Slippery Pig Brewing, located on the east end of Front Street in Poulsbo, is known for its creative tastes in beers and its collaborations with other local businesses, such as Sluys Bakery and Cafe Cocina. Several of Slippery Pigs brews have been bottled and range in price from $7- $12.

Slippery Pig Brewing, located on the east end of Front Street in Poulsbo, is known for its creative tastes in beers and its collaborations with other local businesses, such as Sluys Bakery and Cafe Cocina. Several of Slippery Pigs brews have been bottled and range in price from $7- $12.

Local stores could use your business this holiday season

It’s no secret that COVID-19 restrictions have decimated local businesses everywhere.

That’s true in Poulsbo, too.

The North Kitsap Herald wants to encourage locals to shop in town this holiday season.

This time of year is always important to local businesses, but especially this year with the downturn in the economy.

Local businesses have been hurting for months due to ever-changing coronavirus restrictions.

So instead of shopping online at helping some mega corporation increase its profits, please make the effort to support your local community.

The people who own and work here are your friends and neighbors.

Their livelihoods are just as important to them as yours is to you.

And please be patient when you do shop locally.

They are still under heavy restrictions to limit the number of people in their stores at any one time.

To make it easier on yourself, you may want to check out their websites, see what you want and call ahead to order it.

They might even offer curbside pickup or local delivery.

Make the holidays merrier for not only your local businesses but also for yourself in knowing that you are helping others.

To get you started, the North Kitsap Herald visited some local stores to see what kinds of things they have to offer.

This is only a snapshot of some of the stores and some of the gift ideas for sale.

We hope this quick look entices you to check out what else is available.

Thanks for supporting local businesses, including ours.

Steve Powell, North Kitsap Herald editor

<em>Located across the street from the Slippery Pig is the Cargohold, a gift shop geared toward men with interests in nautical, aeronautical, fine craftsmanship and tobacco products. The Cargohold boasts a wide variety of products, including handcrafted pipes that range from $30 to $100 plus.</em>

Located across the street from the Slippery Pig is the Cargohold, a gift shop geared toward men with interests in nautical, aeronautical, fine craftsmanship and tobacco products. The Cargohold boasts a wide variety of products, including handcrafted pipes that range from $30 to $100 plus.

This $50 memoir, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics,” can be found at Poulsbo’s newest business, the Bookit Nook, which is located up Market Place near the Olympic College Poulsbo campus. It comes recommended by shop owner Jenna DeTrapani for any book lover or Dolly Parton fan.

This $50 memoir, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics,” can be found at Poulsbo’s newest business, the Bookit Nook, which is located up Market Place near the Olympic College Poulsbo campus. It comes recommended by shop owner Jenna DeTrapani for any book lover or Dolly Parton fan.

On Front Street, across from the aquarium, is Northwest Land & Sea, a Pacific Northwest centric clothing shop that caters to men and women and boasts a partnership with environmentally conscious clothing manufacturers such as TenTree. The clothes run from $60-$100, while some of the accessory products run between $10-$15.

On Front Street, across from the aquarium, is Northwest Land & Sea, a Pacific Northwest centric clothing shop that caters to men and women and boasts a partnership with environmentally conscious clothing manufacturers such as TenTree. The clothes run from $60-$100, while some of the accessory products run between $10-$15.

For the little ones, head over, or rather call over, to The Curious Child, a toy shop on Front Street. A hot item for kids that visit this store is the Haba Town block set for $30.

For the little ones, head over, or rather call over, to The Curious Child, a toy shop on Front Street. A hot item for kids that visit this store is the Haba Town block set for $30.

This kit from the popular Sluys Bakery in Poulsbo costs less than $20. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald

This kit from the popular Sluys Bakery in Poulsbo costs less than $20. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald

Honey from Sedro-Woolley is a popular item at Sugar Flower Market on Front Street in Poulsbo. Prices range from $10.95 to $19.95. Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Honey from Sedro-Woolley is a popular item at Sugar Flower Market on Front Street in Poulsbo. Prices range from $10.95 to $19.95. Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

<em>Help stave off dry skin from the winter cold with Old Whaling Co. body butter from Front Home Street. Price range is $6 to $13.</em>
Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Help stave off dry skin from the winter cold with Old Whaling Co. body butter from Front Home Street. Price range is $6 to $13. Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Details Home and Garden in Poulsbo has a great Tree Farm candle for the holidays. It’s $28, but it burns for 80 hours, which is more than twice as long as the typical candle. Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Details Home and Garden in Poulsbo has a great Tree Farm candle for the holidays. It’s $28, but it burns for 80 hours, which is more than twice as long as the typical candle. Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Beachside Gifts on Front Street in Poulsbo has gifts for the whole family, including matching pajama sets from infants to adults. Price is $19.99 and up. Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Beachside Gifts on Front Street in Poulsbo has gifts for the whole family, including matching pajama sets from infants to adults. Price is $19.99 and up. Mark Krulish/North Kitsap Herald

Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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Just up the road from the main commercial area on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo is Better-2-Gether, which has a number of popular gnomes to make your home a little more festive for the holidays. Prices are generally between $16 and $48. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

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