10 Great Gift Ideas for Dad

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is coming up and we have some really great gift suggestions for the stylish dad! Here are 10 ideas to make dad feel appreciated this Father’s Day.

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1. Shave Kit – For the dad that travels, let him know you think he’s good looking every time he opens his shave kit with Owen and Fred’s ” Hey Handsome” message.
2. Shoe Care Products – Help him take care of his leather shoes with great smelling all natural shoe care from Otter Wax.
3. Let Me See Sunglasses by See-Concepts are the perfect frames for 100% UV protection.
4. Officine Creative Loafers – A pure classic that will up the cool factor in his wardrobe.
5. Notebooks and Pencils by Owen and Fred are just what the analog dad needs.
6. Money Clips  – For the dad who loves minimalism.
7. Wallets – We have a variety of types and styles to choose from J Fold, Owen and Fred and Il Bussetto.
8. Passport Case – Sleek case by Bellroy for the dad who travels internationally.
9. Wristwatch by Alessi – Because stylish accessories are well, timeless.
10. Stance Socks – For the hip dad who refuses to wear white gym socks.

 See something you like that is not on our website? Contact us directly. All items available in the shop. See you soon?

6 Stocking Stuffers for Him and Her

STOCKING STUFFER GIFT GUIDE: J. FoldSTOCKING 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

 

GUYS GIFT GUIDE

GIFT GUIDE: Alessi Watch GIFT GUIDE: Winter SessionGIFT GUIDE: BellroyGIFT GUIDE: Stance SocksGIFT GUIDE: H by Hudson

 

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 we focus on the guys. Besides an exquisite pair of new shoes, we think accessories are key! Because most men like to wear their things to the ground before replacing them, we are suggesting some great looking personal items for your favorite guy on your shopping list. Whether it’s a brand new watch, an oiled canvas backpack, a handsome leather wallet or just some really fun socks, we got you covered. See you soon?

Have a great rest of the week!
xo ~ team re-souL

 

Holiday Gifts: Stocking Stuffers

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to gift giving I usually do okay with the “big gift” during the holidays. Not so much when it comes to the stockings. I mean how many oranges, apples and nuts can one person get? (Atleast that’s what we used to get in ours when we were kids.)

Lucky for you we have some great ideas for filling your loved one’s stocking with some fun and useful gifts. All these gifts are under $25.00 which will make it easier on your wallet too. Click the orange links below for more information.

Holiday Gifts: Stocking Stuffers

1. Speaking of wallets, Mywalit makes a great ID version that comes in a variety of color combinations. He or she will never have to use that rubber band again. $22

2. For the person who wishes to have their shoes in tip-top shape, we recommend the great smelling all natural products from Otterwax. Their saddle soap and leather salve will make their shoes look like new again. $16 -$17

3. Do you have someone who needs a little motivation? The Daruma Wish Doll is the perfect gift for someone who is trying to attain their goal. Color in one eye to set your goal and Daruma will serve as your helpful reminder as they keep a watchful eye on you. Color in the second eye when you achieve your goal to remind you of how awesome you are. $8

4. Iris Guy Stacking Rings are for the ladies who love to layer their jewelry. These “pea” rings are a delicate oxidized sterling silver. They would look great with other stacking rings in her collection or just on their own. $22 each

5. Who doesn’t love socks? If you plan on giving them they might as well be fun. We love Hansel and Basel socks for their colorful patterns and textures. $12 -$15

6. The perfect fridge magnet! Super strong to hold up a dish towel or a massive 11×8 picture of you. This Areaware  Horsehoe magnet is so cool and it comes in green, yellow and white too. $14 each

7. Who doesn’t love a diamond? Even if it’s just a box, it’s the thought that counts, right? Besides, good things come in small packages. Okay, enough with the cheesy witty remarks, the Areaware Diamond Box would make a cute gift. $15 each

For more gift ideas and cool shoes visit our website at resouL.com.