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Holiday Gift Guide: Stuff Your Stockings

Go small to go big this holiday season with these unique gifts

By Seattle magazine staff December 1, 2020


This article originally appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Looking to give your loved ones a little something extra this holiday season? Here are a few options for the perfect stocking stuffers. 

The Stemmery
A local floral subscription delivery service which brings delight to your doorstep in the form of weekly, bi-monthly or monthly flower delivery. Choose from one of three arrangement sizes, all aptly named after local peaks and mountain ranges: Rainier, Cascadian and Olympic. Floral subscriptions start at $35 per month. Subscriptions are avail-able for any length of time and deliveries may be skipped at no charge if need be.  

Earth Sanctuary
Combat climate change by gifting a living tribute with a Memorial Tree at Earth Sanctuary. The nature preserve on the south end of Whidbey Island launched its Memorial Tree Program this year, an opportunity to purchase or gift a tree to honor a loved one, mark a milestone or to simply combat climate change. Each tree will be planted and maintained by resident naturalists, becoming a part of the preserve’s 500-year plan to create a self-sustaining, old-growth forest. 

The Seattle reusable gift wrap company started in the fall of 2019 pivoted to masks for most of this year, but for the holiday season, Tokki features a line of tested and curated products wrapped in sustainable, reusable gift bags. Gift sets, which range from candles to olive oil to lip scrub, are customized with handmade, eco-friendly candles sporting messages ranging from “Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday” to “Waving Goodbye to 2020.”  

Give the gift of Pacific Northwest bounty with a basket of locally produced fare from Whidbey Island. Bayleaf, a pur-veyor of wine and specialty foods in Coupeville, will pack and ship delicious gift baskets full of local foods like Penn Cove Smoked Mussels, Salty Blonde shortbread cookies, Pioneer Farms Rockwell Beans and more. 

Woodinville Whiskey
Called perhaps the “Best Bourbon Outside Kentucky” by whiskey authority Fred Minnick, Wood-inville Whiskey produces several award-winning libations. It offers bottles with custom etching laser-engraved directly onto the glass.

Tinte Cellars
The Woodinville winery has curated a selection of holiday gifts, including a red wine gift set and a magnum of 2017 cabernet sauvignon. A portion of all sales goes to charity.

Seattle’s legendary deli last year launched a new line of salami called Coro that can be shipped directly. Limited edition holiday packs include unique flavors such as lemongrass, peppercorn in red and green, finocchiona with fennel and a touch of curry, and agrumi with orange peel, red chile flakes and cardamom. This is the only certified women-owned salami company in the U.S.

Maja Arnold Jewelry
The inspiration for this jewelry line arose from personal tragedy. Maja Arnold lost one of her twins to sudden infant death syndrome, and her other twin went through cancer treatment as a small child. A portion of sales is donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Made In Washington

We’ve explored everything this fantastic shop has to offer, and here are some of our favorites.

Capuli Club
Edible-infused fruit teas from a company in Redmond owned by a mother-daughter team. They feature items such as an infuser bottle gift pack and a sampler box.

Wag & Wood
Cutting Boards that are still under-the-radar created by a husband-and-wife duo from Carnation. Features small and large Washington-state-shaped cutting and serving boards and a cool cheese slicer.

Paunchy Elephant
This Black-owned business in Marysville features organic, flavorful and super-small batch BBQ sauces.

Thea Candle Co.
Founded by two University of Washington Entrepreneurship students during the pandemic, 15% of these candles are donated to social justice and health charities.

Untamed Humans
This Portland company has a unique twist on a common product these days: A mask. Its Mask Relief Mist eliminates the downside of masking up with an antibacterial, all-natural mist that cleanses pores and prevents breakouts caused by wearing a mask, known as maskne.

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