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Holiday Gift Guide: Shop and support local PNW businesses

If you're planning to support local businesses through your holiday shopping this year, you've come to the right place! We've compiled a list of gift ideas from PNW-based businesses — from spirits, wine and foodie gifts to jewelry, board games and experiences. There's something for everyone on your list.

Holiday Afternoon Tea

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Book a holiday afternoon tea experience at the newly updated Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Set under the 1924 crystal chandeliers of The Olympic's historic Spanish Foyer, the tea experience is offered Dec. 19-24 & 26-28 from noon to 4 p.m. Holiday tea features a selection of loose-leaf tea and includes an array of finger sandwiches, tempting sweets and scones. Make a reservation here. Regarding price:

  • Holiday Afternoon Tea: $99* per person
  • Holiday Afternoon Tea featuring a split of Mo√ęt & Chandon: $129*
  • Children's Holiday Afternoon Tea: $55* (children 12 or under)

Guests ages 12 and older are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result (taken within 72 hours) to participate in the holiday afternoon tea experience.

Woodinville Whiskey

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A bottle of whiskey is always a nice touch, and Woodinville Whiskey takes great pride in crafting award-winning handmade bourbon and rye whiskey. Be sure to keep an eye out for their special release bottles. Opt for the Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Made in Washington

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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 Moon Cheese's Cheddar Believe It crunchy cheese snack, then head to Anacortes on Fidalgo Island and try SeaBear's Ready to Eat Sockeye Salmon (its to die for!) then head down to Seattle and enjoy some Beecher's Flagship Cheese Crackers and more. Made in Washington offers a variety of gift options that support businesses in your own backyard.

Boma jewelry

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Seattle-based and family-owned, Boma jewelry has great gifts for kids and teens, vintage-inspired gifts, astrology gifts and boxed sets. Shop 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 Bundle

This 1-2-3 bundle from Rudy's in Seattle is a go-to gift. Plus, for every purchase of a product from the 1-2-3 line, Rudy's donates the same shower essentials to homeless shelters across the country serving LGBTQ+ youth.

SimplyFun

Bellevue-based SimplyFun stepped up during COVID to meet the needs of families looking for ways to connect and cut back on-screen time during the pandemic, and they haven't let up. Consider SimplyFun the go-to destination for educational board games that go beyond the traditional and provide fun for the entire family. There's an endless amount of games to gift this holiday season.

Big Little News

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Big Little News, a newly-opened little newsstand in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, chock-full of more than 250 foreign and domestic magazines, coffee table books, beer, wine, champagne, gifts and sundries, has curated a bi-monthly themed subscription box filled with surprise items from the shop. 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

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MOTSI, a Seattle-based, Black-owned lifestyle brand, offers a sustainable swimwear line as well as a vegan skincare and cosmetic line that's to die for. A personal favorite is the Enhancing Lip Plumper. It doesn't sting at all. It makes for a perfect stocking stuffer, or go for a holiday bundle for a great self-care-inspired gift.

Inn at the Market

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Sick of being at home? Same. Get out of the house and book a staycation for your special someone Seattle style with the Inn at the Market's Holiday Package. After checking into your guest room, explore the shops at the Inn and the Pike Place Market. Enjoy the view from your guest room or cozy up by our rooftop deck fire pits with a bottle of wine and cheese plate from Beecher's Cheese. This package includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, bottle of wine and cheese plate. Available Nov. 27 to Dec. 30 (excluding Dec. 24 and 25).

Tinte Cellars

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Last but certainly not least, Tinte Cellars is a family-owned winery collective with a passion for Washington wine, and it shows! Shop a variety of wines online and take note of the suggested food pairings if you really want to go all out.

Cheers, and happy holidays!

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