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Seattle’s Best Place For Unique Gifts

December 8, 2010 9:34 PM

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The Lola clutch sells for $52 at Laura Bee Designs. (Credit: laurabeedesigns.com)

The Lola clutch sells for $52 at Laura Bee Designs. (Credit: laurabeedesigns.com)

Time is growing short and you still need that perfect holiday gift. Look no further than these charming, local stores for one-of-a kind presents.
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Check out the beautiful knit hats by Salaam at Andaluz. (Credit: andaluzseattle.com)

Andaluz

4908 Rainier Avenue S
Seattle, Wash. 98118
(206) 760-1900
www.andaluzseattle.com

If you’re looking for handmade, local, environmentally-friendly whimsical but high-quality gifts, Andaluz is the place for you. Andaluz is a treasure trove of hats, purses, totes, felt accessories, custom fragrances and jewelry. Check out the vegan leather handbags and wallets from Shiraleah

essenzaseattle Seattles Best Place For Unique Gifts

Carefully wrapped soaps, hard-to-find, European scents and candles and custom gift wrapping make for beautiful, last-minute gifts. (Credit: essenzaseattle.com)

Essenza

615 N 35th Street
Seattle, Wash. 98103
(206) 547-4895
www.essenzaseattle.com

If it’s a fresh new scent your after – for either a boyfriend, girlfriend or family member – Essenza is your place. Carefully wrapped soaps, hard-to-find, European scents and candles and custom gift wrapping make for beautiful, last-minute gifts. If a fragrance seems too hard to pick out, rest assured – Essenza will give you a test bottle to try out at home before purchasing. Essenza also offers unique jewelry from local designers.

demedici Seattles Best Place For Unique Gifts

Look no further for your holiday cards than De Medici! (Credit: demedicifinepaper.com)

De Medici Ming Fine Paper

1222 1st Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98101
(206) 624-1983
www.demedicimingfinepaper.com

Look no further for your holiday cards than De Medici! Hallmark doesn’t hold a candle to De Medici Ming, especially considering the care with which boxed cards, bound journals, notebooks and photo albums are chosen and displayed in this charming, cozy space. De Medici Ming was named for the two cultures that contributed the most to the development of paper: The Chinese who invented it and the Italians who put it into everyday use.

cakespy Seattles Best Place For Unique Gifts

CakeSpy includes an art gallery, a gift shop and all handmade items that feature sweets. (Credit: cakespy.com)

CakeSpy Shop

415 E Pine Street
Seattle, Wash. 98122
(206) 325-1592
www.cakespy.com

CakeSpy includes an art gallery, a gift shop and all handmade items that feature sweets. Cakespy also carries jewelry, soap, totes, shirts and cookie cutters.

laurabeedesignsseattle Seattles Best Place For Unique Gifts

The Lola clutch sells for $52 at Laura Bee Designs. (Credit: laurabeedesigns.com)

Laura Bee Designs

6418 20th Avenue NW
Seattle, Wash. 98107
(206) 789-4044
www.laurabeedesigns.com

Laura Bee Designs doubles as a design studio and retail store, selling locally-made clutches and purses, wallets, pouches, shoulder bags, belts, makeup bags and jewelry. Every bag is stitched to order – extra pockets and embellishments are available and online ordering is possible – so log-on to Laura Bee to browse or stop by the Ballard store for the perfect gift.

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