Gifts to wear or carry…well-designed accessories

We have cozy scarves, beautiful bags, unique jewelry and more ready to wrap for your gifting needs! Here’s a roundup of our favorite wearable designs, but we have lots more in stock ready to show you.

Remember we are open late!
Through December 23 we will be open Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sunday, 11am-6pm. Head downtown, grab some dinner and stop by to see what’s new. December 24 we are open until 4pm for last minute needs.

Polder Scarf by Verloop – $50

This vibrant scarf features a keyhole opening to keep it snug and in-place.

Knit Cap – $34

A cozy, soft cap that’s generously sized. Cuff it or leave it long. Made in the USA.

Kasuri-Ori Clutch by Kiriko – $109

Japanese fabric is paired with high quality leather in this beautiful clutch. Generously sized to fit all your essentials. Made in the USA.

Classic Sportsman Billfold – $52

Recognize this leather? It’s genuine Horween, used to construct athletic balls. Featuring four card slots that can hold multiple cards and space for cash bills. Made in Bellingham.

Duffel Bag by Topo Designs – $129

A classic style built extra sturdy to hold up to rough and tumble travels. Simple on the outside, beautifully lined with coated nylon pack cloth on the inside. Made in the USA.

Accessory bag by Topo Designs – $18

Great for change, chapstick, keys, you name it – this versatile pouch will keep you organized. Made in the USA.

Yagasuri Socks – $14

The yagasuri pattern represents arrows and represents determination and steadfastness.

Marimekko Pakkanen Tote – $38.50

This lightweight tote is great for trips to the market or library. Machine washable, too! The Pikkupakkanen pattern features birds and berries.

Marimekko Svaale Tote – $38.50

We have several great patterns in stock, including the Svaale, inspired by Eastern European folklore.

Notabag – $23

This bag is both backpack and tote, all in one. Winner of the German Good Design award, we love this clever design

Leather zip pouch by Found Leather – $34

A sweet two-tone leather pouch to help keep a larger bag organized or great all on its own. Made in Bellingham.

Kyutoma Handkerchief Scarf – $15

A lightweight scarf to grace your neck, hair, or pocket. Olive green handkerchief with kyutoma pattern, illustrating nine horses, representing success and good fortune. Made in Japan.

Swallow and Cloud Handkerchief Scarf – $15

We have several patterns, including this light blue with a swallow and cloud pattern. This pattern represents eternal life and protection from illness. Made in Japan.

Kanzemizumon Handkerchief Scarf – $15

This royal blue handkerchief with kanzemizumon patterned borders. This pattern represents water which is a symbol of purity. Made in Japan.

Worry Doll Necklace by Hechizo – $55

A new application of a traditional Latin American handicraft, these Worry Dolls are wearable.  These dolls are hand made by female-owned artisan businesses in Panajachel, Guatemala, then fashioned into jewelry by Hechizo in Brooklyn, NY.

Elementos Earrings (Water) by Hechizo – $90

Hand formed 1/4″ bronze coin charms feature the Water motif, a receiving hand dipping into whirling waters. Connect to the energies of flowing, dissolving, ebbing, nurturing that are associated with water. Also available in Earth, Air, and Fire motifs. Made in the USA.

Circle Necklace by Trois Petits Points – $57

A delicate necklace in brass that goes with everything. Dress it up or down. Made in France.

Small Gifts for Stockings and More!

Good things come in small packages! Here are our picks for interesting, unique designs to tuck in a stocking or pop in the mail. Don’t let their size fool you – these gifts make a big impression. Check our website for a much larger selection of stocking stuffer ideas!

Extended Holiday Hours have begun!
Through December 23 we will be open Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sundays, 11am-6pm. Head downtown, grab some dinner and stop by to see what’s new. December 24 we are open until 4pm for last minute needs.

Stay tuned for more gift guides coming soon, but you can always call us 360-752-5522 or email any questions.

Thanks and happy weekend!

Mini Memory Game – $10

Toss the dice to choose a color, then try to find the cube that matches. Whoever collects the most cubes wins. Comes packaged in a metal storage tin.

