Alair is a neighborhood gift shop in Seattle that specializes in unique and small batch gifts, with an emphasis on locally made products and companies that give back. Open since December of 2016, Alair means "happy or cheerful". We offer a variety of gifts with a sense of humor, but always kind.
3270 California Ave SW - Seattle - WA - 98116
206-257-1219 (Actual person, most of the time)
206-659-7152 (For texting, if talking on the phone is a lot to deal with)Hours of Operation
We are making it up as we go, but currently:
11am - 6pm
11am - 4pm
We also offer curbside pickup and ship orders daily
Meet Shandon Armstrong (the Founder of Alair)
Shandon is an avid reader, over the top dog lover, alliteration enthusiast, and prides herself on perfectly placed cuss words. She opened Alair because nothing feels as good as finding the completely perfect and quirky gift or card for someone, and she thinks that handwritten letters and cards are the only way to go. She believes fiercely in community over competition and building up those around you. She's got boundary issues, will love you so much it'll probably smother you, and could seriously eat tacos every single day. She worked for years for breweries and Seattle is her 10th city since college in Ohio.
In February 2023, Shandon started a new career chapter and Alair is now under new ownership. And while she leaves VERY large shoes to fill, we continue under the motto WWSD:
What Would Shandon Do?