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Send the gift of the Pacific Northwest this holiday season

Traveling to see loved ones may not be a part of our 2020 holiday plans, but we can still send them a taste of the Pacific Northwest. From chowder to wine, these ten local businesses can help faraway friends feel a little closer to Washington State. Bonus: it’s a great chance to shop from home while supporting local.

(TLDR? Just follow this collection and get to shopping!)

1. Seattle Fish Guys

Seattle Fish Guys—Seattle (Photo: Dennis D.)

Offering local favorites like crab, oysters, clams, halibut, mussels and smoked salmon the Seattle Fish Guys ship fresh seafood and specialty groceries nationwide. Local pickup available from their Central District storefront. Order at www.seattlefishguys.com.

2. Airfield Estates Winery

Located on an 830-acre former World War II airfield, this family-owned winery features Washington-grown grapes in their rich reds, fruity whites and rich late-harvest moscato. Free shipping available in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. $10 shipping to other eligible states, or pick up in person at their Woodinville, Vancouver and Prosser tasting rooms. Order online at airfieldwines.com.

3. Marie’s Bees

Marie’s Bees—Bellingham, WA

Specializing in small-batch, raw Pacific Northwest honey this woman-owned Bellingham business ships nationwide and delivers free locally. Their website includes other popular locally-sourced products like smoked madrona sea salt from San Juan Island and Douglas fir bee balm. Order online at mariesbees.com.

4. AH Lip & Body Butter

This black-owned, woman-owned and veteran-owned small business creates small-batch moisturizing products using natural ingredients. Pain relief and muscle relaxation products also available. Pick-up available at their storefront or order online at www.ahlipbodybutter.biz.

5. Malicious Women Candle Co.

1 star 2020 candle
Malicious Women Candle Co.—Snohomish, WA

Located in Snohomish, this small woman-owned business delivers snark, sass and attitude through their handmade candles. They offer nationwide shipping, themed gift assortments and a subscription box. Check out their (potentially NSFW) online shop at maliciouswomenco.com.

6. Greencastle Soap & Supply

Based in Spokane, this woman-owned business creates handmade specialty soaps using responsibly-sourced ingredients. Their products are eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable. Check out their products (including a Washington themed gift pack) at greencastlesoap.com.

7. Pike Place Chowder 

New England clam chowder
Pike Place Chowder Co.—Seattle

Since 2003, this popular Seattle restaurant has served up all things chowder and seafood from their landmark Pike Place Market digs. They now ship nationwide, including their award-winning New England Clam Chowder, rich Smoked Salmon Chowder and legendary Seafood Bisque. Order online at www.pikeplacechowder.com.

8. Made in Washington

Featuring specialty food items and gifts, Made in Washington offers everything from sports-themed ornaments to the legendary Fisher Fair Scone mix. If it was created in the Evergreen State, you’ll probably find it here. Check them out at madeinwashington.com.

9. Bale Breaker Brewing Company

Pacific Northwest IPA
Bale Breaker Brewing Co.—Yakima, WA

Famous for all things hoppy, this Yakima brewery features award-winning IPAs for that true #PNW vibe. They offer curbside pickup from their tasting room and ship their beer within Washington State. Order through their website: www.balebreaker.com.

10. The Cheesemonger’s Shop

Home of all things cheese, this popular Leavenworth shop is a dairy-lover’s dream with their enormous selection of cheeses from around the state (and the world). They also offer cheese packages and a cheese-of-the-month club. Order online at cheesemongersshop.com.