For the next few weeks, we’re going to high light some great gift items from our shop! As you may know, Mag-Big features products from nearly 700 Portland-based manufacturers. We are extremely proud of our carefully curated, wide array of jewelry, apparel, home goods, body care, and visual art.
Here are Cassie’s first picks in each category for great gift items!
Unisex Make It Good Solar Sweatshirt:
These sweatshirts are great for men and women. They are printed AND sewn here in Portland, OR by one of our favorite companies: Make It Good. Using organic fibers and dyes, American-milled textiles, this company sets the bar higher for everyone, and creates clothing you can be proud to own. Oh, did we mention these glow in the dark?
Unisex LifT Label Sweatshirt
We love LifT Label. Trendy, simple, understated, and extremely well-made. These sweatshirts are supremely popular gifts.
Gifty-Gifts for family and friends:
Little Canoe is a house favorite around here. No surprise, illustrator Brooke Weeber, has come come up with some stunning gift items for the ones you love. These seasonal produce calendars are stunningly beautiful:
and another amazing Little Canoe gift is the “We Belong In Portland” Mug. So sweet!
And for your pal at the office, we think the JPants Desktop Terrarium kits are too cute! Spruce up your workplace and better your feng shui!
And another gift to spruce up the office or your workspace is this little moving sculpture by Make Waves.
Imaginary Authors Perfume is becoming a very popular Portland-based company. Perfumer, Josh Meyers, focuses on the literary and story-telling attributes of each fragrance, and includes a short story based on the elements in his scents. We LOVE LOVE LOVE every single perfume we have by Imaginary Authors. My personal favorite, which I wear every day, is Cape Heartache.
But another great perfume we offer that can kick around in your purse is Aromi. These perfumes are small containers of solid perfumes. They’re only $13, and for real, they ALL smell absolutely amazing.
Those of you who know me know that this is my favorite thing to talk about. We have over 80 contributing jewelry designers in our shop. It’s no surprise we’re voted in the Portland Mercury’s Readers Choice for Best Jewelry Store in Portland. We have the most amazing selection of jewelry; great gifts for the ones you love (and maybe a piece or two for yourself)!
AmiRa Jewelry. What can I say about this jewelry? It is my favorite. It takes my breath away. Beautifully hand-hammered, hand carved metal components with a stunning macrame, woven component. These look like no other line of jewelry I have ever seen, and the quality, design, and innovative technique is un-matched. Go Amira!
Then there’s Pigeon Heart. Pigeon Heart Jewelry is the other commander-in-chief among our silversmiths. Designed by Lisa Hirsch, each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind. Lisa likes to say, “if you can’t see it from across the street, it ain’t jewelry enough!” I challenge anyone not to fall in love with every.single.piece. in her collection. They are breath-taking.
Some other jewelry designers that are NOT to be missed: SeaHag And Walrus
Thorn and Wynn:
Keep and eye out for Rachel-Marie and Becca’s holiday gift guides!