Giving gifts is not only a way to show affection to others, but it can also help you lay the foundation to forge new relationships. With so many options – right here in Portland – finding the perfect giving is not only easy but also an enjoyable venture. Whether it is for family, friends, or co-workers, our list can help you find the perfect holiday gift this season.
#1 Find Something at the Portland Bazaar
You will undoubtedly find a holiday gift at Portland’s finest holiday gift showcase and sale. The Portland Bazaar, which highlights local merchants, artists, and creators, brings together over 150 makers, provides custom gift wrapping, and holds raffles that benefit local non-profit organizations. You can find everything from cups to clothes, holiday decorations, foods, skincare products, libation mixers, and anything else that you can imagine. There is a gift for everyone at the Portland Bazaar, and when you shop at the Bazaar, you help local businesses and the local economy.
#2 A Gift That Ages Well
If you know someone who appreciates the authenticity of locally produced wine, Willamette Valley offers a wide selection of sustainably-produced wine that can make for a perfect gift this season. If you are looking to go the extra mile, you can visit their winery with your loved one to enjoy their unique take on seasonal food or schedule a private wine tasting. A trip to Willamette Valley can also double up as a romantic getaway with your significant other as they host special events throughout the holiday season that includes hiking, live music, masterclasses in Oregon wine, and more.
#3 Portland Tea and the Holidays
If you want to sweeten the deal with the honey gifts, then look to local Smith Teamaker to create the perfect gift package. Smith Teamaker produces the tastiest teas using non-GMO ingredients, and it collaborates with local chefs to produce special edition teas. The ideal tea gift is the Holiday Collection which will warm your heart on the coldest of nights. The Holiday Collection includes Morning Light, Ho-Ho-Hoji-Chai, and Silent Night. You can add more tea to your gift like the Merry Maker’s Punch, Chocolate Peppermint Pu-erh, Ice Cream Royale, Aged White Peony, Black Lavender, Lord Bergamot, and more flavors that will complement the best honey around.
#4 Give a Relaxing Gift from The Float Shoppe
While it is not serving root beer floats, the Float Shoppe will create a sense of calm and relaxation. If you have a friend, relative, or significant other who may need some time to float away from the stresses of everyday life or a break from the mundane, then the Float Shoppe will be a perfect holiday gift. The Float Shoppe helps people relax using a float tank that will leave them feeling clear-minded and refreshed, and has proven to alleviate pain, insomnia, stress, and fatigue. The Float Shoppe also provides amazing massages in case you want to float that idea by the recipient of your holiday gift.
#5 An Adventurer’s Paradise
With the abundance of beauty surrounding Portland, many enjoy the art of camping, snowboarding, and other outdoor sports. If you know of such thrill seekers who never turn down an adrenaline-fueled adventure, Next Adventure has gear, clothing, accessories, and other items for purchase that can make a perfect gift for them. Be it a holiday present, winter warmth, or sports accessories for the whole family, there is something for everyone. They also hold limited-time special discounts and deals during the holiday season, so make sure you grab them before they are gone.
#6 Give the Gift of Brew from Portland Homebrew Supply
For this holiday season, you can give the gift that keeps on giving with a gift card or supplies from America’s oldest homebrew company – F.H. Steinbart. F.H. Steinbart carries everything a novice or pro needs to create that personalized batch of homemade beer or holiday wine. From brewing starter kits, ingredients including additives, hops, grains, malt, and cultures, recipe kits including cheese-making kits, cider ingredient kits, hard seltzer, Kombucha and Kefir, Sake, and wine kits, F.H. Steinbart has it all! They also carry equipment, bottling, and kegging supplies, and have rental items as well. This will be a holiday gift that you will not return for a deposit!
#7 Become a Part of Portland
Your loved ones will appreciate this gift that can last for generations to come and etch your name in Portland’s history. For $125, Pioneer Courthouse Square offers to engrave a message or a name (up to 18 characters) in one of their bricks – signed by the Mayor of Portland. If you know someone who will appreciate becoming a part of this brilliant historic campaign, buy them a brick today! You will receive a gift card after making a purchase that can also serve as a souvenir.
#8 Get Creative with Mapel Boutique
If you are looking for a one-stop shop where you can do all your holiday shopping at once, head over to Mapel Boutique. It is a female, locally-owned boutique that offers a seamless shopping experience where you can pick products from many name-brand and local brands. If you visit their store, a stylist will help you pick out the perfect options for any wardrobe. Besides clothing, Mapel Boutique does a phenomenal job of highlighting locally made products such as candles, drinkware, paper goods, warm fuzzies, and more. They also have gift certificates that you can give to your loved ones which they can use on Marke – an online store that brings Mapel Boutique to your doorsteps.
#9 Send Some Love With Love, From PDX
If you are looking for a specialized gift for relatives, coworkers, or distant friends, then a locally sourced custom gift basket from With Love, From PDX is a winner! With Love, From PDX supports over seventy-five of Portland’s small businesses, offers handcrafted, unique gift basket options, and was rated as the number one gift basket curator in Portland. Their holiday baskets, which include Fireside Cocoa Gift Set, Chocolate Delight Holiday Gift Box, Cinnamon and Spice Gift Box, Salty and Sweet Gift Box, Minty Gift Box, and the Dark and Sweet Holiday Gift Box, are perfect holiday gifts for anyone. They also offer the Best of Oregon Gift Box, Bodega Home Bar Box, PNW Morning Box, Culinary Delight Gift Basket, and much more!
#10 A Gift From Oregon’s Coast
A meal kit from Local Ocean is the perfect gift for foodies who share a love for the Oregon coast’s seafood. You can have their dockbox delivered to any address in Oregon and Washington, which holds everything from fish & chips to fishwives stew – an authentic coastal delicacy. If you’d like to support Portland’s hardworking fishermen and give your loved ones an enriching meal, this is your best bet!