2020 Shop PDX Holiday Gift Guide

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tough year on parents, and the same is true of Portland-area small businesses.

Now more than ever, it’s important to support our local business community by spending our dollars close to home. For the 2020 edition of our #shopPDX Holiday Gift Guide, we have only included PDX-area businesses that have been impacted by COVID in some way — be it mandatory closures of brick-and-mortars, cancellation of vendor events, or the sudden need to take whole inventories online. Business owners have been asked to pivot in multiple ways this year to stay afloat; let’s support them by putting in our effort to #shopPDX!

All businesses featured in this guide have been curated by our team. Each offers either contactless pick-up or home delivery to ensure the safety of our community. 

From our PMC family to yours, we wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

The Nature Atelier

The Nature Atelier offers artful ways to connect with your family, explore the natural world, and nurture your heart. We offer eco-friendly art kits inspired by nature and create handmade art supplies for children and the young at heart.

Our art kits are released every other month and provides a mix of process art and nature crafts so that children can explore and create in different ways. Project instructions offer activity extension ideas along with prompt examples to give parents the tools to facilitate and co-create with ease. Our next art Winter Sparkle will begin preorder November 27th with delivery before the holidays.

We also create handmade art supplies like sensory dough, beeswax eco-crayons, wooden stampers, and flower presses which can be purchased separately. 

The Nature Atelier is dedicated to making products that are low-waste and earth-friendly. We use recycled, recyclable and reusable plastic-free packaging for our products. Handmade products are created using all natural, earth-friendly ingredients.

The Nature Atelier is a women-owned business founded by Angela Ruggles. Angela is a museum educator / ethno-botanist/ yoga teacher/ maker and mama to twin toddlers with a passion for nature and art.

Follow The Nature Atelier on Instagram and get sneak peeks of art kits; visit the online shop to order!

Made You Look

Made You Look is a kid’s shop filled with well-designed toys and more for kids of all ages – and at every price point. We’re a toy store but so much more: we offer play space design services, create custom care packages for all the best kiddos, and offer a rad new subscription service called the Knock Knock Box!

Every 4-12 weeks (or whenever exactly you choose – check out the options!) you’ll have a box of fun arrive at your door! It’s as much of the magic of Made You Look that we can possibly fit in one package!

What’s in a Knock Knock Box, you ask? Special toys, little treasures – and always a book! Sometimes it’s one extra special big toy and a book, sometimes it’s a few littler gems and a book. And each box has it’s own special theme!

Part of the magic of Made You Look has always been special storytimes and events – so be on the lookout for special digital events made just for Knock Knock Box subscribers. It’s more than a box – it’s a super special fun club for kids!

Follow Made You Look on Instagram and Facebook; join the fun and sign up for a Knock Knock Box subscription on the website. Use code YAYPMC for 10% off your first box! Offer expires 12/15/20.

Earth Grown Kid Doughs

Natural Handmade Sensory Doughs and Play Kits – including our famous best smelling scented KidDoughs. Now available as a subscription!

Check out the different KidDoughs and subscription boxes on Instagram, or shop the catalog and gifts under $25 on the website.

Paloma Adornments

Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry created by hand. Rings, necklaces, and crystal talismans. Custom sizing and design available.

Follow Paloma Adornments on Instagram to see more pieces, and order something gorgeous for you or a loved one in the online shop!

Girl Riot Shop

Our designs were born from quarantine angst after our owner, Carey, and her 8 year old daughter were diagnosed with COVID-19 (both are OK now!). This, along with online home school being announced and Carey watching way too much “breaking news”, led to Carey’s need for an outlet to process all that 2020 was throwing at the world ~ and so, Girl Riot was born.

Girl Riot is Instagram and Facebook; purchase your favorite items on the Girl Riot website or on Etsy.

BLM Toddler Tee
Kamala Mug - Girl Riot
Girl Riot Stickers
I want to be invited sticker


Curated art + craft supplies, collectibles, and curiosities. The perfect place to shop for gifts and projects to keep the kiddos busy!

Online purchases can be shipped or picked up at any of our store locations.

Follow Collage on Instagram and Facebook (@collagepdx), and grab your next round of craft supplies and other goodies online. Use code “craftymom” to get $5 off your order of $25 or more (discount not available in stores; promo code valid through December 25)

Collage PDX Gift Guide
Collage Dinosaur Card
Activity Pack Collage
Puzzle Art Collage

Gay Crochet Co

Queer mama in NE Portland crocheting bonnets, beanies and bows.
From day one, 5% of sales have been donated to Human Rights Campaign; I focus on making my shop inclusive to all family types.

Use code PORTLANDMOM to save at checkout for any ready-to-ship bonnets and beanies through 12/17.

Follow Gay Crochet Co on instagram, or join the Facebook group – Gay Crochet Co: Hooked, where Black Friday discount codes will be posted.

Gay Crochet Co - Beanie

Carter & Rose

Carter & Rose is a makers store and studio. We make ceramic homewares and curate a beautiful collection of other handmade goods.

See what Carter & Rose is up to on Instagram and Facebook, and shop deals on their website. From 11/26-11/30: 20% off all wall planters, snakes and large xerographicas. Use code: SMALLBIZ20

Special for PMC readers: code MOM15  will get you 15% off through 12/23!

Carter & Rose Planter - Terra Cotta
Carter & Rose Snake
Carter & Rose Small Planter
Carter & Rose Soap

Heather's Treasures

I make handmade, unique gifts and treasures. I focus on all natural fabrics and materials, while being environmentally conscious by using all my materials wisely and in other creations. I am constantly experimenting and creating new items for you to enjoy. These products are great for that eco-conscious person on your list; low waste and reusable products for the whole family.

Follow Heather’s Treasures on Instagram and Facebook; grab your favorite items by visiting the Heather’s Treasures website.

Heather's Treasures beeswax wraps
Heather's Treasures Reusable Towels
Heather's Treasures beeswax wraps
Heather's Treasures ornament

In the Woods at Midnight

In the Woods at Midnight features ritual tools and gifts for modern-day seekers. Every item is handcrafted with love and intention in our studio in Portland, Oregon.

As we move from 2020 through 2021, it’s time to set intentions, cleanse the mind, and manifest abundance for the New Year. Shop our selection of ritual bath salts, candles, soaps, and altar items to help you in your journey.

Visit In the Woods at Midnight on Instagram or check out the new products  by visiting the online shop. Free, no-contact delivery available within 10 miles.

In the Woods at Midnight - Bath Salts

Interested in Being Featured?

Are you a Portland-based business owner who would like to connect with our readers? Do you know an amazing PDX-area business that should be included in our #shopPDX Holiday Gift Guide? We carefully vet all submissions and hand-select those featured in the guide. Drop us a line if you have something to share.