Illustration by Mason Drumm
Just a few of the things we're planning on giving this year. If you plan on giving something TOM BIHN and want help choosing the right thing, firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call -- we'd be glad to help. Oh yeah: here's our Holiday 2013 Shipping Guide. It'll help you figure out when you need to place your order to guarantee delivery by or on December 24th.
The best headlamp out there.
The Guide's Pack
An all-season pack for the person in your life who can't be outdoors enough. It'll accompany them on extended day hikes and short overnights. Works great as a commute bag in the big city, too.
The Guide's Pack in Olive
It's the backpack of choice for ultralight world travelers and day hikers alike.
Movie gift cards
Don't know what to get someone? Get them one of these. In our experience, pretty much everyone ends up appreciating an excuse to go see a movie.
Everyone we know ends up with at least two of these and always wishes they had more. The most comfortable and durable reusable shopping bag around.
3D Clear, Mesh, or Fabric Organizer Cubes
Another one of those "everyone can use one" kind of things. Used to organize toiletries, make-up, socks/underwear, computer cables, snacks, DIY FAK stuff -- a million uses and counting.
This could be taken as the 2013 version of a lump of coal (or, uh, the opposite?) or as a thoughtful gift from someone that recognizes the recipients care for the environment, so tread carefully. For the right person, though, it can offset any holiday-related consumption guilt.
Pendleton Baby Blanket
Made in USA and timeless: a Pendleton blanket is a classic gift. This'll be the baby blanket they hang on to.
More appreciation for finely Made in USA items. We even have a Vitamix at the Seattle factory. It's great for baby food, smoothies, soups, ice cream, bread…
Skookum Dog stuff
It doesn't get much better than a finely decorated tree, a bunch of friends and family hanging out drinking fine libations, and a dog sleeping comfortably on a memory foam Sheepskin Bed. There's duffels for people and bats for pups. And something to feel good about: Skookum Dog donates 10% of its profits to The Petfinder Foundation and the National Forest Foundation.
Travel Stuff Sacks
Use 'em as stockings or stuff 'em in stockings.
For the business traveler. Checkpoint friendly laptop compatible.
Etsy Gift Card
It's a great place to find and purchase affordable works of original art.
Everyone we know wants more time. Time to do nothing, time to exercise, time to play with the dog, go on a trip, learn to make pie crust, whatever. Think of something you could help your loved one out with that'd give them more time to do whatever it is they want to be doing.