Looking for a creative memorable gift for someone living in Seattle? Our gift guide takes you beyond the boring & obvious (umbrellas, we're looking at you!) and shares nine creative and fun gift ideas for anyone living in Seattle. Check out our ideas below for some unique gifts that we think anyone would be excited to receive!
- Seattle Insider Food Tours (Ballard, Fremont, Georgetown)
- Membership at Seattle Art Museum
- Wildsam Field Guide to Seattle
- Seattle Local Gift Tote
- Sunshine Coffee Mug
- Gift Card to REI
- Rainier Candle
- Seattle Small Biz Gift Cards
- Hand Embroidered Pillow
1. Insider Food Tours
We love Adria, writer over at The Emerald Palate, and lucky for you she has created a series of self guided food tours for locals! She's created a series of digital self-guided walking tours through the neighborhoods of Fremont, Ballard, and Georgetown. Whether these spots are new to you (or not) you are certain to see them through new eyes and discover new delicious spots! Shop Seattle Food Tours here.
2. Membership at Seattle Art Museum
The Seattle Art Museum, also known as SAM, is truly a gem in the city! Anyone lucky enough to be living in Seattle needs to check it out regularly. SAM has been at the center of Seattle's art scene since 1933 and features exstensive Native American, European, and Modern art collections. Want to get more hyped up for a visit? Read about the 10 best things to see at the Seattle Art Museum here.
3. Wildsam Field Guide to Seattle
We love this quirky series of field guides and are so excited there's a Seattle edition now! You'll find the usual recommendations on sights to see and bites to eat, along with a delightfully random assortment of other snippets of Seattle culture. Things like illustrated maps to ferries & islands, Northwest outfitters and coffee; interviews with tribal leaders, record producers and activists. Whether they've lived in Seattle for days or years, they will enjoy browsing this fun little book! Shop Wildsam Seattle Field Guide here.
4. Seattle Local Gift Tote
Seattle is for foodies, and one great way to share a taste of the city quickly and easily is with this modern spin on a Seattle gift basket! It's a collection of goodies made by small businesses based in Seattle (so cool!) and is packed in a roomy tote bag that sports an adorable orca - everyone's favorite local creature. We love this balanced assortment because it's such a crowd pleaser, featuring products like Seattle-made chocolates, spicy harissa, tea, fish jerky, candle, and keepsake enamel pin. Find the Seattle Local Gift Tote here.
5. Sunshine Coffee Mug
Seattle can sometimes be a bit gloomy (but seriously - it's not that bad!) so we think it's a cute idea to gift a little bit of sunshine. A coffee mug adorned with sunny vibes makes the perfect gift for a Seattleite. Shop Sunshine themed mugs here.
6. Gift Card to REI
We usually steer clear of gift cards in our guides because they're kinda...boring. But we've decided to make an exception for REI. First off, it's a very cool business that was started here in Seattle back in 1935. We love that! And Seattle is absolutely surrounded by amazing outdoor adventure opportunities that your special someone might need to get prepared for. From trail maps to camping gear, hiking shoes, and water bottles - REI is always a fun place to visit. Shop REI Gift Cards here.
7. Rainier Candle
It's exciting when the skies clear and Seattle residents can get a glimpse of Mt Rainier! This beautiful peak is an iconic part of the city, which is why we are such fans of the Rainier candle. It features notes of balsam fir, pine needle, and citrus so it's a refreshing gender neutral candle that everyone seems to love. Find the Rainier Candle here.
8. Seattle Small Biz Gift Card
Support Seattle's smallest businesses with this cool new gift card hub, born during the pandemic. Intentionalist is an online shopping guide that highlights small Seattle area businesses that either had no capacity to sell gift cards online before or are now seeking more online visibility. We love this idea, and it's also a great way to discover new business to check out! Shop Seattle Small Biz Gift Cards here.
9. Hand Embroidered Pillow
This baby is pricey, at $225, but we do love the Seattle focused art that adorns this hand embroidered pillow! The text focused design hits on so many Seattle highlights including Ballard, Puget Sound, Dungeness Crab, and much more. Have fun searching for all your favorite Seattle things on this cute pillow. Shop Seattle Hand Embroidered Pillow here.
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