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November 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Holiday help: Wrap up your shopping list with gift ideas, big and small, for the whole family

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By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market

If it feels like Christmas is breathing down Thanksgiving’s neck, you’re right. Friday will be one of the latest unofficial starts to the shopping season in years. But we’re here to help, with fun gift ideas for everyone in your family. Eat your turkey in peace, and then get moving.

FOR HIM 

Stocking stuffer

Handmade by a guy for guys, ManCans ($15 at man-cans.com; uncommongoods.com) candles have masculine scents such as campfire, sawdust, dirt, coffee and fresh-cut grass. Each candle is poured from renewable soy and vegetable wax into a recycled soup can repurposed from the company’s soup kitchen donations.

Under the tree 

Bring a piece of skate culture to his office or den. Jason Podlaski’s Skateboard Stool ($195 at uncommongoods.com) is hand-built from recycled broken skateboards. Each one is unique, and the preserved art, battle scars and graffiti tell a story. Order by Dec. 15 for delivery by Christmas.

FOR HER

Stocking stuffer

For urban style she can sink her teeth into, choose this Oliotto Shark Necklace ($45 at etsy.com/shop/oliotto), handmade in Seattle. The shark silhouette is reversible, with natural cherry wood on one side and brushed stainless steel on the other. Hangs from a 16-inch gunmetal chain.

Under the tree

A metallic pewter finish adds sophisticated flair to the Klub Nico Zolo booties ($198 at Clementine, West Seattle). These practical leather boots dress up jeans, jazz up leggings and offer an unexpected complement to a minidress.

FOR TEENS

Stocking stuffer

Make their smartphones even smarter. The Revo Smartphone Holder and Stand ($14 at Click! Design That Fits, West Seattle) has two small rings to slip fingers through for a better grip. The rings also function as a small kickstand and fold flat when not in use.

Under the tree (boy)

It’s all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone. The Choke Shirt Company Bad Day T-shirt ($24 at Choke Shirt Company, Sodo; Retail Therapy, Capitol Hill; chokeshirtco.com) is designed and printed in Seattle on a sweatshop-free, made-in-the-USA tee in blue. For guys who love dogs or who have just been there.

Under the tree (girl)

She’ll stay warm in style in cozy knit Muk Luks Angie Star Slipper-Sock Boots ($44 at Urban Outfitters). They have a winter-themed pattern and adjustable pom-pom tie-closures to fight the chilly days ahead.

FOR TWEENS 

Stocking stuffer (girl)

These adorable Kikkerland Hoot! Hoot! Owl Lip Balm pots ($6 at Andaluz, Columbia City) are a real hoot. Open the bottom for moisturizing lip balm, available in pink (strawberry), turquoise (blueberry), yellow (honey) and gray (mint).

Stocking stuffer (boy)

He can customize his kicks with Shwings ($8 at Bartell Drugs; Annie’s Art and Frame, Ballard; shwingsonline.com). The lace-on sneaker accessories come in fun shapes such as wings, flames and lightning bolts.

Under the tree (girl)

Budding fashionistas can stage a runway show featuring their own designs with Project Runway Models to the Runway! ($34 at White Horse Toys, Issaquah; Kid’s Club, U District). The kit includes a runway, spotlight, paper-doll models, clothing stencils, decorative paper and embellishments.

Under the tree (boy)

The Nanoblock P-51 Mustang kit ($45 at Curious Kidstuff, West Seattle; fatbraintoys.com) contains more than 480 micro-sized building blocks to create a miniature 3-D model of the world-famous P-51 Mustang fighter-bomber.

FOR KIDS

Stocking stuffer

A great portable toy, the beechwood Cubebot Micro robot ($8–$10 at Annie’s Art and Frame, Ballard; cubebot.com) bends into various poses, and then folds up into a little cube when the kids are done.

Under the tree

Get back to nature with Magic Cabin’s Tree Fort Kit ($169 at magiccabin.com), made from salvaged tree branches. The 34-piece set builds a 28-inch-high multistory house that includes staircases, balconies, a rope ladder and a well bucket for hours of imaginative play.

FOR THE FAMILY

Stocking stuffer

Gama-Go Zombie Family Car Stickers ($10 at Portage Bay Goods, Fremont) are cool enough that the kids won’t roll their eyes (if they do, you can just grunt, “Braaaiiins”). Included are nine vinyl versions of your family as the grateful undead.

Under the tree

Celebrate your family’s love of the great outdoors even when you’re inside by the fire with the Education Outdoors Camp board game ($27 at Magic Mouse Toys, Pioneer Square; educationoutdoors.net). It lets everyone play at his or her own level; questions about nature and animals are tailored to ages 5 through adult.

 

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