2015 KOBO Holiday Gift Guide

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 everyone on your list.

For the foodie. . .
Haku Shoyu KOBO

Family-owned Haku shoyu from Kyoto is immaculately crafted, then aged in whiskey barrels, infused with sakura (cherry blossom), or cold smoked with white oak for a distinctive flavor profile. A little goes a long way. ($30)

For Dad…

Merino wool socks by Bengt & Lotta add a touch of whimsy to his work attire. “I love stuff that is fun, different and makes you happy,” says Lotta Glave of the husband and wife design team. ($25)

For Mom…

A double-sided face towel made in Japan to elevate her nightly face-washing to a bedtime ritual. Made of 100% organic cotton, gauze on one side and absorbent terry on the other – bigger sizes available if you want to make it a set!  ($18)

I gave one to my brother (he expects one every year now ) but actually anyone on your list…

The difficult-to-find 2016 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. ($25, available online)

For the curious kid in your life…

Animal and bug ornaments that they’ll delight in pulling out of the ornament box year after year. ($11-19)

For your best friend…
BZR tights
BZR ombre tights
, made in Seattle by a small team accompanied by Lola, the office dog / Studio Manager. Tiffany Ju’s ombre legwear is an internet sensation and a fashionable statement of love for local artists. ($44, available in 3 colorways)

For the eco-conscious design lover…

Five Ply Design coasters are made in Seattle from American basswood, a native hardwood that is naturally light and absorbent. Packaged in all-recyclable materials, the coasters are made to have long lives and composted when you’re done. ($32, set of 6)

KOBO holiday hours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s