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12 Christmas Gifts for Him – $100 or Less

12 Christmas Gifts for Him – $100 or Less

This time of year is an especially good time to think of others.  The holiday season gives us an opportunity to send cards, plan get-togethers, eat too much and buy gifts for those we love.  Choosing the right gifts can be the hardest part of the holiday season.  Too often a Christmas gift is regifted even before the New Year.  I’ve put together a Gift Guide to help you buy gifts that will be utilized, cherished, and definitely not regifted. Almost every gift in this selection can be personalized, which shows that you didn’t just run in a store and grab a shirt or necktie…you put some thought into something uniquely for him.

                                                                                                                                             

Every product on this list is handcrafted in our workshop in Lynnville, TN, USA and ships to US customers with Free Ground Shipping.

No. 20 Portfolio – $100.00

“In today’s fast-paced world, there’s just too much to remember. And, when the brain hits overload, there’s no easy, add-on memory chip solution. I decided an easily transportable travel-size portfolio was just what I needed to jot down ideas or anything else I wanted to remember,” says the Colonel. It’s 9”H x 6”W size is ideal for his bedside table, automobile, in a meeting or just on the go. The front may be personalized with his three initials in the lower right corner for that special personal touch! Available in 4 color options.

Col. Littleton Cologne – $96.50

“Fragrance is an individual thing; and as you know there are even subtle differences in a particular fragrance, depending on the wearer. But, I can promise you, I won’t have him smelling like a coconut or eliciting the ‘run for cover’ response when people see him coming.” Classically understated-unmistakably cool and refreshing, with just the right splash of citrus, Col. Littleton Cologne is a totally delightful experience in fragrance.

No. 3 Possibles Bag (Large) – $72.50

He can use this bag to hold valuables in his golf bag, business bag or travel bag. The possibilities are endless. Handmade in our Workshop of soft, dry-milled leather in vintage brown. Round leather lace drawstring threads through brass eyelets. Copper tab on drawstring ends. 9.5″H x 7.5″W. May be personalized with his 3 initials on brass tag.

No. 27 Pocket Journal – $80.00

Leather journal cover, made in Colonel’s Workshop of soft and pliable dry-milled leather, fits our journal register (which may be reordered) like a book cover. Also works with other journals of similar size. Available in vintage brown, saddle tan and black. Comes with an archive box so he can use it today, file it away and preserve it for the ages. May be personalized with three block initials on the leather journal in right, lower front corner and his three initials and year engraved on the archive box.

No. 49 Phone Holster – $84.00

Our No. 49 Phone Holster design enables him to carry his iPhone® or similarly-sized smart phone in its protective case. Vertical belt loop on the back secures his electronic device securely to his belt (accommodates up to 1.5 inch wide belt), or he can drop the holster into his briefcase. Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of our black or vintage brown polished leather. Two-position ball stud closure. May be personalized with his three initials on front flap. Inside dimensions at bottom hole are 5.37”H x 3”W x 1.5”D.  (Please measure the device and compare dimensions to ensure a proper fit.)

No. 4 Belt – $100.00

Our Belt Collection was designed by Colonel Littleton with more than a nod to the military and sportsman’s tradition. The uniqueness of this collection of belts is in its’ adjusting feature. The traditional front buckle allows only three inches of fluctuation. Colonel’s belt adds another 8 inches, adjusting in one-inch increments. This means that one size fits almost everyone. A great gift item for your special guy!

Front Pocket Wallet (with flap) – $60.00

Made of black, brown or saddle tan native American steer hide, tanned right here in Tennessee. Dry milled to achieve incredible softness. Two pockets. Edge stitched. 3.9″ x 3″. Handmade in the Col. Littleton Workshop. May be personalized with his three initials. Holds up to 10 bills and 6-10 credit cards.

No. 1 Pouch – $50.00

He could probably think of a hundred uses for this small leather pouch. It’s a perfect little pouch for him to toss into his car or briefcase for keys, change, mints, stamps, etc. At 5 3/4″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall closed, it’s small in size but with a lot of carrying power. Solid brass ball stud fastener. Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop of soft, vintage brown dry-milled leather. May be personalized with three initials.

