Shop Small for the Holidays!
It’s time for Shop Small Saturday on November 26! #ShopSmall certainly doesn’t have to be just one Saturday a year, but it’s a great time to explore Yakima Valley boutiques or shops you may not have visited before. Perhaps visit a winery or brewery new to you and send Yakima Valley craft beverages to family and friends you may not see this season. Or, send flavors of the Valley from local farm markets. We have the round-up of some of the Valley’s favorite places to shop!
Brand new this year, Yakima Valley Tourism has opened a new visitors center and gift shop located inside the main entrance of the Valley Mall. Along with our exiting visitors center, both locations curate locally made goods from throughout the Valley, including hand-selected gift baskets perfect for sharing with family, friends and business associates this holiday season. Stop by and pick up a pre-filled gift basket or place orders for custom gift baskets filled of Yakima Valley-made treats, products and local wine or brews. They offer in-town delivery and can ship baskets for you (wine and beer must be excluded from shipped baskets). In addition to baskets, both locations have a brand-new selection of attire, such Yakima Valley Hop Country and Wine Country t-shirts. And as always, both locations are your go-to stops for the inside scoop about what’s happening around the Yakima Valley.
The Yakima Valley is home to several lovely boutiques, each with a unique spin. All are dressed up in festive, holiday spirit and stocked for holiday gift giving.
Farmgirl Pickings is a relative newcomer to the Yakima shopping scene but they’ve made a mark, quickly becoming a favorite! They share their passion for creating, gardening and decorating with vintage and unique finds. Find the perfect gift with the personal touch in their farmhouse-style boutique.
Fiddlesticks has been a fixture in Yakima for more than 35 years! It’s a locals’ favorite stop for décor, clothing, gifts, jewelry and more. It’s a must-visit spot this season, especially for their fantastic selection of holiday décor.
Gretchen is a long-time Yakima Valley favorite for womens fashion. They offer contemporary pieces, sportswear, denim, dresses, accessories and more in an upscale boutique setting. Find something unique this season!
Inklings Bookshop is Valley gem. Independent bookstores are worth supporting every day of the year. They’re dedicated to bringing Yakima the best of the world of books. You can order online and place special orders as well! Their staff selections are never a miss and they also have a fantastic selection of toys, gifts, puzzles and more.
Shopkeeper is your place for exquisite gifts this season with fine holiday décor throughout the store. It’s worth visiting just to soak up the spirit of the season.
Whimsical Details is a fantastic addition to downtown Yakima. In addition to recycled and upcycled creations for you and your home, they carry new home goods and décor, handmade jewelry, clothing and more.
Farm Market Flavors
Don’t overlook the Valley’s farm markets for gift giving and for your table this season!
Ahtanum Berry Patch delivers delectable seasonal treats from their bakeshop. It may not be fresh berry season, but they’re stocked with cookies, pies, handmade granola and, of course, jams. Check their Facebook page for hours.
Johnson Orchards is the local go-to for handmade pies of all types, as well as a wide selection of artisan baked goods. Of course, you’ll find local apples and other locally sourced gifts and gourmet food items.
Washington Fruit Place and Gift Shop @ Barrett Orchards is another locals’ destination every season. During the holidays they transform their gift shop into a holiday paradise with unique décor, gourmet foods, apples and gift baskets.
Precision Fruit & Antiques is a long-time favorite. In addition to produce throughout the growing season, pick up local wine, signature foods such as candies, jams, preserves and pickles, and artisan goods. It’s a favorite destination for antique lovers.
Yakima Valley Sips & Bites
Don’t forget Yakima Valley wineries, breweries and restaurants are small businesses too! Now’s the perfect time to find new seasonal sips. Order your favorite wine or craft brew for your holiday table, gift to local friends or have it shipped to family and friends away. Gift the gift of a night out with gift cards to your favorite local restaurants. Send a gift card to out-of-town family for their next visit to the Valley.