Gift Guide Part Three: For Him

We’ve put together a list of things for the men in your life. Those special guys who are sometimes so hard to buy for! Take a peek through – we hope you see something that just might make them smile come Christmas morning. xo

 

Made in Texas out of sustainable materials, spattered ties in three colourways will elevate his tie game. $115 each.

Made in Texas out of sustainable materials, splattered ties in three colourways will elevate his tie game. $115 each.

 

How about a sweet set of copper shot glasses! $46.95

How about a sweet set of copper shot glasses! $46.95

 

Locally made cedar cutting boards in various sizes and shapes from James Steidle. Also pictured is his carbon steel outdoor knife with copper details and leather sheath. Quality, function and beauty. Boards range in price from $35 to $250; knives are $190.

Locally made cedar cutting boards in various sizes and shapes from James Steidle. Also pictured is his carbon steel outdoor knife with copper details and leather sheath. Quality, function and beauty. Boards range in price from $35 to $250; knives are $190.

 

Key carrier from Orbitkey. Keep keys tidy and prevent jingling around. Will hold 2-7 keys and has a loop to hold a car key. $49.95

Key carrier from Orbitkey. Keep keys tidy and prevents jingling around. Will hold 2-7 keys and has a loop to hold a car key. $49.95

 

Handsome money clips for the man who doesn't want any fuss carrying his cash. Handmade in Santa Fe. $56.

Handsome money clips for the man who doesn’t want any fuss carrying his cash. Handmade in Santa Fe. $56.

 

Locally made growler carriers from Greff fit standard 64oz growlers. $90. They pair nicely with slim glasses inspired by traditional German beer tasting glasses. Short $10.95; tall $12.95.

Sturdy, locally made growler carriers from Greff fit standard 64oz growlers. $90. They pair nicely with slim glasses inspired by traditional German beer tasting glasses. Short $10.95; tall $12.95.

 

All natural skin care from Brooklyn-based Hercules Beard Co. Body balm, beard/mustache oil, shave oil and deodorant. $21.95 - $37.95

All natural skin care from Brooklyn-based Hercules Beard Co. Body balm, beard/mustache oil, shave oil and deodorant. $21.95 – $37.95

 

An extra large enamel mug for the guy who loves the outdoors. $32.95

An extra large enamel mug for the guy who loves the outdoors. $32.95

 

Handmade in Montreal by Dahls Craft, these aprons are perfect for the workshop, kitchen, studio, or garden. Made of heavyweight canvas and leather. $98 - $120

Handmade in Montreal by Dahls Craft, these aprons are perfect for the workshop, kitchen, studio, or garden. Made of heavyweight canvas and leather. $98 – $120

 

It's always handy to have a manicure kit on hand. This 5-piece set comes with a nice zip up case. $59.95

It’s always handy to have a manicure kit on hand. This 5-piece set comes with a nice zip up case. $59.95

 

A sturdy (and great looking) log carrier for the guy who spends a lot of time at the cabin and chops his own wood. Give him an upgrade from that plastic bucket. Made of heavy weight canvas with leather straps. $125.

A sturdy (and great looking) log carrier for the guy who chops his own wood. Give him an upgrade from that plastic bucket. Made of heavy weight canvas with leather straps. $125.

Father’s Day…. and a word about this weekend… and a special promotion….

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th! We’ve got a whack of gift ideas listed below to show your pappy what a great guy he is.

If you’re planning to get out and about on foot, it also happens to be Car Free Day on Main Street that day. The street will be closed to traffic from Broadway to 29th Ave. That’s 21 blocks of fun for the whole family, so come visit us! And it’s supposed to be sunny so you have no excuse.

Also… all clothing will be 20% off for Car Free Day only. So if you’ve had your eye on that Lauren Moffatt dress, it’s gonna be 20% off… but just for that day!

Anyhow, back to the dads…. check out our best picks for gifts below.

 

Quite possibly the most beautiful sunglass kit I've ever come across. The folded leather reminds me of a croissant. $68. Sunglasses not included!

Quite possibly the most beautiful sunglass kit I’ve ever come across.  The folded leather reminds me of a croissant. $68. Made by Tanner Goods, as are the wallets below.  Sunglasses not included!

Classic, beautiful, hand-crafted leather wallets. The smaller one has two card slots on each side of the main compartment, $62. The bifold wallet is a streamline classic, $78.

Classic, beautiful, hand-crafted leather wallets. The smaller one has two card slots on each side of the main compartment, $62. The bifold wallet is a streamline classic, $78.

Waxed canvas and leather wallet. Simple and streamline. $55.00

Waxed canvas and leather wallet. Simple and streamline. $55.00

Waxed canvas dopp kit so he can travel in style. $85.

