Gift Guide Part Three: For Him

Here are some suggestions for the men in your life: dad, husband, boyfriend, son, father-in-law, brother… all those guys that you want to make feel loved and appreciated!

 

Copper finished stainless steel flask - one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry on him.

Copper finished stainless steel flask – one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry.

 

The perfect waxed canvas duffle bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It's roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green.

The perfect waxed canvas duffel bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It’s roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green (photo credit from YNOT).

 

Who wouldn't like a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

Who wouldn’t appreciate a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.

 

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.

 

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.

 

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.

 

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun - not just for guys either :)

Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun – not just for guys either :)

 

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).

 

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.

New Items from BANQUET

The greeting cards from Banquet Atelier & Workshop have always been a favourite at the shop, so we were thrilled to find out that they have expanded into textiles! We now carry their gorgeous napkin sets, tea towels, and tote bags. The fun yet sophisticated patterns and colours are a Banquet hallmark, and as usual it’s designed and made in Vancouver.

 

Tea towels and napkin sets in lovely, heavy weight linen.

Tea towels and napkin sets in lovely, heavy weight linen.

These oversize tote bags are great for the market, the beach, weekends away, kids' stuff, or just general schlepping about. Heavy weight canvas, shoulder length straps, internal pocket. Not to mention the killer patterns.

These oversize tote bags are great for the market, the beach, weekends away, kids’ stuff, or just general schlepping about. Heavy weight canvas, shoulder length straps, internal pocket. Not to mention the killer patterns.

Father’s Day is around the corner!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15th!  If you’re searching for ideas to make your pa feel like the SUPER-DAD he is, look no further. Below are some of our favourite Father’s Day picks!

 

If he's a coffee purist then look no further. The manual Camano Coffee Mill from Red Rooster is handsome and functional (and way quieter that that electric grinder). Fully adjustable from coarse to very fine. Sold separately are our reusable cotton coffee filters and 1/8 cup cherry wood coffee scoop.

If he’s a coffee purist then look no further. The manual Camano Coffee Mill from Red Rooster is handsome and functional (and way quieter that that electric grinder). Fully adjustable from coarse to very fine. Sold separately are our reusable cotton coffee filters and 1/8 cup cherry wood coffee scoop.

Is his sock collection looking a bit sad? Does he need a dose of colour in his wardrobe? Maybe he's the conservative type but his feet are more progressive? These socks will are the perfect gift for any dad.

Is his sock collection looking a bit sad? Does he need a dose of colour in his wardrobe? Maybe he’s the conservative type but his feet are more progressive? These socks will are the perfect gift for any dad.

Classic, durable and handsome, this heavy-duty waxed canvas and leather briefcase from Frost River easily doubles as an overnight bag.

Classic, durable and handsome, this heavy-duty waxed canvas and leather briefcase from Frost River easily doubles as an overnight bag.

Bring out the kid in him with one (or two!) of our t-shirts from Gnome Enterprises.

Bring out the kid in him with one (or two!) of our t-shirts from Gnome Enterprises.

Always a winner - wood watches locally made by Tense. Adjustable and amazingly lightweight, we now have even more styles to choose from.

Always a winner – wood watches locally made by Tense. Adjustable and amazingly lightweight, we now have even more styles to choose from.

A clever and versatile waxed canvas and leather bike bag made by local gal Andrea Wong. Comes with three adjustable loop attachments that will fit most standard frame sizes.

A clever and versatile waxed canvas and leather bike bag made by local gal Andrea Wong. Comes with three adjustable loop attachments to fit most standard frame sizes.

Assorted apothecary products from our friends at Otter Wax will keep Dad looking and smelling good. All natural, pure and - as always - no otters were harmed in the making of these products!

Assorted apothecary products from our friends at Otter Wax will keep Dad looking and smelling good. All natural, pure and – as always – no otters were harmed in the making of these products!

"Shake" is a great book that is one instructional recipe guide, and one part photo journey through a year of cocktail crafting between two best friends who met in university. Filled amazing photographs this little gem will be put to good use by any cocktail lover.

