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: 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.