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| 09/22/2022 | Updated | Family Fun, Shopping, Unwind |   

Where to Buy Local Gifts in Bellingham and Whatcom County

This 2022 holiday season, find the perfect gift at one of Bellingham and Whatcom County's unique shops. Make your family and friends’ holidays bright with a perfectly picked gift from a one-of-a-kind local retailer, artisans, or merchant. 

Check Out Our Local Gift Guide

Take the guesswork out of gift-giving this year with Whatcom's Local Gift Guide! Thanks to Sustainable Connections, this directory features more than 100 locally owned businesses in Whatcom County and is the perfect way to find holiday gifts for everyone when you visit.  

The Gift Guide is sorted by gift type or budget making it easy to explore gift ideas for friends and family.  From local stocking stuffers to gifts that offer unique local experiences, Sustainable Connection's online guide has a ton of ideas to help make sure your holiday shopping is successful and local! 

Head to Downtown Bellingham for Shop Small Saturday

November 26, 2022

Start your holiday shopping season with Downtown Bellingham's Shop Small Saturday!

Find unique and delightful gifts at Downtown Bellingham's array of boutiques, shops, and galleries stocked with special finds and one-of-a-kind items. Skip the craziness at big box stores and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list (including yourself). 

Shop at Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts

Allied Arts of Whatcom County makes it easy to shop for everyone on your list with online and in-person shopping. The Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts features the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople, ensuring you will find one-of-a-kind gifts, specialty foods, jewelry and paintings. 

Plan a trip and fill your weekends with live local music, artist demos, and workshops. Bring the kids in for free and enjoy fun, family art projects. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy!  

Shop Small Saturday Market at the Granary Building on Nov 26!

Head to the Granary Building on Bellingham's waterfront for the Shop Small Saturday Market on November 26th, 2022! You'll find goodies and gifts from talented local artisans along with food and entertainment. Come shop local for the holidays, grab a drink, and fill out the vendor passport to enter the raffle!

Visit for details.

Buy a Think Local First Gift Card

The Whatcom Think Local First Gift Card is a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to spend locally! It can be purchased at and used at participating local merchants throughout Whatcom County like Bantam46, Hotel Leo, Flow Motion, Stemma Brewing and MORE.


Celebrate all things Bellingham this holiday season with the Bellinghamopoly board game, produced by the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. [Also available for online ordering through Village Books and Paper Dreams.]

More Bellingham Gift Shops

Bay to Baker Trading Company

Crosswell Boggs

Echo Chernik Gift Shop 

NW Corner Goods

Village Books & Paper Dreams

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