Gift Guide: Our Favorite Goodies Anyone Will Love

Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a fun but also difficult task. We picked these items because we’d love to see them under our tree and we know that even the most “tough to buy for” person in your family will love any one or three of these. Except for the fire starter kit they are all kid friendly.

Enjoy and happy shopping!

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Compact Survival Kit
Be prepared for any emergency with this survival kit in a sardine can. It’s a perfect gift for hikers, campers, travelers or anyone who craves adventure.
Contains 1 each: acetaminophen, adhesive bandage, alcohol prep, antibiotic ointment, book of matches, tea bag, chewing gum, compass, sugar, whistle, salt packet, energy nugget, duct tape, fire starter cube, wire clip, first aid instructions, fish hook and line, note paper, pencil, razor blade, safety pin, signal mirror and waterproof bag $10.49

 

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Classic Slingshot
Made in Minnesota from Buckthorn branches, with natural latex tubing and leather projectile pouch attached using sinew. A light coat of hand rubbed mineral oil brings out the natural beauty of the wood. Dimensions: about 11″ x 4″-5″ $25

 

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Instant Firestarter Kit
Instant natural raging fire when and wherever you like! Firestarter Kit includes: pine needles, fuel soaked wood, locally harvested and dried sap, and 15 strike-anywhere matches – all enclosed in a medical glass test tube that’s sealed with a cork. Tube measures 6″ tall and 1″ in diameter. $16

 

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Snap Together Blocks
Famous ‘snap-together’ figures made of wood complemented with leather and coloured felt. These allow you to give full rein to your imagination, and in addition are really easy for young children to assemble. Another point: they’re amazingly sturdy, and don’t mind being dropped or sat upon! 49 euros

 

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Knit Axe
For the last 17 years the manufacturer of this lil’ Best Made chopper has been working closely with a cooperative of indigenous women of Aymara descent in Bolivia where they have been instrumental in creating health insurance plans, dental plans, day care, exercise programs, and micro loans for their craftswomen. Each item is knit by hand so the women are able to work at home while tending to their families. We can’t think of a more worthy cause, and are thrilled that each purchase of this hand-knit axe will help make these women’s lives better. 100% Alpaca wool (hypoallergenic), 11″ handle, 2″ head, hand-knit in Bolivia $90

 

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Imperfect Blocks
Blocks from brinca dada may be unlike any other set of wooden blocks you’ve ever seen. Because each piece is unique and doesn’t always fit cleanly with the others, our Blocks are a bit more challenging than traditional block sets, but also more satisfying. Hand-carved from teak hardwood they are also stunning no matter what you build with them and they look great in the living room, the play room or the office. $54

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Chalkboard Piggybank
Constructed from silky-smooth pigmented ceramic that allows it’s body to be drawn on time and again. Draw your favorite pattern, label what you’re saving for, let your friends play graffiti artist, or simply leave him clean and minimal. This piggy is ready to be your friend and help you save. He’ll even lend you some of your own money in a pinch…what a pal?! $85

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