Saturday Night Gift Shopping

vscocam-photo-1

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

Top 4 Reasons You Should Shop Small Saturday

Back in July we were musing about retail. Small retail. Independent retail. We’re gearing up for the holidays and it’s the perfect time to reach out to our re-souL community to remind you how important it is to support small businesses.

Back in 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29. Here are the top 4 reasons you should shop small.

SHOP SMALL

Local businesses often hire people who have a better understanding of the products they’re selling, and take more time to get to know their customers.

<<  >>

SHOP SMALL

Independent businesses make purchases requiring less transportation and are usually located in commercial corridors and in-town instead of developing on the fringe. This means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

 << >>

 SHOP SMALL

When you shop local, three times the revenue remains in your community, supporting parks, schools and more! For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 goes back into the community and our tax base. For every $100 spent at a chain store, only $14 comes back.

  << >>

SHOP SMALL: LIVE LOCAL & GIVE LOCAL

Independent businesses are the largest contributors to LOCAL charities. Non-profit organizations receive an average of 250% more support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.

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