Drink up, old man.

Drink like a real man - a real old man - with the recipes, and advice given in this great gift book.  Boilermakers, Rusty Nails, and Sidecar recipes can be found among the pages.  You will not find anything requiring an umbrella, or resulting in the slightest shade of pink.  We're talking Whiskey, Rye, Bourbon and Gin.  Bottoms up!

Boost your engery levels.

When you are on the go and your phone is the most important device you use, you need power, and lots of it.  Not only does the Jump Cable from Native Union charge your phone from any USB outlet, once your phone is charged the built in battery starts to hold its own charge.  With an extra 2 hours of data time or up to 3 hours of talk time, you will always have power for taking photos of your dog, or calling your Mother.

Cocktail Cushions.

Orrefors of Sweden design some beautiful things including this set of four stainless steel coasters that are part of the City Collection. So go ahead and mix up that cocktail and don't worry where you set it down - as long as you have one of these fellas cushioning it.

You Lazy Fella.

YLF (we believe it's short for, you lazy fella), is an all-natural bath and shower wash from the crew at Triumph & Disaster.  Made in New Zealand and rich with Rosewood and Argan, it has a pleasant, slightly medicinal fragrance.  It is perfect for the guy that doesn't want to waste time in the shower.  Use it for your head, shoulders, knees and toes, and BAM!  You are done. 

His & Hers.

Marmol Radzinger Jewelry has a simple yet sophisticated aesthetic.  Made of solid brass, their collection of rings, pendants, and wrist cuffs will only get more beautiful with age.  The scale and weight of the pieces make them perfect for him, yet some of the designs fluidity makes them perfect for her as well.  Maybe a matching set is in order? 

Nice Cubes.

Keep your libations chilled to the max with 2" ice cubes.  These great silicone moulds are large enough to addjuices and fruit pieces to amp up your cocktail game.  If you are traditionalist and stick to using just water, you can take comfort in knowing they also last longer due to the larger size.  Bottoms up! 

Protective Layers.

Our friends at Native Union are able to thinly slice a piece of marble to make these amazing iPhone 6 cases.  Slim, lightweight and shatterproof, these cases are perfect for those of us that seem to be all thumbs. Each case is unique because each natural piece of marble is unqiue!

Tie one on.

A properly appointed gentleman can show off his individual style by the accessories he wears.  There is nothing better at achieving this than a handmade limited run neck tie or bow tie.  Made by Calgary based LVJ Haberdasher, these ties vary in content from wool to silk, but what is always consistent is the hand craftsmanship and high quality fabrics.  You can dress up a pair of jeans and sneakers or accompany a finely tailored suit with these babies - you choose.  

#truth

You have precisely 12 days left until Christmas. Sorry to stress you out, but maybe we can make you chuckle with one of our great greeting cards from Sapling Press. They always seem to say exactly what we are always thinking.  Sentiments with a sense of humour.  We like that.

Pour us a drink.

Among our gift books we have some great bartending guides.  The Essential Bar Book is one of those.  It's an A-Z guide to spirits, cocktails, and wine.  Perfect for the home bartender or the expert mixologist.  We'd like another round, please. 

Carry Cash in style.

Yor leather is another great Calgary based company. They make exceptional leather goods by using only top quality full grain North American leathers in their products.  The Bi-fold and Tri-fold wallets shown are canvas lined and equipped to handle bills, credit cards, drivers license, and a picture of your favorite child, (human or four legged). 

Wish them the best.

"May you never go to hell, but always be on your way."  Sounds like fun to us, and a perfect sentiment for these set of four stainless steel shot glasses.  Great for camping, travel, or a more rugged home bar.  They stack perfectly inside each other and can be stored in the canvas drawstring bag. 

Mister Bates.

The Bates Cocktail Table from Arteriors is a an iron table that is hand finished in burnt brass giving it a rich and natural appearance that will add an artisan touch to your room   It measures a compact 38" Dia x 14.5" H, and pairs beautifully with the Santiago End Table also by Arteriors. 

Have a sip.

A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails is a collection of over 100 recipes inspired by local and home grown ingredients and spirits.  From the Yukon, to New Brunswick, there are updated classics as well as signature drinks from Canada's top bartenders and the authors own creations.  Beautiful photographs accompany each recipe so you know exactly what you are about to concoct, and what the finished product should look like.  It's proudly Canadian and we are too. 

Gentleman's essentials.

Barrel aged single malt scotch flavour has been added to these northern white birch toothpicks.  They come in a total of 6 different flavours making them suitable for even the most fickle taste buds. There is also no need to worry about deforestation when you toss them away after use, because Daneson plants 100 trees for every tree it cuts down.  That's pretty cool if you ask us!

Hit the Road.

The Triumph & Disaster On The Road travel edition is a perfect gift for a world traveller as well as for someone who wants to try a bit of the product before fully committing to it.  The kit includes one 30ml bottle of Ritual Face Cleanser, YLF body Wash, Gameface Moisturizer, and Old Fashioned Shave Cream.  All the bases are covered. 

All Charged Up.

The Native Union twin head charging cable will keep your iPhone or Micro USB device fully charged up.  The tangle-free design makes it easy to wrap up and take it with you on the go.   It's one 2m cord for two devices.

On the chopping block.

Ingrained Woods cutting and serving boards are hand-made right here in Calgary, and are equal parts beautiful and functional.  Made out of select exotic woods in varying sizes these boards make great host/hostess gifts, as well as a great gift for the home bartender or Iron Chef.  Happy chopping.

Top it all off.

Calgary based Local Laundry produces all our YYC goods.  Along with the crewneck sweatshirts, and t-shirts, the snapback YYC ball caps are hard to keep in stock.  We stock them in three colours; grey, navy, and black - And don't forget that 10% of all Local Laundry profits are donated back to Calgary charities, which allows you to look good and do good at the same time.  Represent the YYC!

When you can't find the words.

We have gifts. That would mean we also carry greeting cards. Funny ones. Sapling Press does humour right and you can't help but chuckle every time you read them.  Since it's Dec. 2, we thought it best to lead with our favorite Christmas card they have.  That Mary.  Tsk, Tsk.