Christmas gifts for men, women, kids and pets from Seattle-area makers and companies.
Whether you love hitting the local stores or prefer to do your shopping online, it’s never been easier to find great gifts and support local makers and companies.
Here are some picks for stocking stuffers and unique gift ideas from area brands, artisans and stores that will make everyone on your list feel loved.
Local chef Heather Earnhardt’s “Big Food Big Love: Down-Home Southern Cooking Full of Heart from Seattle’s Wandering Goose” ($25 at Glasswing, Capitol Hill) is an ode to comfort food such as biscuits, fried chicken and country ham, and is as much fun just to look through as to cook from.
With chillier months around the corner, she’ll appreciate the chic and cozy Peony and Moss Scandinavian Patterned Thigh High Socks ($36 at peonyandmoss.com), designed in Seattle and made in North Carolina.
If you’re looking for locally made jewelry, consider the minimalist Fresh Tangerine Petalo Necklace ($58 at freshtangerine.com), in 14-karat gold, or the statement-making Joanna Morgan Ishtar Narrow Cuff I ($290 at joannamorgandesigns.com) in brass.
For the beauty junkie in your life, a 3B Box subscription ($15 per month at the3bbox.com), from newly launched local company Beauty Beyond Borders, delivers luxurious skin-care samples from Asia every month.
Enhance her beautiful blowout with the Herbivore Hair Perfume Mist ($12 at herbivorebotanicals.com). The Seattle apothecary uses all-natural ingredients like essential oils to create scents such as jasmine, rose and apricot.
Local company Barefoot Yoga’s Maha Purple Eye Pillow ($22 at barefootyoga.com) makes decompressing a breeze, with lavender-scented flax seeds filling a 100 percent silk liner.
Part of a limited-edition line of Cowichan knitted goods, the Filson Salish Pullover ($495 at Filson, Sodo) is a heritage piece he’ll pull on every chance he gets.
Created by a pair of Seattle brothers, Hardmill’s Waxed Canvas Apron ($280 at E. Smith Mercantile, Pioneer Square) can be used in the kitchen, the shop or whereever he wants to protect his clothes while looking extra dapper.
A pair of SOURCE Denim Ethical Raw Jeans ($140 at sourcedenim.com), designed in Seattle and constructed in Los Angeles with an eco-friendly process, offer a modern fit that looks good from all angles.
Let him know how sweet he is with local dessert shop Hot Cakes’ Rye Whiskey Caramel Sauce ($25 at Hot Cakes locations and getyourhotcakes.com), made with Old Overholt Rye Whiskey and locally-sourced cream.
Stuff his stocking with the Beast Mode 3-Pack Chocolate Bar Gift Set By Marshawn Lynch ($12 at itsugar.com and Bartell Drugs), a tasty collaboration between the former Seahawks running back, Seattle Chocolates and the IT’SUGAR candy store.
Designed and handmade in Seattle with sustainably sourced wood, the Manzanita Kids Animal Seesaw Balancing Game ($18 at manzanita
kids.com) can be played with in a multitude of ways.
Ensure favorite aunt status with The Confectionery’s Large Nostalgic Candy Bag ($21 at amazonfresh.com), a fun and delicious candy set from the University Village shop. It includes classics such as Lemonheads, Smarties, Zotz and more.
Parents can never have enough onesies, but the OrangeTwist Made in Washington Organic Baby One-Piece ($28 at etsy.com/shop/orangetwist) will be a fast favorite thanks to its locally screenprinted design that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Keep little feet cozy and warm — and totally Seattle — with the See Kai Run Cruz Slipper ($40 at seekairun.com) in buffalo plaid. A faux shearling lining makes them extra comfy, while a simple shape and Velcro tab make them easy to get on and keep on. Available in baby and toddler sizes.
Give your pooch a gift that will make you both happy. Up Dog Toys’ The Odin ($23 at updogtoys.com and Scraps, South Lake Union) is a Seattle-designed treat-dispensing toy that will work Fido’s brain, while its sleek, modern looks will complement your style.
Personalize your pet’s bowl with local company These Creatures’ Designer Hanging Feeder ($175 at thesecreatures.com). Each colorful and customizable feeder — there are dozens of breeds to choose from — secures to the wall and includes removable stainless steel bowls.