Have you been shopping around and still haven’t found quite the right thing for that certain person or people in your life? Whether it be the holiday season or any other time of year, Seattle Southside has some great ideas for unique gifts that just might fit the bill.

Unique Gift Ideas Suggestion List from Seattle Southside

 

Gift Ideas from Seattle Southside: Total Wine and MoreTotal Wine & More

America‘s Wine Superstore® carries more than 8,000 varieties of wine, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers. But that is not all this store has in the way of gift-giving.

Choose from specialty items such as holiday wine holders as photo displays--no, those are not shoes. Browse through their array of unique, whimsical and state-of-the-art corkscrews, bottle openers, and bar tools as well as a large selection of glassware with helpful tips on how to pair with what beverage.

Do you have a man in your life who enjoys a good cigar? Total Wine & More also carries a collection of cigars from all over the world with a knowledgeable staff to help with your decision.

Of course, if a great bottle of wine or other adult beverage is ideal for the occasion, the enormity of options can be quite overwhelming! That is why Total Wine & More has conveniently created a guide of what they’ve coined as “Our Favorite Things” with top 10 lists to help narrow down the choices for something that’s sure to please. Look for the list in the store.

 

Gift Ideas from Seattle Southside: Freedom Snack Popcorn in Des Moines, WAFreedom Snacks

At any age, who doesn’t love popcorn? Freedom Snacks can help you with a gift that’s fun AND delicious.

Located in the quaint town of Des Moines, this independently owned gourmet popcorn company creates high quality popcorn in a multitude of flavors and colors.

Have a specific theme or flavor in mind? With more than 50 flavors to choose from (sample time!) and creative ideas for packaging, you and the fun and friendly “snackspert” team are sure to come up with something perfect for a memorable gift.

 

Gift Ideas from Seattle Southside: Saltys at Redondo Gift CardsSalty's at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill

Looking for something that includes tastes as well as beautiful scenery and includes some Northwest ambiance?

How about the gift of a special night out to experience award-winning steak and seafood cuisine with amazing views?

Salty’s gift cards can be purchased at the restaurant or online in any denomination. Shipping is free and the card is presented in attractive packaging. During the holiday season, purchase a $100 gift card and get an additional $20 promotional card; $50 cards receive an extra $10 promotional gift card. Who would not want to savor a fantastic meal over the waters of the Puget Sound?

 

Gift Ideas from Seattle Southside: Museum of Flight StoreThe Museum of Flight Gift Shop

Located inside The Museum of Flight, this store features a great selection of aviation treasures ranging from the earliest days of flight to human exploration of space.

Choose from collectible plane models, beautiful aviation prints, a fantastic collection of air and space books, clothing, toys, and more. Find a unique gift or souvenir for space and aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

Open regular Museum hours daily, admission not required; or view the online gift guide. All store purchases support the educational mission of The Museum of Flight .

 

Gift Ideas from Seattle Southside: Football Fanatics Hotel Package CenturyLink Field SeahawksFootball Fanatic Hotel Packages

If you want to go BIG, Seattle Southside Visitors Services has a number of sports packages with accommodations and special extras to make the event a full experience!

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Seattle Fans Football Package includes overnight suite accommodations, complimentary parking for one vehicle, 12th man pens, mugs and tailgate snack pack for two, round trip Sound Transit Light Rail fare, and a Pre-Game DoubleTree Breakfast Buffet.

If football is not high on the list, various packages are available for other Seattle team sports, special holidays and favorite attractions.

If these ideas have gotten your mind rolling but haven’t quite knocked it out of the park, give us a call at 206-575-2489 and one of Seattle Southside’s staff will be happy to help find something just right those on your gift list.

 

FAQs

Q: What do you get someone from Seattle?

A: Seattle Chocolate, a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans, a coffee mug, fresh or smoked King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon or Coho Salmon too, tickets to a game (Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders, SeaWolves, Kraken), Beecher's Curds, Rainier Cherries, local honey, local jams (blueberry, marionberry), craft beer, Washington wine, 

 

Q: What products is Seattle famous for?

