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


BOOKS

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


CANDLES

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


CARDS

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


FOOD & DRINK

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


PRINTS

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)


PUZZLES, GAMES & CRAFTS

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


OTHER FUN THINGS

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