Even if your gift budget is on its last legs, you can still make Christmas a magical experience.
Holiday shopping has commenced — do you already feel tapped out?
Even if your gift budget is on its last legs, you can still make Christmas a magical experience. Small gifts are fun to give, and a joy to receive, but they can also be challenging to pick out.
To help keep things merry and bright, we’ve wrapped up five great finds for $15 or less.
Outside Inside Backpacker Bocce Set ($15 at REI and outsideinsidegifts.com). Lightweight and compact, this bocce set provides fresh-air entertainment to everyone on your “nice” list: from families who enjoy genial games to the friend squad that stays together because they camp together.
Railcar Fine Goods Aftershave ($8 at Tides & Pines, Ballard, and railcarfinegoods.com). Give him a gift that’s both personal and essential. Railcar’s aftershave cools and tones the skin, with a gentle, rugged scent.
Balta Brush Exfoliating Scrubbies ($7.50 at Momo, International District). Got a beauty product enthusiast on your list? Give them the gift of self-care — without the spa prices — with these cheerful fish- and duck-shaped exfoliating scrubbers, cuddled among Momo’s impressive range of whimsical goodies.
Pilgrim Paper Co. Chosen Family Greeting Card ($5 at pilgrimpaperco.com). Sometimes heartfelt words are the best present of all. Take the time to express gratitude to your chosen family with this beautifully illustrated card by local artist Kelly Bjork from her paper-goods line with fellow Seattle talent Teresa Grasseschi.
Everything on Everything Spice Blends ($5 at MadeHere Seattle, Pioneer Square, and madehereonline.com). Inspired by everything bagels, these locally made spice concoctions come in a range of blends — including Bavarian, sriracha and steakhouse — so foodies can add a little spice to their lives.