Downtown Bellevue’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
December 14, 2022 - by Sandy Vo
Downtown Bellevue’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
Reduce the stress of gift-giving this year with our Holiday Gift Guide! Shop from our curated collection of gift recommendations directly from some of Downtown Bellevue's favorite businesses while keeping your holiday cheer intact.
For the foodies...
Lady M's Winter Wishes Bon Bon Book
Adorned with festive scenery and filled with custom luxury confections, Lady M’s Winter Wishes Bon Bon Book makes the perfect gift for those who love sweets. Each order contains six types of chocolate and a customizable bookmark, order one online today!
Cafe Aloe's Holiday Bun Box
Cafe Aloe’s Holiday Box is perfect for the savory and sweet connoisseur in your life. Filled with four delicious buns, you can preorder this box from now until December 24 for $20 on their website. Each box comes with a char Siu reindeer bun, a condensed milk walnut bun, a porkfloxx char Siu bun, and a coconut snowball bun.
Browne Family Vineyards' Bellevue Wine Bottle
Newly opened in Downtown Bellevue, Browne Family Vineyards brings a collection of delicious wine to take home! They feature over 100 cases of their most beloved bottles, including high-end Bordeaux reds and full-bodied whites. Visit their tasting room to choose the right bottle for your next holiday function. If you can’t decide, our on-staff experts recommend their exclusive Bellevue City Series Red Blend.
Local Buys at the Bellevue Farmers Market
Shop local this holiday season with the Bellevue Farmers Market! Stuff your favorite tote bag with honeys, wines, sweets, jams, and so much more at their final money of the year on Saturday, December 17, from 10-2 p.m. Plan your route in advance or shop select vendors online using their 2022 Bellevue Farmers Market Gift Guide.
Trophy Cupcake's Holiday Cupcake Gift Box
Sweeten your celebrations with Trophy Cupcakes’ magical treats. Their new Holiday Gift Box contains festive cupcakes, macarons, and more. Make things bubbly by adding a bottle of Brut Cava. Available for delivery or pick-up from now until December 30. Quantities are very limited; gift boxes are available while supplies last.
Anchorhead's Charitable Brew
Give back and spread the joy! Anchorhead Coffee has partnered with the Salvation Army on their Red Shield Roast Winter Warmer, a naturally processed coffee blend featuring notes of passion fruit, milk chocolate, and caramelized sugar. $1 from every sale will be donated to the Salvation Army at the end of the holiday season to help those in need.
Lady Yum's Holiday Macaron Pack
Any baker can tell you that successful macarons are deceptively hard to pull off! That’s why we’re delighted by the return of Lady Yum's Holiday Pack. Adorned with a holiday sticker, it contains unbeatable classic flavors such as salted caramel, oatmeal cookie, and wild strawberry. Find the complete list of flavors online. With Lady Yum, the hardest part of macarons only has to be choosing between the 10 and 15 packs!
For the Fashion Conscious
Cozy Wear at Smith & Main
Smith & Main is a great place to shop local this holiday season! This contemporary, woman-locally clothing boutique carries a curated mix of established, well-known designers, distinctive up-and-coming new lines, and one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. From comfy pajama sets and soft cashmere sweaters to cozy at-home slippers, explore Smith & Main’s Personal Gift Guide!
Alicia Peru's Alpaca Fur Accessories
Alicia Peru can help you find the perfect gift for the sophisticated people in your life. They carry a large selection of easy gifts for any relationship, with items like room diffusers, candles, and small leather goods online and in their flagship store. Their fair-trade alpaca fur accessories are handcrafted by Peruvian artisans making Bellevue’s cold winter nights especially cozy and stylish.
Diverse Shops at The Bellevue Collection
The Bellevue Collection is your one-stop shop for gifts! With over 200 shops featuring local and national brands in fashion, décor, tech, and more all in one place, you’re sure to find something for even the pickiest person on your list. Find your start by scrolling through the Bellevue Collection's Gift Guide.
