A lot of folks come to Station 7 to buy gifts for their nearest and dearest. And helping our customer put together the perfect gift is something we do REALLY, REALLY well.
(If you need some help with gift giving, check out our Gift Giving 101 guide.)
But as much as we love helping you find gifts for your nearest and dearest, our favorite person to help you pick a gift for is YOU.
So, today we're rounding up 10 gift ideas for YOU. Some from our shop, some from other favorite small businesses we love.
10 Gift Ideas for YOU
#1: Shower Steamers
Shower steamers turn your home shower into a spa. That may sound like an exaggeration, but they are *that* amazing.
You already shower (hopefully...) – why not use it as an opportunity to check in with yourself and breathe a little more deeply. You deserve that.
Our shower steamers are made locally by an AAPI-woman-owned business, Lulumière.
Never heard of these and curious how to use them? Check out our blog post here.
#2: A Day Trip
When was the last time you took a day, just for you, and had a day adventure by yourself?
Visit a new town, take the ferry somewhere new, take a hike, or even just spend an afternoon in a new neighborhood.
If you're in the Seattle area, I have a recommendation for you.
Go to the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, and walk the 2-ish mile loop. The New York Times called the Bloedel Reserve "one of the country's most original and ambitious gardens."
It's one of my favorite places on earth, and it's right in our backyard.
(photo I took on a trip a couple of years ago)
You won't regret it.
To me, a fresh new notebook is *chef's kiss* perfection. The perfect place to plan, dream, and create.
Especially if that fresh new notebook is gorgeous, American-made and with my favorite high-quality paper.
Meet: Appointed. Smooth paper that pens don't bleed through. Cotton bookcloth covers. A gorgeous assortment of colors. We are in love.
#4: Spa Treatment
The best part of a spa treatment isn't always the treatment itself – it's the fact that you're choosing to take an hour or more of your day dedicated to YOU and taking care of YOU.
Manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, the possibilities are endless.
You can go out... or do it yourself!
A tighter budget doesn't mean we can't treat ourselves. Carve the time and quiet space out of your schedule to have an at-home spa day.
We love the small batch body treatments from Formulary 55 for this.
A couple of favorite products to help:
- Oat Facial Scrub (Orange Peel & Walnut)
- Sea Mineral Foot Soak (Eucalyptus & Peppermint)
- Rosehip & Clay Facial Mask (Geranium & Comfrey)
- Sea Clay Body Mask (Detoxify & Tone)
- Sea Mineral Body Polish (Grapefruit & Rosemary)
- Sparkling Bath Tablets (multiple scents!)
#5: Art or an Art Print
Our surroundings matter! The space we live in has a huge impact on our wellbeing (and even our behavior). Why not introduce some daily calm into your life with an art print by LGBTQ woman-owned business Good Sheila (wait, that's me, Lauren! I own Station 7 and Good Sheila).
#6: A Candle
Working at your desk, doing the dishes, reading after dinner... there's nothing that can't be made just a little bit special by lighting a candle.
Here's a forever favorite of ours: Pacific by Seattle-based Particle Goods.
#7: Forever Jewelry
Want to give a gift to yourself that you'll always remember? How about permanent jewelry?
Permanent jewelry is jewelry that is welded onto your body (doesn't touch your skin, totally painless!) so that there's no clasp. I have a permanent bracelet with two birthstones on it (my son and my niece), but you can customize your jewelry for whatever purpose you want.
In Seattle? Our friends at And Arlen have a walk-in studio where you can get your own! (They did mine!)
#8: Statement Jewelry
If you love a good statement as much as I do, a piece of statement jewelry is *THE PERFECT* way to treat yourself.
We're a huge fan of Imagination Earrings by Seattle woman-owned business, Studio Toujours. Playful, surprisingly lightweight and TOTALLY original, we know you'll love them too!
#9: A Bouquet
As Monet said, "I must have flowers, always and always." I agree! Treat yourself to a bouquet, no special occasion needed.
And might we recommend a dried floral bouquet so you can enjoy it for months and years to come? We love fresh flowers as much as the next person, but it's always such a shame when their time comes to an end. Dried flowers last for the long haul!
If you're in the Seattle area, come in and make your own (or we can help you) at our dried floral bar.
#10: A Mug
Most of us start the day with a hot beverage... why not enjoy it out of a mug that brings you joy?
I can't think of a better choice for that than the Curvy Lady mugs, made by a female artist right here in Seattle.
To wrap up
So there you have it! 10 gifts you can get for yourself. You deserve it.
All photos by Hallie Kathryn Photography (except my photo from Bloedel Reserve)
Enjoy this? Here are some other recent posts on the blog you might like:
- How to Write a Meaningful Card
- How to Make a Dried Floral Bouquet
- Gift Giving 101: How to Give a Thoughtful Gift They'll Love