Not sure what to get your food and community loving friends this year for the holidays? The list below is our team's gift suggestions from businesses and nonprofits near and far that we love to support and hope you will too.
One of our favorite artisan jam makers, who focuses on seasonality. They work closely with their partner farm to bring you flavors that offer both the fondness of familiarity and the surprise of something new. Can be found on the Pantry’s shelves, at the University District Farmers Market (Saturdays) and Ballard Farmers Market (Sundays), and online, for shipping and local pick up.
A Plant from Boosh Nursery
booSH (pronounced ‘bush’) is the Central District’s new plant nursery, and so much more.
Push/Pull is hard to describe but easy to love. They are an art gallery, supply store, learning center, studio space, and so much more. Proudly independent, with a mission to promote underground art and foster community.
The Pastry Project was built to benefit the entire community. They provide a free cookbook and tool library for anyone to learn and have fun in their home kitchen. Consider subscribing to their Goody Memberships and Pastry Kit Subscriptions which help fund their free baking and pastry training program for individuals with barriers.
Fleurt is a family-owned boutique since 2010 located in the heart of West Seattle offering a curated selection of women’s apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry, plants, candles, wellness goods, cards and books. This bag of crushed fizzy bath dust will create instant bursts of rainbow bath art as soon as it is placed in the water. The scent is sweet coconut and it transforms the bathwater into a jumble of vibrant rainbow colours.
Jen Ament is a multi-media artist working in printmaking, painting, and mural commissions. She creates surreal and immersive images based on the exploration of our perceived realities. Jen’s work continuously evolves as she voices concerns via art that are relevant to society at large.
Misha Zadeh is a lifestyle brand featuring the artwork of Seattle-based designer Misha Zadeh Graham. Misha's playfully sophisticated menagerie of bold color and quirky characters can be found on housewares, textiles, paper goods and more. We're obsessed with these measuring cups!
SIFF began in 1976 as the Seattle International Film Festival before expanding into year-round programming and the three SIFF Cinemas in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and at Seattle Center. Their mission is to bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world, and a membership is the best way to join the discussion.
Drink Books is a book and natural wine bottle shop in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. A book or a bottle would make a fine gift, but our pick is Book Cru, a subscription service providing monthly book-and-wine pairings..
KariKari is a crispy garlic-loaded, umami-bomb of a chili crisp! Imagine the biggest and crispiest pieces of garlic, shallots, peanuts, and more with layers of flavor in a rich and balanced chili oil. It’s good-on-anything, crunchy, spicy, garlicky, magic. Now in a GIGANTIC jar for the true believer.
Saint Bread is a bakery and community space on the Portage Bay waterfront near the University of Washington, with a rich blend of Japanese, French, and Scandinavian influences.
And since sometimes a traditional gift just won't do, here is a list of some Non-Profits we love!
ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.
WA-BLOC design programs to build strong, literate, and empowered scholars prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world. They partner with local public schools, community partners, students and families, to create a collective vision for equitable education that is culturally responsive, trauma-informed and restorative.
Seattle Meowtropolitan places places cats in need into nurturing homes, working with cat rescues and shelters, and providing resources to organizations dedicated to improving the lives of cats.