Holiday Gift Guide 23: Best Gifts For Rugged Men Who Work Hard And Play Tough

WLC x STETSON #5 : “St. Claire” hat. Price in USD: $1,050 A high profile front pinch with distinct lines make for a bold take on a classic shape in this sleek quality 70’s black fur felt. Striking on street or stage, this chapeau will elevate your headspace. Finished with a dually branded premium leather sweatband and classic Stetson satin liner to complete this unique work of art.

By Joseph DeAcetis Published: October 16, 2023

Gifts For Rugged Men:

Having a hard time finding what to but the rugged male on your list who is confident about the clothes he wears and the whiskey he drinks? He’s the cowboy type that you see depicted on the hit series YELLOWSTONE. He feels right in great denim, tough boots and apparel that can stand the test of time.

Rugged wear features a wide variety of materials, styles and items. This is a great way to celebrate the Holiday Season

To save you time this holiday season, the lifestyle editors at have gathered the best Rugged men gifts for the 2023 Holiday Season. Whether your shopping for family, friends or co-workers, our list runs the gamut to fit a wide range of tastes.

We’ve included a The CAT Workwear Iconic Canvas Jacket featuring a front button closure, classic collar, front pockets, and woven label patch, The Ridge Boot in Painted Camo– the limited edition made in USA Gore-Tex Ridge Boot. And, as te saying goes, a cowboy isn’t a cowboy without a hat. Western hats now come in an astounding range of shapes, colors, materials and styles.

even a STETSON cowboy hat with distinct lines that make for a bold take on a classic shape in this sleek quality 70’s black fur felt.

Unique but significant, these are the gifts rugged guys will love.


Stetson Legend, a new luxury fragrance targeting the next generation of Stetson man. A modern, elevated expression of the brand’s iconic Western heritage, Stetson Legend embodies the same quality and sophistication that define its iconic hats, boots, apparel and accessories.

At a higher concentration than a classic cologne, Stetson Legend is crafted with contemporary notes of upcycled cedarwood, vetiver, and wild desert sage, and is designed to resonate with a modern consumer seeking a premium fragrance that combines the spirit of the great outdoors with the sophistication of leather and woody notes.

Stetson brand ambassador Luke Grimes, star of the hit Paramount television series Yellowstone, said, “I’m honored to carry on my journey with Stetson and introduce Legend—a scent for the next generation of men who work hard and know how to clean up nice when the situation calls for it. It’s fresh yet still rugged, like the gentlemen it is intended for.” Luke’s passion for fashion, music, and the American West matches seamlessly with the values of the Stetson brand $39.99 on, Meijer,, and #BEYOUROWNLEGEND

Verge Motorcycles:

Verge Motorcycles California Edition, Price ($33,814.95) USD. Photo is Courtesy of Verge Motorcycles

Verge Motorcycles California Edition, Price $33,814.95 in USD

The Verge Motorcycles California Edition is essential to achieving good style because it is the most innovative electric superbike in the marketplace today. Using world-class design and industry-leading technology, Verge Motorcycles are true innovators in the transportation sector. Anyone looking for the most stylish motorcycle available should reach out to Verge Motorcycles.

Scotch & Soda:

What a man gotta do to look as fly as Joe Jonas? Shop Scotch & Soda, the Amsterdam born brand that just announced their partnership with the celebrity. Since we’re suckers for good statement pieces, burn it up in the meantime in electric styles like the Zip Front Check ShirtShearling Cardigan Jacket, and more. Find your style and amp up your closet today!

Shop the brand at and top retailers NordstromShopbop and more. Men’s sizes range from S-XXL and prices start at $24.


Courtesy of Timberland

Men’s Timberland 6-inch Waterproof Boot

The original Timberland 6 inch boot in wheat.  Price: $198

Timberland’s most popular and well known style the original 6 inch boot is a favorite amongst consumers and after 50 years continues to be the most popular. It makes for a great gift for those that love fashion but also great quality and comfortable products.

Duluth Trading Co.

Courtesy of Duluth Trading Co.

Duluth Trading Co. Men’s Ballroom Double Flex Slim Fit Jeans. ($74.50)

Duluth Trading’s denim collection hits the trifecta with durability, flexibility, and of course, style. Offering a range of jeans, jackets, overalls and more, give the fashionable ones in your life the gift of denim that they’ll never want to take off.


