Need Some Help Last-Minute Gift Shopping?

‘Tis the season to be jolly – unless you’re behind on your holiday shopping! But don’t fret, because the staff at Visit TRI-CITIES have you covered!

This year we’ve compiled a list of our favorite places in the Tri-Cities, along with some examples to help you get into the holiday gift-giving spirit! So take a deep breath, find your center, and let us create your holiday shopping itinerary!

Up first is Michael, our President & CEO:

Octopus' Garden: Fun, funky and full of unique gifts. Check out the wall of greeting cards… it will change your life!

Lemon Grass: Great gifts. Great service. Unique offerings for the discerning shopper (and purveyor of fine finds!).

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Kim, Senior Vice President:

Sporthaus: They have the most awesome selection of winter sportswear, skis, pro-shop for tuning up your equipment, and don’t forget the stocking stuffers. And their customer service is top notch.

It’s All in the Details: Great selection of unique and fun items for your home as well some great apparel and accessories. There is something for everyone on your list at this store.

Spencer Carlson: Beautiful furniture, home décor and helpful staff. I think they even gift wrap!

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Hector, Vice President:

Country Mercantile: Amazing chocolates!

Octopus Garden: Fun retro items, especially their t-shirts!!

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Gretchen, Operations Manager

Country Mercantile: you’re always loved when you show up to the Christmas party with chocolate candies!

Wineries: wine is a good gift for the hard to shop for!

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Michelle, Director of Community Relations:

I love Lemon Grass at Marineland Village! This is my favorite nick-nack store!

It's All the Details is my favorite store in the Tri-Cities or anywhere! This is where I go to get inspired for ideas for the home and for fashion!

I love shopping at Ranch and Home – my dad’s favorite store that has everything he wants!

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Lara, Director of Convention Sales

The Octopus’ Garden – Fun store with lots of quirky and unique items and cards; great place to find stocking stuffers and other cool gifts.

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Dan, Sports Development Manager:

If you’re in need of something quick, I always head to Kennewick Ranch & Home. They have clothes, art & décor, hunting/camping/fishing supplies. Great service, convenient location, and a huge inventory to choose from. Plus, you can get your Benton Franklin County Fair wristbands on sale!

I also enjoy gifting tickets to our professional sports teams. The Dust Devils and Americans typically have special holiday ticket packages on sale this time of year, often including some sort of merchandise item as well.

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Maria, Convention Sales Manager:

Artfetti! I love their macarons and will be picking up a box for Christmas.

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Sara, Sales Manager:

Cigar Savvy! They have a vast selection of cigars at amazing prices. Perfect place to pick up a stogie or 2 for the cigar aficionado in your life.

Baums! The cool stocking stuffers of throw-back toys and candies and of course the hand-made truffles! Seriously who would refuse a gift of truffles?!

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Karisa, Director of Marketing:

Every year I make a stop at Chukar Cherries to pick up the Milk Chocolate Honey Pecans—they’re to die for—in bulk for friends and family.

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Heather, Graphic Design Manager:

Adventures Underground: This amazing place has every game you could possible ever want, loads of books, comics, toys and music for everyone on your list! I especially love their children’s books selection, and their plethora of vinyl.

Octopus Garden: So many novelty items in this store. You are sure to find something that will make someone’s day! I love their t-shirt selection for gifts.

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Bethany, Digital Marketing Manager:

The Country Mercantile has super adorable home décor, but more importantly they have a chocolate factory on-site! Take THAT, Willy Wonka! You can pick your favorite sweet treats and know exactly where they came from!

Adventures Underground has a not-so-hidden section for Gunpla builders! My family loves checking out the new shipments each week and picking out their model to build!

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Summers, Visitor Services Manager:

I love shopping at Lemon Grass Gifts during the holidays. They have a gorgeous selection of jewelry, home interiors and clothing. Plus, they always have amazing holiday décor and such a friendly staff.

Octopus’ Garden is the perfect place for last minute stocking stuffers that are sure to please even the snarliest Scrooge!

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Mary, Information Specialist

Ariel Gourmet and Gifts in Richland! I love their selection of paper goods and kitchen gadgets!

Goose Ridge Winery! I love their wine and they have a great selection of gift items for the home.

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