Cool Stuff

Remember jacks and marbles, or Chinese jump ropes and kites? We have them, along with many other classic toys. Tri Dee also has experimental kits designed to inspire creativity in children and to stimulate the mind. We have theatrical makeup, art supplies, breathtaking puzzles, educational and scientific kits, retro toys from all eras, cards, clever novelty gifts, lamps, books for all ages, and a whole lot more. There are two floors of exciting treasures not likely to be found elsewhere in the Skagit Valley.

Tri Dee Arts is a wondrous emporium of the nostalgic and the unusual and a great place to explore. We love it when youngsters come in and play and have fun, so bring them in with you, along with your pets. You never know what you’re going to find here. Other stores might tell you not to play with the merchandise, but we won’t. We want you to be a kid again!

Retro Toys

You will never run out of fun or ideas for unique gift giving with our retro toys & games. We carry some of the most popular toys of the 1950’s, 60’s or 70’s & 80’s. From Jacks, Paddle Ball and Slinkys to Sock Monkeys , Magic Eight Balls and Rubiks Cube these old fashioned favorites are gifts for young and old alike.


We carry a wide variety of classic games like Candy Land, Risk and Parcheesi. If you prefer a more modern style of game, well we have those too, like Apples to Apples, Ticket to Ride and Cranium. Whatever flavor you choose we have something here to make family game night great!


If you are on the search for unique puzzles, then look no farther! We carry high quality, hard to find jigsaw puzzles with over 100 different images ranging from famous art to beautiful scenery. Our puzzles range from relatively easy 300 piece to extremely challenging 5000 piece puzzles.

To expand your mind, we carry a collection of fiendishly intricate brain bending puzzles. These puzzles will stretch your logic to the limit and provide you with hours of fun….or frustration…well, maybe a bit of both.


We offer a colorful variety of magnets to adorn your metal surface. Caution these magnets may cause rolling on the floor amusement, deep contemplation or serious motivation! Here are a few of the awesome magnets we carry.

Ephemera magnets are all about visual wisecracks. Their designs are rooted in a childhood of Mad Magazine, 60’s hippies and the anti-war movement, with a few bad monster movies thrown in for good measure.

Anne Taintor magnets take magazine images from the late 40’s and early 50’s, then adds her current sensibility and edgy humor. These magnets have been making smart people (and you know who you are…) smile since 1985!

Quotable magnets communicate the feelings stirring within all of us by using quotations from the world’s most adept writers, thinkers, and poets.

Borealis Press fridge magnets offer thoughts you’d like to share, ideas that create special days for friends. Plus, they’re sweetly packaged for gift giving.

Greeting Cards

Need a card that says just the right thing? How about a card that says it with humor, one that says it with a famous quote or something that is just timeless? Well we think we have found three of the best greeting card lines out there. We currently carry Bald Guy Greeting Cards (for the funny bone), Quotable (for the perfect words) and Laughing Elephant (for beautiful vintage feel)….. we have a card that is just you!


You are bound to get a laugh at all the humorous books we have compiled like, Crap I bought on Ebay, Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes or our personal favorite Creative Cursing . If silly humor is not your thing, we also carry a great mix of inspirational and motivational books such as What Would Buddha Do?, The Zen Of Wonderland and How To Be Happy. If we still haven’t hit the mark, you are sure to love our trivia and useless knowledge books like The Book Of General Knowledge, What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper and last but not least The Super Book Of Useless Information. Books are fun and we have taken that saying and truly tried to find every book you never knew you wanted but somehow can’t live without!

Children’s Books

This department is near and dear to our hearts because who doesn’t have a fond childhood memory of their very favorite children’s book. With that said it is super important for us to search out the oldies but goodies like Ferdinand, Good Night Moon and Over In The Meadow. We also have a desire to find new books that are sure to be classics for our kids, such as I Need My Monster, I Ain’t Going To Paint No More and The House In The Night. Our Children’s book department is ever growing and any recommendations are appreciated and welcomed, we want to carry your favorites too!

Coloring & Activity Books

With the largest selection of coloring books around we have a little bit of everything. We have hundreds of titles form Dover, Mindware, and Pomegranate.

Dover coloring books are beautifully illustrated, often with informative, enriching captions and text, and always printed on premium paper. Dover’s coloring books have delighted colorists of all ages for generations. We offer a tremendous variety of coloring fun, from 3-D coloring books and stained glass collections to Color Your Own editions, Build a Poster titles, and so much more! Mindware offers each page in the MasterScapes Coloring Books patterns, textures and styles based on art masterpieces. Make them your own by choosing just how to bring them to life. Pomegranate’s coloring book features reproductions of original works of art by famous artists. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.

If educational is what you are searching for we carry a large selection of Kumon. The Kumon Method is what makes these workbooks so unique and effective. This Method is a proven learning system developed to help each child reach his or her full potential. Concepts are introduced in a step-by-step manner that allows the child to master each in turn without getting frustrated. Before long, children gain confidence in their abilities and are motivated to learn on their own.

Children’s Art & Craft Kits

Helping develop your child’s creativity is fun and easy with our wondrous selection of arts & craft kits. We have many different kits sure to please even the most discriminating young artist or crafter. All of our kits include everything needed to bead, weave, sew, paint or build…. all you need to add is imagination. Here are just a few of the awesome brands we carry: Klutz, Alex, 4M, Eeboo, Crayola, Faber Castell, Wud Workers and Wu& Wu

Science Kits

Ever wanted to break open your own Geode, discover what is in an owl pellet or make a potato clock? When it comes to science kits, we’ve got you covered! We carry a variety of kits geared to get your child interested in how the world works, from volcano making to tumbling stones, making your own spy gadgets or growing your own crystals we have something for your budding scientist.


Our lighting department is shining bright with many options to illuminate your space. Starlights glow with extra-ordinary beauty, casting colorful warm light for an exceedingly friendly atmosphere. We also carry a large selection of tissue paper lanterns in many colors shapes and sizes, these lanterns are a perfect solution to a dull room that you would like to add a pop of color to.


We have an amazing collection of unusual, unique and humorous gifts. In our store hidden amongst the rest of our goodies you may stumble upon flavored crickets, finger tentacles, dashboard zombies and some Instant Irish Accent Breath Spray, keep looking and you’ll probably come across our ridiculously large “ode to the mustache” department where you will find stick on mustaches, mustache lollipops, mustaches band aids, mustache finger tattoos and mustache drink markers. As you meander around store you’ll most definitely see that we have deep love for all that is bacon and if you love it as much as we do you’ll understand why we have bacon flavored jelly beans, mints and lollipops. As you can see we have a great sense of humor and it is all in fun here so if the odd and unusual ….borderline inappropriate gifts are what you are in search for, look no farther we’ve got that too!

Seasonal Goodies

Every year we bring out all the goods that you need to decorate yourself for Halloween. We carry costumes, wigs, accessories and Ben Nye theatrical makeup. And don’t forget to say hi to our famous spider he comes out once a year to beckon the Halloween spirits. We’ll help you create a truly unique costume

Right about the time that we all think the sun is never going to shine again…Spring comes and that means, wind things! We carry windsocks, spinners, kites and yard ornaments! Here are some of the awesome brands we carry: Premier Kites, In The Breeze and New Tech Kites.

Some of our Favorite Brands we carry!