2010 gift guides: men’s heritage

We are crazy for all of the iconic, heritage brands that are stealing back the spotlight right now. This classic style, paired with a renewed desire to get back to an authentic, hand-crafted way of life, inspired this heritage gift guide for men. If you’re looking for something a tad less “manly” stay tuned for our holiday entertaining ideas tomorrow! —bbbcraft sisters

Image above: 1. L.L. Bean Signature waxed canvas Maine Hunting Shoe (a Rogues Gallery-designed version of the company’s first ever product from 1912), $129; 2. 16 oz. Hickory handle hammer, $4.99; 3. Woolrich Civil War For Sumter blanket, $99; 4. Oxford cloth Hamilton Shirt, $195 (since 1883!); 5. Leatherhead handmade leather football, $110; 6. Opinel pocket knife, $16 (since 1895!); 7. Timex vintage field army watch, $150; 8. Filson log carrier, $75 (since 1897!); 9. Mark Twain’s autobiography, $19.22; 10. Red Wattle Frenched five rib rack, $65 (heritage pigs!); 11. The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making, $16.49; 12. Artisan salt from The Meadow, from $3.75/1.2 oz; 13. Stanley and Sons handmade apron, from $118.

  1. Great picks, I especially love the handmade leather football!

  2. Jessica says:

    Great things, keep it help…

  3. beautiful things. My fav is No. 9!

  4. Rebekah says:

    The Opinel knife is awesome. I can testify that it makes a good gift for girls too!

  5. I like it! It is a magazine design style.. Great work!

  6. It’s funny- I love really girlie things and I’m obsessed with these manly items, too!! what a contrast!

  7. Tiia says:

    Oh darn… That “how to butcher your livestock” book would be the just PERFECT gift to my wannabe caveman, but as we are up in here cold Finland, there’s no way it would make its way here before Christmas :(

  8. Rise Art says:

    These are great picks! Apart from the hammer…really? but it is kind of funny!

  9. What a great guide! We’re planning on dipping our toes into this lifestyle as soon as we move, so I’m so excited to learn more and have the chance to support these brands. Thanks!

  10. jHill says:

    this says my brother all over it and his birthday happens to be the day after christmas, perfect!

  11. Sara says:

    Thanks for the ideas!!! I’m buying my dad the book of butchering, it looks pretty clear. Hopefully it will arrive on time…

  12. Swing says:

    I like way of colors combinations between things…

  13. seek says:

    Thanks for the ideas!!! I’m buying my dad the book of butchering, it looks pretty clear. Hopefully it will arrive on time


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