U District Holiday Shopping

Gifts wrapped in green and red paperUniversity District Holiday Shopping Guide

Seattle’s University District is full of eclectic shops, bookstores, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues. We hope you will spend some time shopping in our neighborhood this holiday season!


Danaca Design, visit a showroom of fine jewelry by local artists or shop online

StudioLife, shop for plants and crafts in the store or purchase an art class or a gift card online

Gargoyles Statuary, browse paintings by local artists, sculptures for home and garden, gifts with cat, dragon, goddess and gargoyle themes or shop online


Goodwill, find great bargains on clothing and accessories

Lucky Dog Clothing, visit this premium men’s thrift shop for its selection of Sonics tee shirts and Burberry jackets; clothing and gift certificates also available online

Target, shop for clothing, home furnishings, gifts and groceries

Urban Outfitters, shop for clothing for men and women, home furnishings, gifts

Woolly Mammoth, stop by to shop for shoes, accessories and gift cards


Al’s Music Video & Games, shop a great collection of video game, dvds, vinyl records, and gifts

Grand Illusion Cinema, support this non-profit volunteer-run theater by purchasing tickets and memberships

Jet City Improv, buy tickets and gift certificates for an always changing selection of improv shows

Laughs Comedy Club, buy tickets for live stand-up comedy shows

Scarecrow Video, gifts of dvds, memberships, and gifts certificates

Ted Brown Music, find musical gifts including instruments, sheet music, music lessons

UHeights Center, find music, movies and theater for all ages

Varsity Theater, buy gift cards to first-run movies


Bulldog News, browse Seattle’s best selection of newspapers and magazines or order online

Magus Books, find a thoughtful and vast selection of used books in the store or shop their online book sales

University Book Store, shop for books, clothing, accessories and Husky gear


University Family YWCA, give a membership for an individual or a family


Take a break from shopping at these fine establishments, plus many more!

Big Time Brewery, order a keg for your holiday party

Cafe Allegro, buy fresh roasted coffee beans in the cafe or online

Floating Bridge Brewing, sample an excellent selection of beers, have a meal, order beer to go or send an e-gift card

Shultzy’s, fortify yourself with a bratwurst plate, burger or cheesesteak

Sweet Alchemy, treat yourself to small-batch ice cream made from scratch and buy a gift card for a friend

Xi’an Noodles, enjoy Chinese hand-pulled noodle dishes and pot stickers

Yi Fang Fruit Tea, replenish with customized fruit tea drinks