Valentine’s Gifts for Your Dude

Valentine’s Gift Guide for Him

The holiday of candy hearts and drug-store teddy bears is upon us. If you’re like Dave and me, and can hardly stomach the plethora of pink around every corner, then this gift roundup is for you. Since you lady readers loved my past odd gift guides, I thought I’d do one for the equally strange dudes in our lives. Enjoy and pass it on!

1 // Dracula in the Streets, Wolfman in the Sheets shirt, Local Boogeyman
Brag on your Bela Lugosi bae and let the world know what a monster he is (in the best way possible).

2 // Death Before Decaf mug, P&Co.
For the coffee snob who likes it black and bitter, just like his soul.

3 // Brass Siren Pocket Knife, Vintage Crack
What’s sexier than sirens who seduce sailors to their watery graves? You might not be siren sexy, but at least your man will think of you every time he uses this mermaid knife.

4 // Leather Snake Back Patch, Shrimp Sauce
Charm your man with this super rad and super huge leather back patch featuring a 19th-century engraving inspired illustration of a snake.

5 // The Empire of Death, Paul Koudounaris
I don’t know about you, but as someone who spent her honeymoon pilgrimaging to incorruptible corpses in Italy, I find ossuaries and charnel houses incredibly romantic. This book is full of beautiful decorated skulls and religious structures adorned entirely with human bones.

6 // Partial Goat Skull, Mediterraneon
When in doubt, get him a skull. Who doesn’t need more skulls?

7 // Memento Mori Biker Ring, Rough Design Co.
This design was molded from a Victorian era Memento Mori ring, a time when death was much more romanticized. Remind your lover that while your bodies are mortal, your love is eternal.

8 // Aged Bourbon Beard Tonic, Madame Scodioli
This one is a gift for you as much as it is for him. He’ll have a soft kissable beard that smells like “richly aged wood and warm vanilla, earthy spice and the slightest hint of cherry and caramel.” Win win.

Hope you ladies & gents got some good ideas from this list. I know the descriptions are a little silly, but these are seriously rad pieces that all support small businesses and artisans. So whatever you buy your dude this v-day, be inspired to shop small!

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