With the holiday season in full swing, perhaps you haven’t yet had time to pick up all your end-of-year gifts (which is a nicer way to look at it rather than you’ve just forgotten or run out of time). But, fear not: If you have a cocktail or spirit aficionado on your list, the following gift ideas are sure to be a hit. And don’t forget that it’s never a bad idea to get a few goodies for yourself, too.
Seattle will host its first NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship at Key Arena on Thursday, December 19 and Saturday, December 21. Our very own No. 3-seeded University of Washington (30-2) women’s volleyball team is taking on the No. 2-seeded Penn State (32-2) in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Swedish heritage brand, Fjällräven, is opening their first West Coast store in downtown Seattle Thursday, December 19. Located at 1113 First Avenue, next to Jack Straw and A Mano, Fjällräven has been known for their colorful and high-quality outdoor gear and accessories since it launched in 1960.
It seems a bit fuddy-duddy to say "hostess gift," but many of us will be attending holiday parties in the coming weeks and no one wants to show up empty handed. So here, a few delicious food (and drink) ideas for what to bring. They'll appreciate more than just the thought.
Seattle Sweets & Co. caramels available at Sweet Mickey's in Ballard. I prefer the plain, salted version, but you can purchase an assortment with all sorts of intriguing flavors (black pepper grapefruit!).
The weekend of December 21 and 22 is crucial in your efforts to wrap up your holiday shopping in peace, sans the panic that sets in as the big day closes in. Luckily Love City Love, a Cap Hill event space at 501 E Pike St. run by photographer, artist and skateboarder Lucien Pellegrin, is hosting an extended weekend of shopping called Closed Circuit Shop for your gift-giving needs.
Two local lifestyle artistes, Watson Kennedy’s Ted Kennedy Watson and Trophy Cupcake and Party’s Jennifer Shea, are teaming up on Tuesday, December 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at WK Fine Home (downtown on First Ave.) for a holiday shopping event.
Melrose Market’s newest inhabitant, Glasswing, is hosting a pop up shop filled with the hottest, freshest and most exciting local designers on the scene at the moment: Ampersand as Apostrophe, Baleen, De Rien Vintage (from London), Faris Jewelry,
Personally, I love candles as gifts. I think they're special treats—and often something people won't buy for themselves. Picking a scent can be tricky, but chances are if it's a high quality candle, especially one made with pure essential oils (rather than overpowering synthetic fragrances), you're more likely to delight than disappoint. Here are a few of my personal faves:
Local outdoor outfitter brand Filson has collaborated with the newly spiffed-up Shinola (once a shoe polish company, now a watch and bike maker out of Detroit), on a limited-edition Bixby bicycle, $2,300, complete with American-made frame, bamboo fenders and custom-designed Filson panniers, $320. Perfect for the cyclist who thought they had everything.
Must SeeStroll Down Bellevue Square’s Snowflake Lane(Through 12/31, 7 p.m.) — ‘Tis the season at Bellevue Square’s ever-popular Snowflake Lane, where live toy soldiers march to festive music, a dazzling light show brightens the dark sky and snowflakes fall nightly.
For the holidays, local skincare maven Kari Gran, is offering a four-pack of her popular lip whips in a cute jute cosmetic bag at a screaming deal ($40, regularly $70). A perfect gift for the person in your life who can never find their lip stuff when they need it most.