Pretty Prudent Wishlist: For Guys


We’ve rounded up our Pretty Prudent Wishlists For the Home, For the Crafter, For Your Beauty Kit, For the Pets, For the Baby, and For the Little Reader. Now let’s shift gears and talk hunting, man gifts, and whiskey…

Archermen has an awesome collection of man smells. Man smells? Room sprays for men with scents like Hunting Lodge, European Sports Car, and Distillery. The whiskey-inspired dish soap is a personal favorite.

For the traveling man, check out the Herschel Supply Co and their classic duffle bags. What I love about these, besides their timeless look, is that they are the perfect size for a weekend away, and strong enough to hold up for the frequent traveler.

Slip a travel size MALIN+GOETZ kit into his stocking that comes complete with conditioner, shampoo, body wash, and more.

Carleton has his eye on the Cali Tribe Chukka Boot CA from Vans this year. They have a hip design and break in great.


The Bixby Bike from Filson has a wonderfully classic look to it. This American-made bicycle was built by Filson and Shinola in Detroit. To say they pay close attention to detail would be an understatement.

The DEWALT DCD710S2 12-Volt Max 3/8-Inch Drill Driver Kit is only 2.4 lbs but is a reliable workhorse to add to his tool kit.

The Art of Shaving has a great Full Size Kit with all the essentials. They also have smaller kit options, or you can just by individual products.

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Cocktail Recipes, Tips, and Tales is a must if he’s on his way to becoming a mixologist extraordinare. Seriously though, this has delicious recipes you can both enjoy.

Thomas Pynchon’s newest book is out – Bleeding Edge. If he’s a fan of Inherent Vice: A Novel this is a great one to add to the collection before the Inherent Vice movie comes out next year.

The Lord of the Rings Dwarven Axe Ocarina from STL Ocarina is a totally unique gift idea. This small instrument has a beautiful sound. Listen to it being played here.


For the man that likes to cook, this Complete Salt-free Seasonings Gift Set by Gustus Vitae might be perfect to add to the spice rack. They also make a great stocking stuffer.

Keep him warm with the Backwoods Hunting Jacket from Coalatree. It also comes in a rich forest green color.

The Red Wing Heritage Moc Toe Boot is one of Carleton’s favorites, but there are a zillion different types of boots to choose from.

The Silver Arrow Tie Bar from I Adorn You is a small and sweet gift you could give to him on Christmas Eve.

The Stanmore Black stereo speaker from Marshall comes with a 1 year warranty and compatible with your phone, record player, and can connect wirelessly via bluetooth.

If he wants something smaller, check out the PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker from Sonos.

Last, but certainly not least, get the music lover a copy of Arcade Fire’s newest album, Reflektor. So good!

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