Local Love: Seattleite’s Holiday Gift Guide

Here is a list of some of our favorite gifts this season by local makers and shops. Hopefully you can find something for everyone at one of these shops. We’ll add more as we come across items, so make sure to check back. Happy holidays! 

Chinook Book

From our personal experience, this is a great buy! You can easily save $50 on places you already shop (Whole Foods, Bartells, Pet Pros, etc!) There are so many coupons for a lot of great places throughout the city. It would be a great gift for a local as well as someone new to the city–it’ll help them all get out and explore.

Get it here.


Ultralight Purifier [+filter] Bottle $59 | GRAYL

Purify water. Anywhere. At 10.9 ounces, the Ultralight is perfect for your friends, family members (or yourself!)–whoever loves trekking the globe, and outdoor adventures. Provides full-spectrum protection against pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and protozoa), particulates, chemicals and heavy metals.

Buy it here.


Vintage Messenger Bag $46 | Mertha 

Any bag is a steal for less than $50! This comes in three colors (olive green, dark brown, and black) and is made of 100% canvas and 100% genuine leather. 

Buy it here


Washington Map $26 | Moorea Seal

According to Archie of Archie’s Press, “Washington State is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. I once spent 12 days hiking down the coast of the Olympic National Park, and almost cried every day. It was so perfect. The state is an accessible wonderland of mountains and trees and critters. This letterpress map shows how simple it really is.” AMEN, Archie! We love our home.

Buy it here or at their shop in Belltown at 2523 3rd Avenue.


Steel Dodecadedron $46 | Moorea Seal

Inspired by scaled models used by architects to study form, structure, and proportion, the Steel Octahedron makes a great sculpture piece on a shelf or a perfect home for an air plant. Buy it here.


Lip Whip Set $37 | Kari Gran

Having smooth and supple lips is what makes perfectly applied lip color possible, and that’s why the limited-edition holiday duo Lip Whip set from Kari Gran is perfect for banishing dry lips and making way for the perfect pop of color.

Start with Lip Buff and use prior to applying a bold lip, after to remove, or for just a little TLC. Its counterpart, Suji Red is a strikingly bold, highly pigmented shade of deep red with a hint of gloss giving it just the right amount of glam.

Buy it here.



Cuticle Cream $20 | Handmade La Conner

This is a great gift (or stocking stuffer) for anyone on your list and also a thoughtful gift for someone you don’t know that well–who doesn’t want softer cuticles?

Buy it here.


Pink Clay Beauty Set $45 | Herbivore 

Up your skincare routine and indulge your senses with our Pink Clay Beauty Set. Curated for all skin types, this gently exfoliating and deeply hydrating trio will soothe and nourish each and every complexion in three simple steps. Cleanse, mask and hydrate your way to healthier skin. Herbivore products are beautifully packaged and thoughtfully made for a great wellness present.

Buy it here



Freshwater Pearl Trillium Pendant $70 | Jewelry by Brett

This eco-friendly shop creates jewelry collections that tread lightly on the earth. Like the petals of the Trillium flower, the three silver earring petals cushion the classic pearl. A multidimensional design great for weddings or for the everyday pearl lover.

Buy it here.



Simple Silver Cuff $44 | Baleen

This is a staple piece for all jewelry collections. Whether your look is sleek and luxe or edgy and bold, this cuff has the versatility to complement all styles.

Buy it here.



Obar Kitchen Multi-storage $75 | Digs

Clear up space in style with this sleek kitchen roll storage unit. The perfect solution for keeping paper towels, aluminum foil and plastic wrap in one place while saving drawer space.

Buy it here or check out their showroom in Ballard (2002 NW Market Street). 



Pawo Decanting Funnel $29.99 | DIGS 

So many cool household accessories and decor at DIGS shop in Ballard. This decanter aerates your wine as you pour. Buy it here



25L Commuter Bag $159 | MiiR

The 25L is built for bigger loads and longer commutes. An easy access, rolltop bag with compartments for both your laptop, water bottle or bike tools. It’s water resistant with PU coated zippers, has a bike light loop, and 15′ padded laptop pocket.

5% of revenue supports students by funding education resources.

Buy it here.



Apolis French Terry Navy Pullover $98 | Glasswing Shop

Soft, washed cotton French terry fabric in a classic pullover fit. The seams are all reinforced to ensure durability and longevity. The nature of this fabric is that it will only get better with age and wear softening in texture as it is exposed to the elements.

Buy it here or at their shop in Melrose Market (1525 Melrose Ave). 


Seattle Supersonics $29.99 | Throwbacks NW

Someday we’ll have a NBA team again. Until then…

Buy it here or at their Capitol Hill shop (1205 East Pike Street, Suite 1D). 



Tryna Hike Crop Top $24 | Wish You Were Northwest

We are all just trying to hike, aren’t we? This is a cute top to wear next spring and summer!

Buy it here.



You & Me Print $15 | Constellation & Co

Have you found the “you” to your “me”? Tell them! This You & Me print is letterpress printed with vintage wood type. Size: 8” x 10” Several options of paper color to choose from!

Buy it here or at the shop at 1900 West Nickerson Street, Suite 101. 



STMT x Chile Kit $21 | RAD & HUNGRY

Lo-fi goods from low-down travel. A combo office-supply and travel subscription box, each kit in The Something Mighty (STMT) Collection is filled with office supplies locally sourced from around the world. You can buy just one that’s in stock or you can give a subscription.

Buy it here.


Apoecarthy Caddy $56 | NUBE

Made of reclaimed antique Cypress, these caddies are meant to act as a portable cradle for lotions, essential oils, powders and various other washroom needs.

Buy it here or at the Capitol Hill shop at 1527 10th Ave. 

seahawks_shirt_1_1024x1024Seahawks t-shirt $28 | Prism

Designed by Jesse Brown, this t-shirt features Seattle Seahawks legends, including Steve Largent, Curt Warner, Shaun Alexander, Matt Hasselbeck, Brian Blades, Jim Zorn, Cortez Kennedy, Coach Knox, and Warren Moon.

Buy it here or at the store in Ballard (5208 Ballard Ave NW).

Alderwood Roasted Coffee $10.49 | Caffe D’arte

Created by using precisely cut pieces of alder wood in a 1949 Balestra roaster, this delicious coffee boasts a naturally smoky flavor that’s hard to find and easy to love.

Buy it here (or at Caffe D’arte’s three Seattle-area shops, including a brand-new, light-filled venue located in Pioneer Square at 99 Yesler Way).