Finishing touches to add extra seasonal sparkle and meaning to your holiday gifts and décor.
It’s beginning to look a lot like … well, you know. So start wrapping up your holiday shopping and decorating with some thoughtful details.
These fresh finishing touches will add warmth to your gifts, transform your home into a winter wonderland and add merriment to the holiday season.
A happy holiday is in the cards. Send your tidings of joy via these unique finds that express your personal style.
Nikki McClure Happy Holidays Cards ($12 for 10 at buyolympia.com). Olympia artist and children’s book author Nikki McClure is known for her paper cuts made using only an X-Acto knife. Her happy hedgehog, printed on recycled paper in Portland, wears a fez and carries a gift.
Up with Paper Pop Up Greetings ($7 at Northwest Art & Frame, West Seattle). These 3-D greeting cards pop up into a collectible paper snow globe or holiday scene. The 2017 collection includes a Yeti in white faux fur asking, “Is it time to open presents Yeti?”
Yoga Gingerbread Man Holiday Card ($6 at Paper Source, U District). Send this cute little gingerbread yogi “om” for the holidays.
E. Frances Good Paper Holiday VW Bus Card ($4.50 at efrancespaper.com). A retro VW bus carrying a Christmas tree sends a message of “Peace and Love.”
Paper Delights Making Merry in Seattle Cards ($11 for eight). This modern, minimalist design, printed in Burien, features graphical trees and a Space Needle strung with holiday lights.
Seas and Peas Pop Culture Holiday Cards ($4.50 at Camelion Design, Ballard, and seasandpeas.com). Make them ho ho ho with laughter with these pop-culture send-ups, made in Seattle with original artwork. Choose from Merry Ludacris-mas, the SNL-inspired “More sleigh bell!” and Jan Brady’s Hanukkah (all she ever hears is “dreidel, dreidel, dreidel!”), among others.
IT’S A WRAP
Make spirits bright with a holiday gift with all the trimmings.
Yardia Evergreen Trees Wrapping Paper ($10 for two sheets at Paper Hammer, downtown, and etsy.com/shop/yardia). Envelop your present in beautiful native Pacific Northwest trees, hand-painted in Seattle to celebrate nature’s many gifts.
Rifle Paper Co. Mistletoe Holiday Gift Wrap ($4.25 per sheet at Paper Delights). Cover your loved ones with kisses and their gifts with this beautiful mistletoe-laden paper.
The Gift Wrap Company Christmasin’ Minikin Tote ($3.50 at Northwest Art & Frame). Gift wrapping is in the bag with this hip tote that says, “Every Day I’m Christmasin’.”
Easy Tiger Event of Holiday Gift Box ($10 at easytigerco.com). This brown cardboard box reads “Open in the event of a holiday” on the outside — and opens to reveal a bright green interior that reads, “You may now proceed to enjoy.”
Meri Meri Festive Gift Wrapping Stickers ($8 at amazon.com). Ten sheets of cute, colorful stickers say it all: “Best present ever!”, “You will love this!” and more.
Paper Delights Oh What Fun Gift Tags ($5 for six tags and two yards of gold twine). Designed in Seattle, these gilded gift tags make a strong impression with black brushstrokes and gold foil letters.
DECK THE HALLS
Set the stage for holiday revelry with a few new seasonal décor pieces.
Schoolhouse Electric Buffalo Check Tree Skirt ($149 at schoolhouse.com). Designed and hand-sewn in Portland, this handsome limited-edition wool tree skirt makes any home feel like a log cabin in the woods.
Meri Meri Reindeer Head Wall Decoration ($26 at shopmerimeri.com). This soft, sweet Rudolph trophy watches over the festivities with a bright pompom nose and silver glitter antlers.
Orvis Dog Advent Calendar ($98 at orvis.com). Give a dog a bone — every day before Christmas. This timeless red barn includes your pup in the countdown with 24 numbered drawers, each of which holds a small treat.
World Market Bright Bottlebrush Tabletop Trees Set ($15 for three). Keep spirits bright with bold pink, teal and mint trees handcrafted from natural bottlebrush atop wood rounds.
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Artificial Pine Wreath with Bell ($10 at Target). A 6-inch wreath from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” power couple Chip and Joanna Gaines features no-maintenance greens on a gold circle with antiqued gold bells.
Rosanna Inc. The Little Things Porcelain Ornaments ($12–$25 at rosannainc.com). Designed in Seattle, this collection of elegant porcelain ornaments commemorates the year. Styles include the Eiffel Tower, the Space Needle, a flamingo, a pink cat-ear hat and more.
Meri Meri Santa’s Elves Crackers ($24 for six at Flora & Henri, Pioneer Square). Pull the ends of these cute paper-tube elves and out bursts a paper party hat, plus a joke to share. They’ll bring out the kid in everyone.