2018 Gift Guide! Local and budget friendly finds.

Hello friends! I am very excited to share my 2018 gift guide with you.This gift guide centers around local businesses in Great PNW as well as some good deals for those sticking to a budget(essentially this is a gift guide for me.) Also find out how I got back over $200 by shopping online.

This time of year can be stressful, both financially and mentally. I always want to give gifts that are original but with so many people to shop for I don’t want to spend my life’s savings. (crying internally) This is quick, simple and guaranteed to delight guide!


Sassafras  2307 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

This local Belltown boutique carries goods from local artisans. They carry everything from handmade accessories-purses, jewelry and clothing galore!  You will find something unique and you are supporting some talented artisans.

Pike Place Market

There’s a huge range of local goodies at the markets. Anywhere from food, clothing, accessories or home decor.  I guarantee you will find something for everyone. (I also recommend trying a few Free samples while you’re there.)


HERBIVORE, Kari Gran and Julep are Seattle-based companies that you can find at your local Sephora or Ulta. If you’re in a hurry to pick up a  stocking stuffer or need an add-on I highly recommend checking them out.

Herbivore Sephora set

Herbivore Sets :

Self Love Bath + Body Ritual Kit ($36)

True Blue Skincare Clarifying Duo($39)

kari gran stocking stuffers (their lip whip is da bomb!)

lip whip

lip whip perfector (lip scrub)  ($18)

Julep Sets:

Full Swoon Nude Lip Trio($29)

Flutter Away 5-piece Eyeliner Set($24)

Gift Tip: Always get a gift set and break it up in multiple gifts. Pair them with a batch of homemade cookies or other knick knacks.


I’m so excited to team up with BOMA jewelry for this gift guide! Everything Is handmade by artisans and they are certified 925 sterling silver. They have a range of items as well as affordable price points so depending on your budget you don’t have to worry.

Boma jewelry from local seattle business wore by seattle blogger my name is aiko

Here’s what I have on that makes great gifts:

Tori Hoops

Mel Lariat Necklace

I had to mention there because the name!

Aiko Hoops


If you’re going to shop online doesn’t it make sense to get some money back? I’ve been using EBATES and DROP and have a combined savings of $800 over the past 5 years! Ebates offers cashback in store and online. Link a card on Drop and earn cash rewards on everyday purchases.

It sounds salesy but there’s no downside! Seriously, I get rewards everytime I fill up my gas as Safeway. Every quarter I get a check from # from all the online shopping I’ve done.

*Ebates is an affiliate link. you get money I get money

*Use code ppf4s for $5 free, affiliate code

Have a safe sane and budget friendly holiday season!

Love, Aiko

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