For the Kids!!*
I knew when putting these gift boxes together that I wanted to do one specifically for kids, as raising our own kids on this mountain has been such an integral part of Savage Sublime.
This then is our IDEAL gift. A real reflection of how we've parented, and a collection of our actual favorite things.
The box is centered around a beautiful, restored, vintage pocket knife: an essential part of everyday care and everyday travel. No matter the place, no matter the person. A pocket knife is among the greatest tokens of growth and maturity a kid will ever remember being given. Each vintage pocket knife in this collection is in good working order and sold as-is; cleaned with acetone and steel wool but otherwise untouched. Scuffs and scratches are descriptive elements of each piece's unique history and time-worn patina and are crucial to our choice in hand-selecting each one. What better tool to slip in your purse or pocket than one has stood the test of time.
And then, the book. Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome, is one of our top 5 favorite children's books. Set in the summer of 1929 in the Lake District of England, it's a gorgeous adventure story, one that entire childhoods are made of. This copy is a beautiful limited edition hardcover and a perfect heirloom copy.
Rounding out this box is an adorable glow-in-the-dark constellation bandana, a few fun treasure feathers, and a Savage Sublime gift bag.
Also! Because this particular gift box is so close to my heart, I'm including a digital copy of my ebook Delightful Survival. Written to help familiarize parents with homeschooling it's also a memoir of sorts, of our life here on the mountain in Sebastopol, and raising kids to be thoughtful, independent, creative, and capable.
*Recommended for kids age 10 and up.
*Individual knives may require additional sharpening depending on ultimate use and purpose.