Buyer's Guides

Dude's top products of January 2019 recap the bright spots of a dark month. This mini-escape from winter is communicated in pictures, in words, and in links to buy more crap, or learn more about crap you can't afford to buy. Enjoy!...

Valentine's Day Gifts for Her

Who's your "her" this Valentine's Day gift-giving season? In compiling this list of Valentine's Day gifts for her, I kept in mind that it might be your mama*. It might be a girl you haven't been dating long enough to...

Answering the Munch or dunk? question, and scoping out the best chips for snacking and dipping is the only stake I have in this year's Super Bowl. I don't really care who wins the game as long as I win the party. And winning a Super Bowl party is twofold: 1) You must serve the best snackety-snacks...

10-Year Challenge: Stuff to Last You at Least 10 Years

The intent of Facebook's 10-Year Challenge might be to compare the you of 2009 with the you of 2019 - or, more insidiously, to help the company train their facial recognition technology - but the intent of my 10-Year...

The topic of digging tunnels and scaling walls has come up a lot lately in my house. The reason why being obvious: it's Dry January. Taking a hiatus from alcohol has left my wife and me extremely bored. We'll talk about anything with an uncontroversial ABV of 0, any topic that doesn't remind us of...

Unofficial Warrior Manuals

Publisher Thames & Hudson's [Unofficial] Manual series covers all the greatest warriors in history, from samurais to to medieval knights, vikings to gladiators. Each of the part-entertainment, part-for-real books has...

Books on TV, on the shows you stream and series you binge watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime, are sometimes all that's left when the final credits of the final episode roll, and you still want more - so much more! - of your favorite characters and compelling storylines...

I Laughed At This Stuff But Now I'm Hooked

Yes, that's right. I resisted, ignored, eye-rolled, or laughed at this stuff, but now I'm hooked. The following collection includes gadgets and tech, household items, personal hygiene products, and fitness gear, one explosive...

Yeah, yeah, I know. The real Bird Box Challenge is exclusive to the sense of sight, people walking around with a blindfold on while someone records them knocking over furniture and falling down stairs for Twitter and Instagram. But rather than turning the Netflix film's exploration of monster-induced...

How to Get Rid of the Year's Bad Juju

My sense is that this year was not anyone's Best! Year! Ever! But even if it was, you probably racked up at least a little bad juju you'd like to get rid of as we head into the New Year. Like credit card fraud, an illness...

When I began pick(axe)ing around for gifts for fans of Fortnite I was really hoping to find McDonald's, or at least a McDonald's in France, in plans to release a Battle Royale with Cheese...

Gifts for People Who Don't Think We Landed on the Moon

I was surprised to hear Steph Curry isn't the first person to think we never landed on the moon. That there have actually been many a conspiracist thoughtful skeptic who claims, and has endeavored to prove over the past...

Dude's most popular products of 2018 followed some very surprising trends. Weapons. Dinosaurs. Survival gear. Star Wars. Sexy time. Crazy, right? It's almost like that year when the most popular name for parents to give their baby boys was James...

But Wait, There's More: Gifts with Hidden Surprises

The gifts with hidden surprises here go beyond chewy centers (though I do include a stuffed waffle maker you could use to make chewy centers both surprising and mind-blowing again.) They're gifts nice enough at first...

It's just a little crush. Or is it a big crush? A tortuous, all-consuming, restless-nights-of-pining crush? A crush you feel like you'd do absolutely anything for...except sit them down, look them in the eye, and tell them how you feel?...

The Best Backhanded Gifts

Another way to think of the best backhanded gifts is the best gifts for people you don't like, only sort of like, have a love / hate relationship with, or have a beef with, but who for whatever reason you still have to...

Deck the halls with...life-size cardboard cutouts of characters from your favorite Christmas movies! Plus a few more generic options with empty faces primed and ready for your holiday party photo ops...

That's a Wrap - The Best Christmas Movie Themed Gifts

I mean that's a wrap...job. Box up a piece of your favorite person's favorite Christmas movie and cover it with festive paper and shiny string. These Christmas movie themed gifts give fans the opportunity to take a token...

Big picture, no. Villains do not deserve gifts or treats or brown paper packages tied up with string. They're mean. They're hateful. They're evil. But. They're also necessary. For without evil, there would be no good. No superheroes. No fairy tales. No happy endings...

The Best Gifts for Women in 2018

Figuring out the best gifts for women in 2018 shouldn't have been too hard for me. It's not like my wife is subtle about telling me what she wants. Or writing her Christmas gift wish list on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper...

Another year. Another buying season. Another collection of the best gifts for men. But my collection. My gifts. Well...

The Best Handmade Gifts

Obviously the best handmade gift you can give someone this year is a piece of pottery made by a sexy lady and the ghost of her (even sexier!) murdered lover. But. In absence of that, the following handmade gifts are pretty...

Before putting together a list of unique gifts for $50 or less, I spent some time thinking about what the dollar-or-less number should be. How much do people spend on gifts, and on individual gifts, these days? I feel like $20 used to be a good price - not so expensive it leaves behind a scar, but...

Sexy Instant Noodle Lid Stopper Figurines

Just when you thought your Cup Noodles and microwave Ramen couldn't get any sexier, the geniuses at the Japanese brand FuRyu went and made this series of instant noodle lid stopper figurines. The ladies range in appearance...