The. Holidays. Are. Almost. Here. So, we hope your shopping plans are already underway. As you know, the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year is #SmallBusinessSaturday—a day that is celebrated throughout the country by shopping local businesses the day after Black Friday.
In support of our local businesses and entrepreneurs, we’ve rounded up some local spots here in Bothell that are worth a visit to shop for gifts for almost everyone on your list. And, by shopping Bothell businesses while you’re here, you’re helping #shoplocal and support our community business owners, too. Perfect for the spirit of giving and joy!
This full-service farm-to-table bistro with delicious coffee and baked goods is already known for its wine selection and frequent live music. It’s also part-corner gift shop with a selection of candles, mugs, glassware, wines, coffees and more that will make a great hostess or coworker gift for the holidays.
This part bridal boutique, clothing boutique, and holistic health practice is filled with gift options for anyone on your list. Shop clothing, statement necklaces, and rings, to beauty items like bath salts and facial masks, or go-to gift items like journals, candles and essential oils. Book a wardrobe or bridal stylist appointment before you go, or a crystal healing session with owner Lauren Dillon-Merrill.
Every item in this shop was hand-crafted by an artisan in India, Nepal or Turkey and hand-selected by the store’s owners Katrina and Francesca. Jewelry, hand-woven baskets, Turkish towels and linens—each artisan has a story, and every item brings that story to Bothell, and ideally home with you or to your gift recipient to support ethical trade and artisans. Sankara also works with a variety of charities in India and Nepal and donates at least 5% of each purchase made in the store.
We love that Tsuga Fine Art & Framing is filled with art from many of the area’s artists. It’s also a community hub for art classes for children and groups, and it’s an excellent spot to work directly with their framing staff to choose a mat and frame to put the finishing touches on that special photo or piece of art that makes a personal and memorable gift.
Located on Beardslee Boulevard, Marlowe Boutique is a must-shop spot. Owner Tara stocks this stylish boutique with hats, printed tees, cozy sweaters, teddy bear jackets, boots and more. The shop keeps the floor stocked with almost daily product arrivals and ships nationwide so you can one-and-done that gift for a stylish someone on your list.
For that quirky McMenamins Anderson School fan in your family, swing by the Market for apparel like shirts and sweatshirts with the signature bobcat face and other McMenamin’s branded gifts. Wine, spirits and the hotel’s signature beers are also available for purchase, too.
Shop new and vintage home décor, holiday and personalized gifts or clothing and accessories at the adorable Cranberry Cottage on the corner of NE 183rd and 102nd Ave, just two blocks from Main St.
A recent Main Street newcomer, First & Main Design Market is the spot to purchase vintage and artisan build furniture, custom designs for your home, and to work directly with interior designers on any project at your home or office. Small gifts like candles, coffee table books, frames and vintage glassware are also available, making for unique and stylish holiday gifts.
Grab Husky gear for your biggest fans in the family at the on-campus bookstore at UW-Bothell. Sweatshirts, hats, coffee mugs, backpacks and more are fan-favorite gift items that you can stock up for multiple gifts throughout the year.