Give our local business some love this season!

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.

A Trio Set of Ayako & Family Jam

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.

A Farm Box Subscription to Kinfood Seattle

A weekly selection of local vegetables and heirloom varietals both familiar and new. Each bag also includes a locally sourced or house-made pantry item.

Big Little Subscription from Big Little News

A bi-monthly box of exclusive magazine titles and goods curated by Big Little News, shipped to your door.

A Crafty Class at Push / Pull

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.

Spicy Green Coconut Chutney from The Karachi Kitchen

Karachi Kitchen is a family-owned and -operated Seattle-based business that offers handcrafted small batch traditional Pakistani chutneys and seasonings.

Salt Society Membership

A local business in a never ending quest to make a world class, solar evaporated, local sea salt from one of the most beautiful places on earth, the San Juan Islands.

Pastry Kit Subscription from The Pastry Project

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.

Modern Asian Baking at Home Cookbook from Book Larder

From the Subtle Asian Baking community comes Modern Asian Baking at Home, a collection of must-have recipes for beloved sweet and savory treats from all across Asia.

Dinner and a Movie at Central Cinema

Your neighborhood movie joint. Seattle’s best dinner and movie experience.

Rainbow Bath Dust from Fleurt Collective

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.

A Print by Jennifer Ament

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.

A Neighborhood Candle from The Shoppe Seahurst

A local business for candles, tea towels, pillows and some custom art. These candles get neighborhood specific and we just love that.

A Leather Knife Roll from Hardmill Leather

Our chefs favorite local leather knife roll!

Eggnog from Delancey

Our favorite pizza-slinging neighbor. Don’t forget to stock up on their famous Essex Eggnog!

Ceramic Measuring Cups by Misha Zadeh

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 Cinema Membership

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.

Subscription to Book Cru at Drink Books

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..

The Big One Chili Crisp from Kari Kari

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.

Gift Card to Papa Chango

Papá Changó is an homage to Miami’s diverse Caribbean and Latin American cuisine, featuring age-old recipes that are always Abuela approved. For the Cafe con Horchata lover in your world.

Gift Card to Jeepney

The first Filipino-style American comfort food walk up window in Seattle.

Sweet Treats from Alida’s Bakery

Alida’s Bakery is a family-owned Kurdish bakery in Everett, Washington, offering a selection of breads, manakish, baklava, kanafa, and klecha cookies.

Gift card to Saint Bread

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!

Asian Counseling and Referral Services

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.

Green Plate Special

Green Plate Special inspires and empowers youth through growing, cooking and sharing food.

Coyote Central

Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures.Their vision is an equitable world powered by curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

Community Loaves

Community Loaves is a local non-profit that organizes home bakers to make bread and energy cookies that are donated to local food banks, including the Ballard Food Bank.

ReWA

Refugee Women's Alliance provides refugees and immigrants in the Puget Sound area with services to help them become independent.

WA-BLOC

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

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.