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Girlfriend Collective's our go-to for comfy, sustainable, and fashionable gifts.

Whether you want to match the price of the present your friend gave you or you've calculated the precise amount you wish to spend over the course of wedding season, picking a budget—and sticking to it—is an underrated element of the art of gifting. 

Looking to spend more than $25, but less than $50? We're here to help.

Getaway, Book Larder Local

$40

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Star Seattle chef Renee Erickson's debut cookbookA Boat, a Whale, and a Walrus, has graced gift guides and best-seller shelves since time immemorial (...2014). In 2021 she released a second inspired by her food-driven travels in far-flung places like Rome and Paris.

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Gold Heart Studs, Baleen Local

$28

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Simple gold studs win for their versatility: not just because they can be worn with anything, but because they can be gifted to anyone who wears earrings, from a five-year-old niece to a five-years-strong flame. 

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Ballard Watch Cap, Filson Local

$25

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Everyone loves a Filson (seriously, name someone who couldn't benefit from a cute, high-quality beanie), and the brand looks its best proudly rocking that hometown pride.

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Pourigami Travel Coffee Dripper, Miir Local

$30

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Real Seattleites don't give up their artisanal beans for a week in the woods. Wallingford-based Miir's pocket-sized foldable dripper makes a great gift for campers and coffee connoisseurs alike.

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Mr. Sogs Alley Cat Plush, Handmade Showroom Local

$42

Stuffed animals are an obvious choice for little ones. Some, like this washable alley cat handmade in Woodinville, are more obvious than others.

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Maybe Next Year T-Shirt, Viaduct Local

$28

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For the eternally optimistic baseball fan—or the irony-poisoned one. Viaduct's a local company, so they're allowed to poke fun.

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Anywhere Vases, Fruitsuper Local

$44 for a set of three

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These simple steel-and-cork shapes from Seattle design studio Fruitsuper—which its founders fondly refer to as "mom and mother-in-law candy"—support everything from foraged fern fronds to farmers market bouquets, transforming mason jars and even beer bottles into botanical displays.

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First-Time 60 Minute Float, Float Seattle Local

$49

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What if the best experience gift is the gift of experiencing nothing at all? Float tanks filled with extra-salty water give participants all the buoyancy they need to be deprived of (most) senses—even those who find it supremely difficult to turn their brains off will at least be bestowed with the rare sensation of, uh, not being on their phones. Add a pre-float sauna session for full benefits.

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Bianca One-Shoulder Tank, Girlfriend Collective Local

$48

This local, sustainable, and size-inclusive athleisure brand makes fantastic gifts for the fashionable athlete or lounger on your list. A one-shoulder compressive tank goes equally well with sweats or jeans.

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French Exit Candle, Cancelled Plans Local

$32

Drop off your gift and leave the party with this pick from Seattle’s cheekiest candle company, also known for such Pacific Northwest–inspired (but currently sold out) scents as “Introvert” and "Do Not Disturb.”

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Monikers, Mox Boarding House Local

$30

Based on the classic party game Celebrity, Monikers keeps the whole crew occupied for several rounds of complex character-based charades. Each card has a short descriptive bio for those without encyclopedias for brains, and will be equally appreciated by pop culture fiends (Drunk Jeff Goldblum) and history buffs (Catherine the Great's Horse).

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