Kirkland is an excellent example of a hybrid community of sorts – with the technology boom within the past several years and Microsoft just one town away, you can imagine the versatile citizenship that inhabits this active town on Eastside. So this holiday season, find something for everyone without dealing with the commuting and hoards of fellow shoppers that act as obstacles in trips to Bellevue or Seattle. Instead, stick close to home and benefit the community by shopping locally! Below are Mary Jane’s top three places to shop for holiday gifts in Kirkland.
Highly underestimated and tucked right in heart of Kirkland, Costco is one of the most cost-efficient places to shop this holiday season! From appetizers for the holiday feast, to down jackets and even lawn ornaments, Costco has everything under the sun to make your 2016 holiday festivities incredible.
Most folks are totally unaware that this bulk goods epicenter got its start in the city of Kirkland, hence the associated brand name. In fact, the booming company contributed heavily to the town’s local economy. From a stoner’s perspective, however, Costco can be totally hit-or-miss. A few low-dose edibles from Mary Jane’s selection before heading in can lead to hours of sampling and retail mischief; be forewarned and prepare yourself with a list, or you might end up with a $500 bill and stomachache as a result of competitive energy and microwaved pastry dough.
Does this one even need an explanation? Carved and decorated fruit is curated in elaborate centerpieces and baskets fit for a queen (or king), and nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a strawberry with a white chocolate tuxedo. These sweet creations come in all shapes and sizes, and prices range from around $30-110. One of Edible Arrangements’ headquarters can be found in the Juanita area, near Urban Coffee Lounge.
Even better, you can have these fun fruity inventions shipped directly to a loved one at their office or home! Humans are primal beings that one day not so long ago lived in the spirit of game and chance, and deep down we all know that receiving a gift feels just a bit better with a crowd around for the reveal.
If you have a friend or family member who’s especially into cooking or baking, Sur la Table is the perfect place for you to find a few holiday offerings, dubbing themselves “The Art & Soul of Cooking.” The store also offers seasonally relevant cooking and hosting classes for the culinary-inclined, most recently focused on Buche de Noel, cookie decorating and the basics of a stress-free holiday dinner.
Better yet, smoke a relaxing indica pre-rolled joint from Mary Jane like the Fireline OG Mix, and attend a class yourself before picking out presents. After all, Sur la Table is located across from Marina Park in downtown Kirkland, only a short drive away from the Kirkland pot shop. Currently, they have a Christmas Sale going on, with some items up to 30% off. Fun and unconventional baking tools like this Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Bundt Pan and Christmas Cookie Stamps are what set this store apart.
Whatever gifts you choose to bestow upon those you care for this holiday season, be sure to pre-game for your spending venture with one of Mary Jane’s cannabis products to ensure a calm mindset, efficient approach and plenty of holiday cheer during your Kirkland shopping experience.