Inspired by you – the readers! | Small Business Saturday (and beyond)…

Photo credits throughout this post go to McIntosh Art Co.

Live local. Shop local. Give local.

This time last year I shared your favorite “shop local” jaunts – as inspired by you – the readers of FWL! No doubt, the same need exists for our favorite local businesses this year. Being “Small Business Saturday” I didn’t want to miss an extra post to give an extra dose of love to where we spend our holiday dollars this year.

As I actively work to fall back in love with my city and see further resurgence I am hopeful you will again deliver on sharing your “shop local” spots. You delivered last year!

I continue to do my best (and teach my kids!) to change habits and shop locally. I do believe we can make a difference in supporting our smaller & local retailers who have made Seattle, Seattle.

Seattle! What will be your favorite spots to shop local this holiday season?

In the comment section of this blog (or text: 206.227.7133 / email me: shops that need an add to this awesome list – inspired by you – the readers. Together we created the below list in 2020 – looking forward to see the growth in 2021.

Miir has it right, on their homepage, “Do Great Things with Great Love – meaningful giving made simple…

Sip and Ship

Brimmer and Heeltap

Seven Hills Running Shop

Alair Seattle Gift Shop

Snapdoodle Toys


Home Cake Decorating Supply Co

Pike Place Market

The Old Ballard Catering co (aka, The Counter)

Bus Stop Expresso

Brick + Mortar

Ridge Pizza


Ida Loves Dresses

Edit *day trip to Whidbey anyone? If so, check out Prima Bistro, Saltwater & Seabiscuit Bakery

Salt Blade

Wally Pets Supplies Wallingford

City People’s Mercantile


Cloud City Coffee

The Acorn Shop

University Bookstore

Math & Stuff

Seattle Coin Shop

Labels Consignment Shop

Seatown Sweets

Sskein (pronounced skayn)

Bottle House

Easy Monkey Taphouse

Handmade Showroom

Winemaker, Lisa Callan Callan Cellers

Market Street Shoes

Opus Co. *currently featuring cocktails to go

Bakers on Sunset Hill *rumor has it, best Manhattan in town!

Eight Generation

Top Pot Doughnuts

Archie McPhee

Carmilia’s in West Seattle

Seattle Yarn

Martha E Harris in Madison Park

Seattle Candle Company


Deep Sea Sugar & Salt

Gray Pants Studio

Queen Anne Dispatch

All the Best Pet Care

Kari Gran skin care (former Windermere brokers, Kari Gran & Lisa Strain!)

A Bit of Taste Queen Anne Olive Oil Co.

Jarbo Madison Madison Valley & Bellevue

Filson Stadium District


Salt House Mercantile

Eat Sea Creatures, Renee Erickson’s restaurants and Larder

Made in Washington

Les Amis

The Woolly Mammoth

Coro by Salumi




Savor Seattle – Iconic Market Box is a collection of your favorite Pike Place Market vendors


Book Larder


Studio RA Boutique


NW Art and Frame


Husky Deli


Pegasus Book Exchange

Paper Boat Booksellers


Watson Kennedy


Big Johns PFI

Madison Books

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets

McIntosh Art Co.

Third Place Books

Retail Therapy

LUCCA great finds

Blue Poppy Floral


Salt & Straw


Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery


Crunchy Red Fruit

Swansons Nursery

Refugee Artisan Initiative

KNACK modern gift giving

Mighty-O Donuts

ZINC contemporary

Scandinavian Specialties

Fiestas Gift Set – Frelard Tamales

Thanks again to McIntosh Art Co. for the Seattle photography. Downtown Seattle, April 2020. During COVID-19 WA State Stay Home Order.

Live local. Shop local. Give local. Laura

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s