Gift Collective: Bows+Arrows

The Gift Collective guides continue, this time from the lovely Lauren Wilkins of Bows+Arrows, another regular haunt of mine in Austin. Her guide focuses on gifts for the quirky guy in your life. You can keep up with Lauren on her blog, Arrow & Arrow.

1. Fjallraven classic Kanken backpack 2. Baron Wells Ski Tee 3. Matt Singer pencil case made out of recycled plastic bags in West Africa 4. Cause and Effect Arrowhead Belt, hand hammered and tanned in Tennessee in the river by Billy himself! 5. A.P.C. River Deep Mountain High sweatshirt  – for the Tina Turner lover. 6. Doane Paper Jon Contino designed utility notebooks

Gift Collective: Gifts for Gathering

Here's another post from the Gift Collective set, this time from the talented Currie Person of Spartan, one of my favorite stores here in Austin. Her guide focuses on the art of gathering and entertaining. You can keep up with Currie on her blog, Spartan Journal.

1. Take care of your wood bowls and serving boards with Black Creek Mercantile’s Cutting Board Oil. 2. Santa Fe Stoneworks high quality steel cheese knives have lovely, colorful inlaid wood handles. 3. Spanish wine glasses – handsome, inexpensive, and great for entertaining. 4. As beautifully packaged as they are delicious, Mast Brothers Chocolates make perfect stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. 5. IJX Organic Tequila. Great bootle, fantastic tequila. Add red bow and done! Available through my favorite wine shop. 6. David Tannis’s gorgeous cook books are a feast for the eyes and the belly. 7. Japanese Brass Bottle Openers for the deign savvy entertainer.

Gift Collective: Gifts for Gents

Our good friend and collaborator Christine Fail invited us to be part of a rad gift guide extravaganza on her blog, Forge. For the next seven weeks, she will be posting gift guides from various folks, so check back on her site every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for the latest. Naturally, our guide is for the discerning gentleman.

1. Gentlemen know how to throw an intimate dinner party. Learn how with Kinfolk Magazine, $24/issue 2. Protect your letterpress business cards with BillyKirk Stitched Card Case No. 165, $75 3. So fresh and so clean with Saipua Saltwater soap, $10 4. Daily inspiration from a hand cut Johnny Cash Mirror Portrait, $175 5. Dive deep with TBW Books Subscription Series #3, four books featuring photography by Mark Steinmetz, Dru Donovan, Elaine Stocki, and Katy Grannan, $100 6. Finishing touch with fail+CANOE Merle cuff, $65 7. Keep it all together in Wood & Faulk Northwesterner bag in Charcoal Gray, $200