Graduation Gift Guide: The Gift of Local - May 2018
Have you received a few graduation announcements and are asking yourself, "What do you get a high school graduate?" or "Does a college graduate want something besides cash?" Here at The Handmade Showroom at Pacific Place in Downtown Seattle, we have ideas for graduation gifts that say "you care"...about them and about supporting local artists. 
High School Graduation Gift Ideas
Soon that high school senior may be stepping into a life of dorm food, fast-paced college classes, and new friends. We have graduation gift ideas from Pacific Northwest makers including The Coloring Project, Seattle Sundries, Slow Loris Studio, and MIS0Happy, that will help the graduate relax, laugh, and feel at home.
 Inspiration Coloring Pages from The Coloring Project of Seattle, WA
 Inspiration Coloring Pages from The Coloring Project of Seattle, WA
Jet City Soap from Seattle Sundries
Jet City Soap from Seattle Sundries of (you guessed it!) Seattle
GOAT (Greatest of All Time) T-Shirt from Slow Loris Designs of Anacortes, WA
GOAT (Greatest of All Time) T-Shirt from Slow Loris Designs of Anacortes, WA
MIS0Happy Enamel Lapel & Bag Pins
 Renton, WA-based MIS0Happy Enamel Lapel/Bag Pins
College Graduation Gift Ideas
A college graduate deserves a gift to help them launch into the world of "adulting". Whether they are off to a job in a new city or starting graduate school, the gift of local art will always be welcome. The Handmade Showroom has gift ideas from Pacific Northwest artists, Oliotto, Foxtail Pottery, and Modern Terrain.
 Tote bags and tea towels by Oliotto of Seattle
 Tote bags and tea towels by Oliotto of Seattle
 Foxtail Pottery Mugs handmade in Twisp, WA
 Foxtail Pottery Mugs handmade in Twisp, WA
 Hand-drawn images traced on vintage maps by Modern Terrain of Portland
Hand-drawn images traced on vintage maps by Modern Terrain of Portland
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The Handmade Showroom is an independently-owned shop featuring finely made gifts by Pacific Northwest artists, designers, and small-batch producers. With support from Pacific Place Shopping Center, The Handmade Showroom provides a retail outlet for local, emerging artists and connects the community with quality art and crafts. Started in June 2015, The Handmade Showroom has grown from a part-time pop-up shop with 35 artists to a full-time, permanent storefront that focuses on bringing attention to over 100 local artists and makers and fostering the idea that community can happen in a shopping center in the middle of downtown Seattle.  
May 24, 2018 — Marlo Miyashiro

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