“Shake”: a great book that is one part instructional recipe guide, one part photo-journey through a year of cocktail crafting between two best friends who met in university. Filled with inspiring photographs, this little gem will be put to good use by any cocktail lover.

Christmas Gift Ideas!

Christmas is only two weeks away!! The shop is choc-a-bloc full with all sorts of gift ideas for pretty much everyone on your list. Come visit us to see what’s new – we’re here to help you find a gift you’ll feel as good about giving as they will enjoy receiving!

 

We love how childhood buddies (we just know them as Eric and Josh) started Mason Shaker products together. The newest addition to the line is the recipe book "Shake" which has seasonal cocktail recipes and great photography to go along with it. Buy on it's own or with other Mason Shaker products to make a great gift for the cocktail enthusiast on your list. Pictured here we have the cocktail shaker, two sided jigger, cocktail muddler and whiskey stone set.

We love how childhood buddies (we just know them as Eric and Josh) started Mason Shaker products together. The newest addition to the line is the recipe book “Shake” which has seasonal cocktail recipes and great photography to go along with it. Buy on it’s own or with other Mason Shaker products to make a great gift for the cocktail enthusiast on your list. Pictured here we have the cocktail shaker, two sided jigger, cocktail muddler and whiskey stone set.

Locally made airplant terrariums easily give any room a boost of life. Each terrarium is unique and includes a healing stone with a specific energetic quality.  Simple, beautiful and calming.

Locally made airplant terrariums easily give any room a boost of life. Each terrarium is unique and includes a healing stone with a specific energetic quality. Simple, beautiful and calming.

It's no secret that we are huge fans of Pendleton blankets. So we were immediately smitten with these clutches that are made from Pendleton fabrics. They also do double duty as portfolios and ipad cases - so your favourite Pendleton design as never far away.

It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Pendleton blankets. So we were immediately smitten with these clutches that are made from Pendleton fabrics. They also do double duty as portfolios and ipad cases – so your favourite Pendleton design as never far away.

Based out of Eugene, Oregon, Will Leather Goods makes a darn fine bag! We've got messengers, backpacks and a great duffle.

Based out of Eugene, Oregon, Will Leather Goods makes a darn fine bag! We’ve got messengers, backpacks and a great duffle.

Waxed canvas ipad and laptop cases also from Will Leather Goods.

Waxed canvas ipad and laptop cases also from Will Leather Goods.

Bright and cheery iphone 5/5s cases from Rifle Goods. We've got the ones with bumpers for added protection.

Bright and cheery iphone 5/5s cases from Rifle Goods. We’ve got the ones with bumpers for added protection.

This sweetheart sweatshirt from Sundry is perfect for lazy, loungy days and nights.

This sweetheart sweatshirt from Sundry is perfect for lazy, loungy days and nights.

Something Special for Mum

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12th and we’ve got some great gift ideas to spoil your one-and-only Mumsie. Check out a few of our favourite ideas below, or pop into the shop this week and browse around. We hope to see you soon! xo

 

Simple, timeless earrings from local designer, Kara Yoo. Silver or 10K gold. $25 - $50.

Simple, timeless earrings from local designer, Kara Yoo. Silver or 10K gold. $25 – $50. 

From Fresco Towels. Exquisite patterns on super soft Turkish terry cloth. Great for bath or beach. $72.95.

From Fresco Towels. Exquisite patterns on super plush Turkish terry. Great for bath or beach. $72.95.

Necklaces from Iacoli & McAllister.  The brass tubes are adjustable so you can switch up the look. More styles in the shop. $60 - $88.

Necklaces from Iacoli & McAllister. The brass tubes are adjustable so you can switch up the look. More styles in the shop. $60 – $88.

Mini hammered cube earrings by Vanessa Lianne. Silver $52; Brass $45.

Mini hammered cube earrings by Vanessa Lianne. Silver $52; Brass $45.

Just in time for our warm weather. Wear is as a skirt or a dress; makes a great beach cover up. From Sundry. $145.

Just in time for our warm weather. Wear as a skirt or a dress; makes a great beach cover up. From Sundry. $145.

