Buyer's Guides

When most people think of May, I think they naturally think of May flowers, May the 4th be with you, maybe May Day or Memorial Day. But me, I think of Camelot. The musical. Sigh. I hate to reveal this about myself, but in high school my mama made me do choir, and the choir lady made me do musical...

Dark Days of Summer: 13 Cool Summer Products in Black

I'm summer lovin' these 13 cool summer products in black, and not a-one of them is named Danny Zuko. (And I still say Sandy deserved better. Ladies, you shouldn't have to change yourself into a skin-tight-leather clad...

May the other 4th be with you. You know, the angry, greedy, aggressive, jealous, megalomanic Dark Side kind. OK, maybe not with you as in inside you, all you kooky Boga Siths out there who can just simmer down before the fit hits the galactic shan, but with you as in, like, on your shelves as collector's...

Dude's Must See Products for April 2022

April is, of course, home to the great April holidays of Easter, April Fool's Day, and 4/20. But with the exception of that last one, for which I crafted a special Smokin' Hot Gifts for Weed Enthusiasts round-up, none...

These 15 items that help you when you're lost will find north, map routes, illuminate dark spaces, and, when all else fails, SOS your stranded self some help. In other words, they will pretty much ensure you dudes and ladies can now go where no dudes and ladies have gone before. Or rather, where...

14 Smokin' Hot Gifts for Weed Enthusiasts

Four score and twenty years ago...no wait, that's a different 420. And, if I remember correctly, an ode to something not nearly as interesting as these 14 smokin' hot gifts for weed enthusiasts. One thing they do share...

For some of you, going back to the office, the return of in-person workdays is a Wamp, wamp! while for others it's a Woot, woot! And, for the record, I feel like the dividing line between the two groups is largely determined by whether or not you have children. Or an otherwise large family. A lot...

Dude's Must See Products for March 2022

Dude's must see products for March 2022 get jiggy with it. And by that I mean they satisfy normal urges in a strange, jiggy if you will, kind of way. Craving chocolate? Try ChoClits. Jonesing for sexy time? How about...

Take productivity to new heights...and levels of exhaustion!...with these 10 ways to work out while you work...

Dude's Must See Products for February 2022

In February 2022, I kicked up my coverage of crowdfunding projects. Either because there were a lot of cool crowdfunding projects out there, or because I received a lot of crowdfunding project roundups and tip sheets...

Wonderful, fantastical, cutting edge, high-tech products, I hardly knew ye. These 12 cool products that were discontinued or never made will probably make you feel a bit nostalgic, or maybe even bummed to have missed out...

14 Ways to Turn an Interior Room Into an Outdoor Oasis

Winter weather. Pandemic. High-rise urban apartment building. Housing shortage. Correction, affordable housing shortage. These are just a few of the reasons I decided to brainstorm some ways to turn an interior room into...

January was a good month for breathing PCs, yoga pants sex, and your worst fears. So, yeah, same ol', same ol' in the product department around here. Enjoy my roundup of Dude's must see products for January 2022...

Your Worst Fears Bedding

Who never wants to sleep again? These bedding sets depicting some of our worst fears and phobias are here to make it happen! Think of them as dreams nightmares come true...

Life: it's a whole mood. Which is to say it's a mashup of all the moods. Here, I've picked out 20 of them, and paired them with a gift, a product that either exemplifies the mood and the feelings that come with it, or a product that endeavors to change a bad mood, help make it better. Maybe you know...

Art of the Seat: 15 Stunning Sculptural Chair Designs

I hope you're ready to have a seat, because these 15 stunning sculptural chair designs are going to knock you off your feet...

Another month of Dude's must see products, and, with December, another whole year of Dude's monthly must see product roundups gone. In December 2021, I finished off my riveting holiday gift guides with luxury gifts, sustainable gifts, maker and DIY gifts, and, my personal favorite, gifts for people...

Peace, Not Plastic, on Earth: 14 Sustainable Gift Ideas

It wasn't deliberate, but turns out these 14 sustainable gift ideas aren't just eco-friendly products ready to be wrapped and presented to all the environmentally conscious cats on your Christmas list this year, many...

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy...no wait, that's not it. Maker, Tinkerer, Crafter, Hobbyist. You're the subject of today's gift guide. And, unlike the aforementioned Gary Oldman film, it's a gift guide that has nothing to do with the Cold War. It is a thriller though, with 18 gifts handpicked by this...

18 Champion Gifts for People Who Love Breakfast

If you know someone who champions breakfast (i.e., the most important meal of the day.) If you know someone who's a champion breakfast eater (i.e., won the Baconfest World Bacon Eating Championship.) If you know someone...

Bow-Wow, Squeak, Squawk, Meow. I know. I forgot Ssssss, Ribbit, and Cocka-doodle-doo in my noisy intro to pet gifts for 2021. But that's not because I don't care for snakes, frogs, and roosters, just because I happened to find more Dude-worthy dog, cat, small rodent, and bird gifts this year. And...

Holiday Splurge: 17 Luxury Gifts for 2021

Perhaps not all of us are in the splurging spirit - or giving spirit at all - this year, but not all of my 17 luxury gifts for 2021 are profanely unaffordable. Some of their prices, such as the Titanium Beer Mugs pictured...

Rather than Dude's must see products for November 2021, I should say Dude's must see gift guides for 2021. With the holidays upon us, I compiled over a dozen different themed buyer's guides to help you fulfill your gift list obligations, plus grab a few new things for yourself - always a fun by-product...

Built It, Fix It, Make It Better: 18 DIY Gifts for 2021

And by "DIY gifts" I don't mean do-it-yourself gifts you do yourself, but do-it-yourself gifts you give them to do themselves. See, not such a bad gift guide after all, is it?...