Downtown

2022 Holiday Shopping Guide​ and Passport Participants

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.

All of the listed businesses below are also Holiday Shopping Passport participants! Pick up your card at any of the below businesses and spend $10 to get a stamp. When your stamp card is full, email a picture to rdp@rentondowntown.com by 12/19/2022 for a chance to win a gift from a Downtown Renton business! You can only collect one stamp per visit per business, but you can visit each business multiple times during the holiday season and turn in an unlimited number of cards. The more you shop, the better your chances of winning!

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, receive 1 free bottle of non-alcoholic Sparkling Heirloom Apple Juice with any purchase of $50 or more!

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.

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.

Four Generals Brewing

Voted Washington State Small Brewery of the Year for 2022! 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 a pint of their holiday release, Winterbock!

The Rose Gift House & Coffee

From unique gifts, works of art, home goods and freshly baked goods, along with robust coffees, herbal teas, and more…you’ll find it at the Rose!

Rain City Market

From the owners of Rain City Catering comes a new convenience store and deli in the downtown Renton area.  Offering traditional convenience store fare along with specialty items, grab-n-go deli options, and hot made-to-order meals. See location for holiday specials.

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.

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. Local artists provide a broad selection of classes and workshops. This holiday season look for classes on embroidered lettering, ceramic ornaments, hand lettering and watercolor for holiday cards, felted gnomes, and wreath-making.

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. Get 50% off anything that hangs and everything in the basement when you shop this holiday season!

Cugini Florists and Fine Gifts

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!

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. Shop all season long to earn 4 Sisters Bucks: Get $5 for every $50 spent and $10 plus a Travel Smudge Kit for every $100 spent!

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.

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! 

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.

SipStop Cafe & Community Market

One of the newest additions to the Downtown Renton community, SipStop is a one-stop-shop where you can not only enjoy coffee, beer/wine, and fresh food at their in-store café, but you will also be able to find everything that you may need for your daily life. See store for holiday specials.

Obelisk Body Piercing

Obelisk Body Piercing is Renton’s first and only body art parlor dedicated exclusively to providing safe high-quality body piercings and fine jewelry. They are happy to provide you with new piercings, checkups, jewelry fittings, installations, and custom ordered jewelry! 

Viking Sewing & Vacuum

Serving the Puget sound since 1973, Viking Sewing and Vacuum sells supplies and parts and services most sewing machine and vacuum brands in-store by factory trained technicians.

Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes

Downtown staple since 2007, Common Ground offers classic and seasonally inspired cupcakes that are decorated to order, so you know they’re fresh! Their menu also features delicious coffee, tea, and sandwiches.

Sweet P Beauty

The aestheticians at Sweet P Beauty go a step further to become the bridge between makeup artistry and skincare, working to make their client’s skin look its best before makeup is even applied. With the addition of hair styling and lash extensions, clients can look and feel amazing, then add that makeup element for the “wow factor”.

Bella Blue Salon

Focusing on the art and science of beauty, Bella Blue offers hair and nail care services for all ages and genders. Their online booking system makes it easy to schedule an appointment with them 24/7.

The Pencil Test

The Pencil Test is a bra shop with locations in the inner Northeast of Portland, OR, and in Downtown Renton, WA. We specialize in bras and swimwear for customers with a D cup and larger. We carry band sizes from 28-48 and cup sizes D-K. We have a very large inventory of fashion, sport, maternity, swim, strapless, and wire-free.

Want to support local small businesses but not sure what to get for your friend or loved one? Get them a Downtown Renton Local Gift Card! Accepted at over 80 downtown businesses, this unique gift card allows you to give anyone the ultimate local gift with options they will love!