A few last-minute Christmas gift ideas that are available in Seattle-area stores, so you don’t have to worry about delivery times.
There are less than two weeks left until Christmas, which means we are officially down to the wire.
Whether you’re looking for a few final items or are just starting to check things off your list, we’ve got some great gift ideas that are available in local stores, so you don’t have to worry about delivery times.
Here are picks for stocking stuffers, host/hostess gifts and fun little surprises for all.
The lady in your life will love the luxurious lotions in L’Occitane’s Hand Cream Trio ($28 at Sephora), a holiday collection of the super-rich cream in shea butter, cherry blossom and shea violet scents.
Your beauty junkie will flip if she finds local favorite Julep’s #Coveted Collection ($48 at Julep Nail Parlors) in her stocking. The set includes 12 of the company’s best polishes from 2016 in colors that range from classic and understated to totally daring.
Surprise him with some show-stopping socks to brighten up his daily duds. Bugatchi’s Wide Stripe Socks ($25 at Nordstrom) are wonderfully colorful and super-soft thanks to their cotton-cashmere blend.
Don’t forget to include Fido in the fun. Stuff his stocking with something special, such as a long-lasting Himalayan Dog Chew ($9–$15 at Mud Bay). The locally made treat is all natural (with only four ingredients), gluten-free, and made without preservatives or binding agents.
Don’t show up to holiday fetes empty-handed. Stock up on the locally made and beloved Fran’s Gray Salt Caramels ($13 at PCC Natural Markets), which are always a hit with any recipient.
Delight the hostess with a stunning amethyst Agate Cheese Board ($78 at Anthropologie), which she can immediately put to use. Rose quartz or amethyst stone is polished smooth, and the edges are painted with brass for a spectacular finishing touch.
Capri Blue’s Gilded Muse Collection Candles ($39 each at Nordstrom) come in a gorgeous faceted jar in masculine black with a clove and tobacco-tinged scent, shimmering gold with a floral scent and rose gold with a prosecco scent.
Wine aficionados and design fiends alike will flip for West Elm’s Geo Bottle Stopper Set ($49). The four faceted bottle stoppers are available in brass or aluminum finishes.
Need something (anything!) for co-workers? The legendary Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies ($28 at Neiman Marcus, Bellevue), packaged in a festive holiday tin, are a thoughtful little treat for those with a sweet tooth.
Just about anyone on your list could use a power pack for charging on the go. Polaroid’s 3000 mAh Portable Charger ($60 at Macy’s) features built-in lightning and USB cables to charge a variety of devices.
Kids (and adults, too) will enjoy exploring the city through a Colorful Seattle Coloring Book ($15 at Bootyland, Wallingford), which features ready-to-color maps and graphic illustrations of local points of interest.
Add to her personal style with a super-versatile layering piece, such as the Lacausa Terry Snap Jacket ($176 at Pipe & Row, Fremont), made in L.A. from 100 percent cotton. The long, loose piece comes in blue, black and white.
Even mid-winter, it’s nice to have great shades for driving and those sunny-day strolls. Ray-Ban’s Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses ($150 at Nordstrom) feature just the right amount of trendiness, without being obnoxiously hip. They’ll look great whether he’s suited up for work or going for weekend casual.
If your budget is shot but you’re not quite done shopping, pick up a sweet something such as the classic checked Merona Poplin Gingham Sleep Pant ($15 at Target), a relaxed cotton pant featuring side pockets and an elastic waistband for an easy fit (even after a helping of Christmas-morning waffles).
And don’t wait too long to pick up these goodies — you’ll still need time to wrap them.