Every holiday season, retailers sell a ton of wallets, ties, and sports-themed sweatshirts. They’ll always be dude-gift staples, but you don’t have to be the one to give them. Because you did some research and know what gifts guys actually want. In fact, I’ll bet you all the money in my wallet (a cool $13) that no one else will be able to steal your gift thunder with the gems on this list. Take that, awkwardly close cousin who always gets your dude the cool gift!
And might I say, it’s a pretty exciting time for dudes. The once-rigid (and still kind of rigid) boundaries of masculinity are expanding, and our definition of what it means to be a man is evolving. So many men are experimenting with skincare products, hairstyles, fashion trends, and interests that they would have never had so much freedom to pursue in the past. Yes, it’s all pretty great.
And even hipster lumberjacks with manly beards and unnecessary but impressive log-splitting skills are open to expressing themselves in new ways that both embrace and defy gender identity. See, we’ve been telling the world that feminism is good for men since forever. But anyway, long story short, it’s a good time to be a person looking for a cool gift idea for a dude. Let this list be the tip of your trendy iceberg. You can thank me after the dudes in your life are finished making you their queen.
Musicians who upcycle things into guitar picks are way hot.
Bust out your childhood cartridges, blow on them, and Mario the day away.
3. Bacon Coffee
There’s bacon. There’s coffee. And now there’s bacon coffee. This is not a drill.
4. T-Rex Tee
I can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t love this shirt.
What? You have a record you want to listen to? Well, good thing I have this briefcase record player! Yo DJ, pump this party!