A: Seattle is well known for: Fresh Roasted Coffee, King Salmon, all kinds of Seafood, Chocolate, Cheese, Craft Beer, and Washington Wines, and grunge music (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, SoundGarden).

 

Q: What are the best gifts from Washington State?

A: A Seattle Space Needle Lego set would be pretty cool.  How about chocolate covered cherries, a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans, or a filet of smoked salmon? Hand-blown glass art and Native American art is popular as well. Then there's always a fridge magnet with an awesome photo of Washington state's natural beauty.

Linger longer, buy local, and save when flying out of Sea-Tac this holiday season.

Evening Magazine featured a Seattle Southside Gift Guide.

Chocolate always gets a gold star as a holiday gift - especially when it's locally made at Seattle Chocolate's Tukwila factory.

"We are really about making beautiful gifts, I think that's our heritage in the chocolate market,” said Jean Thompson, owner and CEO of Seattle Chocolate, from the retail store located at the factory. “We started as a chocolate gift company, we continue to invest very heavily in beautiful packaging."

Chocolate bars with holiday flavors are mini works of art, with cozy critters by Seattle illustrator Frida Clements. 

Seattle Chocolate’s flagship store also has mix and match truffles. And here's another fun fact about the packaging: the twist wraps are now compostable.

You can even have a Willy Wonka moment and tour this chocolate factory. And tours involve plenty of chocolate tasting.

Some of Seattle Chocolate's holiday offerings, including packaging illustrated by Frida Clements
Some of Seattle Chocolate's holiday offerings, including packaging illustrated by Frida Clements

"It does smell like chocolate when you walk in there. But no chocolate rivers,” laughed Thompson.

Also in Tukwila, give the gift of flight at iFly Seattle. It’s skydiving without the plane and one of Team Evening's favorite field trips. Jim Dever had this to say about the experience:

"Like taking a nap on top of a tornado!"

Seattle's Major League Rugby Team - the Seawolves - call Tukwila's Starfire Stadium their home.  And their gear is a great gift for any sports fan.

Seattle Seawolves modeling some pro rugby swag
Seattle Seawolves modeling some pro rugby swag

We talked some players into modeling swag for us. In addition to rugby shirts and Ts, the Seattle Seawolves Rugby Team Store offers everything from bucket hats to camp chairs to baby onesies to holiday scarves. All gear sports the angry orca, Seattle's newest and coolest pro team logo. Buying this gear is also a way to support this two-time champion rugby team.

With beers named Odin's Gift, Thor's Shadow and Galactic Space Dragon, you'd expect to find a Norwegian behind Odin Brewing Company in Tukwila. Owner and Founder Dan Lee is not from Norway. But he did name his brewery for extended family and friends with Icelandic heritage.

Dan Lee Founder and Owner of Odin Brewing Co. has both holiday gifts and cool viking helmet lamps at his Tukwila brewery
Dan Lee Founder and Owner of Odin Brewing Co. has both holiday gifts and cool viking helmet lamps at his Tukwila brewery

And if you have fans of Norse gods, or beer, to buy for, this is also the perfect place to wrap up your shopping. There are unique beer glasses, and Odin Brewing T-shirts and sweatshirts.

"We have a lot of unique, limited edition, award-winning, medal-winning type things put together in little special packages, we do a lot of that for the holidays,” explained Lee.

Don't forget that gifts of holiday cheer need to go into checked luggage if you are flying out of Sea-Tac with them. 

And don't forget to gift yourself as well: Odin Brewing has casual pub fare as well, and it’s a popular place for getting an early start on that holiday vacation vibe.

"I'll bet you on any given day 10 to 20 percent of folks that walk in are either coming in or leaving to the airport,” said Lee.

Flying out of Sea-Tac Airport for the holidays? With a Stay, Play and Fly package, enjoy local attractions, shopping and dining in Seattle Southside, then park your car at your hotel, and get a free shuttle to and from the airport.