Seattle’s Holiday Shopping Scene
Seattle’s eclectic shopping scene is known to be quite the shopper’s paradise. Conveniently, some of the greatest shopping downtown is only steps away from Hotel Theodore and Hotel Max. From high-fashion boutiques to bargain buying, to souvenir collecting and art, if you find yourself in Emerald City near the holidays, you'll definitely want to bring your gift list along. Uncover a handful of our favorite stores with this Seattle Holiday Shopping list and become the expert gift-giver in your family this season.
600 Pine St.
This spot was likely already on your Seattle must-visit list, especially since it’s right across the street from Hotel Theodore, but we thought we’d add it on here anyway. Browse around this upscale shopping center for high-fashion name brands, dazzling jewelry and watches, and even limited-time pop-up stores featuring all sorts of unique products.
603 1st Ave.
Operating since 1977, people from all over love to visit this two-level toy shop with 6000+ square feet filled with toys from all over the world. Create a memorable holiday for your little one and find the perfect gift among stuffed animals, books, puzzles, board games, costumes, and so much more.
1430 Western Ave.
You’ll definitely get a kick out of this unusual and humorous store. Shop for all sorts of one-of-a-kind gifts like mini shower art (yes, waterproof art you can hang up in your shower), unisex shirts, cross stitch kits, and DIY crafts. If your family has quite a sense of humor, give them a laugh with an exciting gift from this quirky Seattle store.
The Handmade Showroom
600 Pine St. Suite #330
Elevating the perception of handmade goods, The Handmade Showroom is all about showcasing artists and designers who create high-quality and thoughtfully designed products. Shop major Pacific Northwest artists and discover artsy collections loaded with Seattle character.
Seattle Glassblowing Studio
2227 5th Ave.
Contribute the perfect addition to your friend or family member's home with breathtaking artwork from the Seattle Glassblowing Studio. Shop handmade décor and earrings, or blow their mind with a bright and colorful glass blowing class in the downtown studio.
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave.
The best gift to give a bookworm is a good story. This multilevel bookstore is home to a large collection of all sorts of covers. From cookbooks to comic books, to fiction novels, and more, shop interesting stories and book Knick knacks to create the ultimate reader's gift basket.
3400 Phinney Ave. N.
Dabble in a fun and informational chocolate factory tour with free samples. Collect delicious and fair-trade organic chocolates from Theo’s with all sorts of unique and seasonal flavors and top off those holiday presents with a little something sweet this year.
Made in Washington
1530 Post Alley
Let your friends know you were thinking of them on your Emerald City adventure, and surprise them with something Seattle-Made. Shop local hand-made items from Washington, Pacific Northwest gift baskets, soothing bath salts, Space Needle puzzles, and more.
Browne Family Vineyards
413 1st Ave.
Bring a bottle home from one of Washingtons' best vineyards and taste wine crafted in Columbia Valley’s perfect conditions. Explore Browne Family Vineyards and gift your favorite locally sourced bottle with well-pronounced flavors and delicately balanced acidity.
Fremont Vintage Mall
3419 Fremont Ave.
A hidden gem in one of Seattle basements, Fremont Vintage Mall is stacked with vintage antiques, clothing, and more. Give the gift of nostalgia and shop old-school jewelry, furniture, and even household items in this fun little hole-in-the-wall.