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🎁 Bridgeliner’s Very Merry Gift Guide (Extended)

The holidays will be a bit different this year, and many of us will be celebrating without the people and traditions that usually mark the season. 

The good news: Gift-giving is a tradition that can easily overcome the distance between us and our loved ones. And it’s a great way to support your favorite local makers and small businesses. 

This year, in addition to so many beautiful submissions from all of you, we collaborated with Portland Made to highlight some truly incredible Portland BIPOC makers and crafters! 

If you haven’t yet, swing by their site to check out their Window Shop 2020 project — to help fill empty windows with beautiful gifts from local creators. 

Now, onto our full list of Portland makers, crafters, and businesses to support this holiday season. For our selected list with descriptions, see our Dec. 8 edition of Bridgeliner. 

💃 For the extrovert who can’t wait to get back out on the town 

  • Quality syrups from Honey Bee Lemonades & Syrups. Whether you’re trying to recreate a night out of bar-hopping with yummy PDX cocktails at home, or add a little sparkle to your lemonade, Honey Bee’s syrups are perfect for the person in your life who misses all of the champagne bubbles of socializing pre-pandemic. 
  • Fun hats and face masks from Flipside Hats. Whether you want to give someone the gift of a cool, snazzy hat, or help keep your loved ones safe with beautifully crafted face makes — Flipside has you covered. 
  • Candles and bath care from Ritual + Fancy. Enhance the sweet moments for someone you love, with a passion for luxuriousness and a motivation for wellness and happiness. Ritual + Fancy is also women-owned and minority run, right here in Portland. 
  • A personalized, eco-friendly centerpiece from Poppy & Finch. Native Pacific Northwest flora and fauna, lovingly nestled in repurposed wood and glass containers, which will bring an absolute smile to anyone’s face. 

+A few bonus makers

For Bitter For Worse

New Deal

Overcup Press 

Alshiref Designs

Madre

Clay Factor

DeeDee & Shark 

Cooper’s Hall 

Ruby Press

Fitness Union PDX (a special, online coaching package!)

 

🎲 For the creative type who is sick of puzzles

  • You Think You Know Me” card game from local maker Ami Baio of Pink Tiger Games. You Think You Know Me is a conversational card game for 2-10 players specifically designed to test your knowledge of your friends and family during your next Zoom call. A set of 500 cards helps you learn more about what they love and who they are.
  • From stickers, to decor, to books and toys — Luna Sea Studios has art to make you smile and keep you busy while sheltering in place. 
  • One of these beautiful and soothing Wonderscapes from Portland’s Olander Earthworks — roll, press, and play your way to wellness with an array of handcrafted cement spheres and superfine sand, all held by a beautiful artisan-made wooden tray.
  • Give the gift of making with one of DIY Bar’s Craft Kits. Whether your favorite crafter wants to create a macrame plant holder or a homemade six-pack carrier, there’s a kit to satisfy anyone here. 

+A few bonus makers

SVALT

Maven Collective 

Shop With Good Intent 

 

🍞 For the foodie who has baked way too much bread this year

  • Savory and complex sauces from Eleni’s Kitchen. Whatever is being cooked up for dinner, a dash of one of Eleni’s sauces will elevate the dish to new heights and deliciousness. 
  • For the beer geek in your life — swing by 33 Books. From beautiful “tasting journals” (to help you keep track of all the truly lovely beers you’ve tried) to posters, tasting sets and more, 33 Books has you covered. 
  • Authentic Vietnamese sauces from Tân Tân Sauce in Beaverton. Portland continues to be a mecca for sauce-makers, and Tân Tân Sauces stand tall in quality and flavor. These are perfect for the people in your life who thrill at experimenting with new recipes and taking old favorites to a new level. 
  • Bold, fresh, and tasty salsas from La Comelona Foods. Crafted with fresh ingredients, and traditional chiles from Mexico, these hand-crafted, small batch salsas can be used as condiment, a dipping sauce, or even a simmer sauce. 

+A few bonus makers

Creole Me Up

Hot Mama Salsa

Oomph

Michael Newsome Ceramics

 

👜 For the fashionista who still believes in accessorizing

  • Chic and minimalist fashion from Ale O Moda. For the style-focused friend of yours who is looking for their next look, Moda’s style is gentle on the environment, luxe and ethically-sourced, and cool while still comfortable and functional for everyday wear. 
  • Have a friend who’s fashion-forward, but still makes time for their weekly Dungeons and Dragons meet up? You may wanna check out Optimystical, which features lighthearted and geeky jewelry from Tardis earrings to D&D class buttons. 
  • It’s important to make sure your dog looks just as suave as you — and House Dogge has you covered on all things in canine fashion. Whether you’re looking for a new hoodie for your pup or a cool new bandana. 
  • Give the satisfying gift of handcrafted, earth-inspired jewelry from Wabi Sabi Silver. The silver is recycled, and the packaging is all recycled and recyclable, and selected gems are mined ethically, with the planet in mind. 

+A few bonus makers

Ayumi Angel

Hey Bye

Just Joey Rose

Hand & Hide

NW Dog

Sutton Sewn

CocoGlow

 

🌆 For the Portlander who wears their city pride on their sleeve

  • A cozy Portland-themed care package for the friend who misses experiencing our Bridge City — With Love From PDX has a wide variety of boxes to choose from. You can also build your own box, chock full of locally-sourced goodies for those you love. 
  • Whether you’re looking for jewelry, pet care, or home decor, shopping at Northwest Made’s Holiday Market helps support local businesses owned by LGBTQIA+, women and people of color, as well as crafters, makers, and vendors.
  • From masks, to wall art, to inspiring clothing, Innocent Designs is a woman and minority-owned company with a purpose. Anything at this store will make those you love feel proud to be Portlanders. 
  • Looking for some new cute note cards to send folks? Whether avocados, sloths, or Dwight Schrute quotes are your jam, April Black’s collections of sweet notecards are perfect for any occasion — and also come in wall art and print forms, including her Portland Bridge Collection. 

+A few bonus makers

Innocent Designs

Catherine Freshley

Wild Mountain Wax

Nomad Mix

Missionary Chocolates

Equitable Giving Circle

 

Thank you to Portland Made for collaborating with us on this year’s Gift Guide, as well as to all the submissions from our readers.