6 Stocking Stuffers for Him and Her

STOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: J FOLD WALLETSSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Rifle Paper Co.STOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Hansel from BaselSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Otter WaxSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Lodis Women's WalletsSTOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: Architect Made Wooden Birds

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

So, by now you have probably taken care of the “big” gift. But what about the stockings? “Oh, the stockings!”, you say. You know, the thing you forgot to plan for, that has you running to your nearest drugstore, frantically looking for something that doesn’t look like you bought it at the drugstore? No? Never happens to you? Right, not us either. *blush*

Well, just in case you are looking for something thoughtful and unique, we at re-souL have some great ideas; paper goods, socks, wallets, shoe care products are just to name a few. See you soon!

Still stumped? Here’s some more gift ideas for you.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Holiday Gift Wrap

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, the panic starts to set in and I find myself searching the web and Pinterest for fun wrapping ideas. Sure green and red work well, but I usually get more excited about the non-traditional kind of wrapping. I like things I can find at my local stores or even better, if you can use things that are easy to come by in your office or home, well, bonus!

So here are some gift wrapping ideas I found for the holidays that will not break the bank and add a special touch to your gift giving or at least look great under the tree.

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This is a very clever idea for an advent calender or small gifts. Take newspaper or magazine pages and use washi tape as ribbon to create a fun package.  Image via Casa di Falcone.

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From Eat.Sleep.Cuddle - some hand stamped gift wrap on plain brown paper looks festive and modern. A fun and easy DIY project.

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Here is a great way to to use household items around the house to create a modern gift wrap. I love the use of graph paper, fabric scraps and twine to create a sophisticated holiday color palette. Image via Deko. 

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DIY paper feathers and bakers twine are a great alternative to traditional bows and ribbons. Image and instructions by liagriffith.com.

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Via Decor8 , a slightly unconventional holiday color scheme created from crepe paper, office supplies and washi tape.

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This idea is perfect for the naturalist. Brown kraft paper, simple greenery and twine. For an added interest add a picture or polaroid of mother earth. Image via themustardceilingblog.com.

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The picture above is our re-souL orange and turquoise wrap with some handmade gift tags. (orange and turquoise are our store’s colors) We just made some gift tags in the same colors with a touch of gold to make them more festive. They were created with various punch shapes and glued together to look like holiday ornaments.

Everyday items can be made to look extraordinary.  When it comes to gift giving use what you have and turn it into something unexpected.To see more holiday gift wrapping ideas visit our Pinterest board. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great week! ~ Maggie

Saturday Night Gift Shopping

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Berds of Ply by Zachary Urban

 

Who doesn’t like an Artwalk? Especially in Ballard. Voted best neighborhood artwalk by readers of Seattle Magazine, come see why everyone loves our hood! Besides, have you started your holiday shopping yet? Only 13 more days, can you believe it?!

So join us Saturday, December 13th, for art appreciation and  gift shopping. We will be open from 11am – 9pm tomorrow and we’ll have some hot cider and cookies to warm you up when you come in from the cold. Walk the shops and businesses and help support your local merchants. For more information about December’s Ballard Artwalk, click here.

 Various gift items available at re-souL and resoul.com

GALS GIFT GUIDE

GALS GIFT GUIDE: Rifle Paper Co. GALS GIFT GUIDE: Stance Socks GALS GIFT GUIDE: Fiorentini + Baker GALS GIFT GUIDE: Ronni Kappos GALS GIFT GUIDE: Winter Session

 

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

This week’s guide is dedicated to gifts for her. You will never go wrong with a pair of boots, are we right ladies? But if buying a pair of boots makes you feel like you are only contributing to her shoe habit, (Not that there is anything wrong with that!) may we suggest some other ideas? How about a new bag for work or a pair of colorful earrings? Or perhaps some colorful cozy socks or some well designed notebooks she can throw in that new bag? Whatever you decide on, you will look like the perfect gift giver with a little help from us. So, come on by the shop and let us help you pick out the perfect gift for her. Did we mention we do complimentary gift wrap too?

Have a great week!

xo ~ re-souL

 

What to Wear Wednesday with Mellicia Marx from Poplin Style

On Wednesdays we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we handed the styling reigns over to Mellicia Marx of Poplin Style Direction.

Mellicia is a personal stylist who helps individuals look their best through easy, friendly no-pressure styling. So naturally we were thrilled for her to style her favorite boot from the re-souL collection. All this month, Poplin Style is running a contest where you can win a pair of your favorite shoes from our women’s fall re-souL collection. Head on over to the Poplin Style blog for a chance to win! So without further ado here is Mellicia…..

 

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I’ve always been a fan of green and blue shoes. They behave as neutrals when it comes to fashion. As long as the intensity of the color works with the rest of the hues in your outfit, you are good to go. After all, the stem never clashes with the flower and the sky complements everything. So, when I discovered that Maggie had chosen to include blue and green boots in the fall re-souL collection, I was thrilled. And, let’s face it, shorter boots are right on trend.

When I was offered the chance to offer up my suggestions for, “What to Wear Wednesday, ” I quickly discovered how effortlessly the pieces in the shop work together. So, I started with accessories that I love together, then set out to find clothes to complete the look. In fact, when creating outfits, I often suggest the clients start with one piece and work from there. For me, I tend to start with the shoes.

For the woman who wants to look chic and put-together, this dress brings it all together. Looking to inspire confidence in others? A winter white coat does that better than anything. Because the boots are luxurious and have a reasonable heel, the boots keep it all effortless and functional.

Too fancy? A pair of skinny jeans and a basic tee work just as well with this foursome of goodness from re-souL.

 

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.