2023 Shop Local Guide for Gifts from Seattle Based Businesses
I've had the honor of working with a wonderful array of business owners and organizations over the years. While we have a lot of marketing blasting us with cheap deals and sales entering the holiday season, I want to highlight Seattle based local options here! Perhaps this list will inspire you to gift something new for the special people in your life.
#1 Moon Phase Planner
Claire Jones is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who embraced her passion for writing and created this Moon Phase Planner! It's perfect for those people in your life who want to expand their awareness, take pause and do more self care with reflection.
I bought this for a young adult in my life last year. It helped them track their wellbeing both physically and mentally to see how they wanted to embrace or change their habits.
You can learn more about Claire and buy a digital or paper copy of her planner at claireejones.com!
Woman owned, this small wine gifting business offer something truly special: wine and charcuterie board classes! Why not gift someone a fun experience - maybe a gift for you and your loved one? This class is hosted by both Wine for That and Charcuterie by Annalise. You can sign up for classes through their website here.
#3 Andy McConnell Art
Using salvaged wood, Andy transforms it into mesmerizing sculptures! These range in sizes from those that hang on your wall to sculptures that grace your space.
He has work hanging in regional galleries and is currently featured at Grey Sky Gallery in Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle. Truly original, unique gift options, check out his website to see more: mcconnellart.com
I first met Donna when our kids started Kindergarten together! She's a creative business owner who I've long admired. And, I was delighted to do some playful and vibrant headshot portraits of her a few years ago - as you can see from the photo here, she's full of joy! Her art and design are infused with her personality and are sure to spark joy whether in ceramics or homewares. You can browse and discover the perfect, locally made gifts here.
Since I started the shop in 2020, there are now over 500 images.
I've decided to donate 10% of all Stock Image Shop Sales to Real Rent Duwamish. Why would a Native member from another tribe support another? Because it aligns with my values, and the legacy of many native people to give back as a standard practice.
View the stock stop today: Native Light Stock Shop.
This local business always makes my guide list! I've been a fan since before starting my own business.
A local glass shop, Avalon Glassworks is staple in the West Seattle Community for offering beautiful glass blown vases, sculptures and ornaments just to name a few things. Their glass-blown Candy canes are one of my favorites. Yes, they ship, visit their website: avalonglassworks.com
This is truly an organization that started with a need in the North Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle. This stretch of the greater neighborhood borders the East side of the area, and is considered a food desert. Meaning, it has little to no access to fresh food. The Delridge Co-op began as an effort by just a few neighbors and persisted long enough to open a retail store! You can purchase a gift basket of local foods or even gift a donation for a membership in a loved ones name. Visit DelridgeGrocery.Coop
A dancer focused non-profit organization that supports a space for marginalized dancers. Founded by female dancers, they strive to create meaningful work that engages and challenges audiences to consider the full human experience. You can buy tickets to their upcoming performances or make a donation as a gift to the person in your lift who has everything and would be honored by the gesture. You can learn more and donate here.
#10 Senior Center of West Seattle
Serving as both a community hub and connector for life-long learning and support, the Senior Center of West Seattle is a gem of a place in the West Seattle Junction. Whether you need to get out of the house and enjoy a hot lunch, or wonder about joining a gentle yoga class or to play a game of scrabble with a new friend, check out how you can support their efforts here.