Shop local, with these last-minute Edmonds gift ideas
Why yes, Tuesday IS Christmas Eve. Whether you have nearly finished your shopping and are looking for a few stocking stuffers, or are a procrastinator who is just getting started, we’ve got you covered with these last-minute ideas suggested by Edmonds merchants. (Remember, studies have found that for each $1 spent at a local business, 45 cents is reinvested locally — it matters!)
Edmonds Vitamins & Herbs at 420 5th Ave. S. offers gifts “with your loved one’s health in mind,” says owner Justin Reeder, including protein powder, organic skincare gluten-free treats, books, cards, teas, and — of course — vitamins and herbs. 425-774-0747
The Stunningly Strange Gallery, 407 Main St., suggests artisan crafted jewelry and “functional owl” items (wristlets, mugs, air fresheners etc.) The shop also suggests gift cards “since purchasing art for others can be hard due to peoples’ taste.” Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve. 425-697-0420
Walnut Street Coffee has last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers including travel mugs, Theo’s caramels, Aeropress and Chemex coffee makers, and, of course, gift cards. Hours during the holidays are:
Dec 24 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dec 25 closed
Dec 26 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dec 31 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Jan 1 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
At Maje Gallery, 409 Main St., owner Manya Vee pointed to this designer necklace by Seattle artisan Shari Both, featuring dove gray pearls. The shop also features “lots of beautiful hand-made ornaments!” Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The Savvy Traveler features last-minute gifts for both men and women,” said owner Petra Rossu. “We have many practical items, not only for travel but also for everyday purposes.” The shop will be open until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Andy Cline of Cline Jewelers suggests
“the perfect stocking stuffer” — Pandora Charms at Cline Jewelers starting at $25. Open Christmas Eve 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 425-673-9090
The Edmonds Bookshop, 115 5th Ave. S., has several “great books for gift-giving” back in stock:
-“The North Cascades Highway: A Roadside Guide to America’s Alps” by Jack McLeod. A beautifully photographed guide to the history, geology and notable spots along the spectacular highway.
-”The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown. The story behind UW varsity crew members who rose from Depression poverty to triumph in an elite sport.
- “S.” by JJ Abrams & Doug Dorst. A mystery novel unlike any you have seen. What appears to be an old library book is covered with margin notes in which a story unfolds. Tucked into the pages are postcards, letters, notes of all sorts that further the relationship between two readers.
The bookshop is open until 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
And please remember to patronize the following My Edmonds News advertisers that are offering gift cards and certificates and other gift ideas during the holidays:
Salon 512, at 512 5th Ave. S., is offering 20 percent off all retail in December, and features gift bags priced from $5 to $22. 425-776-5055
Edmonds Hardware and Paint, 201 5th Ave. S. (Old Milltown), open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 425-967-5352.
Chanterelle Bistro, 316 Main St., open for breakfast only Christmas Eve (8 a.m.-noon) and closed Christmas. 425-774-0650.
Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant, 205 5th Ave. S. (Old Milltown), 425-672-5050
Clear the Cobwebs Clinical Hypnotherapy/Professional Life Coaching, 543 Main St., Ste. 101, 888-787-3719
Driftwood Players: Order gift certificates online for tickets to upcoming performances or call 425-774-9600.
Canarino Gelato, 201 5th Ave. S. (Old Milltown), open noon-10 p.m.,