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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Self-Care Essentials

Treat yourself (or someone you love) to our favorite local beauty products and beautiful things

By Andrew Hoge and Chelsea Lin with Maggie Kerr and Alanna Wight November 22, 2018

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This article originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of our 2018 Gift GuideClick here to subscribe.

Everyone knows someone who loves—or needs—a little pampering. This list of unique apparel and beauty finds is sure to ease some of the choice-making anxiety.

A new book from Seattle Pinterest sensation turned store owner and author Moorea Seal, 52 Lists for Togetherness ($16.95), is a welcome alternative to New Year’s resolutions. Available at Moorea Seal, downtown, 1012 First Ave., Suite 150; 206.728.2523.

Seattle-based Veque creates artisan nail polish ($18/bottle) using vegan products in oh-so-cool colors. The long-lasting gel-like formula is cruelty-free and made without the usual toxic ingredients. Available at J.Crew nationwide and veque.com.

Put this innovative warming dispenser ($199) from Pulse on your nightstand and fill it with hypoallergenic unscented massage oil from the Seattle-based brand. 

Supply Chain boutique owner Katie Meurk is known for her curated collection of eye-catching jewelry and accessories made by women. What are we coveting? The gold and black Moon bangle ($359), which adds a contemporary finish to any ensemble. Available at Supply Chain, West Seattle, 3830 California Ave. SW; 206.582.1953.

Keep a bit of happiness in your pocket with Get Happy Stay Happy ($12.95), a journal by publishing veterans Kerry Colburn and Jennifer Worick that features prompts that initiate quick changes and helpful tips for self-improvement. Available at amazon.com.

Westlake-based eco-luxe beauty company Kari Gran relaunched its signature Lip Whip collection; we particularly love this rosy Peppermint Tinted color ($20). Did someone say “stocking stuffer”? Available at Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa, Queen Anne, 1629 Queen Anne Ave. N, No. 103; 206.792.9448.

Karen Hartman, co-owner of Astor + Orion studio, uses 3-D technology to design and perfect her jewelry, like these Dreamcatcher hoop earrings ($90), which exude classic vintage charm. Available at Astor + Orion, Ballard, 2400 NW 80th St., No. 341; 206.717.4484.

Those with an eye for beauty will appreciate this collagen-infused sleep mask ($48) from Buki that maintains moisture and hydrates as you sleep. Available at Buki, downtown, 1826 Sixth Ave.; 206.624.1969.

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