November is in full-swing – shops have begun to tuck away the fall leaves and the assortment of pumpkin spiced treats and replace them with snowflakes, garland, twinkling lights, and peppermint everything. This transition also signals the start of the frenzy that is holiday shopping.

This year, skip the crowds and disheveled aisles of department stores and bargain warehouses and opt for Bellingham local shops! Not only will you be supporting local, independent businesses, you’ll discover many unique gifts to outshine another boring gift card.

We’ve compiled a list of shops in Bellingham and Fairhaven per gift category to accommodate the diversity of your recipients’ wish lists. Make holiday shopping enjoyable by taking a break to enjoy coffee or lunch at one of the local spots in between stores.

Crafts & Specialty Gifts

Paper Dreams
1206 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Everything paper, from party supplies to picture frames, calendars, journals, gift wrapping, and greeting cards. Also the exclusive home daily made Fairhaven fudge and an old-time candy counter.

1 Paperboat
1134 10th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Home goods, clothing, and unique gifts with a Northwest Nautical twist.


Artwood Gallery
1000 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

A gallery of fine woodworking with one-of-a-kind pieces from functional to decorative, including kitchenware, tables, musical instruments, and sculptures.

Good Earth Pottery
1000 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

Handmade pottery and ceramic art representing more than 50 local artists.

Uptown Art
800 Harris Ave. #101
Bellingham (Historic Fairhaven District),
WA 98225

Give the gift of creativity with a gift certificate for a wine and paint event at Uptown Art.


1001 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

Unique collections of handpicked works from a constantly evolving group of artisans, including many local and regional artists.

Jewelry Affair
1006 Harris Avenue, Suite 110
Bellingham, WA 98225

Specializes in customized, “one of a kind” designs and precious gems.

Silvery Moon
1010 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

Features eclectic jewelry and plenty of variety.


The Garden Room
1006 Harris Avenue, #120

Bellingham, WA 98225

Offers a blend of tropical plants, elegant home and garden décor, fabulous scents, French jewelry, and unique gifts with complimentary gift wrapping.

Culinary Creations
1210 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

A diverse collection of gourmet foods, kitchenware, and wine.

Clothing Boutiques

1306 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Charming boutique with women’s apparel and accessories.

Three French Hens
1100 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Markets an eclectic selection of gifts, home decor, and apparel to create an original shopping experience with a French flair.


Bay To Baker Trading Company
911 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

Sells a variety of products, including travel accessories, outdoor clothing, t-shirts, hats, Northwest themed souvenirs, gifts, and cards.

Outbound And Down
1306 11th St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Outdoor lifestyle store with apparel and accessories.