Holiday Gift Guide: Buy and Support Local PNW Businesses
If you’re planning on supporting local businesses with your holiday shopping this year, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas from PNW-based companies – from spirits, wines and gourmet gifts to jewelry, board games and experiences. There is something for everyone on your list.
Holiday afternoon tea
Book a vacation afternoon tea experience at the newly renovated Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Set under the 1924 crystal chandeliers of the historic Spanish foyer of the Olympic, the tea experience is offered December 19-24 and 26-28 from noon to 4 p.m. tempting candies and scones. Make a reservation here. Regarding the price:
- Holiday afternoon tea: $ 99 * per person
- Holiday Afternoon Tea with a Moët & Chandon split: $ 129 *
- Holiday afternoon tea for children: $ 55 * (children 12 and under)
Customers 12 years of age and older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result (done within 72 hours) to participate in the afternoon tea experience.
A bottle of whiskey is always a nice touch, and Woodinville Whiskey takes great pride in making award-winning handmade bourbon and rye whiskey. Make sure to keep an eye out for their special release bottles. Go for the Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Made in Washington
You can’t get more local than giving a gift from Made in Washington. Gift the Bite of Washington Gift Box, start in Ferndale, with a crispy Cheddar Believe It snack from Moon Cheese, then head to Anacortes on Fidalgo Island and try SeaBear’s Ready-to-Eat Sockeye Salmon (it’s is to die for!), then head to Seattle and sample Beecher’s Flagship cheese crackers and more. Made in Washington offers a variety of gift options that support businesses in your own backyard.
Seattle-based and family-owned, Boma Jewelry makes great gifts for kids and teens, vintage-inspired gifts, astrology gifts, and box sets. Purchase the Treasured Collection, created earlier this year to celebrate the AAPI community and give back to organizations working to create lasting change.
[Featured: Boma Jewelry shines with stunning pieces, commitment to sustainability]
Rudy’s 1-2-3 Pack
This 1-2-3 lot from Rudy’s in Seattle is a must-have gift. Plus, with every purchase of a 1-2-3 product, Rudy’s donates the same shower essentials to homeless shelters across the country serving LGBTQ + youth.
Bellevue-based SimplyFun has stepped up during COVID to meet the needs of families looking for ways to connect and reduce screen time during the pandemic, and they haven’t given up. Think of SimplyFun as the go-to destination for educational board games that go beyond the traditional and provide fun for the whole family. There is an endless supply of games to offer this holiday season.
Big little news
Big Little News, a newly opened small newsstand in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood stocked with over 250 foreign and domestic magazines, table books, beer, wine, champagne, gifts, and merchandise miscellaneous, hosted a bimonthly themed subscription box filled with surprise items from the store. Ideal for gift giving, each subscription box includes an exclusive magazine title, specialty snack, stationery and / or gift item.
[Featured: Big Little News is Capitol Hill’s answer to the East Coast bodega]
MOTSI, a Seattle-based, black-owned lifestyle brand, offers a sustainable swimwear line as well as a line of vegan skin care and cosmetics to die for. A personal favorite is the Enhancing Lip Plumper. It doesn’t sting at all. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer gift, or go with a holiday set for a great self-care inspired gift.
Inn at the market
Tired of being at home? Same. Step out of the house and book a Seattle-style vacation for your special someone with the Inn at the Market vacation package. After checking into your room, explore the inn’s shops and Pike Place Market. Enjoy the view from your room or make yourself comfortable by our rooftop fireplaces with a bottle of wine and a cheese plate from Beecher’s Cheese. This package includes accommodation, valet parking, a bottle of wine and a cheese plate. Available from November 27 to December 30 (except December 24 and 25).
Last but not least, Tinte Cellars is a family wine collective passionate about Washington wine, and it shows! Buy a variety of wines online and take note of the suggested wine pairings if you really want to go all out.
Kisses, and happy holidays!