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PDX Gift Guide 2020

Updated: Nov 23, 2020




Well, it's been a year, right?!?! Phew, I think most people will be pretty happy to see the backside of 2020. However, before we close the books on this year, we have the holidays to look forward to!


The holidays this year may be a little different than most years. With a deadly pandemic raging throughout the country & the number of cases on the rise - traveling isn't advised and even gatherings & parties will be different this year. I think we're all pretty familiar with Zoom Parties by now!


Most of all, this has been a really tough year for a lot of small businesses. Many have had to layoff employees, change up their business structure or even shutter their doors (either temporarily or permanently) to get by this year. It's been a struggle for so many! So we encourage everyone to shop local this holiday season and really support the small businesses in our community. After all, it's the small businesses that really make our community unique and supporting them keeps their businesses afloat. So let's all buy local this holiday season!



Games & Puzzles



If we've learned anything from this pandemic, it's to enjoy the simpler things in life. Getting back to basics doesn't have to be boring. Haven't you heard? Game night is back!


Here are some picks:


Where to buy: Portland Bazaar


Where to buy: Woonwinkel


Where to buy: Woonwinkel


Where to buy: Portland Bazaar


Where to buy: Powell's


6. Carcassonne: 2014 Updated Edition

Where to buy: Powell's


Where else to buy games: Guardian Games, Cloud Cap Games



Pottery & Ceramics


One of our favorite things - handmade pottery! It's one of the best ways to add some personality & interest into your world. Whether it's for their shelf or for their table, it's a great way to spark joy for those you love. Here's some favs!


Where to buy: Almond Ave


Where to buy: Portland Bazaar


Where to buy: The Yo! Store


Where to buy: Altar


Where to buy: Portland Bazaar


Where to buy: Spartan Shop


Where else to buy pottery & ceramics: Mantel, SMG Collective, Woonwinkel, Made Here, Ecovibe & Maven Collective



Books



No doubt about it, Portland is a literary town. We love books here and we're very proud of it! And what better way to pass these dull pandemic days. Honestly, there are so many amazing books, but here are just a few ideas.



Where to buy: Broadway Books


Where to buy: Woonwinkel


Where to buy: Tender Loving Empire


Where to buy: Green Bean Books


Where to buy: Powell's Books


Where to buy: Tender Loving Empire


Where else to buy books: Books With Pictures



Self Care


Self care items are always a good gift idea, but especially this year when we all need it more than ever. Here's a few favs.


Where to buy: The Yo! Store


Where to buy: Mantel


Where to buy: Ecovibe


Where to buy: Made Here


Where to buy: Woonwinkel


Where to buy: Portland Bazaar




Jewelry


Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Want to show your mom, bestie, sister, favorite cousin etc. how much you love them? Jewelry is always a great gift idea. Check these out!


Where to buy: Altar


Where to buy: Betsy & Iya


Where to buy: Mantel


Where to buy: Seaworthy





Home Decor




No surprise, we love home decor items and there are a lot of local makers creating BEAUTIFUL items for your home! It's honestly hard to narrow it down to these few, so be sure to check out all the local offerings!


Where to buy: Portland Bazaar


Where to buy: Portland Bazaar


Where to buy: SMG Collective


Where to buy: Mantel


Where to buy: Woonwinkel


Where to buy: Ecovibe




Plants & Planters




At Wise Design, we feel that a space isn't complete without some kind of plant. Plants are beneficial for so many reasons, besides just being beautiful to look at, they help purify the air! Plants are a great gift - just be sure that you take into consideration the level of care & level of lighting in the space. Here's some picks!



Where to buy: Maven Collective


Where to buy: Ecovibe


Where to buy: Woonwinkel


Where to buy: Arium Botanicals


Where to buy: Pistils Nursery



Clothing



If there's one thing this pandemic has changed (okay, it's changed a lot but here's one) it's what we wear. No one wants to wear stuffy office attire when they're working from home. Comfy lounge clothing has become a daily uniform for most of us. Here's some local finds:


Where to buy: Wool & Prince


Where to buy: Monochromatic


Where to buy: Wild Fang


Where to buy: Made Here


Where to buy: Tender Loving Empire




Gift Bundles


Also, many local shops have made it easy this holiday season to shop for your friends & family by putting together gift packages & bundles. This is a great way to buy a fun sampling of what a shop offers if you can't decide on one thing. Be sure to check out all the local shops this holiday season & support the small businesses that make our community unique!





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