Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald
Washington-made or Washington-inspired gifts: A bamboo cutting board in the shape of Washington and other states;, a "pot" holder shaped like a marijuana leaf; coffee from Bargreen's; chocolate planes from Mukilteo Chocolate Co.; Frosty the Snowman book and CD by Kenny Loggins; a sleek and stylin' food dish for the modern pet; and a metal coat rack in the shape of a bird.
Here are some Washington-made or inspired holiday gifts to give to others or to yourself.
This is just plain sweet.
Mukilteo Chocolate Company , 407 Lincoln Ave., makes chocolate airplanes, lighthouses and other local icons. Handmade truffles come in flavors including key lime, lavender cheesecake, wasabi ginger and cinnamon chile pepper.
Chocolate planes are $10. Truffles are $20 for a box of 9; www.mukilteochocolate.com.
I'm dreaming of a white coffee, just like the ones they serve at Bargreen's Coffee.
The third-generation Everett roasting company, 2821 Rucker Ave., has been in the coffee business since 1898, long before the latte revolution. In addition to roasted beans, specialties include chocolate-covered espresso beans, flavored coffees and ground white coffee beans.
Coffee is about $7 a pound; www.bargreencoffee.com.
Cut up with a bamboo cutting/serving board in the shape of Washington. Also available in most state shapes.
Sold at Bed Bath & Beyond stores for $20; www.totallybamboo.com.
Yes, you cannabis. This bright green silicone "pot" holder shaped like a pot leaf can be used on everything from hot handles from the stove to pans of, say, brownies from the oven. Go green with marijuana-leaf cookie cutters, baking trays, candy molds and ice cube trays.
Pot holder by Gama-Go is about $10; www.amazon.com.
Sleek, stylin' food dishes for the modern dog and cat. Ergonomically correct so Fido and Kitty can dine in comfort. Animal wall hooks, ornaments and other powder-coated metal items are made in Everett by These Creatures.
Products start at $12; www.thesecreatures.com.
Everett-born Kenny Loggins sings "Frosty the Snowman" on the CD that comes with a brightly illustrated book about the jolly happy soul with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal. It's the gift that keeps giving: You won't be able to stop singing it.
Book with CD is $18; www.kennyloggins.com.
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