Looking for a unique gift for that hard-to-please friend? Help them create memories instead of clutter (and support local businesses and artists too) by giving the gift of an experience such as tickets to a performance or a gift certificate for a class. Check out the links below for other creative gift options, such as hand-made items and locally-produced goods.
Buy crafts and wares from local creators at Crafty Wonderland for a unique touch.
Shop at smaller and locally-owned businesses for that feel of home. Supportland lists over 140 Portland-area businesses that also offer incentives for buying local.
Do it yourself
Make something that represents your unique friendship. Find inspiration from these creative projects.
Create something new from something familiar to you both – like a repurposed planter with a houseplant bouquet.
Share another great experience with friends. Take them to a museum, performance or dinner at a favorite local restaurant.
Think practical. Get them something you know they can use, or a gift card so they can pick out what they need.
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