Looking to check the last few things off your shopping list? We have a few suggestions to help you do that in Bellevue while at the same time filling yourself with the spirit of the holidays! Check out the best stops in town for the rest of your holiday gift shopping needs!
Get in a festive mood this year by picking up your last-minute gifts in charming Old Bellevue. This quaint part of town will provide you with hidden gems you didn’t even know your loved ones needed. The old-fashioned lampposts and brick sidewalks are sure to awaken your holiday spirit. Reserve your spot on the nice list and stop in at Glassybaby. Do not be fooled by the name, as this hand-blown candle holder shop all started over the spirit of giving. 10% of every Glassybaby helps heal another. Check out the founders amazing story here.
The Bellevue Collection (Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, Bellevue Place)
Bellevue Square has a wide variety of your typical department stores, but there’s something special in one of these stores this year that you must check out. Introducing, The Holiday Shop brought to you by Pop-In@Nordstrom. This store located in Bellevue’s Nordstrom, is the perfect stop for any last minute shopper seeking unique, quirky gifts. They have everything you have never thought of. For example, an interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera or a travel-sized humidifier! Looking for something your teenage daughter will love? Find the perfect present she won’t have to pretend to like. Check out Aritzia, an agreed favorite amongst women of all ages. Keep her warm this winter; check out their large array of sweaters. For the hard-to-shop-for person on your list, head over to Brookstone. They have everything from games and toys to golf accessories and more!
The Shops at the Bravern
The Shops at the Bravern offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Their vibrant, European-inspired outdoor village invites endless discovery. Shopping for an aspiring chef? Check out Sur La Table, known for embodying the “Art and Soul of Cooking”. They carry the perfect gifts for the entertainer, the baker and the chef of the household. Looking for a gift for the lady in your life? Head to Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, Hermes or Neiman Marcus where you can find the perfect handbag or pair of shoes that’s sure to delight her.
After your holiday gift shopping adventure, reward yourself for a job well done. If you are doing some morning to mid-afternoon shopping, stop by at Café Cesura off 108th avenue for a quick pick-me-up. If all that shopping worked up your appetite, stop into Purple Café & Wine Bar, Sea Star Restaurant & Raw Bar, John Howie Steak, or El Gaucho to enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine over a delectable dinner.
(Photo Credit, Top to Bottom: The Shops at the Bravern courtesy of Visit Bellevue Washington, Old Main courtesy of Glassbaby.com, The Bellevue Collection courtesy of George White Location Photography, The Shops at the Bravern courtesy of Visit Bellevue Washington, Purple Cafe & Wine Bar courtesy of Purple Cafe & Wine Bar)