The Pacific Northwest offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, and it the perfect place finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the active man. Whether a man is into the nuances of wines or the technical interpretation of climbing a rock face in the Cascade Mountains, the perfect gift awaits. The start of a new adventure is only a gift away. This is a refresh to “Best Places To Get Valentine’s Day Gifts In Seattle.”
R.E.I.
222 Yale Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 223-1944
www.rei.com

R.E.I. is the perfect place to purchase a gift for the outdoor adventure-loving man. This store is a Seattle original that started in the 1930s, and is now located in several locations throughout the greater Seattle area. The store offers gear for the biker, skier, hiker, camper and other outdoor activities. Each employee is educated in outdoor activities and knows the perfect product to fit the customer’s needs. Whether it is rain gear for the cyclist or the latest clothing technology for a downhill skier, R.E.I. is the perfect place to find the right gift.

Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 654-3100
www.seattleartmuseum.org

For the art-loving man, a membership to the Seattle Art Museum gives a year of opportunities to immerse himself in the world of art. A membership is usable at both the downtown location of the Seattle Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum on Capitol Hill at Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the Seattle waterfront. The museum store offers wonderful artistic gifts for the man who has everything.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
14111 N.E. 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 488-1133
www.ste-michelle.com

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery is located just north of Seattle in Woodinville and is perfect for the man who enjoys the finer things in life. The winery offers tours, wine tastings, wine and wine accessories for purchase. Private or semi-private tours and/or wine tasting events can be arranged with the winery. During the summer months, this winery offers summer concerts and other social activities.

Sky Nursery is a great place for gifts for the man who enjoys gardening. (Credit, Karen Ulvestad)


Sky Nursery
18528 Aurora Ave. N.
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-4851
www.skynursery.com

Sky Nursery is a fantastic place to shop for the garden-loving man on Valentine’s Day to find the perfect plant or an awesome garden sculpture. Sky is a great place for patio furniture, beautiful patio pots, trees, scrubs, landscaping ideas, patio stones and more. It is a complete store with many ideas to create outdoor living spaces. In addition to outdoor greenery, the nursery offers a complete assortment of indoor plants native to various locations throughout the world. The plant varieties range from tropical greenery and vibrant orchids to cactus and bug-eating wetland plants. Everything an avid gardener needs can be found here.

Rick Steves’ is the perfect place to find a gift for the man who loves to travel. (Credit, Karen Ulvestad)


Rick Steves’ Europe Through The Back Door
130 4th Ave. N.
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 771-0833
www.ricksteves.com

For the adventure-loving man, Rick Steves’ offers opportunities to plan a romantic getaway to Europe, and all the travel accessories needed for the trip. This company is known for its European tours, tour guide books and videos, travel supplies, and friendly customer service. Each employee is knowledgeable about the tours, products and finding the best trip for the customer.

Karen Ulvestad is a mother and professional writer/photographer, who lives in the greater Seattle area. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Composition. Her background is in fitness, travel, photography and writing. She continually researches locations to visit, and/or entertainment opportunities for family outings and/or photo shoots. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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