Looking for the perfect holiday gift? There are many wonderful small businesses in North Kitsap where you can get a variety of gifts for everyone on your list. We’ve broken it down by some popular categories, but this is just a start. You are sure to be wowed when you walk into some of these charming shops, and perhaps you will find a new favorite. Windermere loves to support our local communities, and we are so thankful to have so many incredible businesses.
Holiday Gifts to Unwind
The first thing that comes to mind for relaxation is a trip to the spa. A couple of great options are the Angeline Spa at Clearwater Casino in Suquamish, and Bliss Day Spa in Kingston. You’ll find the typical spa offerings at both, including massages and facials. Book a specific service, or buy a gift card for the recipient to choose from. Boost the experience and opt for a mint truffle wrap package at Angeline or a lemon honey facial at Bliss Day Spa.
For a luxurious at-home spa experience, head to Away With Words in Poulsbo and shop their edit apothecary line which includes bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and lotions. Add some delicious tea and a fluffy robe to make it a well-rounded gift basket. If you’re wanting a more unique option, check out Dogfish Moon Sanctuary in Poulsbo. They have indoor and outdoor Epsom salt floating options as well as cedar and infrared saunas.
Delicious Made-in-Kitsap Gifts
Head over to Bon Bon Candies in downtown Winslow if you’re looking for a gift for a chocolate lover. They offer luxury chocolates, seasonal treats, and fresh fudge in many flavors. Poulsbo Candy Shoppe is another haven for sweet enthusiasts with retro favorites, tons of fun stocking stuffers, caramel corn, and 24 flavors of fudge. For savory goodies, Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties in Poulsbo has delicious smoked cheeses, salmon, nuts, and other items for a gift basket. Another option is CB’s Nuts in Kingston. Their freshly roasted nuts, peanut butter, and more also makes a yummy gift.
For the Craft Beverage Lover
There’s no shortage of craft beverage producers in North Kitsap. For wine aficionados, grab a bottle of wine or a gift card to a tasting room, or even a wine club membership. State 42 Wines or Details Wine Bar in Poulsbo are fun options. You can also check out the Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island to learn about their popular wineries. Also, Kingston’s D’Vine Wines offers a great Wine Club Membership.
For those who love craft beers, Poulsbo breweries Western Red, Rainy Daze, Valhöll, Slippery Pig, and Echoes all have an excellent selection of to-go brews and beer-related swag. In Kingston, head to Downpour Brewing or Hood Canal Brewery for more great local brews. Many of them also offer mug-club memberships. Additionally, Port Gamble’s House 11 Taproom & Bottle Shop has a fun selection of wine and beer. For cider fans, visit Bushel & Barrel in Poulsbo or the brand-new Sisters’ Cider House on Bainbridge Island.
For Kids and Fur Babies
You’ll find everything from princess wands to Legos at Toys Etc. in Poulsbo. They also have “green” toys made from recycled materials and Montessori-style toys. Another fabulous option is Calico Toy Shoppe on Bainbridge. Calico offers a variety of educational toys, art kits, and musical-themed toys. Local booksellers Liberty Bay Books and BookIt Nook offer literary escapes for kids of all ages. If you prefer to give the gift of an experience, consider a membership to the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) on Bainbridge Island.
If you want something special for the furry friends in your life or for their owners, check out Country Pet Shoppe in Kingston. They carry all-natural pet products and offer grooming and training services. In Poulsbo, The NW Dog has all kinds of things like Fresh Field dog treats, interactive cat toys, fun car magnets, and more. On Bainbridge Island, B.I. Barkery has unique items like advent calendars for dogs, locally made collars and leashes, and Seattle Kraken and Seahawks pet puffer jackets and bandanas.
For Gardeners and Nature Lovers
For the person with a green thumb or for someone who simply loves nature, purchase a gift card or a beautiful potted plant from Valley Nursery or Olmstead’s Nursery in Poulsbo. Or, treat them to a gorgeous floral arrangement from Thistle Floral and Home in Kingston. Also, Bainbridge’s Bloedel Reserve and Kingston’s Heronswood Garden are great places to take visitors. You can purchase tickets or memberships as memorable presents.
Classic Pacific Northwest Holiday Gifts
Whether you’re sending a piece of the PNW to a faraway loved one, or want to shop for a proud local, you’ve got plenty of options. Stock up on outerwear or cozy socks for the whole family at Indigo Plum in downtown Poulsbo. And, Bainbridge’s Bay Hay and Feed has a variety of gloves, hats, and scarves. Looking for Poulsbo ornaments or fun, local treasures? Check out the Poulsbo Historical Society. Or, stop by the Port Gamble General Store & Cafe to see their assortment of Pacific Northwest gifts, themed treasure boxes, and more.
For a gift with true PNW roots, visit the Suquamish Museum store for one-of-a-kind textiles, jewelry, woven cedar accessories, and tribal art. For locally-made wooden gifts, Laeradr Millworks creates beautiful pieces.
Last but not least, if you want to get something special for a coffee lover, consider a beautiful handmade mug by Fern Street Pottery in Indianola. You could pair it with some locally roasted coffee from Poulsbo’s Grounds For Change or Bainbridge’s Pegasus Coffee.
We hope you’re now excited and ready to “shop small” this holiday season. And, if you’re wondering about Kitsap’s holiday happenings, check out our free, digital Kitsap Events Guide.