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wedding favor ideas? special to washington or seattle.

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hello, SF chowhound here -

i am looking for help with ideas for favors/parting - travel gift or welcome bags to guest who will be coming from out of town for a wedding in Seattle (actually, Whidbey).

some ideas from the board so far are:

Chukar cherries -- any product in particular?

Cafe Vita coffee -- or anything else?

smoked salmon- any brand/ source ideas?

tim's chips

some considerations are people will be traveling back home.

i'd appreciate any help! thank you!!!

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  1. Jones Soda (you can customize the label with your own photo--but no selection of flavor if you do)
    Apples and Cherries (fresh--yum)
    Aplets and Cotlets (I never understood these, yuck, but they are local)
    Almond Roca
    Fran's Chocolates
    Many Washington wines to choose from

    Not food, but local
    Tulip bulbs from Skagit Valley

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    1. re: ethereal

      Love the tulip bulb idea! Also SeaBear in Anacortes has smallish packages of smoked salmon that are very packable.

    2. Our favors were little mesh bags of Dilletante chocolate covered espresso beans. Well received and people were bouncy after consuming them.

      For out-of-towner welcome bags, i'd also include Market Spice Tea.
      Also, the Tom Douglas rub-with-love blends. Assuming people don't think they're an erotic thing... ;)

      1. Chocolate covered cherries from Dilletante or Chukar - Bartells, Dilletante shop, Trader Joes, Costco?

        Portlock smoked salmon - Bartells often has on special

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        1. re: nanette

          Would paper bags full of ranier cherries be too hard? They are delicious though.

          1. re: Jeters

            these ideas are great... thank you to all. it will be in sept so not sure cherries will be available. cherries in some form seems a must!

        2. I was at a wedding over the weekend and the favor was Fran's salted carmels. They are so good and the out of towners all loved them and appreciated that they were local.

          1. Smoked salmon: Wilson Fish at the farmer's market. It's good for, iirc, 6 months before opening the vacuum seal.

            Theo Chocolates (they'll do two piece gift boxes)

            Deck of cards from archie mcphee, Soap from Ballard Organics (ok, it's not food, but...)

            Cheese from Estrella or beecher's, crackers from Essential, pepper jelly from ... crap, can't remember... black labels, sell at pike place and ballard farmer's mkt on occasion.

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