Photography by Macrae Marran. Model: Caleb Stevens.

POTRO: Polo Shirt $48.00

The probity of Potro menswear resides in its almost classic balance between tradition and innovation. Elements of Latino heritage appear again and again in a manner as demonstrative of preservation as of innovation. It is much more

Daria De Koning:


Astrophyllite Pendant. One-of-a-Kind. Astrophyllite, 18k warm white gold, leather cord. $2,600.00 

Unstudied yet polished. Essential holiday style is an ink-black tee and a refined, rugged statement pendant. This raw surfaced astrophyllite hangs from a warm white 18k gold hinge on a double leather cord. Effortless style? B.S. Look like you made an effort.


Danner Moto Wedge GTX – Black

In the spirit of honoring heritage while incorporating modern technology, Danner is proud to introduce the new, USA-made Danner Moto GTX. Carefully designed with input from friends at See See Motor Coffee Co and Vahna, this boot is offered with two outsole options making it ideal for urban rides or backcountry adventure. Available now in men’s and women’s sizing. 

Taiga Motors:

Photo Courtesy of Taiga Motors

Orca Performance, a 100% electric personal watercraft – Starting at $17,490 USD

For the environmentally-savvy person that has everything, Orca Performance, a 100% electric personal watercraft, is the newest watercraft in Taiga’s line. It features a powerful electric motor that can reach a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour, and offers up to 2 hours of fun on the water. The Orca Performance watercraft is extremely maneuverable and agile, making it perfect for thrill-seekers and water sports enthusiasts looking for a sustainable way to explore the world’s waters without compromising performance, power, noise, reliability, and efficiency. Like buying a new car, customers can chose the colour and seat colour of their sleek vehicle. The Orca Performance can be ordered on the Taiga Motors website.


WLC x STETSON #5 : “St. Claire” hat. Price in USD: $1,050 A high profile front pinch with distinct lines make for a bold take on a classic shape in this sleek quality 70’s black fur felt. Striking on street or stage, this chapeau will elevate your headspace. Finished with a dually branded premium leather sweatband and classic Stetson satin liner to complete this unique work of art.

WLC x STETSON #5 : “St. Claire” hat. Price in USD: $1,050

A high profile front pinch with distinct lines make for a bold take on a classic shape in this sleek quality 70’s black fur felt. Striking on street or stage, this chapeau will elevate your headspace. Finished with a dually branded premium leather sweatband and classic Stetson satin liner to complete this unique work of art. Adorned with custom band built with deadstock textile(Guatemala), and asymmetrical bow, and pattern-matched binding. Accented with two-toned found feather. Paired with handcrafted Dirty Ivory Pearl, Stainless Steel beaded band. (Potato Pearl/unknown – Stainless Steel/USA)

The Stetson Upcycled Collection is an exclusive 10-piece capsule of hats which put sustainability and craftmanship at the forefront of it’s vision.  As the weather begins to cool down and dressing for Fall weather is at the top of our minds, Stetson’s new collection makes it a breeze. Each hat was crafted to perfection and is a seamless addition to any outfit. Made in partnership with Westward Leather Co., the hats are inspired by vintage pieces and embody the beauty and unique simplicity of Fall style.


Pelican Men’s Tailored Field Jacket $895

Crafted with a premium cotton blend and 3-ply micro denier, this jacket offers exceptional durability and water resistance. Filled with premium Canadian origin White Duck Down insulation, the Pelican also features a tuck-away, waterproof hood at the collar for complete protection from the elements. The magnetic closure wind flap offers additional protection to keep cold out. The Pelican is perfect for outdoor activities, as it features action back detailing and a hidden adjustable waist cord for freedom of movement. Nobis is also available on


 Retro cool, comfortable and hyper-functional, this cooler-chair combo will be his favorite gift and help him lounge anywhere in style. Courtesy of PARKIT, Co.

 The PARKIT Voyager – A cooler-chair combo with storage for anything you need under your seat, a versatile cupholder, hands-free carry straps and more, VOYAGER is built to last, adventure after adventure. MSRP $224.99, currently 10% off. 

