Buyer's Guides

Dude's must see products for May 2021, not surprisingly, have a wondrous and wonderful theme running through them: summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime, baby! Oh the month of May, the month leading up to the official start of summer, it's almost better than June 20th itself. Because you know...

18 Products to Elevate Your Next Backyard BBQ

Though some of these 18 products to elevate your next backyard BBQ are all about the grill, they're not all about the grill. Some are about the grillin', others are about the chillin'. With the drinkin', dancin', gamin'...

My collection of essential summer gear for the minimalist sees low-profile, low-maintenance, and low-tech products come together to help create perfect, and perfectly simple, summer days. Designs are equal parts beautiful and unobtrusive, and those created for camping, picnics, and other outdoor...

The 12 Best Squirt Guns & Water Fight Gear

Squirt guns and Super Soakers, water cannons and water balloons, even a pair of dunk tanks get their day on my list of the 12 best squirt guns & water fight gear for the summer...

Star Wars Day has come again, and along with saying May the 4th be with you in 2021, I can also offer you this collection of 13 of the best Star Wars gifts the galaxy has afforded us in recent times. Hint: It's a lot of Grogu, aka The Child, aka the beloved Baby Yoda. Darth Vader and Chewbacca make...

Dude's Must See Products for April 2021

Dude's must see products for April 2021 saw a little bit of summer creeping in. A little bit of sweetness - though not the kind that tickles tongue. And, not to ignore what kicked off the month of April, a fair amount...

If you're on the hunt to brighten someone's day, these 15 little gifts should present you with plenty of opportunities. Whether it's a spouse stressed from work, a buddy down on dating, a mama about to have a Mother's Day, or your own self feeling like a 2/10 lately, my collection of fun, funny...

Dude's Must See Products for March 2021

March 2021 marked the 1-year anniversary of my working from home. Working out out from home. Working not to go crazy from staying at home. It's been a long year. But one thing that hasn't changed is Dude's must see products...

Let me explain what I mean by 10 "I dare you" gifts. These are items either inherently weird / funny / gross, or that I've come up with something weird / funny / gross to do with so that you can present a gift to your recipient with a challenge. I dare you to eat this. I dare you to wear this. I...

The Best Gifts I've Ever Given My Wife, Part 2

It's been not even 2 years since I first wrote about the best gifts I've ever given my wife. So in one way, it seems crazy that I would have compiled a whole, 11-strong list of the best gifts I've ever given my wife...

Dude's must see products for February 2021 reflected a month of looooove. Lovely animal rings in every species from hippos to pugs. Brotherly love between Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and The Emperor, as they spend some quality time in the kitchen baking together. A lovemaking toy for men unlike anything...

18 Clever Storage Solutions

Some of these clever storage solutions are simple, and some use sophisticated designs and technology to help you store and schlep your stuff, and tidy up your mess. Some of my nods of approval go to storage solutions...

New year, new must see products, right? Yes and no...

16 of the Best Gifts for Cat Lovers

This roundup of 16 of the best gifts for cat lovers, like my compilation of 17 of the best gifts for dog lovers, includes both pet care items that will give your kitty something to meow! about, and cat-themed human items...

My compilation of 17 of the best gifts for dog lovers includes both doggone good dog goods, and doggone good goods spotlighting dogs that will make dog lovers go, Hot diggity dog! Enjoy...

13 of the Best T-Rex Products

It all started with T-Rex Hates Pushups. Or was it T-Rex Hates High-Fives? Or maybe it goes all the way back to Jurassic Park. However it began, T-Rex has stormed onto the pop culture and related product scene like, well...

Oh thank the Baby Jesus we've finally gotten to Dude's must see products for December 2020. The last month of 2020 we'll ever have to revisit. At least around here. At least I hope...

The 17 Best Gifts to Warm You Up & Keep You Warm

When I say "The 17 Best Gifts to Warm You Up & Keep You Warm," I guess what I really mean is "The 17 Best Gifts to Warm Her Up & Keep Her Warm." At least that's the case in my household. Be it my wife, She-Ra: Princess...

These 14 gifts for the bummed out and stressed out recognize that the holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. And in this year of 2020, one of the most BSC of all the years, that sentiment probably rings - no, gongs, incessant cowbells, jackhammers for hours early on a...

The 12 Best Home Workout Gifts That Aren't a Peloton

Not dogging Peloton here - I have one and love it - but these 12 best home workout gifts that aren't a Peloton simply take into account that getting the company's COVID-exploded exercise bike and treadmill is tough right...

These 14 charming design gifts feature exceptional executions, yes. But they're as much about the cleverness of the ideas to create them in the first place. They're super cool designs conceived by people who were wearing fully loaded thinking caps. Some are handmade, some are mass produced, some...

17 of the Best Boozy Gifts for 2020

My collection of 17 of the best boozy gifts for 2020 isn't just about the booze itself. The beer, the wine, the liquor, sure, there's some of that. But there's also a lot of what you're gonna put your booze in. How you're...

If you were groovy in the 70s, gnarly in the 80s, or dope in the 90s, these 18 throwback gifts are for your own nostalgic self...

Dude's Must See Products for November 2020

Dude's must see products for November 2020 are all about your holiday gift-buying pursuits. Being generous, sharing love and thoughtfulness with others...