If you’re on the hunt for a gift that’s extra special or unique to Whidbey Island, this guide to 5 must-visit shops on Whidbey Island not only offers some ideas that are sure to inspire… but shopping at each of these independent businesses means that you’re supporting our local economy, too! (For more local shops, click here to check out locally made food products.)
Whether you’re looking for a simple housewarming gift, a sweet stocking stuffer, or something handcrafted by local artisans, the Whidbey Island shops in this guide will help you find that *perfect* present:
Seaside & Sylvan
Located at Greenbank Farm
Showcasing an eclectic selection of home goods, Seaside & Sylvan is ta not-to-miss shop if you’re searching for a housewarming gift or looking for something unique to Whidbey Island. In addition to furniture, decor, textiles, luxe candles, bath products, and children’s items, according to their website, you’ll also find “locally-focused gifts, activity kits, custom gift baskets featuring items from fellow Whidbey Island makers, and exclusive Whidbey memorabilia.”
Located at 2 Front St NE, Coupeville, WA 98239
Nestled in historic Coupeville, according to their website, Aqua Gifts is located “in the original Puget-Race Drug Store building which was erected in 1890.” Today, this gift shop features things like jewelry, accessories, bath and body care, apparel, shoes (including TOMS and Klogs Footwear), fun Whidbey Island-themed items, and sooo much more. (Thanks for the recommendation, Julie Christine!)
Click here to browse a few of Aqua gifts’ products!
The Salty Keel
Described as offering “a collection of wood crafts inspired by and created for those who serve or have served and who support our great country,” The Salty Keel comes highly recommended by Whidbey local Kristen Stavros. These artisans create some truly one-of-a-kind pieces that people are sure to cherish for a lifetime.
Take a moment to check out a few of their unique creations on their Facebook page!
“[Forage has] the most amazing floral arrangements. I have never seen anything like it. Absolutely stunning!” says Kara Vallejo. “Lexi and her mom own the business and are killing it.”
A floral design business based on Whidbey Island, Forage is a local go-to when you need a floral arrangement to make a lasting impression. Whether you want something special for a wedding, anniversary, a party, banquet, home staging, or a breathtaking creation for a special someone, they’ve got you covered. Check out their gallery to browse a view of their gorgeous floral arrangements, and view even more of their unique creations on their Instagram.
Located at 41 NE Midway Blvd #105, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Tacey Jungmann recommends this fabulous Oak Harbor shop, and she describes it as being “a thrift shop with style that’s owned and managed by a 19-year-old girl.”
Featuring a great variety of quality second-hand and vintage clothing (as well as a selection of vintage homeware), if you love thrifting or scoring a deal, Uniquely Put is a must-visit spot on any Whidbey shopping excursion. Its dynamic range of styles and represented time periods makes it easy to get lost exploring this local gem!
Tip: Follow Uniquely Put on Facebook for updates on new items, fun “outfit of the day” posts, and sales!