Lands End:

This limited-edition Squall® Anorak is a modern take on the legendary waterproof, windproof icon. It’s fully lined and packed with features that keep it true to its name, like storm cuffs and an adjustable hood. Plus, multiple zippered pockets keep your essentials safe and dry. As an extra celebration of our heritage, there are four nautical signal flags adorning the waist flap to stand for LE63.
Product features:
● Shell is seam-sealed, making it waterproof and windproof
● Fully lined to retain warmth and wick moisture away
● Front kangaroo pocket bag with hidden zipper on top, plus two zippers on each side
● Internal storm cuffs
● Reflective loop tab and adjustable drawcord on hood
MSRP: $149.95
Color(s): White/Gray, Navy/Cobalt Blue
Retailer: available on

Taylor Stitch:

Image Courtesy of Taylor Stitch

The Ridge Boot in Painted Camo 

Taylor Stitch and Danner have teamed up to build an adventure ready kit of utility equipped pieces designed to pioneer new and familiar landscapes alike. Capstoned by the limited edition made in USA Gore-Tex Ridge Boot that uses a special panel of waxed canvas developed by the foremost experts at Halley Stevensons in the UK.


Photo Courtesy of UNTUCKit

UNTUCKit’s hybrid shirt jacket ($148.00) gives you the best of both worlds during the transitional fall season. With a fully lined interior, classic quilting, and button-up front that adjusts as you need, it’s designed to keep you warm and comfortable no matter what fall weather brings. Throw one on top of a tee or an untucked shirt when heading out the door for an instant warm-up.

Perfect for the man in your life that likes to dress and be ready for all occasions all the while being comfortable and warm during the holiday season. Lightweight, classic, and goes with any essentials you already have, the UNTUCKit Insulated Shirt Jacket will make a great holiday gift.


  Images courtesy of CAT.


Introducing the Arcade x Teton Gravity Research Belt Collection New Winter-Ready Belts Give Back to Protect Our Winters, Featuring Arcade’s Proven Performance with Distinct Teton Gravity R

Arcade, the original performance stretch belt company, founded on the belief that belts could be designed to function better, last longer, and be more comfortable, today introduces Arcade x Teton Gravity Research, a limited edition collection featuring designs by Artist Noelle Jones. With each Arcade x TGR purchase, 10% of sales will be donated to Protect Our Winters, a non-profit organization that mobilizes and advocates policy change for everything from clean energy to protecting public lands from fossil fuel extraction. Adventure-driven brands Arcade and TGR, have teamed up to create two new belt designs highlighting the inspiring culture of action sports. Built from the ground up in Lake Tahoe, Arcade belts are a go-to staple for skiers and snowboarders alike. The tested and proven performance stretch and comfort of each belt provides the perfect fit for any snow pant or bib. TGR is a leader in action sports media: since the beginning, the brand has highlighted stories of athletes around the world. With a shared passion for the action sports community – a natural partnership was formed.

Bruno Magli:


These handsome men’s gloves feature a supple nappa leather exterior and cashmere cuff. Cashmere lining adds a warm, luxurious finish.

  • Regular fit men’s winter gloves
  • Nappa leather
  • Cashmere cuff and lining


The CAT Workwear Iconic Canvas Jacket is a traditional workwear canvas jacket featuring a front button closure, classic collar, front pockets, and woven label patch. $178 USD

@catworkwear #catwwr @caterpillarinc #caterpillarlife

 Images courtesy of CAT.

 The CAT Dappled Crewneck is a dappled crewneck 100% cotton sweater, with a printed logo on the front.

Pit Command:

Courtesy of Pit Command 

Pit Command Talons for Smokeless Fire Pits, $129

Rugged men need to control their fire. Pit Command designs and manufactures badass tools so you can keep your fire lit. These lightweight grabbers have 24 inches of reach and 2-inch pinchers on either side. Perfect for getting every log into place for peak moments around the fire.

High Camp Flasks:

Courtesy of High Camp Flasks

High Camp Flasks – Torch Flask $99

Delivering top-shelf drinking experience in a pocket-sized package, our 6oz Torch™ Flask features an innovative, funnel-free design and an integrated magnetically attached 3oz shot glass. Unlike other pocket flasks, you can even add ice. Fill it up by unscrewing the wide bottom-cap of the flask, then pour yourself a drink in our sake-glass-inspired shooter. 

