During the holidays it’s easy to forget something. Maybe you forgot that White Elephant party at work or that your brother has a new girlfriend coming over for the first night of Hanukkah. Or maybe you can’t think of what to get your Secret Santa so you procrastinated. Don’t worry! The Capital Mall in Olympia has you covered with last-minute gifts that will delight all.

pop up tables and booths with an assortment of handmade items for sale inside the Capital Mall
The South Sound Artisan Market is happening on December 16-17 at the Capital Mall and is a great place for last minute-gift shopping! Photo credit: Kristina Lotz

Shop Local at Capital Mall

Did you know the Capital Mall has over 30 stores that are locally owned? This means you can head to the mall for warm, dry shopping and still support local businesses owners! These stores are great places to look if you are needing last minute holiday gifts.

Stocking stuffers and Hanukkah gifts for tweens and teens are easy at places like Koneko Kafe, which has fun kawaii pens, keychains and the ever-popular blind boxes featuring favorites like Hello Kitty. PLAY Live Nation is full of board games, dice and collectible card games for the gamers in your life. Look for the new Lord of the Rings Magic cards – they are a hot item this season.

beanies, cookies, giftcards, air fresheners and more on a table, all with the Northwest Grind logo.
Northwest Grind Coffee in Olympia has the perfect gifts for the coffee-lovers in your life! Photo courtesy: Northwest Grind

Gift cards are another great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa present that you know the receiver will love. The gift of a meal out is always nice, so stop by Stack 571, Miso or Northwest Grind for gift cards. Northwest Grind also offers merchandise like beanies and traveler mugs and tumblers that make great gifts too.

On December 16-17, 2023 head to the Capital Mall for the South Sound Artisan Market. You can find all kinds of gift items as this fun pop-up market. Felted nativity scenes, crocheted hair clips, chainmail jewelry, hot sauces, soy candles and tabletop role-playing game accessories are just some of the things you will discover by these local artists.

Find Holiday Favorites at the Capital Mall

The great thing about the mall is everything you need is right there – no driving around, fighting for parking spots! This includes your holiday favorites that you just can’t do without, like See’s Candy and Hickory Farms, both located inside Capital Mall for the holiday season. At Hickory Farms, try the cranberry apple honey spread, it’s delicious! And of course, it’s not Christmas without See’s chocolate Santas!

Hickory Farm display of cheese and sausage
It’s not the holidays without Hickory Farms! Pick some up at the Capital Mall. Photo credit: Kristina Lotz

For more stocking stuffers, visit Sub-Zero Freeze Dried Candy and Cost Plus World Market. Both have unique treats you won’t find anywhere else. And if you still need to trim that tree, World Market has ornaments as well!

Have a tradition of giving socks for Christmas? Head to the new Sox Empire inside the Capital Mall. They have all kinds of fun and quirky socks for the whole family – the nutcracker socks are particularly cute and festive!

REI and Dick’s Sporting Goods have items for the outdoor enthusiasts and sport nuts on your list. Help them stay warm and active throughout the winter with a new pair of gloves, a hat or a heated blanket!

Display of wall calendars on metal shelves
Calendars are always a needed gift! Photo credit: Kristina Lotz

Calendars are always a great gift – the receiver will think of you every time they look at it. Check out the Go! Calendars Toys and Games kiosk near Bath & Body Works as well as their store front. While there, you may want to go look at the toys for any last-minute toy-shopping you might have. They have some adorable animal pillows, the always-popular Funko POPs and board games featuring this year’s hottest trends including Barbie Monopoly.

Speaking of games, don’t forget the video gamers in your life! Head to Game Stop for the hottest games – including the new Super Mario Bros. Wonder – and accessories.

If you still can’t think of what to get your last-minute list, don’t fret! A gift card to any store in the mall is a welcome present that gives the receiver the added fun of getting to shop. Invite them to go with you on a shopping trip and your gift becomes an experience and a memory you will both cherish.

dark chocolate santas in a See's Candies display box
Stop by See’s Candies in the Capital Mall for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and more. Photo credit: Kristina Lotz

The Capital Mall is making last-minute gift shopping easy with expanded holiday hours. Shop Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. December 1-17. December 18-23, hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are closed Christmas Day. Individual store hours may vary. Sign up for emails so you don’t miss any of the exciting events happening at the mall.

Gift shopping is made easy thanks to Capital Mall. Now you can sit back and enjoy the holidays.

Capital Mall
625 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia


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