Let’s get down to lady business. This holiday, the women in your life deserve the best. Period.
Keep the mommies warm but cool from head to toe. Fulled wool hats (Mario’s, 1513 Sixth Avenue; 206-223-1461) by local knit wit Jost Mueller are pure Pacific Northwest chic. Hip No. 6 shearling boots (Totokaelo, 913 Western Avenue; 206-623-3582) keep tootsies toasty.
Shop Lomography’s fun and colorful selection of cameras. There’s sure to be one picture perfect for your shutterbug. RetroSuperFuture sunglasses (Far4, 1020 First Avenue; 206-621-8831) suit those demurely seeking the limelight.
A wild child will cherish gold-plated skull or handcuff necklaces and earrings from Zoë Chicco’s new line, Smith. Or try Gillian Julius’s leather bracelets (Merge, 611 North 35th Street; 206-782-5335). Dekkori shoe accessories (also at Merge) will give her stilettos a lift and new look.
Delicious elderflower and pear liqueurs and sloe berry, framboise, and bierband geists from German distillery Pür Spirits (at select Washington State Liqour Stores) make their U.S. debut in time for a Christmas toast. Teatotalers may opt for The O’Dor’s fragrant French blends (Far4, 1020 First Avenue; 206-621-8831). Purists will rejoice for Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book.
Designer throws from In2green (Nube Green, 921 East Pine Street; 206-402-4515) come in a collection of colorful recycled cotton yarns and patterns for homebodies. Seattle’s own Antica Farmacista’s luxury diffusers and body products (Swink Style Bar, 611 Stewart Street; 206-682-7070) are already packaged in pretty, old-fashioned apothecary bottles.
Then sit back and wait for your recipient’s excited exclamations.
Santa, baby, still forgetting one little thing? Check out ShopTalk for digital Rubik’s Cubes, studded ballet slippers, handcrafted calendars, and more gift ideas for gals.
Photos: Courtesy of Totokaelo; Courtesy of RetroSuperFuture; Courtesy of Pür Spirits; Courtesy of In2green; Courtesy of Hiih