Make Them Laugh

Baby Yoda memes and Friends reruns aside, our wacked out frontal lobes and darkened souls can use a big shot of fun right now. From games and gear to bygone nostalgia and the just plain weird, the Olympia region offers gifts galore guaranteed to

bring the fun in 2021.

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Archibald Sisters

Nothing about this pandemic is funny. But you know what is? Pet tarot cards and an “It’s Only Frickin’ Tuesday” candle. Archibald Sisters carries novelty items guaranteed to elevate. Gift that special isolated someone with an eyeball pin, horse head or animal face mask (for you, not them). Or opt for the purely practical with a flask for holy water.

Captain

Little

Kids of all ages will appreciate a gift of fun and imagination from Captain Little. And you’ll have a blast finding that ideal something. This Olympia gem offers toys, gadgets, games and more, ranging from classic to handcrafted. Tip: Liquid glass putty and felt-ball slingshots are guaranteed to bring hours of fun and offload tons of stored-up angst.

Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics

If your gift giving leans to escapism and diversion this holiday season, head to Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics. This Lacey fun hub pretty much has 2020 covered, offering comic books, graphic novels, toys, collectibles and games. We suggest a role-playing game, because that would be way more fun than this episode of Black Mirror we’re in.

Hot

Toddy

From a berry-print pencil dress to egg-and-bacon earrings that would dazzle any Zoom audience, Hot Toddy is a store full of fun for the sophisticated lady in your life. The fanciful boutique specializes in reproduction vintage clothing and accessories, and offers an inventory that runs the petticoats to cat shirts to bling, and so much more.

Shopping local is more important than ever

ABOUT THE GIFT GUIDE

Oh, 2020. It’s been a little too real. That’s why we created the decidedly different gift guide to get you and yours in the holiday spirit by shopping (and supporting) our unique and distinct local businesses. You’ll find everything on your gift list, from handcrafted bites and brews, to Zoom-worthy gear and gadgets, to weirdly wonderful items perfectly suited for a pandemic. During this decidedly different holiday season, give the gift of local. For more Thurston County inspiration visit Experience Olympia & Beyond.

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