Shop Local in Ballard’s West Woodland Neighborhood!
For as long as gift-giving has been a tradition, we’ve also struggled with finding the right gift. Our 2017 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide was created to help you find the perfect holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list – your wellness-obsessed friend, music-loving mom, sophisticated boss – buying from shops right here in Ballard’s West Woodland neighborhood.
Each dollar you spend at independent local businesses returns three times more money to our local economy than one spent at a chain store, almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer. Shopping local is a benefit we all can bank on. (Source: https://www.amiba.net/resources/localhero/)
As you start your holiday shopping, use the 2017 Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide to find something truly unique – and locally made – for everyone on your gift giving list. We hope these recommendations spark an idea for what you might gift your loved ones.
PEACE GENERAL STORE
Do you have a guitar hero on your gift giving list? Fret no more! Peace General Store stocks handcrafted leather guitar straps, banjo straps & premium accessories produced by Seattle’s own Copperpeace.
Every item is skillfully crafted and quality checked before arriving in your hands. The guitar straps you’ll find at Peace General Store are of the highest quality materials that will stand the test of time and can be passed down a generation.
Peace General Store is located at 1417 NW 54th Street, Suite 107, Seattle, WA 98107.
Shop Online: https://shop.copperpeace.com/
Ballard’s already experienced a flurry of early snow and freezing temperatures. Needless to say, we need a taste of whiskey to warm the soul. Embracing cozy vibes, with smoky salt and local whiskey flavors, Jonboy Caramels will put the happy back into your holidays.
Buy Jonboy Caramels Whiskey with Smoked Salt Caramels online here. If you need a gift to go, visit Seattle area PCC Natural Markets and Whole Foods Market for additional Jonboy Caramels product selection.
Shop Online: https://jonboycaramels.com/
INNER HARMONY ACUPUNCTURE
Need a gift that will help your stressed friend chill way out? Give the gift of health this holiday with an Inner Harmony Acupuncture gift certificate.
Inner Harmony Acupuncture provides a wide range of healing modalities, including Reiki, sound healing, massage, and more. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount and for a limited time, spend $100 and you get a gift for yourself!
Inner Harmony Acupuncture is located at 1417 NW 54th Street, Suite 437, Seattle, WA 98107.
Find them online: https://www.acupuncture-5e.com/
Domanico Cellars wine club is the perfect gift for both experienced and new wine drinkers. The delight of wine arriving at your door never gets old, and like all gift of the month clubs, a wine subscription is a gift that keeps on giving.
Club members receive 10% off any wine purchase including your wine club wines, 25% off when purchasing 12 or more bottles, invitations to exclusive events, and much more! Sign up here: http://www.domanicocellars.com/wines/
Domanico Cellars is located at 825 NW 49th Street, Seattle, WA 98107
Find them online: http://www.domanicocellars.com/
LIGHTEN UP SEATTLE
Light up your life! There’s a place in every home – even the tiniest of apartments – for a petite accent lamp. Though they may be small, the cheerful glow they produce will make a significant impact on the ambiance of a room.
Lighten Up Seattle has an amazing selection of lamps – big & small – to brighten the darkest corners. Whether you’re shopping for an avid art collector who loves to showcase their collection, or a student who needs to upgrade their desk decor, Lighten Up Seattle is the bright choice.
Lighten Up Seattle is located at 1417 NW 54th Street, Suite 106, Seattle, WA 98107.
Find them online: https://www.lightenupseattle.com/
HAPERTAS & COMPANY
Ballard’s big on bowties and whether your mad for plaid or prefer a preppy polkadot, Hapertas & Company is happy to help you find a perfect fit. Hapertas & Company specializes in handmade haberdashery and gifts for the classic gentleman. Their products include neckties, bowties, pocket square, collar stays, cuff links, leather goods and home decor.
Hapertas & Company is located at 1417 NW 54th Street, Seattle, WA 98107. Visits are by appointment only.
Shop online: http://hapertasco.com/
THE BLUE GLASS
For the ultimate foodie, what’s more luxe than enjoying your favorite dish, surrounded by friends? Relax over a drink with your Bestie, while the culinary artists at The Blue Glass create magic in the kitchen. For a limited time, starting November 30, 2017, pop over to The Blue Glass and buy a $100 gift card for your friend, and they’ll give you a $25 gift card for free.
The Blue Glass is located at 704 NW 65th Street, Seattle, WA 98117.
Find them online: https://www.theblueglass.net/
Is your friend’s wardrobe about 75% T-shirts? Sign them up for the 2018 Populuxe Brewing Mug Club and help them get closer to 100%. Members of this exclusive club receive a 20 oz. pour every time they order a pint (FREE Beer all-year), 10% off all Populuxe merchandise, a super soft Populuxe Brewing Mug Club T-shirt, club mug, and MORE! All this for only $100, sign up here: https://goo.gl/Wt72y3
Populuxe Brewing is located at 826 NW 49th Street, Seattle, WA 98107.
Find them online: https://www.populuxebrewing.com/
5 LIGHTS WELLNESS
Tucked inside StudioWorks Ballard is 5 Lights Wellness, an Acupuncture, Yoga and Sound studio that specializes in helping many heal their body, optimize their mind, and experience higher states of consciousness. Treat your friend (and yourself) to a Sound Experience or Small Group Yoga Session for just $20. Contact 5 Lights Wellness owner, Amber West at firstname.lastname@example.org for gift certificate orders.
5 Lights Wellness is located at 1417 NW 54th Street, Suite 234, Seattle, WA 98107.
Find them online: 5lightswellness.com/
Buying for someone who lives on the other coast? If you’re hoping to really make an impact this holiday, get them something they can’t get themselves and be a holiday hero!
For the craft beer enthusiast, gift two bottles of beer from Ballard’s most decorated brewery, Reuben’s Brews. The bottles come snuggled in a super soft tee, boxed and ready to be shipped, or placed under the ol’ tannenbaum. Family owned and operated, Reuben’s Brews offers a large selection of beer gear and gift cards. One for you and one for your friend.
Reuben’s Brews is located at 5010 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107.
Find them online: http://www.reubensbrews.com/
LORI GOLDSTONE FILM SCORES
Ballard-based musician, Lori Goldston has stood on stage with rock icons like Kurt Cobain, and has created a memorable career by deconstructing her classical education and merging with self taught experimental skills.
Goldston’s album, Film Scores includes: Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Yasujiro Ozu’s Passing Fancy (1933), Linas Phillips’ Bass Ackwards (2010), Britta Johnson’s Crashing Waves (2010), Vanessa Renwick’s Charismatic Megafauna (2011) and Mighty Tacoma (2011).
Shop Online: https://lorigoldston.bandcamp.com/album/film-scores
If you’ve made it this far, your holiday shopping list must include someone who has everything. Give them the gift of relaxation at Ballard’s Ohmbiance. For a limited time, West Woodland, Ballard readers will receive a 60 min organic facial, regular retail price $90, for ONLY $60. Include “Holiday” in the appointment notes when scheduling online: https://www.vagaro.com/roesto/about
Ohmbiance is located at 1417 NW 54th Street, Suite 305, Seattle, WA 98107.
Find them online: https://www.vagaro.com/roesto/about
Still not sure what gift to give?
Take a look at last year’s gift guide for additional ideas: http://wp.me/p5JLfD-2PH