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Five Ways to Give Back

You’ve got to give to get into the holidays. So for every gift you unwrap this season (or have already unwrappedcheaters!), try to find a small way to give back...or give forward.

Here’s just a few ideas to help get you started (some of them don't cost a thing):

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 12: Stocking Stuffers

As a kid, you tend to overlook stocking stuffers in favor of those big wrapped presents lurking under the tree, but as an adult, a new discovery awaits: The smallest gifts in stature can often pack the biggest punch (jewelry, tickets to a ballgame, cufflinks). I’m declaring the following list as proof to my point- they may be small, but they are mighty: Read more »

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 11: Oh-So-Seattle Presents

You didn’t think we’d go through twelve whole days of gift guides without one devoted to our fair city, did you? Strap in for the second-to-last (and last second) guide to gifts that scream Seattle: Read more »

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The Weekend Must List: Ice Skating, Beethoven's Ninth and Last-Minute Shopping

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Bonsoir Liliane at Teatro ZinZanni
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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 10: Soft Knits and Cuddly Creatures

Since my toes are still thawing out from my walk to the office this morning, I think it’s safe to state, “Baby it’s cold outside.” And since it is that glorious time of year to snuggle up by the fire and get warm and cozy with a book, I’m devoting today’s gift lineup to all things soft and cuddly.

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 9: Primped and Pampered

We could all use a bit of R & R right about now as we all scramble to finish off those last minutes gifts and baked goodies for co-workers, am I right? Thus I am not going to sit here and pontificate: Boys, your ladies will love these sweet beauty items and pampering memberships. Ladies, your girlfriends will, too. Now, zen out.

 

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Rooting for the Underdog, Restaurant Version

In the January issue, I review the charming and very delicious Travelers Thali House on Beacon Hill. It's a bittersweet review for me because the restaurant is so good, so welcoming, and the food is lovely in so many ways. But where is everyone? Read more »

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 8: All Bagged Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bag up that holiday shopping list with one of these locally made bags, which run the style scale from sporty to luxuriously slick: 

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 7: Local Spirits and Beer-Inspired Gifts

It is quite tempting to intro this spirits-, brews- and beer-related post with big exclamation points following a drawn-out exclamation: “Booze!” But I will try to keep things classy and restrain myself. However, thanks to a boom in local distiller and craft brewery products in our fair city, I can’t guarantee your recipient will be able to contain their glee over these gifts:

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Holiday Gift Guide, Day 6: Sweet Hostess Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a lot of work to throw a holiday shindig (hey, those cookies don’t frost themselves) and even more work to host relatives (hey, those bathrooms don’t clean themselves either), so show your appreciation for the host or hostess with one of these sweet tokens, or if you hearken back to last week’s post on foodie products, any of those treats make stellar, cost-effective hostess gifts as well.

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