Midweek Updated for December 3rd: More Great, Unique, Locally-Made Gift Ideas!

Handmade soaps from Karmela Botanicals at Ballard Farmers Market. Copyright Zachary D. Lyons. Shopping for the person who has everything can be difficult. But they will still need more soap! Why not treat them to some of this beautiful, luxurious, handmade soap with the scents of wonderful essential oils from Karmela Botanicals? You are certain to find a scent that will please everyone on your list, and once they get a taste for locally-made soap, they will never want to go back to harsh corporate soaps from the Big Box stores.

The Pickle-ator from Britt's Pickles at Ballard Farmers Market. Copyright Zachary D. Lyons.

And while your dearest may think they have everything, I bet they don't have a Pickle-ator from Britt's Pickles! Complete with instructions, Britt's recipes, a special aerator to keep out contaminants, special weights to help keep your veggies properly fermenting and more. Use it to make homemade, naturally-fermented pickles, kimchis, krauts and other delicious, nutritious, gut-pleasing dishes.

Felted wool slippers from Wonderful Wool at Ballard Farmers Market. Copyright Zachary D. Lyons.

I purchased a pair of these felted wool slippers from Wonderful Wool this time last year, and I am here to testify. They are still going strong, and my feet have been warm and snug year-round in my home. Don't have carpeted floors, like me? Carpet your feet! Don't let drafts chill your tootsies. They've got several styles of handmade wool slippers, as well as socks, mittens, hats, leggings and more. Get a pair for mom and for dad... and for you, too!

Holiday wreath from Children's Garden at Ballard Farmers Market. Copyright Zachary D. Lyons.

And more fresh holiday wreaths are arriving this weekend at your Ballard Farmers Market. It is time to deck those halls, good people of Ballard! These beauties are from Children's Garden, made fresh from wild crafted foliage from many native tree species on their farm.