Seattle Southside Gift Guide
Having trouble coming up with gifts for everyone on your list? We’ve got some fantastic local options to help you get the gears turning for all of your giftees. 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.
Still feeling overwhelmed? Nearly all of the locations listed below also offer gift cards, so if you’re still not sure exactly what to get them, you can opt for the safe bet of letting them pick it out themselves.
Unique Gift Ideas from Seattle Southside
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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