Do you still have gifts to check off your list? We have the solution if time is running out to find something special for your friends, family and associates. Why not send a basket full of items made in the Yakima Valley or shop our many locally owned stores? Whether you’re visiting and have some last-minute shopping to do, or live in Yakima and want to send something special from your hometown, choose from some of these great options.
Many of our Yakima Valley wineries are open during the winter and will pack and mail your Yakima Wine Country gift. Go wine tasting to find the perfect varietal or call your favorite winery directly and they will pack and ship for you. Keep an eye out for holiday wine deals! You might even find some reduced shipping rates. Downtown Yakima wineries will offer a special Mulled Wine Walk on December 15 from 1 to 5 pm. This is your chance to taste local wines and have them send off your favorites as gifts. Then purchase a glass of mulled wine to sip as you relax after shopping.
For a unique gift, choose delicious Apple Pie Moonshine or Cherry Moonshine from Swede Hill Distilling. Made in the Yakima Valley with locally grown apples and cherries Swede Hill moonshine is skillfully handcrafted, one bottle at a time, without assembly lines or machines. Apple Pie never tasted so good!
At Provisions Restaurant and Market pick out a selection of unique goodies and Yakima Valley products. Find Rooted in Yakima brand kitchen and bar swag or locally screen printed “hop capital of the world” t-shirts. Provisions also offers thoughtfully curated themed gift baskets filled with wine, beer, coffee, tea or charcuterie items.
The Yakima Valley Information Center Gift Shop offers a wide selection of locally sourced products, including Chukar Cherries, Mick’s Peppourri Pepper Jellies, Lincoln Avenue Coffee, Lollihops, It’s All about the Pretzels, Craic Honey, Rill’s Specialty Soups, Après Vin Grape seed oils, t-shirts, sweatshirts, Yakima Valley souvenirs and more. You’ll also find locally crafted pottery, jewelry and beadwork. Choose everything you need to create a perfect gift basket tied up with a bow and mailed or hand delivered within the Yakima city limits! You can even bring in items you would like to add to your basket purchases. Holiday hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4 pm. Closed December 23 through January 1.
Washington’s Fruit Place and Gift Shop, the Big Red Barn ad Barrett Orchards, provides farm-fresh crisp apples for a fruit basket filled with Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady and Grapple apples or Korean Giant Asian pears. You can send a box to your out-of-town family members, friends and associates. The gift shop in The Big Red Barn has loads of country Christmas themed gifts and more than 100 specialty food products, as well as apple themed and WSU Cougar and UW Husky gifts. On their website you can choose from premade baskets that include apples, specialty cheese, chocolate or candy.
Don’t forget about Precision Fruit & Antiques for Yakima Valley Wines, preserved fruits and jams and other specialty gift items!
Chukar Cherries offers and impressive array of chocolate covered dried cherries and a wide variety of dried fruit and nuts, pie fillings, preserves, sauces, salsas, baked goods, popcorn and more! For the holidays, choose from a grand selection of gift towers and baskets full of goodies – many of which ship free! Check their Facebook page and website for seasonal deals.
Visit the Little Soapmaker in Yakima for natural handmade shea butter and goats milk soaps, candles, scents and spa items that make delightful gift baskets. You can even order directly from their website.
Shop local at one of our valley’s many locally owned boutique shopping destinations. For fantastic florals, visit Kameo Flowers & Events and Shopkeeper floral. At Chalet Place, choose from a variety of locally owned boutiques, including Inklings family-owned, proudly independent book store where you’ll find the perfect gift for book lovers. Check out locally owned boutiques throughout the valley, each infused with the holiday spirit. Visit Fiddlesticks, Gretchen, Cobblestones and Shopkeeper. Don’t forget to check out French Vanilla Market in Sunnyside.