GIFT GUIDE

Last-Minute Gifts Available for Pickup

We scoured our gift guides for presents you can pick up ASAP.

By Zoe Sayler

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

 

Procrastinators of the world don't deserve so much ire: Would the days leading up to a holiday feel so festive, so full of hustle and bustle, without all those shoppers rushing home with their treasures? 

If you waited too long—again—we'd like to thank you for your contribution to the season. Here are some of our favorite Shops at Seattle Met gifts that you can pick up ASAP. 

More than 100 of the coolest women in the food industry provide their most meaningful recipes in this genius—and eminently display-worthy—collection by indie magazine Cherry Bombe. Among them: Seattle's very own Renee Erickson

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The dream of keeping toys separate from the more refined areas of the house is always short-lived. Welcome the playroom creep with this classic walnut veneer–paneled station wagon (yeah, that's actual walnut). Surfboard absolutely included.

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Collecting vintage photographs, Marybeth Rothman became "struck by the finality of their discard" and began incorporating them into her art "by re-imagining their biographies," according to an interview with Thread MB. Rothman's mixed media pieces abound at Frederick Holmes art gallery, but few offer an opportunity to gift a striking, limited-edition work for less than $1000. 

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Yes, merch from Ballard Football Club was made with actual soccer fans in mind—but we're claiming it as an ode to the neighborhood itself. Anyone who loves Ballard will appreciate its well deserved spot in this lineup of global cities (and this comfy-day crewneck from Simply Seattle). 

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Chunks slid into our lives in 2019 with a line of hair accessories with early-aughts appeal and 2022 sensibilities; they’ve held fast ever since thanks to a rotating selection of claw clips, headbands, and precious squiggle clips—all designed in Seattle and proudly made in China.

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Beloved Seattle designer Luly Yang's casual take on the long-lasting leather pant trend strikes the perfect balance between "distinctly special" and "actually wearable" thanks to a drawstring waistband and loose fit. We also appreciate that the sizing includes XS–XXL. 

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When your goal is to wow a giftee, it's tempting to forget that some of the best things come in small packages. Intricate rocket-shaped cufflinks, inspired by fashion icon Elton John's famous song, bring a twinkle of celestial magic to any occasion.

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The coworkers you love…as coworkers. The family members you kind of forget about until holiday get-togethers roll around. Seattle-made chocolate bars from Spinnaker provide an opportunity to show those more-than-acquaintances that you’ve paid attention when they mentioned their bourbon collection or their spice obsession.

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Every Kraken fan—including the burgeoning hockey buff—needs a legit jersey, whether they're wearing it ice-side or watching the game at their neighborhood bar. Downtown retailer Simply Seattle is our go-to for all things local sports, including this loose-fitting jersey that emulates the look of the team. 

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Parents will thank you for getting a gift that’s so much quieter than a drum set (even if it means attending their future teen's DJ gigs). But this adorable wooden mixer board isn’t just musical make-believe: Sliding “volume” controls and rotating discs also help younger kids practice their fine motor skills. 

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All of Freeman's Seattle-made raincoats offer a welcome reprieve from the city's sea of identical neoprene, but the classic waxed cotton shell is more subtly waterproof—and, dare we say, fashionable?

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When in doubt, wine. When in doubt about that, bubbles. This bottle from South Park bottle shop Princess and Bear hails from a French vineyard in the region where sparkling wine was first produced; it looks merry and bright, and tastes that way, too, with "subtle flavors of cherry, and raspberry with a hint of soft peach."

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For a true-blue winter warmer that's as cozy as it is fashionable, it's tough to do better than a figure-flattering, goose down–filled parka from Seattle designer Luly Yang. A faux fur–trimmed hood adds drama to a just-neutral-enough blue outer, but can also be removed for a more practical, everyday look. 

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Kids put on a pair of dress-up wings and immediately shape-shift into fairies, dragons, crows, and pegasuses (please don't fight us on the plural form—it's all pretend, anyway). This pair's versatile shape and wide range of color options help them look the part for all of the above.

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This pair of womenswear boots from artisan workshop Moma has all the makings of a wardrobe staple, from the simple but unexpected mahogany color, to the super-soft Italian leather, to the mid-calf take on a casual chelsea boot. It's also lightweight and made with wear-all-day comfort in mind.

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EH stands for Erica Hanson, whose Seattle-manufactured aprons and accessories are as simple and functional as they are good-looking. Seriously—we’ve seen people look cute in aprons before, but cool feels like a designation reserved for this sturdy canvas number. Which makes it ideal for anyone too distracted by the prospect of stuffing to remember to take the apron off for dinner.

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Struggling to find a gift that will satisfy the "practical presents only" type, while also making even them a little starry-eyed? Spring for a high-quality, big-deal tool you know they'll use. This absurdly highly rated food processor offers the power that seasoned chefs need for chopping, shredding, and kneading—luxury in its most functional form. One reviewer calls it "the Cadillac of food processors."

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Whether you gift it as a sweet standalone or use it to smartly (and sustainably!) package another gift, this organic cotton tote from Capitol Hill boutique Freeman brings a subtle dose of Seattle pride to any present. We especially like gifting it as a souvenir for out-of-towners visiting for the holidays. 

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Fragrances have become a gifting classic for a reason. Well, a few reasons, actually: instant luxury, understated practicality, pretty packaging. This light, woody and floral scent from Paris-based Kerzon appeals to both perfume-wearers and those with subtler tastes (it's meant for use on the body or on linens). And it feels like a steal for a product that's so thoughtfully manufactured, all the way down to the France-made glass bottle.

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Topped with sweet folk art illustrations by the detail-oriented folks at Barcelona-based Londji, these charming wooden toys will quickly become part of any kid's daily rotation (all puns intended).

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The ideal kitchen would be stocked with a dutch oven in every size Le Creuset has to offer. But if you're looking to splurge on a chef with a crowd to cook for (and without Mary Poppins' cabinets), the extra-large nine-quart provides holiday peace of mind: Just about anything they could think to make will fit with room to spare. 

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Super-cozy cashmere has been a coveted gift since time immemorial. But what is a fashion icon without a bit of sartorial risk-taking? Extreme Cashmere updates the holiday classic with a fluorescent pink, and blessedly machine washable, heavy-knit cardigan.

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Adorned with a single flower (clipped from your own bouquet, perhaps—we won't tell), this vase from Vancouver, BC–based Dougherty Glassworks is a tiny treasure. Pick it up from Pacific Place's Bezel and Kiln and knock the rest of your holiday shopping off the list while you're at it.

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We love seeing local brands get out and thrive in the big city. We also love telling chicer-than-thou New Yorkers that Ampersand as Apostrophe started right here. This mint tote, available for pickup at Pioneer Square's Flora and Henri, looks bold and acts practical.

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A morning full of little standalone stocking stuffers threaten loss and clutter. Consider replacing a few with expansion packs for toys the kids already have. Danish Plus-Plus building blocks come in seemingly infinite colorways (but only one shape, for eternal compatibility), work great for any kids over five, and, get this: They're dishwasher and washing machine safe.

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What seasonal joy matches that of the overflowing punch bowl? The frequent (or budding) party host could use a font of inspiration for make-ahead, serve-everyone cocktails. This book offers ideas aplenty, including occasion-specific recommendations, evergreen bartending tips, and non-alcoholic options.

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Grown-ups want to keep clothing gifts cute and quality, while little ones tend to prefer brightly colored, character-adorned monstrosities (sorry, Elsa, but it’s true). This flashy, futuristic puffer provides a rare opportunity for synergy, and was practically made to be handed down or tucked away for posterity. 

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