Gift Guides for Your Favorite People

With the holiday season upon us, we thought we would show you some fun and easy gift giving items for all the favorites on your list. Or, maybe provide some strong hints to those who are shopping for you? Wink. Wink. For a closer look of items listed below, click on the links to be taken to our website or if indicated store only, give us a call, we’d be happy to help you pick the perfect present!

 

Gift Guide : The Colorist

The Colorist

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE ONE WHO LIKES TO MAKE A STATEMENT

Let’s start with a guide for the ones who are not afraid of color. We dare you not to smile at this picture. Who doesn’t like color, right? We get giddy just looking at all these items.

  1. Birds of Ply –  For the perfect pet bird you don’t need to feed. (In-store only)
  2. Archetoys – For the adult who has always been a kid at heart.
  3. Pouch – Fun hand screen printed pouches for the design enthusiast.
  4. Jewelry – Colorful baubles are always a good idea. We have a great selection in the shop. (In-store only)
  5. Watch – Go old school with a modern timepiece.
  6. Socks – No shortage of fun socks around here! Up their sock game with some color. Click here and here.
  7. Notebooks – We love these Memphis inspired notebooks. We think they will too!
  8. Alice & Wonderland – You won’t need to go down the rabbit hole for this one, just come into re-souL.  (In-store only)

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Proud to Present: Otter Wax

Chris of Otterwax in his element

We believe in taking care of your leather, and so does Chris Chase of Otter Wax. For years, we avoided selling shoe care products because of the sometimes harmful and toxic ingredients that go into them. When carrying beautiful handcrafted leather shoes made with vegetable tanned leather, you want to be sure that you’re using agreeable leather care products that will benefit the shoe.

When we met Chris at a trade show in 2012, we were so excited! We knew his shoe care line would be the right fit for our shop. Four years later, we are continuing to sell Otter Wax!

Saddle Soap with Brush

Otter Wax knows that quality must not be rushed. Their all natural products are formulated and handmade in Portland, Oregon, demonstrating a commitment to making items that are pure, honest, and effective.

Don’t worry, no otters were harmed in the making of these Otter Wax products! The name was inspired by the natural protective qualities of an otter’s coat. Chris and his team believe that Mother Nature has given them all the tools to create shoe care products for everyday life. They use all natural plant-based ingredients from sustainable sources that offer the least amount of environmental impact, and do not ever test their products on animals. In addition to having all their products packaged by hand, Otter Wax requires each of its suppliers to be socially responsible and meet the highest quality standards.

We are proud to carry Otter Wax in our re-souL shop and online. We hope you will love this line as much as we do! If you have any questions about the processes behind using Otter Wax products to maintain you leather, check out the video below.

Or, even better,  join us at re-souL this Saturday, November 19th from 4-6pm for a special event with Chris Chase, founder of Otter Wax! Chris will be doing demos to teach proper leather care techniques using Otter Wax products. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win an Otter Wax gift basket, featuring a range of their all-natural products, and receive a gift with purchase when you come to the event. We’d love to see you!

6 Stocking Stuffers for Him and Her

STOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: J. FoldSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Rifle Paper Co.STOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Hansel from BaselSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Otter WaxSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Lodis Women's WalletsSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Architect Made Wooden Birds

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

So, by now you have probably taken care of the “big” gift. But what about the stockings? “Oh, the stockings!”, you say. You know, the thing you forgot to plan for, that has you running to your nearest drugstore, frantically looking for something that doesn’t look like you bought it at the drugstore? No? Never happens to you? Right, not us either. *blush*

Well, just in case you are looking for something thoughtful and unique, we at re-souL have some great ideas; paper goods, socks, wallets, shoe care products are just to name a few. See you soon!

Still stumped? Here’s some more gift ideas for you.

Holiday Gifts for Him

Because sometimes it’s harder to come up with gifts for the gentlemen in your life, we have come up with a holiday gift guide just for the dudes.

GUYS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

> When looking at your phone to get the time is not quite good enough, may we suggest a stylish modern time piece from Alessi? Their watches are well designed and make a smart looking accessory.

