10 Great Gift Ideas for Teens and Tweens

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

10 Gift Ideas for Teens and Tweens

Hello December! No snow yet in Seattle as we still enjoy our slow transition to winter and the solstice in a few weeks. With Thanksgiving now past, a few days into Hannukah, and with Winter Solstice and Christmas only a few weeks away, it truly is the holiday season! 

For our latest gift guide, we're sharing some of of our favorite gifts for teens and tweens on your list. We've got quite a few nieces and nephews to give gifts to this year, including some tweens and teens and these ideas are sure to please even the teenager-ist of teenagers (yes we did just make up the word teenager-ist.) 

From beanies to bath bomb DIY kits to zodiac necklaces, these gifts are sure to be teen and tween winners! Here are 10 great gift ideas for your neices, nephews, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, grandchildren and other loved ones that are currently in their teens and tweens!

10 Best Gifts For Entertaining

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

10 Best Gifts For Entertaining

Happy Thanksgiving (tomorrow!) We are looking forward to all the mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie we can manage to stuff our face with over the next couple days. We are also looking forward to a little holiday shopping, as the Black Friday sales keep rolling in and we try to check the names off our list as early as we can this year. 

In honor of Thanksgiving and a beautiful holiday season of entertaining, we are offering up our latest gift guide. Today's gift guide has our favorite gift ideas that are perfect for the host or hostess in your life. Know someone who loves throwing parties and entertaining? This gift guide has something for them! Enjoy our 10 Best Gifts for Entertaining!

20 Gifts for the Beauty Lover

Monday, November 22, 2021

20 Gifts for the Beauty Lover

Happy Holidays! Are we officially allowed to say that yet? With the holiday deals in full swing, holiday decor on store shelves and Black Friday and Thanksgiving this week, it sure does feel like the holiday season! So we'll just go ahead and kick things off with our first gift guide of the season!

Our first holiday gift guide of 2021 is dedicated to gift ideas for beauty lovers. Beauty lover in your life and searching for the perfect gift? Look no further! We've curated the perfect selection of gifts in this year's beauty lover gift guide for anyone who lights up at just the idea of opening a gift of makeup, skincare, perfume or visit to their (our) favorite spa!

From skin masks to serums to candles to our favorite holiday value kits and holiday exclusives, most of these beauty gifts are also on our own holiday wish lists (oh Santa, please leave us that Glossier Lip Trio in Cranberry under the tree!)

Here are our 20 gifts for the beauty lover on your list.

Seasonal Running Transitions Featuring Brooks Fall 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

Seasonal Running Transitions Featuring Brooks Fall 2021

And just like that we're midway through Fall 2021! Holy smokes, Fall in Seattle burst on to the scene like nobody's business. One minute we're going in hot at 110 degrees in Seattle mid-summer, we slowly move onto cruise control in the 80s and then just like that the rain starts pounding, the temperatures drop and the color changing leaves are already being whisked from trees by the wind. 

However, from these photos you'll notice, that although the temperatures are dropping and the weather getting a bit temperamental, I am still wearing shorts to run. Because, yes, I am one of those runners that refuses to give up shorts and transition to leggings or tights until it is truly winter or the snow begins to fall. There is just something about my legs being a little bit more free that propels me forward and lets me feel like I'm flying.

Because of this though, I am all about layering in other ways to keep me warm and dry as we continue to creep through Fall into Winter. Layering is absolutely key for seasonal transitions. One minute it's 60 and sunny, the next the rain is pelting your face. This week for example, we were hitting close to 70 a few days ago and I barely needed a long sleeve over my shorts and sports bra.. Today (as I'm writing this post) it's raining with a high of 58 and a wind chill that's dropping it to feel like 51. I will definitely need a few layers, including one to repel rain, when I venture outside for a run. 

When I'm choosing what running clothing and running shoes to wear in seasonal transitions (and really, year round!), I turn to Brooks Running. I've been wearing Brooks Running clothing and shoes for years (decades!) and I trust Brooks for their quality, style, wear-ability and the newest technology in running gear.

Seasonal Running Transitions Featuring Brooks Fall 2021

Brooks Aurora-BL Women's Running Shoes in Grey/Coral/Black* | Brooks Notch Thermal Hoodie in Heliotrope* | Brooks Shield Hybrid Vest in Magenta/Heliotrope* | Brooks Drive Mesh Run Bra in Heliotrope/Magenta* | Brooks Chaser 3" Short in Heliotrope/Brooks* | *gifted by Brooks Running