The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to start shopping for gifts. Shop local and support these incredible small businesses. You’ll be sure to find unique gifts for everyone in your life and have a great time doing so.
Sugar Pill can’t be categorized into one specific type of store. Inside these doors, you’ll find cooking spices and rare ingredients, unique gifts, and an apothecary filled with medicinal herbs and body care products. Find delicious blends of teas, incense for any occasion, and the perfect gift bag to dress up any present.
If you’re worrying about your ecological footprint this holiday season and want to find something special that is also sustainably mindful, stop by Drizzle & Shine. You’ll find jewelry, accessories, and apparel for any type of weather. Browse their selection of hemp t-shirts, vegan products, and brands that pledge to protect the environment.
This Australian-based company specializes in high end beauty products that are plant-based and ethically sourced. You won’t find harsh chemicals in this shop, only the highest quality products for hair, skin, and body. Pick up a bottle of perfume for that special someone in your life or buy an oil burner and a couple of your favorite scents to make any room smell decadent.
As one of the prettiest stores on Capitol Hill, it will be hard to not buy everything in Glasswing. You’ll find distinctive Seattle-wear plus stationary, home goods, plants, candles, art, and stunning jewelry. Plan some extra time as there are little gems hidden all across the shop that you won’t want to miss.
The brick and mortar shop of Butter Home is exactly what your dream house looks and feels like. A little funky, specifically unique, and filled with personally acquired goods that tie up the whole room. You’ll find charming decor, regionally inspired housewares, and a collection of candles that will make any home smell like heaven.
Gifting a book is one of the most personalized gifts one can give. Horizon Books is a great place to find a unique book to add to someone’s selection. As Seattle’s oldest used book store, this hidden gem is home to hundreds of titles that you won’t find anywhere else in town. Pick up a book for everyone in your life and couple for yourself too.
Do you have that one family member who is rarely seen without his NFL hat? A neighbor whose house is themed around their favorite sports team? Or even a friend who loves ESPN? Swing by Throwbacks Northwest and browse their impressive selection of vintage sportswear. You don’t have to be on the hunt specifically for Seahawks gear or UW garb, this store carries just about every team that ever existed. You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for any sports fan.
Seattle has its own special PNW style. Clothing choices are picked for comfort, durability, and everyday use. Arguably, there’s no better place to find all of your Emerald City staples than Freeman. This company has been making all of their own goods right here in Seattle since 2011. Swing by and find the next essential wardrobe piece.
Stay & Shop
Take a break before the hectic holidays and pamper yourself with a stress-free shopping getaway. Stay at Shafer Baillie Mansion B&B, a gorgeous Tudor-style home on Capitol Hill. Take your time shopping and exploring all of these wonderful stores while also treating yourself to a relaxing getaway. Due to the governor’s orders, all retail has been limited to 25% occupancy and facemasks are required, so enjoy the slower pace and take your time.