Mini Tops Set – $10

Not just for the toy box, this wooden set is just at home on a coffee table or desk. Sustainably manufactured in Thailand.

Mini Construction Set – $10

Construct the buildings of your choice with this set of 24 mini blocks. Plan Toys makes wooden toys that stimulate the imagination and encourage dexterity.

D Clips, Pig – $8

Animal-shaped paperclips from Japan! We have nine different styles, including this pig.

D Clips, Penguin – $8

A set of 30 clips is packaged in a box with a sliding lid to keep you organized.

D Clips, Horse – $8

Also available in dog, cat, bird, squirrel, whale, and tortoise styles.

Bamboo Charcoal Shoe Inserts – $4.50

Stinky feet? Slip these inserts into empty shoes and activated charcoal helps eliminate odors. Lasts for up to 4 months and can then be composted!

Sweetfire Fire Starters – $7

This firestarter is made from a sugarcane by-product called bagasse, a renewable biofuel used around the world. Box contains 20 match points which are infused with vegetable wax to allow for up to 7 minutes of burn time each.

Firefly Waterproof Matchcase + Flashlight – $15

A three-in-one tool that’s great for hiking, camping or to keep in the car glove box.  The Firefly is a LED flashlight, a match container, and a bottle opener all-in-one.

Tattly Temporary Tattoos – $5 for 2 pack

Packs of two temporary tattoos designed by professional artists and made in the USA using vegetable dyes. We have loads of fun styles!

Flaming Idols Votive, Beyonce – $10

Designed, printed,and poured in Philadelphia, each candle includes an informational card about the person pictured and their importance to the LGBTQ community.

Flaming Idols Votive, Prince – $10

We also have David Bowie and Dolly Parton but they’re all going fast! Made in the USA.

Let’s Chill Wine Twirl – $8

This twirl will keep your glass of white chilled to the last drop! Clever package design means it fits on the neck of a bottle for an extra gift. Made in the USA.

Whisky Stones – $8

Gently chill your favorite spirits without the diluting effects of ice. Set of three soapstone rocks. Made in the USA.

Misc. Goods Co. Playing Cards – $15

We love this special deck that’s been completely redesigned, from the tuck case to illustration to typography. A beautiful, embossed box and clever details you’ll notice each time you play. Made in the USA.

Little Puzzle Thing, Broccoli – $15

A miniature jigsaw puzzle shaped like a bunch of broccoli. At just over 70 pieces, complete this one in under 20 minutes for some quick brain food.

Little Puzzle Thing, Ramen – $15

Along with broccoli, but we also have Ramen and Pizza styles!

Tangram Eraser Set – $2.50

A square is divided into seven pieces, which can be arranged and rearranged into countless shapes.

 

Superb Lip Balm – $6

Made just down the road in LaConner, this balm truly is superb.You might as well get all three flavors! Peppermint, Grapefruit and Lemon Rosemary.

Wilhelmina Peppermints – $3

Not too sweet and generously sized, we love these mints. They come packaged in a sturdy box, which keeps them safe and tidy in your bag. Made in the Netherlands.

Marimekko Napkins – $4.95 or $6.95

Packs of 20 napkins in cocktail or luncheon size make a great stuffer or hostess gift. Made in Germany.

Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is Near! No Foolin’!

The Easter Bunny arrives next Sunday morning.  Are you ready? We have some great designs for kids that are perfect for those baskets and will be enjoyed long after the jelly beans are gone.

We will be closed on Sunday, April 1 to hunt for eggs with our families and maybe play a few April Fools jokes, too. Enjoy the holiday.

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Last Minute Shoppers, Unite!

We’re Open Christmas Eve 9am-4pm
Stop by for Dutch cookies and last minute gifts. We still have lots of great designs in stock and ready to go. Downtown should be busy, festive AND we wrap for free!

