Children and pets are like ice cream and sprinkles: They go well together and bring joy to our lives. These handpicked gifts will be the cherry on top of this holiday season and the key to creating lasting memories.
The Sawyer dress ($40) from Bellevue-based Beet World, in ocean blue check, is fully lined and made with 100 percent cotton for ages 2 to 12, so it is perfect for family photos or a playdate in the park.
Lodi and Lewi, based in Port Ludlow, makes handmade collars ($29.99–$31.99) for your favorite pooch that sport Pacific Northwest pride, including Seattle skyline and 12th Man (er, Dog?) designs. Available at All the Best Pet Care locations.
Seattle-based Marnin Saylor makes handmade, creative objects, like the Sprinkle Mini Donut Cat ($32), available in two scrumptious furostings and made with Eco-fi felt.
Renton-based Tomato Tomato Creative Space, run by Kelly Affleck, makes these fun DIY kits for building your own jet pack; rocket fuel not included ($24). Available at the Handmade Showroom, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., Suite 115; 206.623.0504.
West Seattle–based Fozzy Dog’s original leash ($40) is designed with an integrated waste bag dispenser and nylon pocket, helping to make the time you spend with man’s best friend a walk in the park.
Pacific Northwest native Nolen Lee’s newest book, The Panda is Fat ($18), features the author and illustrator’s whimsical artwork and 40 haikus; snuggling up with it is sure to become a welcome bedtime ritual.