When In Tri-Cities Holiday Gift Guide & #shoplocaltc

I am so excited to share the When in Tri-Cities Holiday Gift Guide with you! Whenintricities.com is in its 3rd year and I enjoy sharing with readers where to play, eat and shop locally. If you plan on shopping for gifts, please join us in supporting Tri-Cities businesses by shopping local AND sharing your favorite local shop stops using #shoplocaltc all season long!

The Gift Guide is organized by categories of people on your list—“the foodie,” “the makeup junkie” and suggests gifts at various price points, including exclusive discounts! Thank you to these great local businesses for their support; it is a privilege to be acquainted with the talent behind these brands. I know they’d agree with me that the greatest gift you can give anyone is time well-spent together in kindness and love!

THANK YOU for following When in Tri-Cities—on Instagram @whenintricities and When in Tricities Facebook group. I am currently scheduling content to promote local with a family focus in 2018! For inquiries, contact Alicia Walters: aliciawalters99@gmail.com.

123The Sweeth Tooth, Cake – Layered Cake Artistry Cake designers – baker Concetta Gulluni and artist Jamie Adams offer extraordinary cakes for those wanting something extra special. Receive 15% off when you book a cake during the month of December for your wedding or event in 2018. For booking and questions, E-mail: Layeredcakeartistry@gmail.com. Instagram @layeredcakeartistry.

email signature 3The Beach Bum, Frozen Yogurt – Yogurt Beach Yogurt Beach in Kennewick gives customers a beachy getaway year-round. They have 21 flavors of frozen yogurt and custard to choose from! Check out their seasonal flavors such as Candy Cane, Eggnog, and Caramel Cake! Gift cards in any amount make for fun stocking stuffers! In December, for every $20 in gift cards you purchase, you will receive a $5 gift card for yourself free! Located at: 910 S. Columbia Center Blvd. Suite A in Kennewick. Visit: yogurtbeachkennewick.com.

StudioOne-7224-3.jpgThe Hair Model, Hair – Studio One Salon Give the gift of gorgeous hair! Studio One Salon in Kennewick continues to be the People’s Choice for Best Salon. Owner Kathy Nunez manages a team of beauty experts who specialize in: balayage, babylights, precision cutting, lash extensions and makeup. Studio One is a retailer of Bumble & Bumble Hair as well as Oribe products. Located at 101 N. Union St. in Kennewick. For appointments, call (509)735-3354. Gift cards can be purchased in store and online: studioonesalontc.com.

Screenshot_20171120-195621.jpgThe Lash Lover, Lashes & Boutique – Flash Your Style Flash Your Style in Richland offers lashes and microblading as well as hosts a great selection of clothing and accessories. If you know someone on your list who wants her lashes and microblading certification, beginner’s course and training dates are available at flashyourstyle.net. Visit their lash salon and boutique located at 118 Keene Rd. in Richland for stylish winter jackets, scarves, beanies, tops, jeans and shoes to go along with a beautiful set of lashes!

IMG_3416The Makeup Junkie – Julies Beauty Bar Give her long lasting lipstick that is waterproof, smudge proof and kiss proof! For a limited time, Julie’s Beauty Bar is offering a $55 LipSense gift card for only $45! Visit juliesbeautybar.com and use promo code: WhenInTricities when you place your order.

Image-1.jpegThe Beautician, Facial – Laura Mendoza We all know a mom, aunt or sister who works so hard to make the holidays special for others – here is your chance to pamper her with a facial! Laura Mendoza of Tranquil Waters specializes in cutting edge facials to deliver the skin she always wanted! Laura is offering a free brow wax with gift cards purchased for Christmas stocking stuffers by December 12th. Gift cards can be purchased in store, 8503 W. Clearwater Ave. Suite B in Kennewick and online: LauraBMendoza.com.

078The Reader, Book – Alicia Walters, @whenintricites In The Magic of Children at Christmas, twenty women share their most precious Christmas memories, including some of their most memorable Christmases as a child. Edited by local writer Alicia Walters, it is a unique book for the reader who loves non-fiction and loves Christmastime! It will truly open your heart to the real meaning and spirit behind Christmas and make you believe in the human spirit!  Available as download and paperback.

2016-11-09_0001The New Mom, Newborn Photos – Tiffany Parrish Tiffany Parrish is Tri-Cities premier newborn photographer. Give a new or expectant mom the gift of a session with Tiffany in 2018. Book the photo session between now and December 25th with promo code: whenintricities and receive 15% off! For portfolio, information and pricing, contact Tiffany through her website: tiffanyparrish.net.

IMG_20171108_143635_556.jpgThe Candle Burner, Candles – Dandelion Wishes Candle Co. Handcrafted, small batch candles made with pure soy wax burn cleaner and use essential oils and fragrance to fill her home with beautiful holiday scents including “Woodwork & Plaid,” “Lemon Sugar Cookie,” and more! Some candles available at French Vanilla Market in Sunnyside and a selection of melt bars at 509 Farmhouse in Kennewick. Use promo code: jolly15 for 15% off your online purchase through December 5th: dandywishescandleco.com.

IMG_7268The Homemaker, Interior Design – Grace Filled Interiors Give the gift of a beautifully designed home with Grace Filled Interiors! Jennifer Mead specializes in Digital Design Boards and Finish Selection for: new construction, remodels and home staging. Working with an experienced Virtual Interior Designer will save you time and hassle. Book your virtual interior design consultation now through December 31st to receive 30% off! To get started, request a free Design Survey by sending Jennifer an E-mail: Jennifer.r.mead@gmail.com. You can also send her a direct message on Instagram @GraceFilledInteriors.

