Are you feeling it yet? That holiday craze that takes over as Christmas gets nearer and nearer, and the clock ticks down the time you have left to get all the things you need before December 25th.
Well first, breath! In. Out.
Phew, I needed that. Anyways, depending on who you’re buying for, clothing can either be the hardest or the easiest thing to buy for someone as a gift. This means that it usually gets pushed to the end of the list for Christmas shopping because you either don’t want to have to deal with it right away, or because you think you’ll be able to get to it at the end in a breeze. Whatever your thinking is, your favorite Portland boutique has got you covered with some perfect last-minute gift ideas.
Sweaters are pretty standard pieces in a guy or gals wardrobe, especially in currently stormy Oregon, so gifting a great one is not a bad idea when you’re short on shopping time. This RVCA Ahab Shawl in Oatmeal is a fantastic cardigan for virtually any guy, and can be dressed up with slacks or dark washed jeans for nice holiday gatherings. For the ladies, the Prairie Underground L/S Orbit is a less conventional tunic that is flattering with its loose layers and warm thanks to its long sleeves.
No exaggeration, Hard Tail leggings have changed our lives and the way we view and wear leggings. While our new Hard Tail Roll Down Wide Pant isn’t the tight leggings we have come to expect from the brand, these free-flowing pants are just as comfy, if not more so, and are certainly no exception to the standard set by other Hard Tail leggings. For guys, the VSTR Winter Trouser in Charcoal can be worn to more sophisticated situations than your frumpy old sweatpants, but are as warm and comfortable as your frumpy old sweatpants! Simply perfect for any wintertime occasion.
While men may not be as inclined to carry around a purse as a women might be, they often times still require some sort of carry all. That is where the Obey Uptown Mountain Backpack comes in hand and makes a great last-minute gift for the man in your life. If you’re shopping for a women and don’t feel comfortable buying her clothing, our Graf & Lantz Jaunt Totes are a wonderful alternative. In bright colors like fuschia and teal this bag is modern, fashionable and oh so functional.
Another easy, and often times fun, alternative to gifting clothing is giving accessories. For women, there are virtually hundreds of possibilities from rings to necklaces and so on. Our Betsy & Iya The Crossing Earrings are perfect for a women with a funky style or for that gal who loves local, handmade items. Plus, no pesky sizing to deal with for you! For dudes (though women could rock this as well!) our 100% natural wood WeWood watches have become huge hits for their sleek design as well as the novelty factor.
Finally, if you’re really pressed for time our Pendleton Portland Collection Pilot Rock Robes (“robe” meaning blanket) are great last-minute gifts that can work for guys and girls of any age. The DNA of Pendleton, these robes are inspired from trading blankets deep in the archives. It makes for the perfect gift and it comes bundled in a leather strap carrier.
Don’t forget to check our holiday shipping deadlines so you can get all your fantastic last-minute finds on time!