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Go-To Ideas for Gift Exchanges

Go-To Ideas for Gift Exchanges

Go-To Gift Exchange Ideas

'Tis the season for gift exchanges! We are well-stocked with tried-and-true ideas most everyone will love and that won't break the bank. Check out some of our favorites below or browse our Go-To Gifts Guide online for lots more ideas. 

Extended hours are here! We know being open a bit later can really help during this busy season. Through 12/23 we'll be open:
  • Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm
  • Sunday - 10am - 6pm
  • 12/24 - 10am - 3pm
Remember you can also shop online 24/7 with curbside pickup and FREE local delivery. We offer $10 flat rate shipping or free ship on orders over $100. Thank you for shopping locally!
Clipboard Frame by Block Design - $28
This versatile, free-standing mini clipboard can be used either way up as portrait or landscape and is ideal for displaying memories, plans or projects. Great for jotting notes, too! Made in the UK.
Best 1 Hummingbird Feeder - $19
This smart hummingbird feeder has been made in Poteet, Texas since the early 1970s. The glass jar is sturdy and easy to fill and the plastic base comes apart for easy cleaning. 
    Lino Mug - $18
    Designed in collaboration with baristas at Intelligentsia Coffee, these perfect white mugs are shaped and weighted for maximum functionality. The thick base retains heat and the elegant handle is shaped to accommodate three fingers while the thumb rests perfectly on top.  Dishwasher and microwave safe.
      ideal Soap - $16
      A cypress tree native to Japan, we love hinoki wood as a design material. We asked our friends at Handmade La Conner if they could make us a custom soap using hinoki oil. They delivered, and it’s a beautiful, refreshing scent. Exclusively available at Ideal. Pair with a lovely Japanese soap dish featuring a hinoki insert ($24).
        Sasawashi Body Scrub Towel - $13
        Feel like you just returned from the spa after every shower. Finely woven from Sasawashi fabric, it powerfully exfoliates calluses and dry patches on the skin. Sasawashi fabric is 100% natural and made from absorbent washi threads woven with deodorizing kumazasa plant fibers. Made in Japan. 
        Burgon & Ball Watering Can - $28
        This compact watering can is perfect for small spaces. We love the thin spout which allows water to pour exactly where it's needed and never where it isn't. Sleek stainless steel with a beechwood handle. 
        National Parks Playing Cards - $14
        This standard poker-size, 52-card deck features colorful illustrations on each card of America’s National Park System. Plastic coated for durability, air dry cards if wet.
        The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes - $28
        Sam Sifton, founding editor of New York Times Cooking, makes improvisational cooking easier than you think. In this handy book of ideas, Sifton delivers more than one hundred no-recipe recipes to make with the ingredients you have on hand or could pick up on a quick trip to the store. You’ll see how to make these meals as big or as small as you like, substituting ingredients as you go.
          Onsen Saru Soy Candle - $21
          A soy candle featuring Miyashiro's signature scent of Japanese Matsu pine, cedar wood,
          and snow. Small batch made at Miyashiro Studio in Los Angeles, CA.
          Notabag - $28
          Notabag is a smart combination of a bag and a backpack. With a single pull on the straps, it transforms itself from a sleek eco-friendly bag to an easy-to-carry backpack. Inside of the bag, there is an attached pocket where you can keep your wallet or your keys. When the bag is not in use, it folds into that pocket and becomes a hand-sized pouch.
          Bierfilzl Coaster Sets - $26
          Felt coasters were such a staple in Bavarian taverns that to this day, locals call coasters of all kinds “bierfilzl” (beer felt). These lovely multi-color sets prove that felt coasters are functional, durable and sophisticated. Each set contains four individual coasters.
          Blackwing Pencils, box of 12 - $27 
          This special pencil has stolen the hearts of creative people ever since it was first manufactured in the 1930s. Premium Japanese graphite is combined with clay and wax for exceptional smoothness. The distinctive rectangular eraser is replaceable, so you can keep sharpening and creating all the way down to a stub. Try it and you'll never go back. Made in Japan. 
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