Monday April 21st 2014

Fore Front Fashion

10 under $10: local gift ideas for guys

By: Laura Serino

Holiday shopping can be costly. But after sourcing some great ideas from vendors at the various fairs over the past few weeks, I’ve rounded up 10 great gifts for guys all for 10 bucks or less. The best part? They’re all from local sellers! Here are my picks for every dude on your list.

Ship at Sea Journal, $8
You can’t go wrong with a gift from Ferdinand. This letter-pressed journal is great for jotting down notes, musings or some love sonnets perhaps.

Vintage slim tie, $8
Every man needs a slim tie in his repertoire. I love the selection from Tufted Thrift Mouse.

Field Guide to Portland Wildlife, $3
A handmade tongue-in-cheek zine that references all the wildlife in Portland, like the Prophecy Men and pigeons.

Knit Cap, $10
Keeps his noggin warm. And it’s machine washable!

Recycled ski wine holder, $10
This is so cool. It’s the perfect gift for any guy’s bachelor pad – or ski chalet. Just add a bottle of red.

Giclee print,  $8
A print by the one and only Kris Johnsen that doubles as his new year’s eve resolution.

Nautical keychain, $5
Now he can carry his truck keys in style with a macrame knotted key fob

Grit exfoliating soap, $6.50
Arguably the manliest soap on earth, made with ingredients like activated charcoal and organic apple cider vinegar.

Bottle opener, $10
Pop open a brewski with class with this handcrafted with a basswood handle finished in danish oil.

Gift card to CBD
Gift cards are not cop outs. They’re simply gifts he won’t have to return.

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