Locally available, these great gifts are easy to grab on the way to your next holiday party.
Don’t show up to a holiday party — even a last-minute one — empty handed. Here are five thoughtful gifts you can find around town that won’t end up in your host or hostess’ regift pile.
Kobo Seed Soy Candle ($28 at Prism, Ballard, and kobocandles.com). Charm your holiday hosts with a gift that literally keeps on giving. These handmade soy candles come in several plant-based aromas — including Crushed Mint, Wild Tomato and Sweet Sunflower — and the biodegradable packaging is embedded with seeds, ready for planting, that match the candle’s fragrance.
Kikkerland Vintage Watering Can ($35 at Glasswing, Capitol Hill, and kikkerland.com). For the host with a green thumb, Capitol Hill shop Glasswing carries a selection of elegant plant and home goods, including this stainless steel watering can that doubles as a chic objet d’art when at rest.
Pike Brewing Company Wood Aged Kilt Lifter ($13 at Pike Brewing Company, downtown, and pikebrewing.com). Seattle’s Pike Brewing creates several seasonal beers each year, including this 22-ounce scotch-style ale for the holidays. It contains a sweet and spicy whiskey bite that finishes with a whisper of smoke — perfect for sharing on cold winter nights.
Chocolati Hot Chocolati Gift Tin ($11.50 at Chocolati locations and chocolati.com). ’Tis the season to indulge in sweet treats. Your hostess can save Seattle-based Chocolati’s hot cocoa mix for herself, or serve one of the four flavors — Cayenne, Aztec, Bittersweet and House blend — as an after-dinner treat.
R & M Dessert Bar Tarts ($35 at R & M Dessert Bar, Capitol Hill, and rmdessertbar.com). Opening its doors on Capitol Hill last year, R & M Dessert Bar is a go-to sugar spot. Fit for a holiday feast, gift your hosts a scrumptious tart, ample enough to serve up to 10 guests. Choose — if you can — from a swirl of flavors, such as apple frangipane, berry ricotta, honey caramel pine nut and more.