2021 Gift Guide for Dudes

November 24, 2021 |

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Collage of a variety of gift ideas for men.


We’ve got ideas for a variety of fabulous folks: Dudes (below), Home Cooks and Food Lovers, Home and Style Mavens, and Beauty and Wellness Enthusiasts

We all know that holidays aren’t about the presents, BUT you may also know that giving presents can be the best. Nothing makes me giddier than finding the perfect present for someone I love, especially when it comes to a tough giftee. (Everyone in my family is shockingly difficult to shop for.)

My hope is that these gift guides might help you source a little something special for someone you love. Or yourself! As I love to remind you every year, there is zero shame in forwarding these gift guides to significant others/family members with the subject “Hint, hiiiint.”

Happy gifting, friends! And happy, happy holidays. I think you’re wonderful. 

2021 Gift Ideas for Dudes:

Heart of Gold Gallery Print. Thrill a photography enthusiast or music lover with a print from Aaron Zych’s carefully curated gallery. You can purchase unframed or framed prints of legendary musicians, but any of the photography books in the Heart of Gold Gallery Boutique would also make an excellent present.

Solo Stove Bonfire. Sleek, portable, and smokeless (no more burning eyes or smoky clothes!) Solo Stove fire pits are wildly popular for good reason. Whether kept in a backyard, taken camping, or lit at the beach, the Bonfire delivers major cozy flair with minimal hassle.

Breville Panini Duo Press. Steal a sandwich lover’s heart with this panini press! It’s a no frills model, but I think the plug-and-press simplicity is its selling point. The Duo does its job of producing perfectly toasted, melty cheese sandos, and it does it WELL.

Bombas Men’s Gripper Slippers. First of all, if you’re not already familiar with Bombas, they’re known for their truly excellent socks (which are also a good practical present). These slippers combine the best of the sock and slipper worlds—they’re lightweight and easily packable with a soft brushed lining and special grips on the bottom to keep you from slipping. Ideal for roaming the house in toasty comfort. (Bonus: They won’t make the typical slipper shuffling noise when the wearer does said roaming…)

Personalized Vice Pro Plus Golf Balls. I’ve found that a lot of men like both golf and putting their names on things. So if you have a golf enthusiast in your life, put his name on some high quality balls…

Tombolo Party Shirt. For the man that loves a good “party shirt,” Tombolo has all the (semi ridiculous) bases covered. From terry cloth to Tencel, there are countless head-turning styles to choose from. And if you have a particularly bold clotheshorse in your life, perhaps splurge on a matching ensemble. I know a certain dude that proudly rocks the “The Angler” set

Naadam Cashmere Long Sleeve Polo. Class up your favorite guy’s wardrobe with this super soft and versatile cashmere polo. It looks equally great with jeans and t-shirt as it does under a blazer! And if the polo style doesn’t seem right for the dude in question, you can’t go wrong with a classic crewneck.

BruMate Back Tap. It’s a 3-gallon backpack cooler with a tap! I feel like this one sells itself? (Shout out to Caroline Moss who sent me this to get for Logan. She also makes incredible gift guides.)

Meat Church “The Whole Shootin Match” Seasonings. For the BBQ heads! Based in Waxahachie, TX, Meat Church BBQ makes seriously tasty rubs for all occasions. This set includes my resident pitmaster’s favorites: Holy Voodoo, Holy Cow, Honey Hog BBQ, and Holy Gospel. Meat Church also has some rather entertaining merch (think “Brisket Commander” t-shirts and “Body By BBQ” koozies) that may tickle certain dudes’ fancies.

ARTTHOME Taco Holders. Necessary? No. Fun? Duh. Enhance a taco fetishist’s dining experience with these geometric taco holders. In my experience, they spark a lot of joy.

Bulleit Bourbon x YETI Outdoor Pack. If you have a whiskey drinker in your life please get them this gift set, which combines two beautiful things: A Yeti Rambler (a truly magical insulated tumbler) and Bulleit Whiskey (it includes a bottle of Bourbon Whiskey and a bottle of 95 Rye Whiskey). Cheers!

Scarosso Eugenio Chelsea Boots in Tobacco Suede. I’ve spent more time perusing men’s footwear than I’d like to admit…this suede Chelsea boot with a flexible rubber sole is one of the sexiest shoes I’ve seen and can easily be dressed up and down. The Aurelien City Chelsea Boot is also a timeless choice. And if you’re shopping for someone who is more of a loafer than a Chelsea Boot guy, the Charles Tyrwhitt Suede Slip-On Shoes in tan are winners.

Big Green Egg Kamado Charcoal Grill and Smoker. If you want to really spoil a dude, you may wish to consider a Big Green Egg. From meat to pizza to baked goods, you can make almost anything on a BGE (the large size is the most popular/versatile), which retains heat beautifully and allows you to precisely control the temperature by adjusting the patented air flow systems. DISCLAIMER: I feel it is important to warn you that if you gift someone a BGE, it is very likely that they will enter the BGE cult and become deeply obsessed with it/want to cook everything on it/watch BGE videos/talk about the Egg constantly. I know this because I gave one to Logan last Christmas, and now… EGG IS LIFE.

For more gifting ideas, check out the Dudes’ Gift Guides from 2020, 20192018, and 2017!

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  1. Kate on November 27, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Excellent gift guides!! Thanks for the inspo. Because you said you’ve “spent more time perusing men’s footwear than you care to admit…” do you (or Logan) have any favorite men’s casual sneakers/everyday shoes? Like an Allbird, or On, but something different?

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