The Home Lover’s Gift Guide

By Jessica Ridgway

From the flurries of a Mount Hood snow globe to a Douglas fir stamp set, here are the perfect gifts for any Oregon home enthusiast.


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FOR THE COFFEE CONNOISSEUR IN YOUR LIFE, the Ratio Eight coffeemaker is the perfect holiday gift. This Portland-made coffeemaker is able to “bloom” your coffee grounds and brew your beverage near 200°F — the perfect coffee temperature. $480,

GiftGuide BlueShiftHeliumStereoBLUESHIFT BUILDS ELECTRONICS WITH SIMPLICITY, durability and sustainability in mind. The Helium Stereo is no exception — enjoy great sound and a sleek design in a stereo system that doesn’t require batteries. It’s powered by supercapacitors, and after a fi ve-minute charge, it plays for up to six hours. $599,

GiftGuide CheersOpener FW14DESCRIBED AS “FUNCTIONAL ARTWORK,” THE CHEERS! BOTTLE OPENER is painted, screenprinted and sealed with water-based materials. Easily mountable on a wall, fi nd this American-made bottle opener at Red Sail. $36,

GiftGuide FurnitureBible FW14FURNITURE RESTORER CHRISTOPHE POURNY SHARES HIS EXPERTISE on the subject of fine furniture in The Furniture Bible. Pourny’s practical tutorials, along with his historical knowledge of furniture, make this the perfect resource for the woodworker, designer or DIY enthusiast in your life. $35, available at bookstores November 4th

GiftGuide RevDesign FW14REVOLUTION DESIGN HOUSE CARRIES A LOVELY COLLECTION of Boxcar planters for your succulent plants. Designed by Joe Gibson, these planters come in a variety of wood types and colors. Find them at Revolution Design House in Portland. (Pictured: Bamboo and Blue Boxcar Planter) $52 – $90,

GiftGuide FarrelStamps FW14GIFT THESE STAMP SETS AS A CURE FOR HOMESICKNESS. Native Oregonian Brendon Farrell says he designed these rubber stamps when he returned to Oregon after working on the East Coast. “Kind of like three boxes of admiration for home,” Farrell says. Available in Douglas fir, Oregon white oak and apple tree sets, $79/set (limited supply),

GiftGuide PendletonSnowGlobe FW14GIFT THE MAJESTIC MOUNT HOOD TO SOMEONE WHO APPRECIATES THE STATE’S TALLEST PEAK. Perfect for any desk or tabletop, this snow globe pays homage to the pioneering spirit of Oregonians past. $79.50,

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GIVE THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT THIS YEAR WITH A GORGEOUS SNOWFLAKE BOWL from Ten Thousand Villages. Handcrafted in India and made of iron, this shiny piece will be eye catching on any table. $69,

GiftGuide CrystalBowlsVitreluxe FW14THESE QUARTZ CRYSTAL-INSPIRED DISHES ADD SOME CLASS TO YOUR DINING TABLE. Handmade in Portland, these bowls are available in available in two sizes and six gem tones: amber, aqua, berry, violet, sea green, topaz. $78/small (4”); $285/large (7”),