Gift Pairings with Local Shops

We love our neighborhood of downtown Bellingham and feel fortunate to be situated near so many other fantastic locally-owned businesses. It’s easy to shop local, and even more fun when you can partner up two great local offerings in one gift. Here are a few pairings we think are fun and festive. As always, we have many more ideas so give us a call 360-752-5522 or email if you are stumped!

  • Extended Holiday Hours have begun. Through December 23 we will be open Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm. Head downtown, grab some dinner and stop by to see what’s new. December 24 we are open until 4pm for last minute needs.
  • Did you know we gift wrap – for FREE? Hooray!

Pairing #1 – Marimekko Pot Holder + Bellingham Farmers Market Bucks

Marimekko Spalje Potholder – $15

Is there a cook on your list? The best local cooks know the Bellingham Farmers Market is where it’s at. Here’s a festive potholder you could pair with Market Bucks. We love this spalje pattern for holiday, featuring a deep red color with cheerful sprigs of white berries.

Bellingham Farmers Market Bucks

This Saturday is the last Farmers Market of 2017 and you can get bucks in $5 increments. These bucks can be used for fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients for fantastic meals throughout the year. While you’re at it, grab a few extra bucks for stockings!

Pairing #2 – Carne Sausages + Doro Grill Fork

Carne Meats (or Gift Certificate!)

We’re fortunate to have an old-fashioned butchery in Bellingham, offering superior quality, pasture-raised meats. For the meat-lover on your list. you could grab some Carne sausages and pair them with a Doro grill fork. They also offer gift certificates if you’re uncertain what cut to buy.

Doro Grill Fork – $14

Slip this clever fork onto a branch and you’ve got a great tool for cooking vegetables, sausages, marshmallows and more. Because of its symmetrical design, food remains stable while rotating the fork. Made in Switzerland.

Pairing #3 – Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop + Mallard

Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop – $19

Zeroll has been making the very best ice cream scoops since 1935.  With no moving parts to malfunction,  the secret to the Zeroll’s success is heat conductive fluid sealed inside the handle. The warmth of your hand heats up the scoop just enough to easily roll the ice cream with minimal effort. Why not pair with a pint of Mallard Ice Cream?

Mallard Ice Cream Pint (or Gift Certificate!)

Whether classics like Super Chocolate or exotics like Bourbon Black Pepper, Mallard has been making delicious ice cream locally since 1998. Grab a pint to go or a gift certificate for later to wrap up with a Zeroll Scoop.

Pairing #4 – Seifert & Jones Wine + iittala Essence Wine Glasses

Seifert & Jones Wine (or Gift Certificate!)

It’s great to rely on Ted and Diane’s expertise when we need a bottle of wine for any occasion. And how great to be able to walk over and pick it up! If you aren’t sure which type of wine to buy, get a gift certificate and pair with some iittala wine glasses.

iittala Essence Wine Glasses (set of 2) – $40

These elegant glasses with a long, slender profile are part of the Essence series of glassware, designed with uniform stems and bases to give a balanced look even among different profiles. Made in Germany.

Pairing #5 – Bauer Pottery Madagascar Vase + A New Leaf Bouquet

Bauer Pottery Vase – $38

This festive red is in for holiday from Bauer. A versatile size and shape, the Madagascar is sure to become a favorite vase. All Bauer Pottery is thrown and glazed to order in Los Angeles. A New Leaf can fill that vase with a lovely selection of fresh flowers.

A New Leaf Bouquet

We love bringing a vase in to the talented staff at A New Leaf and knowing they’ll fill it with beautiful blossoms and greens. Since they are just one block north of us on Cornwall, it’s easy to walk up the street and drop off your vase for them to fill.

Pairing #6 – Chuckanut Bay Distillery Spirits + Normann Copenhagen Rocking  Glasses

Chuckanut Bay Distillery Spirits

These locally distilled spirits are truly a treat. Bourbon, vodka, gin and more can be sampled in their tasting room. Stop by for a taste and grab a bottle as a gift, which you can pair with our Rocking Glasses. We can’t wait for them to open their new facility in 2018, just a few doors north of us on Cornwall Avenue.

Normann Copenhagen Rocking Glasses (set of 4) – $27

Designer Britt Bonnesen was thinking of airline travel when the idea of the Rocking Glass arose. A glass that swayed with the airplane’s movements would spill less frequently. Her set of glasses are rounded on the bottom, so each rocks gently when set down. Any Chuckanut Distillery spirit would be lovely in these!

Pairing #7 – Japanese Salt Box + Old World Deli Truffle Salt

Japanese Salt Box – $24

Perfectly simple with a hinoki lid that helps absorb moisture and keep your salt from clumping. Made in Japan. Pair this with some special salt for a delicious gift.

Old World Deli Truffle Salt

We love Old World Deli for all kinds of gourmet treats.  Not only do they serve top notch grilled sandwiches, soups and much more for lunch, they have a wonderful selection of specialty salts, olive oils, vinegars and other treats that make great gifts. Pick up some truffle salt to include with the salt box for savory gift.


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