Are you excited for the 2021 holiday shopping season?
If you love “the thrill of the hunt” and buying the perfect gift for your loved ones, no doubt you were disappointed by last year’s shopping experience. Most of us were forced to do our holiday shopping online rather than visiting our favorite boutiques and shops in person.
The good news is that 2021 shopping trends are looking up! From small handcrafted items to more unique and upscale gifts, there’s no shortage of amazing items to purchase for your family and friends.
If you’re shopping in Gig Harbor, here’s our guide to this year’s best holiday shopping ideas and trends.
1. The Gift of Yoga
Did you know that one in seven Americans now practice yoga and meditation? In fact, it’s one of the most popular complementary health approaches in the US, along with other favorites like massages and chiropractic care.
Have some of your friends already jumped on the yoga bandwagon? Or do you know someone who’s been wanting to try it but hasn’t gotten around to it yet?
Tuladhara Yoga Studios offers classes for beginners, advanced yogis, and everyone in between. They’re also running a new student special right now — 30 days of yoga for only $39. Jump on these specials and get a gift certificate for your friend who’s passionate about health and wellness!
2. Gift Items for the Home
Did a friend recently move to a new house or apartment? Is your son or daughter away at college and you’d love to buy them something cute for their dorm room?
Whatever the case, buying the perfect gift is a breeze when you visit HomeGoods. Not only do they offer an amazing selection of bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen items, but you’ll enjoy discounts of up to 60% off normal retail prices.
Here are some fun 2021 shopping trends you can find at your local HomeGoods store:
- Stamped storage boxes
- Snowflake pillows and table runners
- Wool or faux mohair throw blankets
- Oktoberfest beer steins
- Old-fashioned record players
- DIY cocktail kits
- Bean bag chairs
- Leather bound journals
As you can see, the holiday shopping possibilities are endless! Head over to HomeGoods and you’re sure to find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
3. Holiday Gifts for New Arrivals
Maybe some of your friends are expecting new family members thanks to the COVID baby boom. Or maybe you’re surrounded by friends and family who already have little ones crawling around.
Either way, why not focus your shopping efforts on something special for their little ones? It’s super thoughtful and — let’s be honest — is there anything cuter than a tiny pair of baby socks?
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by shopping options when you go online or visit a gigantic baby supercenter. That’s why we love Little Luxe Baby for clothing, toys, and gear for ages 0-3. You’ll find adorable onesies, baby booties, plush blankets, and dozens of other gift items for babies and toddlers.
Bonus: Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping on your holiday purchase! And if you happen to be the one expecting, it’s easy to set up a free gift registry while you’re there.
4. The Gift of Relaxation
Did you know that we all just lived through one of the most stressful years in human history? No doubt you have some friends who would benefit more from the chance to relax than a gift-wrapped item in a box,
If that’s the case, stop by Massage Envy and get a gift card for the holidays. For just $75, you can gift a relaxing Swedish massage or a rejuvenating facial treatment to your friends and family.
Trust us — this is one gift item that won’t sit on the shelf collecting dust!
5. Lingerie & Other Upscale Gifts
Buying the perfect gift for the lucky lady in your life can be a challenge. Make your life (and your holiday shopping) easier by stopping in at your nearest Soma.
If it’s classy, beautiful, and elegant, you’ll find it waiting at Soma. This boutique store features exquisite lingerie, unique jewelry, beauty products, and sleepwear. You’ll find everything from the sexiest bras and panties to the comfiest pajamas and activewear, so there truly is something for everyone.
The only choice you have to make is silk, satin, or cotton.
6. Handcrafted Paper Goods
Do you have a loved one that appreciates the simple things in life? Or maybe you need to stock up on inexpensive gift items for work colleagues or acquaintances.
If this sounds like you, head over to Paper Luxe for everything on your holiday shopping list. Here you’ll find a treasure trove of unique paper goods, from stationery sets and calendars to party supplies and notebooks.
There’s more than just paper here, too. Paper Lux also has a wide range of gift items like:
- Bags and wallets
- Bath and beauty products
- Pet supplies
- Inspirational gifts
- Wall art
- Holiday ornaments
- Self-care kits
For those little odds and ends (or friends who are notoriously difficult to shop for), you can find something they’re sure to love at Paper Lux.
7. Fine Jewelry (Always a Good Decision)
Are you ready to pop the big question to your significant other? Or do you have an anniversary, birthday, or another milestone to celebrate around the holiday season?
You can never go wrong with jewelry for a holiday gift. Van Der Veen Jewelers offers an impressive selection of engagement rings, fine watches, gemstone earrings, and much more.
Stop by and browse their latest offerings to find the perfect piece for your special someone.
8. Luxury Movie Theatre Gift Cards
With new movies premiering weekly, gifting a luxury movie theatre gift card can cover just about any taste and preference in entertainment. Thus, making these gift cards a win-win for just about any recepient.
Plus, who doesn’t love movie theatre popcorn? Take advantage of the holiday special offered by Galaxy Theatres this winter: For every $50 you spend on gift cards, you’ll receive a $15 BONUS for snacks at the concession stands.
Holiday Shopping Awaits at Uptown Gig Harbor
There’s nothing wrong with doing some of your holiday shopping online. But nothing can replace the excitement and energy that comes from browsing your favorite boutiques and shops for the perfect gift.
If you live in or are planning a visit to the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find the holiday shopping experience you’re looking for at Uptown Gig Harbor. In fact, we’re just a short drive away from Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia.
View our complete business directory of shops, restaurants, and experiences at Uptown Gig Harbor. Plus, our Merchants offer monthly specials so don’t forget to check out our new promos and deals. We guarantee you’ll find the best holiday gifts waiting for you!