7 quirky Seattle shops selling items your Secret Santa will love

Nov 4 2021, 5:41 pm

It’s that time of year again, when you’ve drawn a name for Secret Santa or White Elephant, and may have no clue what to get your person.

Whether they’ve provided you with a list of items they love or have left you out in the dark, these quirky Seattle shops are sure to have something for every kind of person.

Here are seven quirky Seattle shops selling items that your Secret Santa will love.

Ugly Baby Shop


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With a name like Ugly Baby Shop, you just know this place doesn’t take itself too seriously. The shop showcases local artists while focusing on DIY craft kits and enamel pins. The shop is the first in the world to sell Shower Art: art that hangs in your shower with a suction cup. This shop is perfect for the person who has it all.

Location: 1430 Western Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-696-0089
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Archie McPhee


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Mark McPhee, Archie’s great-nephew-in-law, has been supplying gifts and toys to Seattleites since 1983. The shop began out of Mark’s garage, where he sold knickknacks and other random items. Neighbors couldn’t get enough of his wacky shop, which prompted Mark to open up a real storefront in the big city of Seattle. This shop is perfect for those adults who never really lost their childlike wonder.

Location: 1300 North 45th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-297-0240
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Poppylion is both a hair salon and a ritual shop. If your Secret Santa pick is into the spiritual and witchy world, grab them something they’ll appreciate such as a cauldron, book, spell candles, and more.

Location: 763 Broadway, Tacoma
Phone: 360-632-3666
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Retail Therapy


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Retail Therapy specializes in clothing, gifts, art, and accessories created by independent artists and designers. Whether you’re looking for cartoon-themed chocolates, witty cards, candles, or silly mugs, this shop has it all. This store is perfect for those who enjoy funny sayings and themed gifts.

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday 12 to 7 pm
Location: 905 Pike Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-324-4092
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Brick and Mortar Books

Pick up a few titles from Brick and Mortar Books. The bookstore also sells games and socks and has a slew of cards for purchase. You can shop in-store with a mask, call the shop at 425-869-0606, or email them at info@brickandmortarbooks.com for availability and ordering. This shop is perfect for the book lover — duh.

Prism Seattle


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Prism’s accessories are all over the place — in a great way, of course. The boutique sells items that you can’t find elsewhere, including astrology puzzles, wacky socks, dinnerware, and so much more. This shop is perfect for the trendsetter.

Location: 5208 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-245-4645
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Alair Seattle

Alair Seattle seems to have it all. Whether you’re looking for clothing, homeware, officeware, books, bath products, or little knickknacks, you’ll find it here. This shop is perfect for the gift receiver who truly doesn’t know what they want.

Location: 3270 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Phone: 206-257-1219
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