Downtown

2021 Holiday Shopping Guide​

Your Holidays begin downtown! 

Historic downtown gives off a vintage vibe with its antique and eclectic shops offering one-of-a-kind finds. From locally-crafted art to roasted coffee beans from East Africa, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Looking for an experience to shake-up a holiday party or a gift for the lifelong-learner? Choose from dozens of private and group classes and workshops given by local experts and artisans. Pre-game your downtown shopping spree with a great cup of coffee or do a post-celebration with a pint of locally-brewed beer. You’ll be able to find all these items, experiences, gift cards, and more at the following downtown Renton retailers. 

Shops, Restaurants and Experiences in Downtown Renton:

Antiques 4U/Puget Sound Cider Company

The Harold Building, built in 1908, provides the perfect location for Antiques 4U 3000 square-foot showroom and the Puget Sound Cider Company’s tasting room. They have a love and passion for furniture of the past and specialize in antiques from the 1880’s to the 1920’s. Their Heritage Ciders are small-batch, cold-pressed, and handcrafted from Washington state fruit that is exquisitely aged from five to twelve months. While supplies last, buy any 2 bottles of their Heritage Cider and get 1 bottle of their Sparking Apple Juice FREE!

Ascendance Pole and Aerial Arts

The only non-profit pole and aerial arts studio in the region, Ascendance offers classes in Pole, Aerial Yoga, Lyra, Flexibility and Conditions, and more. With virtual and in-person options, they are a supportive, inclusive community that welcomes movement seekers of all types, shapes, abilities, and backgrounds and believes that understanding the power of our bodies and connection of a healthy body to a healthy mind is true “Ascendance”. During the month of December, purchase $100 in gift cards either in studio or online, and only pay $75! 

Boon Boona Coffee

Boon Boona (both being words that mean coffee in different languages of East Africa) is a Black-owned coffee roastery and café that exclusively sells African coffee. They are committed to sharing the unique coffee and coffee traditions of the East African region and supporting coffee growers and their local community in the process. Stop in soon to try their new coffee, Wush Wush from Ethiopia.

Four Generals Brewing

Renton’s first lager brewery established in 2015 is family-owned and operated. They specialize in craft lagers with German influences but also have ales and ciders on tap. It’s a perfect place to stop by after a day of holiday shopping downtown to try their new Dopplebock brew and then grabbing some bottles, growlers, or kegs to go!

Idolize Tattoo

As Renton’s oldest tattoo shop, the artists at Idolize have been providing quality tattoos for over 25 years in the Downtown area. They feature artists with over 70 years of combined experience and offer a wide variety of different styles of art and tattooing from old to new school, and everything in between.

Rain City Market

From the owners of Rain City Catering comes a new convenience store and deli opening soon in the downtown Renton area. With the chef-owners’ passion for food and hospitality, the new market should do well in its capacity to “Feed the Folks”!

River Valley Cheese

Beyond making and selling delectable cheesecakes, River Valley Cheese seeks to embrace curiosity by offering a variety of cheese cooking classes as well as new additions such as wild sourdough, instant pot, and chocolate dipping classes. Give the gift of curiosity this holiday season!

Ruffhouse

For ages 4 and up, Ruffhouse is a woman-owned martial arts studio with community roots over 20 years old. They offer classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Filipino Martial Arts for people of all levels of experience and fitness levels. Through training in this inclusive and supportive studio, you or your child will enjoy getting active while developing confidence, discipline, humility, and self-defense skills. 

St. Charles Place Antiques

Family-owned and operated since 1973 in historic downtown Renton, St. Charles Place Antiques specializes in buying and selling a variety of high-quality antique furniture and collectibles. Besides housing three floors of the finest antiques in the Pacific Northwest, they also offer skilled repairs and professional restorations as well as appraisals, estate evaluations, and consignment services.

Stereo Centro

Need help installing that new sound system after the holidays? Stereo Centro has experience in installing audio and video systems as well as HID headlights, alarms, GPS and tracking systems, and systems and headlights for motorcycles and boats. This holiday season, be sure to check out their deals on sale and installation packages.

Urban Sprouts

In their 2000 square-foot plant shop and clinic, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for the plant-lover in your life. Urban Sprouts sells plants, accessories, and other small gifts, as well as offers classes, workshops, and services including virtual and in-person diagnostics for those of us with a less-than green thumb. Check out their holiday sales either in-store or on their website.

Wyldwood Creative

Woman-owned Wyldwood Creative provides an inclusive and judgement-free zone for those looking to discover and explore their creative and crafty side. Curated fabric and tools for a number of craft projects are sold and the owner coordinates with local artists to provide a broad selection of classes and workshops. This holiday season look for classes on lettering for holiday cards, wreath-making, and how to put together the perfect charcuterie board. Don’t miss their 13 Days of Holiday Deals in December, where everyday will feature a new promotion! 

Esme & Elodie

Now open! Featuring women’s and plus size Bohemian clothing and accessories, Esme & Elodie is a woman-owned business taking on the new adventure of opening their first brick-and-mortar shop in the downtown area. After years of only being in the online retail space, the owner hopes to build a community of local, fashion-loving curvy women!

Cugini Florist

Award-winning and nationally recognized florist, Cugini Florists and Fine Gifts has been serving South King County since 1923 and have been in the heart of downtown Renton since 1973. With friendly design professionals assisting with your floral needs for every occasion, their high-quality products and reasonable prices are sure to please! This holiday season stop by to see their Winter Wonderland holiday decorations and find deals on First Friday (Dec. 3). 

