Gift-giving season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start shopping. If you’re having a hard time thinking of what to give this year, we have you covered with gift ideas. From specific gifts to stores to experiences there’s an array of options. Here are 10 amazing holiday gift ideas for your favorite Seattleite.

The perfect plant from Glasswing Greenhouse


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Who doesn’t love a plant or two bringing some greenery into their home? If you’re looking for a one-stop shop to find a selection of beautiful plants and pots, Glasswing Greenhouse is a great choice. You can also have bouquets arranged if that’s more your speed.

Where: 1351 E Olive Way
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12 PM-6 PM

SAM Membership


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There’s nothing quite like giving the gift of art. Chances are someone in your life wouldn’t mind a trip or two to the museum. Membership at the Seattle Art Museum starts at $79 per year and gives you access to shows, events, discounts, and more.

Where: Purchase online or at the museum
Hours: 1300 1st Ave

Goodies from Big Little News


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Magazines were once all the rage and we’d argue these days they might just be even cooler because of the sheer amount of niche publications out there. Seattle is lucky to have its own niche magazine shop, Big Little News to help you find the best mags out there. What’s more, they have beer, wine, champagne, stationery & sundries.

Where: 1102 E Pike St
Hours: Daily 11 AM-7 PM

A glassybaby votive


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Glassybaby votives can be found in many Seattleites homes and if you have yet to gift one, this holiday season is the time to do so. They come in nearly any color you can think of and some are even patterned. It’s a perfect gift for the candle lover in your life.

Where: Purchase online or at one of the multiple stores around Seattle
Hours: Varies by store

The perfect read

Seattle is known for being a literary city and chances are you have at least one bookworm in your life. The good news is that Seattle has tons of great local bookstores with knowledgeable staff and excellent recommendations. So pick a title you know they already want or go for something new.

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Chukar Cherries


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Chukar Cherries are a great option for the sweet tooth in your life. The Pike Place Market brand offers chocolate-covered nuts and fruits that are perfect as individual gifts or stocking stuffers. From light to dark chocolate and everything in between, you’ll find it.

Where: Purchase online or at Pike Place Market
Hours: Daily 9 AM-6 PM

SAL Subscription

Seattle Arts & Lectures is one of the best ways to see talks from your favorite authors. The organization hosts an array of talks each year and also has different levels of membership ranging from fully digital to in-person to the ability to attend all of the events. Memberships start at $100 and are an unforgettable gift.

Where: Purchase online

Their favorite jersey

Now that Seattle has a professional baseball, football, soccer, and hockey team, our sports roster is pretty much complete. Whether the sports lover in your life has their eye on a jersey, clothing item or something else, each team’s official shop has all sorts of gift options for you to choose from.

Where: Purchase online

A trip above the city


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A new view of the city is the perfect gift for the person in your life who is all about Seattle but doesn’t exactly need more things. There are several local tour airlines that offer you the ability to either book a whole plane or partake in specific tours. What’s more, it’s not as expensive as you might think with tickets starting at $99 per person.

Where: Purchase online.

Notebooks, agendas, and more for future planning


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After the holidays comes the new year and for many that means it’s time to plan and make new years resolutions. If your friends are still into pen and paper over notes app, a practical gift like a new notebook or two might just be the best simple yet practical gift you can give this year.

Where: Online or 1400 Second Ave
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM

Enjoy the gift ideas, and happy holidays!