Gift Collective: Son of a Sailor + Pop Up TONIGHT at Spartan

We have another great gift guide from the Forge Gift Collective. This guide comes from William Knopp, one half of Son of a Sailor. William grew up in Montana and spent a lot of time in the great outdoors. This guide is for the mountain man pleasantly trapped with in the city limits.

1. Wild Man Beard Conditioner is a magical tonic to tame the tough winter scruff. 2. Function meets form with this Excalibur of an ax produced by Best Made. 3. Here is a proper print that is a true handshake between the outdoors and the modern. 4. This Bridle Wallet is built to last and houses your iphone as well as cash flow. 5. The Imco Austrian windproof lighter will be the last camping fuego you will ever need. 6.  A great ring made of rich mahogany , all you need now are some leather bound books. 7. This Stanley Flask with fit perfectly into just about any stocking. 8. Keep warm this winter with this handsome lambswool blanket.

Gift Collective: Loretta Flower

The Gift Collective guides keep rolling in! Here's a great post for the gardener in your life, curated by our friend Mary Kathyrn of Loretta Flower. Mary Kathryn puts together the best arrangements in town and can style a shoot like no one's business.

1. Navajo Inlay Pocketknife from Spartan Carrying a pocket knife around not only means you're prepared, it also makes you kind of a badass. Especially when it's as fine-lookin' as this.

2. Weleda Spray Deodorant in Sage at Whole Foods All that sweat and whiskey can add up in a bad way--give 'em a gentle hint with this gift. This spray is all-natural, smells amazing, and really works, even on those hot August days.

3. Goatskin Gloves from The Natural Gardener For the ladies who don't want to get their hands too dirty, these gloves are really durable but super-soft and easy on your hands (read: no calluses or blisters).

4.Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon from Wiggy's Wine & Spirits People who work hard need to unwind in a serious way. This bourbon is amazing to sip on at the end of a long day, and at $20/bottle is very affordable.

5. L.L. Bean Maine Hunting Boot So very fine and can last through just about any conditions. My dad still has the pair he bought in 1965.

6. Klein Tool Bag Beautiful, affordable, tough, and classic. And it just gets better with age.

7. Smartwool socks from Whole Earth Provision Co. Yeah, okay, so no one likes getting socks for Christmas. But these are so much better than your standard-issue gold-toe. They last forever, are comfy, and keep your feet toasty warm in the winter.

Gift Collective: 2Modern

Another thoughtful Gift Collective guide, this time from Adrienne Breaux of 2Modern. Her guide focuses on gifts that are simple, clever, and lovely. Check out more of Adrienne's writing on 2Modern's blog.

1. Studio Patro's Linen Market Bag says "carry" on one side and "goods" on the other and happens to be a clever and modern way to buy groceries or tote your daily items around (it even has pockets for keys and phone). 2. Even if you're buying for a foodie or not, everyone likes food that tastes good and everyone can enjoy the simplicity and functionality of this black and white Marble Salt & Pepper Cellar Set. 3. A set of four of Pigeon Toe's Banded Wood Coasters are warm and clean and a perfect gift for anyone who drinks beverages of any sort. 4. Ferm Living's Cutting Board 1 is like a home plate for your counter top. You'll hit a home run with this gift. 5.  People need to see and they'll see their work in a whole new light with the &Tradition AJ3 Bellevue Table Lamp. 6. Artist and art director Heather Chontos just started another business, Milk Farm Road, and these Painted Spoons are beautiful and functional. 7.Vessel's Planter designed by John Follis is made for plants, but its fresh and simple aesthetic means the gift receiver will be able to use it nearly any way and anywhere they'd like.

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.