Make shopping a jolly event for the whole family by supporting the local Edmonds community. “Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) is doing many things to bring people to town for the holidays to eat, shop and be merry,” says Carrie Hulbert, Ed! program manager. Turn holiday shopping into a festive outing by participating in the new Ornament Stroll or Festive Drink Bingo. Bring the whole family and enjoy the Holiday Trolley running Saturdays, December 4, 11, and 18 with Emily the Elf.
While visiting, be sure to pose for that holiday card selfie next to festive life-sized characters placed around town. On your way, pick up a scavenger hunt and keep the kids busy while you find that perfect gift. So, grab a steaming cup of hot cocoa and get those gift items checked off your list while supporting your local community today. In downtown Edmonds, you are sure to find unique gift items for everyone.
Local Treasure Seekers
Looking for something unique to give this holiday season? Step on into Rogue and take the stress out of choosing the perfect gift item. Rogue offers everything from buttery soft sweaters and robes to fun gummies in all your favorite cocktail flavors, perfect for your friends and co-workers. “What I like to offer is something that is unique,” says Kimberly Koenig, owner. “I always like to find the new fresh thing.”
If you are looking for a local gift for distant loved ones on your list, look no further than Crow. Crow features gift items from local artisans such as jewelry, unique household décor and scented candles inspired by surrounding communities. When the winter chill has you yearning for warmer days, step on into Pelindaba Lavender for sweet-smelling gift items that include everything from aftershave to bittersweet chocolate sauce.
Foodies can find all their favorite trinkets at The Wooden Spoon. From salad spinners to a vast array of creative cookie cutters, The Wooden Spoon has it all. Wander over to the Edmonds Bakery to fuel up on handmade pastries perfect for the upcoming holiday party. Take a break at any of the many local eateries or stroll on over to Walnut Street Coffee to warm up with a cup of hot coffee or farm-to-table pastries from Salmonberry Goods. Be sure not to miss the Roasted Potato scone as they sell out fast. Have a beer lover on your list? Salish Sea Brewing Co. can fill up a growler with a local seasonal brew from a hoppy bright to a malty ale.
Kids and Fur Babies
Families can find the perfect gifts for the little ones on their list in many local shops. Little Bipsy has all you will need to keep both mom and baby warm and comfortable this holiday season, such as cozy sweaters, scented candles, and organic teethers. Locally owned Teri’s Toybox is a child’s dream destination and features a wide array of toys, games, and books for children of all ages.
Those with pet lovers on their list will be sure to enjoy The Papery, which, along with seasonal household décor, cards, and stationary, has a whole section devoted to gifts for all the fur babies in your life, from unique toys to comfy blankets.
For the bookworm on your list, head on over to the Edmonds Bookshop, a treasured source of all the best reads. The knowledgeable staff can point you in the right direction to find the perfect adventure for those on your gift list.
Shop Local This Holiday Season and Invest in Your Community
Locally owned Edmonds shops offer unique gift items for even the hardest to buy for loved ones. By shopping this holiday season locally, you will also be giving back to communities that have recently had to overcome many challenges. “We are parents and members of your community in your town,” says Kimberly Koenig, owner of Rogue. “When you shop with us, you are putting your money back into your community. It is what makes living in a small town so special.”
Shopping locally also offers the shopper a more unique and intimate shopping experience. “The majority of the businesses (in Edmonds) are owned by mom and pop,” explains Jen Lawson, owner of Crow. “When you are spending money with them, it is staying local. Edmonds is special in that way. It is what keeps its charm and keeps it really unique and not cookie cutter.”
“It has been a hard couple of years to get through, so thank you to the people who keep showing up and who continue to shop local,” concludes Koenig.
This holiday season put the joy back into holiday shopping! Delight in the small-town charm of Edmonds, support local businesses and watch your loved one’s eyes light up this holiday season as they open that perfect gift.