Junkyard Bones

Hand-smoking over one million pounds of beef bones for dogs for over 25 years, Junkyard Bones sells RBST-free femur bones that are guaranteed not to crack or splinter. Smoked at their store in downtown Renton, their bones are sold to pet stores up and down the West Coast and direct from them online. This December, they are giving away a free treat with purchase!

Game-Xplosion

Locally-owned and operated, Game-Xplosion specializes in video games, music, movies, toys, collectibles, trading cards, and board games, and more. Like a mini comic convention, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for the gamer and collector in your life! This holiday season, get some extra cash by selling them your used video consoles and games, Pokemon Cards, and vinyl records. Then shop for their doorbuster deals on comic books, action figures and toys, trading cards, and records and CDs! Also, get a $25 credit to use towards video games with the purchase of a video game console!

Liberty Café

Cozy neighborhood café serving up signature coffee, alternative diet-friendly food, and delectable baked goods. Stop in and receive a free cookie (including vegan and gluten free options) with the purchase of a gift card or certificate worth $20 or more. During the month of December, buy one 16 oz or larger signature chai and get one free!

Smoking Monkey Pizza

For out-of-this-world pizza topping combos and a newly revamped menu that features giant meatballs and craveable calzones, it can only be the Smoking Monkey! Join them Monday-Thursday for Monkey Hour from 3-6pm for $12 pitchers and discounts on appetizers, pizza, drinks, and desserts! Links for Monkey merch can be found on their website for the Federation of Pizza member on your gift list. 

Spotlight Dance Center

Give the gift of dance this holiday season! Spotlight Dance Center is dedicated to nurturing the creative possibilities within us all by providing the highest quality performing arts education for all ages. Their instructors are passionate, professional, and strive to bring out the very best in themselves and their students. They offer private dance instruction and group classes such as ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre, and more. Register by December 18th and save $10 on your registration fee with promocode GiftofDance2021 and get a 25% coupon you can use toward dancewear for your first class in January!

 

The Pencil Test

Picking up where other stores leave off, The Pencil Test offers a fantastic selection of the world’s best full bust brands and styles. They also sell a variety of other undergarments, including bamboo boxer briefs, novelty socks, bralettes, and knickers. Shop online for store pickup or delivery. Don’t know what size to get your loved one? A gift certificate is one size fits all! Normally by appointment only, holiday gift buying requires no appointment so come on in!

Mr. Naturalz Salon

Mr. Naturalz Salon is a natural hair care salon for curly, kinky, and dreadlocked people whose mission is to empower, educate, and liberate their client’s natural hair care journey. They specialize in maintaining healthy, natural textures and offer services such as coloring, braiding, cuts, and all stages of locking hair. From December 13-23, shop in store or online for 10% off all items!

Handsome Devil Ink

Having been in downtown Renton for five years, Handsome Devil Ink will satisfy your custom tattoo needs in a clean and professional environment, providing quality work for beautiful dames and diablos. They have five artists that represent a range of tattoo styles and skills and have won The Best of Renton for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. Come by the shop on December 19th from 6-10pm for a Food Drive and Charity Event where there will be games, raffle prizes, and free food and drinks provided by The Local 907.

4 Sisters Holistic Remedies

A shop, educational center, and place of healing and community, 4 Sisters is based upon the strong belief in the human body, mind, and spirits’ innate ability to heal and find homeostasis. They offer an extraordinary selection of organic herbs, spices, burnables, resins and teas as well as a unique selection of healing crystals, books, tarot & oracles, and local artists offerings. From November 27th through January 6th, enjoy a free smudge kit with any purchase of $55 or more, while supplies last.

Dubtown Brewing Company

Offering 12 taps flowing with craft bubbles, all made with love in downtown Renton! At their taproom, Dubtown has a brew for everyone: beer, seltzer, cider, wine, and even homemade soda. While stopping in for a pint or growler fill up, try their new bratwurst that Top of the Hill Produce makes using their beer! For the local craft-beer connoisseur on your list (or yourself!), pick up a holiday gift pack featuring limited edition pint glasses and Renton-made craft beer for $25.

DPAD Retro Gaming and Collectibles 

Specializing in retro games, vintage/modern toys, and collectibles, DPAD gets in new items every day and will buy your video games, consoles, and collectibles for cash or store credit. This holiday season, Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Funko Pops, 15% off of consoles, and Buy 2 Get 50% Off for video games less than $20.

Sparkle Gifts and Whatnots

Sparkle carries a wide variety of gifts including curated items from local artists and businesses, Seahawks gear, holiday decor, inspirational wall art and always unique whatnots. Gift wrapping is always included to simplifying your gift-giving! Get a free holiday beverage to sip while you shop on First Friday in Downtown Renton (12/3).

Modern to Vintage Furniture and Design 

After operating out of their 1915 home on Williams Ave S for the past five years, Modern to Vintage has now opened a second location in downtown on 3rd St. Both shops are filled with vintage and contemporary, previously owned furnishings and décor that lean towards mid-century modern design. They are always on the hunt for great pieces and will pay cash at time of purchase, just in time for those in need of extra holiday shopping dollars!

Details Barbershop

Catering to the whole family, Details offers all of the services you would expect at a traditional barbershop plus cuts and color for women, children’s cuts, eyebrow waxing, and grey blending. They also specialize in fades and shaved designs. Appointments are recommended, which can be done over the phone or online, or simply stop by the shop.