PDX Places To Find Unique And Creative Gifts For Your Holiday Shopping

Dated: December 4 2017

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So you live in the Portland metro area and the season of holiday shopping is upon us. If you don’t feel like braving the crowded big name stores and chaos of shopping center parking lots, here are a few local stores with fun, unique gifts for your holiday season.


For your artsy, eclectic loved ones: Flutter


From vintage to art nuove, this treasure trove of home decor, books, antiques, and more is sure to offer more than a few ideas for gifts that will be a big hit with the creative people in your life.

https://flutterpdx.com/



For your world traveler loved ones: Cargo


Since the mid 90s, Cargo has collected their inventory of furniture, antiques, and textiles from artists and merchants all over the world, including vendors from Vietnam, India, Mali, and Portland itself. There is no shortage of incredible, authentic work in all shapes in sizes.

https://www.cargoinc.com/


For your natural science loving loved ones: Paxton Gate


I may be cheating with this one because the original store is in San Francisco, but the sister store is located here in Portland and definitely worth a mention. Paxton Gate features taxidermy, framed and mounted insects, exotic plants, and so much more that could be an ideal gift for curious minds. They also have a specific kids section online meant to encourage learning and exploration of the natural world.

https://paxtongate.com/curiosities/


For your comic book and media fan loved ones: Billy Galaxy


Collectibles, posters, and comics from the last 50 years can make for great gifts, but it would be wise to have an idea of what you are looking for before walking into the belly of the pop culture nostalgia beast. If you aren’t familiar with the movies, video games, or comic book characters your loved one is a fan of, I would recommend asking what they might enjoy first. http://www.billygalaxy.com/


For your kids or educator loved ones: Thinker Toys

Started by two science teachers, this toy store is dedicated to being a part of the community and being a fun place for kids and adults to find toys aimed at encouraging growth and curiosity. Thinker Toys also works with its customers to donate to several local schools and nonprofits ever year.

https://www.thinkertoysoregon.com/

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