20 gift ideas, all priced $35 and under, that you can grab now to make last-minute gift giving a little easier.
As the big day approaches, you will likely find that you need just a couple more things to stuff a stocking or give to a party host.
Here are 20 ideas, all priced $35 and under, that you can grab now to make last-minute gift giving a little easier — and more pleasing for the recipient.
Ugly Christmas sweaters are still the rage, but they will wear Strideline’s Ugly Sweater Socks ($16 at select Bartell Drugs and strideline.com) all year round. The Seattle company has Seahawks, UW and WSU versions.
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Seattleites always need more reusable bags, and Rockflowerpaper Blu Bag Reusable Shopping Bags ($10 each or $27.50 for three at rockflowerpaper.com) are cute, sturdy and pack into a tiny included pouch.
Parents whose kids bring art home from school every day, recent grads who can’t mess up apartment walls, and everyone in between will appreciate the versatile Three By Three Chained Up Magnet Display ($10 at Click Design That Fits, West Seattle). The Seattle company’s silver or gold chain comes with eight strong magnets and rings on the ends for easy hanging.
There will be no more lost keys, cellphones or backpacks with the locally designed Pebblebee Honey Bluetooth Tracking Device ($25 at Target and pebblebee.com). The device is nearly weightless and is easy to connect and use.
Show your caffeine addict some love with the Coffee + Heart Coffee Scoop ($25 at spartan-shop.com), a tablespoon measure handcrafted in zinc. Package it with a bag of beans to really show how much you care.
If they’re more into their single-cup machine, get them the new Ekobrew Stainless Steel Filter ($15 at Bed Bath & Beyond). It takes the place of disposable K-Cups, so they can choose their own coffee and produce less waste.
Those who like sweet treats will be wowed by local chocolatier Fran’s Coconut Gold Bars ($32 for seven at Fran’s stores), which combine white chocolate, coconut, rum, roasted almonds and dark chocolate.
Give the gift of bacon with Amola Bacon Salt ($10 at amolasalt.com). Made in Vancouver, it has real bacon flakes and a strong, smoky flavor that complements eggs, veggies or sweet-and-salty snacks.
SELF-EXPRESSION, INSIDE & OUT
The company may have just moved from Seattle to Austin, Texas, but West Third Brand’s Grit & Poise Eau de Parfum ($30 at Lucca Great Finds, Ballard) is still a local favorite, with a unisex scent of amber, citrus and smoky incense.
Slip the XO Stud Earrings ($28 at mulxiply.com) into her stocking to show your love. The set includes one X and one O in brass or nickel, handmade by artisans in Nepal.
The sassy YVNG PEARL Nail Decals ($4–$7 at etsy.comshop/YVNGPEARL) will make her smile, featuring homages to “Clueless” and “Beavis and Butthead,” as well as wacky, original art featuring junk food, cats, sports teams and more.
Inspire writing with local boutique Moorea Seal’s “The 52 Lists Project” ($15 at Moorea Seal, Belltown), a journal of weekly lists that prompt deeper self-expression and insight.
If her phone is primarily for taking pictures, get her the Kate Spade New York Camera iPhone Case ($35 at Nordstrom), which will always bring a smile to her subjects’ faces.
The PyroPet Kisa Kitty Candle ($34 at Nordstrom Holiday Pop-In) is a cute, angular cat cast in black or pink. But the real fun comes as the candle burns, revealing a slightly menacing cat skeleton beneath. Whether you warn them beforehand is up to you.
The latest Material Good Little Shirley Vases ($24–$28 at Mercer Island Florist) come in new shapes that pair well with the original. They have the same beautiful glazes that make the locally-made pieces so beloved.
Thrill your Netflix addict with KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn (starting at $6.50 at KuKuRuZa stores), in the local company’s seasonal Eggnog Brandy and Gingerbread Cookie flavors.
Pretty and practical, the Makers Kit Mason Herb Garden Kit ($24 at makerskit.com) includes four mini mason jars and all you need to grow basil, cilantro, parsley and mint.
FOR THE OUTDOORS
Even the hiker who has everything probably doesn’t have a swank Klean Kanteen Bamboo Cap ($12 at REI and kleankanteen.com) for their water bottle. It’s created from a single piece of stainless steel with a lovely bamboo top.
Those who work with their hands or spend lots of time outdoors will appreciate local company Fig+Yarrow’s Healing Salve ($20 at E. Smith Mercantile, downtown, and figandyarrow.com), which soothes and repairs skin, and treats burns, bug bites and itchiness.
Gift a bottle of wine Seattle-style with a Filson Bottle Gift Bag ($15 at Filson, Sodo). The flannel covers are lovely, and you can visit the company’s gorgeous new flagship store while getting your shopping all wrapped up.