November 9, 2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year again – the holiday season! We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas for all the wonderfully unique people in your life – including TOM BIHN bags we love, local businesses we’re passionate about, and other cool products we enjoy. Whether they’re a world traveler or an avid gamer, we hope you find something that sparks joy in our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide! 

 

  • For the Creatives
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  • For the Gamers
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  • For the World Travelers
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  • For the Foodies
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  • For the Seattleites
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  • For the Minimalists
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  • For the Fitness Fanatics
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    Original Halcyon Swift Packout

    For the Creatives:


    Swift - The ultimate knitting bag made by knitters for knitters. 

    Grab Bag - This medium-sized pouch is great for organizing arts and crafts supplies.

    Creative Workshop - Book a creative workshop (local or digital) to learn a new craft.

    Wool and the Gang Knitting Kit - This planet-friendly kit is great for knitting newbies and experts, alike! 

    Beam Paints - An Indigenous-owned small business focused on creating eco-friendly paints.

    Learn How to Weave Kit - Sustainably made Loom with a weaving starter kit, perfect for beginners!

    Sprout Colored Pencils - These pencils are biodegradable and plantable, and will grow into herbs, flowers, or vegetables when you plant them after use.

    Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles - This thoughtful volume suggests creative ways to address the challenges all artists must overcome—from making decisions about time, money, and education, to grappling with isolation, fear, and anxiety. No matter where you are in your art-making journey, this book will motivate and inspire you.

     

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    Coyote Maker's Bag DnD Load Out

    For the Gamers:

     

    Cambiata - This versatile bag is perfect for carrying all your gaming accessories.

    Maker’s Bag - We have a lot of gamers here at TOM BIHN and this is the certified bag of choice for a medium-sized roleplaying bag!

    Hunt A Killer Subscription - Hunt A Killer murder mystery games bring your average game night to new heights with engaging stories and unique ways to play. Combining physical evidence with interactive digital gameplay, these story-driven games provide an immersive way to test your detective skills.

    Scuf Gaming Custom Controllers - Built to specification, SCUF controllers offer a number of functional and design features custom-built to increase hand use and improve gameplay.

    Dispel Dice - These beautiful sharp-edged resin dice are available in sets of 7, single d20s, or 3d6s.

    GloomHaven - The number #1 Rated board game in the world, Gloomhaven is described as “a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives.”

    Hero Forge Custom Miniatures - Using unparalleled new color customization tools and the newest, cutting-edge 3D printing technology, Hero Forge is excited to bring you full-color custom tabletop miniatures! 

    Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made - Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius.

     

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    Techonaut 30 Load Out

    For the World Travelers:

     

    • Techonaut 30 - The ultimate carry-on travel bag for your next destination.
    • Travel Tray - This is the ultimate stocking stuffer gift. Perfect for on-the-go and at-home organization.
    • National Parks Pass - This is the gift that keeps on giving! With the National Parks Pass, you can visit as many parks as you like throughout the year.
    • Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X Headphones - Noise-cancelling headphones are a must for any plane ride. 
    • Tinggly Gift Stories, Not Stuff Gift Box - The Tinggly Give Stories, Not Stuff gift box gives you the opportunity to give someone hundreds of incredible worldwide experiences, activities, and adventures in one box. The recipient can then choose one experience that matches their travel plans, or can even allow them to create a new travel itinerary based around the experience they’ve chosen.
    • AirTag - Losing your luggage is every traveler’s nightmare. This AirTag will help you keep track of your bags, keys, pets, and more! Store in in a Super Mini Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch and hook that onto an O-ring for extra protection.
    • M Powerd Luci Original Solar Inflatable Lantern: The Original inflatable solar lantern. With an adjustable strap, 65 lumens, and lasting up to 24 hours on a single charge, Luci Original is the long-lasting, utility-loving, gets-the-job-done kind of light.
    • Darn Tough Hiking Socks - A pair of good socks is essential for any hiker, these are not only comfortable but they’re long-lasting too!

