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Seattle Gifts for All

‘Tis the season for merriment, time spent with loved ones, and the tradition of gift giving.

As the weather cools down, the sparkling lights go up, and stores fill with colorful new items and special seasonal displays, it’s hard to not get excited about the upcoming holiday celebrations. One of my favorite traditions during this time of year is gift giving. It’s a time when I get to think about the people I care for and look for something special to share with them. It’s also a great time to support local businesses and discover new favorite shops. And, let’s be honest, it’s also a fun time to find something a little special for myself, too.

That said, I know shopping during the holidays can become overwhelming and I’ve definitely been the one who waits until the last minute to get started. So, I’ve pulled this collection together to help you get a head start and find those special gifts from local Seattle shops that will make everyone on your list smile. And, if you happen to buy a little something for yourself too, I promise not to tell!

REI Trailsmith Jacket Courtesy REI

REI Co-op Trailsmith Fleece Jacket

Visit the REI Flagship in downtown Seattle for a shopping experience you won’t forget. Filled with top of the line outdoor gear, you’ll find everything you need for your next adventure, including cozy fleeces for the whole family.

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Mistletote Gift Set Courtesy Bite Society

Mistletote Gift Set from Bite Society

If you like to gift delicious treats, look no further than local company Bite Society. Their tasty tinned cookies and snacks come in beautiful packaging and the gift set includes an old-school ornament that can be displayed year after year.

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A photo of the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery Collection Seattle Gift Set showing a white coffee mug and a white card with a depiction of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery on Capitol Hill. They sit on top of a brown box. Starbucks Reserve® Roastery Collection Seattle Gift Set Courtesy Starbucks

Starbucks Reserve® Roastery Seattle Collection Gift Set

The iconic Seattle coffee shop and roastery on Capitol Hill was the first ever Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened by the company. This collection is an homage to the city that Starbucks calls home. Pro Tip: this set is only available at the Seattle Roastery.

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Northwest Gold Tin Candle Courtesy LULUMIÈRE

Northwest Gold Tin Candle from LULUMIÈRE

If there’s one thing I can’t buy enough of during cozy season, it’s candles! LULUMIÈRE has a wide variety of scents and containers that make the perfect gift.

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Lavender + Mint Gift Set Courtesy Estrella

Lavender + Mint Gift Set from Estrella

Self-care gifts are a must during the holidays. The recipient of this gift set from Estrella will be in pure bliss after enjoying the bath salts, body butter, candle, and more that are all made in Seattle.

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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown Courtesy Elliott Bay Book Company

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown from Elliott Bay Book Company

A story of finding hope and beating all odds, The Boys in the Boat shares the narrative of the University of Washington men’s rowing team and their journey to winning gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Fun Fact: the film adaptation of this incredible story directed by George Clooney premiers in theaters on December 25, 2023.

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Danica Studio Flight Of Fancy Notebook Courtesy Retail Therapy

Danica Studio Flight Of Fancy Notebook Set from Retail Therapy

Perfect for journaling or daily notes, these gracefully designed notebooks make a great gift. Give away both or keep one for yourself and give the other to your bestie!

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Grey beanie with Easy Street Records logo. Courtesy Easy Street Records

Beanie from Easy Street Records

For those colder months, dress like a local with a beanie from one of Seattle’s most iconic record stores.

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Glass Vases by Misoda Glass Courtesy Misoda Glass

Glass Vase from Misoda Glass

As the epicenter of the US studio glass art movement, Seattle and the Puget Sound Region are home to incredibly talented glass artists. Share the magic of this mesmerizing art form with those you love by gifting a blown glass vase created by local artist Melissa Misoda.

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Punch Kit Courtesy Simple Goodness Sisters

Punch Kit from Simple Goodness Sisters

Get in the spirit with this festive holiday drink kit. Complete with two syrups, bitters, and garnishes, the recipe cards included allow anyone to make delicious cocktails for entertaining or to enjoy independently.

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Choco Premium. Hot cocoa. Courtesy Rey Amargo

Choco Premium. Hot cocoa. from Rey Amargo

Settle in for a nostalgic winter drink with Rey Amargo’s hot cocoa mix. This mix has high cocoa powder content, making each drink rich and smooth for the perfect chocolate experience. Pro tip: visit Rey Amargo in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood to experience their delicious beverages and chocolates first-hand.

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Shop the markets!

During the holidays, Seattle is full of bustling markets filled with artisan goods, crafts, specialty foods, and so much more.

Julefest at National Nordic Museum | November 18-19

Magic at the Market | November 25

Seattle Christmas Market | November 24-December 24

Giving Marketplace | December 1-2

Urban Craft Uprising | December 1-3

Pioneer Square Holiday Market | December 8-9

Seattle Restored Winter Market | December 9

Holiday Market at Wing Luke | December 9

Renegade Craft Fair | December 9-10

United Indians Native Art Market | December 15-17

About the Author

Brittany Carchano

Brittany Carchano is a Seattle native and loves finding new places in the city she has yet to explore, heading to the mountains for scenic hikes, or sailing on Puget Sound to spend time in the San Juan Islands. She is Marketing Manager of Content at Visit Seattle.

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