6 ideas for gifts with Washington flavor

  • By Andrea Brown Herald Writer
  • Friday, November 29, 2013 12:48pm
  • Life

Eat. Drink. Sing. Cook. Cut up. And be merry.

Here are some Washington-made or inspired holiday gifts to give to others or to yourself.

Chocolate

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.

Coffee

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.

Cutting board

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.

‘Pot’ holder

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.

Functional art

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.

‘Frosty the Snowman’

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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