This season, the holidays seem to have me wrapped in the warmth and excitement of holiday magic and tradition. My only child left for her first year of college out of state this fall. Her arrival home for the holidays this year helps enunciate the simplest joys of preparing for and celebrating.
We are so fortunate to live in an area that provides access to beautiful surroundings for outdoor exploration and adventure, with cities that are knitted together and offer diverse opportunities to shop, dine and discover. I am excited to continue to scout and explore this place my family calls home and look forward to sharing my experiences with you in 2023.
Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry and celebrated holiday season.
18825 Andersen Parkway, Poulsbo • 253-686-3981
Lots of fun new items! Handmade jewelry, antique lawn furniture, dressers, tables, wicker chairs, unique clothing and many gift items.
Flower Market Chick
The Gift of Fresh or Faux Florals
Cottage style floral design for weddings, events, custom orders and delivery. Creating with fresh, faux and dried florals. Also, festive holiday centerpieces and decór. Visit Instagram @flowermarketchick.
Conservatory Coastal Home
Custom Curated Gifts
Procurer of fine goods and interiors with the ability to pull together amazing, curated gifts. The team also can make custom candles and sell them wholesale to companies that want to create their own brand with a corporate logo and even their own signature scent. In addition, the location has the most delightful gifts and home decór.
Kitsap Humane Society
The Gift of Support
Help the Kitsap Humane Society provide care and support for animals in need. Your gift will help until the pets in their care can be adopted into loving homes.
Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop
“On Beautiful Hood Canal” Est. 1983
Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop is a unique shopping experience with a nautical focus featuring women’s clothing and accessories, resort wear, jewelry, children’s gifts, fine home furnishings, greeting cards, Pacific Northwest gourmet foods and wines from around the world.
Lisa Stirrett Creative Warrior Studio
Classes • Gifts • Events
Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Creative.
Welcome to The Lisa Stirrett Creative Warrior Studio — where you are the artist!
Come make your own or pick up pre-made gifts today. Prices vary.
Proceeds help both locally and globally.
Sweet Dahlia Baking
“The Sweetest Thing on Bainbridge Island”
Gift boxes full of desserts for gifting, serving or house warming gifts. Delicious dinners are available every week to pick up — hot or cold, such as Swedish meatballs, pot pies, beef bourguignon, osso bucco and duck confit. Bring the kids to choose a themed donut, chocolate chip cookie or caramel apple.
Specializing in custom chocolate creations that fit any holiday theme. From cocoa bombs to breakable shapes like hearts and trees. They can accommodate any idea you can come up with.
Wild Bay Seafood Company
Harvested by Hand, Locally Sourced
Gig Harbor • 253-549-5501 • wildbayseafoodco.com
Wild Bay Seafood Company is a small, family-run fishing business. Every summer, they fish commercially for wild sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The remainder of the year they direct market their catch to local restaurants, specialty grocers and residents around the greater Puget Sound and beyond.
This holiday season the company is offering a thoughtfully curated seafood gift box for the foodie or health enthusiast in your life. it combines Wild Bay’s top three bestsellers to create a gift that is sure to satisfy any seafood lover’s culinary tastes. For those who are short on time, they offer digital gift cards that are ready at a moment’s notice.
Multiple locations in Kitsap • desertsuntanning.com
Offering a multitude of gift-giving options, the spray tan and Infrared help give a year-round glow. Offering amazing Black Friday and 12 Days of December packages.
Salt & Sage
The Gift of Relaxation
Port Orchard • saltandsagemassage.com
A welcoming getaway nestled in the Bay Street neighborhood in Port Orchard. Providing a unique combination of products and massage techniques. They also provide services at Heron Haus in Manchester.
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
A place that inspires with a mission that includes creativity, learning and service. With studio spaces and resources that promote creativity and exploration from cooking to woodworking — and everything in between.
The Gift of Exploration and Adventure
Bainbridge Island • 833-424-8687 • tourbainbridge.com
Don’t let the name fool you — this luxury tour and transportation company not only provides tours on Bainbridge Island, but also serves all of Kitsap County and beyond. Scheduled tours are led by expert guides and their team will also curate private tours and luxury transportation.
Peninsula Flag League
North Kitsap League | Central Kitsap League
360-930-4458 • peninsulaflagleague.com
The Peninsula Flag League (PFL) is dedicated to providing youth a safe and fun alternative to tackle football, while still teaching the fundamentals of the game. Its purpose is to bring communities together and share the experiences of the game. The gift of fun and fundamentals!
Port Gamble General Store and Café
Grab a cup of coffee and a sweet or savory pastry while shopping for holiday treasures. A huge selection of wonderfully found items, along with a beautifully decorated store, is a perfect way to spend an afternoon checking off your gift list.
The Gift of Heritage
Discover heritage and traditions exploring the history of Agate Passage — winter home of Chief Seattle and the heart of the Suquamish people. The museum store also offers a wonderful selection of holiday gifting options.
The Garden Room and Home
Founded in 2010, the shop features a curated product selection thoughtfully placed in elaborate shoppable displays that revolve year-round to reflect the sights and scents of each season. Fourteen curated holiday themes with corresponding fully decorated 9-foot. trees, table decór, garlands and wreaths are arranged around the 7,000-square-foot shop located next to the Gig Harbor Metropolitan Market. The holiday decor selection ranges from traditional to trendy — there is a style for everyone. While new themes are introduced every year, customer favorites like the walkthrough winter wonderland glass icicle tunnel have become a mainstay that guests enjoy annually. The Garden Room team includes credentialed designers who provide in-home install and take-down services for busy clients looking to enjoy beautiful custom decor year after year. With shoppable garland and wreath walls featuring dozens of greenery styles, baskets filled with hundreds of ornaments and floral stems in every color, unique outdoor holiday decor, entertaining essentials and so much more.
Heritage Distilling Co.
HDC Waterfront — The Gift of Spirits
An array of experiences from Cask Club memberships or a delicious bottle of cocoa bomb whiskey, or choose a gift card that can be used online or in-store.
Kids Discovery Museum
The Gift of Learning, Creativity and Adventure
KiDiMu creates experiences centered on playful learning. The museum welcomes children and their families to learn and grow through experimental exhibits and activities centered around science, technology, engineering, art and math.