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Who's on Your Holiday List? Find Gifts for the Trickiest & Pickiest at Pike Place Market

Who's on Your Holiday List? Find Gifts for the Trickiest & Pickiest at Pike Place Market

Posted December 9, 2019

Pike Place Market has you covered this holiday season with gifts for every type of person on your list. From foodies to doggies to kiddos, the Market is your one-stop-shop this holiday season.

Skip the crowded malls and shop in the heart of Downtown Seattle where the holiday spirit is always alive. To help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, we’ve put a handy-dandy guide together of gifts by Holiday Type. #MakeItAMarketHoliday.


Holiday Type: The Foodies

El Mercado

The Northwest is a haven for the gastro-focused, and nowhere else will you find the kind of collection of hand-crafted noms that you get in the Market. We’re talking salts, spices, sauces and pairings to fit every palate. You’ll see items you can’t get in your chain supermarket. Pro tip: buy enough to share, so you can get in on the action too!

Head to:

  • El Mercado Latino (for the hot sauce lovers)
  • Truffle Queen (incredible truffle salt galore!)
  • Woodring Northwest (be sure to try the Kentucky Whiskey caramel and lavender jelly)


Golden Age Collectables


Holiday Type: The Kiddos

The holidays are particularly important for the youngsters among us. Why not skip the video games and get your kiddo a one of a kind item? Puzzles, magic, and toys galore—and not just any toys. Toys you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

Head to:



Or some of our Daystall businesses in the North Arcade 

The Brewmaster's Bakery

Holiday Type: The Pooch Patrol

For those wanting to share the spirit of the Holidays with their furry friends, the Market has you covered. You’ll find loads of toys and treats to keep your pups happy.

Head to:

Or some of our Daystall businesses in the North Arcade


Holiday Type: The Bibliophile

Metsker maps

Writers and lovers of books and stories will find an impressive array of treasures at the Market. For those with a true love of books, language and art, you get extra points for going beyond the best seller. Find books from indie presses, maps that will inspire and art to cherish.

Head to:

Any of our Market bookstores:

or visit our booklover's workspace at Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum Library.

More shops include

For leather journals and book related art head to our Daystall businesses in the North Arcade:


Holiday type: Those Childish Bambinos

Pattern & Posy

Shopping for little ones and their parents over the holidays is a special treat. Okay, those adorable little babies might not remember their first couple holidays, but the rest of us sure do! The Market has wonderfully unique gifts and hand-crafted toys that new parents will want to keep forever—and the little ones will love. 

Head to:

Make sure you stop by our Crafts Market too for:


Holiday Type: The Whole Fam

Looking for stocking stuffers? Those grab and go toys and treats that make folks smile? Pike Place Market has enough stocking stuffers to circle the globe three times over…well at least it seems that way. Take a walk through our craft line and find homemade jam, small-batch candy, handmade snacks, unique toys, one-of-a-kind crafts and so much more! 

Head to: There are so many vendors offering great stocking stuffers, we won’t even try to list them all. Just come on down and explore! We promise you won’t regret it!

Part of what makes the Pike Place Market special is the sense of community we share. You are a part of that community! When you come to the Market and find a great stocking stuffer or gift, take a pic and share it on Facebook and Instagram with #MakeItAMarketHoliday.

Tagging items helps other holiday shoppers find their perfect gifts at the Market. And in the spirit of making thoughtful gift giving easy, we’ve got loads of reasonably priced parking, too in the Pike Place Market garage.

See you soon!


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