Sick and Spicy: Got a dude in your life who is tough to shop for? We understand that man’s needs and have gift ideas that may surprise even him.

Help him avoid laundry (for one day)?

Icebreaker MerinOLoft Helix Long Sleeve Reversible

Really the shacket is the ultimate item of dude apparel since it does not have to commit to being either shirt or jacket. Even better, the Helix, which is lighlty insulated with Icebreaker’s heat-retaining-yet-breathable MerinoLoft insulation is also reversible. That means he can wear it two days in a row without looking like the dirtbag he is at heart. $165; icebreaker.com

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Payday?

S.O.G. Cash Card

Deep down, we are still the kids who watched Bruce Lee movies and hid nunchucks in our dresser drawers. So a knife that also holds your cash is badass in such a “Five Deadly Venoms” sort of way. Laugh all you want, but you may just thank us when we use that handy 2.75-inch blade to actually fix something. $45; sogknives.com

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Say it Loud:

Fugoo Tough XL

Even if the man in your life already has a Bluetooth speaker, there’s no redundancy in getting him this one, too. This Millennial boom box pumps out 38 watts of audio power in 360-degree sound and the Tough case means it can be run over by a truck or left outside in a snowstorm. $300; fugoo.com

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Dial in his winter boots:

Ecco BIOM Terrain Boa

We don’t particularly like lacing up our boots any more than our kids do. And with these high-class shit kickers, we don’t have to. The Boa system dials up and down for easy slip-in-and-out manuevers. Plus, this is one fine shoe, ideal for winter exploration thanks to a Vibram sole and Gore-Tex liner. $240; eccousa.com

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He Inhales?

Vapium Weekender
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Far more than just another herbal inhaler, the Weekender gives you a little jolt, too. That’s because it comes with a solar charger that can power it up when you are off-the-grid or out on a hut trip in all that bright Colorado sunshine. $190; vapium.com

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Warm his Heart:

Distiller’s List

From the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that department comes Distiller’s List, a service that brings the best in craft distilling straight to your doorstep. That’s right—home delivery, just like that senior citizen across the street gets. Except, you will get to sample erudite, classy craft liquor from across the country and stay updated on trends via DL’s blog. distillerslist.com

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Protect the dude in style:

Topo Designs x Giro Discord

Forward-thinking Denver-based shop Topo Designs collaborated with helmet-and-goggle manufacturer Giro for some designs that reflect just enough of that RiNo aesthetic while still staying true to freestyle cool. The helmet protects your precious skull via a flexible shell and Vinyl Nitrile liner that sucks up the payment for hard landings. $65; topodesigns.com

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Denim Him:

Duer L2X Relaxed Fit

Here’s something any guy is sure to appreciate: performance denim. We love our jeans but they stink for outdoor play. Not these denims, which combine stretch with style. $129; dishandduer.com 

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