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.

Open up.

Back in the day, we received mail, (spelled without an "e").  Some of us still do, and the nostalgia that comes with this brass plated letter opener cannot be duplicated by a click of a mouse.  Keep it displayed on your desk, use it as a measuring tool when the need arises, (6" has been measured out on one side and 15 centemetres on the other), or open your latest cable bill.  Hopefully it makes the task more enjoyable.

Turnt Up.

Small in size, but not subtle in sound, the Stanmore from Marshall, is a compact active stereo speaker that yields clean and precise sound even at high levels.  You can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, use the RCA input to plug in a turntable, or simply connect the coil cord that's included to your phone using the 3.5mm auxiliary input. The Stanmore is also compatible with devices with optical output, like Apple TV. So go ahead. Turn. It. Up.

Farm to foot.

In 1993 Danish mother Nanny Glerup hand-crafted her first pair of slippers using natural wool from her own Gotland Sheep.  Today the perfected slipper consists of Gotland wool blended with wool from New Zealand farmers who have high quality standards and care about animal welfare.  The boot version comes higher up on the ankle to provide maximum warmth.  We bet these will be the best slippers you have ever worn.   

Is something on fire?

Boutique Perfumer D.S. & Durga create amazing and unique scents.  Burning Barbershop is no exception.  They describe it best, "A fire broke out in the Curling Bros. barbershop in Westlake NY in 1891.  All the shaving tonics with their spearmint, lime, vanilla & lavender burned.  A charred bottle was found half-full. It smelled like this." - which is pretty amazing. 

Real men moisturize.

Welcome to the winter Sahara known as Calgary!  As we head into the winter months it's important to keep your skin hydrated.  Anthony's All Purpose Facial Moisturizer consists of Sugarcane, Sugar Maple, Orange and Lemon extracts to help prevent and erase wrinkles, while the Wheat Protein smooths and tightens, and Panthenol retains the moisture.  They also throw in Vitamins A, C and E to nourish and protect skin.  Keep it nearby, you're gonna need it!

Take a load off.

A modern take on the traditional wing back chair, this beauty will give you a place to relax, read or master your favorite Metallica guitar riff.  The curved back gives you an enveloped feeling that will encourage a lengthy stay.  We feature this chair in the shop in the alternate Peacock Blue color, but the Pewter shown in the image can be ordered in. 

They said what?

If you are like me, and don't know all the words to a song you are singing to in your car, you may just make them up. This set of 6 mistaken lyric coasters do the same thing.  The 90's edition features R.E.M., Nirvana, Alanis Morissette, Coolio, U2, and TLC who warned us all about Jason Waterfalls and that we shouldn't call him. Clearly he's a bad dude.

A place for everything.

Stuff.  We all have it, and we all need somewhere to put it.  If you have been in the shop you might have caught two of the Helena shelving units displaying our apothecary products.  It's a great open sided unit that can float in a room or have its back up against the wall.  The reclaimed and bleached pine, along with the waxed-black iron frame, give an updated look on an industrial design aesthetic.  A perfect place for all you stuff.

Feet first.

For the sock lover that can't seem to get enough, or the guy that wants to show off his personality, Good Luck Sock Co. from Edmonton, Alberta, has patterns and styles for however conservative or bold you want to be.  Their Active Fit line is perfect for weekends and, well, being active, while the Crew collection goes great with jeans and a tee, or a tailored suit - It's all good. 

Gone Fishin'.

A collection of 26 literary classics have be re-imagined with the help of type designer Jessica Hische.  The covers feature the first letter of the authors last name in an illustrated "drop cap" surrounded by various bold rainbow colours.  We currently have Moby Dick as pictured above, and Great Expectations, in the shop.  Two classics perfect for book lovers with a penchant for colour!

Photo: Penguin / Daniel Dalton / BuzzFeed

Thirst quenching.

The Swedish company Orrefors "Street" collection, is perfect for those with discerning tastes.  The hand-cut glass grid pattern suggests Manhattans street network, and gives the collection a masculine, mid-century allure that would fit perfectly into the 1950’s as much as it does in 2016. We are certain it will make your Martini taste even better.