‘Tis the season for gifts and the holidays are just around the corner. Whether you need to shop for your boss, your distant cousins who you only see once a year, or your beloved, the last thing you want is for your gift to feel like an afterthought. If you’re not sure what to get, remember that pretty much everyone loves 3 things: personalized gifts, gifts that keep on giving, and experiences.
Here are 8 mindful gifts to get your gears turning.
Luxurious In-Home Spa
Cultivate relaxation with a bundle of locally made bath salts, body scrubs, and moisturizers from Handmade La Conner. Build the perfect collection by shopping online or sending the owner a message about who you’re treating.
Everyone loves to see their name printed on something. Paper Source makes it easy with their customizable stationery. Personalize a journal for logging thoughts or a set of note cards to encourage connection.
Every space feels better with just a hint of green. Houseplants clean the air and bring a little bit of the outside in, perfect for our gray Seattle days. The Indoor Sun Shoppe in Fremont offers a wide variety of easy to care for plants that don’t require a green thumb.
Sometimes what we want more than anything is a break from the routine. Offer the opportunity with a getaway voucher to the Lodges on Vashon (less than an hour from Seattle) or to the ANC Tiny Houses in Walla Walla where you sleep in the vines with wine on tap.
A Trickle of Gifts
Almost everything has a subscription option nowadays. For the one who loves to receive treats, consider a sock, jewelry, coffee, or flower delivery on a regular basis. There’s something so lovely about coming home to a fresh bouquet from Terra Bella Flowers that makes you feel special.
Mount a Special Memory
The more photos we take with our smartphones, it seems the fewer we actually print but we all love a mounted photo of a special memory. Stretch & Staple in Phinney Ridge makes it easy to get that sweet souvenir on their wall for their everyday viewing pleasure.
Playing tourist in your own backyard is oddly novel. Unique experiences like a Pike Place Market Culinary Tour, Kayaking Tour in the San Juan Islands, or a Sailing Class on the Puget Sound create a connection to what’s always been right under their noses in a refreshing way.
Though tea time isn’t an American tradition, perhaps it should be. Taking a moment to pause and sip a delicious, warm beverage with someone else is a lovely bonding experience. Offer a beautiful tea set from the Perennial Team Room complete with B. Fuller’s Tea Sampler for a beautiful and adventurous tea experience. If you still can’t think of the perfect gift, you can always fall back on being present. All anyone really wants to feel heard and to feel loved and that’s a gift you can always offer. And, of course, if you need a hand purchasing, wrapping, or delivering gifts, let us know. The Pursuit Team is ready to make your gift-giving process a breeze. Happy holidays!