I can’t believe it is less than two weeks till Christmas! Have you finished your holiday shopping (don’t worry, I haven’t either…) Luckily, Port Townsend is full of local shops offering the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Stroll down Water Street and downtown Port Townsend to stumble upon the perfect gift for your partner, parents, family and friends. Listed below are just a few of With These Rings’ favorite shops in Port Townsend.
One of a Kind Gifts:
- Thuja is the perfect place to find something for just about everyone on your Christmas list. Find mix of vintage and handmade housewares and thoughtful everyday gifts for men, women, and children. If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or a gift to wow, you’re bound to find a unique gift.
- I can get lost for hours in Abracadabra. This gift shop has offerings including mindfulness coloring books, quirky hats & accessories, toys & games, cards & stationery, and so much more. If you’re attending a white elephant party this year, you’ll find the perfect gag gift at Abracadabra! They also carry a variety of beautiful menorahs and Hanukkah candles perfect for celebrating the festival of lights.
Stop by Quimper Mercantile to find shoes, clothing, and fishing & camping gear from brands like Columbia and Carhartt for the explorer in your life. You can also pick up a Discover Pass at the store to give one lucky Washingtonian. Quimper Mercantile Company is a community-owned, general store that also carries toys & games, housewares, and local goods.
Disco Bay Outdoor Exchange offers a market of new and gently use outdoor gear and sports equipment. Whether your favorite adventurer is a skier or surfboarder, you’ll find just what they’re looking for. The marketplace is open Thursday - Monday.
All cooks will appreciate a bottle of premium olive oil, truffle oil, and vinegar from Lively Olive. Stop by their shop to try unique olive oils like blood orange, chipotle, cilantro & roasted onion, and many more! Click here to check out their oil and vinegar pairing suggestions.
The Olympic Peninsula is home to many craft cideries, wineries, distilleries, and breweries. Visit one of the many tasting rooms to find the perfect spirit to celebrate the season with. If you’re looking for a selection, stop by the PT Co-op or Chimacum Corner to purchase a selection. Listed below our some of my favorite OP spirits.Alpenfire, Finnriver, Admiralty Distillers, Eaglemount, Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend Vineyards
For Audiophiles & Bookworms:
Find a rare or out of print book for your favorite bookworm at William James Bookseller. The bookstore even has a special annex for vintage and collectables bound to impress.
There is no disputing it, nothing sounds better than vinyl. Stop by Quimper Sound, located in Underground Port Townsend. It’s Western WA’s oldest independent record store, for new and used vinyl, cds, limited edition posters, and music gift store.
For Inspiring Interior Designers & Holiday Hosts:
Whether it is a set of wine cups or tea cups, visit LaughinGnome for handmade pottery designed to be both artistic and purposeful. Their small crew of potters have designed a beautiful line of eating, drinking, and baking wares. LaughinGnome is open Wednesday - Friday and you can order online!
Find the perfect piece of nautical home decor at Conservatory Coastal. From octopus print pillows to cozy, blue & white striped blankets or candles handmade in the store in unique scents like artichoke & rhubarb and beach bonfire, you’ll find the perfect gift. Coastal Conservatory is open 7 days a week and has an online store.
For Antique Lovers:
Find a hidden gem in the 15,000 sq. ft. that make up the Port Townsend Antique Mall. The mall is comprised of over 40 top antique dealers and vendors in the PNW. Inventory is updated daily so you never know what you’ll find as you stroll through the two story antique mall.