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, splattered ties in three colourways will elevate his tie game. $115 each.
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.
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.
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
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
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 chops his own wood. Give him an upgrade from that plastic bucket. Made of heavy weight canvas with leather straps. $125.
Everybody has a special lady in their life – be it their mom, wife, sister, significant other, grandma, BFF, mentor… the list goes on. We’ve hand selected some gifts that will make her feel especially loved this time of year. Guys, listen up – this list is for you – don’t wait until the last minute! As usual, we’re on hand at the shop to help you put together something really special. We want you to feel as good about your purchase as she does receiving it. xo
Pyrrha talisman necklaces will always win favours! Each charm has a different symbolism and meaning. Design and made in Vancouver for over 20 years. Lots to choose from in the shop. Prices range form $154 to $233.
Ultra soft oversized scarf for blustery days. Also available in grey mix. $95.
Linen covered recipe boxes with gold detailing for the organized cook. Recipe cards included. $58.95
Hand thrown mugs and bowls with delicate gold and blue dots make a thoughtful present. Made in Golden, BC by Kalika Bowlby. $46 each.
Soft and supple open long cardigan in a deep moss green. Elegant and versatile. $260
The Radio Purse from Minor History is a great all purpose bag with a modern shape. Adjustable straps, brass hardware and plenty of room for all the essentials. Available in black or Carnelian leather. $235.
New styles of Tense wooden watches have arrived – large and small faces available. Made locally and always a lovely present. Styles range in price from $168 to $265.
Stay cosy and warm on those winter walks. Sweater by Day. $234.99
Perfect for anyone who loves to entertain. Uncomplicated recipes and inspiration for food, cocktails and gatherings. Full colour photos on every page. $45.95
Made by artisans in Santa Fe, New Mexico, these tuxedo knives make a sweet gift. Assorted patterns and colours. $68 – $74.
Handwoven, fair trade towels make a thoughtful gift. They can also be used as shawls and throws. The photo doesn’t do them justice! The texture and subtle slub in these are tell tale signs of a truly handcrafted item. We have other styles in the shop as well. For the lady who appreciates quality, timeless goods. $98.
Help her stay organized with a 12-month agenda. Hardcover and organized monthly with plenty of room for important dates and notes. $45.95
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th! How will you show your mama, your mama-in-law, or your kids’ mama what they mean to you? An afternoon of pampering? A lovely dinner out? A few hours of “solo time”? All good ideas! If you feel like getting her a gift, we’ve made it easy for you by selecting a few items we think would help make her day!
Luxury aromatherapy products from Vitruvi. Hand-crafted in Vancouver using high grade essential oils. Six nurturing and uplifting varieties. Available as oil roll-ons and facial tonics/mists.
Romantic and sweet. Cotton swiss dot babydoll nightie from The Sleep Shirt.
A handy and uber-cute pouch for daily essentials: charger cords, cosmetics, pens and pencils, receipts… you get the idea.
Sweet enamel lockets from Paris
A sweet waffle weave linen robe to wrap herself in on Sunday morning.
Gorgeous leather accessories from Tanner Goods.
Linen slippers are a no-brainer – they also travel well!
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.
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.
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.
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!
“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.
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. 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.
Waxed canvas and leather wallet. Simple and streamline. $55.00
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.
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
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
German-made olive wood shaving brush and stand. $79.95
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.
For the handy daddy. Waxed canvas shop apron from our friends down the road, Union Wood Co. $110.
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.