Our merchants (those design-savvy folks responsible for our product assortment) have been very busy this year. Their efforts have culminated in a unique assortment of gifts that honor craft, beauty, and utility. Below are three products that embody those traits, and have earned them “fave gift picks” status.
We just love this little lamp. Besides being cute as a button, it’s very versatile – it’s both a task lamp and a sconce. You can place, clip, or hang it up where you like and plug it in. The Tommy’s low-key industrial feel, combined with the fact that it’s available in several finishes (Polished Nickel, Antique Nickel, Bronze, and Antique Brass) allow it to work well in various settings.
We’re partial to these walnut hook racks partly because they’re indigenous. The boards are hewn from Oregon black walnut harvested from hazard trees (trees that pose a safety risk and need to be cut down). Then, in our Portland factory, we attach our classic hand-finished hooks, and voila! The result is a beautifully rustic, functional item that has lasting appeal. Every rack is slightly different, so you’re guaranteed a one-of-a-kind piece.
No surprise, we love products with history behind them around here. Take these vintage bottle openers, for example. A cache of them were found in a beer distribution warehouse. Grand Prize Lager (the prize-winning beer whose name appears on the openers) is a product of the historic Magnolia Brewery in Houston, Texas, founded by German immigrants and at one time owned by the ever-eccentric Howard Hughes.
We can’t think of a better gift for a beer aficionado, since this bottle opener really is a compact, sturdy piece of American history that mounts directly onto a wall. (We suggest next to the fridge, for starters.)