• Allen Crater

Holiday Gift Guide – Cabin

Updated: Oct 15


Hunt camp, fish camp, cabin, or weekend getaway, I've assembled over 30 unique ideas perfect for these moments - both indoors and out. From beverages and classic gear to decor and tools. With ideas starting at just $24, you're sure to find something for the adventurer on your holiday list this season.


1. Whiskey Leatherworks Stamped Leather Coaster Set ($24) The perfect way to show people your fish-mind side at the cabin. These 4" square and 3.75" round coasters are made from full-grain 8-9 oz. US-tanned Chromexcel leather from The Horween Tannery. Each coaster is embossed with one of four fly stamps featuring the artwork of Drew Wilson. Sold in sets of four. Sets are bound together with up-cycled fly line.


2. Duckworth Merino Wool Knit Rigger Hat ($45) This wool Rigger Hat is perfect for those cold days at the cabin.American-made, Duckworth is the world's only source-verified, 100% Montana-grown Merino Wool clothing company. Their open-range Montana Merino sheep live between 5,000’ and 9,500’ elevation and temps ranging from -40 to over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, grazing on natural grasses and Montana wildflowers found on remote mountainsides. The unpredictable and rugged conditions of the Northern Rockies result in a rare Merino Wool: an incredibly soft, yet durable, fiber with exceptional loft and breathability thanks to an unparalleled degree of "crimp" within the fleece.


3. Ironfish Distillery MapleSyrup Barrel Aged Bourbon ($47) Subtly sweet and deep. Thoughtful and distinct. Settle in by the fire and enjoy this unique Bourbon. Drinks great neat or perfect in a salted-maple old-fashioned (recipe here)

Or try the Ironfish Distillery Estate Series Mad Angler Bourbon ($67) The Estate Series is made of a line of spirits that are 100% distilled and aged at Iron Fish Distillery. As Michigan’s first distillery operating on a fully functioning farm since prohibition, their goal from the beginning has been to return spirit to its origin, on the farm. The spirits of the Estate Series embody the water, land, and agricultural bounty of northern Michigan.


4. The original Stormy Kromer Wool Cap ($48) There's a reason this Michigan-made cap is legendary. The wool blend resists the elements and the 100% cotton flannel lining helps keep you warm all winter. The six-panel construction and ingenious pull-down earband provides comfort and flexibility. No wonder it's lasted more than a century.


5. Feuerhand Baby Special 276 Hurricane Lantern ($50) The Feuerhand Baby Special 276 is made of galvanized steel and is particularly resistant to corrosion. These colorful hurricane lanterns create a cozy atmosphere in the yard or on the back porch. The heat-resistant, break-resistant Schott Suprax glass protects the flame from wind and weather. Well equipped for outdoor use, providing a warm pleasant light for up to 20 hours. Every cabin should have one.



6. Duluth Pack Small Travel Kit Bag ($60) The Small Travel Kit Bag is just as handsome as it is functional. Handcrafted from premium American leather to be used for a lifetime of travel and every day use. Proudly Made in the USA by skilled Duluth Pack craftspeople. Most popular as a cosmetic bag, shaving kit bag, or carry-all accessory, it will hold all your essentials for a weekend trip to the cabin or a month abroad. Use code AF22XUQ4H68E and save 10%.


7. Stansport Tripod Cooker with 17" Grill ($60) Everything is better over the fire. This compact design featuring lightweight, shock-corded, galvanized steel legs is perfect for camping, hunting, or around the fire at the cabin.The grill can be raised or lowered to achieve desired distance from flame for specific cooking temperatures and easily holds a coffee percolator, fry pans, or cooking pots.




8. Filson Iron Bison Bottle Opener ($95) Hand-forged from iron, the Bison Bottle Opener is made exclusively for Filson by master blacksmith Darryl Nelson. Founder of Meridian Forge in Eatonville, WA, Darryl's trademark animal sculptures can be seen on the doors to Filson’s Flagship Seattle store, along with the ironwork at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge. Each piece is unique. Limited edition.


9. Barebones Living Railroad Lantern ($100) A modern twist on an antique and well-loved Union Pacific vintage lantern. Beautiful rustic seeded glass and copper accents make this a unique light worthy of a curated dinner table or inside any cabin. High-tech and functional, this lantern utilizes battery or USB with a run time of 100+ hours on low or 3.5 hours on high. Adjustable brightness LED Edison-style bulb provides a classic warming glow perfect for every occasion.





10. Tight Loops Fly Brown Trout Fine Art Print ($105) Limited edition of 250 hand numbered and signed trout prints (I prefer the Brown). Printed on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 g/m2 paper. This fish was painted from life, sampled from Southwestern Montana.



