The Annual Pearl Gift Guide
Enchance the well-being of your friends and family—and perhaps yourself—with goods that relate to better eating, cleaning, skincare, and all-around positive feeling. Salud!
1–4 Who says healthy eating and drinking can’t also be decadent and delicious? The beneficial antioxidant resveratrol abounds in the complex red varietals of Cerulean Winery and the bean-to-bar dark chocolate in these artisan bars from Omnom, Only Child, and Portland’s own Woodblock Chocolate, all available at World Foods Market.
5 Powell’s Books is your go-to for titles on eating well—naturally, we’re fond of the locally minded Portland Farmers Market Cookbook.
6 Attach these playful enamel pins from Snow Peak to your favorite jacket or backpack before venturing out on your next big coastal, mountain, or Gorge adventure.
7 Keen’s Big Kids’ Terradora Winter Waterproof Boot will help your favorite little intrepid explorer conquer every kind of trail, from Forest Park to Mount Hood.
8–9 This ultra-durable microfiber towel from Lululemon—handy during yoga sessions—and Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme from Aveda Institute Portland make ideal workout friends.
10–13 In keeping with the notion that “cleanliness is next to Godliness,” snap up these useful self-care tools: a stylish sponge holder from SITTE Modern, Aromatic Mist and scalp-cleansing La Tierra Sagrada Shampoo from holistic-minded Echo Natural Beauty, Sapone Latte Iris Milk Soap from French Quarter Linens, and a ceramic York soap dish, available at Storables.
14–15 Relaxation, good cheer, and brain-cell–boosting oxygenation are just a few of the health benefits associated with keeping fresh florals around your home, such as these beauties arranged by Sammy’s Flowers—they stand out gorgeously in this tasteful ivory Meadow Vase from Room & Board.
16 Style Aesthetics by Rajani MD offers a full range of treatments to help you feel and look your best, including one- or two-session Under Eye procedures, which can incorporate PRF injections and HA (hyaluronic acid) fillers.
17 Eat your veggies—but wash them first, with a bamboo Ring Veggie Brush from Whole Foods.
Prosperity and good fortune come in many forms, from artful jewelry to romantic travel adventures abroad to those one-of-a-kind knickknacks you probably never even knew you wanted or needed. Go ahead—indulge!
1–3 Check out the distinctive fashions at Anne Bocci Boutique & Gallery, including this vibrant scarf, refined necklace, and silver and turquoise immaculate cuff.
4 No animals were harmed to make this plush and playful faux-fur tissue box from French Quarter Linens.
5–6 These whimsical Munster and Prepare shoe charms from John Fluevog are set against walnut and marble tiles from Room & Board—they’ll look stunning as the finish for your new outdoor patio table.
7–8 Frame Central carries beautiful posters and artwork as well as eye-catching frames—perfect for presenting gift certificates for trips booked through ever-helpful Willamette International Travel.
9 This Tahitian pearl necklace from Alchemy Jeweler exudes graceful elegance.
10 Light up the room with this Mia De Sade Jewelry turquoise ring in sterling silver and copper accents, from Basic Space Gallery.
11 Add a dash of panache to your look while keeping snug with Nau’s wool-and-silk woven striped scarf.
12 Saffron—buy it at Penzeys Spices—is the world’s most expensive spice. And it’s worth every penny for fabulous-tasting risotto or bouillabaisse.
13 Looking for a refined tool to up your mixology game? We’re fond of this Rainforest Ice Scoop from Curate Home.
14–15 Carry your valuables safely and stylishly in this black Mimi Eye Cross Body Bag from Sabina’s Style, or a natty Wickett & Craig English Bridle Leather Snap Wallet, made exclusively for Filson.
16 This azurite malachite heart necklace, tsavorite-and-diamond Mischa ring, and a pair of radiant green tourmaline Joyce earrings are available at Alchemy Jeweler.
17 You’ve seen the sweetly funny (and over-the-top) rom-com—now head to Powell’s to pick up the book, Crazy Rich Asians.
18 Curate Home carries the perfect box—complete with Swarovski crystals and gold tones—for making any gift you give feel utterly luxurious.
19 Set the table graciously with these midcentury-inspired dining chairs from EWF Modern.
You may not literally be able to give wisdom to others, but we’ve thought of a number of gifts that can stimulate curiosity, sharpen intellect, and—at the very least—help to better organize our lives and our minds.
1 This imaginative wooden barn swallow, handmade by local artist William Wessinger and available at SITTE Modern, makes an inspiring desk accessory.
2 Fjällräven’s Kånken Kids backpack was designed for young scholars to keep everything from snacks to notebooks to an extra change of clothes free from both dirt and the elements.
3–4 Pick up an Endurance stainless-steel umbrella infuser from Pearl Hardware and brew yourself a mug of Get Smart Tea from Tea Hunter Company. This delicious herbal blend—with peppermint and licorice root—will help you kick-start your morning and work happily through the afternoon.
5 Here’s a bright idea: enclose your gift certificate inside a Big Wheel Press light bulb gift card from Oblation Papers.
6 Send your tots off to school or daycare with fanciful footwear, such as these Disney X TOMS Snow White printed-canvas Luca slip-ons, which were inspired by the female artists who worked behind the scenes on classic Walt Disney animated films.
7–8 Take note: the Rifle Paper Co Wanderlust pocket pad from Oblation Papers will inspire you to jot down your globe-trotting observations. Illuminate your scribblings with a Reveries Penrose travel candle (scented with peonies, fir, white musk, and leather) from SITTE Modern.
9–10 Snow Peak’s super-strong titanium straw and the bamboo Footprint Olivia Owl Cup from Pearl Hardware provide smart, sustainable ways to sip your favorite beverages.
11 Available at Powell’s, Educated: A Memoir chronicles Tara Westover’s compelling and improbable journey from survivalist isolation to a Cambridge PhD.
12 The bone-and-olive pen from SITTE Modern makes the perfect gift for the budding writer in your life.
13 Learn your way around the world with the MOVA blue-and-silver 4.5-inch globe from Curate Home.
14 Wherever your journeys take you, you’ll be glad you packed these handsome collapsible Wabuki chopsticks by Snow Peak.
15 Older kids and tweens love these Disney X TOMS Seven Dwarfs printed canvas youth Lenny sneakers.
Photography by Jeremy Dunham at Polara Studio | Styling by Jenn Hogan