     

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    Monster Truck Load Out

    For the Foodies:


    • Monster Truck - This tote is perfect for any grocery need, no matter how large!
    • Side Kick - This cross-body bag will keep your phone close since phone eats first! This is a perfect bag for exploring on the go!
    • Misfits Market - Organic produce, high-quality meats, and seafood delivered right to your door.
    • AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit - Grow fresh herbs, veggies and more on your countertop, and enjoy them at your table in a matter of weeks.
    • Our Place Perfect Pot - This sustainably made pot does everything from boiling to baking, crisping to steaming. 
    • Bamboozle Bamboo Compost Bin - This Bamboo Compost Bin is made of renewable  bamboo, and comes with charcoal filters to keep your kitchen counter smelling fresh. Use the convenient carrying handle to bring it to the compost drop off at your local farmer's market or carry it out to the yard. 
    • Lighthouse Coffee Small Gift Set - This gift box contains a Hario VD-01 coffee dripper, a 10 oz. logo mug, and 12 oz. bag of delicious locally-roasted Lighthouse coffee of your choice. This is beautifully packaged in a classy Lighthouse Roasters gift box, perfect for that special coffee lover in your life.
    • Handmade Mango Wood Long Chopping Board - These sustainable mango wood chopping boards bring a touch of rustic style to your kitchen. Strong and durable, these boards are great for both food prep and presentation.

     

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    Medium Café Bag Load Out

    For the Seattleites:

     

     

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    Synik 30 Load Out

    For the Minimalists:


    • Synik 30 - The one bag you need for any activity: Traveling, hiking, commuting, work, you name it.
    • Nik’s Minimalist Wallet - A truly minimalist wallet with a nearly seamless look achieved through a process similar to that of origami.
    • NARM Level Membership - A NARM level membership means that you are supporting your favorite cultural institution while also receiving select membership benefits at all NARM member institutions across North America.
    • Modern Minimalist Personalized Keepsake Box - Put your memories and mementos at the forefront with this elegantly simple and modern design that will stand the test of time.
    • Cancelled Plans Take it Easy Candle - Hand-poured right here in Seattle this candle is a little nudge to slow down and take it easy.
    • minimalissimo selection | architecture -  A visual exploration of built environments within the spectrum of minimalism. This book will take you through an assortment of impeccable projects from outside-in, showcasing many styles, sizes, materials, and details.
    • NIPAQUI 17 Pcs Zero Waste Eco-Friendly Kitchenware Kit -  Move closer towards a zero waste plastic-free lifestyle. This 17-piece kit includes; 4 beeswax food wraps, 3 zero-waste reusable produce bags, 4 zip locking bags, and 6 stainless steel straws plus a brush and travel bag. 
    • Seattle Chocolate A Merry Little Gift Set - Get into the holiday spirit by giving someone this delightful little box of goodies.

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    Old School Carry All Load Out

    For the Fitness Fans:


    • Old School Carry All - The perfect classic gym bag.
    • Truckasana - With grippy Toughtek® pads designed to hold your yoga mat, the Truckasana is the ultimate yoga tote.
    • Yeoman Duffel - Going for a game of pickleball? Tennis? Basketball? The Yeoman can schlep basically any of your fitness gear.
    • ClassPass - ClassPass is a subscription service that provides users with the ability to visit as many Workout Classes as they like.
    • Revolin Pickleball Paddle - Revolin creates high-quality, sustainable Pickleball paddles, the fastest-growing sport in the country (And created right here in Washington!).
    • Girlfriend Collective Activewear - Founded right here in Seattle, Girlfriend Collective makes size-inclusive and sustainable activewear
    • Hydroflask - Perfect for all-day hydration.
    • EKO® SUPERLITE TRAVEL YOGA MAT 1.5MM - The eKO SuperLite Mat is a superior travel yoga mat that provides excellent grip. Wherever your practice takes you, the eKO SuperLite is the best yoga mat for yogis on the go!

     

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    6 comments

    PJ Fisher - November 27, 2022

    Please consider making something like your micro-wallet that works primarily for cash, credit cards and a few other important cards ( insurance cards) but with a ring. I like to secure my wallet on a strap in my purse or back pack so I don’t have to worry about leaving it behind. (The older I get, the more comfort there is with that security LOL). I can find a variety of small wallets, but not with a ring. Your products are great!
    PLEASE HELP :-)

    Susan - November 17, 2022

    Thanks for the thoughtful gift guide!

    Maggie - November 16, 2022

    Another vote for the various Swift accessories… :)

    Mare - November 16, 2022

    Will you be making the Freudian slip for the swift this season? And or other swift accessories
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    TOM BIHN replied:
    Hi Mare! No Swift Freudian Slips or other accessories in the works right now—we’ll see what happens in the future though!

    Nicole - November 14, 2022

    Thanks for this list. I love that it includes great non- tom bihn suggestions as well.

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