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  • Writer's pictureAllen Crater

Holiday Gift Guide - Cabin

Updated: Mar 7

close up of coffee mug as morning light shines through the window

Inside around the fire while snow falls, or watching the sunrise from the porch with a cup of coffee, there's something special about being at a cabin. If your holiday list includes someone who loves to escape to a retreat in the woods or on the water, here are 26 of my favorite gift ideas for those special getaways – any season, indoors or out.

lowball glasses with various outdoor prints

1. Wingo Lowball Glasses ($24) It’s about time you found your favorite drinkware. This boxed set of glasses is perfect for that adult sipping beverage. Bring it to the tying desk, or the porch swing. Your choice of four patterns. Dogs? Check. Trout? Check. Camp life? Check. Moose and bear? You bet.

metal and wood fire poker

2. Duluth Pack Fire Poker ($35) Carefully and effectively care for your campfire from a distance with these great Duluth Pack Fire Pokers. Available in 2 different lengths and including a log hook to lift, drag, push, and pull your firewood easily. Comes with a tradional wooden handle featuring the Duluth Pack name. Made in Minnesota.

classic style red thermal socks

3. Filson 1970'S Logger Thermal Sock ($40) Ideal for frigid weather, under fishing waders, or long hours in the snow, these thick 1970s Logger Thermal Socks feature a high wool content for excellent warmth and moisture management. Thermal knit construction improves insulation and adds cushioning. Stretch ribbing keeps socks up and helps fight muscle fatigue. Flat toe seams minimize rubbing.

leather dog collar with upland hunting print

4. Whiskey Leatherworks Fish/Upland Print Dog Collar and Leash ($45) Handmade with Latigo leather, solid brass components, and one-inch webbing in a variety of patterns, these leashes and collars are as unique and beautiful as the dogs wearing them. Read the review here.

classic style pendant lights

5. Barebones Edison Pendant String lights ($70) Add illumination and ambiance when you’re off the grid. The Edison String Lights make it simple to style your outdoor space. Three LED Edison lights connect by a single cord to make for easy hanging and styling. Or connect up to two Edison String Light sets together for even more appeal.

leather and wool mittens

6. Stormy Kromer Tough Mitts ($70) No matter how cold, these heavy-duty wool-blend mittens keep you warm and working. The palm and fingers are covered in durable, authentic leather and the inside is lined with polyester sherpa for superior heat retention.

brightly decorated cribbage board

7. Sanborn Canoe Cribbage Set ($75) Bright and punchy, the West painted cribbage sets offer an eye-catching way to play a round. Perfect for the cabin, these boards are made in the Sanborn Canoe shop in Minnesota from premium Cherry wood. Each one is carefully handpainted using designs from some of their most popular painted paddles. Just supply your favorite deck of cards, and you're ready to play!

olive colored flannel shirt

8. Poncho Flannel Shirt ($90) I love Poncho shirts, in fact, I own nine of them, and four are their performance flannels. These shirts are medium weight, stretchy, and fit perfectly. I'm also a fan of the Royal Robbins Westland Flannel ($115), and the Mountain Khakis Dover Shirt Jac ($200) which is pictured here.

iron wolf head bottle opener

9. Filson Wolf Head Bottle Opener ($95) this unique bottle opener is handcrafted exclusively for Filson by a local Washington blacksmith. Made with solid iron for a lifetime of service. Guaranteed to be a conversation starter.

lined brown leather slippers

10. Orvis Wilmington Slipper Mocs ($119) Nothing feels better than taking the boots off after a long day. These comfy, oiled-leather slipper mocs, lined in natural shearling, are just the ticket. With their TPR rubber outsole and arch support, these moccasin-style slippers can handle a light stroll or morning coffee on the porch.

camp chair with wooden frame and green cloth

11. Byer of Maine Pangea Butterfly Chair ($120) While the original Butterfly Chair was designed in the late 30's, the Byer version is both a nod to the past and a look forward. They have painstakingly designed the details of the cover to withstand years of use and reinforced all the stress points. The frame has been carefully altered to enhance the comfort and durability. The Butterfly Chair is perfectly at home around any campfire. Or, for even more relaxed fitting check it out in the Gilder.

cast iron log splitter

12. Orvis Kindling Log Splitter ($129) A stylish and safe way to create your kindling at the cabin, this award-winning cast-iron log splitter is easy to use, free of moving blades, and never requires your fingers to be near sharp objects. Simply place the kindling on top of the blade and strike on the opposite end with a mallet or another log. The top ring keeps the kindling from falling away while being split.

framed print of a man camping by the water

13. Modern Huntsman/Nicholas Coleman Print ($150) A limited edition lithograph print from highly collected western artist Nicholas Coleman, made from the original oil painting ‘The Huntsman,’ which was commissioned as the limited edition cover of Modern Huntsman’s Volume Six: Resilience. Read my interview with the artist here.

axe with red wooden handled green head

14. Hults Bruk 325 Year Anniversary Axe ($184) 2022 marked the 325th anniversary since Jacob Reenstierna established Hult’s iron and steel factory in 1697. To mark the occasion, the factory created a commemorative limited-edition axe. The design is inspired by favorite Hults Bruk axes from the past. The head of the Anniversary axe, with a gross weight of 1.25lb, is a classic Yankee pattern and the bit has a finishing with a narrow 5 step premium grind. It is hand-forged from Swedish quality steel, and equipped with a hickory handle and a specially made leather edge cover. The red and green of the anniversary axe are borrowed from Hults' Agdor range that was introduced in the 1930 and made Hults Bruk famous around the world.

