by Ely Mattson

Gift giving is often regarded as one of the best ways to show appreciation. Gift shopping, however, is something many face with dread as they try to find that perfect thing for whatever occasion. Luckily, Stocklist has swiftly removed the time-consuming horror by narrowing your quest to one easy stop.

With a massive variety of curiosities from vintage posters to handmade leather goods, there is something for everyone. The wares of local artists and far-off vendors intermingle in what is one of the best-stocked gift inventories you’ll find in Tacoma.  Stocklist’s incredibly friendly staff are happy to help you find that perfect thing, so even if you’re just looking to browse their new products, don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation. Everyone is welcoming, especially Mona, the resident sweater-clad dog, who’ll greet you with infectious enthusiasm.

The downtown Pacific Avenue location makes Stocklist a perfect first stop if you’re looking to make a day of shopping or exploring. Looking to treat yourself? Try grabbing some Annie B caramels for the road or picking up one of the hilarious and thoughtful books to read on your next coffee break. Maybe pick out a pair of silly socks for yourself with a pick-me-up card, or, better yet, mail them to an old friend to brighten their day.

Stocklist is a bit of a wonder emporium. Whether you know what you’re looking for, or if you’ve just popped in to take a look, you’re definitely going to find something smile-inducing. Be sure to check out Stocklist’s story, as told by owner Liz Van Dyke!