Are you making your list and checking it twice? Like Santa, you have a big holiday to-do list. From decking the halls to planning Christmas dinner, the holidays can feel overwhelming—especially when you can’t find the right gift.
Crane’s Country Store is here to help. We are fortunate to have some generous pointy-eared friends! Santa’s elves need an occasional break from making toys at the workshop, so they travel to Williamsburg, MO, to spread holiday cheer and help you buy the perfect gifts year after year.
With the elves’ blessing, we’ve created this holiday gift guide showcasing cool Christmas gift ideas for everyone, including the hard to please.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Her
Whether you’re shopping for your wife, mother, daughter or friend, we have women’s outerwear, basics, accessories and more for the holiday season. Give the women in your life the gift of comfort, function and style with elevated everyday clothing from The Normal Brand.
Based out of St. Louis, MO, The Normal Brand makes versatile and durable clothing with no pretense. AKA: Gifts she will actually wear. We recommend The Normal Brand for everyday activities and cozying up by the fire.
1. Jealousy-Inspiring Jackets
The holidays are about spreading joy and kindness, but we don’t see anything wrong with inspiring a little jealousy, too, as you walk by in a fabulous jacket. A great jacket doesn’t only keep you warm on winter days. It pulls an outfit together and can exude attitude or polish.
The Normal Brand’s Boyfriend Snap Front Shacket is a fully-lined layer she’ll wear on repeat this season. The Shacket brings the style of a shirt and the warmth of a jacket together in a bold plaid pattern.
2. Super-Soft Sweaters
Nothing is better than sweater weather. We’ve got several sweater styles your loved one is sure to love. Add warm wool to her wardrobe with the classic Cable Mock Neck Sweater, or choose a cozy knit crewneck with enough flair for her New Year’s Eve party.
The Elena Crewneck Sweater is more than cozy and cute. This super-soft sweater includes unique details to make the wearer feel special, such as functional buttons along the shoulder.
3. Essential Sweatshirts
On a chilly winter’s day, you reach for layers that bring you comfort. Hoodies and half zips are wardrobe staples. Sometimes we hang on to them for a little too long. Is it time for her to retire her favorite college sweatshirt?
The Normal Brand sweatshirts and hoodies are stylish and functional, elevating any athleisure look. Wear them while hanging out at home or grabbing coffee with friends.
Our favorite this season is the Henry Half Zip Hoodie, which takes coziness to a new level. Soft, cloud-like sherpa covers the outside of the hoodie while warm polar fleece lines the inside. We’re toasty just thinking about it!
Holiday Gift Ideas for Him
Choosing a gift for someone can be tricky. Luckily, we have plenty of gift options for your dad, brother, husband or best friend, including men’s clothing and unique grooming products. With our selection of Carhartt, Filson and Duke Cannon items, you can give him a gift he’ll wear or use every day.
1. Hydrating Beard Balm
Is your husband, brother or best bud a regular beard grower? Is he experimenting with facial hair this season? No-Shave November, followed by Don’t-Shave December, may have the men in your life looking disheveled this winter.
Beard guys may be too proud to admit it, but their facial hair needs extra TLC. Treat your favorite hard-working men with beard balm to shape, style and hydrate their beards.
Duke Cannon’s Best Damn Beard Balm keeps beards looking fresh and polished. This beard balm is packaged in a travel tin, making it a great stocking stuffer.
Shop all Duke Cannon grooming products. We’ve got beard balms, beard oils, soaps and deodorants in a range of rugged scents.
2. The Best Beer Soap
Yes, you read that correctly. Beer soap. Soap with beer in it. Wrap up a few bars of this soap for your friends and be hailed as the ultimate gift giver. Not only will they enjoy bathing with their favorite brewski, but the antioxidants in beer provide excellent cleansing benefits. Duke Cannon soap bars are two to three times the size of regular soap bars. Think of them as the beer pitchers of soaps.
Raise a glass to The Great American Beer Soap made with Budweiser. A hint of Budweiser is in every soap bar, making this bar the King of Soaps.
Is your best buddy a Busch drinker? Now, he can bathe in Busch beer in the shower with Duke Cannon’s Busch Beer Soap.
