I really hit the jackpot with my in-laws and I certainly do not take that fact for granted! I feel like I’ve gained another set of role models in my life. They’re both really good at diving into their passions: hers being yoga and his being hunting and the outdoors. They both genuinely love their work and they’ve supported us in all of our crazy endeavors. This gift guide was inspired by my own in-laws with quality and durability in mind. That’s what I like most about gifting once you’re an adult. It’s not about the number of gifts, it’s about the value and thought that goes into it. A leather backpack that will stand the test of time and trend. A technical piece of outerwear in his favorite print. Something that they’ll use and use and use.
Jade Yoga – Travel Yoga Mat: So she can namaste when on the road.
Filson – Double Mackinaw hat: Functional and classic.
The New York Times: 36 Hours 150 Weekends in the USA and Canada book: For the couple who likes to travel.
The Citizenry – Del Cielo Alpaca travel set: If you’re on the go often, it pays to have quality gear.
House of Hackney – lavender sleep mask: For serious (and seriously stylish) shut eye.
Kuiu – Kenai Insulated Jacket: For weekend excursions.
Happy Socks – holiday socks: Fun socks for fun times.
Filson – Alaskan Guide Lounge Bottoms: For weekend mornings spent lingering over coffee.
Lotuff – Mini Sling Backpack: A no-fuss staple to her closet.
Snow Peak – Stretch Fleece Poncho: For Minnesota winters.
Billy Kirk – No. 398 Bi-Fold Wallet: A better version than the one he has.
Vasque – Sundowner GTX: A nod to the boots he bought in college.
Lake topography map: To a map enthusiast, from a map enthusiast.
Freemans Sporting Club – Italian Knit Necktie: For an upcoming family wedding.
Soma Water – Glass Water Bottle: Reusable and beautiful.
Kaufmann Mercantile – Hanging Vessel: For a mini herb garden in the kitchen.
BY Kate Arends - December 10, 2016
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.