The Perfect Thing

Seattle Met's Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Our picks for the lucky people on your gift list.

By Colleen Williams With Amanda Raschkow Photography by Justin Gollmer November 16, 2016 Published in the December 2016 issue of Seattle Met

A Sleigh Sans Reindeer (above)

Crocodile embossed mini backpack ($495), Tory Burch. Hestra Tor leather gloves in dark forest/cork ($180), Fjällräven. Vintage 1963 Vespa GS 160 (price upon request), Vespa Seattle.


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Deck the Halls

Paintbrushes, stylist’s own. Washington state flower letterpress art print and rhododendron seeds ($25), Thimblepress. Skeem Design lemon and oak candle ($15), Peridot Boutique. Handcrafted bowl by artist Dan Thoreson using reclaimed wood from Snoqualmie Falls ($300), Mrs. Cooks. Herbivore Calm bath salts ($23), Knack Shops. Hardcover journal 52 Lists for Happiness ($17) and golden lucite stapler ($22), Moorea Seal.

In the Spirit
Get your kids the pony, dog, or llama they always wanted: Sponsor an animal at Pasado’s Safe Haven. The Snohomish County sanctuary advocates against animal cruelty.


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Jingle Bell Rock

Craft Elixir’s Bagley Ave. Brew coffee-flavored cannabis-infused syrup ($13), Ganja Goddess. Vintage 1967 Gretsch Viking Model 6187 ($2,299), Thunder Road Guitars. Made-to-order Pike Place charm ($180), Pike Place Market Foundation. Cardamom-scented beer soap ($7), Emily’s Handmade Soaps.


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Enjoy by an Open Fire

Wildfox bow pullover sweatshirt ($114), Nordstrom. Locally crafted nail polish in Finley, Angie, and Lindsey (12-piece set for $48), Julep. Tea-rose applique dinky crossbody in leather ($595), Coach. Stacking rings ($19–$49), Fresh Tangerine. Solstice eyeshadow and blush palette ($49), Julep. Bourbon eggnog, chocolate candy cane, and red velvet macarons ($2.50 each), Cafe Trophy. Gemini Link loafer in sparkling gold ($325), Tory Burch.


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Reality Check

Inflammation Arrest wellness elixir ($3.50) and carrot zinger juice ($7.95), Jujubeet. HTC Vive virtual reality system ($799), HTC. Clutch by HButler with built-in phone charger ($119), Peridot Boutique.

In the Spirit
Give the gift of unlimited access to Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art Museum, and Olympic Sculpture Park exhibits and members-only previews and events ($30–$99).


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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Treasure and Bond buffalo-check blanket wrap ($69) and BCBG Fun Hat in white ($28), Nordstrom. Crystal Infusion Galaxy pendant necklace ($98), Alex and Ani. Rugged suede backpack in saddle ($750), Filson.


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Stocking (and Stomach) Stuffers

Truffle Queen white truffle oil ($13), La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe. Gramercy Cellars 2015 Columbia Valley viognier ($24), Knack Shops. Trilby Hainstock Oliotto tea towels in Ballard and West Seattle ($25 each), Venue Ballard. Alderwood smoked salmon ($33 per pound), Pure Food Fish Market. Beekeeper’s Special sweet clover honey ($5), Sunny Honey Company. Private preserve mild pepper jelly ($7.50), Mick’s Peppourri. Jcoco Bali sea salt–toffee bar ($7.95), Dick Taylor craft chocolate maple coconut ($8.50), and Chocolat Moderne milk chocolate NYC street nuts bar ($9), Chococurb. Lark: Cooking Wild in the Northwest by John Sundstrom ($30) and Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs by Brad Thomas Parsons ($26), Elliott Bay Book Company. San Juan Islands salt ($12), Mrs. Cooks. Platter, stylist’s own.


Store Directory

Alex and Ani

Cafe Trophy



The Elliott Bay Book Company

Emily’s Handmade Soaps



Fresh Tangerine

Ganja Goddess 




Knack Shops

La Buona Tavola Truffle Cafe

Mick’s Peppourri

Moorea Seal

Mrs. Cooks


Peridot Boutique 2135A Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle

Pike Place Market Foundation

Pure Food Fish Market

Sunny Honey Beekeeper Company


Thunder Road Guitars

Tory Burch

Venue Ballard

Vespa Seattle


Prop Stylist: Sara Marie D'Eugenio

Evergreen swags and garden flowers by Metropolitan Market

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