10 awesome gifts for everyone on your list
There’s a reason why Bellevue is considered the premiere shopping destination of the Puget Sound Region; we have all the great gifts you won’t find anywhere else. We make holiday shopping spectacular and about connecting with loved ones over food, fashion, and entertainment. Our plazas are home to exclusive stores like Hermes, Coach, and glassybaby, making Bellevue a sought-after destination for retail crusaders and fashionistas alike. Whatever your taste, Bellevue has three unique retail locations where you can find something for everyone on your list:
- The Shops at the Bravern: if luxury is your thing, then the Bravern is the place to be! This stunning shopping plaza features Louis Viton, Hermes, Gucci, and much more. There are even some delicious dining options like The Dolar Shop and the Trophy Café.
- The Bellevue Collection: This multi-unit shopping mall is the epicenter of Bellevue’s downtown district. With incredible dining options, entertainment, and premier shopping, the Bellevue Collection is your one-stop shopping experience. After shopping, take pictures with Santa and enjoy the enormous Christmas tree, then walk to your lux hotel without ever having to get in a car.
- Old Bellevue’s Main Street: If you want to shop small and local, head down to Main Street. The street is lined with quaint storefronts and brick roads to give it an old-timey feel. There are many great retailers and delicious restaurants, so this is the perfect place to spend the afternoon searching for unique finds and grazing on yummy treats. See for yourself, and take a tour of Main Street with Emma on the Vue!
In Bellevue, holiday shopping is more than just buying presents; it’s an immersive experience in Bellevue’s Season of Cheer. The Bellevue Collection transforms downtown into a winter wonderland with its free Snowflake Lane parade every night. With so many fantastic stores, holiday festivities, and enchanting entertainment, you’ll want to stay the night to make the most of your holiday shopping trip to Bellevue. Please take advantage of The Bellevue Collection’s Snowflake Lane Getaway Package and enjoy a $100 gift card to the Bellevue Collection each night you stay at one of their participating hotels. Now that you know where you’ll be going on your holiday shopping trip, we’ve put together a gift guide (100% non-affiliated) of items unique to Bellevue that we think you or someone special would love.
1. Alicia Peru- Mini Alpaca Holiday Stable
Alicia Peru is an adorable Old Bellevue Main Street Boutique that is a great place to shop for exotic and unique gifts for him, her, and the kiddos. This store specializes in cruelty-free alpaca fur fashion and accessories. Alpaca fur is incredibly soft, durable, and warm, and everything is styled into fashionable pieces. Although we adore the chic stylings, it’s the adorable mini alpaca holiday stables that we’ve fallen in love with. The set includes six handmade mini alpaca Christmas tree ornaments.
2. Glassybaby- Holiday Candle Holders
This gorgeous handblown glassware is a local and national favorite, and its original storefront still resides on Old Bellevue’s Main Street. Glassybaby’s The candle holders are blown by local artists, and part of the proceeds go to the glassybaby foundation, which gives to organizations that help protect the planet, animals, and people. This year, they’ve created a stunning colorful collection with adorable names like for keeps, fruitcake, sugar plum fairy, mistletoe, Rudolph, hope, magnificent, stay gold, doe, a dee.
3. Whisk- PNW Cookware & Cooking Classes
Whether your gift recipient is experienced or can’t boil an egg, Whisk has everything you need for your aspiring chef. This award-winning small business specializes in the culinary arts and loves teaching its guests cooking techniques that will make their time in the kitchen more memorable. We recommend gifting one of their excellent culinary classes that teach how to make everything from Pho to pizza. Suppose you’re looking for something you can bring home, pick up some curated cookware made in the Pacific Northwest. Take a tour of Whisk with Rashad on the Vue.
4. Smith & Main Winter Accessories & Heartloom | Miyako Dress
This impeccably curated boutique will guarantee your special someone is the best dressed this holiday season. Smith & Main keeps its inventory fresh with frequent trips to the nation’s top fashion industry to ensure its patrons have the latest styles. Their winter accessories make the perfect gift for her, and at price points varying from $30-$150, there is truly something for every gal on your list! If you want something to impress your fashionista, check out their Heartloom Collection. The Miyako dress is a showstopper!
5. Bellevue Arts Museum- Membership and Handmade Gifts
The Bellevue Arts Museum is a beacon of culture and color in Bellevue. Not only does it house thought-provoking pieces of art, but it has a top-notch gift shop featuring a selection of Northwest artists, handcrafted designs, & unique gifts. We particularly love the Dennis Harrison double hoop 14k gold necklace and the Raili Janese acrylic on wood animal portraits. You could quickly get something extraordinary for everyone on your list with one stop at the Bellevue Arts Museum.
6. Yuan Spa- Spa Day
Give the gift of relaxation and pampering! Award-winning and arguably one of the most excellent spas in Bellevue (maybe even the entire Eastside), Yuan Spa offers a luxuriously relaxing experience, amazing hydrotherapy pools, saunas, Himalayan salt rooms, and exceptional spa services. They even sell high-quality spa products under $50 for stocking stuffers. So a relaxing day at Yuan Spa will have you in the recipient’s graces all year.
7. L’Expérience Paris Pierre Hermé 2022 Holiday Collection
This exceptional holiday collection will transport the recipient to Paris with just one bit of the decadent creations. L’Expérience Paris offers its guests an authentic Parisian culinary experience with a curated collection of French wine and food. In addition, they’ve imported a remarkable collection of fine chocolates and macaroons for the holidays from world-renowned patisserie Chef Pierre Hermé. We are particularly interested in the stunning advent calendar with luxurious chocolates and a spectacular design. Any item from the Pierre Hermé Holiday Collection will delight the recipient.
9. Seattle Coffee Gear- Tribute Edition Coffee Maker
If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for the coffee lover in your life, head over to the Seattle Coffee Gear shop in Kirkland. Seattle Coffee Gear is a PNW favorite because of its mission to provide coffee fans with the gear they need to further their love for coffee. Their staff pick is the Breville Precision Brewer Coffee Maker - Tribute Edition, and we love it because it offers over-pour and cold brew options.
9. Hermes- Robe Legere Detail scarf 45
Located in the Bravern, the Bellevue Hermes is the only retail location in the state of Washington. The store is full of timeless luxury gifts that would delight any recipient. What we love about the Robe Legere Detail scarf 45 is that this 100% silk scarf goes with many winter looks, which they can cherish forever. Practical and fashionable, a small gift from Hermes will have lasting memories.
10. Made in Washington- Cribbage Board
If you’d like to give the gift of an authentic made in Washington gift, look no further than the Made in Washington store in the Bellevue Collection. The store sells a beautiful wood cribbage board designed by Steve Young that resembles a chopped piece of Washington Pine. This rustic cribbage board will keep you busy by the fire as you connect over this classic board game. We appreciate this gift because it promotes IRL fun and because its wood design will bring flair to a coffee table or mantle. However, if cribbage isn’t your thing, the Bellevue Collection has put together a fabulous gift guide for their stores that is worth checking out.