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December Staff Picks

Employee favorites from our Holiday Gift Guide

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| November 24, 2020
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‘Tis the season of gifting! Whether finding a gift for a loved one or doing a little treat-yourself, see what our staff had to say about their favorite items from our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.

Bartell's Staff Pick Holiday Printed Face MaskHoliday Printed Face Masks
“I bought and have enjoyed the snowman face mask because we need to find a little fun right now with COVID.” – Cindy T., Accounting Administrative Lead

Why not make wearing a mask a little more lighthearted with these fun holiday prints? For cloth masks, the CDC recommends washing them after each use, so you can never really have too many!

Bartell's Staff Pick 9th Annual NutcrackerBartell’s 9th Annual Nutcracker
“The nutcracker is my favorite, I have been collecting nutcrackers since I was really young. I had been diagnosed with a nut allergy as a child and I was so upset that I never could use these for the intended purpose! Funny part is that I outgrew the allergy, when I no longer was a teen, and I will never forget the first time I used one to crack a nut! I have various styles, sizes and kinds!”– Janet C., IT Project Manager
The lovely lady companion to our 2019 Nutcracker, she’s super stylish with a fuzzy hat and polka dotted purse. Sure to add her faux-fur fashionable flair to any mantle this year.
Bartell's Staff Pick SeaBear Smoked SalmonSeabear Smoked Salmon
“I always get excited about the SeaBear Smoked Salmon gift box selection. I send them to my East Coast relatives, so they know what true wild salmon tastes like.” – Bruce B., Sr. Inventory Analyst

SeaBear has its roots in a backyard smokehouse in Anacortes, WA. What began as a 1 man operation in 1957 has now grown to over 100 employees and expanded into owning the Made in Washington stores. We love supporting other local businesses in our stores and SeaBear has long been a favorite at Bartell’s!

Bartell's Staff Pick Pure Mini Air PurifierPure Mini Air Purifier
“I love it and it would make a wonderful gift for those now working from home. It keeps your airspace fresh!” – Teresa S., Buyer’s Assistant OTC
Don’t let the size fool you. This mini air purifier helps to reduce dust, pollen, pet dander, and odors in any office, hotel room, car, or any room in the house. Super quiet and has a USB rechargeable battery.
Bartell's Staff Pick SaltWorks Artisan SaltSaltworks Artisan Salt Gift Set
“The Saltworks Artisan Salt Gift Set is a new favorite. Smoked and packaged by local Woodinville company SaltWorks, this finishing salt adds a great touch of flavor to your favorite protein or vegetable. I really like additional local touch on the Salish and Yakima smoked salts, using wood from those areas of our great state. Awesome as a present, hostess gift or split the set and give them as stocking stuffers.” – John L., Sr. Category Manager, Food & Beverage
Based near Seattle, SaltWorks is the first gourmet salt company in the US. Their premium-grade specialty salts come in two different packs of 5, the Classic Salt or Smoked Salt Collection.
Bartell's Staff Pick Seattle Chocolate Trio PackSeattle Chocolate Trio Packs
“I’m most excited about the Seattle Chocolate Trio chocolates. Seattle really does have the BEST local chocolate treats. They all look so delicious!!” – Jaime N., Executive Assistant
Not only are these beloved chocolates made locally (obviously), but the company is also woman-owned! The trio packs make fantastic gifts with their delicious flavors and beautiful packaging.
Bartell's Staff Pick Freeman's 12 Days of GlowFreeman 12 Days of Glow Sheet Masks
“I love these Freeman masks for a way to sneak in the feel of the spa right at home. My favorite thing is to wear one during a video-off conference call. Don’t tell my boss! And, at $9.99 for 12 masks, they work out to less than a dollar each, how can you say no!?” – Tori K., Associate Category Manager Health & Beauty
Freeman Beauty began in 1976 with a vision to provide nature inspired hair care, facial masks, and bath and body essentials. Their products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and mineral oil, and perhaps best of all – 100% cruelty-free!

What are some of your favorites from our Gift Guide this year?