Find unique, meaningful gifts for your loved ones in Ellensburg this holiday season! Ellensburg's local downtown shops are chock-full of one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to be a meaningful surprise for anyone receiving them. Not only is there also ample opportunity to gift an experience, but considering how many exciting activities there are to do in Ellensburg, from art walks to wine tasting and more, you will always stumble upon excitement! Find a full list of shopping here, or check out our list below for gifting inspiration this holiday season.
Ellensburg is known for its plethora of antique stores. With so many to search through, you're guaranteed to find a quirky, unique gift to give during the upcoming holidays. Hunt for treasures at Relics, a local favorite with antique finds you could spend hours digging through. Discover tons of unique items for gifting at Functional Junk Salvage, specializing in reclaimed and repurposed furniture, industrial salvage, and funky finds. Visit Restorations in the Burg, offering antique, vintage, and modern used furniture and home d'cor, including custom and upcycled creations. We also recommend you check out Hidden Treasures, a downtown flea market mall. Walking the streets of downtown, you're sure to come across a variety of shops with great options for gifting! Find the full list of local businesses here.
A Guided Outdoor Adventure
Give the gift of adventure this holiday season with a guided trip for your favorite outdoorsperson! Mountain High Sports offers hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing guided trips and cross country ski instruction that will allow you to explore and learn together. With either the purchase or renting of their quality outdoor equipment, you also get the opportunity to set off on your own journey together! If that's the case, these trails offer a good starting point for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the Ellensburg area; some great ones include Irene Rinehart Park, Umptanum Falls, and even Green Canyon Trail.
An At-Home Spa Kit
'Tis the season of self-care! Treat your loved ones to some relaxation and rejuvenation after the hectic holiday season with a homemade gift basket full of products from local companies! Purity Soapworks sells luxurious, handcrafted soaps, lotions, and body oils along with many other fine products, all made from natural ingredients. Perfect for a specially made gift basket! In addition, select a few of Anderson Family Farm's artisan goat milk body care products, created on their farm right here in Ellensburg! Additionally, they sell a wide variety of all-natural facial and body products, including men's care, that everyone will love using. Be sure to purchase a few extra items to gift to yourself as well!
A Wine or Beer Tasting Experience
Treat that wine lover in your life to a day of fine wines in some of Ellensburg's many tasting rooms. Relax and unwind as you sip local wines, snack on charcuterie and chat with the sommelier. Learn all about the process of making wine and how to do a proper tasting! G'rd Vintners is a great location for beginners to start their wine journey. Crafting world-class wine from its family-owned and operated vineyard in Washington's Columbia Valley, G'rd offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about wine in general as well as the the winemaking process. At Grapes and Crepes, you can sample a selection of the finest wines from around the world or try new wines at weekly tastings. A few other fantastic tasting rooms in Ellensburg include Ellensburg Canyon Winery and the BRIX Wine Bar. While you're enjoying your wine, be sure to take note of your favorites and purchase a bottle or two to make it a gift that keeps on giving!
If the person you're gifting prefers a nice cold beer to a glass of wine, Ellensburg has a couple of great breweries to quench your thirst and provide an equally excellent experience for you to enjoy together. A local favorite is the Iron Horse Brewery which produces its award-winning beer in Ellensburg and is the #4 craft brewery in Washington State! You can do a tasting of their bold brews at [ the pub ] in downtown Ellensburg. Some other favorite Ellensburg breweries include Ellensburg Brewing Co. and Tilted Tree Cider as well as Whipsaw Brewing.