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Find Last-Minute Christmas Gifts in Redmond

If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in Redmond for great last-minute gift ideas.

With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and party-going, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting.

Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress:

  • Go to Cost Plus World Market and choose from several holiday gift sets—perfect for teachers, relatives and neighbors.
  • Check out Bear Creek Florist for festive, holiday-inspired bouquets, or wreaths with candles that would make nice centerpieces for a friend or neighbor’s Christmas dinner table.
  • Visit Tree Top Toys or McDonald's Book Exchange and pick out a few fun titles for the children in your family, or your kid’s friends.
  • Go to Le Rendez-Vous and order a festive cake or box of cookies that would be a delicious complement to holiday dinners. Seasonal offerings include special French treats like Bûche de Noël and Peppermint Parisian Macarons.
  • Pick up a gift certificate or new running shoes, basketball jersey or sporting accessories for the athlete in your life at Kimmel Athletic Supply. If you're shopping for an outdoor enthusiast, REI is your one-stop destination.
  • Stop by Gene Juarez or C.Joy Salon and give someone in your life who needs a little relaxation a gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure or spa treatment.
  • Got a beer or wine connoisseur on your list? Malt & Vine has more than 900 bottled beers and hundreds of wines, ciders and meads. Sample from more than 20 on-tap and by-the-glass selections to (selflessly) find the perfect brew or wine for your recipient.

What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments section below. 

Sara Pelfrey December 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM
There are plenty of local shops to visit such as 1) Utopia in the Redmond Town center who is locally owned and incredible gifts. 2) VALA has opened up a art space that supports local artist in the Redmond Town Center 3) SoulFood in the Redmond Center has local and ethically sourced gifts. 4) Ben Franklin has great arts and craft supplies for the artists in our community 5) For musicians there is Pacific Music, it is one of the best around with great customer service 6) Want to give a experience, you can buy a gift certificate to Pomegranate, Second Repertory Theater, Yoga classes at Flow Yoga. This town has a remarkable amount of incredible experiences and gifts to be given!
Caitlin Moran December 18, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Thanks for the added ideas, Sara!

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