The Essential Year End Gift Guide Every Nerd In Your Life Needs

THE HOLIDAYS are hard. Especially when it comes to getting just the right gift for that special gay nerd in your life, so we’ve made it easy and even easier to get some from getting that gift that goes the extra mile. Photo/Instagram.

UNTUCKit is our new fave place for new threads. Founder Chris Riccobono first created the Original Untucked Shirt in 2010. In 2011, he brought on Aaron Sanandres, a classmate from Columbia University, to help him develop the idea into a stand alone business. They opened our first store in 2015 in SoHo, and since then they’ve employed more than 700 people across 70-plus stores in North America, as well as our New York City headquarters. Riccobono started the company because he couldn’t find shirts that looked good untucked. “It’s a tough style to get right. That’s why we created the perfect untucked shirt. It has that just-right length, fits all shapes and sizes, and helps you look sharp—even at your most casual.”

We love everything in their catalog, but our fave is the Button-Neck Donegal Sweater. Buy it here.

CALI LIFE CO. make the dopest and classiest looking sunglasses. Designed by artists in San Diego, California, this unique eyewear features Polarized UV400 lenses in every pair. Most are made with natural materials like bamboo, wood, annatto seed and acetate, which is a biodegradable plant-based plastic.  In addition to offering one-of-a-kind, handcrafted shades. This eyewear is surprisingly lightweight and super comfortable.

We love the Huntington Beach. Buy it here.

TIGHTY-WHITIES Jockstraps are hot, but a little imagination makes these adolescent standby’s hot AF.

For gaming.

For selfies.

Trust us.


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Available in 3-packs of Fruit of the Looms or Hanes brands at Pharmacies everywhere.

SONOMA WOOL COMPANY pillows make us swoon. These pillows naturally wick away moisture, and help regulate your body temperature for a restful sleep. They are hypo-allergenic, and resistant to dust mites and flames. Available in soft, medium, and firm so you can find the perfect density. Buy it here.

SEA ROOST is the fantasy a rustic two-cottage compound getaway you’ve dreamed of. Nestled steps to the ocean at Hither Hills, Montauk, Long Island.

Designed by the same owners as MATE Gallery Sea Roost is an updated vintage surf getaway rarer and rarer to find anymore. The ultra private, two cottage compound is on a half acre of a lush landscape that ends where it meets the constant lull of the crashing surf, a hundred steps from the the Atlantic Ocean. Check it out on Instagram.

Book it here.

MATE GALLERY is the place for the perfect gift, that thing for the guy with everything, the one who’s impossible to buy for? They have it. Like the rope wrapped surfboard (below). Buy it here.

Matt Albiani and Ron Brand have curated the best of New England and brought it to Southern California with their tiny gem called MATE GALLERY.   New York-based photographer Albiani has stocked his beach images alongside vintage oils, maritime gifts, and rare nautical finds.  MATE Gallery holds foreign vintage textiles, out-of-print books, and a rotating roster of artist’s works which round out its unique and special collections (check out their Instagram).

THEORY WELLNESS is the classiest and our favorite dispensary.

Based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, we recommend their Live Resin Project and Rhythm vapes, but every thing in their selection of bud and edibles are impossible to go wrong with.

Buy it here.

CBS ALL ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION is a must for the Trekkie in your life and to stay up to date on the latest episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.

Subscribe here.


SOAP UP LIKE YOU’RE ON THE RUN with Outlaw Soaps. Outlaw Soaps a company for adventurous people, by adventurous people. Say its founders, “We live like the products we make: we love campfire, whiskey, and ill-advised explosions… standing a little too close, but being sure to wear fire-proof clothes. With hints of gunpowder and sandalwood, the scents are sexy, masculine, and distinctly fresh.”

Get lit.

Buy them here.

JUST FOR FANS  Someone’s Son @kiphuxley will get you and the bf going. Oh and he’s a pastor. Subscribe here.

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READING IS FUNDAMENTAL The Blade Between by Sam J. Miller is the first must read book of 2021. Buy it here.

FOLLOWING IS FREE @AshtonSummers11

STOCKING STUFFERS to surprise your boyfriend are Fort Troff’s speciality. Start with the DOUBLE FUN STICK. Buy it here.

And throw in the P-Spot twister. Buy it here.

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL throwback: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller may be the most romantic, melancholy queer love story of our generation.
PDA is also free.
THE ONLY ONLY FANS you need is Brett Harrison. Subscribe here.

STRIP POKER Teach your boy or bro how to play and then throw the game to make it more exciting.

FINE ART An original Alasdair McLellan Print.

Photography, fashion and art bookshop Claire de Rouen has announced the sale of a new limited edition print by British photographer and Another Man contributor Alasdair McLellan, the proceeds from which will be donated to NHS Charities Together to support those working in hospitals on the frontline of the pandemic.

Signed and numbered on the back and made in an edition of 45, plus five APs, the photograph – titled Roman – is part of McLellan’s celebrated Ultimate Clothing Company series, published in 2011, and comes at a generous price of £240.

“Alasdair’s edition injects a moment of joy and British romanticism into our strange reality,” comments Lucy Kumara Moore, director of Claire de Rouen. “We want to raise as much money as we can for those on the frontline of the Covid-19 crisis in the NHS, so we hope it sells out by tomorrow!”

Purchase the print here.