I’ll be the first to admit, this year’s gift guides have aired a bit on the feminine side. Brining us a true guys-guy gift guide is Chris Dicken, a chef, outdoorsman and avid antiquer! Chris is always enthusiastic in helping provide great content about his showroom, E.C. Dicken to me for the blog and has been fun to get to know during my time here in the District.
When I asked Chris his favorite part of the holiday season, he gave a warm and thoughtful response. ”This time of year it is always good to take an inventory on what you are thankful for. I guess what I’m most thankful for is my wife and four children. I’m so blessed with family and to be married to my best friend is truly a joy. This time of year it is easy to get caught up in what to expect under the Christmas tree or what is this going to cost but I think the Christmas season is best suited to give thanks for the things that money cant buy namely friends, family and a home.”
Chris included with his gift guide a few images from his recent buying trip to England, which will arrive at the showroom in early January. I wanted to make sure you saw these so I put them first! Keep reading for Chris’s gift guide.
Chris’s gift guide picks come with his stamp of approval. “These are all products that I like and use frequently,” Chris told me.
1. Medium Duffle Bag // www.flson.com
Filson has the best clothes for the individual who like to be outdoors.
2. Become an Organ Donor // TaylorsGift.org
In the spirit of giving you can make a donation to TG or become and become an organ donor.
3. Sutton Seasonings // SuttonsSeasonings.com
Local interior designer Peggy Shelmire developed and sells this great salt mix.
4. Ptarmigan Gentleman’s Knife // Ptarmigan
One of the best places for bespoke shotguns and clothes.
5. CFO Disc Drag Fly Fishing Reel // www.orvis.com
Fly fishing outfitter Orvis is a favorite of mine.
6. Foul Weather Fly Fishing Vest // www.flson.com
7. Macbook Pro // Apple
Anything from the Apple store is cool!