Shop the Best Gifts in Downtown Bellevue

December 12, 2017 - by Emma Sullivan


Category: What's Happening

Shop the Best Gifts in Downtown Bellevue! 


Depending on your personality, holiday shopping can be either the highlight of your year or something that strikes fear in your heart. Regardless of which category you fall into (or maybe you’re somewhere in between), we’ve narrowed down the options in this gift guide to make your holiday shopping a little more organized and a little less hectic.

For the social media obsessed person in your life…

Cellairis, located in Bellevue Square, offers hundreds of cases and accessories, and personalization of phone accessories. Whether you’re looking for glitzy, glam, sturdy, minimalist or anything in-between, Cellairis the perfect spot to pick up something unique for phone-touting friend. 

For your favorite coworker…

Why not pick up some classic salted caramels at Fran’s Chocolates in Old Bellevue or stop by Hedge & Vine just a few doors down to discover a selection ranging from beautiful candles to hand painted stationary to elaborate cocktail mixers. Not only will you have a blast looking at everything, but you’ll be sure to win the heart of your work bestie. 

For the one with a million kids...

Give the gift of quality time! The Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card is a 21-year Bellevue holiday tradition and a favourite among families. Now, you can purchase ten skate admissions (includes skate rentals) for $95 - a savings of $45! The Discount Admission Pass can be used by a group or an individual. Want to go the extra mile? Janie and Jack in Bellevue Square is the perfect place to pick up a sweater or a scarf to help the little ones stay warm on the ice. 

For the one who has it all...

Give them the gift of giving! Make a donation in their name to a charity of their choice. Local favourites include Bellevue LifeSpring, Bellevue Schools Foundation and Seattle Humane

For that one person who's impossible to shop for…

Fireworksa Seattle-based, woman-owned enterpriseis full of captivating trinkets. You can find anything from a cook book called Thug Kitchen:101 to giant plush cupcakes to a “ring for beer” bell to beautiful ornaments. It’s the perfect place to shop when you don’t know what you’re looking for.

For your significant other… 

Which brilliant person was it that said experiences bring more happiness than material gifts? Treat the special person in your life to a night out in Downtown Bellevue. Start off with dinner at Purple Café and Wine Bar where you’ll encounter incredible savory delights (tip: Now through the end of the year, Heavy Restaurant Group, which owns Purple, is offering a $20 gift card for anyone who purchases a $100 gift card!). Continue the night at the new Cinemark Reserve Lincoln Square (featuring lounger seats, seat-side delivery, and an on-site bar and lounge) and finish the night off with fireside cocktails at The Porch in the W Bellevue

For that person always listening to podcasts…

Everyone has that one friend that makes them feel smarter just by association. As much as you love them for it, sometimes that makes it hard to shop for them. Have no fear - with the opening of the new Amazon Books in Bellevue Square, you’ll be the savviest shopper out there. In its bookstores, Amazon displays each book with a customer review, the number of Amazon.com reviews, and a star rating. All the books in store receive 4 or more stars on Amazon.com or come from lists of best sellers or hand-curated selections of new yet-to-be-reviewed titles. The store also divides books into sections based on what’s popular nearby and what is read fastest on Kindle. Books are displayed ‘cover out’ so that you can judge the book by the cover… and the reviews. 

For the self-declared gourmet chef...

"Jason Wilson" seems to be the hottest name in town. Maybe it has something to do with his two new downtown dining & bar concepts - The Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest. Every chef needs the proper tools and now, your favourite chef can cook with the same tools as Jason Wilson! Available for purchase in-person at The Lakehouse are custom-made Brandford Knives made locally in Kent, Washington. The handcrafted, unique steel, fixed-blade steak knives use modern technology in artful conception, design and functionality and are made exclusively for Jason Wilson. 

Want to get even more creative? Spice things up with El Gaucho's Spice Trio which will bring El Gaucho right into the kitchen. El Gaucho Classic Seasoning, Wicked Spice, and Diablo Spice are inspired by the the open coal pit cooking techniques used by the rough, rugged and highly regarded cowboys of the vast Pampas Argentina grasslands and will add a deliciously fiery kick to all your favourite dishes. 

Whatever and whoever you are shopping for, we are confident that Bellevue has a wealth of options to suit your every need. Best of luck and happy holidays! 
 

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