Dude's Must See Products for November 2019
November went in with a chainsaw and out with a Santy Claus. Well, more like a must see carving knife shaped like a chainsaw, and a big red sack of holiday gift guides that expect you to make like the Big S. - in one case the Big Dirty S. - and get buying for your family and friends.
Here are some Dude reader favorites, plus my own must see products from November 2019.
The Dirtiest Dirty Santa Gifts (NSFW)
It's not just a Dirty Santa gift exchange or a White Elephant party this year, it's a Dirty Dirty Santa gift exchange or a Black White Elephant party. And if it's not, grab one of these questionable, sexual, offensive and / or poo-tiful presents as your contribution and make it so.
E13: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) Despite appearances to the contrary, it has nothing to do with boobies; 2) Some people might always need one, others only at certain times of the year; 3) It's a wearable...of sorts.
The Mighty Carver - Electric Chainsaw Carving Knife
With the Mighty Carver, you can go from carving up the neighbors on Halloween to carving up the turkey on Thanksgiving without even taking a beat to swap tools! Really!
No, not really. The Mighty Carver is a chainsaw in looks alone. In function it is an electric carving knife for your turkeys and roasts that creator Kimberly Burney fashioned after a power tool for a very deliberate, and I think pretty good reason: she hoped it would entice the men in her family, who loved trimming limbs and cutting up logs in the yard, to volunteer when she asked who wants to carve the turkey.
Phone Skope PYRO Putty
Phone Skope, you're like putty in my...aaah! Aaah! My hand! Hot! Fire! Phone Skope's putty is PYRO Putty. Ultra-flammable in its neon hues, the little tin of goo looks and sounds like it could be part of a magician's or Cirque du Soleil performer's bag of tricks, but in fact, PYRO Putty is an emergency fire starter, so it may be an even better addition to yours.
PYRO Putty is a series of non-toxic insta-igniters that support a wide range of outdoor activities and conditions.
Star Wars Wampa Bean Bag Chair
On the one hand, it's risky business to seek comfort from a hostile Wampa, but on the other hand, at least the Wampa turned into this Wampa Bean Bag Chair is injured. On the hand, as a matter of fact. The whole arm, really. It's been sliced off - courtesy of Luke Skywalker's lightsaber - and is now available for you to use as a pillow prop for your head, or your own arm, should you choose to take a load off in the Wampa Bean Bag Chair while enjoying a beer or a game of Mario Kart.
Life-Size Alien Queen Wall Sculpture
Just add a Santa hat and it's Merry Christmas, ya filthy Alien! ready to deck your halls with the most queenly of holiday decor.
The Alien Queen Wall Sculpture captures a snapshot the subject's famous battle scene with Ripley, and is made from fiberglass and mixed media, with the detail of a museum quality piece. All painting is done by hand. Sideshow is releasing the Alien Queen replica sculpture as part of a limited edition of 500.
Oreo Mug Ultimate Dunking Gift Set
Enjoy your O-R-E-Os stacked right handy on the S-I-D-E of your milk mug with this kid-gift-ready (and hungry-man-gift-ready) Oreo Mug Ultimate Dunking Gift Set. This listing comes with a single glass mug, an attachable cookie cage for piling up your Oreos, some red plastic tongs to assist in getting them back out of the stack, and a "starter set" of 3 x Oreo cookie pouches with 2 Oreos each.
Thrifty & Thoughtful: The Best Gifts for $25 or Less
I figured it would be tough to do a round up of gifts for $25 or less this year, but over the 12 months, I've actually posted dozens and dozens of pieces of tech and gear, tools and supplies, and trinkets and gadgets the fit the (surprisingly low and very reasonable) bill. It must be because I know my audience: cheap.
Thrifty! I mean thrifty! And thoughtful!
Gil Hibben Hurricane Pocket Knife
Here I am! Rock me like a Hibben Hurricane! The Hurricane Pocket Knife series from master bladesmith Gil Hibben arrives just in time to meet both your EDCarry and EDChristmas needs as an attractive, functional, and affordable blade for both those looking to update their collection, and those in search of gifts for men this holiday season.
Formula 1 Slot Car Racetrack
It must have been a real Formula 1 die hard who paid $48,000 for this 1:32 scale Formula 1 Slot Car Racetrack up for auction, but anyone who's a fan of the sport - or of replicas, or of cool shit in general - can appreciate the time and skill Slot Mods Raceways put into custom-building the exceptional, and functional, slot car track.
Made of wood and fitted with a built-in electronic lap timer and on-track cameras, the track is designed for two Formula 1 cars to compete in true head-to-head races. Hand-painted mini fans will cheer them on from the stands as bespoke buildings and foliage lining the circuit add some additional visual splendor, plus serve as obstacles to avoid crashing into.
E14: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) It will help you avoid losing sight of what's important to you; 2) It was made especially for one item, but can be used with several; 3) You can store it in your pocket...and just outside your pocket.
Walkee Paws Waterproof Dog Leggings
If I were a dog, and someone put a pair of Walkee Paws dog leggings on me, I would walkee my paws right back into my crate and shut the door. I'd rather forego my walk, my chance to pee on 78 different wonders of nature, plus drop a big smelly deuce my human then has to pick up with his hands, than face the humiliation of wearing what looks like the canine version of Borat's mankini in public.
Nonetheless, the dog leggings claim to be here to do good. To protect your dog's paws (i.e., your own carpets, floors, and furniture) from dirt and mud, rain and snow when the two of you clowns go out a-walkin'. And, per Walkee Paws, "Dogs love it!" At least over traditional pet boots that squeeze at their ankles and mess with blood flow.
Bros, Bosses, Hubs, Dads & Dudes: Holiday Gifts for Men
A gift for the man you love. Swag for the bros you owe. A big fat merry present for the dad, the boss, the son, and all the rest of the dudes on your holiday gift list. You'll find all your gifts for men here.
Or you'll at least find some of your gifts for men here. A few of them. One of them?
And for everyone else: socks and 5 Guys gift cards!
LG HU85LA Laser 4K CineBeam Projector Home Theater
Thrifty holiday shoppers will hock a loogie in disgust at the cost of LG's HU85LA Laser 4K CineBeam Projector Home Theater but the many of us who like to dream, and the few who have Santa Claus sacks of cash large enough to actually buy one, will admire this brand new beaut able to project a Call of Duty or The Mandalorian panorama of up to 120" from just 7.2" away from your projection surface.
New Balance Caravan Moc
The Dad shoe of the season has arrived. New Balance describes their Caravan Moc as "an easy-going, comfortable respite for tired feet," and I think Dad's gonna be all over that description with a fervor only slightly less intense than the one he reserves for the Caravan Moc itself. Especially once he sees it in that Crossing Guard Raincoat Yellow color.
Go for (Almost) Broke: Gifts Over $100 but Under $500
My list of gifts for over $100 but under $500 exists because you want to give him / her / they / it a "nice" gift this year. And you happen to know "nice" to your boyfriend / wife / personal trainer / golden doodle doesn't just mean "considerate" and "well thought out." It has a little "expensive" thrown in there too.