We’re excited to celebrate Women’s History Month with a 20% discount on gift cards from woman-owned businesses. Thanks to support from Seattle’s professional sports teams, save 20% when you purchase gift cards from more than 85 woman-owned businesses.
To whet your #SpendLikeItMatters appetite, check out ten new woman-owned business additions to our Gift Certificate Marketplace:
Blanked on your best friend’s birthday? Need to pick up a quick housewarming gift? Head to Adorned Abode, inside Tacoma’s Freighthouse Square, open by appointment only. There, you’ll find the owner Benita Smith and her expertly curated selection of vintage-inspired goods. Handmade greeting cards, houseplants, luxurious candles, incense, soaps, plenty of zodiac star sign gift ideas, and more are all a short walk away when you hop off the Sounder train. Shop online 24/7 and have your merchandise shipped or opt for curbside pick-up.
Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar
The Kaffa region in Ethiopia is recognized as the birthplace of coffee, and Kaffa Coffee & Wine Bar offers an opportunity to experience Ethiopian coffee culture In Seattle. In addition to Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, owner Milen Gebreselassie also offers a wonderful selection of wine and Ethiopian cuisine. The menu includes plenty of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options.
Bonus: Thanks to BECU, enjoy any coffee beverage and 2 Black Magic Sweets macarons during Women’s History Month or until tab runs out.
Nigist Kidane was born and raised in the Ethiopian city of Dire Dawa to Eritrean parents. Her authentic, family-run Ethiopian restaurant, Kezira Café, is named after a neighborhood in Dire Dawa that is known for its sense of togetherness and community. The menu includes delicious options for omnivores and vegetarians alike.
Intentions Juice and Smoothie Bar
Marquita Evans opened Intentions Juice Bar in 2020 with the goal of challenging people to be intentional about what they feed their bodies. The juice bar began as a home endeavor to create a healthier lifestyle but then blossomed into a space for the community. Their wide range of smoothies, juices, and smoothie bowls made with fresh ingredients and pure intentions are sure to please, and they also have options for you to create your own!
Bonus: When you visit Intentions Juice Bar, write down your intention of the day and check out the intentions other guests have left.
The Lockspot Cafe
For nearly a century, The Lockspot Cafe has been serving tasty meals at the entrance of Seattle’s Ballard Locks. Known for its legendary fish and chips and feature on “The Deadliest Catch” as a sea captain favorite, this institution is a Seattle classic. Long-time owner Pam Hanson passed ownership to Ballard locals and restaurant-owners Alison Soike and Ryan Faniel in 2021 to continue The Lockspot Cafe’s legacy. Alison and Ryan are dedicated to maintaining the flavors and aesthetics that have defined this eatery for so long.
The Melo Cafe
In early 2021, Melo Juice founders Hanan Hassan Diriye and Ambrosia Austin opened The Melo Cafe in the former Cortona Cafe space. They serve their signature bottled juices, coffee, pastries, and the same beloved homemade waffles that were a menu staple at Cortona Cafe. One of the main focuses of Melo is providing fresh, revitalizing juice to the local community, and Hanan and Ambrosia do so with their eight different handcrafted juices (including three bottled juice options).
Owned by Monika Mathews, QueenCare is a skincare and beauty supply store that carries a curated selection of handcrafted, aromatheraputic skin care products, candles, and more. Monika says each product is infused with good energy, love, and natural products to help you heal and uplift your mood, while leaving your body feeling luxurious. A portion of the proceeds at QueenCare supports youth programming in the Seattle/King County area.
Bonus: Monika opened her flagship location in the Central District in February 2021.
Owned by Cheryl Lea and Destiny Itano, Seattle Yarn sells luxurious yarns and offers knitting, crochet, and fiber arts classes, and events. Open to beginners and experienced alike, Seattle Yarn is reputable for its “close-knit” community and personalized service.
Hana Yohannes has always loved pastry making and wanted to use her passion as a way to uplift and support her community. In 2020, Hana opened her bakery Shikorina Pastries to bring people together and spread a little happiness through cookies, cakes, tarts, and more! All of the ingredients are ethically sourced, and are fair-trade, organic, and/or local. For Hana, it’s a priority that her business does good by the community and she’s put a lot of effort into making the business a community-oriented and inclusive space.
Fun Fact: Hana is a Pastry Project alumna.
Warrior Wellness Massage
Licensed Massage Therapist Lisa Hernandez opened the doors of Warrior Wellness in 2020 to provide a safe, healing space for all to receive pain management and stress relief. She specializes in Massage Cupping paired with CBD oil to help decrease stress, increase range of motion, and support overall wellness and recovery. Warrior Wellness welcomes warriors from all phases of life, including people living with cancer, pregnant people, solo parents, athletes, trauma survivors, people living with chronic pain and anyone seeking self care and relaxation.
Special thanks to Seattle Storm, Seattle Sounders FC, OL Reign, Seattle Kraken, Seattle Mariners, and Seattle Seahawks for underwriting the 20% discount on gift cards from woman-owned businesses!