Everyone's favorite holiday is right around the corner, and we know some of you guys are struggling to get the right gifts for your loved ones. The Kiriko Team has curated a few gift ideas from some of our favorite shops in and around Portland to get you inspired.
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OROX'S 'XMAS ORNAMENTS' - $50 (set of 9)
If you have been searching for a perfect stocking stuffer, your search is over! These charming vegetable-tanned leather ornaments are a great choice for the rugged denim and leather lovers out there. Decorate your tree and keep the holiday spirit up with a little piece from Orox.
OROX'S 'CLASSIC BIFOLD WALLET' - $90
For something useful at all times of the year, Orox has many choices for men and women. Established in Portland, Oregon in 2005, Orox's leather goods are a long lasting gift that anyone can never forget. Making bags, wallets, hats and more, you're sure to find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones.
Visit their online shop www.oroxleather.com or visit their store 450 NW Couch St. Portland, Oregon 97209. Their shop is just a block away from the Kiriko studio!
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GROVE MADE'S 'MAPLE & LEATHER PHONE CASE' - $109
Made entirely in Grovemade's wood shop in Portland, Oregon, these phone cases can secure your device in hand-sanded domestic maple and a seamless vegetable-tanned leather backplate, for a classic look with a modern touch.
You can purchase them online www.grovemade.com
Learn more about the process here.
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REVOLUTION'S BOXCAR PLANTERS - $72
The Boxcars are handmade in Portland, Oregon. Sourced local wood from reclaimed beams and off-cuts unused by the lumber industry. The Boxcar planter set comes in a clear finish to emphasize the beauty of the wood. Align the set of planters together along a windowsill, or as a centerpiece on a table or desk.
See the selection of woods and colors here.
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ORU'S 'SAMA NECKLACE' - $89
Based in Portland, Oregon, ORU jewelry line combines handwoven Japanese glass beads with minimalist metal shapes. Each piece is refined yet playful, and subtle but distinctive. A perfect gift for both genders, a unique piece to give a pop in your overall outfit.
Get your ORU on at www.loveoru.com
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SAN JOHNNY'S 'MEXICAN FROM INSIDE OUT' - $59.95
San Johnny is a modernist Mexican lifestyle shop located in Portland, Oregon. Originally known as 'Dogwood PDX', they have evolved and refocused the shop towards an Mexican lifestyle and design.
'Mexico from the Inside Out' is a cookbook from Phaidon by the celebrated Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, which the book includes 65 recipes and loads of insight from Olvera about the process and mentality behind his gorgeous and revolutionary food. With beautiful photographed images of Mexico and the food will inspire you to have a little bit of adventure in your cooking ideas.
Visit their physical store to find more goodies 217 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209 (Just a block away from us!)
or visit their website www.sanjohnny.com to order online.
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DAPPER&WISE'S 'CHEMEX BREW KIT' - $70
Dapper & Wise is a coffee roasting company based in Oregon always trying to produce satisfying coffee for everyone. This Brew Kit includes a 6-cup Chemex, 100 filters, 12oz of coffee, and a guidebook. A perfect way to start enjoying high quality coffee brewed in your own home.
Visit their online shop www.dapperandwise.com or stop by at their Tasting Room in 2384 NW Amberbrook Drive Beaverton, OR 97006.
*They also offer coffee brewing classes (more details on their website) which you can sign up online!
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OLO'S 'TOJI FRAGRANCE' - $45
OLO fragrance was found in 2009 by a perfumer Heather Sielaff, each fragrance continues to be blended and bottled to order. OLO fragrance blends contain fractionated coconut oil, essential oils, key accords and absolutes.
The fragrance that we recommend is called 'TOJI' and it is based on the baths popular in Japan during winter solstice. A bright citrus similar to grapefruit, yuzu is floated in steaming hot tubs of water. Hiba wood from the bath mats brings forth the wet warmth of cedar.
Catch your scent at www.olofragrance.com
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BETSY & IYA'S 'ARCH SHADOW CUFF BRACELET' - $59
Inspired by scrap materials, this bracelet falls in line with our Mottainai philosophy; that nothing should be wasted. The shape of the leather ties is derived from Portland's Saint John's bridge.
See more of Betsy & Iya's collection and shop online at www.betsyandiya.com
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ALMA 'METALLIC DUSTED DARK CHOCOLATES' - $4.50
Alma Chocolates was founded in 2006 in Portland. Founded by Sarah Hart, the store was named after her Grandmother, meaning "soul" in Spanish, or "nourish" in Latin. Starting from selling in farmer's markets in 2005, as soon as she opened her storefront she received waves of attention from media and locals.
"Chocolate has long been associated with passion and love, and touted for its aphrodisiac and medicinal properties. Its Latin name, Theobroma, means 'food of the Gods.' We are believers."
Get a taste at one of their two local Portland shops, or shop online at www.almachocolate.com
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