The season of giving is underway and as our gift to you, here is a compilation of gift ideas. We’ve rounded up a collection of options that will surely delight the lucky recipients of your gift including memberships to educational and inspiring institutions, creative and engaging classes, exciting experiences, local gifts and holiday fairs.
Fairs & Markets
Give the gift that is one of a kind. Check out these holiday arts and craft fairs to find unique gifts.
December 12 | Art Under $100 | Seattle Design Center
December 12-13 | Native Art Mart | Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
December 13 | 8th Annual DIY Holiday Fair | The Vera Project
December 19 | Seattle Renegade Craft Fair | Magnuson Park, Hangar 30
For more fairs and markets check out The Seattle Time’s list of Holiday Arts & Crafts Shows http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/holiday-arts-crafts-shows-sales/
Give the gift of knowledge and discovery with a membership to one of the following institutions.
EMP//Henry Art Gallery//Seattle Art Museum//Center on Contemporary Art//Woodland Park Zoo//Seattle Aquarium//Pacific Science Center//Emerald City Trapeze Arts//Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum//MOHAI//Seattle Children’s Museum//Northwest African American Museum//Wing Luke Museum//
Give the gift of creativity and self-expression through enrollment in dance, arts and crafts classes. Courses are available for a great a variety of interests and trades and are also fun for all ages.
Gage Academy of Art | Class Example: “Diary Comics”
Pratt Fine Arts Center | Class Example: “Patterns on Fabric”
Frye Art Museum | Class Example: “Leatherworking Basics: Wallets & Totes”
Seattle Glassblowing Studio | Class Example: “Blow Your Own Glass”
Mind Unwind Art | Class Example: “Paint Your Pet”
NW Dance | Class Example: “Swing”
Sueños de Salsa | Class Example: “Cha Cha”
Massive Monkees | Class Example: “Kids Breakin and Funk Styles”
Give the gift of a once in a lifetime experience with tickets and passes to one of the following arts and culture performances and events.
Give the gift that keeps on giving. Feel extra great about your gift by purchasing from one of the following vendors, because not only are they local to the Seattle area, they also contribute portions of their sales back to deserving causes.
Local Tangible Gifts that Give Back
Seattle Chocolates | 1 purchase = 1 serving of food to someone in need.
glassybaby Candle Votives | 10% from the sale of every glassybaby will be donated directly to organizations that help people in need.
Hedgebrook Cookbook | Proceeds support Hedgebrook’s mission to nurture voices and work of women writers.
glittersweet Tote Bags| 5% of profits goes to nonprofits supporting moms and kids.
JJ Caprices Jewelry | Portion of proceeds goes to World Vision to support young girls in developing countries.
Lasting Smiles Lip Balm | 5% of each lip balm sale goes to Smile Train, the world’s largest international children’s cleft charity.
Art with Heart Books| Proceeds support Art with Heart to care for the emotional and well-being of children adversely affected by hardship.