Mercatus Gift Guide - Brought to you by With Love, From PDX

Photo Credit: Naim Hasan

Photo Credit: Naim Hasan

I started With Love, From PDX,  my local gifting company and service, in 2015 to share our city’s most adored locally made, small-batch brands.  Portland is a city fueled by coffee, a relentless pursuit of innovation, and insatiable creativity. That’s what makes our city home to hundreds of small businesses. There’s no place quite like Portland.

I’m excited to share this year’s With Love, From PDX Holiday Gift Guide in partnership with Prosper Portland.  I hope you’ll be excited about my newest finds for your upcoming holiday season. These small businesses are the future of our city. Don’t just take my word for it; stop by Prosper Portland’s platform Mercatus and discover more than 40 local companies that you can support this holiday season.

Here are my Mercatus top 4 gifts for this season. Let this be your starting point through the directory and I hope you find tons of out of the box ideas for your loved ones this season. 

Happy gifting,

Inger

Wyld Bread

I’m a fan of the delectable baked goods created by Cortney of Wyld Bread.  Steeped in deliciousness and baked in small batches at Kitchenhood Commissary in NE Portland, her cookies, muffins, and breads are simply perfection. Grab your holiday baked goods from her online shop. You’ll be glad you did! Order online. Prices range from $4.00-$10.00

Attic Journals

 A few years ago, I discovered Attic Journals, run by a husband-and-wife team dedicated to up-cycling discarded books into adorable paper journals. You can imagine my excitement. These little jewels are full of blank pages and fastened with wire binding and are the perfect item for that hard-to-gift person in your life, just as the website says.  Find Attic Journals around town at local markets or order online. Most journals under $20

Eco Bots

Industrial designer Jessica Chan created her latest product to give back to the planet and brighten your office space. These delightfully colored little creatures, Eco Bots, are made from a 3D printer and will become your new best friends. What makes them all too irresistible is the spiky succulent crowns and cute accessories --think bows and eyeglasses.  Order online $25

Amaree and Reese

If you’re searching for a little bling this holiday season and you’ve got a budget to keep,  consider a gift from Amaree and Reese. This gorgeous brass jewelry line is named after Risa’s family members and you can tell she puts her heart and soul into every pair that leaves her small home-based studio. Find her jewlery at local boutiques or online. Most pieces under $50