If you haven’t yet begun buying gifts for the holidays, it’s about time you get started.
Seeing as it’s already December, it may not be wise to order online. Here are 15 gift ideas for items that you can pick up in-store in Seattle.
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The Nike Air Force 1’s are a constant hit amongst teenagers, typically in the fully black or white colors. This year, let your trendsetter take it to the next step with colored kicks. $145+
Where to buy: 1500 6th Avenue, Seattle
Music lovers have reverted back to falling in love with records. Find out which artists your music-head enjoys, and ask the shop staff for help picking out a few classics. $2+
Food is love. This year, stuff the family with an array of baked goods from Coyles Bakeshop. Their scones and pastries go perfectly with warm tea and Christmas stories. $2+
Where to buy: 8300 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle
As much as you hate the hype, your sneakerhead doesn’t hear broke. Get them a pair of new AirPods Pro so that they don’t become the subject of their friend’s next meme. $249+
Where to buy: Online or at 2656 NE University Village Street, Seattle
Huge puffers are in this season. Ensure that your buddy stays warm and stylish this winter with The North Face — a reputable outdoorsy brand that’s become fashion-forward with it’s latest collaborations with major street labels. $350+
Where to buy: Online or in-store at 1023 1st Avenue, Seattle
If there’s anything we all need, it’s rest and self-care. Treat your friends to Instagram-worthy bath salts from the Independent Seattle-based brand Moonlit Skincare.
Where to buy: Online or in-store at 5819 6th Ave South, Seattle
From cycling Joshua Tree to Victoria and the Gulf Islands, REI has a cycling trip for all. Sorted by difficulty and trip length, you’re sure to find a trip that your adventurer will love. Trips include meals, accommodation, and professional guide services as well as the choice of a flat or drop bar road bike. $950+
Where to book: Online or in-store at 222 Yale Avenue, Seattle
Stuffed toys are a classic gift and one that never fails to please. From rabbits to unicorns and dragons in funny clothes, Magic Mouse Toys has it all. $5+
Where to buy: 603 1st Avenue, Seattle
Treat someone to a gift from Seattle, the home of the glassblowers. A blown glass ornament is a perfect gift to art lovers who decorate their tree. Your gift will remind them of you every Christmas as they put their ornament on the tree. $35
Where to buy: Online or in-store at 400 Pine Street, Seattle
Every outdoorsman these days totes along things that shouldn’t get wet, be it a cell phone or paper map. Give them a set of three dry sacks of the perfect size to keep their necessities dry during the toughest snowstorm or rain. $34
Where to buy: Outdoor Research, 2203 1st Avenue South, Seattle
Ranked as some of the best headphones of the year, these are sure to help your music-lover tune out the world and focus on what really matters: their music. $279.99+
Where to buy: Online or in-store at 330 NE Northgate Way, Seattle
The best gift for a skier or boarder is to give them a pass to their local mountain; in our case, Stevens Pass. For $479+, you can give the gift of unlimited riding during off-peak times.
Where to buy: Online or at Stevens Pass, 93001 US Hwy 2, Skykomish
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As much as we hate to admit it, socks are a great gift. The Sock Monster is the best store in Seattle to find wacky, out-there socks, perfect for all. No matter the shoe size or style of your friends, they’ll have it. $10+
Where to buy: Online or in-person
If you’re buying a gift for a skater, you know that they’re constantly shredding shoes. Get them a new pair of certified skate shoes from an actual skate shop — they’ll thank you for not shopping corporate.
Where to buy: Online or in-store at 1100 East Pike Street, Seattle
Buying an experience for yourself and your music lover is a gift that they’ll cherish. If you aren’t sure what music they like, or they don’t keep up to date with bands, play it safe with a gift card.
Where to buy: Online