classic camp cot with wooden legs and tan cloth

15. Byer Of Maine Heritage Cot ($200) Perfect for sleeping the unexpected guest in the loft at the cabin. Military in design but civilian in comfort, the Maine Heritage Cot will endure countless camping trips. Its sturdy North American hardwood frame is covered by 600 Denier polyester fabric, which means this wood cot can hold up to 375 lbs.

shiny cast iron skillet

16. 12" Smithey Cast Iron Skillet ($210) Smithey's best-selling cast iron skillet, the No. 12, will elevate your cast iron cooking. Designed with slightly more surface area and depth than the No. 10, the No. 12 is the perfect size for families of four or those who cook to have leftovers. With their signature polished interior finish, the No. 12, when seasoned, is naturally non-stick and free of chemical coatings. From cooktop to campfire, it's the perfect cabin cookware.

white wool blanket with red, yellow, and blue stripes

17. Pendleton Glacier National Park Blanket ($290/Full) Since the early 1900s, Pendleton Woolen Mills has honored America's National Parks with a collection of distinctive park blankets. The Glacier Park Blanket was one of the first. Its historic markings and colors date back to the frontier trading posts. Traders would indicate the weight of the blanket offered in exchange for furs by holding up one finger for each pound. The original blankets incorporated three, four, or five black stripes in the design, which indicated the value of the blanket. Colors and variations of the original striped theme have been adapted to reflect distinguishing characteristics of each park and blanket in the collection. National Park Blankets are still woven in Pendleton's Pacific Northwest mills, just as they were nearly 100 years ago.

chrome kerosene lantern

18. Petromax 500 HK Chrome Kerosene Lantern ($290) Since its invention in 1910, the Petromax HK500 has become the most famous kerosene lamp in the world. With its impressive light output of over 400 watts, it combines unique technology with an elegant, nostalgic design. Read my review here.

brown waxed men's vest

19. Tom Beckbe Kinsman Vest ($325) The Kinsman Vest's durable 6oz waxed, weatherproof shell develops a rich patina while protecting you from inclement weather and thick brush. A cotton liner inspired by Alabama red clay adds a touch of color to the interior, and a stand-up collar lined with Bedford corduroy provides welcome protection from the cold. Two chest hand warmer pockets are perfect for cooler days, while large front bellow pockets provide ample storage and conceal two additional lower hand warmer pockets. Exterior side tabs allow for waist tightening. A durable antique brass zipper and snaps secure the front storm flap.

wooden corn hole boards with pattern

20. Classic Woody Cornhole Boards ($350) Add some style to your game with these classic cornhole boards. Carefully crafted from the finest materials, this two-by-four-foot regulation cornhole board set features a premium grade plywood deck with a beautiful mahogany frame.

green dog bed with dog laying on it

21. Filson Dog Bed ($425) You shouldn't be the only one relaxing in comfort at the cabin. This large dog bed is made of durable and washable cotton with a comfortable insert that’s baffled to keep its structure. The washable, quilted top provides comfort after a long day’s work, and will be especially appreciated by older dogs.

wooden case with cigars, drinking glasses and bourbon

22. J. A. Henry Campaign Box ($395) This box is hand-crafted from solid White Pine reclaimed from a Michigan farmhouse built in 1887. The humidor is lined with Spanish Cedar. Very durable and well-constructed, this box is intended for travel, camping, fishing, or for display and includes all glassware.The character and condition of the wood and grain is uniquely beautiful, conditioned by over 130 years of Michigan weather. The hardware includes unique, non-mortise hinges salvaged from a 19th century farmhouse. The leather handles are handmade and are secured with antique trunk handle caps. Every detail of these boxes are considered. The campaign box cover can be hand-carved personalized for an additional $90.

Camouflage waxed canvas duffel bag

23. Tom Beckbe Classic Weekender Duffel ($600) This medium-sized weekender duffel bag is a rugged and distinctive take on a classic and loads and unloads easily without ruffling its contents. A large clamshell zippered opening sits neatly under the top flap, secured with quick-release brass closures and buckle adjusters for cinching. The bag is built with a heavy-duty, 14 ounce waxed cotton canvas. A full-grain leather shoulder strap, solid brass hardware, top-of-the line antique brass zippers, a waterproof interior liner, and Tom Beckbe's signature roped carry handle complete this travel-ready classic.

blue hammock on metal stand

24. Fatboy Headdemock Deluxe Hammock ($630) Lounge in comfort. This oversized hammock can hold up to 2 people or 330 lbs., and what's more, you don't even need a tree to hang it in. The unique design and solid frame means you can pop it up anywhere and enjoy. Made of durable, water and dirt repellent and UV-resistant polyester with a foldable metal and rubber frame.

wrist watch with green bands and white face

25. Luminox Atacama Field Watch 3122 ($890) - When the folks that make watches for the Navy Seals decide to make a field watch, this is what you get. Water-resistant Swiss quality in a simple, understated design featuring the famed Luminox illumination system.

meat smoker with door open

26. Camp Chef XXL Pro Vertical Smoker ($900) The XXL Pro packs everything you love about a pellet grill and smoke vault all in one wood pellet vertical smoker. By adding the WIFI controller you can monitor your cook from your phone and custom set your smoke setting. That means no more babysitting your low and slow cooks. With three meat racks, three jerky racks, and a sausage rack with twelve hooks, you'll never run out of space for your favorite foods.

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