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Your Gift Giving Guide for Grads & Dads!

Graduation season is in full swing, and Father’s Day is just around the corner. Downtown Olympia has a variety of options for a unique gift or an outing for your Grad or Dad!

Bittersweet Chocolates

Looking to satisfy a chocolate lover? Bittersweet Chocolates strives to provide a sustainable and ethical chocolate business that supports the local community and produces affordable handmade artisan chocolates using the finest local, natural, and organic ingredients and the highest quality fair and direct trade chocolate available. Contact them about special orders!

513 Washington Street SE 

(360) 489-1812

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Encore Chocolates and Teas

For the tea and/or chocolate aficionado, Encore Chocolates and Teas specializes in over 400+ unique and delicious chocolates from artisan chocolate companies in the Northwest and several states and countries. They also offer an impressive variety of 300 + delicious teas from around the world. Stop in and have them help you craft a perfect gift for your Dad or Grad!

116 5th Ave SE

(360) 350-0833

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Compass Rose

Make Compass Rose your one-stop shop for that special gift for your Dad or Grad. They offer beautiful and thoughtfully curated collections of jewelry, paper goods, home décor and kitchen items. Compass Rose also has inspired jewelry and beautifully crafted artisan pieces. Their helpful staff will assist you in picking the perfect gift!

416 Capitol Way South

(360) 236-0788

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Drees’ unique product assortment includes exquisite gifts, home furnishings, decorative accessories, fine stationery and seasonal décor, all chosen with great care and a focus on quality and great design. They have something for every occasion, always beautifully presented and ready to go home with you or to send!

524 Washington Street SE

(360) 357-7177

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Archibald Sisters

Maybe your unique Dad or Grad would prefer a humorous or quirky gift. Archibald Sisters has a variety of gifts to tickle your funny bone as well as hand and body lotions and fragrances made with wholesome and natural ingredients.

406 Capitol Way S

(360) 943-2707

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Childhood's End Gallery

Childhood's End Gallery features contemporary Pacific Northwest fine art & fine American craft with work by regional & national artists. Their store is devoted to beautiful art made in America and offers a wide variety of choices for personal gifts, functional crafts and home decor.

222 4th Ave W

(360) 943-3724

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Gallery Boom

Find something very one-of-a-kind from a local artist! Gallery Boom is a bustling hub for the arts in the South Sound Region. Gallery Boom is a 5,000 sq. ft building of local art featuring works from over 130 artists from the South Sound. You’ll find hand-crafted mugs, pottery, jewelry, accessories, art and more!

520 Adams St. SE

(360) 259-3412

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State of the Arts Gallery

State of the Arts Gallery and Gifts features over 200 of the best artists and crafts people of the Northwest! You can choose from great paintings, jewelry, prints, pottery, glass work, woodworking, and Northwest Native art.

A great source for gifts of all kinds - holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduates and dads!

500 Washington St SE

(360) 705-0317

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Browsers Bookshop

A Book lover on your list? Browers Bookshop has been a women owned bookstore in downtown Olympia for 80 years. Stop by and peruse their impressive selection.

107 Capitol Way N

(360) 357-7462

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There are a variety of dining and catering options right in Olympia, perfect for the celebration for your Dad or Graduate! Book your group or place your order today!


Basilico Restaurant

Looking for an authentic Italian meal to celebrate? Make a reservation at Basilico Restaurant. They have a passion and knowledge of Italian food and wine and stand out for their high level of freshness, quality and authenticity. Reservations fill up quickly, so don’t delay! 

507 Capitol Way S

(360) 570-8777

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 Let Dillinger’s craft a signature cocktail for your celebration while you enjoy their delicious menu offerings and cozy decor! Book a table or seat at the bar online or one of the larger spaces by calling 360-515-0650. The vault seats 10 to 12, while the high roller is for groups of 6 to 8. They’ll also take general reservations for groups of 7+, or call to discuss catering your event. Make your reservation today!

404 S Washington St

(360) 688-9317

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Wow your group with a from-scratch meal (that someone else prepares!) Both urban and comfortable, Mercato is an upscale casual restaurant whose focus is simple, fresh Italian fare. Every menu item is prepared fresh and from scratch, and it shows. Reserve rooms for groups from 24 to 85 by calling 360-528-3663. Mercato is open for lunch and dinner every day with weekend brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

111 Market St. NE

(360) 528-3663

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Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar

Located at 222 Market, the Oyster Bar is family-friendly and even has non-seafood and kids’ menus. Afterward, explore the other shops for flowers, gelato, and pastries.

222 Capitol Way N

(360) 915-7784

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Casa Mia

A surefire catering win comes from Casa Mia. Their comprehensive do-it-yourself menu means manicotti, cannelloni, meatballs, lasagna, and garlic bread for everyone! A local staple since 1952, they’ve mastered the art of Italian delights.

Olympia: 716 Plum St SE

(360) 352-0440

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Budd Bay Cafe

Nothing says Olympia like waterfront views from Percival Landing. Enjoy the boardwalk from tables indoor and out at Budd Bay Café. Call 360-357-6963 for reservations or to arrange catering. Pros can even handle decorations, flowers, facilities, and equipment rentals. Good to know since graduation and wedding seasons overlap!

Have wiggly little ones? Hit up the Café’s kids’ menu then take them to the playground adjacent to Harbor House to burn off that extra energy.

525 Columbia St

(360) 357-6963

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The Olympia Farmers Market

The Olympia Farmers Market has a variety of seasonal items, inspired art, jewelry, crafts, handcrafted cheeses, jams and other specialty food items; and you’re sure to find something perfect for your Dad or Grad!

700 Capitol Way N

Open Thursday – Sunday

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. ‍

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Grand Vin Wine Merchants

A wine lover on your list? Grand Vin Wine Merchants boasts a team of wine professionals and hospitality specialists whose collective experience is several decades old and spans the breadth of professions in the world of fine wine.

1003 4th Avenue East

(360) 350-4896

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