Tukwila’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Like promising the dentist you’ll floss better before the next visit, every holiday season you swear to yourself that you’ll be better about shopping next year. But here we are again. It’s mid-December and your gift list is nearly empty of check marks. The days are getting shorter and the holiday music is growing louder. You feel boxed in, much like the many gifts you’ve procrastinated buying should be. Alas, what is that? There on your computer screen, a blue light beacon of hope drawing you near. Yes, of course! The annual Experience Tukwila Gift Giving Guide! 

All is saved with this handy list on your side. Explore the variety of places right here in Tukwila perfect for last minute gift ideas. 

 

FOR THE SPORTY

Urban Warriors: Help kids find their inner warrior and develop crucial physical and coordination skills at Urban Warriors. Choose from a variety of group packages or private lessons for youth! 

Mayweather Boxing and Fitness: There’s only one gift that’s a guaranteed knockout: a class with Mayweather Boxing + Fitness. Step into the ring for a one time 45 minute workout, or go all in with an 8 class per month membership. 

Seawolves Jersey: Get the new kit to up your drip. Seawolves are back with a slick new jersey that’s perfect for every rugby fan. #JoinTheHunt and help rep these hometown heroes. Can you spot the easter egg on the back? Find it in their full team store

OL Reign: For the soccer fan, load up on some OL Reign swag and then swing on over to Starfire Sports to try and get a sneak peek of their practice session starting in 2023. Tukwila is beyond thrilled to be the new host of their official training program. 

Foster Golf Links: Give them some green this holiday. Tukwila’s premiere golf course, Foster Golf Links, is running a Holiday Special now through December 31st.

 

FOR THE ADVENTUROUS 

iFly: Lift others up this holiday season with the gift of flight. Right now you can save up to 35% on flights at Tukwila’s indoor skydiving center, iFly

SyKart: Shift your gift giving into a higher gear with a gift card from Tukwila’s favorite indoor racing park, SyKart. This adrenaline-pumping racing experience is a perfect way for the whole family to battle out the holiday stress. 

Museum of Flight: Celebrate the magic of the holidays with the magic of flight. The Museum of Flight has a hangar full of the perfect gadgets and toys for your favorite aviation enthusiast. Check out their own 2022 holiday gift guide!

 

FOR THE TECHIE 

Dimension XR: Take gift giving to new dimensions with a round of VR Laser Tag at Dimension XR. This premier virtual reality gaming experience is unleashing new ways to have fun together. 

Legacy Gaming: For decades, video games have been at the top of the gift list. So why change that? Take the whole family for an out of this world gaming experience at Legacy Gaming. From retro arcade classics to futurist VR experiences, this local gaming lounge has it all.

 

FOR THE FOODIE

Seattle Chocolates: For that sweet someone, give the gift never fails: chocolate. Right now at the Seattle Chocolate factory, you can stock up on stocking stuffers and gift baskets filled with some of the best holiday treats. 

Oppegaard Mead: Make the holidays epic with a bottle of mead from Oppegaard Meadery located right here in Tukwila. Feeling more adventurous? Take them for an in-person tasting of this legendary drink. 

Spice Bridge Shop: Let’s be real, the best part of the holidays is the food. Keep the feast going with a gift card or tasty treats from Tukwila’s favorite global food hall, Spice Bridge

Easter Bunny Photos at Westfield Southcenter

Everyone’s favorite 6ft tall anthropomorphized egg-laying mammal is back in Tukwila! Hop on down to the Macy’s in Westfield Southcenter for a special photo op with the one and only Easter Bunny from April 1st through Saturday, April 16. Featuring a totally redesigned set, this photo experience is the perfect way to kick off Spring with the whole family! 

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Walk-up visits may be available as space permits.

2021 Tukwila Holiday Lights Contest

It’s the time of year for festive, colorful displays that light up these dark evenings! If your house or business is decking the halls this season, show it off in the annual Tukwila Holiday Lights Contest!

Judging will take place the week of December 20, between the hours of 4PM – 9PM. Winners will be selected in the following categories:

  • Best Residential Display
  • Best Residential Runner-Up
  • Best Business Indoor Display
  • Best Business Outdoor Display

Eligible participants must be residents of or businesses in Tukwila.

Enter by 5PM on Friday, December 17 here!

Below are some of the winners from last year. Better get decorating!

A Tukwila Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday gift season sneaks up on all of us. Before you know it, Black Friday is but a distant memory, and the dread of battling last-minute gift procrastinator traffic starts to set in. There’s got to be a better way!

This year, relish unmatched convenience and variety while finding something special for the most difficult on your gift list right here in Tukwila. From delicious local food gift boxes and crowd-pleasing family entertainment offerings, to unique local apparel and stocking stuffers, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Tukwila gifting highlights below. If you see something you like, we recommend purchasing as soon as possible while supplies last.

For the sports fan:

Seattle Seawolves: Grab tickets or merchandise for the region’s favorite Major League Rugby team, the Seattle Seawolves. Single match ticket pricing starts at around $30, and the team store has everything to deck out the whole family in fan gear, including mugs, hats, apparel, and more.

 

For the lifelong learner:

Museum of Flight Store: Find the perfect gift for young and old aviation and engineering fans in your life at the Museum of Flight. Browse the unique apparel and accessories, books, games, model airplanes, hands-on crafts, and more. For inspiration, check out their holiday gift guide.

 

 

For the foodie:

Spice Bridge: Grab one of their limited-edition holiday gift boxes filled with delicious treats from a variety of vendors, including hot sauce, caramelized peanuts, snack mix, and cinnamon almonds, just to name a few. Hosting a holiday party? Check out their party platters, customizable to serve up to 20 people.

 

Seattle Chocolates: For those with a sweet tooth, grab one of Seattle Chocolate’s inspired gift boxes filled with beautifully decorated, delicious chocolate.

 

 

For the whole family:

Tukwila Family Fun Center: Check out their bonus gift card offer – buy $10 in gift certificates and get $10 free. With dozens of activities to choose from, this gift is sure to be a whole-family pleaser.

 

 

 

DEFY: This indoor air park has holiday deals on punch cards, annual passes, gift cards, and more. A great gift for active, adventurous kids and adults alike. Check out the holiday deals here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa at Westfield Southcenter

It’s that time of year again and Santa is visiting Tukwila at Westfield Southcenter to take merry pics with kids and families. Walk-up visits are available as space permits, but pre-booking is recommended.

📅 Date: Now – December 24th

📍 Location: Westfield Southcenter, Level 1 at Macy’s Court

✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience, masks are required for all guests ages 2+.

This year includes a few special event days and themes!

Sensory Santa: December 5, 9:30AM-10:30AM

  • All families with children with autism and other special needs can enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa, in a more subdued and calm environment. Sensory-friendly Santa events are free and keepsake photo packages will be available for purchase. Reserve spot and RSVP here.

Santa Paws: December 6 and 13 from 4PM-8PM

  • Dogs love Santa too! Guests are invited to bring their pup for a visit and festive photo app with Santa. Reservations are encouraged, and pups will be treated with a special holiday goodie.

Holiday PJ Day: December 13, 10AM-8PM

  • Wear your favorite Holiday PJs for your Santa pics!

Ugly Sweater Day: December 17, 10AM-8PM

  • Wear that amazing ugly sweater you’ve been waiting all year to break out.