Windermere Professional Partners

South Puget Sound 2022 Holiday Shopping Guide

November 1, 2022

Support local, independent businesses in Pierce County and beyond this holiday season! We asked our REALTORS® where they recommend shopping for holiday gifts, and here are some of the quotes they shared with us!

Where to Buy Gifts in Tacoma

Rankos' Stadium Pharmacy
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“Rankos' Stadium Pharmacy in the Stadium District Association is really a fabulous gift store as well as a pharmacy! They offer free gift wrapping, too. And don’t forget the post office inside Rankos where you can conveniently mail your cards and gifts!”

Compass Rose
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“My wife absolutely loves Compass Rose on Proctor! Great gifts, cards, jewelry, and gift cards. And they gift wrap on site.”

Peaks and Pints

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“If you know me and my buddies, then you know beer/cider make great holiday gifts that are sure to be appreciated. This establishment offers hundreds of bottle and growler selections. And you can enjoy a scrumptious sandwich and beverage on site while you peruse the crafty collection.”

Dragonfly Gift Store

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“This shop on Broadway in Downtown Tacoma is filled with eclectic and unique trinkets. The local owner Eric creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for anyone who walks into his shop. He travels often to find alluring items to put in his store, and it’s a new experience every time I have visited. I love browsing here for decor, gifts, and local art.”

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Viva Tacoma

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“Viva Tacoma is a family owned and operated restaurant in Proctor that serves food that is 100% vegan, gluten free, & as organic as possible. There are amazing bakery options for people with food restrictions, as well as a few sugar-free options! Could be awesome for gifts or a party in a pinch.”

Tacoma Museum Quality Framing

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“Framed pictures or artwork can be a thoughtful gift for the holidays. They also create metal transfers: Just provide a picture, or a digital copy of your favorite concert poster or marvel comic—you name it—and they transfer it onto metal. So cool!”

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Where to Buy Gifts in Puyallup

Milk and Honey Charcuterie

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“Milk and Honey Charcuterie is in Downtown Puyallup next to Anthem. Catherine makes speciality boxes and hosts parties putting together trays. You can give a specialty box as a gift or set up a party to make a tray. She's partnered with Board and Brush to do events as well. If you want to make someone feel super special, this is the way to go!”

The Mix Salsa

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“The Mix Salsa in Puyallup is a one-woman operation that is locally owned, and this made-from-scratch salsa business offers an evolving line of fresh flavors. All salsas are gluten, dairy, and sugar free! She's even curated a flavor sans tomatoes, inspired by a friend with cancer whose treatment regimen does not tolerate nutrients found in tomatoes. She's at just about every pop-up shop in the Puyallup-Sumner area and sells out every time! My personal fave is Avocado Verde. She has a gift pack of three 8 oz. salsas, or you can mix and match the full size 16 oz. containers. They make great gifts for foodies, spicy palates, and even the person who has everything. If you're the host, offer some tortilla chips and it's guaranteed rave reviews at your next holiday event.”

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Pink Chandelier

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“Pink Chandelier is the most beautiful boutique in Downtown Puyallup. A pink chandelier adorns the entrance above a pink grand piano. You’ll find home decor, women's clothing, accessories, a sweet shop, and the cutest, tastiest coffee and tea bar with wi-fi and French bistro vibes. It’s my favorite shop to not only peruse but also for a quiet treat, like a fresh scone and coffee while working on my computer. And the lemon curd... oh my!”

Where to Buy Gifts in Gig Harbor

The Garden Room

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“The Garden Room is in Uptown Gig Harbor. They have the most beautiful things for your holiday decorating and shopping, with everything from Christmas trees to jewelry!”

Where to Buy Gifts in University Place

Willow Tree Garden and Gifts

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“Willow Tree Garden and Gifts in University Place is a hidden gem for gifts. Willow Tree goes all out for each season and holiday. During the winter holidays, you walk into a winter wonderland that is truly breathtaking! You’ll find great gifts for any occasion, quality gardening tools and supplies, healthy plants and professional garden advice for indoor and outdoor plants. It is fun to go and get ideas on how to decorate for each season. Go check out their gift shop in the old house full of charm and full to the brim of gifts, jewelry and clothing. They also offer services of professional garden design!”

Where to Buy Gifts in Fircrest

Paper Luxe

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“Paper Luxe actually has 2 locations—one in Fircrest, and one in Gig Harbor—and it’s owned by a local mother/daughter team. The shops feature unique gift items, a beautiful selection of cards, great selection of quality pens and markers, house plants and pots for the greenthumb on your list, and so much more. The fun Gig Harbor location is perfect for getting lunch and shopping with friends.”

Where to Buy Gifts in Port Orchard

Hippie Witch Skincare

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“Hippie Witch Skincare on Bay Street in Port Orchard is a woman-owned, local business selling homemade and locally curated skincare products, handcrafted candles, jewelry and more. They have a lot to choose from, and their products are great for making baskets, stocking stuffers, etc. Everything is all natural and there are many unique options. Great for that someone who loves skincare and all natural bath/beauty products.”

Where to Buy Gifts in Buckley

Sticks and Stones Gift Store

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“Sticks and Stones Gift Store in Buckley is a smaller business but they have items for babies/kids, pets, and people who love to cook! They also have local lotions/soaps, jewelry, and home decor!”

Where to Buy Gifts in Yelm

The Shiplap Shop and Coffee House

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“The Shiplap Shop and Coffee House in Yelm features a lot of local vendors with items such as candles, decor, syrups, etc. and amazing coffee and pastries while you shop! I love to go for holiday signs and potpourri oils.”

Where to Buy Gifts in Bonney Lake

Oak & Wax Candle Co.

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“I definitely recommend local business Oak & Wax Candle Co. The owner, Alessandra Leinweber, can customize your order. It’s a great gift for friends and family.”

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Our Windermere Professional Partners blog offers even more recommendations and ideas for ways to enjoy the South Puget Sound. Click here to start exploring!