It’s the thought that counts, but sometimes you need help with your thoughts, and that's why this year, we put together lists to guide your local shopping experience and help you get creative with combo gift packages from numerous local businesses! Whether you’re buying on a budget (cause, you know, inflation), splurging, or looking for a unique experience to get you out of the house, we have you and your shopping lists covered. #SpendWithIntention this holiday season by supporting local businesses in Ballard.

  • Ascent Outdoors | Cozy apparel and winter gear, shoes & boots, and inspiration to get outside!
  • Pedego Bikes | Top-notch bikes and accessories for adults and teens!
  • Fleet Feet | Running shoes, apparel, safety lights and vests, and recovery equipment!
  • Kavu | Seller of stylish men’s & women’s activewear, plus accessories like bags, hats & sunglasses!
  • West Marine |Chain specializing in boating accessories & parts, plus related apparel & fishing supplies!
  • Annie’s Art & Frame | Frames, locally produced art prints, and poster art!
  • Assembly | Wall art, photography, handmade cutting boards, charcuterie boards, and upcycled bags!
  • Blumenkinder | Handmade jewelry, acrylic panels and wall art, one-of-a-kind rattles and figurines, pillows made from Turkish rugs, and more!
  • Get Nice. Gallery | One-of-a-kind prints, stickers, totes, wall art, and koozies!
  • Keil Studio | Art gallery offering handmade wood products and more!
  • Monster | Featuring the work of 125+ independent artists who have designed almost everything in the shop!
  • National Nordic Museum Gift Shop | Scandinavian chocolate, forest berries, coffee, licorice, and more!
  • Push/Pull | Paintings, prints & drawings by alternative artists!
  • Sacred Circle Art Gallery & Gift Shop | Native American and First Nations artwork designed by local, established, and emerging Native artists!
  • Venue | Pottery, jewelry, wall art, and a variety of prints from Washington artists!
  • Ballard Home Comforts | Shop a wide selection of hats, socks, shirts, bags, purses, and more!
  • Blumenkinder | Inspired by nature, fashion, and art, Blumenkinder creates handmade, one-of-a-kind garments crafted out of quality, reclaimed cashmere, fine wools, silk, and cotton!
  • Buffalo Exchange | For the eco-conscious, give the gift of shopping for unique finds at affordable prices!
  • Fair Trade Winds | Dresses, pants, ponchos, tops, and tunics for all genders!
  • Gold Dogs | Badass boutique for cowboy boots, rock n roll, good vibes, and trending and classic styles!
  • Good & Well Supply Co | T-shirts, sweatshirts, beanies, scarves, and shawls!
  • Horeshoe Boutique | Trendy apparel and jewelry for women of all ages, including many cozy sweaters and holiday tops!
  • Kavu | Stylish men’s & women’s activewear, plus accessories like bags, hats & sunglasses!
  • Lucky Vintage | Vintage and unique dresses, skirts, and jackets for special occasions!
  • Market Street Shoes |.Shop name-brand shoes, including suede Birkenstocks, Blundstone boots, and their growing clothing collection!
  • Monster | Eclectic tops, bottoms, socks, shirts, boxers, plus-size, and more!
  • National Nordic Museum Gift Shop | Sweaters, beanies, socks, mittens, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, jewelry, and more!
  • Prism | Curated selections of women’s and men’s clothing and streetwear, including outerwear!
  • re-souL | Men’s and women’s shoes, clothing, accessories, and jewelry!
  • Restyle for Rather | Women’s and men’s apparel in all brands and styles at affordable prices!
  • September | Stylish women’s and men’s clothing, including sweaters, sweatshirts, bottoms, headwear, scarves, and gloves!
  • Simple & Just | Quality gently–loved clothing and accessories!
  • Standard Goods | Ballard-branded sweaters and hats, shirts, pants, winter knits, beanies, jewelry, and more!
  • Studio RA | An array of sweaters, tops, dresses, and jewelry for everyday or special occasions!
  • Aluel Cellars | Give the gift of their wine club! They also offer beautiful branded gift cards both in-store and online.
  • Ballard Consignment | Shop their new and consigned furniture and home decor selection for every room!
  • Beehive Mercantile | They have a great selection of new furniture, home decor, and home goods!
  • Couch | Their showroom is full of sofas and chairs in various sizes, styles & fabrics! They also build custom furniture, made to order!
  • Culinary Essentials | Choose from kitchen gadgets, cookware, bakeware, dining and entertainment pieces, home decor, and even cooking classes to teach you tips and tricks to master your favorite recipes!
  • DIGS | Shop modern furniture, housewares, decor, and more!
  • Fair Trade Winds | Breadwarmer baskets, chef accessories, birdhouses, rugs, wall art, incense, soaps, and more! And it’s all fair trade!
  • Good & Well Supply Co | Candles, holiday gift sets, incense, room spray, blankets, pillows, throws, mugs, and more!
  • Grape Juice Wine Shop | Who doesn’t want a monthly subscription for wine?!
  • Lucca Great Finds | Christmas and home decor galore! Stockings, candles, pillows, candles, coffee table books, and the cutest knickknacks!
  • Monster | Home decor, stationary and office supplies, drinkware, kitchen towels, and more!
  • National Nordic Museum Gift Shop | Scented candles, stuffed gnomes & tomten, tomte bottle toppers, pillows, candle holders, ornaments, dishware, and more!
  • re-souL | Aprons, coasters, cutting boards, drinkware, taper candles, tea towels, throws, and more!
  • ROOT | Shop their curated selection of house plants and Japanese-made ceramic planters!
  • Sip & Ship | Ballard-branded hats and shirts, Lulumiere candles, wine, water bottles, gift packages, trinkets for the home, and more!
  • Seattle Edge | The highest quality sharpening, fine cutlery, and one-of-a-kind blades
  • Sparklebarn | Full of vintage Scandinavian and mid-century modern furniture for every room!
  • Summit & Terrace | Choose from scented candles, votives, diffusers, and lifestyle merchandise!
  • The Cycle Sanctuary | Gratitude journal, “More Self Love” mugs, Kanda candles, Beekman skin products, and more!
  • Woodland Mod | Scandinavian designed and influenced home decor, kitchen and bar accessories, bath and body products, and plenty of scents to smell! The products found at Woodland Mod are often inspired by nature’s textures, scents, and materials.


