Hand-Picked Holiday Gifts from Ellensburg

Find unique, meaningful gifts for your loved ones in Ellensburg this holiday season! Ellensburg’s local downtown shops are chock-full of one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to be a meaningful surprise for anyone receiving them. Not only is there also ample opportunity to gift an experience, but considering how many exciting activities there are to do in Ellensburg, from art walks to wine tasting and more, you will always stumble upon excitement! Find a full list of shopping here, or check out our list below for gifting inspiration this holiday season.

A Guided Outdoor Adventure

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season with a guided trip for your favorite outdoorsperson! Mountain High Sports offers hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing guided trips and cross country ski instruction that will allow you to explore and learn together. With either the purchase or renting of their quality outdoor equipment, you also get the opportunity to set off on your own journey together! If that’s the case, these trails offer a good starting point for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the Ellensburg area; some great ones include Irene Rinehart Park, Umptanum Falls, and even Green Canyon Trail.

An At-Home Spa Kit

‘Tis the season of self-care! Treat your loved ones to some relaxation and rejuvenation after the hectic holiday season with a homemade gift basket full of products from local companies! Purity Soapworks sells luxurious, handcrafted soaps, lotions, and body oils along with many other fine products, all made from natural ingredients. Perfect for a specially made gift basket! In addition, select a few of Anderson Family Farm’s artisan goat milk body care products, created on their farm right here in Ellensburg! Additionally, they sell a wide variety of all-natural facial and body products, including men’s care, that everyone will love using. Be sure to purchase a few extra items to gift to yourself as well!

Photo courtesy of Purity Soapworks

A Wine or Beer Tasting Experience

Treat that wine lover in your life to a day of fine wines in some of Ellensburg’s many tasting rooms. Relax and unwind as you sip local wines, snack on charcuterie and chat with the sommelier. Learn all about the process of making wine and how to do a proper tasting! Gård Vintners is a great location for beginners to start their wine journey. Crafting world-class wine from its family-owned and operated vineyard in Washington’s Columbia Valley, Gård offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about wine in general as well as the the winemaking process. A few other fantastic tasting rooms in Ellensburg include Ellensburg Canyon Winery and the BRIX Wine Bar. While you’re enjoying your wine, be sure to take note of your favorites and purchase a bottle or two to make it a gift that keeps on giving!
If the person you’re gifting prefers a nice cold beer to a glass of wine, Ellensburg has a couple of great breweries to quench your thirst and provide an equally excellent experience for you to enjoy together. A local favorite is the Iron Horse Brewery which produces its award-winning beer in Ellensburg and is the #4 craft brewery in Washington State! You can do a tasting of their bold brews at [ the pub ] in downtown Ellensburg. Some other favorite Ellensburg breweries include Ellensburg Brewing Co. and Tilted Tree Cider as well as Whipsaw Brewing.