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Gift Guide: Our Editors’ picks for the 2023 holiday season

See what Editors Gabe and Alina are shopping this year.

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Here’s what your local news team wants to unwrap this year.

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Happy December. We thought we’d ring in the most festive month of the year appropriately — with holiday gift guides featuring our editors’ top present picks.

Scroll to shop, get inspired, and maybe even snag a locally made gift or two, courtesy of Gabe’s and Alina’s exquisite taste.

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The Mountain Is Out Sweatshirt, $72 | “Great iconic local phrase and cozy sweatshirt for the season.”

Campfire Stories Deck Prompts, $14.95 | “Feels like a good choice for an outdoorsy region.”

Olympic Cocktail Glass Candle, $42 | “An Eco-friendly product, and Olympic has a PNW ring to it.”

“Seattle Cocktails” by Neil Ratliff, $14.89 | “Excellent tribute to the robust Seattle cocktail scene.”

Mitchell & Ness Seattle SuperSonics Duffel Bag, $99.99 | “Vintage sports gear is the best, particularly Sonics-related.”

Seattle Skyline Color Changing Sunglasses, $19.99 | “Mind officially blown.”

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The Mountains Are For Everyone Dad Hat, $36 | “Ball caps are a must living in the PNW, and I love the acknowledgement that we all deserve to have a little beauty in our lives.”

Flower Bed Sleep Mask, $44 | “Fun fact about me: I cannot sleep without an eye mask (especially during the days of early morning sun in the summer). They’re cozy and this one just looks so cute.”

Les Deux Fragrances No. 4, $52 | “I unintentionally collect fragrances because I just love things that smell good and it’s nice to have options for whatever mood I’m in or whatever occasion I’m attending. And, I love that you can buy testers on our store in case I’m worried about how something will smell on my skin.”

Bird Wind Chimes, $68 | “I’ve loved windchimes since I was a kid and these ones look like they grew directly out of the PNW landscape.”

KODAK Half Frame Film Camera, $49.99 | “If you’ve got someone artsy or nostalgic for the days of disposable cameras, this little reusble camera would be great for film experimentation or just taking fun photos of their friends or pets.”

Depoe Bay Vrbo stay, $222 per night | “Sometimes you just need to escape to the coast. With wide open windows looking out on Oregon’s rocky coast, this rental is perfect for refreshing yourself or doing any moody brooding you feel necessary.”

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Think we’d let the fun stop there? Shop even more editors’ picks, featuring the gifts our National Content team has their eyes on this month.

Brianna: “I’ve recently ditched the purse for a fanny pack to go totally hands-free while walking around town, which is why I’m eyeing these colorful fanny packs from Burlaep. (Pair it with this cute embroidered baseball cap and you’ve got a perfect city ‘fit.)”

Dayten: “We just moved, and I still have to build my reading nook: Methodical’s Ethiopian blend (which I’ve tried, and loved) and some elegant, renter-friendly decor.”

Emily: “I love waking up with a warm cup of chai tea in the morning — especially when it’s in a cute squirrel mug.”

Jessa: “Everyone loves a big fancy candle. Plus, get some decorative matches to... match.”

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