Celebrating Moms all Weekend

Celebrate Mom all weekend with these sweet new finds….

Just in, kimonos and scarves screen-printed with vintage maps of your favorite cities: Paris, Venice, London and New York. The scarves are large enough to use as a summer wrap and the kimonos in both short and long are the perfect topper in lieu of a scarf.

Treat Mom to a little bling. UNI jewelry is made in Portland and a newcomer to the shop. The cast brass pieces are very organic and easy to wear. Mom will love this bit of gold.

Pamper Mom. The small batch made shea butter soaps, bath fizzles, and face masks from Formulary 55 are a customer favorite. The scent offerings range from: clementine and lime to vintage peony. Everyone has their own scent favorite. You’ll have to come by and choose your own.

Santa Shops CAPERS’ Childrens Corner

Toward the back right of our shop, tiny voices emitting roars and exclaims of joy can be heard as our smallest patrons discover, learn and play in our kids’ corner. They don’t need the magic of Christmas to venture into the world of imagination where dinosaurs roam free, sharks walk on land, and their newest best friends are an adorable penguin and octopus. CAPERS carries a variety of toys to spark the power of invention in tykes big and small. From RAWR hand puppets to Shapescapes sculptural building pieces to Pebble’s cuddly penguins, or our vibrant fish balls, children will spend hours creating a land of make believe at home.

For budding readers, story time ignites wonder with books such as You Are My Baby Pets by Lorena Siminovich, Octopus Oyster Hermit Crab Snail by Sara Anderson, A Boy and A Bear in A Boat by Dave Shelton, The Wish Tree with words by Kyo Maclear and illustrations by Chris Turnham, or MasterChef Junior Cookbook Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks.

If you’re looking for something eco-minded, drink responsibly with Two’s Company’s Peppermint Twist set of 20 paper straws. The classic candy cane stripes entice kids to sip in a winter wonderland and parents can rest easy that these biodegradable straws won’t break down while in use.

Soft felt ornaments abound this year with bespectacled owls, ballerina mice, winged unicorns, orange-hued foxes, skiing bears, chubby tabby cats and more – perfect for stocking stuffers or collectors.

Swaddle infants in our Heart’s Delight terry cloth towels with fox, bunny and bear faces and ears. We also stock plush fleece blankets, cozy sweaters, colorful outfits and West Seattle onesies and tees in multiple sizes.

Or bring a child’s room décor to life, by adorning the walls with Stacey Sterling’s vivid and friendly wild animals such as giraffes, zebras and hippos painted in acrylic on canvas.

And if you haven’t shared that wish list with Santa yet, stop by each Saturday and Sunday9am to Noon through Dec 23 to snap a selfie with your mobile phone and introduce your kids to the true meaning of Christmas – giving back – with a suggested donation of just $15 to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Or choose a star from our Hickman House Giving Tree and return an unwrapped gift beneath the tree by Dec 21 to help other children and their families in need.

From brilliant art to inspirational toys to the spirit of giving, CAPERS is sure to have something for all those tots in your life this season.

Perfect for Giving…….The Products with Purpose List

At CAPERS, fair trade and sustainability have long been a staple of our product philosophy. For those like-minded souls seeking presents with a purpose this holiday season, we recommend our throws, knitwear, children’s toys and monogram jewelry.

At CAPERS, fair trade and sustainability have long been a staple of our product philosophy. For those like-minded souls seeking presents with a purpose this holiday season, we recommend our throws,knitwear

Our Shupaca throws woven with all natural alpaca products are 100% hypo-allergenic and eco-friendly. Warmer, stronger and lighter, these incredibly soft blankets are perfect for cozying up by a fire.

Specializing in accessories handmade with alpaca and Andean sheep wool, Emilime collaborates with an expanding network of Peruvian craftsman and celebrates the creativity of each knitter. Their on-trend fingerless gloves, ponchos, neck warmers and scarves are not only plush, but practical.

Our monogram jewelry is perennially popular. The recycled gold discs in multiple sizes are the perfect elements to design your own necklace. Whether a single initial or a group signifying children or other loved ones each necklace is very personal. The manufacturer donates a plate of food for each piece sold. We love when looking good always means doing good.

The rattles and small stuffed-animals and sea creatures in the shop are fair-trade project from Bangladesh. Each of the crocheted pieces are magical and ever more so when knowing they are benefiting a work group supporting women. The penguin is our signature piece for holiday but the octopus, owl and rainbow bunny are favorites year-round.

We are always on the search for fairly-traded product. Ask us when you’re in the shop and we’ll give you a tour of newest additions to our collection of fair-trade or locally made products with purpose.

For all the Gals…….the Gifts for Her list.

They say CAPERS is the place in the neighborhood to find a gift for the gal on your list and we couldn’t agree more……..with new goods arriving daily and jewelry trunk shows every weekend we are ready to wrap up the perfect gift.

With just 11 days to Christmas Eve, for many the hunt is on for that perfect gift for her and we can help. CAPERS offers many classic quality, fair trade, sustainable and local options sure to please such as:

·      Luxurious Selke fleece, hooded robes from Pine Cone Hill in navy, light blue, white, pink or multi-color stripes

·      BedHead pajamas by Renee Claire in simple, elegant pink- or blue-and-white stripes made with 100% cotton, flannel sets with seasonal patterns and cotton knit

·      Emilime fair trade alpaca and Andean sheep wool hats, scarves and on-trend fingerless gloves

·      Soap & Paper Factory’s shea butter hand creams in popular scents such as bourbon vanilla, orange bitter pomegranate, muddied peppermint and more

·      One-of-a-kind sterling silver, brass and shibori (a mix of copper and silver which connotes a rose gold hue) pieces from local jewelry artisans such as Joanna Morgan (now through Dec 14), Alizah Olivas (Dec 16-17) and Potluck Paris (Dec 23-24)

·      Seasonal candles that are not only fragrant, but crafted from 100% renewable resources such as Lovely & Luminous’ “Snow” made from a vegetable wax blend that burns up to 100 hours

·      Timeless ornaments such as Roost’s brass feathers and spirit animals as shown in the December 2017 issue of Real Simple

·      Or compelling reads such as The House That Pinterest Built by Diane Keaton, A Glorious Freedom by Lisa Congdon, or PNW Veg by Seattle’s own Kim O’Donnel