Our second gift guide of the season is dedicated to helping you find the best gifts for the closest people in your life. Perhaps that's meant physically - those who you've found yourself sheltering in place with and who have been keeping you company through this wild year. Or perhaps that's meant those you haven't been able to see much (or at all), but you've kept in touch with through endless phone calls, video chats and photo-filled messages. Either way, finding the perfect gift for people in this group can be a task that's equal parts exciting and tricky. Luckily, we've got some ideas to make it a cinch. :)
Your loved ones will adore these curated gift ideas for their thoughtfulness, practicality and beauty. Happy gifting!
1. Skincare Kit
Thoughtful skincare is a perfect way to unwind from stress, adjust to the transition into drier, colder weather, and give yourself a little love every day. Which is why a skincare set makes a great gift for the person in your life who could use a little extra TLC. This Kari Gran mini kit takes the guesswork out of product selection and comes with instructions for how often and how much to use, making it easy for the recipient and guaranteeing they’ll walk into the new year with healthy, glowing skin.
2. Blue Light Screen Readers
When thinking of gifts that are both useful and practical, we love the idea of improving their day to day life. Chances are, someone you love is looking at a computer most of the day for work and these screen readers may be just the ticket. They block blue light without obscuring colors and help reduce eye strain which can result in them getting a sounder nights sleep (see also: this book). They're available in zero magnification for those who just need the blue light protection (the remote learning crowd!) and up to 2.5 mag for anyone who needs a little boost.
Keep rolling with the office-theme by adding a little spice with some sassy notebooks, a set of erasable, colorful gel pens and an undated planner to keep all of those notes, to-dos and deadlines for the upcoming year in one place.
For the one who is always re-arranging the furniture and updating their decor, you can't beat local art. This Seattle Skyline print is perfect to anchor their for gallery wall or brighten up the entryway. It adds a mid-mod pop of shape and color to a neutral space or can blend seamlessly into a more colorful home. It’s the perfect print for a local (or former local) who looks fondly on our downtown Seattle landmarks.
If nature-scapes are more their style, check out these gorgeous and informational canvas-wrapped prints (available in the Cascades and the Olympics). They're as perfect for the hikers as they are for those who could spend hours gazing at the mountains from afar.
Have someone on your list who knows their way around the kitchen? Expand their recipe repertoire with a new cookbook. They’ll head into 2021 with a host of new, tasty ideas and start the new year in the best way possible – with a healthy and mindful relationship with food.
A couple sweet (or savory) additions to this gift include this delicious selection of salts from the San Juan Islands, a teak salt cellar + spoon, and this epic tray for serving up those kitchen creations. If you’re feeling particularly inspired by the kitchen theme, check out this recent blog post for more ideas!
5. Cocktail Infusion Kit
For the one who loves a post work drink and is always experimenting with a new craft cocktail. Up their home bar game with easy to make (and easier to sip) spirit infusion kits so they can attend virtual happy hour with something fancy in their cup. With options for tequila, gin and whiskey, they'll just combine the perfectly blended pack with their favorite spirit (similar to making tea) and in as few as 2 hours they'll have a deliciously infused cocktail base. Pair with the Infusion Kit so they can keep their newly infused spirits looking good and close at hand on the bar.
Consider adding this 3-ingredient Cocktail recipe book and some locally made small-batch bitters to get even more creative with their infusions, or some jewel-toned, deco style cocktail glasses that they can show off on Zoom.
No matter what type of jewelry suits your giftee, we have options they’re sure to connect with. Whether they love a colorful statement, prefer something classic with a textural emphasis, are into ultra modern, contemporary organic or one-of-a-kind pieces, our range of handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and cufflinks is chock full of ideas.
Take a peek at our blog to read up on our current featured artists for the jewelry invitational and peruse select pieces online. To see the full collection, stop by the store or make a private appointment (in-person or virtual!) to select the perfect piece :).
While we're at it, they may also appreciate a place to store all that jewelry.
7. Socks and Scarves
You can never go wrong with a gift that'll keep the recipient cozy and toasty all winter. It's like sending a gift-wrapped hug. A nice pair of merino wool socks that keeps your feet warm while also being breathable is the gift that keeps on giving. Add a luxurious and classic fine knit cashmere scarf and what could be better? Oh right. Maybe a cashmere poncho or wrap for looking instantly put together while feeling like you're actually secretly wearing a socially acceptable blanket.
Take this gift to the next level by pairing with one of our leather wallets or bags that will wear beautifully and last for years to come, or choose from an array of watches that'll add just the right amount of style and charm to their wardrobe.