Summer Is Here!
Summer is here and our gift shop is bursting with a great selection of fun items for adventure and outdoor living!
We asked our Primrose staff to list some of their favorite items and here are a few of their top picks…
Brenda’s Primrose Picks:
I love the antique Scandinavian bench/pull out bed that’s in our dressing room. It’s beautiful and super functional at the same time.
“And finally, one of my very favorite items is the antique French sign that has gold lettering on a black background.
It doesn’t get more Frenchie than that!”
Kelsey’s Primrose Picks:
I love all the fun things we have for summer! There are so many great puzzles in the shop right now, and I especially love the botanical-themed puzzles from Cavallini.”
“We also have some really great kites in a variety of fun designs – rainbows, bees, ladybugs, bugs, and my favorite – butterflies!”
Angie’s Primrose Picks:
“Hands down, the Naked Bee collection is one of my favorites in the shop! All the scents are wonderful but I especially love how nourishing the lotions feel on my hands. We also carry their hand sanitizer, lip balm, and sunscreen. Naked Bee is free of chemicals and alcohol, plus it’s cruelty-free and made in the USA.”
“One of the quirkier things we have in the shop that I really like is the Puffin brand insulated beverage vests.
They have two layers of thermal insulation to keep your can or bottle cold and your hands dry.”
Taylor’s Primrose Picks:
“I love the locally-made jam we carry from Sweet & Savory (collected in the tray of goodies below). It’s so flavorful! The owner, Cynthia Brock, uses a French technique where the fruit and sugar are cooked at the right temperature so that it gets a ‘soft set’ and doesn’t need pectin, which requires using more sugar. It’s the best jam I’ve ever had – so yummy!”
“I’m also a big fan of the Honey Almond shea butter lotion and soaps from Michel Design Works. It’s probably one of our most popular items in the whole shop and I have to agree it’s good stuff. It smells so fresh and clean, but it’s not too overpowering.”
Eve’s Primrose Picks:
“We have some great books for summer and I especially love all the hiking and camping guides, including good hikes to do with kids and dogs. We even have books on kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and one called Swimming Holes of Washington – how fun! I’m always so inspired to get out there and discover new places when I have a great guidebook by my side.”
“Since we’re having to do more ‘out on the patio’ visits with friends these days (in small groups and socially distanced), I really like all our outdoor living items. I especially love our citronella candles that come in pretty votives and have great scents like Sea Salt, Citronella Blossom, and Citronella Eucalyptus. We also have some beautiful basket trays for bringing food and beverages outside to your patio or porch, and great pillows and cozy throws for when the sun goes down.”
We wish you all the best this August and hope you’ll swing by and see us when you can!