LIFELONG LEARNER

Gifts for Graduates Starting College or Grad School

A great, reasonably priced REI commuter bike, a high-tech smart notebook with classic appeal, and other university student essentials.

06/06/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PATH PATHOS

Gifts for Grads Who Aren't Sure What's Next

Experience gifts, introspective books, and other no-pressure gifts to make the transition from school to whatever comes next a bit smoother.

06/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PETAL ONE'S WARES

Our Favorite Local Flower Shops

From last-minute bouquet deliveries to one-of-a-kind arrangements, here's where to find fresh flowers near you.

05/03/2022 By Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE

7 Classic Seattle Gifts

Give local without stepping foot in a tourist shop: Here's where to find vintage band tees, local cookbooks, Native-made blankets, and more.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE

10 Gifts for the Little Ones in Your Life

Gift ideas for kids of all ages, from a Seattle-designed, award-winning board game for kids 10+ to Super Smalls' super cute costume jewelry.

04/04/2022 By Zoe Sayler

PARENT TRAP

10 Mother's Day Gifts for Your Mom Friends

Ten gifts the moms in your life actually want, from ultra comfy Girlfriend Collective maternity bike shorts to a "weighted blanket for your eyes."

04/04/2022 By Zoe Sayler

WOUND UP

Seattle’s 10 Best Toy Shops for Kids and Adults Alike

Snapdoodle’s educational toys, Archie McPhee’s grown-up-friendly gaffes, and board games as far as the eye can see.

12/13/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

'TIS THE SEASON

Make Holiday Shopping an Event at These Local Markets and Popups

From Nordstrom's Make It Pop-In to the Winter Solstice Night Market, check this updating list for all your Seattle gift-shopping needs.

11/03/2021 By Zoe Sayler

MOM AND POP-IN

A Few of Our Favorite Things from Nordstrom's Pop-In Gift Shop

Here are our favorite products from the Make It Pop-In holiday gift shop, open at select Nordstrom locations through January 9.

10/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

9 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in University Village, here's where to shop for children in the Seattle area.

09/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

VENDOR BENDER

5 Seattle-Area Holiday Markets for the Last-Minute Local Shopper

From Nordstrom's Make It Pop-In to the Winter Solstice Night Market, check this updating list for all your Seattle gift-shopping needs.

12/11/2020 By Zoe Sayler

GIFT GUIDE 2020

Seattle Gifts We’ll Keep on Giving

Here are the local goods that danced in our heads this year.

11/24/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Shelf Indulgent

Seattle Gift Stores for Every Type of Shopper

A shop list that’ll make everyone on your list happy—including yourself.

11/24/2020 By Zoe Sayler

You're Welcome

Local Markets Where You Can Buy Last-Minute Party Necessities

Because you totally left it until, oh, mere hours before and you need to bring something to that get together.

12/16/2019 By Seattle Met Staff With Annika Lindburg

Mum's the Word

Where to Shop for Mother Dearest This Year

You could get mom a card and call it a day, sure. But we have some suggestions should you want to level up your gift-giving game.

05/09/2019 By Rosin Saez

Shop Around

Down-Under Wonders at Pike Place

The lower labyrinth of shops lining the market’s back corridors holds a myriad of odds and ends—the quirkier the better.

06/19/2018 By Rosin Saez Photography by Amber Fouts

Sales & Events

Wear What When April 30–May 6

This week celebrate the opening of Zorro Vintage on Capitol Hill, check out some fresh new looks at Sassafras, and get gift ideas for mom at Preserve and Ga...

04/30/2018 By Katheryn Grice

100 Best Shops

A Handy Gift-Buying Flowchart

Bestowing the perfect present starts with going to the right shop. Our savvy flowchart helps you find something for the people in your life who fall all along the hipness spectrum.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

100 Great little Shops

Seattle's 10 Best Shops for Home and Design Goods

Pared down and minimal or rustic Pacific Northwest, these dens of decor help make homes feel, well, sweet. And stylish, too.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

100 Best Shops

5 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts

In need of an extremely creepy horse mask? Or maybe it’s an imported tea set you seek. These Seattle stores carry the neat and the novelty.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis and Rosin Saez