Stocking Stuffers from Acme Farms & Kitchen
Just in time for last minute shopping, we now have a nice selection of delicious, regionally sourced treats that are perfect for stockings. From salted chocolate chip cookie mix to out of this world caramel sauce, we’ve got tasty treats for stockings and more. Thanks, Acme Farms & Kitchen!

As always, if you need help or are rushed for time, call 360-752-5522 or email us with any questions.

Holiday Hours
A few changes to our regular hours over the next week:

  • Monday, 12/25 – Closed
  • Tuesday, 12/26 – Closed
  • Sunday, 12/31 – 12-3pm
  • Monday, 1/1 – Closed

We’re grateful to be celebrating our 10th holiday season this year. Thank you for supporting our locally-owned-and-operated business!

-Kathleen, Lisa, Julia, Taylor & Annie

Gift Pairings with Local Shops

We love our neighborhood of downtown Bellingham and feel fortunate to be situated near so many other fantastic locally-owned businesses. It’s easy to shop local, and even more fun when you can partner up two great local offerings in one gift. Here are a few pairings we think are fun and festive. As always, we have many more ideas so give us a call 360-752-5522 or email if you are stumped!

  • Extended Holiday Hours have begun. Through December 23 we will be open Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm. Head downtown, grab some dinner and stop by to see what’s new. December 24 we are open until 4pm for last minute needs.
  • Did you know we gift wrap – for FREE? Hooray!

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Gifts to Pamper

Here are some choices for special treats to pamper someone you love…or yourself! Whether making a room cozier with a lovely candle or adorning a friend with a pretty necklace, these gifts make us think of coziness and indulgence. As always, we have many more ideas so give us a call 360-752-5522 or email if you are stumped!

  • Extended Holiday Hours have begun. Through December 23 we will be open Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm. Head downtown, grab some dinner and stop by to see what’s new. December 24 we are open until 4pm for last minute needs.
  • Did you know we gift wrap – for FREE? Hooray!

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Small Yet Mighty Gifts

Stocking Stuffers for Grown Ups
Good things come in small packages! Here are our picks for interesting, unique designs to tuck in a stocking or pop in the mail. Don’t let their size fool you – these gifts make a big impression.

  • Extended Holiday Hours have begun! Through December 23 we will be open Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sundays, 11am-6pm. Head downtown, grab some dinner and stop by to see what’s new. December 24 we are open until 4pm for last minute needs. Head downtown, grab some dinner and stop by to see what’s new.
  • Did you know we gift wrap – for FREE? Yes, indeed.

Stay tuned for more gift guides coming soon…

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Gifts for Kids

We are all stocked up with creative, fun gifts perfect for stockings and beyond. Below are some of our newest additions – as always, call us (360-752-5522) or email if you have questions or are stumped!

  • Did you know we gift wrap – for FREE? Yes, indeed.
  • Extended Holiday Hours start next week! December 11 through December 23 we will be open Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sundays, 10am-6pm. December 24 we are open until 4pm for last minute needs.

Stay tuned for your next gift guide, coming soon…

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Gifts for Creative Kids

We love toys that need no batteries and encourage creativity in kids and grown ups. Here are some of our favorite picks currently in stock. As always, we have many more ideas so email or call 360-752-5522 if you need help.

Everything you need to create your own cuddly owl friend. Kit includes stripey sock, felt sheets, cotton stuffing, beads, thread, felt pieces, needle, and instructions.

Make Your Own Sock Owl – $20

These colorful tiles snap together using magnets and can be configured in endless constructions. Not only fun, they help with fine motor skills for younger children, while encouraging spatial reasoning and geometric understanding for older kids.

Magna-Tiles, 32 Piece Set – $52

Make and decorate your own keychain. In fact, the kit includes enough materials to make two keychain dolls so invite a friend over!

Wood Bead Keychain Doll- $9

Over 90 pieces of different shapes which can be connected together in countless formations. Build tall, build wide, build abstract or representational. Hang from the ceiling and turn your creation into a mobile. The possibilities are endless. Grownups like these just as much as kids.

Shapescapes – $35

These food-grade silicone placemats are hand-silkscreened with engaging illustrations just waiting to be colored in by kids. Using dry erase markers, this mat is transformed into a coloring book that can be wiped clean and recolored again and again.

