December 19

Last-Minute Gift Guide

Shhhh! Your friends and family will never know you put off your holiday shopping – you can find the perfect presents right here in South Lake Union.

The Gift of Greenery

These little somethings bring cozy vibes into any home. Wanna go bigger? Set up a weekly or monthly floral arrangement delivery for that special someone at Verde & Co.

On Masthead: Jade plant in green-striped pot, Verde & Co.; Cofield oak column vase, JOIN Shop; modern dried flower and herb wreath, Verde & Co; Pigeon Toe mint bud vase and blood orange-scented candle, both JOIN Shop; echevaria plant in sky blue pot, Verde & Co.

The Gift of Gab

Texting is great, but nothing beats a handwritten note; inspire your friends to pick up the pencil with these stocking stuffers. Craving a more direct way to connect? Invite them to catch up over a meal with a gift card from a favorite local restaurant.

Left to right: Frankie & Coco pencil case, JOIN Shop; sushi sticker sheet, bento box eraser set, and ikura roll thumb tacks, all from Kai Market; Hello Lucky cactus notecards and Good Twin pencils, JOIN Shop.

The Gift of Self-Care

Everyone needs time to unwind and relaxing over a cup of tea and a few sweet treats always does the trick. Looking for more fun ways to help them indulge and escape in South Lake Union? Treat them to macarons and champagne at Lady Yum, book spa treatments together at Banya 5, or give a gift card from Cinerama and let them pick the flick.

Left to right: Set of four patterned appetizer dishes, West Elm; happy cat mug and Kukkia cream-filled wafers, both Kai Market.

The Gift of Good Spirits

Treat the cocktail lover on your list to happy hour at home with cool bar accessories. Even better: Help them create an awesome menu by gifting them a cocktail or cooking class at Hipcooks or the Hot Stove Society.

Left to right: Hipped stemless glass, West Elm; Most Modest teal coasters set, fruitsuper cocktail sticks set, Archie’s Press spirits print, Wolfum tray, and Turnco carafe, all JOIN Shop.

Story by Lara Hale and Photographs by Elizabeth Podlesnik.

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