PDX Gift Guide 2020

Updated: Nov 24, 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:

1. Pink Tiger Games - Flatter Me Game

Where to buy: Portland Bazaar

2. Board Game - Advance

Where to buy: Woonwinkel

3. Gradient Puzzle Blue/Pink - 500 pieces

Where to buy: Woonwinkel

4. Pink Tiger Games - You Think You Know Me

Where to buy: Portland Bazaar

5. Rick & Morty Total Rickall Cooperative Game

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

For kid's games: Finnegan's Toys, Oodles For Kids, Spielwerk Toys, Kids At Heart Toys, Thinker Toys

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!

1. Lil'cupa

Where to buy: Almond Ave

2. Pieces de Resistance - Face Mug

Where to buy: Portland Bazaar

3. Studio Arhoj / objects - Quench Cup

Where to buy: The Yo! Store

4. Burnt Thistle Ceramics - Moon Phase Dish

Where to buy: Altar

5. Holder Workshop - Ceramic Modern Squiggle Vase

Where to buy: Portland Bazaar

6. Workaday Handmade Mug: Terracotta

Where to buy: Spartan Shop

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