Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Quintessentially Seattle

Outfit the adventurer in your life with quintessential Seattle style by picking up one of these awesome gifts
  • Seattle-made gifts for the Seattleite in your life

This article appears in print in the December 2018 issue, as part of our 2018 Gift GuideClick here to subscribe.

Even those family members and friends who seem to have everything  will enjoy these quintessentially Pacific Northwest goodies, which are sure to fill the hole they didn’t know they had.

Finding a hat that makes the transition from the street to the ski slope can be a chilling task. Enter Chinatown–International District–based BLK Pine’s collection of woven beanies (from $24) that offer warmth in a wide array of stylish colors. Available at Wayward, downtown, 204 Pine St.; 206.487.5992; and at

For the detail-oriented notetaker, these Everett-made BookGrain journals ($48) are covered in real wood, with replaceable pages for sustainable doodling. Available at The Handmade Showroom at Pacific Place, downtown, 600 Pine St.; 206.623.0504; or online at

In an age of high-end tech gadgets, Filson’s new field watch ($350), with a minimalist watch face and exposed band stitching, is a welcome piece of arm candy. Available at Filson, SoDo, 1741 First Ave. S; 206.622.3147.

Inspired by vintage skateboards from the ’50s and ’60s, Ballard-based Bill Erickson creates handmade longboards (from $299) from individually sourced wood from around the Pacific Northwest. Available at

From his Idaho studio, longtime potter Philip Shane produces 1- and 2-liter growlers (2-liter shown here, $90) for the art-loving beer fanatic. Available at Click! Design That Fits, West Seattle, 4540 California Ave. SW; 206.328.9252; or at

Patrick Maher and Caryn Badgett of Blu Skillet Ironware annually create about 1,000 pieces of their highly coveted handmade cast-iron pans, like this 10-inch French skillet ($300). Available at Blu Skillet Ironware, Ballard, 1122 NW 46th St.

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