It’s that time of the year, the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas! The holidays are here, one thing I love about the holidays is picking out the perfect gift for my loved ones. I love everything about it; choosing it, wrapping it and giving it! The gift doesn’t have to cost a certain amount of money or be a certain amount of items, it’s the thought that counts.
When you’re picking out gifts this year, consider shopping local. There are so many great gift ideas that are right in your neighborhood. While supporting your neighbors you can give your family and friends one of a kind items.
Saturday November 30 is Small Business Saturday, so be sure to check all your local shops for Christmas gifts!
If you’re local to Pierce County, check out all the amazing business’ below for all your Christmas needs. There’s some I’m familiar with and some that are new to me but I’m very excited to shop local this year!
Merry Christmas and enjoy this time with your loved ones!
Minimalist, quirky jewelry made by hand, mostly from reclaimed materials. Made in Tacoma and available at local stores and at quirky boutiques across the country.
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Local small batch honey producer located in University Place, near Tacoma. Sells raw honey, infused honey, elderberry, lip balms honeycomb, candles and lotion bars!
A local Fibre artist, here in University Place! You can find her beautiful work for sell both macrame and weavings on Etsy.
To provide the best experience possible with custom blends for all your Essential Oil needs. From Pain balms/oils to Headaches and Anxiety. Located in Gig Harbor.
Makes healing stone jewelry and malas for meditation. After finding it tough to locate a quality and affordable mala she decided to make them. The process was powerful and rewarding so she wanted to offer them to others. She’s very knowledgeable and is very caring in helping others find the stone they need for spiritual healing. Located in University Place.
The Belleza Laboratory is a creative studio where art is an experiment. Owner and artist Meredith Russell creates paintings, functional art like coasters and trinket trays, and jewelry out of paint, resin, and alcohol inks. Also offers classes and parties, she loves to teach others how to experiment with art. Located in Lakewood, but does ship and willing to travel for classes and parties around the South Puget Sound area.
Designed a line of stuffed toys for children (and adults) that are simple in design but hopefully big on fostering imagination.
All of our products are handmade here in the Pacific North West. We are happy to use local products, most gathered by ourselves and our family to provide you with a product that is natural and safe for you and your family. Affordable priced items.
Makes beautiful handmade products with Miyuki beads; bracelets, pins and holiday items. Located in University Place.
From bean-to-bar craft chocolate to gourmet coverture, we have something for most. Single origin bars, caramels, truffles, toffees & specialty confectionery. Handmade in Stadium Historic Business District!
610 N 1st Street Tacoma, WA 98493
Fabulous gifts for everyone, souvenirs for folks near and far, beautiful jewelry and fantastic customer service. Shop online or at the shop located in Tacoma.
1936 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA
Locally handmade bags sold on Etsy. Choose the perfect bag and design.
A Drop In The Ocean offers multiple products to help reduce the footprint we leave behind us. Find something for anyone on your list, including great stocking stuffers. Order online, or go to her site to see when the next pop up market she’ll be at.
A small batch fresh made salsa and sauce producer passionate for great quality well balanced blends of fine ingredients. Our salsa and sauces are so fresh made all natural with no sugars or artificial flavors!
7804 Pioneer Way Gig Harbor, Washington
Head hood was created for those who appreciate where they come from, where they’ve been, and where they call home. Custom and detailed beanie/headwear.
Homemade Vegan candles, soaps and more.
Handmade Jewelry for all your favorite adventures. For the mountain girls, the beach girls and the desert girls.
The OCD Candy Company is NOT a joke company. Our product is not intended to make light of or poke fun at individuals suffering from this disorder. The owner lives with OCD and that’s how this company was born. Located in Tacoma. Located on Antique Row in Tacoma.
754 Broadway Tacoma, Washington 98402
Urban Thrift & Upcycle Reuse Center. Located on Antique Row in Tacoma.
747 Broadway Tacoma, Washington 98402
Mid Century furniture, decor, and more! Located on Antique Row in Tacoma.
760 Broadway Tacoma, Washington 98402
Selling stylish gently worn clothing: contemporary, maternity and vintage. Accessories just right to add a pick me up to a favorite outfit. Books and journals because where would we be without the written word? And home décor. The little things that make a house a home. Located on Antique Row in Tacoma.