The Snuggler, Pillows – Modern Clementine Beautiful textiles, pillow covers and home décor by designer Cassie Scott who hand-picks all fabrics to ensure each pillow cover has elements suitable for modern design. Fabrics include mud cloth and leather as well as a winter collection that includes: texture-rich fur, velvet and heavy woven linen. Modern Clementine pillow covers are size 18 X 18 and some lumbar pillow covers are available as well. To give the gift of beautiful new pillow covers (or to get a couple for yourself) visit: Modernclementine.etsy.com.


IMG_7265The Hand-made Collector, Handmade Macrame’ – Tangled in Twine Hand-made macrame’ wreaths, wall hangings, plant holders as well as table runners and other modern accessories by local Boho maker Bree Jablonski of Kennewick. Use promo code “HAPPYHOLIDAYS” for 10% off any online or custom orders on tangledintwine.us/ or TangledinTwineUS.etsy.com.

The Camera Ready, Portraits –Kaila Homes Kaila of Kaila Homes Photography is a Tri-Cities-based natural light photographer. She specializes in lifestyle and portrait work – capturing those sweet, authentic moments you’ll cherish for a lifetime. For more information, visit: lovekaila.com. Be sure to mention “When in Tri-Cities” for an exclusive discount when you schedule a session now through January 1st.

Special thanks to Kaila Homes Photography for capturing this child’s bedroom styled by Grace Filled Interiors and Modern Clementine! See their modern, styled den in the winter issue of Taylored Living Magazine


IMG_7336The Botanical Boss, Winter Bulb Planter Class – My Garden Overfloweth A perfect gift for the person on your list who favors hands-on experiences –she will get a beautiful planter, soil – as well as a variety of winter bulbs, including Paperwhites and Amaryllis. Class is $65 and   will be December 16th at 1 pm at My Garden Overfloweth Farm Shop, 33526 W. SR Highway 14, Paterson, WA. To register as well as check out what else is going on at the farm, visit: mygardenoverfloweth.com.

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The Jewelry Hoarder, Jewelry – Tina Murphy Handmade jewelry including festive bracelets for holiday parties, Bengals, necklaces and more – all designed by Tina Murphy, a popular, local jewelry artisan! Join 2 Cool Creations VIP Group on Facebook for listings and deals. For 25% off any purchase now through Christmas, use promo code: Santa17 when shopping at 2coolcreations.com!

holiday reach logo2The Museum Hopper, Museum Pass – Reach Museum Give the gift of a REACH Museum membership! The Family Membership (2 adults + 4 kids) is a great deal at $125. Student (valid id)/Senior, $35. Individual, $50, Two Adults, $85. ASTC and NARM reciprocal – with a REACH membership, you can get into many other museums including OMSI and the Pacific Science Center! Plus, included is a 10% discount at the Museum Store. Visitthereach.org or shopthereach.org. Contact Laura larac@visitthereach.org, (509)943-4100.

Ethos Christmas Logo.jpgThe Foodie – Ethos Bakery & Café The best gift for foodies, Ethos Bakery & Café is the perfect place to take family and friends this holiday season. Enjoy Coava coffee, fresh-baked pastries, wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted entrees and custom cocktails – all created in a made-from-scratch kitchen. You can also pick up a gift card for others to treat themselves! Grab a gift box of pastries to take to your holiday party or have Ethos cater your holiday event! For details on catering and full café menu: ehtosbakery.net. Located at 2150 Keene Rd. in Richland. Open M-Th 6 am-7 pm, Fri 6 am-9 pm and Sun 7 am-6 pm.

IMG_1554The Cook, Farm Fresh – Tucannon Farms The perfect choice for a special occasion to treat your guests to the most flavorful meal: pork that has been pasture raised locally at beautiful Tucannon Farms. Now offering 1/16 pork shares for a limited time while supply lasts! Options include (approximate pricing, based on actual weight): ham share 7-8 lbs. $75, 6 packages sausage at 2 lbs. each $96, and two pork roasts at 4 lbs. each $64. All shares come with a Tucannon Farms Tote when you use the promo code: whenintri. Complementary delivery to Walla Walla and Tri-Cities. Contact tucannonfarms@gmail.com, specify your 1/16 pork choice and “pickup” or “delivery.”


The Christmas Elf, Trees and Décor—C & M Nursery The C & M Nursery event on December 1st will start at 5 pm and go into the evening and include: caroling, cloggers, ponies, hot chocolate and cider and a bonfire where families can roast marshmallows! The tree lot includes live trees that can be decorated for Christmas and then planted as well as cut trees. Admission is free, cash donations to benefit the Emmaus Center are appreciated. Located at 2517 Van Giessen St. in Richland. Online at candmlandscaping.com.

The Local Shopper, Parade, Skating & More –Merry Little Christmas Village Grab some friends who love to shop local and take them with you to the Merry Little Christmas Village in Downtown Kennewick December 2nd! The parade will start at 10 am along W. Kennewick Ave. and will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus into town! Other activities include a skating rink with lots of holiday characters, wreath making, Polar Express story time and much more! Merry Little Christmas Village will also be on December 9th, with no parade.

Published by Whenintricities.com

by writer Alicia Walters, contributor to print and digital magazines.

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