As a maker and retailer, we put our all into holiday season gifts. It’s the time of year when our customers are asked to think of something unique and special to honor the people who are close to them, and our entire community of designers work their tails off through the Fall to provide exactly that. These aren’t Macy’s Gift Cards or Snuggies; these are treasures that can only be found in small quantities…
I don’t need to get on my soap box about the values of supporting local manufacturers during the holidays; you’re probably reading this because you already know how important that is, and you probably even make and manufacture something yourself ;)
What I want to do is write a wish-list of products that I think are SUPER great gift items. Keep an eye out, as our whole staff will be writing their wish-lists of gifts for dads, co-workers, grandmas, sisters, friends, and even yourself.
My first pick are the MatchBox Sets by Matchbox Studio. These earring sets are just too cute, and only $26!! They’re dainty and lovely, but also make a statement!
My next pick for great gifts are Deer Dog Apothecary facial serums, bath salts, toners, and smoke blends. These bodycare products are carefully handmade to provide the richest amount of natural ingredients. Good for your body, good for the environment, and great as gifts!
For the greenthumb in your life, we are super excited to announce the JPants take-over at Mag-Big. In a beautiful greenhouse installation, we have all kinds of amazing micro-environments for your gifting pleasures, including:
-desktop terrarium kits
-terrarium fixtures and ‘things’
-4-leaf clover kits
-and so much more!!
Check out this rad installation in the shop (and yes, the green house IS for sale as well):
For the cozy love of your life, Lana scarves are not to be missed. “Lana” is Italian (and Spanish) for Wool, and these beautiful scarves are made from hand-spun, hand dyed wool. Seriously, these scarves are some of the nicest scarves you will EVER ever touch, and make an unbelievably beautiful gift for someone you love. Here’s Cassie falling in love with one of them.
Another amazing installation we have at the shop is for House Of Moss. You can imagine anything cuter or more sentimental than these hand felted goodies. The ornament boxes are better.than.anything.
SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS are the best gift! Our assortment of Sock Dreams socks is a perfect set of holidays gifts. Ranging from knee-high to thigh high socks, you can get amazingly comfy and beautiful socks for $8-$12. And believe me, everyone loves receiving socks like these.
We will keep posting these adorable wishlists of RAD Portland made gift items!! And keep an eye out for the Little Boxes Sale on “Black Friday” and “Small Business Saturday.” We are gearing up BIG TIME for it!!