Brad Kerstiens

Downtown Bellingham Shopping & Gift Guide

Whether you're shopping for yourself or someone else, Downtown Bellingham offers a variety of locally owned shops and destinations that are perfect for picking out a memorable present. We've collected a few of our favorite places where you can grab a gift card or buy a one-of-a-kind gift! From gourmet chocolate to outdoor gear to a cafe filled with adorable cats, Downtown Bellingham really does have it all. 

NEKO Cat Cafe 

We all have a serious cat-lover in our lives. And if you don't...then it's probably you. Go ahead and spoil your feline-loving friends with a trip to NEKO cat cafe. Or nab a gift card so they can get a dose of cats whenever they need. 

Reserve your spot ahead of time to book an experience in the cat room, a study/purr session, or a private hang-out with 20-30 cats. 

NEKO Cat Cafe also has some excellent swag, from "Itty Bitty Kitty Committee" T-shirts to "Show Me Your Kitties" sweatshirts. You'll also find cat-themed baby clothes, cat toys, coffee mugs, hats, stickers, and more. 

Backcountry Essentials

This outdoor specialty shop in downtown Bellingham is the perfect place to find something special for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, whether they're a skier, hiker, climber, camper, runner... or just enjoy being out and about in the world. 

The experts at Backcountry Essentials will help you find exactly what you're looking for, whether it's for a beginner or an advanced athlete. While you're there, you can also head upstairs and shop the used gear section for deals!

Refind Creations

This is the perfect place to pick up a gift card for the creatives in your life! Refind offers in-person workshops, drop-in art classes, and creative events for everyone from beginning artists to masters of their craft. 

Other gift options include original works of art and various art supplies. You can also browse the gift shop for more present ideas. 

Chocolate Necessities

The name says it all. This chocolate shop has all the necessities for the chocolate lovers in your life. Choose from chocolate truffles, chocolate nut bars, sugar free chocolates, and so much more. This sweet shop offers various gift baskets and boxes, so you can be prepared for any occasion. 

They also have chocolate gelato, so you can grab yourself a treat while you browse! 

Pickford Film Center

Give the gift of great movies! Your cinephile friends and family members will love a gift card to the Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham. They can use the card to buy movie tickets, of course, but the Pickford also has a wide selection of snacks, candy, and drinks to enjoy during a show. 

Camber Coffee 

The caffeine-fans in your life will thank you for a gift card to Camber Coffee or a bag of their delicious, carefully sourced and specialty roasted beans. 

Camber also offers various supplies for brewing coffee. 

Flatstick Pub

Grab a gift card to Flatstick Pub to deliver the gift of fun...and beer! In addition to an indoor putt putt course, Flatstick also has one-of-a-kind *free* games like Duffleboard and Dufflepong. 

Delicious pizza plus local beer, cider, and wine make it a proper night out on the town. 

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