Photo: Courtesy Alchemy Goods

Souvenir Gift Guide

In a city known for its trendsetters, musical icons, artisan chefs, and craftspeople, there’s something for everyone on your shopping list, including yourself.

For the person who always gives back…

When Lee Rhodes was diagnosed with cancer for the third time in 1995, she wanted to help other patients who couldn’t afford basic necessities. Today her company glassybaby makes hand-blown glass votives in 200 different colors, donating 10 percent of every sale to a nonprofit organization. *3406 E Union St and 2627 NE Village Ln;

For the foodie…

Two words: Bacon. Jam. Skillet Street Food is known for slathering this stuff on its juicy burgers, but your foodie friends can try it on just about anything. 1400 E Union St, 2034 NW 56th St, and 305 Harrison St;

Photo: Courtesy Alchemy Goods

For the tree hugger…

When Eli Reich’s messenger bag was stolen, he decided to just make a new one from old bicycle tubes. Alchemy Goods was born and today sells a whole line of bags, wallets, and accessories—like this stylish Dravus messenger bag—crafted from reclaimed inner tubes. 1723 First Ave S;

For the music lover…

Sub Pop—the Seattle-based label known for acts like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Death Cab for Cutie—sells LPs, apparel, and other hipster-approved swag (like this Washington state cap) from its store in Sea-Tac Airport’s central terminal. If you’re not flying, head instead to Sonic Boom Records for T-shirts, posters, and vinyl. Sub Pop: 17801 International Blvd;; Sonic Boom Records: 2209 NW Market St;

For the bookworm…

In the second-most literate city in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company is the place to go for classic titles, plus new must-reads. Pick up a copy of Book Lust by former Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl to give your tome-toting pals a gift that recommends reads based on genre. 1521 10th Ave;


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