11. English Pewter 6 oz. Hunting Scene Flask ($110) This handsome 6 oz. English Pewter Flask, features a beautifully engraved hunting scene, the hunter and his loyal dog. Perfect for the avid sportsman who has it all, and enjoys a toast after the hunt!



12. Filson Goatskin Gloves ($110) These soft work gloves are made with fine grain Grade A goatskin sourced from the USA, and provide medium-weight protection from abrasion and sharp edges. An elastic wrist ensures a snug fit, keeping debris out. The winged thumb design gives full flexibility so they protect without restricting your movement.


13. Lodge Cast Iron 5-piece Wildlife Cook Set ($120) Celebrate America's iconic and distinctive animals with a cast iron set that's both functional and collectible. The designs are crafted in America with iron and oil and the naturally seasoned cooking surfaces are ready to layer the flavors of the woods! Use the 4-in-1 Camp Dutch Oven Tool as a cook stand, lid lifter, lid stand, and bail lifter to protect your hands from heat and keep your cookware off the ground.


14. Camp Saw Kit from Duluth Pack ($125) The Camp Saw Starter Kit is here to help you tackle all of your woodworking tasks. Each set includes a Made in the USA Spring Creek Manufacturing Tuff Camp Saw, a Spare Blade, and a rugged 15-ounce canvas Duluth Pack Folding Saw Case. With the Woodsman’s Adventure Starter Kit, you will have all of the tools needed to cut, limb, and trim all wood types while being able to pack, store, and carry your items all in one safe and secure case. Made to order; 6-8 weeks for delivery. Use code AF22XUQ4H68E and save 10%.


15. Mountain Khakis Anderson Shirtjac ($140) A flannel when you need a shirt and a jacket when you need something heavier. Fight the forecast with the warm quilted interior. Classic plaid finished off with two chest pockets with snap buttons and a custom bison snap on the bottom placket.


16. Whiskey Leatherworks Traveling MIxologist ($145) A well-made cocktail can turn a good time fantastic. Whether on a river float, camping trip, or enjoying an evening at the cabin with friends, this kit has the tools to showcase your mixology skills. The Traveling Mixologist comes with 9 pieces and includes the essential tools: a 2-piece shaker cup, two stainless steel tumblers, shot measure, paring knife, muddler, mixing spoon, and a strainer. Each tool roll is handmade with American-made waxed canvas and leather from The Horween Tannery of Chicago and is made one at a time, in their shop. Read the interview with Dan and Ally here.


17. Faribault Mill Frontier Wool Throw ($175) The Frontier Throw has been in the Faribault line since the very beginning (over 150 years). Generations of families had (and still have) one. It's a perfect addition to any cabin. Made from soft wool yarns in the USA, this throw represents the beauty of the American West and the ruggedness of the pioneers.




18. Kevin's Crystal Decanter 36 oz. ($190) Each piece is hand carved, using sand expelled at various speeds and pressures, one layer at a time. After the first layer of design is laid down, a second layer is added, and so on, until the multiple level carving achieves a depth that almost makes the vessel come alive. The number of layers on an individual piece depends upon the intricacy of the design, and it is this delicate process of multi layering that sets apart this crystal from other similar products. Etched in America with your choice of African, Black Lab, Bob White Quail, Corgi, Elk, English Springer, Fox and Horn, Fox and Hounds, Golden Retriever, Horse, Pheasant, Pheasant Hunting, Pointer, Turkey or Zebra designs.


19. Stormy Kromer Steelhead Vest ($190) Stormy had hunters, fisherman, and outdoor workers in mind when they designed this sporty, waxed fabric vest. Plenty of pockets to stash your gear, including two generous snap-front ones right up front. And the paraffin-treated cotton repels water like a duck. Throw it on when you head out for a hike, split wood, or sip a drink by the campfire.


20. Sanborn Canoe Dalles-Des-Morts Paddle ($270) “Dalles des Morts” means ‘death rapids’ in French. It was the name given to a particularly gruesome stretch of rapids, along the Columbia River, traversed by the voyageurs. Many a harrowing tale lie in its’ churning waters. This design is painted on Sanborn's Voyageur Heritage Paddle. Elegantly graceful in and out of the water. Each is a laminated combination of western red cedar, aspen and black walnut.


21. Orvis Steel Fire Ring ($275) This steel fire ring creates a cozy gathering space with its cutout woodland scene. Made in the USA from heavy-duty 12-gauge steel. The perfect cabin gathering spot for stories and drinks.





22. Duckworth Snowcrest Wool Shirt ($330) Duckworth's handmade, 100% Montana-grown Merino Wool Snowcrest Shirt is the epitome of fine wool apparel craftsmanship: American-made at one of the nation's oldest woolen mills (dating back to the 19th century) using a proprietary ultra-thick wool cloth, this shirt is naturally water, snow, and wind resistant - the ideal choice for days around the cabin - in any weather. Read the full review here.