Super soft and cosy pieces made for lounging and lazy mornings. From Sundry. Hoodie $115; Drawstring lounge pans $110.

Super soft and cosy pieces made for lounging and lazy mornings. From Sundry. Hoodie $115; Drawstring lounge pans $110.

Lovely, easy to wear smocked dress from Lauren Moffatt. $210.

Lovely, easy to wear smocked dress from Lauren Moffatt. $210.

Leather purses designed and made in New York City by Baggu. Regular $145, on sale for $116.

Leather purses designed and made in New York City by Baggu. Regular $145, on sale for $116.

The Sleep Shirt. Based on a 19th century chemise found at London's Spitalfield's Market. Locally designed, made in Ontario. Keeping it simple; one size, one shape, two lengths. Short $195; Long $210.

The Sleep Shirt. Nothing could be more comfy to sleep in. Based on a 19th century chemise found at London’s Spitalfield’s Market. Locally designed, made in Ontario. Keeping it simple; one size, one shape, two lengths, unisex. Short $195; Long $210.

Wristlet pouches made from traditional hand-embroidered textiles. Fair trade, supporting women in rural Asia. Regular $98, on sale for $78.40.

Wristlet pouches made from traditional hand-embroidered textiles. Fair trade, supporting women in rural Asia. Regular $98, on sale for $78.40. 

Clever ceramic mugs made to look like time-weathered enamelware. Four colours available. $14.95.

Clever ceramic mugs that look like time-weathered enamelware. Four colours available. $14.95.

Handmade hanging planters from TW Pottery. $59 - $82.

Handmade hanging planters from TW Pottery. $59 – $82.

Gift Ideas Abounding!

It’s been a little crazy in the shop with holiday shoppers braving the cold and wet. But as I write this it’s actually looking quite lovely outside – there’s even a patch of blue poking out behind that little grey cloud. Hello, blue!

Anyhoo, below are some pics of recent arrivals that might be perfect for that special someone on your list. We are pretty much bursting at the seams with lovely items to give and receive. We hope to see you soon. xo

 

Get organized with these smart and practical chalkboard canisters. The flat lids make them great for stacking and the neutral colour scheme looks great in all kitchens.

Matchsticks in vintage apothecary bottles. Turn it over and the bottom of the bottles have been scored for striking the matches. So clever. So cute. 

Beautifully made ceramic teapots (and teacups and french butter dishes) from Calgary’s Juliana Rempel. We love the combination of the glazes with the red clay (sourced from Medicine Hat). No two are alike, all are beautiful. 

We are finally stocked up on pocket knives from our friends in Santa Fe. Wood marquetry inlays and turquoise adorn these beauties. Assorted patterns and colours available. We also have their bread knives with marquetry handles for the foodie on your gift list. 

Lovely leather pouches with embroidered feather and arrow motifs. Use as a wallet, a cosmetic case, a pencil case… did you know that crossed arrows are a symbol of friendship? Kinda sweet, we think.

Assorted tea towels from San Francisco’s Studio Patro. This one beautiful enough to frame – and wouldn’t it brighten anyone’s day? 

Locally made leather mittens by Bel. These babies are gorgeous – soft, sleek and minimal. And we all know mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves!

Assorted travel kits from Toronto’s Made&Found. Carrie meticulously dyes the fabrics (using all natural dyes) and then sews each bag, complete with interior pockets for smaller items. So well thought out.

Buttery soft leather wallets from Victoria’s Arraworks. Each wallet is ingeniously crafted from one continuous piece of leather. Available in black, natural, robin’s egg blue and dark teal (not shown).

Pendleton blankets in various patterns are back in stock as well. These blankets are keepers – you’ll have them for a lifetime and then pass them on. We’ve got full size blankets, smaller saddle blankets, and baby/lap blankets too! 

Fun, feminine and ethically made wristlet pouches and clutches from Jade Tribe. These bags are made from re-purposed, traditional textiles from Thailand and Laos. The women from the weaving villages that make them are fairly employed by Jade Tribe and benefit directly from their sales.