As many of us who have stopped into a grocery store or turned on the radio lately may have noticed — the holiday season has begun. And although it might seem like it creeps up on us a little bit quicker each year, it’s never too early to start planning.
Let your friends and family know you’re thinking of them with our holiday gift guide. We’ve featured some great local businesses!
DIY Kits and Classes at The Works
Know someone on your list who can’t get enough of arts and crafts?
Located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, The Works is a woman-owned and woman-operated business. You can find in-person classes and DIY kits for everything from cooking to gardening to creative crafts. Grab a gift card, purchase a DIY kit or sign up you and your loved one for a future class together.
Washington State Discover Pass
Whether you’re buying a gift for an avid outdoorsman or a friend who enjoys simply reading in the park, they’ll greatly appreciate a Washington State Discover Pass as a present this holiday season.
One pass gives the holder and up to two vehicles unlimited access to millions of state-managed lands across Washington State for a year. This includes more than 100 state parks, 350 campgrounds, nearly 700 water access points like lakes and rivers, and more than 30 wildlife areas. Learn more about the pass here.
Washington Mountain Glasses and Gifts From North Drinkware
Although North Drinkware operates out of Portland, Oregon, the folks there rep the Pacific Northwest all the way up the coast.
They meticulously design each piece of glassware using U.S. Geological Survey data to accurately represent majestic landmarks, including Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. They also offer blankets, coasters, cards and other unique gifts.
Take and Bake Decadent Desserts From Hot Cakes
If you’re like us, you have at least a few people on your list who’d appreciate some chocolaty goodness (including yourself). Luckily, we have just the recommendation for you.
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Ballard and Capitol Hill also offers take-and-bake kits to make its decadent desserts in the comfort of your own home.
Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas
Check out local specialties — from sasquatch discoveries and UFO sightings to music history, mountaintop data and local landmark trivia!
This visually rich cultural atlas of Seattle by Tera Hatfield is the perfect book for anyone who calls or has called the Emerald City home. Order it from Seattle publisher Sasquatch Books or your favorite local bookseller.
Book-It Rep Theatre Tickets
Sometimes an experience is the best gift of all, especially when it combines two things we love: books and theater!
The Book-It Repertory Theatre, located in the Seattle Center, has been putting on literature-based plays for over 30 years. Spread the love of local performance art with tickets to an upcoming show or a full season subscription.
Do you have a passionate music lover in your life? We’re lucky enough to live in the same area as one of the best nonprofit community-run radio stations out there, KEXP 90.3.
This holiday season, gift a monthly donation in your loved one’s name. While you’re at it, be sure to check out KEXP’s gathering space — including a coffee shop, worktables and couches, and a record store — across from the Space Needle.
Candle From Cancelled Plans
Over the past few years, some of us have really leaned into the self-care, cozy stay-home vibes. And there’s nothing wrong with that!
Cancelled Plans celebrates the joy that comes with unexpectedly having a little less to do. With clever names like “It’s Freezing Outside,” “90’s Baby,” “It’s Fine I’m Fine” and “Student Loans,” these locally made luxury candles don’t just smell incredible — they’re also extremely relatable.
Need more ideas? Check out our holiday gift guides from 2021 and 2020 on our blog.
Celebrate the Season With Pepper’s Personal Assistants
This season should be all about spending time with your loved ones, not stressing over an endless to-do list!
Pepper’s Personal Assistants wants to give you your own time back. And that means you can tackle your personal goals and make lasting memories.
We can help if you need assistance during the holidays, whether that involves picking up online orders, ordering cards, doing grocery shopping for dinner parties or dropping off gifts at the post office.
[Related: How a Personal Assistant Can Help This Holiday Season]
We provide long-term support to busy executive households who are ready to outsource. As a result, our clients have more time and headspace to focus on their families, their careers and the things they truly love.
Check out our service packages today, and treat yourself this holiday season. Contact us with any questions!
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