  • Assembly | Purchase a bag of beans from their guest roaster, Anchorhead, and a gift card!
  • Anchored Ship Coffee | Grab a bag of beans from Counter Culture Coffee!
  • Ballard Coffee Works | Bag of beans, to-go cups, coffee equipment, and a Coffee Works Club membership!
  • Caffe Umbria | Snag a bag of their house-roasted beans and a gift card or travel tumbler! And don’t forget to check out their holiday gift sets!
  • Cardoon Seattle @ Freya Cafe | Check out their selection of Scandinavian coffee beans! And don’t leave without one of their coffee advent calendars from @lacabracoffee out of Denmark – available for retail at their space in the Nordic Museum!
  • Floating Leaves Tea | Shop tea, teaware, and gift certificates!
  • Papa Chango | Give the gift of coffee with a Papa Chango gift card!
  • Miro Tea | Choose from a selection of world-class teas, tea equipment, and one-of-a-kind tea accessories!
  • ROOT | To-go tumblers and craft coffee beans from their selection of roasting partners!
  • A gift card to one (or all!) of the neighborhood’s famed restaurants and bakeries!
  • Annie’s Art & Frame | Teas, caramels, chocolates, a Latin American Cookbook, cocktail and margarita mixers, and more!
  • Beehive Mercantile | Artisinal popcorn, onion confit jam from @threelittlefigsjam, matzo chips from @matzoproject ,Christmas Cookie popcorn crunch from @southbend_chocolatecompany , Elderberry Spritzer with Elderberry Syrup from @everythingelderberry , mulled cider from @oldschoolmill, and more!
  • Cupcake Royale | Tis the season for joy and cupcakes! Their festive-themed dozen will brighten up any function. They have gift cards too!
  • Hot Cakes | Cocoa nib toffee, Victrola coffee, Theo chocolate bars, jarred caramel, take and bakes, and gift cards!
  • Mighty O Donuts | Gift cards are available!
  • Salt & Straw | You’ll never disappoint with a gift card to Salt & Straw! Be sure to check out their Holiday Series, limited edition DWANTA Holiday Pack, culinary perfumes, and Pints Club subscription options!
  • Sabine Cafe & Market | They have boxes full of goodies that are sure to delight! Even better, each gift basket is 25% off retail value and includes items like @caffevita holiday blend coffee, scrumptious chocolate bars, @eatkarikari chili garlic crisp, @ellivated_goods superfood powders, & more! available to purchase in the café before or after brunch. ⁠
  • Scandinavian Specialties | Svea cookies, Freia, Marabou, and Anthon Berg! Big bars and Marzipan are available too!
  • Secret Garden Books | Extensive collection of cookbooks of all cuisines and styles!
  • Sip & Ship | Seattle chocolate bars, Frans milk chocolate caramels, candy cane sticks, packaged cookies, McCrea’s handcrafted caramels, macaron sets, and more!
  • Sweet Mickey’s Candy Shoppe | Homemade fudge, Hammond’s holiday treats, old-fashioned candy, Cadbury advent calendars, chocolate truffle gift boxes, gift certificates, and more!
  • Truffles & More | Fudge, chocolate-covered treats, delicious cakes, and holiday chocolate boxes! Their 4 pack of truffles are perfect stocking stuffers!

Blendily | Shop serums & oils, masks & scrubs, soaps, herbal remedies, hair & scalp products, merchandise for mama & baby, aromatherapy misters and essential oils, and more!

Craft Beauty Ballard | Gift cards are back at Craft Beauty! Need a gift you know will be ready on time? In stock and sure to fit.

Lucid Aesthetix | Purchase a gift certificate!

Luminous Skincare Studio | Purchase a gift certificate!

Olympic Spa | All December you get a free gift with the purchase of a gift card! Stop by to pick yours up today!

Rebel Med NW | Cosmetic acupuncture, micro-needling, bio-injections, vitamin injections, and more!

Rudy’s Barbershop | Purchase Rudy’s hair products!

Samatva Skin | Purchase a gift certificate!

Steele Barber & Spa | Give the gift of great grooming and indulgence with a gift card!

Vain | Purchase a gift certificate!

White Lotus Salon | Purchase a gift certificate!


Hey Grandma and Grandpa! Give your grown children a special night (or two) away from their kids at a Ballard hotel (and a night of babysitting, of course!) And don’t forget to include a gift card to a nearby restaurant and Majestic Bay Theater. A Family Membership to the National Nordic Museum isn’t a bad idea either!


If you really can’t decide on something to give, you can always give the gift of choice with a Visit Ballard Gift Card. This digital gift card can be used at 30+ businesses throughout Ballard and keeps local spending local. Happy Holidays! Thanks for supporting local businesses!