EverOut's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Our Favorite Things from Seattle Authors, Artists, Food Businesses, and More

November 24, 2020
Know someone who misses the Elephant Car Wash already? Get them one of these Denny Way prints from Porchlight Design Co. (Porchlight Design Co)

In the year of COVID-19, shopping small and supporting local businesses is even more important than ever. Luckily, Seattle is full of extremely talented, creative people, so it should be easy to find something for everyone on your list while doing just that. Below, we've rounded up a selection of our favorite books, food gifts, novelty items, and other things to buy for your family and friends (or yourself!) this holiday season. For more ideas, check out our list of branded merch from Seattle restaurants and venues, our list of holiday markets and shopping events, or our sister site The Stranger's holiday gift guide.

Jump to: Books | Candles | Cards | Food & Drink | Prints | Games | Other Fun Things


Pieometry by Seattle pie baker Lauren Ko of the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen

One Life by OL Reign Captain Megan Rapinoe

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by former Stranger staffer Lindy West

Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle by Seattle Central College professor Daudi Abe

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo, Seattle-based author of So You Want to Talk About Race 
(To be published December 1)

Viral Murals: Seattle Artists, Storefront Murals, and the Power of Art During Crisis, published by Chatwin Books

The Cold Millions by Spokane author Jess Walter, set in Spokane

The Writer's Library by Seattle-based author Jeff Schwager and former Seattle Public Librarian Nancy Pearl

And Now, Sir… Is This Your Missing Gonad? by Jim Woodring, from Seattle-based publisher Fantagraphics

The Great Offshore Grounds, longlisted for the National Book Award and partially set in Seattle, by Portland author Vanessa Veselka

My Unforgotten Seattle memoir by former Wing Luke Museum Executive Director Ron Chew

I Heart Soul Food cookbook by Seattle blogger Rosie Mayes

Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, edited by Seattle journalist Jennifer Haupt

52 Lists for Bravery journal by Seattle-based author and former downtown boutique owner Moorea Seal

Unsettling Native Art Histories On The Northwest Coast by Burke Museum curator Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse


Golden Garden candles from the Dank Crystal

National Park candles from Grapheme (or directly from Good & Well Supply Co)

A candle for watching Christmas movies from Snohomish's Malicious Women Co. 

A Ruth Bader Ginsburg candle from Capitol Hill's Retrofit Home

A limited-edition glassybaby votive holder designed by Seattle favorite artist Jeffry Mitchell

Lychee rose black tea candles from Capitol Hill cafe Atulea


Kamala Harris cards from Dahlia Press 

A postcard record (that plays a song from Cataldo on your turntable!) from Porchlight Design Co

A-Frame Holiday cards from Pretty Bird Paper Co
(We also like these Sasquatch cards)

Snowshoeing Santa cards from Driscoll Design

Space Needle cards from Elliott Bay Book Company

Mr. Rogers cards from Pike St. Press


All I Want for Christmas Is a New President cards from Sad Shop

Pressed flower cards from the UW Botanic Gardens

Seattle Strong postcards from Seattle Made

Coast Salish cards from Eighth Generation


A Sweet Treats box from Savor Seattle, featuring Theo Chocolate, Jonboy Caramels, and other local treats

Or a Theo Greetings gift box directly from the Fremont retailer

A Winter White cocktail kit from Heritage Distilling

A Fiestas Gift Set from Frelard Tamales with tamales, a holiday bouquet, Friday Afternoon teas, and other local goodies

A Home for the Holidays gift set from Caffe Vita

A Woodland Cheer gift box from Seattle Chocolates

An artisan meat holiday sample pack from Coro by Salumi

Liliko'i caramels from Marination

A specialty tea blend from the Frye Art Museum

A monthly macaron subscription from Lady Yum 

A Trove holiday gift box featuring Girl Meets Dirt preserves, Mama Lil’s sweet hot pickled peppers, and more Seattle staples

Rainbow pasta dough from Salty Seattle (bonus points if you add a copy of the Pasta, Pretty Please cookbook)

Glögg from the Nordic Museum and Sjöblom Winery

Custom gift bags from Cone & Steiner

A wine club subscription from one of these local wineries


A Denny Way print to commemorate the now-gone Elephant Car Wash from Porchlight Design Co (also available in a limited-edition ornament version)

A "Let's Get Kraken" print from Seattle artist Frida Clements

A Seattle map print from Butter Home

Stasia Burrington's sourdough cat print from Monster's Kitty Party collection

An icon print from the Washington State Parks

A print of a local landmark from Instagram artist Marko Folk Art
(DM for inquiries)


A limited-edition puzzle from Elliott Bay Book Company

A PNW landscape embroidery kit from MCreativeJ

Stasia Burrington's Magic Neko deck from Robot vs. Sloth

A make-your-own holiday wreath kit from The Works

Seattle playing cards from the Seattle Art Museum


A Washington State puzzle from Portage Bay Goods

A mini succulent kit from West Seattle-based company cutieplants 

The new Back to the Future strategy game from Seattle-based board game designers Prospero Hall


The Bob's Burgers Christmas album from Sub Pop

Made In Seattle's limited-edition ornament from former Sonics player Slick Watts and Glass Eye Studio 
(Begins shipping Nov 25)

Pho candy canes from Seattle weird emporium Archie McPhee

A West Seattle Island ornament from Alair

Instant party guest balloons for your quarantine holidays from Seattle artist Claire England 

A Mushroom Girl box from Sfingiday 

Shower Art from Ugly Baby

Plants + Pokes temporary tattoos from the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Ramen pins from Ooink

Pollinator pride patches from Seattle Seed Company

Themed gift boxes from Elliott Bay Book Company

A Seattle in a nutshell mug from Portage Bay Goods

A Washington State bucket list scratch-off poster from Cascadia Modern

A Food is Love mystery set from the Wing Luke Museum, which comes with a choice of a boba- or dumpling-shaped ambient light