No. 3 Foxfire Knife – $85.50

Put a little tradition into his lifestyle. Nothing says tradition and Americana like a gentleman’s pocket knife. This knife features bone handles and a stainless steel locking blade. Solid brass bolsters. Dozens of hand steps provide a superior knife technically. Hand finished and hand buffed for that special look that can only be achieved at the hands of a craftsman. 3″ long when closed. May be personalized with three initials in the bone handle and the year in the brass bolster.

No. 3 Card Wallet – $44.50

He’ll be making a good first impression when he presents his business cards in this leather card wallet. Or, he can use the card wallet to hold up to five credit cards. Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop in our brown or black dry-milled leather. Edge stitched for durability and a finished look. May be personalized with three block initials.

Cuff Bracelets in American Buffalo – $40.00-$55.00

Handmade in our Workshop of American Buffalo. Nickel finish ball stud closure. Simplicity at its best. 3 widths available in sizes Large (7 1/2″ Inside) and XLarge (8″ Inside).

Round Leather Coasters – $87.50

Our Leather Coasters will definitely make an impression when displayed in the home or office.  Set of four coasters are made in our Col. Littleton Workshop of Italian bridle leather. May be embossed with one initial.

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Colonel’s 2017 New Year’s Philosophy

Colonel’s 2017 New Year’s Philosophy

A new year is on the horizon.  It stretches out before us like an endless highway, beckoning us on an exciting journey.  It is a new beginning – a time for reflection.  I’ve never been a big believer in New Year’s resolutions as such.  Sometimes they’re quickly made and just as quickly broken.  But, I… Continue Reading

CREATING TOMORROW’S HEIRLOOMS

CREATING TOMORROW’S HEIRLOOMS

What’s happened to our family heirlooms? I’m sure when families gathered on Thanksgiving, the conversations drifted toward memories that were special and significant. “Remember that pocket watch Daddy loved so much?  Whatever happened to it?  Remember how proud Mama was of her collection of baking tins?  Does anyone know where they are?  And what about… Continue Reading

Colonel’s Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Colonel’s Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Like lots of folks, I’ve always pictured Thanksgiving as a time when a one-horse sleigh traveled through the woods to grandma’s house where family gathered to eat turkey and the trimmings from a big platter. When everyone was nice and stuffed, the family would gather around the fireplace in the sitting room and enjoy being… Continue Reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Our 2017 Catalog

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Our 2017 Catalog

This holiday season marks our catalog’s 25th edition. Actually, we’ve been in business 30 years; however in our first few years we didn’t have the products or the resources to produce a catalog. Over the years, just about everything has changed from the size, printing, binding, product selection, etc. We work hard to produce this… Continue Reading

Dear Colonel 9/2/16

Dear Colonel 9/2/16

Letters From Our Customers Mike S. shared this with us on Facebook…what he calls “Bentley Tote perfection.”   Colonel rarely meets a picker he doesn’t like, but every now and then somebody really stands out, and that’s the case with this guy. Meet Colonel’s new favorite artist, John Hound Brown, a good ole southern storyteller… Continue Reading

Col. Littleton Trunk Show Sets Off Fireworks in NC

Col. Littleton Trunk Show Sets Off Fireworks in NC

It was a festive 4th of July weekend for Colonel and his team who visited The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC for the Col. Littleton Trunk Show. Nestled among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this grand resort hotel is over 100 years old and breathtaking. Fireworks lit up the nighttime sky while sparks were flying, you could say, inside… Continue Reading

Dear Colonel 6/16/16

Dear Colonel 6/16/16

LETTERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS   Tommy Harrison shares his “15 minutes of fame” with his Col. Littleton No. 3 Grip Bag: –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – IF YOU… Continue Reading

Col. Littleton Supports Children’s Music Program

Col. Littleton Supports Children’s Music Program

Have you ever seen a cuter group of violin virtuosos than this group from Richland Elementary School in Lynnville? (Front row, fifth from left is Kaitlyn, daughter of Josh Green, Leathersmith and Hide Specialist at Col. Littleton)  Photo courtesy of CWN Community Arts Academy Col. Littleton partnered with Martin Methodist College in their OpporTUNEity Music… Continue Reading

