2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Dudes

November 22, 2023 | |

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I’ve got some very fun gifting ideas for a variety of humans: 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 giving presents can sometimes be the best, and I take great pride each year in helping some of you find the perfect thing for someone you love. Especially the tough giftees. (I feel this pain. Everyone in my family is shockingly difficult to shop for.)

As always, my hope is that these gift guides help make shopping for your people a little bit easier and more fun. And reminder that there is zero shame in forwarding these gift guides to significant others/family members with the subject “Hint, hiiiint.”

Happy shopping, friends! And happy, happy holidays. Sending you an enormous virtual hug.

2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Dudes:

Custom Hawaiian Shirt. I ordered these Hawaiian shirts with Logan’s face on them for his 40th birthday, and they were a MASSIVE hit. Not only was the printing flawless, but the shirts were soft, fit well, and were delivered shockingly fast. (Primo customer service as well.) You can customize them with multiple faces (or a pet!) on so many different print backdrops. There are also bathing suits available…

Ilse Jacobsen Boat Shoes. Chic slides for dudes who love the water! These come in a few colors and look great even on days that there are no aquatic activities planned…

Beer Hiking Books. These guidebooks are available for a number of states/regions and share carefully selected hikes that eventually lead you to a brewery or brew pub. The descriptions include information on access, difficulty, duration, points of interest, and recommended beers at the final destinations. GENIUS.

Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller. For outdoorsy types! Who wouldn’t prefer to avoid mosquitos while doing their favorite activities without having to cover themselves in DEET or messy, smelly lotions??? This tiny device creates a 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitos, and it has zero smell, cords or batteries.

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack. Logan traded in his briefcase for this backpack about 6 months ago, and I’ve never seen the man more obsessed with anything that wasn’t covered in cheese or an Eagles jersey. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “How SICK is this backpack?!” I’d be a very rich blog lady. I will say, it is a very sleek and well-made backpack with plenty of compartments to keep things organized for work and travel.

Toyo ST-350 Tool Box. This Japanese toolbox has a vintage design, and while it would obviously be perfect for tools, I think it could be equally functional as a storage box for art supplies, accessories, and memorabilia, or simply used as home décor. It comes in a canary yellow and teal green should either of those colors be more your dude’s speed.

Waterproof Phone Case. Got a merman in your life? Give him (and possibly yourself?) the gift of being able to safely document his underwater adventures. Those fish aren’t going to photograph themselves!

Custom Ice Cube Tray. Is a giant monogrammed ice cube somewhat kitschy? Absolutely. But it also makes every drink feel a little special. I support making as many things feel special as possible.

Unique Sports Memorabilia. Awesome Artifacts has a pretty spectacular collection of unique sports, music, and entertainment memorabilia. From signed concert tees to autographed footballs, there are endless treasures to be found. Search for your dude’s favorite artist, team, movie, etc., and see what pops up. Logan nearly passed out when I got him a football signed by the 2021/2022 Eagles Super Bowl team, and I was very proud.

Custom Bobblehead. Odds are good that the man who “has everything” does not, in fact, have a custom bobblehead. I made one for my dad last year, and he truly loved it.

Printed MTN Straps Leash. MTN Straps makes extremely heady collars and leashes for the dog-loving dude in your life.

Yeti Ice Bucket. Every dudes’ gift guide must contain one #notsponsored Yeti product. That is the rule. I wait eagerly for new Yeti drops every year, and this insulated ice bucket is quite thrilling (and will likely overdeliver). It holds a 6-pack of beer or 3 bottles of wine, but I mostly love the thought of it being used to tote fresh ice to the beach for frosty cocktails.

Mongolian Cashmere Quarter Zip Sweater. Cashmere is always a good idea, people. (Especially when it’s under $90!) This super soft sweater comes in a variety of colors and is one that will be very easy to dress up or down.

Personalized cord organizer. Frequent travelers and organization lovers may appreciate the convenience of a sleek tech organizer . Mark and Graham has tons of options that fit the bill, and they’re all customizable!

&Sons Sunday Shirt. Logan insisted this shirt make the gift guide because “it’s soft and looks very sexy.” Listen to the man.

For more gifting ideas, check out the Dudes’ Gift Guides from 20222021202020192018, and 2017!

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