754 Broadway Tacoma, Washington
Adorned Abode is bringing back the vintage appeal of the epitome of femininity. A home decor and spa specialty boutique with an array of handmade items. Located in Freighthouse Square.
Vanity is a re-sale boutique that specializes in vintage clothing and accessories.
3825 6th ave Tacoma, Washington
A store that celebrates vintage clothing, art, craft, community, and all things eclectic, unusual, whimsical, and funky. We also have multiple weekly coffee and crafts events.
2607 6th ave Tacoma, Washington
Upscale clothing, accessories, & home decor consignment store offering quality brand name items at non-department store prices for women & men.
3019 Suite B 6th Ave Tacoma, Washington
Designs and creates costume wings and tails for the whole family. Wire-free and made to last! Located in Tacoma but sells on Etsy.
The Fernseed is a modern plant shop located in the Proctor District in Tacoma, Washington. Also sells online.
2703 N Proctor St. Tacoma, Washington
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Anyone notice their plants aren’t thriving the way they were, say, a couple of weeks ago? Plants go through a dormant period in the late fall and winter months. They’re not shooting out new leaves. They may even be dropping leaves and wilting a bit. Some of this is completely natural, and not something you need to worry about. If you have a plant that feels particularly sad, try moving it closer to a light source, repotting it with fresh potting mix, or even just dusting off the leaves a bit so it can absorb more light. Remember plants need LESS water in the winter, so don’t panic and over water sad plants!
At Yoga Wild, we believe we have a responsibility to care for our environment, our community and ourselves. Our classes provide an opportunity for you to tour your city, learn about its natural treasures, and integrate yoga techniques (breath, mindfulness, poses) to strengthen mind and body. Located Downtown Tacoma.
Jade & Co. is your local plant shop. Their specialty is succulents, houseplants, custom arrangements, private events, and workshops. Click Events for coming events and workshops. They also have a monthly mystery plant subscription.
6720 Regents Blvd. suite 110 University Place, Washington
One to Three CustomsMakes personalized gifts, decor, decals, signs, etc. Turnaround for custom orders is usually under a week, and located in University Place. Get your order in before the Holidays.
University Place local Cally Uriarte is brings her beautiful nature/realistic styled art. Her art is original and a fave of those that know and follow her. Check out her Etsy site.
Offering artisanal style fresh and organic roasted coffee beans. Beans are single origin from CoOp farms around the world. Body scrubs made from organic coffee, mixed with coconut oil, sugars, salts and essential oils.
Mission is to serve the Greater Tacoma community and our planet by making reducing single use plastics and using safe natural home and body care products convenient and affordable.
This local Tacoma farm-to-face skincare brand will have you swooning over their luscious botanicals, magical aromatics and powerful herbal blends. Featuring three anti-aging moisturizers that represent different skin types, French Green Clay Facial cleanser, Rose Quartz toners, fragrant & juicy lip balms, and so much more, this healing skincare company covers all the bases. Organic, Local and Eco-friendly, this green, female-owned skincare will revolutionize the way you approach your skincare ritual.
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Creates handmade pottery including mugs, cups, dishes, bowls, plates, earrings, pitchers, vases, spoon rests, soap dishes, coasters, and magnets. Some of the mugs feature crystals on the handle and/or face of the mug. Few pieces even have 22k Gold on them.
Great with Beef, Pork, Poultry & Fish. BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce is family owned and operated. Located in the Puget Sound. Honestly the BBQ Sauces we’ve ever tried!
Creating Unique arts on a CO2 laser. “We use as much reclaimed and natural products as we can. Cast offs, recycle bin, overstock, etc. Mixing fun, funk, and whimsy with a little heart and soul.”
The local business’ below would make great experience gifts!
Pt Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
We absolutely love having a zoo membership and you definitely get your moneys worth.
Tea Party at the Olive Branch Cafe
Last year I gifted my niece a tea party at the Olive Brand Cafe in downtown Tacoma and we both had an amazing time. Can’t wait to do this again this year!
Have you shopped any of the business’ above? Or have a suggestion of another local shop you love? Please leave me a comment or email.
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