For Those Who Would Love a Little Pampering...
Makeover at Studio Wax
Know someone who’s looking for a makeover? Stop by Studio Wax this holiday season and package an unmatched, luxurious spa experience. Their services include waxing, brows, and skincare, perfect for all skin tones and types. While you’re there, pick up the Cosmedix Edit Kit, a curated, limited-edition set featuring five holy grail skincare staples highly loved by the press, clients, and celebs alike – all packaged in one box. It’s a phenomenal stocking stuffer!
Spa Day for Two at Truce Spa
Truce Spa is offering a special deal when you book for two! Keep your holiday spirits high by grabbing your friend, partner, or favorite family member for a Holiday Spa Party Special any weekday this month. Optional add-ons include a classic manicure and pedicure party service, plus complimentary use of their infrared sauna. More information on discounts and booking can be found on their website.
Yuan Spa's Self-Care Membership
A Yuan Spa Membership is a gift that keeps on giving all year. With one monthly spa service for any facial, massage, or body treatment, provide the workaholics in your life the gift of self-care. Apply for a membership today. More information can be found online.
For The Cozy Homemakers
glassybaby's Holiday Collection
Keep it classy with glassybaby, our favorite choice for finding an unmatched housewarming gift! Their holiday collection reflects the season, featuring a wide range of white, green, and red tones. Can’t decide? Our favorite is the ‘Santa’ glassybaby ,etched individually by hand and painted in three colors. Each sale made will go directly to the glassybaby foundation to provide hope and healing in the community!
Make Your Own Gift Package From Hedge & Vine
Hedge & Vine makes the gift for that elusive secret Santa gift a breeze. If you have a hard time deciding on the right gift for a client, coworker, or mysterious aunt, stop by this shop to fill up a gift basket with a wide selection of fine wine, specialty foods, and lovely home goods.
Stocking Stuffers at Paper Source
Paper Source is the ideal place for quirky gifts! From unique greeting cards and colorful ornaments to playful trinkets and mugs, they offer a great selection of stocking stuffers and gifts for every personality in the family. Step up your wrapping game with their Instagram advice on how to wrap the perfect gift, or take advantage of their Gift wrapping services available starting at $8.
Home Décor at Veritables
Know someone who’s looking to spruce up a new home? Located in Old Bellevue, Veritables has a wide range of options! They feature an expansive collection of décor items, lamps, rugs, furniture, and other interior products that works great for any space.
For Those Who Love Experiences...
Tickets to the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink Presented by Symetra
Ice, ice, baby! The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, presented by Symetra is back for its 25th year at Bellevue Downtown Park, from now through January 8. If you have an avid ice skater in your life, give the gift of unlimited skating with our season pass for only $129! With no blackout dates and pre-reservations required, the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink makes enjoying the ice a breeze. Season Passes are available for purchase on-site at the rink only. Full details can be found on our website
Front Row Seats to the Holiday Performances at Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Musical theatre fans, this one is for you! Meydenbauer Center Theatre hosts an enchanting series of holiday-themed productions, including the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, Ballet of the Snow Queen, and The Nutcracker, presented by International Ballet Theatre! Choose your favorite show or attend all three. Tickets can be found on their website.
Admission to Garden d'Lights
Brighten up your receiver’s night by booking tickets to Garden d’Lights, hosted by the Bellevue Botanical Garden! This year, they’re featuring over half a million sparkling lights formed in the whimsical shapes of plants, birds, animals, and cascading waterfalls set amid the natural beauty of the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Garden d’Lights will run from now thru December 31, every night starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are only available for purchase online.
Cooking Classes at Whisk
We all know that food is the quickest way to anyone’s heart. Plan a romantic date night by booking your partner a class at Whisk for an unforgettable cooking and dining experience that will blow them away! They’ll have a unique chance to learn from a talented team of chefs with diverse culinary backgrounds. Whisk’s cooking classes book out quickly, so make sure to reserve a spot soon!
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