‘Tis the season for giving, and Fringe is here with our annual Holiday Gift Guide to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Whether you’re on a student budget, or looking to pamper someone you love with a little luxury, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our suggestions and staff favorites to get you inspired, but as always, we are happy to help you put together something unique in store. And don’t forget, we gift wrap, too!
Gifts for the Local Lover
Year round, our most popular gifts are our locally made goods. We all love our little slice of heaven here in the PNW, and are proud to call Bellingham, Washington home. Have someone on your list who has moved away? Send them a little piece of Bham love!
Sassy Babes unisex EXPLORE Bellingham tee, $25, features some classic and favorite spots around town. The unisex WAnder hoodie, $52, which also comes printed on men’s and women’s tees, is a great design for the lover of the outdoors. Down pillow with removeable cover for washing lists Bellingham’s highlight destinations, $42. Washington coffee cozies, $8, come in lots of different colors, and mugs, $13.95, come in several different PNW-inspired designs. Bellingham stickers, $2, in several different designs, make great stocking stuffers. Sown Designs wallets have been Bellingham favorites for more than a decade, and last just as long. This small Pocket Wallet is $28. And of course, we always have tons of locally made jewelry! Pictured: Bird In Hand Design earrings for $32, Arrow Woodworks earrings for $40, custom Bellingham bar necklaces, sold exclusively at Fringe for $48, and come in silver as well as gold, and Localmotive lichen bottle necklaces for $50.
Student Friendly Gifts
These gifts are perfect for giving to a student, but also accommodate a student budget. We have fun décor to liven up your living space, cute sweaters and winter wear that won’t break the bank, and tons of trendy, affordable accessories to choose from.
Ginger G is one of our favorite brands at Fringe because it’s always adorable and most tops range from $24-$32, like this Fair Isle Sweater, $28. Scarves, $18, and hats, $24, always make easy gifts because there’s no guessing on what size to get. Our bowls of stud earrings also make beautiful, thoughtful gifts, and most are $10-$20. Our $12 chokers are on-trend and a really fun way to dress up a holiday or New Year’s outfit. 2018 Lunar Phase calendars are here in six different colors for $9 each, and make great stocking stuffers or gifts on their own. We have tons of color combinations of our Mexican blankets, $25, which are the perfect cozy gift to brighten up your home in these darker months. Limited edition, hand-drawn map prints of Bellingham designed by a Western student are only $5 and list out some favorite spots around town. And Paddywax Relish Jar candles, $12, come in 9 winter scents and are really an amazing present for just about anyone.
Gifts for Men
We are so excited to now offer gifts for men as well with our new men’s line! From t-shirts, to flannels, to outerwear, we have men’s apparel at every price point. Looking for stocking stuffers or smaller gifts? We’ve got those covered, too.
This Ezekiel parka, $98, is a great winter staple in the PNW if you’re looking to spoil your guy a little. Graphic tees printed in Seattle by Choke Shirt Co., $32, are an easy gift because you can never have too many. But it’s really our flannel shirts, $36, which, no surprise, have been the most popular items this season. Scarves, $28, are not every guy’s style, but for those who do wear them, all of ours are unisex and can be worn by anyone. Tobacco and Oakmoss is our sexiest and most masculine scented candle in the Paddywax Alpine line, $20, and you’re left with a rad camping mug when the candles burns down. Mt. Baker stickers, $2, and fragrance-free Sea Witch Botanicals soap, $6, both make great stocking stuffers. And if you’re looking for a gift he’ll use every day and cherish for years, we have several different styles and sizes of genuine leather Kiko wallets, $45.
Gifts for the Urbanite
We have way more than we can fit in this gift guide for the fashion-forward urbanite on your list since that’s really our specialty! From vegan leather jackets, to trendy felted hats and blanket scarves, to hilarious jewelry, we have so many options in this category.
Our vegan leather jackets from LA Coalition, $72, are a big hit every year, and come in several different styles and colors. Wide brim hats, $28, are a really fun accessory to give and something she might not think to buy for herself. Textured, cozy tees, $24, are anything but basic, and patterned blanket scarves, $28, are a soaring trend again this year. Embroidered and beaded make-up bags from Lovestitch, $36, are so beautifully crafted—and you can never have too many little carry-all pouches in your life. Himalayan sea salt candle holders, $18, add the perfect glow at home during the winter, and release negative ions into the room to balance out all the positive ions that our electronics give off. Fun, trendy earrings, $18, are such an easy gift to give anyone. And these hand stamped Gage Huntley bracelets, $32, come in gold, rose gold, and silver with so many laughable phrases on them—the perfect gift for your bestie!
If you’ve got a lady in your life who you really want to pamper this holiday season, these gifts are for her! Sure, you could give her a gift certificate to the spa, but doesn’t a luxurious coat or purse last a lot longer? And nothing beats the joy of opening a package filled with something beautiful and decadent.
She’ll swoon over this textured two-tone vegan leather bag, $72, and won’t see it coming. You’ll know you’ve won with this luxe, shearling collar sweater coat from Lovestitch, $96, because she’ll never want to take it off. A rich wine-colored pullover sweater, $42, is the perfect color for the holidays, and a two-tone lace Wishlist bralette, $32, will make her feel sexy and elegant. Egyptian cotton over-the-knee socks make a great stocking stuffer, $24. An Indian kantha stitched quilt, $90, will add some luxurious wanderlust to her home. And flashy gold earrings, $20, a locally made Bird In Hand Design necklace, $48, or a woven jeweled statement necklace, $42, are sure to win her heart because isn’t that always the case with beautiful jewelry?