Brands As Art

Brands As Art

“Art takes many forms. At Col. Littleton you might say we have a new type of “brand awareness.” Having been in the leather business for many years I have come to appreciate the artistry of rancher’s brands . . . so much that I have designed and have a patent pending on a concept to bring this… Continue Reading

The Pocket Journal

The Pocket Journal

The New No. 27 & No. 28 Pocket Journals.   Choose the one that works best for you: No. 27 Pocket Journal Outside Dimensions: 6″H x 4″W Pocket Journal holds 5 1/2″H x 3 1/2″W journal fillers. No. 28 Pocket Journal  Outside Dimensions: 8 3/4″H x 5 1/4″W Pocket Journal holds 8 1/4″H x 5″W journal fillers.… Continue Reading

Milky Way Farm

Milky Way Farm

The Giles county countryside is looking beautiful as ever as the leaves turn and autumn greets us. This is a great time of year to visit our neighbors down the road, MILKY WAY FARM, so we thought we would tell you about them and take you on a little tour. Milky Way Farm is indeed… Continue Reading

Final Touches to the Tavern Restoration

Final Touches to the Tavern Restoration

It was over a year ago when Colonel first laid eyes on a sad, decaying building that didn’t seem worthy of another look. But, the walls spoke of history that could not be overlooked. Luckily, the building was framed with original materials that could be saved, and Colonel’s vision led him and a team of craftsmen on the… Continue Reading

Stencil Boards

Stencil Boards

When it comes to historic restoration, it’s not unusual to face some challenges along the way. Colonel and the team have had their share during this project.  But, Colonel felt quite lucky with a particular surprise that showed up – something he’d never dream of finding. The Legacy of Moses Eaton Comes to Lynnville, Tenn. Payton Hewitt made a rare… Continue Reading

Col. Littleton in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

Col. Littleton in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

Pick up the July issue of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and you’ll see Colonel and the town of Lynnville on page 50! They’ve included us in their article detailing “Three Charming Day Drives.”  Some of our neighbors are mentioned as well – Whitehorse Trading Company, Soda Pop Junction, Tenn South Distillery and the Lynnville Railroad Museum. Click on… Continue Reading

The Andrew Jackson Tavern – First Impression

The Andrew Jackson Tavern – First Impression

Colonel Littleton is a preservationist at heart with an appetite for restoring old buildings and preserving the history and the stories so deeply woven into the crevices of their walls. It’s disheartening for him to watch these buildings fall to neglect. Because, “Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever,” says Colonel.  But, when does Colonel decide to take on… Continue Reading

Colonel and the Tavern – A Love Story

Colonel and the Tavern – A Love Story

Colonel is Featured in County Life Magazine Fern Greenbank, publisher of County Life Marshall Magazine and community storyteller, wrote a wonderful article about the Colonel saving the Andrew Jackson Tavern and the history that goes along with it . . . Fern writes, “The colonel is known to love good old-fashioned stories and, well, anything old. This… Continue Reading

Col. Littleton Featured on RFD-TV’s “Small Town Big Deal”

Col. Littleton Featured on RFD-TV’s “Small Town Big Deal”

Col. Littleton will be featured on the series “Small Town Big Deal” which airs on RFD-TV Thursday, April 9 at 8:30pm CST.  (Dish Network Channel 231 / Direct TV Channel 345 / Check your local listing) The hosts of the show, Jann Carl and Rodney Miller, visited our little town of Lynnville, Tennessee and were treated… Continue Reading

Command Car Restoration

Command Car Restoration

THE DISCOVERY Having been a long-time aficionado of anything with wheels, and especially military vehicles, it was no surprise to anyone (especially my wife) that I ended up acquiring a 1941 Army Command Car. As you can see in these pictures, it was in need of more than a tune up. After receiving a lead from a friend, I found myself driving… Continue Reading

American Buffalo by Colonel Littleton

American Buffalo by Colonel Littleton

Nothing Says “AMERICANA” like American Buffalo. Our history is filled with stories of this majestic animal that thundered across the plains in the early days of America and is forever a symbol of our heritage. Watch the video to learn more about Colonel’s vision for our unique American Buffalo products. Shop American Buffalo Collection HERITAGE… Continue Reading