Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Men


Before I present this year’s gift guide for men, I want to say a quick thank-you to all of you who helped make our 5th annual DW holiday book drive such a big success. Over 250 books were purchased for low-income kids around the country! The drive went so well that I organized a bonus round, wherein I invited participating teachers to update their registries with items they need to improve the quality of their classrooms and teaching. Please consider contributing to this drive and showing your support and solidarity to these hard-working teachers of high-needs kids this holiday season. Thank you so much for your generosity!! And now, some of my favorite gifts for men in 2016:


This has been one of Drew’s top three favorite purchases in the last year: Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Smart Speaker for Streaming Music, $169 (marked down from $200)


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II, $65. This is a new spin on the classic Chucks, featuring Nike’s Lunarlon cushioning for improved comfort and support and a perforated micro-suede liner for breathability.


Saxx “Vibe,” the world’s best men’s underwear (according to men), $24.50


3-in-1 hand warmer, phone charger, flashlight, $21


Our Revolution (for the Bernie Bros), $16.20


Nike Men’s Lightweight Tech Run Gloves, $40


Stainless Insulated Growler, $52


Duffel Bag/ Carry-on Bag (for the frequent flyer), $199


Corkcickle Whiskey Wedge — “The artful way to perfectly chill, but not water down, your favorite spirits,” $18


Hot Sauce Making Kit, $40


“This is what a feminist looks like” T-shirt, $13

Holiday gift guides for men: 2014, 2013, 2012.

9 comments… add one
  • K December 1, 2016, 1:47 pm

    Oooh…I’m putting the hot sauce kit on my wish list! (I’m a woman 😉 )

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  • K December 1, 2016, 1:50 pm

    Also, OMG! The Saxx underwear has a topo map pattern as an option…perfect for my map loving boyfriend!

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  • Kate December 1, 2016, 2:00 pm

    Ooh, my husband would love the gloves and undies! I bet my dad would rock the feminist shirt.

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  • jane December 1, 2016, 2:11 pm

    Speaking of men’s underwear, my husband loves Tommy John. We got a pair for my dad who lives abroad last Christmas, and he promptly requested we send him a couple more. hahaha https://www.tommyjohn.com/

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    bittergaymark December 1, 2016, 2:19 pm

    Great picks ALL. But that Whiskey Wedge Glass is especially intriguing! Never seen anything quite like that before…

    I take it the SONOS has pretty KILLER sound, eh?

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      Dear Wendy December 1, 2016, 2:29 pm

      Yeah, Sonos is fab.

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        bittergaymark December 1, 2016, 4:04 pm

        Hmmmmm. Me like-y. Me need.

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    Nookie December 2, 2016, 6:21 am

    Dang, the hot sauce making kit isn’t available in the UK 🙁

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    kare December 2, 2016, 7:29 pm

    I’m getting my FWB a fancy pocket square. He’s all about pocket squares, top hats, cuff links, etc.

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