VOITED Slumber Jacket:

Courtesy of VOITED

VOITED Slumber Jacket, $215

Designed from the ground up to have a coat and a sleeping bag in one, this wearable blanket is the perfect combination of a warm, full-body, comfortable sleeping bag that offers maximum mobility. Fully convertible, you can wear it as a puffy coat (it has arms!) around the camp grounds while using the retractable foot compartment to convert it to a sleeping bag blanket without leaving the warmth of your coat.


Photo courtesy of Helinox Photography Team 

 Chair One  MSRP – $82.46

The Chair One’s patented design launched the category of lightweight, packable chairs with its effortless combination of comfort and compactness. It goes everywhere–bring yours to the beach, camping off the beaten path, or wherever adventure takes you.

This is the perfect addition to your Holiday Gift Guide 2023 because this chair is lightweight and extremely easy to assemble. The chair is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It truly is the epitome of a camping chair that is user-friendly! 


Clipper Lighter, introduce an exclusive collection, bringing together the undeniable charisma of Mike Tyson and Ric Flair. The lighters, available at around $2, aren’t just tools to spark-up, they serve as an accessory through which individuality can shine.

“We pride ourselves in listening to consumers and offering them products that resonate with their lifestyles. Partnering with Tyson and Flair, and introducing these lighters is a testament to our commitment to innovation and quality.” – P&L GROUP. For more information, please visit the official CLIPPER website.

 Nicks Boots:

Elevating beyond its rugged roots, Nicks Boots unveils a captivating array of winter offerings, ranging from robust companions for adventurous hikes and mountainous memory making…

Nicks Boots
With the crisp winter air quickly approaching, we’re thrilled to introduce you to a footwear legacy that is the perfect and steadfast companion for this cozy and chilly time of year. Nestled in the heart of Spokane, Washington, Nicks Boots has honed the art of footwear craftsmanship for over six decades, counting luminaries like Daniel Day-Lewis and Ansel Elgort among its devoted admirers who champion the brand’s signature duality of toughness and luxury.

Banana Republic:

A curated selection of Rugged Men gifting styles from Banana Republic that are perfect for everyone on your list this holiday season.

Palladium X About Alex Mill:

The 24H Pampa Boot  

24H Pampa x Alex Mill is a collaborative evolution of the timeless Pampa silhouette where every step embodies durability and refined craftsmanship. The combination of ballistic nylon and nubuck leather accents creates a harmonious blend of strength and sophistication, complemented by the Pampa sole for timeless style and functionality. Notable details include an embroidered collaboration logo on the tongue lining and the choice between two colors of nickel-tip laces. 

The collaboration came to be with the desire to create a stylish and functional product that would appeal to both the Alex Mill and Palladium audiences. Embracing a new take on two of Palladium’s classic styles infused with the design ethos of Alex Mill these boots are designed to be fashionable enough to wear on the city streets and functional enough to bring on a weekend outdoor getaway. 


Stetson x Pendelton blanket

American legacy brand, Stetson. 

The Stetson x Pendelton blanket launches today on and retails $350 USD.

Stetson is collaborating with Pendelton on a unique textured wool blanket that features Lon Megargee’s iconic painting, The Last Drop From His Stetson. The design displays a cowboy sharing his last drop of water with his horse, symbolizing the American cowboy’s enduring values of resourcefulness, compassion, and integrity.This special edition blanket is made out of Pure virgin wool/cotton and was created in the USA.

The Ronnie Fieg for Timberland Field Boot:

The Ronnie Fieg for Timberland Field Boot releases on Friday, December 8th alongside Kithmas 2023 at 11AM EST/CET at Kith shops and on & the Kith App.

Ronnie Fieg reprised his partnership with Timberland to redesign the Field Boot with his signature branding and exclusive hues from the Kith Palette—marking his first time working on the iconic silhouette.

The Ronnie Fieg for Timberland Field Boot, offered in Chocolate Lab and Leather Brown colorways, has an upper constructed from premium leather designed to appreciate over time. The model features Kith Monogram debossing on the underlays and tongue, alongside custom co-branded treatments such as the Fieg and Queens Unisphere logos debossed throughout. The Field Boot carries a suite of Timberland technologies, such as PrimaLoft® insulation, ReBOTL™ fabric lining containing 50% recycled plastic, and a TimberDry™ waterproof membrane, along with custom fobs & a Kith dubrae.


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