Gift Guide for the Average Dude – 2016

Most gift guides aren’t really created for normal guys. The items are usually too trendy, expensive or impractical.

If you’re lucky enough to have an average dude in your life who doesn’t need a $300 leather bag or a $75 bottle of beard oil, this is the guide for you. Here’s my second annual Average Dude Gift Guide. (See: 2015 Edition of Average Dude Guide Gift Guide). Just click the pictures or titles to purchase.


Qalo Men’s Silicone Wedding Ring – $20

The average dude doesn’t have a private, personal trainer. The average dude does push-ups and burpees in a parking lot before fancy guys get out of bed. The ring allows your dude to let everyone know he’s happy to be your guy and not interested in anyone else, no  matter how much they spent on their Lulemon workout clothes.

(If you’re shopping for me, I’d like the black athletic one, size 9) 🙂


The Dude Diet: Clean(ish) Foods for People Who Eat Dirty – $17

125 delicious recipes that taste like real food with really big pictures.

Here come flattened beer bellies and fewer meat sweats!

And unlike some of our vegan, organic friends, the average guy can cook and eat this food without telling everyone about it.


Outdoor Exercise Mat – $65 

I started doing Camp Gladiator, an outdoor fitness group exercise, a few months ago. I thought I could get by with my yoga mat but it’s almost shredded through in a few places. The average dude needs an exercise mat that’s durable with water-resistant material that’s tough but comfortable. Strap included.





2-Pack Apple Earpods OEM Original Stereo Headphones – $12

The average dude doesn’t have room or use for a $200 pair of name-brand “studio” headphones. Pick up this unbelievable deal on a 2-pack of the best headphones out there. They’re genuine Apple products that resist sweat, have a microphone that actually works and volume control.




Amazon gift cards – $25 – $200+

I love getting Amazon gift cards because I’m not always best at coming up with lists like these. Nobody matches their combination of inventory, price, shipping speed, and service.


Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Band (Certified Refurbished) – $247

This one’s definitely on the pricey side but it’s the best if your guy is looking for a fitness tracker/smart watch, etc. All the others (FitBits, Garmens, etc.) definitely have pros but they also all have glaring weaknesses. The Apple Watch Sport is excellent at everything.


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – $16


The Underground Railroad: A Novel, $16

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