2015 Green Lake Holiday Gift Guide

November 27, 2015 7:00am

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Our neighborhood inspires us, so it should come as no surprise that the artisans that live and create things about Green Lake do too! Today we hope you celebrate the creativity that is around us and buy from artists that are local. With that in mind …. (tiny drum roll) here’s our picks for the 2015 Green Lake Gift Guide. 

Woman Diving Poster
$7.99, Nightingale ArtworkInspired by Green Lake in what looks to be the early 20s/30s this print shows the Green Lake Bathhouse when it was young. We love the swimming scene and classic suits.
Thin Lamp
$450, Peter Bristol Green Lake resident Peter Bristol is a designer “working to create ideas that should exist and bring them to life in the right way.” His Thin Lamp, sold by Juniper Design, is an award-winning way to light up your workspace.
green lake gamesGift Card for Green Lake Games

Sure you could find any game in any language, color or format online, but buying local is SO much more fun. Green Lake Games  offers  a huge selection of games for all ages. Plus they have a pretty impressive return policy – if you don’t like the game (even if you opened it) you can return it for a full refund.

Gift cards for any denomination available in store: 7509 Aurora Ave. (206) 922-3146


Green Lake Mug
$38, Downing Pottery

Georgetown’s Downing Pottery creates this adorable made-to-order mug with hand painted scenes of Green Lake. The mugs take 3-4 weeks to create, so if you need an order for the holidays be sure to stop by her booth at the Phinney Winter Festival December 5 or 6 or stop by the shop Venue in Ballard (5408 22nd Ave NW). Limited quantities available.

posterBlock Print Notecard
$4.75, Paul KidderSeattle artist Paul Kidder shows the brilliance of Fall with this block print notecard. We think its the perfect invite to send a friend for a walk around Green Lake. Paul’s  website also has scenes of Green Lake in the Spring and Winter.

Green Lake Painting
Price varies, Dave McGranaghan

We featured Dave McGranaghan’s work earlier this year and see him frequently by the lake. His art showcases the beauty of what we live at Green Lake. We like his unique size paintings too.


Green Lake Throw Blanket
$49 – $129, Seattle Greenlaker

And in the shameless self promotion camp, we’ve included a new item to the Green Lake store – a Green Lake throw blanket. Perfect for watching the sun as it sets behind Phinney Ridge, don’t you think?!