2014 KOBO Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is approaching, and it’s not too late to ‘shop small’ for friends and family at KOBO! Both locations are open every day at 11:00am between now and Christmas. Here are a few of our gift picks for the season.

For the special girl in your life:  mom, daughter, grandmother or girlfriend. . .
Heiando Jewely Box 1
A lacquer jewelry box made by Heiando of Japan has two tiers and fabric lining to protect heirlooms and other jewelry. It is made out of wood and hand lacquered and painted. ($60)

For Dad…
Bengt & Lotta socks KOBO Seattle
Merino wool socks by Bengt & Lotta would be a bright spot of comfort on a dark winter day. “I love stuff that is fun, different and makes you happy,” says Lotta Glave of the husband and wife design team. ($25)

For Mom…
VIT Bud Vase Set KOBO Seattle (2)
VIT Bud Vase Set by Seattle artist Kristin Nelson looks great in a group or scattered around the house. Comes with three shapes: torso, pear and round. ($96, available online)

I gave one to my brother (he expects one every year now ) but actually anyone on your list…
Karhu 2015 calendar KOBO Seattle 2
The difficult-to-find 2015 Calendar from Karhu Studio Kyoto is in stock now! With a tall shape inspired by Edo period pillar prints (hashira-e), each month features a saying in Japanese and English with a whimsical brush illustration by  Clifton Karhu. ($29.50)

For the curious kid in your life…
brandnewnoise handmade recorder KOBO Seattle 1
This voice recorder by brandnewnoise is simple but addictive. Press a button to record a sound, then play it back and use the dial to change the speed. We tried it and were charmed! Watch a demonstration HERE. ($78 – so popular we reordered more just in time for Christmas; back in stock!)

For your best friend…
Saipua soap Sauna Bar KOBO Seattle
These luxurious Saipua Sauna Bars are scented with a woodsy blend of fir needle, birch, rosewood, vetiver, and cedarwood essential oils. Comes in a generous 8 oz. size and made with moisturizing olive oil. One of our customers walked into KOBO at Higo and asked, wide-eyed, “What’s that smell?” Answer: these soaps. ($17)