Special experiences deserve an equally special means of documentation, and we think these artisan-made journals (starting at $44) handbound in distressed leather fit the bill perfectly. Give the dreamer, doodler, writer or adventurer on your list 24 blank, deckled, handmade paper pages to tell and preserve his or her unique story. Available in sky, sage and smoke.
Insulated Travel Mug
Oh, you already know who needs this drip-proof, slick, insulated travel mug ($25). Hello, guy or gal at the co-working space who spilled his or her double soy, decaf, light-foam cappuccino all over your architectural rendering—we're looking at you. Start 2014 off right by preventing those little spills and messes that make work challenging. And, keep those addicted to caffeine happy by keeping their liquids hot.
These unisex, color-blocked gloves ($28) designed to work with touchscreen devices will be a hit with everyone on your list who: 1) has a touchscreen phone, and 2) likes keeping their fingers warm when it's chilly outside. That is everyone, right?
In the spirit of shopping local, Neighborhood Notes has sourced gift ideas from Portland businesses to help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list this year.