Gifts for everyone on your list that support local businesses around Washington
As a local and women-owned business, ThirdLeaf NW is all about supporting other local businesses. As you tackle your holiday shopping this year, think outside the box and consider buying local.
Local businesses make your everyday purchases extraordinary and impactful. Not only will you give unique and cherished gifts, but there are numerous benefits to shopping local:
Did you know money you spend locally is reinvested in your community, contributing to a stronger local economy and brighter future?
According to a study by EntryPoint, only 14% of money spent at a chain story stays in your community. Whereas 48% of the money spent at local businesses remains in your community.
Not to mention, small businesses donate 250% more money and resources to local nonprofits and community organizations than larger ones.
Buying local is also better for the environment. Food and goods that don’t have to travel as far to reach you decrease greenhouse gas emissions and shipping waste.
So, what are the best gifts to get from WA businesses this holiday season? We’ve made a list (and we’ve checked it twice):
For the coffee lover
Instead of their tenth Starbucks gift card, give them something they can enjoy all year long. Bean Box is a coffee subscription service based in Seattle that ships coffee beans from roasters all over the Northwest.
For someone with a sweet tooth
Seattle Chocolate is a women-owned artisan chocolatier that features eccentrically flavored and ethically sourced chocolate. They ship nationwide, so you can send a little something sweet to your friends across the country. Check out their gift guide to find the perfect sweet treat from their big collection.
For the homebody
There’s nothing like cozying up under a blanket with a hot cup of cocoa or tea. Flying Bird Botanicals has an amazing collection of artisan teas and drinking chocolates, including holiday-themed gift boxes. They even have adorable mugs and PNW-made alpine honey to pair with their drinks.
For your staff/coworkers
A gift box of fresh fruit and delicious snacks is something your colleagues can enjoy for weeks over the holiday season. You can customize the box to fit your company’s needs, and ThirdLeaf NW will even deliver straight to your staff so you can avoid shipping delays.
For the one who needs a taste of the PNW
Nothing says Happy Holidays from Washington like smoked salmon. It’s a quintessential flavor of the season and one of the best gifts to ship to family and friends you can’t be with for the holidays. When non-locals think of Seattle, they typically think of Pike Place, so it seems only fitting to send them some world-famous Pike Place Fish Market smoked salmon.
For your sanity
Holiday party invites are piling up, each with an invitation to bring a dish to share. For those of you that dislike cooking or don’t have time, yet don’t want to show up with a grocery store pie, we’ve got a quick fix for you: Pie Bar. This local restaurant is serving up decadent sweet and savory pies that will save you time and be the talk of the party.