Need Some Help Gift Shopping in the Tri-Cities?

‘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!

holiday gift wrap and ribbons

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!).


Octopus Garden, a shop in the Tri-CIties
Photo from Octopus Garden

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!

It's All in the Details, a shop in the Tri-Cities
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Hector, Vice President:

Country Mercantile: Amazing chocolates!

Octopus' Garden: Fun retro items, especially their t-shirts!!



chocolates from the Country Mercantile
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Gretchen, Director of Operations

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!



Country Mercantile chocolate-covered apples
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Amber, Guest and Group Services Specialist

Any of the local breweries have some great food and drinks on tap that your friends and family will love! Personal favorite is Bombing Range, great food, service and some fun history on the area!

I think experiences make for a great gift and we have 3 different axe throwing businesses in Tri-Cities that would make for a fun date night, adventure with friends, or just a great way to relax at the end of the day.


Photo from Bombing Range Brewing Company

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.



a Christmas stocking from the Octopus Garden in Tri-Cities
Photo from Octopus’ Garden

Maria, Convention Sales Manager

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



macarons from Artfetti
Photo from Artfetti Cakes

Linda, Sales Administrative Assistant

Country Mercantile: Their chocolate covered caramel apples are the best!

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.

gifts from Chukar Cherries
Photo from Chukar Cherries

Chase, Business Development Manager

Basin Department Store located in Historic Downtown Kennewick is a must visit when looking for winter gear, work attire, the right pair of boots, or that flannel that your wardrobe is missing. Friendly service and a wide selection of merchandise ensures a very pleasant shopping experience.

Austin, Marketing Manager

A unique store with games on top of games, Adventures Underground is a one stop shop for everything fun! If you are looking for a gift for a game board enthusiast, look no further!

Beaver Bark has unique and cool items that you can't find anywhere else! For the holidays they deck out their store to make it look like a winter wonderland and is a great spot for some holiday shopping.



unique gifts & toys from Adventures Underground
Photo from Adventures Underground