There’s more. Old Milwaukee fans will enjoy Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Beer Soap, made with a few splashes of Old Milwaukee beer.
Now he can truly bathe—the right way—in his choice of beer.
(Don’t worry. None of the bars smell like beer!)
3. Outerwear for Every Man
The mark of a great piece of outerwear is its ability to last. Men’s jackets and vests need to be durable and made of quality materials. Empower him to adventure or complete his outdoor passion project no matter the weather.
The Alcan Canvas Cruiser is ready for whatever he throws at it. Work outside in the snow. Trek through miles of hunting land. This heavily-waxed canvas jacket can take it.
Gifts for the Outdoor Adventurer
Give adventure-seekers on your list gifts that help them travel further and explore longer. Gear from Stanley and Nite Ize prepares you for weekend getaways in the great outdoors. Whether they like to hike, camp, hunt or live the #vanlife, feed your friend’s taste for adventure.
1. Camp-Ready Cookware
An adventure into the woods doesn’t mean you’ll be eating bad food. Serious campers know that every campsite needs proper cooking tools. With the right cookware, you can make just about anything with a portable camp stove. The Stanley brand offers campsite kitchen cookware for meals made outdoors.
Cook burgers, flip pancakes and more with the 9-piece All-in-one Fry Pan Set.
Choose the Full Kitchen Base Camp Cookset for the gourmet campsite chef or as cookware for your friend’s new RV.
Shop all Stanley products.
2. The World’s Best Bottle
On a crisp winter morning, you want your hot coffee to stay hot. On a blood-pumping hike, you want your water to stay cold and refreshing. If you’re looking for hot/cold protection, you need a smart thermal bottle with four layers of insulation.
The Stanley Legacy QuadVac Thermal Bottle keeps beverages at the right temperature all day. Complete with an easy-grip handle, this thermal bottle will be your loved one’s best companion on any trek.
For a stocking stuffer, Stanley’s Master Unbreakable Hip Flask keeps your most precious liquids, like that aged whiskey, safe on every adventure. Keep it in your pocket and focus on the fun.
3. Waterproof Pouches
Step into the wild without worry. Waterproof bags are essential for any adventurer who wishes to bring along electronics or protect their wallet and toiletries. The Nite Ize Runoff Waterproof Pouch adheres to TSAs 3-1-1 Liquids Rule and is entirely waterproof. It’s great for air travel and everyday use. Zip up your belongings and start your day.
Shop all Nite Ize pouches and packs.
Gifts for the Traveler or Commuter
Whether they’re traveling across the country or commuting to work each day, their accessories should be stylish and functional. Help your loved one haul what they need for the office, gym class or weekend getaway with a Filson bag.
1. Tin Cloth Briefcases
Getting ready for work includes packing up everything you need: laptop, chargers and paperwork. Make someone’s daily commute a little easier with a briefcase that’s durable and ready for travel. The waterproof tin cloth Filson 24 Hour Briefcase was made to stand up to the toughest conditions, whether your office is in a high-rise or on a mountain.
Shop all Filson luggage.
2. Durable Duffles
Plan the trip. Fill up your gas tank. Throw your things in a bag. Hit the road. Make weekend travel better with a versatile duffle. Filson’s 48 Hour Duffle Bag is perfect for an overnight trip with friends or as a carry-on for your next flight. It features an adjustable shoulder strap and a trolley strap for rolling luggage.
Shop all Filson duffles and bags.
3. Hiking Backpacks
An epic hike calls for an epic backpack. Before letting your friend trek into the wilderness, make sure they have a pack that can withstand any trail. The Alcan Tin Cloth Tool Backpack was made for adventures in the backcountry. With many pockets and slots, this backpack keeps clothes, tools and gear safe and dry.
Shop all Filson backpacks and luggage.
Custom Crane’s Gift Bags
Sport Crane’s wherever you go! If you love Crane’s Country Store as much as we do, our custom Apolis bags feature our logo and tagline.
These totes are two gifts in one. Give them as a standalone gift or use them as a gift bag to store more goodies inside.
Crane’s makes holiday shopping easier. Our visiting elves have plenty of great gift ideas for everyone in your life. Visit our store in Williamsburg, MO, or browse our merchandise online.
Happy holidays! We wish you lots of laughter, warmth and joy this season.