Modern Twist Mark-Mat + Markers – $25

Old school fun. This 37-piece set is just as great now as it was in the 1930s. Made in the USA.

Log Cabin In a Box – $10

This cheery, sun-shaped disc is perfect for nighttime reading, camping, outdoor festivals, and more.  To charge, simply set in the sun with charger side up. A five hour charge results in ten hours of soft light or four hours of bright light. It hangs on a lanyard to provide hands-free light when needed.

Little Sun Solar Lamp – $30

Explore the world with this color-in map, complete with animal and landmark stickers, plus colored pencils.

Citizen of the World Map – $5

Design this digital watch just how you want it. Decorate the Tyvek band with pens, pencils, stickers, you name it.

Paper Watch – $12

Everything you need to create six different origami designs of varying difficulty. Includes 50 sheets of assorted sized origami paper and instruction booklet.

Origami Set – $8

A busload of animal crayons perfect for small hands to grip. This set of six is plastic, rather than wax, eliminating flaking and mess.

Animal Crayons, $6

Well-Designed Games and Puzzles

With the weather turning cold, it’s good to have some fun indoor activities for the family to enjoy when you come home and get cozy. These make great gifts for kids, adults, teachers, and more!

  • Shopping downtown just became easier. For the month of December, park for FREE on floors 1 and 5 of the Commercial Street Parking Garage at 1300 Commercial Street.
  • We have extended our hours! Now through December 23, our hours will be Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm and Sundays, 10am-6pm. Grab dinner at one of the delicious downtown establishments and come shopping after!

We are loving these new jigsaw puzzles from New York Puzzle Company. Based in Brooklyn, they started with the idea of making a puzzle of the iconic NYC subway map. Now the company has grown to an expansive line of puzzles including witty New Yorker magazine covers. All puzzles are durable, double-thick chip board with fully interlocking pieces. Made in the USA. $16 each.

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New Yorker Cover Puzzle , Dog – $16

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New Yorker Magazine Puzzle, Tree – $16

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New Yorker Puzzle, Winter Weekend – $16

Mobi is a fast-paced math game that’s fun and great for all abilities.  Players create equations using tiles, building on the structure similar to a crossword puzzle. A set of 162 tiles fits neatly into a whale-shaped canvas bag for easy portability.

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Mobi Number Tile Game – $20

This set has been made in Finland since the 1960s and includes the following: an irresistible, reversible green and white board, five weighted darts, and an instructional pamphlet. Made in Finland.

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Finnish Dart Set – $60

This entertaining set of cards includes 32 artists, each given numeric scores for categories including influence, shock factor, top price and more. Try to beat your opponent on your strongest category.

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The Art Game – $9.95

Even if you are on a losing streak, these shiny gold playing cards will show your opponents you’ve got class. Pair this set with The Ultimate Book of Card Games for a nice gift.

Golden Playing Cards, $15

Golden Playing Cards, $15

Pair this book with a deck of Golden Playing Cards and you’ve got the perfect gift for the card aficionado in your life.

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Ultimate Book of Card Games – $19.95

The original set, designed in 1952. Just as fun now as it was then. Cards are slotted on all sides, allowing them to be joined together in a variety of formations, each featuring a different image. Made in the USA.

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Eames House of Cards – $27

Not your run-of-the-mill memory game, Match Stacks are sets of 16 sturdy wooden disks ready for hours of matching fun. Toddlers and preschoolers also enjoy stacking and organizing the wooden disks. Made in the USA.

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Sea Creature Match Stacks – $19.95

Andy Warhol’s classic sculpture is reborn as a jigsaw puzzle.208 pieces, packaged in cube-shaped box.

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Brillo Soap Box Puzzle – $17.99

You’ll have a good chance to meditate on the nature of color when working on this puzzle. Its 500 pieces are arranged to remind us there’s no fixed point on the chromatic scale where one color ends and another begins. For the true puzzle lover!

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Gradient Puzzle – $18