Holiday Gift Guide

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 near and far that we love to support and hope you will too.

Objects We Love:

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.

FAST PENNY SPIRITS AMARICANO AMARO
Fast Penny Spirits is a distillery in Ballard focusing on creating high-quality amaro using organic and wild-crafted ingredients. Fast Penny is defined by everyday decisions that impact the greater good through sustainability and empowerment of women and community.

DRIFTER’S FISH
A community-supported fishery, bringing you wild Alaska salmon straight from the fisherman. Each fish is hand picked and delivered by Michael and Nelly Hand, ensuring quality from sea to table.

KARI KARI
Seattle based wife & husband duo who make a delicious garlic chili crisp that goes well with just about anything.

THE KARACHI KITCHEN
A family owned and operated Seattle-based business that offers handcrafted small batch traditional Pakistani chutneys and seasonings.

NOOWORKS
Nooworks is a woman-owned, women-run business based in California. They make limited edition textiles with artists they love in cuts to make you look and feel good.

DAUGHTER OF THE LAND
Skincare and wonderful CBD oil made in Seattle, Washington. Their vision is to bring greater awareness to the ways we consume and relate to both our bodies and our planet. They create beautiful, highly-effective, multi-functional organic skincare with the lowest possible impact on the environment.

SASSY SEAFOOD
A women-owned fishing business out of Westport, WA . This family-run business provides you with small-batch, good-for-you canned tuna harvested with love and ocean smarts.

EASTFORK COOKWARE AND POTTERY
Thoughtful and durable cookware manufactured in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.


Community & Nonprofits:

AURORA COMMONS
Aurora Commons is a welcoming space for our unhoused neighbors to rest, prepare a meal, connect to resources and collectively create a healthy and vibrant community. We seek to be a space for authenticity and conversation, to bring the wider community to the table to learn from one another, to be transformed by one another, and to embrace one another.

STDIO ATAO
Studio ATAO is a Seattle based nonprofit and mission-driven community organization that creates content & live experiences at the intersection of food, art, technology and social impact. Their mission is to deepen empathy, build allyship, and create organic social change through interpersonal connection.

BALLARD FOOD BANK
Ballard Food Bank’s mission is to bring food and hope to our neighbors because there can be enough for everyone. They serve individuals living in Northwest Seattle, including Ballard, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, Westlake, and parts of South Lake Union. To achieve their mission, they provide access to nutritious foods and services that support self-sufficiency, and advocate for food equity and justice.

GIFTS OF HOPE
Gifts of Hope was founded by Samona J. Burleson in October 2017 after she observed the reality of the state of homelessness in Seattle, WA, its effects on children, and the community’s sincere desire to help with few concrete and tangible ways to do so. GOH was the first organization to create a Christmas Wishlist at the Othello Village Tiny House Camp in South Seattle. Samona then reached out to schools, shelters, camps and low income housing residents. Outside of the Christmas Sponsorship program, they have a Back to School Program, Birthday Party Project, and accept monetary donations.

NEPANTLA CULTURAL ARTS GALLERY
A multi-use accessible cultural arts gallery located on the border of West Seattle and the White Center neighborhood. They host monthly art exhibitions focused on marginalized communities and communities of color. They offer an ever growing gift shop with a unique collection of apparel, jewelry, handmade gifts, and amazing works of art by local and national artists.

EMBER COMMUNITY KITS
Ember collaborates with small businesses and makers to gather unique handmade products and assemble them into kits to deliver them to your door!

Businesses We Love:

EDITOR
Located just down the block from our community kitchen! Editor Consignment is a women’s clothing boutique that brings together contemporary recycled fashion, locally made jewelry and ceramics, and a rotating selection of essays and prose.

DRYGOODS DESIGN
A very lovely shop located in Pioneer Square that specializes in a curated selection of delightful fabrics and goods.

COMMUNION
A restaurant in the Central District of Seattle, opened by Chef Kristi Brown and her son Damon Bonar in 2020. Their mission “is to provide the food, the familiarity, and the intimacy that make you feel at home”.

VELOURIA
Velouria is a small shop where every single thing is made in the USA or Canada by folks dedicated to beauty, quality, and sustainability. They are located in Pioneer Square.

THE PLANT STORE
The Plant Store for all the house plant lovers out there – a queer-owned business in the heart of White Center. Fun, friendly and knowledgeable.

KUMA COFFEE
One of our favorite local coffee roasters! They purchase the majority of their coffees direct from origin and always in season, paying a premium to farmers well above commodity markets or fair trade.

FRELARD TAMALES
Dennis and Osbaldo decided to launch Frelard Tamales in 2015 after they noticed a lack of authentic Mexican tamales in Seattle. Using Osbaldo’s family recipe, Frelard Tamales has been able to continue a Mexican tradition of cooking and delivering an authentic taste. Frelard Tamales is a gay, family-owned business that appreciates and respects the beauty of all people and recognizes that each one of us help make this country great.

BOOK LARDER
One of our favorite spots to buy cookbooks! The Book Larder features a carefully selected collection of new and imported cookbooks to lovers of food and cooking in Seattle and beyond. They host a variety of author events and cooking classes as well!