We are so excited to be celebrating our Editor-in-chief, Ben Ashby’s, birthday today!
Because we are scattered hither and yon here at the FOLK Magazine Blog, we thought what better way to shower Ben with birthday gifts than a virtual birthday party! Each of these gifts were hand picked with Ben in mind and would also be great gift giving ideas for the men in your life!
Here are the FOLK Magazine Blog contributors’ “virtual” birthday presents and wishes for our favorite magazine editor!
Happy Birthday Ben! I picked this amazing rustic styled desk by Urban Wood Goods, Etsy for several reasons: The wood top is 100+ year old wood, reclaimed from old barns and buildings throughout the midwest, and the steel hairpin legs are edgy modern. The desk is both old and new and says FOLK Magazine all the way, with style! May your birthday this year be an extra special one alongside your continued success with the magazine AND blog! So very grateful to be working with you! Donna |Funky Junk Interiors
Happy Birthday Ben! Using an Italian leather from Tuscany, which is tanned from French dairy cows, Will Leather Goods, located in Eugene, OR, has built simple and sturdy silhouettes to fit the weight of the leather and maximize its inherent beauty. A perfect bag for Ben to carry all those magazine issues and million dollar contracts he will be signing in the near future! Lucy |Craftberry Bush
Happy Birthday Ben! Created by two Virginia transplants, now living in New York, this Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker is one part sophistication, 2 parts southern hospitality and a splash of vintage charm. I think it is the perfect way to celebrate Ben and his passion for connecting the past to the present…get it…present…birthday present. happy birthday to you! Vanessa |At The Picket Fence
Happy Birthday Ben! This American Flag quilted pillow is perfect for the man who loves all things Americana. Made by the artisan quilter Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin, this is a Made In the USA gift that will be cherished by generations of Ashby’s. Beth |Unskinny Boppy
Happy Birthday Ben! Since Ben is never without his camera, I know he’ll love this fabulous, hand made, leather camera bag with enough room for camera, extra lenses and even a laptop. He can even add his monogram to make it truly one of a kind. Kelly | Eclectically Vintage
Happy Birthday Ben! Sams Natural gifts for men are products made by Americans in America. From soaps to aftershave, deodorant to bath salts Sams Natural us shaking up the world of men’s hygiene by creating Natural + Functional hygiene products that really work! Amy |MomHen’s Frugal Life
Happy Birthday Ben! Ben’s appreciation for authentic American-made fashion made choosing a birthday gift for him easy. These leather saddle shoes from Allen Edmonds are classic and high quality with a vintage feel that I think Ben would love! Tiffany |Offbeat and Inspired
Happy Birthday Ben! What could be more perfect on the desk of our favorite Editor in Chief than this Reclaimed Wood Desk Caddy from Peg and Awl. They caddies are made from reclaimed wood from antique floor joists. It is Olde Growth Pine which means that this wood had been growing for many many years before it was cut and turned into a home. Each caddy is hand rubbed with natural tung oil providing a water resistant, durable finish. A perfect addition to the desk of any gentleman! Heather |At The Picket Fence
Happy Birthday Ben! Ben would love these Aviator sunglasses made by Randolph Engineering. They’re impeccable in quality as well as stylish. Made in America, these are the perfect birthday gift for Ben! Sarah |Offbeat and Inspired
Happy Birthday Ben! This handcrafted market tote would be perfect for the Ben Ashby lifestyle. Made by an artisan from the Appalachian mountains, this piece is made in America and ready for traveling, whether to far off places or just the local market. KariAnne |Thistlewood Farm
We are so honored to be working with you Ben, we all wish you a very happy birthday, and we ask our FOLK friends to consider buying American made products for holiday gift giving!
…and don’t forget this special gift from Ben to you!! Click on the image for full details.