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One great (if crowded) option: Pop into Pike Place.

So, you saved your holiday shopping for the week of. Again. You could blame it on the supply chain and show up to the party with a ribbon-topped IOU…or you could down a quad-shot peppermint mocha and support some local businesses. 

Count us in for the latter. Here are some of our favorite places to nab last-minute treasures, organized by neighborhood and complete with gift recommendations (and those crucial holiday hours). Go forth and be merry.


Annie’s Art and Frame

Hours: 11am–6pm through Thursday, 11am–4pm Christmas Eve

Last-minute gifting pro tip: Print a sentimental photo at Walgreens (we love that one-hour turnaround!) and toss it in a pretty frame, like the frosted acrylic Prisma numbers sold at Annie’s. Also available: Candles, cookbooks, board games, and some very pretty Hydro Flasks.


Hours: 10am–9pm through December 23, 9am–4pm Christmas Eve

The beauty of a highly curated boutique: Somebody already found the good stuff for you. With picks like Seattle-made Baleen bracelets ($36) and wallets from Portland-based Tanner Goods ($40), this little Ballard storefront shortens your trip without making it obvious you bought all those presents in one place—at least until a stunned giftee inevitably asks where on earth you do your shopping. 

Octaevo Templo Candle Holder, Prism Seattle Local


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Capitol Hill

Goose Magees Vintage Mall

Hours: 10am–9pm through December 23, 10am–4pm Christmas Eve

Downstairs neighbor to Macklemore’s impeccable golf fashion brand, Bogey Boys, this vintage mall guarantees something for everyone: gorgeous postmodern decor, fabulous vintage furs, the undeniable magic of something truly unique.

Elliott Bay Book Company 

Hours: 10am–9pm through December 23, 10am–5pm Christmas Eve

Seattle's biggest independent bookstore moved from its original Pioneer Square location in 2010, but a quick break from lamenting the good old days reveals the same lovely shop—and thousands upon thousands of potential last-minute gifts.


Hours: 11am–6pm through December 23, 11am–5pm Christmas Eve

We’d never judge your desire to split precious shopping time between loved ones and your Loved One—aka, you. It just so happens that one of Seattle’s most fashion-forward boutiques stocks giftables (Canelle et Vanille ($35), earthy D.S. and Durga perfume ($175)) and swoon-worthy, wear-forever pieces in equal parts. Swing by the other shops in Melrose Market and Glasswing's newly reopened Greenhouse just down the street while you're here.

Ebbets Fitted Seattle Cap, Glasswing Local


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Columbia City

Columbia City Bouquet

Hours: 9am–6pm through December 23, 9am–2pm Christmas Eve

Floral arrangements are certainly a specialty here, but don't let the name fool you: This is a gift shop through and through. Especially if your giftee's got a green thumb. Pick up plants and pots to put them in, cute Rifle Paper Co. office essentials ($40), statement earrings ($35), and more. 

Succulent Garden, Columbia City Bouquet Local


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Denny Regrade


Hours: 11am–7pm through December 23

Denny Regrade's rotating popup location has just the thing in store for the holidays. SoDo-based Cancelled Plans, Seattle's cheekiest candle brand, will be here with scents like French Exit ($32) and the festive Single Bells (on sale for $27) through December 31.

Pike Place Market

Golden Age Collectables

Hours: 9:30am to 7pm every day

Located in the depths of Pike Place Market since 1961, Golden Age Collectables is thought to be the oldest comic book shop in the world. Here, each aisle gives way to another just as stocked with age-defying treasures, from a full wall of Funko Pop figures to what feels like an entire franchise worth of Star Wars paraphernalia, to, obviously, rows and rows of comics. 


Hours: 9am–5pm through December 23, 9am–4pm Christmas Eve

When in doubt, pop into our favorite fancy grocery and grab a great bottle of red for grandma, some especially fun chocolate bar flavors for the nieces and nephews, and all the accoutrements for a unique and well-fed party.

Eighth Generation

Hours: 10am–5:30pm through Christmas Eve

Snoqualmie Tribe–owned Eighth Generation—whose slogan is Inspired Natives, Not ‘Native-Inspired’—exclusively features designs from Native artists. The company specializes in gorgeous blankets, but smaller gifts like scarves ($120), beach towels ($49), and pretty ceramic tumblers ($32) will be equally well received.

Whispering Blossoms Wool Blanket, Eighth Generation Local


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Pioneer Square

Flora and Henri 

Hours: 10am–6pm through December 23, 10am–TBD Christmas Eve

A light-filled showroom houses owner and designer Jane Hedreen's children's clothing designs alongside home goods and fashions for the whole family (the one whose house always seems to have the sleekest gadgets and tome-stocked book shelves). They'll open on Christmas Eve but plan to close if things aren't busy, so swing by early to guarantee your shopping trip.



Fremont Vintage Mall

Hours: 11am–7pm through Christmas Eve

Dozens of vendors vaguely organized into their own mini shops means there’s something here for everyone, from retro Seahawks gear to midcentury barware to cheeky earrings made by local designers. You just might have to search through a few racks of ’90s nostalgia to find what you didn’t even know you were looking for.

Pipe and Row 

Hours: 11am–7pm through December 23

Fremont's favorite women's boutique sets the standard for fashionable festivities with of-the-moment drops from brands like House of Sunny, racks of Stutterheim raincoats, and gifty items (candles, jewelry, silly socks) aplenty. Pipe and Row also offers local holiday delivery for $8.


University Village


Hours: 11am–6pm through Christmas Eve

If you haven't visited this local empire of gift stores since you bought that pair of mustache socks in 2010, now is the time: Fireworks stocks everything from the cute to the cute-and-kitschy, like this encouraging back-to-work nameplate ($28).



Saltstone Ceramics

Hours: 11am–5pm through December 23

Gift something beautiful and practical, like a pretty stoneware shot glass ($22) or a handmade plant stand ($150).

Archie McPhee

Hours: 10am–7pm through December 23

Some people only give and get practical gifts: fountain pens, sweaters, the dreaded-but-appreciated annual pack of socks. You’re here to throw a wrench in the works. That fancy-looking pen? Actually part laser. That Christmas sweater? Look close: It says “Merry Krampus.” Even the socks here drop their dull gift stereotype with depictions of a bundled-up Bigfoot or the Wallingford shop’s signature rubber chicken.

Krampus Sweater Vest, Archie McPhee Local


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West Seattle

Alair Seattle

Hours: 12pm–7pm through December 23, 9am–3pm Christmas Eve

Keep it in the neighborhood, West Seattle. Alair, home to exclusive PNW teessoap for morning people ($11), and even the cocktail napkins ($8) you forgot to grab for the party, is just the sort of packed-to-the-brim gift shop you need for a one-and-done trip. 

Doll Parts Collective 

Hours: 5pm–8pm December 23

Doll Parts duo Alyssa Kaliszewski and Becky Bacsik take pride in carrying a fun selection of throwback decor, handmade accessories, and clothing that caters to a variety of gender expressions and sizes frequently lacking on vintage racks (or, let’s be honest, racks in general).

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