> Speaking of smart, how about a smart looking tote to haul all of his stuff? Winter Session totes are produced and made here in the USA, Denver to be exact. Their mission is to “design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner.” You can’t argue with that philosophy.

> Is it time for a new wallet?  When an old boring billfold will just not do, a Jfold wallet will make a strong impression. When it comes out of  his pocket it will  say, ” Yeah, I’m cool.”

> Have a mountain man in your life? Okay, maybe he just likes to act like one?  Wolverine boots are good looking and can withstand a 1000 miles. For reals, it says so right on the boots.

> Here is a great stocking stuffer!  A shoe care kit by Otterwax will keep his shoe collection looking like new. No more excuses!

> Did he play with a Rubix as a kid? The Cubebot from Areaware will keep him entertained at his desk for at least an hour. Time him as he tries to get the robot back into a cube. You may giggle at his expense, just a little.

> A busy business man needs a handsome bag to tote his laptop and files in style. We love this bag from Will Leather Goods.  It’s made to take a beating and will only get better with age.

> We have a manly collection of cuffs from In God We Trust, sans the skulls and spikes. (Not that there is anything wrong with that, of course.)

We hope your holiday season is going well, stay warm everybody!

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Cool Gift Ideas for Dad

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL. I like to “muse” about things that inspire me. Especially on Mondays.

As I am racking my brain on what to get Legh for Father’s Day, I’m finding myself in a quandary. It’s too bad he works with me, because the shop has some really cool stuff for dads! Since I won’t be gifting him anything from the shop (because face it, that would be lame on my part), it doesn’t mean YOU can’t! Check this out…

Cool Gift's for Dad

 

1. Could dad’s fancy shoes need some spiffying up? Otterwax makes outstanding all-natural leather care products in Portland, Oregon. They smell great and will make dad’s shoes look new again! $13 – $80

 

2. Isn’t it time for dad to wear a wristwatch again? Alessi has the best collection of interesting wrist candy for your favorite dad. $140 – $270

 

3. Is dad’s wallet looking like he dug it up out of a time capsule? J.Fold has some creative styles to up dad’s cool factor. $38 – $58

 

4. Does dad have a desk job? How about one of these fun wooden birds from Architect Made? These 2-piece bird sculptures are simple in design but their pose-ability allows infinite creativity. Dad would have fun playing with one of these. $52 – $70.

 

5. How are dad’s kicks holding up? Maybe treat him to a comfy a pair of SeaVees sneaks. They are sure to become his favorites for casual days. $78 – $98

 

Proud to Present: Otter Wax

Otter Wax products - re-souL

We are so excited about Otter Wax!  A new canvas and leather care product out of Portland, Oregon.  Please don’t fret, this product is not made from otters but more like a source of inspiration for the creator Chris Chase.  It all started when Chris wanted to restore his Filson raincoat with a fresh coat of wax.  He had bought a tin of fabric and canvas wax but was disappointed with the results.  Most waxes are made from a base of paraffin, a petroleum by-product of the oil refining process. Yuck! Who wants their coat oily and smelling of petroleum?

So Chris started his venture into a canvas and leather care collection out of necessity and a desire for an all natural product.  The entire Otter Wax line is made using simple, all-natural ingredients that are non-toxic and silicone-free. The only animal-based products utilized are humanely harvested beeswax and lanolin. Lanolin is a water-proofing wax derived from boiling the wool of shorn sheep. None of these care products contain parts of animal by-products collected from the butchering of animals such as Mink Oil or Neatsfoot Oil.

We have tested this product out on our own vegetable tanned Fiorentini & Baker boots as well as our MOMA shoes and we loved the results! Bonus, these products smell heavenly.  The Otter Wax collection has grown from its humble beginnings of the original Wax Bar to include Saddle Soap Leather Cleanser, Leather Salve Conditioning Treatment and Leather Oil.  Just ask yourself this question when you go to care for your beloved jacket or boots,  why would you treat them with anything that you wouldn’t trust using on your own skin?

You can find the Otter Wax collection at resouL.com.