10 Gift Ideas from Beautiful San Juan Island

Posted on December 2, 2015

Updated February 2018

Imagine shopping for your Christmas presents without ever setting foot in a mall. Imagine instead strolling from museum to boutique to gallery in a small town by the sea. Imagine wandering from scenic vineyard to cute Alapaca farm to the rolling hills of a lavender farm to do your shopping. And finish the day with a relaxing hot tub and deep tissue massage at our Spa at Earthbox. It can be done on stunning San Juan Island.

We did some pre-shopping research for you, so you have more time to play.

1.         Earthbox Inn & Spa Gift Certificate

Treat somebody you truly love and who truly needs a getaway to a weekend on San Juan Island. Call us today for festive lodging & spa certificates.

2.         Native American Art

Arctic Raven Gallery offers enchanting masks, wood carvings and prints depicting the rich history of our local tribes like the Coast Salish, Kwaguilth or Makah.

3.         Island made, fancy Spirits

San Juan Distillery makes award-winning spirits with a local twist, like Spy Hop Salal Berry or Salish Juniper Gin, Blackberry Vodka, Madrone Brandy or Westcott Bay Cider Pommeau. Elegant bottles with tasteful labels make for beautiful gifts. Only distributed on San Juan Island.

4.         Orca Whale

Friday Harbor’s Whale Museum has a fantastic gift shop, selling everything Orca from books & calendars to hoodies, cups & jewelry. You can even adopt an Orca for the whale enthusiast in your family or your kid’s classroom.

5.         Local Art

Waterworks Gallery, just a couple of blocks from the Earthbox Inn & Spa, is San Juan Island’s premiere gallery for unique, local, contemporary artwork, jewelry and sculpture.

6.         Alpaca Wool

Visit Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm by English Camp. Their gift shop offers the spun, dyed, super soft wool of their animals, as well as hand knitted scarves, socks, gloves, sweaters, and everything your family needs to stay warm this Winter.

7.         Something from the Lavender Farm

Even if you missed the blooming lavender fields of the Pelindaba Lavender Farm, their store is only a few blocks from the Earthbox Inn & Spa and is open year-round and offers fantastic smelling, handcrafted, effective body care products, aroma therapy, floral décor, candles and culinary goods.  We also carry their products as our signature amenity line, here at the Inn.

8.         Local Crafts

Island Studios solely sells crafts from island artists, like pottery, textiles, music, soap & glass. Here you will find gifties for every budget and every taste.

9.         A good Bottle of Wine

Make an outing of it and visit beautiful San Juan Vineyards and their tasting room to see what’s new this year and to stock up on award winning vinos. 

10.      Yummy Food

For the foodies among your friends visit the San Juan Food Coop, offering, unlike most grocery stores, over 50% local and regional fare. Create your own gift basket with some island made, gourmet sea salt, local smoked salmon, handcrafted, herbed goat cheese & rustic bread.  They even sell the basket. Just try and refrain from eating it on your way home.