Holiday Gifts for Him

Because sometimes it’s harder to come up with gifts for the gentlemen in your life, we have come up with a holiday gift guide just for the dudes.

GUYS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

> When looking at your phone to get the time is not quite good enough, may we suggest a stylish modern time piece from Alessi? Their watches are well designed and make a smart looking accessory.

> Speaking of smart, how about a smart looking tote to haul all of his stuff? Winter Session totes are produced and made here in the USA, Denver to be exact. Their mission is to “design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner.” You can’t argue with that philosophy.

> Is it time for a new wallet?  When an old boring billfold will just not do, a Jfold wallet will make a strong impression. When it comes out of  his pocket it will  say, ” Yeah, I’m cool.”

> Have a mountain man in your life? Okay, maybe he just likes to act like one?  Wolverine boots are good looking and can withstand a 1000 miles. For reals, it says so right on the boots.

> Here is a great stocking stuffer!  A shoe care kit by Otterwax will keep his shoe collection looking like new. No more excuses!

> Did he play with a Rubix as a kid? The Cubebot from Areaware will keep him entertained at his desk for at least an hour. Time him as he tries to get the robot back into a cube. You may giggle at his expense, just a little.

> A busy business man needs a handsome bag to tote his laptop and files in style. We love this bag from Will Leather Goods.  It’s made to take a beating and will only get better with age.

> We have a manly collection of cuffs from In God We Trust, sans the skulls and spikes. (Not that there is anything wrong with that, of course.)

We hope your holiday season is going well, stay warm everybody!

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.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: 17 Gift Suggestions

It’s that time of year again… we have been busy stocking up our shop and our website with some really neat gift ideas. For those of you who might not be familiar with our shop, re-souL is located in a neighborhood of Seattle called Ballard.  It is a charming and fun community with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, and the perfect place to spend an afternoon shopping for the holidays.

So with that in mind, we have teamed up with a pair of our favorite neighbors to bring you the ultimate shopping guide. If you are in the Seattle area, come see us! If not, no worries, you can shop with us online.  Links to the pictures and our websites are listed below. Thank you for shopping with us and happy holidays!

BALLARD HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

BALLARD NEIGHBORHOOD
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

GIFTS UNDER $50

(1) Rifle Paper Co. 2014 Travel America Calendar ($26) at Drygoods Design

(2) Blue Wovens Fat Quarter Bundle ($22) at Drygoods Design

(3) Dorothy Cheng Triple Ampyx Ring Ring ($50) at Velouria

(4) Hansel from Basel Socks ($12-$28) at re-souL

(5) R&L Goods Extra Large Notebook ($32) at Velouria

(6) Rifle Paper Co. Polka Dot Tin Recipe Box and Recipe Cards ($34) at Drygoods Design


GIFTS UNDER $100

(7) Areaware Wooden Alphabet Set ($72) at re-souL

(8) Iris Guy Sofer Earrings (ranging from $52-$74) at re-souL

(9) Jessalin Beutler Cat Eyes Circle Scarf ($78) at Velouria

(10) Essential Travel + Starter Sewing Kit ($65) at Drygoods Design

(11) BYAMT x Mimot Teal Clutch ($55) at Velouria

GIFTS OVER $100

(12) Gidigio T-Strap Pump in Oxblood ($298) at re-souL

(13) Learn to Sew Trilogy ($140) at Drygoods Design

(14) Nikki Jacoby Valkyrie Cuff ( $175) at Velouria

(15) Aunts & Uncles Goody Aqua Leather Handbag ($350) at re-souL

(16) Feral Childe Smock Dress ($296) at Velouria

(17) MyWalit Medium Purse Wallet ($148) at re-souL

SHOP RE-SOUL | SHOP VELOURIA | SHOP DRYGOODS DESIGN

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Cool Gift Ideas for Dad

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL. I like to “muse” about things that inspire me. Especially on Mondays.

As I am racking my brain on what to get Legh for Father’s Day, I’m finding myself in a quandary. It’s too bad he works with me, because the shop has some really cool stuff for dads! Since I won’t be gifting him anything from the shop (because face it, that would be lame on my part), it doesn’t mean YOU can’t! Check this out…

Cool Gift's for Dad

 

1. Could dad’s fancy shoes need some spiffying up? Otterwax makes outstanding all-natural leather care products in Portland, Oregon. They smell great and will make dad’s shoes look new again! $13 – $80

 

2. Isn’t it time for dad to wear a wristwatch again? Alessi has the best collection of interesting wrist candy for your favorite dad. $140 – $270

 

3. Is dad’s wallet looking like he dug it up out of a time capsule? J.Fold has some creative styles to up dad’s cool factor. $38 – $58

 

4. Does dad have a desk job? How about one of these fun wooden birds from Architect Made? These 2-piece bird sculptures are simple in design but their pose-ability allows infinite creativity. Dad would have fun playing with one of these. $52 – $70.

 

5. How are dad’s kicks holding up? Maybe treat him to a comfy a pair of SeaVees sneaks. They are sure to become his favorites for casual days. $78 – $98

 

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Bright and Colorful Gifts

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

Update 12/02/13 – the majority of these items are still available in the shop. Please contact us for more information or click on the orange links below the pictures to link to resoul.com.

This year I am thinking about modern colorful gifts for friends and family. The holidays are about getting together and celebrating each other. So why not give someone you love something bright and festive?

Like these ornaments from Alessi. Great as a set, but each one stands out on its own too. Don’t you love the donkey?

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Alessi “Palle Presepe” Ornaments

Ronni Kappos creates colorful wears from German vintage glass. Each design is unique and pleases even the most “hard to shop for” gift recipient.

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Jewelry by Ronni Kappos

Mywalit designs wonderfully well thought out and organized wallets. They come in all shapes and sizes in many color combinations.

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Colorful Wallets by MyWalit

Who doesn’t like fun socks? Happy Socks can really make your feet happy. Really! I dare you to put a pair on and not feel immediate joy.

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Happy Socks for Men and Women

Nico from Maeko Jewelry incorporates bio-resin and wood into her designs, creating modern yet “green” bangles and rings.

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Bio-resin Rings and Bangles by Maeko

All items available at re-souL. Contact here for more information.