Support Local Businesses this Holiday Season on showWAlove.com
Show WA love this holiday season by purchasing a retail gift certificate to encourage friends to pick their own present or plan a future experience with loved ones.
Purchasing a gift certificate this season can be a gift to both your loved ones, and to a local business.
Every gift given, can be a gift given twice.
As we head into the holiday season, looking for ways to help our friends and neighbors, you have a chance to Show WA Love by purchasing gift certificates from local businesses. For every special person in your life there is a Washington business offering the perfect present. Find fun ideas below and remember that every gift was given, can be a gift given twice – to both your loved ones and to a local business.
So many of us are stuck working from home, looking at the same thing day after day. Give the gift of a home refresh! Reclamation Candle Company in La Conner sells “art in glass”, featuring the Reclamation Candle brand, where they reclaim both antique and current glass to become the vessel for the candle wax. A short ferry ride away on Vashon Island, The Shotridge Collection is 18 product lines consisting of native art prints, art cards, jewelry, home decor items, and more featuring the original designs of Tlingit Master Artist Israel Shotridge. The Gilded Lily in Wenatchee offers not only home furnishings, but also specialty gifts, gourmet foods, baby gifts, jewelry, and accessories.
Shop a local independent bookstore for the book lover in your life. Celebrating almost 50 years on the Olympic Peninsula, Odyssey Bookshop in Port Angeles sells new and used books, greeting cards, eclectic gifts, extensive children’s book selection, and toys for all ages. Providing “Literary Arts in Our Neck of the Woods”, North Bank Books in Stevenson specializes in local interest, the natural world, and all things literary. Third Place Books in Seattle not only offers a wide selection of new and used books, but also a fun, comfortable, and safe place to browse, linger, lounge, relax, read, eat, laugh, play, talk, listen, and just watch the world go by. Wouldn’t we all love to do that again in the future?
Clothing is always a go-to gift, but it’s hard to know the right size and style. Purchase a gift card from one of Washington’s many clothing stores and guarantee no returns this holiday season. For those who need help with their closet, go to Claim Clothing in Ellensburg. They make it their mission to style in the latest trends or help add wardrobe staple items. In Port Townsend, Mad Hatter & Company has an eclectic collection of locally made, quality felt hats, handmade hats, and a variety of handmade jewelry & other fantastical accessories. Eco-friendly enthusiasts will love Intertwined Designs in Winthrop, they strive to produce high quality, durable clothing for men and women that is handcrafted in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.
Do you know someone who spends all day wishing they were in the garden? Buy them a future trip to the full-service garden center at Bayview Farm & Garden on Whidbey Island, where they provide the highest quality in plants, related gardening supplies, horticultural expertise, wild bird products, gift, and home goods, along with sound advice on any garden solutions. Flower World in Snohomish grows 90% of all the plant materials they offer and provides the freshest quality plants directly from local growers. Set on ten acres in Monroe, Washington, Falling Water Gardens is home to gorgeous display gardens and water features, and also hosts weddings, glamping, and other events.
One day soon we will be able to roam the halls of museums and share knowledge and history with each other again. Plan ahead and get gift cards now so those special institutions will be there when that time comes. Housed in a glorious Beaux-Arts mansion on 5,300 acres high above the Columbia River, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most enchanting cultural destinations. The Whale Museum, located in Friday Harbor, promotes stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. At Fort Walla Walla Museum more than 50,000 artifacts and photographs, as well as a Living History series and other events and programs, tell the story of the many people who have inhabited the Walla Walla Valley.
Many people have discovered a love of arts and crafts this year, find a local gift card to help encourage new skills! Cedar Creek Alpacas Boutique & Fiber Studio is located in the Columbia River Gorge in Cook. Along with 35 alpacas, they offer farm tours and fiber arts demonstrations. For hands-on painting and pottery fun, check out Black Dog Pottery in Centralia. Leavenworth Quilt Company strives to provide their community and visitors with a broad selection of high-quality fabrics, patterns, kits, books, and notions and a space where quilters can enjoy leisurely shopping, friendly conversation, customized assistance, and creative inspiration.
If you have stuck with us through all of these ideas but didn’t see anything right for the folks in your life, don’t worry! A Spokane Valley Mall gift card lets your friends, colleagues, and loved ones shop where and how they want, with over 100 specialty stores to choose from. Moss in Port Angeles loves outfitting the PNW lifestyle, showcasing local & handmade goods, & sharing their love for Olympic Peninsula adventures. Whether you’re an outdoorsman or an urbanite, find something for everyone at Bellis Fair in Bellingham.
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