Shopping Late? Shop Old Bellevue!
Whether you’re waiting to finish your holiday shopping or just can’t find that perfect something for that special someone, make sure you include Downtown Bellevue’s Old Bellevue as one of your shopping destinations. Bellevue’s original main strip is chalk full of charm - and conveniently - home to some of the city’s best boutiques and purveyors. Here’s our starting guide of shops to scope out great holiday gifts – and hey, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave without something for yourself!
An Old Bellevue favorite, Whisk is your quintessential kitchen store with a twist. Offering a curated assortment of tabletop accessories, cookware and linens, you’ll be able to find a unique and useful gift with ease. But Whisk isn’t just a shop; they offer cooking classes by a diverse set of Bellevue chefs – and who wouldn’t love a gift certificate to improve their skill?
Receiving a Glassybaby has become a famed gift in the PNW, and that’s because the Seattle-based company’s handmade candle holders are all one-of-a-kind. With a shop right in the heart of Old Bellevue, you can pick out a color and design that fits exactly who you’re gifting to. An added bonus? A portion of each sale goes to charity – win, win.
Bellevue Barber Shop
Give the gift of dapperness this season. If you’re shopping for that guy in your life who always has the best hair (or needs some help getting there), consider popping by Bellevue Barber Shop and picking up a gift certificate for a gentlemanly spa experience: a haircut, beard trim or shave. It’s a no-fuss, classic barbershop experience any guy will love.
With the outdoors right at our fingertips, check out Title Nine for the adventurous woman in your life. Featuring a diverse selection of the “world’s best athletic clothing and women’s workout clothes,” you’ll find accessories, clothing and outerwear for every style and every activity.
hedge & vine
Stumped on what to get? Check out hedge & vine for a gorgeous assortment of home gifts, wines and specialty foods. Better yet? Put an item from all three together for a perfect gift basket. Need some inspiration? The knowledgeable staff can help you assemble the perfect assortment.
For some, the best gifts are those that can be enjoyed together. Check out Swiftwater Cellars and pick up a bottle of wine from Old Bellevue’s flagship tasting room. Even better, the venue has a full restaurant, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after your shopping adventure.
By no means in this an exhaustive list, Old Bellevue has so much to offer! But rest easy knowing you can meander up and down the street and pop into shops at your leisure – you’ll discover places you haven’t seen and have fun along the way. Happy shopping!