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2018 Holiday Gift Guide - support woman-owned local businesses!

November 11, 2018

Seattle holiday gift guide 2018 for small businesses

This year I wanted to create a gift guide not just of my own products but of the products and services by some of Seattle’s most innovative entrepreneurs, creatives, and makers. Please enjoy the first Valerie Madison Gift Guide featuring gift ideas for the special womxn in your life from local Woman-Owned Businesses! We hope you find something for everyone on your list.


For the Luxurious Self-Care Aficionado

French Beauty Set, Velvet Report

Lindsey Arnold creates & curates vegan makeup and luxury skincare products so you can feel like a fancy French girl any day of the year.

Eva Diamond Solitaire Necklace, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

A stunning and simple Diamond Solitaire Necklace that shines in it’s understated design, this is the perfect upscale complement to any outfit.

Diamond Bar Studs, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

There’s nothing more classic than diamonds, and we bet our Diamond Bar Studs would be a welcome addition to a fine jewelry lover’s arsenal.

Manicure, Refine Nails & Spa

It’s no secret we love a good nail art mani from Refine Nails & Spa, the newly opened boutique nail salon in South Lake Union. Owner Kieu Hoang Jorza has created an excellent nail, wax, & lash bar that caters to those who like to feel pampered.

A Dozen Macarons, Alexandra’s Macarons

Is there a more decadent dessert than the Macaron? We think not, treat someone special to a dozen luxe treats by local chef Alexandra Greenwald

Salt N Pepper Thigh High Socks, Peony & Moss

Founder & Designer Eva Spitzer creates the most luxe thigh highs that are perfect for a night of curling up with a good book, plus they are made in the US!

For the Creative Free Spirit 

Trap Vinyasa Class, Yoga by Biola / Trap Vinyasa

Body-positive, high-energy yoga classes led by Abiola Akanni, we can’t imagine a better way to get in tune with your body within a supportive community.

Double Hoop Earrings, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

Not your average hoops, these solid 14k earrings are bold yet lightweight, perfect with messy buns and a colorful lip.

Opal Cocktail Ring, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

A one of a kind cocktail ring with swirling rainbow-like colors, it’s like art for your fingers.

Kaleidoscope Gift Box, jcoco Chocolate

Jcoco chocolates are not only gorgeously packaged and designed but the flavors are inventive like Black Fig Pistachio and Cayenne Veracruz Orange. Founded by Jean Thompson in 2012, every purchase donates servings of food to those in need.

Abstract Prints, @melanie_biehle

Abstract art to fuel creativity, the colorful prints by local artist Melanie Biehle are colorful, bold and architectural.

Monstera Pin, Hemleva

A quirky addition to a bag or jacket this jungalicous pin by local plant lady Samantha Leung is simply perfect.

For the Mama Bears

Hand Poured Soy Candle, Northwest Sparks

For a moment of zen on an otherwise hectic day, indulge a mama with a hand-poured soy candle in luscious scents like Desert Oasis & Succulent Sunrise. Former Environmental Biologist Kim Sparks makes her products low-waste, and dye-free!

Mother’s Necklace, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

This nesting rings necklace in solid 14k gold represents a bond split three ways, perfect for a mama and her babies.

Diamond Kiss Rings, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

A dainty and sweet stackable rings featuring a child’s birthstone and kissed with a 2mm diamond.

Name & Birth Info Watercolor, The Prints & The Pea

A beautiful nursery gift, artist Mollie Boone creates custom name and birth information watercolor paintings to commemorate all the important facts of new little ones.

Family Portrait Session, Stevie Rotella Photography

What better way to commemorate your growing family and capture smiles at every age than a family photo session. Owner (and mama!) Stevie Rotella captures natural, organic, PNW-inspired portraits of families.

Dark Decadence Cake 4-Pack, Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Autumn Martin is a 4th generation Washingtonian who has created the most indulgent molten chocolate cakes in mason jars we’ve ever tasted. For the mama who wants to share with her littles, (or not, we won’t tell!)

For the Eco-Friendly Minimalist

Nude Nail Polish, Veque

9-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and handcrafted in the USA, Audrey Siu has developed a new collection of Nude polishes in all skin tones to tastefully grace your BFF’s fingers.

Tiny Diamond Ring, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

A conflict-free Canadian Diamond in a minimal, stackable 14k recycled gold band. Dainty and understated.

14k Recycled Gold Circle Studs, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

Minimal, yet elegant, these 14K gold studs are perfect for both casual and dressy occasions and are made using certified recycled gold.

Zero Waste Starter Kit, Eco-Collective

Gift the tools to start a minimal waste journey with a starter kit. Created by Genevieve Livingston and Marimar White-Espin, these zero-waste small business owners are committed to low impact living that’s accessible

Cypress Cannabidiol Soak, Daughter of the Land

Ashley Spierer’s new bath soak with epsom salt, magnesium and CBD oil is the perfect way to de-stress. Bonus, the tube is made from 100% recycled paper!

Infrared Sauna Therapy, City Sweats

Founder of City Sweats Dee Alams has pioneered Seattle’s infrared movement! What better gift than a detoxifying and relaxing session?

For the Person Who Has Everything!

Thrive Print, Jess Phoenix

Seattle based artist, Jess Phoenix creates the most vibrant and unique original painted prints that are sure to keep a smile on your giftee’s face year round!

One Of A Kind Ring, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

No two salt & pepper diamonds are alike which makes them perfectly unique and perfect for the person who “has it all”.

Gift Card, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

Sometimes it’s easier to let your giftee make the decision. Why not gift her a gift card so she can treat herself to something she’s guaranteed to love?

Sunset Macrame, Katie George Macrame

Made from 100% Merino Wool, Katie George’s macrame is the perfect addition to hygge up a home!

Wildflower Plate, Dorotea Ceramics

Whether for baubles, keys, or afternoon cookies, ceramic artist Caroline Silva’s handmade dishes are one of a kind and very thoughtful gifts.

Herbal Consultation, Moonlight Medicine

Angela Renzetti brings Traditional Chinese Medicine to those suffering from acute and chronic pain through techniques like acupuncture, herbalism, and cupping. Why not gift your friend the experience of a custom herbal consultation to cure what ails them?