23. Orvis Memory Foam Bolster Dog Bed ($350 in large) Underneath the plush microfiber quilted cover of this Orvis Bolster Dog Bed is a 3½"-thick therapeutic memory foam cushion designed and calibrated specifically for a dog's body shape and weight distribution. The open-cell memory foam conforms to your dog's body and supports muscles, relieves pressure on joints, and improves circulation. The streamlined, plush bolster is filled with springy spun polyester, and provides your dog with a comfortable place to lean into. A hypoallergenic, water-resistant liner keeps the CertiPUR-US-certified foam clean and dry. Polyester cover is removable and washable. Personalize with embroidery, up to 15 characters.


24. Tom Beckbe Tensaw Jacket ($495) Proven in the field around the world, the Tensaw Jacket stands at the head of the legion of waxed canvas jackets, blending rugged functionality with smart styling. The jacket's durable 8 oz waxed shelter cloth shell develops a rich patina over time. Gusseted underarms, a bi-swing back, and classic fit through the midsection allow for a full-range of motion. A cotton liner inspired by Alabama red clay adds a touch of color to the interior, and a collar lined with Bedford corduroy provides welcome protection from the cold. Two chest hand warmer pockets are perfect for cold days, while large front bellow pockets provide ample storage and conceal two additional lower hand warmer pockets. A hidden Napoleon pocket keeps cellphones and other valuables dry and provides easy access without releasing heat. Made in the U.S.A.


25. Duluth Pack Bison Leather Weekender Duffel ($520) The best-looking duffel on any flight, the Bison Leather Weekender Duffel from Duluth is the most rugged bag for your travels. With a sleek design, handy outer zippered pocket, and rolled leather handles, this bag will get you and your gear where you need to go. Use code AF22XUQ4H68E and save 10%.


Or check out the Tom Beckbe Classic Camo Field Bag ($425) Tom's best-selling Field Bag includes a heavy-duty top handle, zippered interior pocket, and two interior key clips for superior organization. Designed with utility in mind, this Field Bag is built from a heavy-duty, 14oz waxed cotton canvas printed with Classic Camo and a waterproof interior liner.


26. Russell Moccasin Signature South 40 Birdshooter Boots ($660+) The tale behind original South 40 was written in the pheasant fields of South Dakota in 1983-1984. Introduced in 1984, the Russell South 40 Birdshooter was an instant success and served bird hunters well for nearly 25 years. The new Signature South 40 combines “tougher” with “improved comfort.” The South 40 features triple vamp construction made from waterproof WeatherTuff Leather, upper fully leather lined with soft Agua Tan waterproof leather, standard quick lacing studs.Each pair is made by hand to your exact measurements. Light weight and nimble for all day comfort.


27. Masaya Lounge Chair Geronimo Pattern ($750) Stylish yet casual, the Masaya Lounge Chair features a minimal profile, handwoven seat and backrest, along with a solid wood frame. This chair is perfect as a statement piece or as your new favorite lounging spot. The handwoven San Geronimo pattern is inspired by the traditional festivities for the patron saint of the town of Masaya. The vivid colors bring the rich and joyful Nicaraguan culture into the comfort of your cabin.


28. Vermont Castings Encore Cast Iron Woodburning Stove ($3,680) Among the vibrant hills and silver waters of the Green Mountain State is one constant: the promise of American craftsmanship. This is where day after day, year after year, the proud people of Vermont Castings craft each stove by hand. No detail is too small, no element insignificant. This is true craftsmanship.The Encore provides more than heat: it’s a skillfully crafted, timeless piece of furniture. A finely-fashioned exterior with classic curves and smooth cast iron finish complements features made with care.


29. The Art of Brent Cotton ($ Varies) When I first came across the work of Brent Cotton, I was mesmerized. By the lighting. By the moodiness. By the moments perfectly captured and retold through oil and brush and canvas. I remember the first featured a man tending a fire in the woods. It was haunting. I can't even explain why, but it was like nothing I had ever experienced. I found myself staring. Completely transfixed. Hypnotized by the flames. I went on to explore more of his work – scenes on rivers and in woods; of rural and wild beauty. Places I wanted to be. Places that felt familiar and intimate. And the light; always the light. Rendered in that perfect form. It grabs me, pulls me in close, and beckons me to stay a spell. You can read my full interview with Brent here.


30. Restored 1988 Jeep Wagoneer ($98,000) Ready for adventure? This classic black and tan beauty is outfitted with the Adventure Package! With only 76,000 original miles this Wagoneer makes a great daily driver or weekend toy. Load it up and head to the cabin or explore the road less traveled. Original 2018 Restoration by Wagonmaster featuring many extras like 3" Lift, 33X12.5x15 Mickey Thompson tires, light bar, and side steps.


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