Waxed canvas dopp kit so he can travel in style. $85.

For the fly fisher! Bandanas with Trout or Pacific Coast Fishes motifs. $9.95.

For the fly fisher! Bandanas with Trout or Pacific Coast Fishes motifs. $9.95.

Old school! Hand-operated coffee mill $72, and pepper mill $60. Cherry wood coffee scoop $22.00

Old school! Hand-operated coffee mill, $72, and pepper mill, $60. Cherry wood coffee scoop, $22.00 

Illustrated playing cards. Each deck has 52 original drawings of iconic landmarks of each city. Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco and Paris. $22.95

Illustrated playing cards. Each deck has 52 original drawings of iconic landmarks of each city. Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco and Paris. $22.95

Is he into mixing cocktails? There are lots of goodies from the makers of The Mason Shaker. Whiskey Stones $17.95; jigger $10.95; muddler $14.95; Mason Shaker $36.00.

Is he into mixing cocktails? There are lots of goodies from the makers of The Mason Shaker. Whiskey Stones $17.95; jigger $10.95; muddler $14.95; Mason Shaker $36.00.

Keep his beard or 'stache soft and supple with this fantastic smelling and nourishing oil from Otter Wax. $29.95

Keep his beard or ‘stache soft and supple with this fantastic smelling and nourishing oil from Otter Wax. $29.95

German-made olive wood shaving brush and stand. $79.95

German-made olive wood shaving brush and stand. $79.95

Can't go wrong with a classic. An ultra comfortable shirt based on a 20th century design. Unisex and comes in two lengths. Short $195; Long $210.

Can’t go wrong with a classic. The Sleep Shirt: an ultra comfortable shirt based on a 20th century design. Unisex and comes in two lengths. Short $195; Long $210. We recommend long for Dad.

Shoe shine kit with 5 brushes and a super soft chamois. $39. Otter Wax leather salve and saddle soap sold separately.

Shoe shine kit with 5 brushes and a super soft chamois. $39. Otter Wax leather salve and saddle soap sold separately. 

For the handy daddy. Waxed canvas shop apron from our friends down the road, Union Wood Co. $110.

For the handy daddy. Waxed canvas shop apron from our friends down the road, Union Wood Co. $110.

This Sunday… don’t forget Dad!

Father’s Day is on Sunday! How will you say thanks to your good ol’ Pop for being there for you? There are so many reasons and ways to tell him you love him. If you’re in a gift-giving mode, below is a quick round-up of ideas.

 

Locally made wood watch. Assorted styles, $105-$160

Cosy eco-friendly, sustainable slippers. Handmade in Patagonia from wool and salmon leather, $62.

Assorted shop aprons from Vancouver’s own Union Wood Co. Includes the limited edition “Man in Black” apron. Bring out his inner Johnny Cash. $90-$110.

Camano coffee mill, adjustable for a consistent, perfect grind. $72.

Locally made cotton bow ties from Exhibit B Ties. More patterns in the shop. $65.

Handmade cotton ties from Philadelphia’s Forage. $89.

Locally made wallets from Wulf Work. Two styles available. $55-$75(shown).

Cute little shoe shine kit – contains 5 brushes and a chamois. $35.

Large and roomy classic rucksack, crafted by artisans in Minnesota. Leather and waxed canvas. $210.

Waxed canvas messenger bag. Handmade in USA. $150.

Durable cotton canvas briefcase. Also available in brown with black straps. $100.

Classic duffle bags. Built to last. $115.

Make his man-cave smell nice with pure, all natural room sprays that bring home the scent of the Pacific North West. $24.95.

Waiter’s knives with wood marquetry inlays. Made in Sante Fe. $57.

Whale shaped knives. Handcrafted in Japan. $55.

Tie One On (literally!)

Judging by the weather, you’d never know it was Spring, but these lovely bow ties from Vancouver’s Exhibit B have certainly added a touch of spring to our step. They’re handmade in limited editions from 100% cotton in a smattering of dandy patterns like seersucker, madras plaid and polka dot denim. Ideal for that summer wedding or graduation party.

Alison Hartford is the creative brainchild behind the newly launched label. For the past ten years she’s been designing couture and custom wedding gowns for Manuel Mendoza as well as under her own name. We’re thrilled that she’s branched out with Exhibit B and super thrilled to be carrying it!

The ties are cleverly packaged in reusable glass jars with a turn of the century sensibility. For those of us who haven’t mastered the art of actually tying a bow tie, there are even step-by-step “how to” instructions included.  Exhibit B gets a grade A in our books!

Below we’re showing the two Madras ties we have right now, but we’ve got many more patterns in the store with more on their way. Images courtesy of Nordica Photography.

 

Pink Madras tie. 

Green Madras tie.