Gift Guide 2020: Shop Small Businesses Picked by Our Staff

Eighth Generation is a Seattle-based, art and lifestyle business owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe. As a small business, we especially value our community and our relationships with other companies. Check out some of the small businesses the Eighth Generation team will support this year for the holidays!

      

Third Place Books

Stephanie (Tlingit), our Retail and Special Projects Manager, loves supporting this local bookshop! Third Place Books does in-store pickup and shipping. If you're looking for a phenomenal read, Stephanie highly recommends "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America" by Ijeoma Oluo. Oluo is a powerhouse, writer-activist and New York Times best selling author who is also a Seattleite!

 

     
You can pre-order new releases online, over the phone or in-person. Search all books here.

    

    

Bison Star Naturals

Adriana (Yup'ik), Eighth Generation's Project Manager, highlights this family business whose products are made with organically, naturally and locally sourced ingredients. The Lavender Lotion is Adriana's favorite!

     

 

     
Find this Lavender Lotion here.

     

    

Seven Coffee Roasters

Jasmine (Cree), an Eighth Generation Studio Assistant, supports her neighborhood market and cafe. From tasty treats to coffee, beer and wine, this shop carries as many locally produced products as possible!

    

    
Shop this Three for $35 Hand Roasted Specialty Coffee Build-a-Pack here.

     

       

Bizaanide'ewin Beadwork & Supplies

Our Chief Operation Officer, Serene (Anishinaabe, Hopi), selects this Ojibwe artist-owned business run by Caitlin Newago (Bad River Band of Ojibwe). "Bizaanide'ewin" is a word in the Ojibwe language meaning peace of heart. Check out the Ojibwe floral artwork on stickers, mugs and sweatshirts!

    

     
Find this Ojibwe Floral Colorblock Hoodie here.

   

      

Save Our Stages

Eighth Generation's Finance Manager, Dustin, is supporting an organization this holiday season. Save Our Stages is a cause organized by the National Independent Venue Association, a group of over 2,900 independent venues across the country banding together to ask for targeted legislation to help survive during these difficult times. Make a donation or check out their merchandise to support live music!

   

   
Find this Save Our Stages Enamel Pin here.

         

 

Viva La Bonita

Our Communications Specialist, Natasha, picks Viva La Bonita. This Latina-owned business all about female empowerment. From hats and mugs to jewelry and sweatshirts, this shop has something for everyone!

   

     
Shop this Green Bonita Tye Dye Bucket Hat here.   

     

    

Bandits

Emilia, our Social Media Content Creator, highlights bandanas designed by artists from all over the world. Each bandana also donates 10% of the sales proceeds to different charities chosen by each design's artist!

    

    
Find this "Remember You Are on Stolen Land" bandana here.

    

    

Live Long & Plant

Eighth Generation's Product Development Lead, Kim, suggests this plant shop for those who love to create and focus on sustainability and upcycling. Browse customizable items like the DIY Succulent Terrarium Gift Box!

    

    
Shop this DIY Succulent Terrarium Gift Box with Custom Label here.

       

       

Sukie's Candle Co.

Jade, our Content Creator and Brand Writer, chooses Sukie's Candle Co. These non-toxic, vegan and eco-friendly soy wax candles yield a 40+ hour burn time. Plus, there is a variety of rare and memorable scents, like the Seattle Fir or Brown Sugar and Fig!

   

    
Find this Brown Sugar + Fig 100% Pure Soy Double Wick Candle here.

     

    

Two Big Blondes

Eighth Generation Founder and CEO Louie Gong's (Nooksack) pick is this Seattle Central District consignment store. From couture to casual, Two Big Blondes carries clothing for women size 14 and up, shoes size 8 and up and all accessories. Gift cards are available and an online shop is in the works for November!

     

    
Online store coming soon. Find other online shopping here.

    

    

Boon Boona Coffee

Josh (Salish/Kootenai), our Studio Manager, selects Boon Boona Coffee to highlight. Committed to sharing the unique coffee and coffee traditions of Africa, "Boon" and "Boona" are both words that mean "coffee" in different languages of East Africa. Order bags of coffee, a coffee subscription, or merchandise online!

    

      
Shop this Cubist Tumbler in 8, 16 or 20 ounces here.

     

      

Unitary Apparel

Tanessa (Colville), an Eighth Generation Studio Assistant, supports Unitary Apparel. Working with multiple artists in the Pacific Northwest, Unitary Apparel represents Native fashion that's accessible to everyone!

   

      
Find this Buffalo Tee in blue/grey and other colors here.