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Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

Let's celebrate dad!

June 20 is Father's Day, 2021, and we want to help you celebrate the dad, dads or father figures in your life! Whether you're shopping for books, personal care products, or gardening goods, we've got you covered.

This gift guide was created in collaboration with our sister business, Good Sheila (same owner as Station 7, and maker of item #1 below!).

Match the numbers in the image with the numbers below.

  1. Happy Father's Day: No Father's Day gift is complete without a handwritten card. It's just the facts. Simple and beautiful, this greeting card was made by Seattle-based Good Sheila (in fact: same owner as Station 7!). Also check out: Dad to the Bone.
    [Seattle-based LGBTQ, woman-owned business]

  2. Waist Apron: This sturdy denim waist apron is the perfect companion for grilling, cooking, art, gardening, or any other project where tools come in handy.
    [Black-owned business]

  3. The Bucket List: Places to Find Peace and Quiet: Written by Victoria Ward, his book is escapism at its finest. Help the dad in your life dream up a trip to somewhere relaxing, restorative and peaceful -- or just get lost in the beautiful photos and pages.

  4. Fire + Wine: 75 Smoke-Infused Reicpes from the Grill with Perfect Wine Pairings: Wine and grilling... the best of both worlds? Written by pitmaster Sean Martin and sommelier Mary Cressler, and features awesome at-home BBQ recipes with the wine pairings that match them best.

  5. Shi Shi Card Holder: This beautiful, simple, handmade card holder features a single-pocket and holds either credit/debit cards or business cards -- your choice.
    [Seattle-based business]

  6. Sea Mineral Foot Soak: Perfect for anyone who really just needs to put their feet up. This is a fizzy foot soak with essential oils and Dead Sea mineral salts.
    [woman-owned business]

  7. Jonboy Caramels in Espresso: These caramels are universal crowd pleasers. These espresso caramels can put a pep in anyone's step.
    [Seattle-based business]

  8. Safety Pin Bottle Opener: Open your beer bottles in style with this simple and functional bottle opener. 

  9. Forest Candle: This candle takes you straight into the forest, with scents of fir needles, damp earth, coriander, oakmoss, rosemary and cypress. Phthalate free, paraffin free, lead free, cruelty free.
    [Seattle-based, woman-owned business]

  10. Organic Gardener's Hand Soap: Calling all gardeners, artists, or other makers whose hands need a good scrub: this soap is for you. With coffee grounds and apricot kernels for scrubbing and citrus oil for scent, this soap is a keeper.
    [Seattle-based business]

  11. Scene Mug: Gift the absolute TREAT of one of these handmade mugs. Thrown from a pottery real, these mugs feature a colorful handpainted scene.
    [Seattle-based, woman-owned business]

  12. Ocean & Oakmoss Shea Butter SoapBeautifully packaged -- this soap smells as good as it looks. Plus, it's extra moisturizing and skin-softening (thanks, shea butter!)
    [woman-owned business]

  13. Starter Garden Seeds: This set includes 5 packets of easy-to-grow non-GMO starter seeds, including: sage, echinacea, lemon balm, calendula, and chamomile. Plus, it includes instructions to make your own healing balm and salve.
    [Seattle-based business]

  14. Any Night Grilling: This book, written by Texan author Paula Disbrowe, covers the essentials of cooking over fire, and offers delicious recipes that can be made any night of the week. 

  15. Eucalyptus Shower Steams: Easiest at-home spa treatment.... ever. These tablets basically turn your shower into a steam room. They are scented with eucalyptus (supports respiratory health) and peppermint (awakening and refreshing). 
    [woman-owned business]

  16. Smoky Bourbon Candle: Beautiful, ethically made, and smells like heaven. Treat the bourbon lover in your life to this beautiful 12oz candle featuring a soft crackling wood wick.
    [Seattle-based, LGBTQ-owned business]

 

Want to browse on your own? From books to plants to home goods to body products to candles to jewelry and more.... Station 7 carries something for everyone. Browse our shop.

Or, go learn about our sister business, Good Sheila (maker of the greeting card in this gift guide)!

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How We Choose Our Products

How We Choose Our Products
What people are most taken by when they come into our retail shop for the first time is something we can’t take credit for -- and that’s our products themselves. How unique, interesting, and beautiful our products are, and where they come from. Not only are they eye-catching, but most of the time they are handmade, made locally, made by women or people of color, and/or from a company that gives back. Continue reading

Our Good Business Statement

Our Good Business Statement

We believe that small businesses have the power to change the world. We've put together what we call a Good Business Statement. It sums up what we care about and what we're using Station 7 to do about it.

SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS. 
We know that businesses only exists as long as we support them. As a retail business, we buy products from other businesses, and we prioritize spending with and supporting local businesses, businesses owned by Black people and other people of color, woman-owned businesses, LGBTQIA+-owned businesses, and other businesses from marginalized communities.

GIVE BACK. 
As of October 2020, we donate 5% of net income to a cause we believe in, rotating on a quarterly basis. This money goes to organizations supporting racial justice, protecting the earth, mental health awareness, animal welfare and LGBTQIA+ causes. Q4 2020 we are donating to The Loveland Foundation.

SPEAK UP
We won’t be silent about the things that matter. We stand for building an anti-racist world, for LGBTQIA+ equality, for women’s rights, and for the empowerment of all marginalized communities. We welcome people of all races, genders and abilities here.  

VOTE WITH OUR DOLLARS
We believe that every dollar we spend is a vote for the world we want. So, we do our best to spend our money with businesses who have responsible environmental practices and have values aligned with ours. Where possible, we aim to spend with small businesses, local businesses, and businesses owned by marginalized communities.

REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.
We are actively working to mitigate the impact of being in the retail industry. Whenever possible we order recycled and otherwise environmentally friendly shipping and packaging materials. 

 

Want to write your own Good Business Statement? Download our free guide here.

 

*This is modeled after our sister-company Good Sheila's 5% for Good, and to maximize our impact, we give to the same organizations each quarter.

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HOW TO: Choose a candle

HOW TO: Choose a candle
When it comes to transforming the feel and energy of a space, there aren’t many things more effective than a candle. So, how do you pick out the right candle for you? You have a lot of options when it comes to candles these days! From the different types of wax, to essential oils and fragrances, to the actual candle-making process, to packaging - it’s good to think about what’s important to you in advance. Continue reading

Welcome to Station 7's blog!

Welcome to Station 7's blog!

Welcome to our new blog! Our intention is to use this as a way to share:

  • round-ups of our favorite items
  • gift ideas for various occasions
  • various home & style "how to" information
  • styling ideas for our favorite home products
  • occasional behind-the-scenes
  • whatever we feel like!

If there's anything you'd especially like to see, let us know - we're all ears.

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