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Shop Local: A Washington Small Business Gift Guide

When it comes to shopping local, Washington is home to so much goodness. Here, unique businesses abound and creative products are everywhere.

Traditionally, folks imagine salmon and apples, coffee and computers when they think of Washington products, but, we are home to so much more! As the holidays approach, consider adding some of these fantastic products to your shopping list!

By purchasing from businesses who call Washington home, you’re not only supporting our local economy, you’re supporting your neighbor’s dreams. And, if you ask me, there is no greater gift you can give during the holidays. Shop local, friends! Here’s a few ideas to get you started ...

Cougar Gold Cheese ($22) - Looking for the ultimate food gift? Cougar Gold is it! This rich, white cheddar is smooth and absolutely perfect in a winter grilled cheese sandwich. I’m also quite the fan of using it in homemade mac ‘n cheese. Yum!

The 52 Lists Project ($17) - Created by Moorea Seal, yes, the Moorea Seal of the shop on 1st Ave in downtown Seattle, The 52 Lists Project is the gift every wannabe journaler needs to kick off the new year.

Taste of Bow Gift Box ($58) - Enjoy Skagit County’s Bow Hill Blueberries all year long. Let these blueberry-inspired recipes lead the way as you cook, taste, and savor a bit of summer sweetness.

Turban Headbands ($16) - Have you stumbled across Olympia-based Pieces to Peaces? These cozy chic headbands and beanies are a collection waiting to happen.

Sandstone Spirits ($25-50) Just south of Olympia in Tenino, Sandstone Distillery is creating a fantastic array of spirits - vodka, whiskey, gin, and more. Gift a bottle or buy in bulk and feature one of these cocktail recipes at your holiday parties.

Floret Wall Calendar ($15) - Better than a bouquet, the Floret Flowers calendar will offer gorgeous flowers from the Skagit Valley farm month after month. As they come in stock, you can also consider seeds, bulbs, and dahlia tubers as well for a local garden gift.

Washington Sign ($35) - Tucked in the darling town of La Conner, Northwest Wood Co. boasts Pacific Northwest home decor like this Washington sign and crafted toys especially for the littlest ones on your list.

Woods Soy Candle with Essential Oils ($16) - Bring the scent of the forest inside with Vida Verde Home’s candle.

Slow Loris Studio Tee ($28) - Support local artists by wearing locals artists! These Northwest inspired printed tees will add the perfect touch under flannel. Don’t forget your wool socks and Birkenstocks!

Silver Stag Paring Knife ($110) - Hailing from Blaine, Silver Stag creates heirloom knives with wood or antler handles (even your antlers if you submit a custom order!).

Handmade Coffee Mug ($25) - Tuck a Starbucks gift card inside this beautifully crafted piece from KJ Pottery and you’ve got a made in Spokane gift ready for anyone!

glassybaby ($50) - Choose the “courage” votive or the “Greenlake” one. Perhaps “begin again” or “awesome ain’t easy” will speak most to the person you’re shopping for. Whatever it might be, glassybaby is a timeless and sentimental gift idea. Order direct from the Seattle shop or catch a local pop up throughout the holiday season.

DRY Sparkling. The local soda company is out with brand spankin' new Winter Celebration bottles that are the *perfect* host/hostess gift. They come in Cranberry or Blood Orange, and have 60 percent less sugar than traditional sodas.

Looking for more Northwest goods? We have similar posts featuring local gift ideas from Oregon and Idaho too!

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