts for $15 or Less
I did my Santa's best to come up with a list of 20 gifts I hope you'll agree fall into the category of thrifty and thoughtful, rather than chintzy and cheap. All of the holiday gift ideas are priced at $15 or less (or they were at printing, at least) and whether you need a budget-friendly gift for your mama or pop, your brother or bros, or the 1,000 cousins under the age of 8 who will be wreaking havoc around the Christmas tree this year, you should find some present-worthy, wrapping-paper-ready options in my compilation of 20 thoughtful gifts for $15 or less.
Christmas Vacation Light Up Fried Cat Rug
Another Christmas decoration made in homage to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, this Light Up Fried Cat Rug is also a fun 'n' festive reminder of what happens when you don't mind your pets, or follow protocols for electrical safety when winding a bazillion strands of lights around your Christmas tree. The flat cat (aka the literal interpretation of my genius idea) is made of felt and lined with faux white fur around the edges, plus some hunks of charred fur across its back.
3D T-Rex Ugly Christmas Sweater
If T-Rex can't high-five or do pushups, then you in a 3D T-Rex Ugly Christmas Sweater can't sit down or move freely without risk of taking out people's drinks and cheese plates.
Like many contest-winning Halloween costumes, the 3D T-Rex Ugly Christmas Sweater might earn you first prize at this year's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, you'll wear it at your own peril and discomfort. A plush protruding T-Rex head out front and tail out back create the sweater's 3D effect, but also create a hazard for anyone within biting or swiping range of your movements. You may be popular with the crowd at first glance, but once they get a T-Rex tail in their eggnog, or their eyeball if you're standing and they're sitting, the effect will grow old - prehistoric! - real fast.
Sexy Santa: 20 Naughty Gifts for Your Partner (NSFW)
I came up with this Sexy Santa collection of 20 Naughty Gifts for Your Partner after my wife, She-Ra: Princess of Power, ix-nayed my inclusion of an item called Candy Nipple Tassels in my roundup of 29 holiday gifts for women in 2021. While I'll admit they're not the classiest gift to give your lady, I still felt they, along with a host of other lewd, lascivious, licentious, and all-around sexy products, merited a spot on a holiday gift guide.
And then suddenly, there dangling before me like a pair of Candy Nipple Tassels themselves, was the answer. Create a holiday gift guide that's only the naughty gifts. The naughty gifts that will make their recipients feel oh so nice. Or help them make you feel oh so nice. Or, in the case of the Autoblow Decoy Safe, keep thieving hands away from your shit by convincing them it's some sort of Fleshlight.
So that's what I've done for all you Sexy Santas out there in need of a more personal and intimate gift for your special someone. Take 'em in and buy 'em up, 20 naughty gifts for your partner.
Things That Make You Go Mmm: 19 Food Gifts for 2021
My 19-course collection of food gifts for 2021 isn't just a meal of highfalutin foods for foodies, it's a meal of things that make you go Mmm even if you're just a normal human being who likes to consume food. Or cook with it. Or, in the case of Pampshade lamps made from real baked bread, decorate your house with it. Bon Appetit.
16 Gifts for Kids the Adults Will End Up Playing With
Adults can't keep their fingers of out the gifts for kids pie no matter what the toy or gadget is - I mean, someone has to fight with the packaging and conquer the assembly - but when I say I've found 16 gifts for kids the adults will end up playing with, I mean 16 gifts for kids the adults will end up taking away from the kids to play with. Sorry, squirt, Daddy and Uncle Joe are in the middle of a very important HEXBUG Battle Championship that will determine who gets the last of the 21-year aged Jamaican rum in his egg nog. Check back in an hour.
Get Out, Dude: 21 Outdoor Gifts for 2021
My 21 outdoor gifts for 2021 aren't all just for the outdoorsy types on your holiday shopping list. Many are gift-ready for dudes or ladies who simply, on occasion, step outside. For example, my wife, She-Ra: Princess of Power isn't into camping or hiking or participating in activities involving bodies of water, but she does like to eat BBQ ribs in the backyard. The NOMAD briefcase grill & smoker and a Timber Stove wood pellet patio heater both lend themselves as well to that "outdoor adventure" as, say, the Super Kayak and SandShark Anchor do to a more traditional idea of getting outside.
So for both the outdoor enthusiasts and outdoor stepper outers in your life, here are my 21 picks for outdoor gifts in 2021.
Burls Belt Buckle Knife & Belt
Nothing burlier, or Burl-ier, than a Burls Belt Buckle Knife. The craftsman-designed accessory has got both your pants and your back covered, with it 8- to 9-ounce full grain bridle leather construction also housing a hidden 2.5" stainless steel dagger inside the buckle handle.
And when you're not using the Belt Buckle Knife to fend off an attacker, you can use its bottle opener buckle handle to crack open a bottle of beer. Or, hey, the blade to pierce a can for some shotgunning fun.
Stuff It! 21 Swell Stocking Stuffers for 2021
Stuff that sock! Stuff that sock! How? Here are 21 ways, with my compilation of 21 swell stocking stuffers for 2021.
Frugal Generosity: 17 Gifts for $50 or Less
Fifty buckaroos is the peak of my list of 17 gifts for $50 or less, but when I say frugal generosity, I mean it. You're not going to be browsing through 16 products priced at $49.99 and one at an even $50. There are plenty of finds here in the twenties and thirties, and even a few in the high teens.
The Casual Athlete: 17 Sporting Goods Gifts for 2021
The casual athlete appreciates sporting goods for the goods they bring with them: good friends; good booze; good energy; and good times. My roundup of 17 sporting goods gifts for 2021 keeps these 4 goods in mind over all else.
Tekto Slit OTF Knife
Tekto Gear has built their Slit with a 4.9" blacked-out aerospace aluminum handle, screws, and push button. The OTF blade that emerges from this abyss is a double-edge dagger made of D2 steel, and powered by a double-springed sliding mechanism. Blade length is 3.75", and total Slit weight is 0.35 pounds.
Dudes ready to get Slit this holiday season can do so at a 10% discount using the code DIWT10 at Tekto Gear checkout. The discount applies to your entire Tekto cart.
Artisans & Their Crafts: 18 Handmade Gifts for 2021
Artisans, craftspeople, entrepreneurs, dudes and ladies with random product ideas that take off like persons of interest from Congressional subpoenas - these are the people who make the holidays, and gift-giving in general, fun. Unique. Personal. Thoughtful. Handmade. Enjoy my roundup of 18 handmade gifts highlighting artisans and their crafts.
2021 BPM: 17 Fitness Gifts
Merry Christmas, Chubs. Er, I mean, Happy Holidays, you svelte wall of muscle and poster child for athleticism. Here's a fabulous fitness gift to keep you that way.
Or make you that way. Chubs.
Ode to Design: 17 Standout & Stunning Gifts for 2021
When you're buying a gift, they say it's the thought that counts, but depending on your gift recipient, it's not the thought at all. It's the gift that counts. Its aesthetic. How cool it is. How much its owner wants to put it on display and show it off. These 17 standout and stunning gifts, a veritable ode to product design, will fit the definition of "perfect gift" for anyone on your list who wants more than thoughtfulness this year.
And as a bonus, most of my standout and stunning gift picks are pretty darn thoughtful too.