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December 22, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Finishing touches: Festive flourishes and hostess gifts for your Christmas parties


By Kristin Kalning / Special to Sunday Market

Are you hosting this year’s holiday dinner? You worry about the meal; we’ve got you covered on last-minute décor and edibles.

And if you’re headed to someone else’s house, we have suggestions for gifts that are sure to make your host or hostess feel merry.


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December 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Kids’ shop: Christmas stockings with big NW style

By Bree Coven Brown / Special to Sunday Market Upgrade the kids’ Christmas stockings to these big, furry Bigfoot feet with oversized plush toenails. Fun, fuzzy and completely Northwest, Bigfoot Stockings are handmade in West Seattle by Kelice Penney of Careful It Bites, who specializes in quirky stuffed-animal monsters. Penney’s mini Sasquatch Stuffies ($20) delight the little ones. Her…


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December 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Holiday shopping: Show your appreciation to the host with a special thank-you gift


By Andrea Dashiell / Special to Sunday Market

Holiday-party season is in full swing, and no one wants to show up empty-handed. A bottle of wine or pretty candle are the traditional standbys, but maybe this year you want to spice things up a bit.

Here are a few gifts you can pick up at local stores that give an extra-special “thank you” to your host or hostess.


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December 11, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Holiday shopping: Think about style and interests when shopping for home décor gifts


By Maria Martin /

You can’t go wrong getting a loved one something to adorn his or her home. That is, you can’t go wrong if you truly consider the tastes and interests of that person.

A terra cotta pitcher might seem dull to a friend whose home is splashed with bright colors. But it may be perfect for the relative whose abode is inspired by Country Home Magazine.

Sandy Kortright, Crate & Barrel’s senior product manager for gifts, says to consider a person’s passions.


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December 11, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Holiday shopping: Kids pick their favorite new toys


By Moira E. McLaughlin / The Washington Post 

About the time that you  headed back to school, we started contacting Santa’s little elves — actually, toy companies — to see what they were dreaming up for the holidays.

They sent us more than 100 toys, and we sent the coolest-looking ones to 10 schools. Kids there tested them and told us which were the best.

Our testers really liked the toys that inspired them to make something. Kids also liked games — the kind that require family, friends and laughter.

Here are the winners, by age. Unless noted, they’re available at major retailers.


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December 9, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Holiday shopping: Make the season shimmer with the gift of jewelry


By Caitlin King / Special to Sunday Market

Christmas time is jewelry time. A single piece can be the ultimate gift that says “I love you,” or it can make your own holiday-party outfits pop. Either way, you’re sure to find something you love among these picks for men and women — because great things come in small packages.


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