Meagan & Marian’s Handy Dandy Guide to Holiday Shopping

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Echo Necklace from AKV

Abby Buchanan LMT :  If you buy someone you love a gift certificate to see Abby they will love you more than ever.  Also, holiday shopping is hard and you deserve a massage.  Treat yoself!

AK VintageLovely brass and bronze jewelry designs from Portland designer Anna Korte.

AppetiteMy laptop gets toted from place to place in one of Appetite’s computer bags, my pocketknife and wallet found a home in the most perfect of purses and the entire Magnolia Management headquarters would be rather barren if it weren’t for the vintage wares we found here.

Baby Wit : because babies deserve cool stuff too

Betsy & IyaI’m so smitten with Betsy & Iya’s newest line of jewels “Voyage” (see below) and also everything else she’s ever made.  You can shop all their collections online, at their brick & mortar store in NW Portland, or you can find them at a variety of holiday shows throughout the month.  They’ll be at Crafty Wonderland’s Colossal Holiday Sale & The Makery Winter Market on Dec 14th & 15th.

Darling PressDarling Press has beautifully hand printed holiday cards.   And, in a move sure to make your grandmother proud, you can stock up on thank you cards as well!

David Thomas LMT :  David is incredibly talented and works some serious magic with hot stones.

Dalarna Hoop Earrings from Betsy & Iya

Dalarna Hoop Earrings from Betsy & Iya

Eden :  stop in, say Hello to Rizzo (he’s a fluffy cat and is rather likable) and spend an hour or two getting lost looking at and smelling all the lovely things you will be purchasing your loved ones (and yourself) My personal favorite item of the moment is the DS & Durga perfume Cowboy Grass.

Flutter :  Described as a “Delightful Disarray of found objects and clutter” – Flutter is one of my favorite Portland stores.  Filled to the brim with all sorts of things you had no idea you needed!

FrawnFrawn jewelry is clean lined and beautiful – she also carries items for the men folk (tie clips and cufflinks) and ornaments!

Fuchsia : Fuchsia is a jewelry boutique in SE Portland in the Sellwood/Westmoreland neighborhood that stocks local, well-made and affordable goods!

Give and Take Resale :  Kenton’s sweetest consignment shop… plus they sell gorgeous handmade brooms.

Glacial Pace Recordings : <3

Grand MarketplaceIf you haven’t been to Grand Marketplace yet, you’re in for a treat. This is the most beautifully curated antique mall in town… and probably the largest.

Hand Eye Supply: Tool belts and safety glasses never looked so hot. Guarantee you’ll find something for the maker in your life.

St John's Ornament from Frawn

St John’s by Frawn

Haunt :  swooooooooooooooooo0ooon

Ink & Peat: Ink & peat is a lifestyle store which combines a clever mix of modern, vintage, and organically-inspired elements: a hand-selected array of unique home decor products combined with fresh floral designs.

Little Red Press: When you are finished up at Give & Take, swing in to say hello to the McPherson sisters and their collection of local art, printed tees and lovely greeting cards.

Make it Good: GLOW IN THE DARK UNDERPANTS.  need I say more?

Marriage Records: beautiful records, books, t-shirts and even a skate deck here and there.

McPherson Goods: brother of aforementioned McPherson sisters of Little Red Press, Scott began his line of beautifully made leather goods this year. I don’t even play the drums and I want one of his cymbal cases.

Nationale:  a lovely lovely lovely art gallery and boutique.

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Cowboy Grass at Eden

Oko Gallery:  a small gallery and storefront in NW Portland.  I love the jewelry collection here!

Paxton Gate PDX:  “a store known for its almost magical mix of neo-Victorian delights, eclectic animal and plant ephemera, taxidermy, exotic plants—including the carnivorous variety—framed and mounted insects, jewelry, affordable art, furniture, unique gardening tools and more.”

Porch Light: “A mix of old and new, Porch Light offers everyday objects both useful and beautiful.  We feature rustic furniture, handmade jewelry, glassware, ceramics, wool blankets and throws, stationery and books, perfumes, candles and all manner of curious and useful objects for your home.” also, I LOVE PORCH LIGHT.

One Rainy Wish at Porch Light

One Rainy Wish at Porch Light

RGB Guitars: Nothing says love like a custom electric guitar. All one of a kind and handmade in Portland.

Sword & Fern: perfectly curated jewelry and local wares.  A personal favorite is magic hour candles.

Tasi: Tasi creates beautiful jewelry out of some amazing antique and natural stone beads from all over the world.

Thicket:  Christmas trees! beautiful wreaths! and winter blooming bulbs! oh my!

YO Vintage : online shopping for all you out of towners, although if you pop in their shop in NW you may get to meet Agnes – a dog after my own heart.