You're Welcome: Seattle-Inspired Gifts for Guests
Greet out-of-towners with a guest bag of local goodies that will make their stay in the Emerald City all the more memorable.
1. SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE
A custom letterpress postcard by Farewell Paperie in Georgetown is sure to garner lots of laughs with its cheeky sentiment. Starts at $2.37 each for 100.
2. PAMPER TIME
Indulge guests with blood orange lip butter from Belltown-based Herbivore Botanicals, made with shea butter, essential oils and vitamin E. $12 each.
3. AFTERNOON TEA
With hints of mango, passion fruit and kiwi, Equator green tea from Old Salt Merchants in Port Townsend is the perfect pick-me-up. $15 for a pack of 15.
4. RAINY DAY PLAY
A stylish duck umbrella from Bella Umbrella in Pike Place Market is small enough for guests to tote while exploring the city. $29.99 each.
5. A BOOST UP
The Seed & Nut Bar by Keep It Real Food Company on Lower Queen Anne energizes with organic seeds, almonds, honey and coconut oil. $2.99 each, or four for $10.
6. POP SOME BUBBLY
Refresh weary travelers with a nonalcoholic drink from Dry Soda in Pioneer Square. $1.99 each.
7. TAKE A SIP
A tinware mug and cheery paper straws, both from Cone & Steiner General (with shops in Pioneer Square and Capitol Hill), will be an instant hit. Mugs, $12.99 each; straws, $7.95 for 25-pack.
8. SWEET TREAT
Loved ones from near or far will appreciate a treat for the ride home: Ballard-based Jonboy Caramels, which come in flavors ranging from toasted coconut to absinthe and black salt. $9.99 for a 4-ounce box.
9. IN A JAM
Family and friends will love Capitol Hill–based Ayako & Family jams, with locally inspired flavors such as damson plum and quince, rhubarb and apricot. $14–$20, depending on flavor, for an 8-ounce jar.
10. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD