7 Local Gifts for Design Lovers

From custom Pendleton sneakers to a locally crafted cribbage board, we have seven gift ideas that'll entertain.

By Eden Dawn December 1, 2015

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These patron saints of bad ass-ery enlighten all with their glow. From Princess Leia to Joan Jett (and yes even Kanye), let a Saint of Bad Ass candle from Wildfang shine bright. $20 at Wildfang


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 Artist Lisa Congdon’s art and illustrations have given her a wide client list–Harvard, Martha Stewart Living, and the MoMa to name a few­­–with her colorful, whimsical pieces like this archival quality Birch Tree print$40 at 

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Polish up a pony with Caravan Pacific's series of rounded Brass Hair Ties. Available in pairs for finishing off braids, or singles as the mane event. $28–32 at Seven Sisters 


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Two beloved Portland companies collide with Nike’s custom Pendleton print kicks. Pick your classic Nike shoe then top it off with the jacquard embellishment of choice. $170 at 

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These 15” wide multi-functional Sea Life Ceramic Platters are simultaneously cute, useful, and dishwasher/microwave safe. $32 at Budd + Finn   


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Local artist Souther Salazar gets to the point with his foray into sock designing. "Everybody says socks are supposed to be the worst gifts. But does anybody think of how that makes the sock feel?!??" $12 at  

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Inspired by the pocket games soldiers carried in WWII, Walnut’s Travel Cribbage board features vegetable-tanned leather and an antique brass closure. $45 at

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