How’s your holiday shopping coming along? Even though this season isn’t filled with as much in-person cheer as usual, it’s a fabulous time to support local while you knock out your gift list! We’re lucky to have so many great local businesses in Kent to choose from, no matter who you’re shopping for or what you’re hoping to find.
Spend the day strolling the beautiful streets of downtown Kent and taking in the scenery while you check out some of our favorite shops that we’ve compiled in our holiday gift guide below with tons of gift ideas! There’s truly something for all of your loved ones. When you’re done shopping, utilize your spacious CityZen apartment living room to start wrapping your gifts and getting them ready to ship out! For maximum coziness, light a festive candle and turn on your favorite holiday movie. Not a bad place to be #homefortheholidays!
Gifting: For the Food Lover
For those that love spending the day in the kitchen cooking up a gorgeous feast, grab some unique salsa, sauce and/or seasoning from Althas Cajun Spices! They specialize in all things Southern and really deliver on authentic Louisiana flavor. Do you know someone who prefers indulging in big Mexican plates and going out to eat? Get them a gift card to Agave Cocina & Cantina! Their heated patio is open for diving into a plate full of tacos and a margarita. Don’t forget to mention their happy hour from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to close! For the brewery lover in your life, offer to buy a yearly membership to Airways Brewing’s Mug Club! They’ll get perks like money off growler fills, limited-edition merchandise and an exclusive invite to annual events.
Gifting: For the Kids
Impress the little one(s) in your life with some unique toys and gifts this year! For those that love to build, start with a visit to Bricks & Wheels! They have a huge table with a combination of newer and vintage LEGO pieces in addition to a collection of already-built LEGO models! If you want to request a specific part, join their waiting list to receive it when it comes in. If you want to make a relatively big investment, check out the bike selection at Cycle Therapy Bike Shop. They even offer free tune-ups for life for new customers! For school supplies and/or unique toys and gifts, head to Kent Teaching & Toys, where you’ll find a huge selection of tons of classroom resources!
Gifting: For the Ultra-Zen Health Nut
Help someone on your list bliss out and find balance with a class package at Soul Spark Yoga. With an emphasis on traditional yoga teachings, they offer online classes at various times of the day and sell books and props to support your home practice on their online store! Grab some loose-leaf tea from Serenity Moon Tea for those that love to sip on warm, herbal concoctions. Searching for a specialty supplement or product? Nature’s Market has you covered with a range of vegan, organic foods and specialty items!
What’s your favorite spot to gift locally here in Kent at Christmastime? Share your go-to holiday gift spots with us! From all of us at CityZen, we hope you have the happiest holiday season!