From coffee roasters, to jewelers, to eco-friendly athletic-wear visionaries, Seattle is home to all varieties of craftspeople and artists. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend, or you’re simply craving a “treat yourself” moment, you’re sure to find the perfect token to take home.
Based in Seattle, Baleen Jewelry crafts quality, handmade jewelry that feels modern and timeless. If you’re looking for an affordable gift for a fashion-forward lady, check out their “Bevy Necklace No. 4” or their “Small Duo Studs.”
Nube9 started out as a youth athletic-wear supplier bent on doing better by the environment. Its products are knit using locally sourced, post-consumer plastic bottles. Pick up a pair of leggings, a tank or a headband from their sister store, Nube, on 10th avenue in Seattle— just next door to Elliott Bay Books.
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
After you swing by Nube, consider investing in Sherman Alexie’s memoir and ode to his mother, available for purchase at Elliott Bay Books. The acclaimed novelist grew up on the Spokane Indian reservation. In his most recent work, he documents his love, fear and longing for his mother.
You can’t go to Seattle without exploring its rich coffeehouse culture. Head to Lighthouse, in the Fremont neighborhood, and grab a pound of their whole bean “Roaster’s Choice.” It’s a full-bodied blend of Ethiopian, Sumatran, and Latin American high-grown beans. Truly the perfect gift to encapsulate the essence of the Emerald City.
Smoked King Salmon
Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse proprietor Mike Jensen has been smoking fish in North Seattle for the last 25 years. His fish are hand-selected, brined, and slow-smoked for up to 18 hours, producing some of the richest flavors and colors you’ll experience in the city. Pick up the delicacy at Jensen’s shop in Northwest Seattle.