You and the loved ones that surround you are anything but ordinary. You have talents, passions, and traits that make you inimitable. When it comes to gift giving, especially around the holidays, you want to give gifts that reflect who you are and who the recipient is. it’s easy to see that a typical gift card or pair of socks won’t cut it. Luckily, the Pacific Northwest is home to shops, artisans, and artists that are as unique as you and your friends. While it’s easy to shop at fast fashion stores and large retail chains, it’s important to appreciate the creative, high quality work that surrounds you. Here are five shops you don’t want to miss out on.*images courtesy of each shop*
Indie magazines, high-end wool coats, paraben-free beauty products? W/M has you covered. And we guarantee you won’t want to leave the store once you’re in it.
This shop is the place to head for the friends and family that adore supreme quality food. A variety of salts, seasonings, chocolates, and bitters from around the world will make your tastebuds water while you’re picking out a gift.
gilt + gossamer
This boutique in eugene is the perfect stop for all your fashion savvy babes. You can’t find boho essentials and must-have accessories this good anywhere else.
Baby and Company
Seattle-based Baby & Co has fine clothes for those with the finest taste. Their goods are all superb quality, and a piece from their shop can spruce up the dullest of closets. They’re rebelling against the fast fashion industry with classy clothes that look as if they’ve waltzed right over from Europe.
Noun: a person’s place for things
If you’re looking for a gift that can’t be found elsewhere, noun has it. A piece of its collection of vintage furniture, jewelry, and other odds and ends is a nostalgic gift to the person who has everything but deserves more than a new shirt or purse.