gift guides

Shop Small :: Watson Kennedy + Far4

If you remember my post around Thanksgiving, I made a commitment this holiday season to Give Big Shop Small by highlighting some of my favorite local shops in Seattle as well as small online shops in my gift guides, and this week will kick off a week of plenty of each! I thought we’d start with two of my favorite stores that happen to be neighbors in the downtown area here…

Watson Kennedy has become a Seattle staple in my book. Whenever I’m stumped for a gift or in need of inspiration, this is the store I head to. I could spend hours combing through the back area where barware, art, cozy living accessories, and even some children’s goods are tucked into every corner…

In the front of the shop you’ll find goods for the gourmand, fresh tables set by color, tons of tabletop goodies and more…

In short – this place has it all. The owner and curator – Ted Kennedy Watson – has a true passion for collecting beautiful objects and a pure talent for putting them all together. If you pick one place to pop into while in the downtown area, this is it! But while you’re at it…

Might I suggest popping literally next door to {far4} – an entirely different experience in itself! Focused on their beautiful porcelain wares, this shop also features local jewelry designers and artists.

It’s the perfect place to shop for the people who are impossible to shop for. I love browsing their ‘fruit’ (I own a strawberry) – and all of their goods are sure to be a conversation piece.

I mean, seriously. How badass is that skull? I kinda love it. Take a look at their extensive website for items large and small and your’e sure to find some unique treasure to add to your home. I especially love their tabletop selections as well!