We're big fans of Seattle-based Kari Gran when it comes to keeping our lips hydrated during these bitter days. (And, oh, that sexy packaging.) The beauty brand's all-natural Lip Whip comes tinted or naked in festive peppermint or spicy cinnamon-pimenta flavors and is organically formulated with proven ingredients like avocado oil and beeswax—and without any harsh chemicals.
The beloved Ballard shop might have closed this year, but the expert team behind the chic men's brand is pressing on in the form of an online shop filled with accessories and apothecary products. Gift the grizzly men in your life Blackbird's beard oil, designed to keep rebellious bristles glossy and under control.
Julie Merriman Wray has been blending scents in the Seattle area for over twenty years. Her handcrafted perfume line Olivine Atelier features a lineup of six scents ranging from Olivine's signature gardenia bouquet to beachy Amongst the Waves and sultry, warm Oxley. The whole set is available in a limited-edition holiday gift pack for the olfactory-appealing price of $25.
What to get your vegan friend with a love of lip balm and a really sparkly personality? All-natural, fragrance-, preservative-, filler-free vegan beauty goods from Federal Way's Beneficial Minerals, obviously. Each mineral formulated product is handmade-to-order to guarantee freshness and accommodate any customizations (meaning allow at least seven days before your order will ship).
Go ahead and pretend you've wandered into your favorite backstreet Parisian apothecary when stepping into Fremont's Essenza. You'll be surprised when the attendants in the charming beauty boutique address you in your native English tongue. Among their many giftable goods, find London-based Molton Brown's black peppercorn soaps and scrubs. The spicy, exotic scent is anything but your typical musk.