Staff Picked Gifts

Words by Wayward Staffers
Photos by Wayward Staffers

Wayward wouldn’t be where we are today without our adventurous and trusted store team. Not only are they just rad people that love sharing their passions with the people they meet, they are on the front lines and have had the opportunity to see, touch, smell, and (hopefully not taste… well, maybe sometimes) every product that has come through Wayward’s doors since we began this journey over 2 years ago. Because of their experiences and knowledge, they are the go-to resource for recommending the favorite products this season.

Demi (Wayward Chicago)

Danner Women’s Danner Light Boot Cascade

My favorite holiday gift option is a pair of Danner boots! They’re fashionable, durable, weather-resistant, and extremely comfortable! Highly sought after, they can be translated with ease from season to season. They have fantastic grip, making them extremely versatile, from long hikes to snowy urban commutes!


Ryson (Wayward Seattle)

Carhartt WIP Merton Shirt Jac

My staff pick is this Carhartt WIP Merton Shirt Jac because it is simply awesome! it is perfect for staying warm and cozy during those cold winter days. Not to mention, you will look very stylish at the same time. Given its nylon quilt lined sleeves, you can easily layer up this bad boy with a hoodie or a sweater. Also its sherpa lined torso will definitely make sure that you are getting that extra warmth. This is a great piece to have in your collection whether it’s for a day/night out in the city or just exploring the outdoors.


Claudine (Sales & Marketing)

Baleen Jewelry

Come through drippin’ (drip, drip) in Baleen this holiday season! Affordable and responsible quality handmade jewelry. Seattle based and made of 99% recycled metal content. I love giving/receiving jewelry because it feels more sentimental. It can be worn all year round with all sorts of looks. It’s a great gift for a wide range of ages as well!


Duncan (Bellevue)

Red Wing Rover Boots

The Rover boots from Red Wing are one of my favorite pieces we have here at Wayward. Since 1905 Red Wing has made their boots with outstanding craftsmanship that sets them apart in the boot industry. The Rovers carry that same quality and rugged heritage style. This makes them great finishers for all sorts of PNW outfits. Best of all, like fine wine, these boots get even better with age.


Appa (Snack Coordinator)

Vintage Bandana (in-stores only)

My name is Appa. For my pick, I chose one of our vintage bandanas because they come in so many colors and can survive any game of tug-of-war. They are also a great accent piece to all of my leashes and collars which helps me get all the pets.

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