Top clothes and accessories for Christmas for men and women.
This unisex bag can go anywhere, from the airplane to the office. Named for its eight-grommet cinch closure, it converts easily from a tote to a backpack. The handmade in Seattle piece is available in two sizes, in black or white canvas with vegetable-tanned leather straps. $99–$149 at Velouria (Pioneer Square)
She’ll make a splash on New Year’s and into 2017 in this dramatic crimson dress with cascading ruffle bell sleeves and an on-trend off-the-shoulder neckline. The bold design and flirty hem will have her ready to dance the night away. Available in XS–XL. $119 at Nordstrom.
3. Stackable Diamond Bands
Surprise her with these beautiful, contemporary diamond bands that can be worn alone or in endless combinations to showcase her particular style. Available in round, baguette or princess, set in rose, white or yellow 14 or 18 karat gold. Starting at $1,200 at Marci Jewelry (Bellevue) and MarciJewelry.com
4. Geode Earrings
Both elegant and eye-catching, these earrings feature natural geodes suspended from 14K gold wires. The effect is flattering, with an elongating effect and subtle sparkle as the light catches the crystals. $175 at K. Alan Smith Gem & Jewelry Salon (downtown)
Star Wars fans (and aren’t we all?) will appreciate this geek-chic take on the classic ugly Christmas sweater with his-and-hers possibilities. These limited-edition printed pullover sweatshirts bring on the kitsch with the famous Princess Leia/Han Solo exchange, “I love you”/“I know.” Surprise your partner and be the hit of your holiday party. Sizes small to 6XL in black, green or maroon. $23–$36 each at primelinegear.com
Give a piece of aviation history with this ballpoint pen that has a click-action top made out of an upcycled circuit-breaker tab from an actual Boeing 747 jumbo jet. It also features a green aluminum body and an engraved Boeing logo, and comes in a custom pouch made from 747 seat-belt material. $50 at The Boeing Store (Seattle, Renton, Everett) and boeingstore.com
7. Diamond Bangle Bracelet
Dazzle her with the ultimate in elegance, a diamond bangle bracelet from Marci Jewelry. Available in rose, white or yellow 14K or 18K gold, this versatile piece is stunning as a standalone piece or paired with her watch or a tennis bracelet. Starting at $2,500 at Marci Jewelry (Bellevue) and MarciJewelry.com
For the football fan who scores in the style department, this handcrafted slip-on designed in collaboration with Seahawk Kam Chancellor is the perfect fit. Three designs in rich textures with a clean silhouette put his best foot forward. $375 at awlandsundry.com
Sleek and streamlined, this all-leather wallet features a small arrow — pull it and the cards pop up. Hand-dyed and -stitched in Seattle, it’s available in black, light brown and dark brown with edge stitching in contrasting colors like blue, white and brown. Holds folded bills and up to eight cards. $49 at Venue (Ballard)
These sleek socks make a fun stocking stuffer for the chic toker in your life. The comfy cotton/poly/spandex blend sports a marijuana-leaf/snow-flake motif in Christmas colors. Crew socks in various hues with the leaf theme are also available. $14–$20 at Euphorium Life (Lynnwood)
Make sure your grown-up Boy Scout is always prepared with the ultimate accessory — this Vancouver-made flashlight that holds 10 ounces of his favorite booze. It’s lined with glass to preserve the best flavor, and comes with two collapsible stainless steel shot glasses, a bottle opener and a compass, all packed into a 9-inch, 18-ounce tube. $73–$79 at vsslgear.com and E. Smith Mercantile (Pioneer Square)
This local Kickstarter-funded invention promises to be the only hoodie she’ll ever need. Handmade in Seattle with durable wind- and water-repellent Polartec on the outside and luxuriously soft brushed tricot on the inside, it has princess seams for a tailored look that outshines ordinary athleisure wear. Available in black, midnight blue and aluminum. $199 at yeslerapparel.com
Give the gift of sustainable style in this on-trend, but timeless, sweater dress knitted from natural materials in Vancouver. Breathable linen on the inside caresses her skin, while the outer layer of soft, extra-fine merino wool will keep her warm all winter long. Elegant in its simplicity, it’s a piece she’ll reach for year after year. $215 at Sassafras (downtown)
He will live in these soft, stylish lounge pants that, with their herringbone print, are fashionable enough to wear outside the house (or off the yacht). Large front pockets and a front tie add to the sporty-chic style. $110 at Tommy Bahama
15. Toby Pomeroy Brilliant Eclipse Earrings
She will have a new go-to with these wear-anywhere lightweight hoops that pair elegant hammered reclaimed gold with Canadian diamonds. Hand-forged in Oregon and available in a range of sizes, they carry a limited lifetime warranty from the maker. Starting at $400 at K. Alan Smith Gem & Jewelry Salon (downtown)
Note to readers: Store lists are not exhaustive. Please call for availability. Prices quoted are list prices. Savvy shoppers may find better deals.