When it comes to picking the right gift for friends and family, I tend to obsess, probably more than I should. Luckily there are somethings that universally appreciated. A nice blanket for the winter. A new knife. A leather belt. Here, I've picked out a few of these standbys, and few other gift-worthy pieces from our friends at Huckberry. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Faribault Woolen Mill Blanket
An heirloom blanket from a Minnesota mill that’s been a symbol of American craftsmanship for over 150 years. Curl up and stay warm for many winters to come with the Merino Trapper throw.
Topo Designs Rover Pack
Made in Colorado (Go C.U.!), Topo Designs has earned wide respect for combining craftsmanship with a retro-functional design that’s cool and timeless. Take the Rover on your next excursion, whether that’s up a mountain, or across town.
Schon DSGN Pen
Schon DSGN makes minimal yet extremely functional products. All their pens are made in Massachusetts. They’re durable and look sharp. See inside the SCHON design studio in this Hand & Eye profile.
Tanner Goods Belt
Portland-based Tanner Goods has well-deserved reputation for turning out some handsome-as-hell high-quality leather goods. This belt is a classic lifetime buy that will only get better with age.
Scrimshaw Knife Kit
For the the DIY-er on your list. Let them personalize their own knife, and get down with the classic art of scrimshaw at the same time. Perfect for someone who doesn’t have a shop of their own, but loves making things.
Balsam Fir Incense
The scent of the season, and a particularly nice gift for any apartment dwellers on your list without fireplaces. This incense let’s you bring a little bit of the mountains into your city nest.
R. Murphy Bar Knife
From the oldest knife maker in the U.S. and a respected Massachusetts-based Company. Murphy knives are known for their hard-working blades that are strong and built to last. This bar knife is ready to cut up limes and lemons, and double down on whatever else needs to be chopped in a pinch.