Nov 19, 2013

Queen Anne Holiday Shopping Guide: Charley + May

You don't have to wait until Small Business Saturday to shop at your favorite local boutiques. Charley + May on Queen Anne is gearing up for the holidays and has a great selection of gift-worthy items that everyone on your list will love. Here are a few of my favorites. 

Stylish Bags by Keeper
If you're looking for something made in Seattle by hand, don't miss the gorgeous laser cut felt Peacock handbags by Keeper (pictured left). Each bag comes with a detachable leather strap that features a Peacock cutout detail and chain embellishment.  The company also makes a stylish envelope clutch (pictured right) composed of wool and recycled PET hand-laced with vegan tanned leather. If you stop by the store and love the idea of handcrafted felt accessories you might also want to check out the felt coasters by Keeper. They make a beautiful (and budget-friendly) hostess gift for the holidays.

Seattle-inspired soap by Blackbird
Another local favorite you'll find in stock at Charley + May is an assortment of Blackbird grooming products. In addition to their signature Beard Oil which is perfect for No Shave November, you'll find sweet smelling incense pyres and my personal favorite, the Blackbird May 18th black soap, inspired by eruption of Mount St. Helens. This soap set makes a great stocking stuffer for the guys on your list.

Eco-friendly water bottles by bkr in a rainbow of colors
I recently purchased my first bkr water bottle from Charley + May and now I'm hooked! Not only do I find myself drinking more water throughout the day, but I love the fact that I'm drinking out of glass not plastic. bkr bottles are not only better for my body- they're essential for the environment and they make a very stylish gift! #Cheers

Statement rings by Snash
Handmade in Brooklyn, Snash jewelry makes it easy to make a statement. The rings are unisex and easily adjustable. Charley + May owner Lauren Formicola even convinced the designer to make a Seattle skyline ring, making it even easier to show your city a little love.

A Sleek Portable Radio
Perfect for gadget geeks and music lovers alike, the Tivoli portable radio is the perfect way to take music anywhere without sacrificing space. Great for the office, outdoors, travel and home, these sleek radios make a great practical gift!

Socks by Stance
If you're late to the Stance socks bandwagon, jump right on. These socks are crazy comfortable and super cool making them a perfect gift for those "hard to shop for" people on your list. Stance socks are available for men, women and kids in crazy prints and patterns that will suit any personality and style preference. You'll like these socks so much that you'll probably want to pick up a pair (or two) for yourself.

The Hug Mug
You can't help but smile when you see the porcelain Hug Mug by Alessi. Hand-decorated and perfect for minimalists, the Hug Mug is great for coffee and tea lovers who take their morning ritual seriously (but not too seriously.)

Charley + May
2225 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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