Holiday lights displayed in West Lake Center. Brittany Carchano

Seattle Gift Giving

The holidays are upon us, which means the gifting season is too. While receiving presents over the holidays is surely fun, there’s something extra special about giving. Maybe it’s in finding that perfect thing that reminds you of someone, taking the time to wrap it with care, seeing the joy on their face when they open it, or all of the above. For me, each part of the process holds a little bit of magic, including the shopping.

Below are just a few ideas of local gifts to spark your inspiration. I hope Seattle can be part of your own magic this year!

Indigenous design and pattern in red and blue on a wool blanket.

Courtesy Eighth Generation | Design by Tsimshian artist David Robert Boxley

Eighth Generation | Confluence Wool Blanket

Cozy season calls for warm blankets. Created by artist David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian), the beautiful design on the blanket represents “the powerful and inextricable connection between humans and the world around us, and is a reminder of our responsibilities to care for it all.” 5% of all blanket sales support the Inspired Natives™ Award for emerging arts entrepreneurs.

Three ceramic coffee mugs stacked next to a red, white, and blue bag of coffee beans sit in front of black, red, and yellow colored boxes stacked on top of each other.

Brittany Carchano

Caffe Vita | Holiday Blend and Ceramic Mug

Enjoy the feeling of being tucked away in the snowy mountains with Caffe Vita’s Holiday Blend. Pair it with a Caffe Vita designed mug and this duo is the perfect gift for the coffee lovers in your life.

Colorfully wrapped chocolate and illustrated wrapping sit on a pink marble table top.

Courtesy Seattle Chocolate

Seattle Chocolate | Sweater Weather Gift Set

The holidays are synonymous with sweater weather in the Pacific Northwest. Bundle up with this box which includes: Hot Buttered Rum truffle bar, Toffee Sea Salt truffle bar, Winter Orange Spice truffle bar, Woodland Raccoon gift box, and a white chocolate and candy cane sweater lollipop.

Courtesy Cura Co.

The Cura Co. | CURA Candles x Prosperity

Settle in for some relaxation with calming candles made with essential oils. CURA candles are a wonderful collaboration with Prosperity Candle. Each candle is ethically made using fair trade practices to support refugees and women artisans.

A hand holding a book with the title Pieometry and a rainbow mosaic cover.

Brittany Carchano

Book Larder | Pieometry

You might say these pies are almost too beautiful to eat…almost. This full-color cookbook includes 50 sweet and savory pie and tart designs from the well-known baker Lauren Ko. Get a taste of her work at @lokokitchen on Instagram. Fair warning, you may not be able to put your phone down! If you want to know her secrets and inspiration, you’ll just have to buy a copy for yourself, too.

One red glass votive against a cream background.

Courtesy glassybaby

glassybaby | Seattle Sunset

Cast the perfect holiday glow or appreciate this special glass votive year round. glassybaby’s Seattle Sunset votive evokes the colors of the sun shimmering off the jagged mountains as it moves down the horizon. The glassybaby foundation receives a donation from each glassybaby purchase to provide hope and healing.

The options are endless…

Peruse dozens more gift ideas through online marketplaces:

Holiday Marketplace in white text on a blue background with snowflake patterns.Intentionalist Holiday Marketplace

From coffee and tea to candles and self-care items, there is something for everyone on your list, all while supporting local, diverse-owned, small businesses.

The Shops at Seattle Met

An online marketplace devoted to local stores, The Shops make it easy to browse a wide variety of offerings from different businesses, all in one convenient place.

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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