Northwest of Fremont, above Salmon Bay, the Ballard neighborhood offers hip shops and plenty of attitude. Whether you’re looking for a souvenir for yourself or a long-belated holiday gift for a friend, you can find it here. Come home with a new end table or just a knick-knack. Whatever you purchase in this neighborhood, we guarantee it’ll emanate Seattle cool.
Prism — This expertly-curated shop features clothing, accessories, housewares, and other unique products. From artsy mugs and vases to a mood calendar, from coasters to bold, blocky throws, there’s an offbeat style to every object in this place. Their funky socks, pins, and hats will spruce up any wardrobe.
Digs — Privately owned Digs showroom is proud of its independent status. That means that the local owners are carefully selecting each high-design good with which they stock their shop. Whether you want a picture frame or a fabulous little lamp, you’ll find it here.
Lucca — Lucca aims to evoke Parisian gifts salons of the 1920s and 1930s. Chandeliers hang from the ceilings, and distressed flooring adds to the shabby chic aesthetic. If it’s charm you’re seeking, this is your spot. From curios to vintage furniture and bath and body care, these are gifts with a bit of classy, offbeat flare.