Shop local this holiday season and support your community! Why shop local? Here are just a few reasons: your money will be kept in the local economy, you help create local jobs, help the environment, conserve your tax dollars, and you have invested in entrepreneurship. Here are some local businesses I love and some great gift ideas for holiday giving!
GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM FLOURISH BEAUTY
For an exceptional spa experience give a gift certificate to your loved one to stop by and see the ladies at Flourish. Get an organic facial or a fabulous new haircut; they do it all brilliantly!
5962 Fauntleroy Way SW | 206.420.7664
GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM HARRY'S CHICKEN JOINT
Give the gift of some delicious chicken! You can dine in their small restaurant, chat with the duo and watch Bruce cook, or take some to go! The sides are equally delicious. Even if you aren’t a gravy person, you must give their’s a try.
6032 California Ave SW | 206.938.9000
Handmade candles, seattle necklace & gorjana bracelet from lika love
Lika Love has something for everyone. From your laid back best friend, to your stylish mother-in-law, and even your timeless grandma. When you walk into Lika Love you will fall in love with their jewelry, candles, handbags and clothing. Their warm and friendly stylists are always available to help and make you feel right at home. If you can’t decide on which necklace or dress to buy for that someone on your Holiday list, you can always buy a gift card. Though I'm sure they will have a hard time choosing which item they love most as well.
6031 California Ave SW | 206.384.1710 | likalove.com
gift certificate for a new homeowner – garden coaching solutions
Learning how to care for a yard is difficult for new homeowners or those of us with a black thumb. We want to participate in making our garden beautiful, but we don’t know how. That is where Jenny is invaluable! In an hour she can diagnose your yard (and your gardening ability) and help you come up with a plan for the season. Do you know someone who can use a little garden coaching? Give Jenny a call and she can send you a gift certificate!
206.915.0585 | firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/gardencoachjenny
FUN GIFTS FOR THE FUR-BABY FROM PET ELEMENTS
Need a stocking stuffer for your four-legged friend? Jake, the Schnauzer AKA Baby #1, is a bit high maintenance. This year we found Jake his own grain-free Christmas dinner, an adorable sweater and a new baby of his own. Pet Elements was a one stop shop for all of his gifts this year!
6511 California Ave SW | 206.932.0457
GIFT CARD FOR CLASSES + LIP GLOSS SET FROM INNATE VITALITY & BEAUTYCOUNTER
Kara, the owner of Innate Vitality, has a gift for everyone. You could order a lip gloss set from Beautycounter (a company committed to using safe ingredients in their beauty products), or an Innate Vitality gift card for a Pilates class. Kara also is a nutritionist. The studio is offering 10% off any fitness package now through the end of January. There will be a group 21 day Purification Program Jan 13th- Feb 3rd. Give the gift of health this year!
4509 SW Wildwood Place | 206.747.1680
beautycounter.com/karakrause | innatevitality.com
You may have seen Rebekah featured in one of my previous newsletters. She is a close friend, client and an AMAZING jewelry designer. If I am wearing jewelry, it is probably one of her creations. I love these bun pins and stunning earrings. You can shop her website or visit one of the several holiday gift shows (also listed on her site) where she will be selling her pretties. All pieces are handmade in her West Seattle studio. Also, if your business is in need of any graphic design, give her a call. She has worked with Flourish, Juniper, and many other local businesses.
email@example.com | 206.290.2352
succulents & ceramic home from west seattle nursery
Succulents are always a beautiful, easy-care plant option, which is exactly what I look for when trying to find plants for my house. The West Seattle Nursery has many succulents and fantastic containers to choose from that fit a variety of decor styles. And right now they have a make-your-own wreaths for $25. What a fun holiday date idea!
5275 California Ave SW | 206.935.9276 westseattlenursery.com
gift certificate from misa yoga
I can’t say enough about Elizabeth, the owner and instructor at Misa Yoga. She has built a community of yogi’s with her amazing classes, nurturing mindset and lovely studio. Elizabeth truly cares about each of her students. The students at Misa are both male & female of all ages and abilities. This is the perfect gift for anyone looking for a little balance in their lives.
Private studio near Holden & California | 206.841.2037 facebook.com/misayoga
GIFT OF ORGANIZATION FROM MARNI SAVES THE DAY
Getting my house organized both in preparation for the holidays and for the chaotic toy-filled aftermath is very overwhelming. That is why I’ve enlisted Marni for help. Marni’s help is the perfect gift for a Mom-who-does-it-all or anyone who is short on time and needs some help decluttering. She can help with moving, organizing year-end receipts for taxes, and getting your home in order. Find out more about the services she provides on her website or schedule a consultation! She is also offering readers a buy 2 hrs get 1 free deal through December!
Marni Jacobsen | 206.372.9968 firstname.lastname@example.org | marnisavestheday.com
ELECTRIC BIKE FROM SECOND GEAR SPORTS
Spoil that special someone with the gift of health and adventure! Second Gear Sports is our go-to bike shop for the whole family. They offer unparalleled service through a wide selection of gear to promote exploring the outdoors. They are dedicated to providing the community with high quality, affordable sports and recreational gear while minimizing the impact on their environment through reduce, reuse and recycle. You can help save the environment and make that special someone very happy. What’s not to love?
6529 California Ave SW | 206.935.3552 secondgearsports.com
SCHEDULE A MASSAGE FROM NURTURE BY NATURE
Trying to find the perfect gift? Nurture by Nature offers massage, Reiki, facials, lash extensions, body treatments! Last year, I purchased my mother a gift certificate for a facial and some locally made beauty products from Nurture by Nature and she loved the gift! They also just added a new line of candles.
6307 California Ave SW | 206.902.7608 email@example.com | nurturebynaturespa.com
“TARA, YOU’RE A REAL ESTATE AGENT…WHY DO YOU DEVOTE SO MUCH OF YOUR TIME TO PROMOTING
My answer to this question is that Real Estate is as much about community as it is about houses. The reason I moved to the Gatewood/Fauntleroy neighborhood had little to do with the house, but a lot to do with the community…the neighbors, the parks, and the local businesses. We, the network of small local businesses, support each other. Now, wouldn’t you want someone that not only has intimate knowledge of your house, but also the community that makes living here so great, to help sell your home?
TARA@LAKERE.COM | 206-713-0041 | WWW.MYSEATTLEBROKER.COM