The holidays will be...different in 2020. Many of us who might normally travel to see family and friends will be staying local, but that doesn't mean we can't send thoughtful gifts and express our love from six feet apart. We've updated and expanded our holiday gift giving guide to help you find the right present for each important person in your life. Whether you're located in the Greater Seattle area or sending a gift to a loved one in Washington, these fantastic small and locally-owned businesses are all about bringing joy.
Greater Seattle Area & Eastside Businesses
Honest to Goodness
Honest to Goodness offers personal chef services, kitchen organization, grocery shopping, and meal planning. Give a gift certificate or book an Honest to Goodness chef for a quarantine pod holiday meal.
Get Priorities Straight (GPS)
Personal financial coaching with Get Priorities Straight (GPS). Give the gift of clarity and financial priorities during this unprecedented time of economic turmoil and uncertainty.
Gift on-demand personal assistance services with Pursuit Concierge. The world may have shifted to the virtual space in many ways, but we still have as much (if not more) on our plates than before. Give the gift of time and take some stress away from someone who could use a break and some extra help.
Looking for a gift for expecting parents or parents of infancts through toddlers? Give a gift certificate to locally-owned Nurturing Expressions boutiques with free Personal Virtual Shopping, and free curbside pickup and free shipping on orders over $100 (West Seattle, Tukwila, Tacoma, and Poulsbo locations). They also offer in-person and virtual lactation and pumping consultations, compression and bra fittings, and more.
Send flowers and more from Bellevue-based, locally-owned family shop DeLaurenti Florist. You can also order online to have flower arrangements, gifts, and more sent nationwide.
Gift a travel experience with local travel agent Cruise Planners to the travel bug in your life. We may not be traveling far now, but a trip to look forward to is a special kind of gift. Oh, and they do so much more than cruises!
Art by Sy
For a truly unique gift, look no further than original paintings by local Seattlite artist Sy. You can find prints, products--including face masks!--and more from Sy to gift nationwide here.
Bellevue, Issaquah, Tukwila & Eastside
South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage
Gift certificate for chiropractic care or massage with South Bellevue Chiropractic & Massage.
Way of Life Wellness
Gift certificate for chiropractic care or Kundalini yoga at Way of Life Wellness in Issaquah.
Daisy Cleaning Services
House cleaning and organization services and vehicle detailing with Daisy Cleaning Services on the Eastside.
Hair Republic Salon
Gift a haircut, updo, color, or other styling session with Hair Republic Salon in Bellevue - we're particularly big fans of Suzy Montag.
Cara Bella Boutique Spa
Gift skincare, facials, waxing and more from master aesthetician Jeana Clark at Cara Bella Boutique Spa (now located in Tukwila).
Katie the Cookie Bee
Custom cookies and cookie kits from Katie the Cookie Bee located on the Eastside, with weekly socially-distant delivery or pickup options.
Gifts for Anyone, Anywhere
Midnight Soul Designs
Bespoke and commissioned macramé décor, plant hangings, and more from Midnight Soul Designs.
Stu's Handmade Boxes
Locally-made handmade wood boxes and more from Stu's Handmade Boxes based out of South Seattle.
The Basement Archives
Locally-made handmade geekery and feminist prints, ornaments, collectibles, face masks and more from The Basement Archives.
Gift wonderful Doctor Who, Marvel, DC Comics, Star Trek, Star Wars and more nerdy art prints and giftables by the duo at PixelWho.
Give the gift of a better shave with the ShaveAware Starter Kit. Their patented RAZCLE razor cleaner, plus a unique beard brush and a refined wet shaving routine add up to a quicker, more comfortable shave with huge water savings, less plastic waste, and zero guilt. PLUS ShaveAware donates 10% of its retail sales to Water.org, so you're saving more than just shaving water.
About the Businesses in Our Guide
Nearly all of the businesses including in our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide are based in the Greater Seattle area or Washington state. They're all small or micro-businesses, many of which are women-owned businesses or minority-owned businesses. We have personal relationships with the creators, owners, and service providers, so these are our personal, genuine recommendations.