Holiday Gifts for Him {the guys on your list}

Husband. Father. Brother. Son. If you’re still searching for that perfect holiday gift for him this season, we have a few ideas that might help.

Classic West Seattle T’s, caps and mugs are perfect for the guy on your list as is the collection of glassware basics, tools, bar books and trays for serving. For the reader, CAPERS carries a number of books sure to appeal to his inner architect, astronomer or bartender such as:

· Houses 2 by Tom Kundig

· The Planets, Photographs from the Archives of NASA, Preface by Bill Nye and text by Nirmala Nataraj

· The Art of the Bar Cart by Vanessa Dina

In addition to barware we have a collection of mahogany corkscrews, wooden muddlers, classic brass and nickel flasks with moon phases etchings, and Ancient Olive Dirty Martini Juice. Or, if your guy is looking for a better ice cube, check out our Whiskey Stones. They chill beverages without diluting them as ice cubes do. For beer lovers, we also stock glassware, hand towels and Graf Lantz – Bierfilzl felt coasters.

New this week are Brooklynn Candle Studio’s Montana Forest, Fern & Moss, and Tobacco candles – all outdoorsy and masculine scents perfect for him.

And for those who like brainteasers, try our Haikubes which let you create fascinating Haikus with the roll of the dice.

With just 12 days to Christmas Eve, CAPERS has a wide array of options perfect for the special man in your life this holiday season.

Joanna Morgan Designs Popup this Weekend

CAPERS is excited to present Seattle’s own Joanna Morgan Designs at a special trunk show Dec 9-10, with a selection of her collection available through Dec 14. From edgy designs that break the rules to timeless pieces, Joanna Morgan Designs withstand the test of time. The Trunk Show will be hosted by CAPERS jewelry buyer, Jamesetta Bunn.

Following a career in banking, Joanna decided to pursue her dream and launched her initial jewelry collection in 2010. Reared in Poland and influenced by eclectic family interests, the Seattle Weekly 2014 Best Jewelry Designer has always been fascinated by art and design. While attuned to fashion and what’s current, she offers versatile and stylish accessories for everyday wear within a modern wardrobe that will withstand the test of time.

Committed to local production, sustainability and use of recycled metals, her jewelry is created right here in Seattle with a studio and showroom located in historic Pioneer Square. All her items are created in small quantities and finished by hand with careful attention to detail.

“I try to make jewelry that is not only pleasing to the eye, but has a certain personality. I like hearing, ‘I immediately recognized this is your work when I saw it’ and ‘I’ve never seen anything like it before,’ said the 2013 Best Accessory Designer tied award winner of the Seamless in Seattle competition by Seattle Magazine. “It means that I succeeded in making something that is unique and has my specific print on it.”

A jewelry designer, passionate about creativity, beauty, and objects with personality, the Women’s Jewelry Association member describes the general vibe of her designs as edgy-feminine, but caters to men as well. “It’s for those who do not like to follow the rules to the letter and who want to stay curious and even intrigued.”

28th Annual CAPERS Giving Tree benefitting Hickman House

Hickman House Giving Tree at CAPERS is the little tree that could. This tree dispenses wishes and collects gifts for families in need.

Join us in benefitting our neighbors in need this holiday season by supporting our annual Hickman House giving tree now through Dec 21. Hickman House offers transitional housing for women and children who are recovering from domestic violence. Participating is simple:

1. Choose a star from our tree at CAPERS

2. Purchase the wish

3. Return the unwrapped gift to CAPERS by Dec 21

Hickman House then collects the items each week leading up to the holiday and wraps and delivers the gifts.

Having sponsored the program for 28 years, CAPERS owner Lisa Myers shared, “For many families, it’s become an annual tradition to bring in their kids to choose a star from our tree and help other children in need. We’re proud that it continues to be such a great learning tool about how to give back to the community.”

One of three confidential sanctuaries developed by The Salvation Army to address domestic violence through programs that promote safety, healing and empowerment, Hickman House assists hundreds of domestic violence survivors each year.

Established in 1988, the Hickman House fully-furnished 10-unit apartment complex and transitional housing program helps families exiting emergency shelters return to self-sufficient living.

“It allows families time to gather resources to become economically independent and to strengthen their social support while living in a safe, supportive environment,” said Myers.

Stays range from six to 24 months with program fees costing just 30 percent of a client’s income, regardless of how low that might be. The program offers:

Safety planning and individual supportive counseling
Domestic violence and parenting support groups
Referrals to helpful community resources
Children’s advocacy and support groups
Legal advocacy
Affordable housing referrals, information, and advocacy
“Our customers and neighbors throughout West Seattle have been so generous over the years helping us provide in-kind donations for the program – from toys to everyday household items. We can’t thank them enough,” said Myers.

For more about Hickman House, visit CAPERS at 4525 California Avenue Southwest in West Seattle, or see our December calendar of events. CAPERS has been a part of the Alaska junction in West Seattle since 1985 with a philosophy committed to local artisans, fair trade, timeless design, classic quality and giving back to the community in which we live and work.

Santa Mornings benefitting West Seattle Food Bank


Kick off the holiday spirit with CAPERS’ Annual Santa Mornings Dec 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23, 9am-Noon with a suggested donation of $15 to help support the West Seattle Food Bank. Just bring your own camera for photos with Santa as he accepts wishes from tots of all sizes. It’s easy, fun and a great way to instill the importance of giving back to the community with kids and family. Now in its eighth year, the event features Santa Tony, who volunteers his time to bring joy to children and benefit this worthy cause. Husky Deli is once again providing ice cream cone coupons as well. Over the years, CAPERS and its partners have raised more than $20,000 for the West Food Bank via this fundraiser. Last year alone, the food bank distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food and spent $260,000 on food purchases, which is why this event is so near and dear to us. The need is ever increasing. And we truly appreciate all our neighbors’ generosity each year.

The West Seattle Food Bank provides nutritious food, baby food, pet food, diapers, and hygiene supplies to 8,400-plus individuals including 3,200 children and 1,200 seniors on an annual basis. They also deliver food weekly to the homes of the disabled, elderly and others through its Mobile Food Bank. Visit www.westseattlefoodbank.org for more information.

And while you’re in-store at CAPERS, be sure to check out all our kid-friendly holiday goodies. From chocolates, to toys, to felt ornaments, you’ll find something for every little one. For more information stop by CAPERS at 4525 California Ave SW in West Seattle, or see our December calendar of events.