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2017 Gift Guide: Feel Good Guide

From eco treats to local feats, here's part deux of our 2017 holiday shopping guide

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Last week we gave you some ideas for over-the-top, guilty-pleasure gifts. This week, it’s all about gifts that make you—and your loved ones—feel good. Check the pages inside for ideas that support local businesses, that give something back to the community or even help your loved ones lower their carbon footprint.


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Pendleton stockings

Class up your mantel this holiday
with these locally-made Christmas
stockings.
$68


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Leather Journals

Gorgeous hand-made journals
from Green Bird Press
            $36

 


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Meadow Land Simple Syrups

Flavors including Black Tea & Lavender,
Raspberry & Rose, Wood Fired Apple,
Marionberry Black Pepper,
Juniper Rosemary & Sage, Honey Vanilla Chamomile, Winter Forest, Cinnamon Brown Sugar
$158 ounces



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Original artwork

By Lisa Marie Sipe

       $100





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Boy’s May the Forest Be With You Shirt/ Women’s State Shirt

         

AVAILABLE AT CASCADE COTTONS


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A Few Conifers (in Oregon)

By Susan Porteous / Green Bird Press

            $34




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"I Speak in Frogs and Fish" book


By Christian Brown $15
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Origami panel

By Lee Mo
       $85

 



LOCAL LOVE

You don’t have to leave Central Oregon to find some of the coolest gifts this season. These ideas barely scratch the surface of all the local love you could give this year—but it will give you a good start…

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Specialty Beer/Cider gift pack

Pick what you want from The Commons’ hype selection, but these are delish:

Sahati—mixed fermentation ale from Ale Apothecary.

750 ml, made with spruce boughs & aged in wine barrels. $36

Strawberry Spruce Tip— hard cider from

Wildcraft Cider Works. 500ml. $8

Flanders-Style Red Ale
from PFriem. 375ml, sour ale with a hint of Pinot. $11

AVAILABLE AT CROW’S FEET COMMONS CAFE


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Tularoo Soaps Heart in Central Oregon soap

$12
“You’ve Been Naughty” Coal Soap, made with activated charcoal
“You’ve Been Nice” Snowball Soaps, made with goat’s milk.
AVAILABLE AT COSA CURA AND JUNQUE N BLOOM, OR ONLINE AT: TULAROOSOAPS.COM
USE CODE DELIVER FOR FREE LOCAL DELIVERY!

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Mazama Hydration Packs

The Tumalo is mid-sized with lots of cargo space for all-day hikes and mountain bike rides. 2-liter hydration reservoir. The Koosah is ideal for skiers, runners and fast packers, with space for just the essentials. 1.5 liter reservoir. $66-85




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Pendleton Booties

Because every baby should be this Oregon chic. Made in Oregon… naturally… $35

AVAILABLE AT LONE CROW BUNGALOW

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Bike Chain Coasters

It says it right on the coasters, so you’d better do it: Enjoy the Ride. Made from bamboo and recycled bike chain. Oregon made. $10

AVAILABLE AT LONE CROW BUNGALOW


ECO GIFTS

Looking to up your game in the bike commuting department? Want cosmetics that don’t do more harm than good? Slip your partner these ideas for an eco-friendly holiday?

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Cascade Ski Furniture

Adirondack ski chairs, custom-made from
your old gear—or buy one made from someone
else’s. Relive the glory days in relaxation and
comfort, beer in hand.
$250

AVAILABLE AT CASCADE SKI FURNITURE



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Possibles Pouch from Giant Loop

Strap it on your bike fender to stash your gear for your commute, or use it on a motorcycle or snowmobile. Waterproof & snow proof, with a roll top, multiple lash points and a pair of webbing anchor and compression straps. $50

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VSSL Outdoor Utility Tool + Cylinder

A dual-mode LED flood beam lantern light, compass, bike tools and flat repair kit and other goodies, inside a military-spec aluminum cylinder (doubles as a flask). Use the strap to attach it to your MTB, or even your commuter bike. Tiiight.

$135





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Indie Lee

Grapefruit Citrus Nutrient Oil

A blend of antioxidant rich oil designed to promote elasticity for softer, smoother skin, made with clean, organic ingredients.

Indie Lee Coconut CitrusScrub. Get rid of dead skin and moisturize with the Coconut Citrus Scrub, featuring a blend of coconut, lemongrass jojoba and vanilla that gently exfoliates.

$38-40 AVAILABLE AT SAGE BEAUTY BOUTIQUE

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“La Crow” water bottles

Because you never know when the need for a La Croix-inspired sip might occur in the woods.

Hipster approved.

$10






Give the gift of experience with these DIY classes

Cooking Classes at Kindred Creative Kitchen

A variety of classes for adults and kids age 7 and up. Learn basic techniques in the “Cook Like a Pro” professional skills classes or learn how to make the perfect soufflé. Kid classes are available throughout the year and include tasty topics such as cinnamon rolls and puff pastries.

Find class offerings at thekindredcreativekitchen.com

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Membership to DIYcave

Think of it like a gym membership, but without the unfortunate sweating. Been meaning to sand and stain that old dresser? Or perhaps you want to make your gifts this year?

You supply the materials, DIYcave supplies the tools, space and local experts. DIYcave— holding an open house and fundraiser for Bend’s Habitat for Humanity on Sat., Dec. 23, where you can use their tools or purchase last minute handmade gift.

Find class offerings at diycave.com






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Private Lessons at the Workhouse

The Workhouse in Bend houses nine studio artists that not only create in the space, but sell their creations in a retail gallery open to the public. Some of these artisans also provide private lessons by appointment. Offerings vary throughout the year depending on who is currently instructing.

Beer and coffee painter Karen Eland currently offers a two-hour class for small groups by appointment, guiding students how to paint using only beer or coffee.

To schedule an appointment, contact Karen at 541-350-9778 or coffeepainter@gmail.com.

Beer and coffee painter Karen Eland currently offers a

two-hour class for small groups by

appointment, guiding students how to paint using only beer or coff

ee.

To schedule an appointment, contact Karen at 541-350-9778 or cof

feepainter@gmail.com.


GIVING BACK

When it comes to giving this season, not all of it has to be the stuff that gets stuffed under the tree.

Check out these ideas for ways to show you care, while helping others in your community.

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Sudara Punjammies

Gorgeous pajamas, made in India by women
who are survivors of sex trafficking.
AVAILABLE AT OREGON BODY & BATH
$39-59








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Nashelle Trunk Box

Your own personal jewelry stylist. Subscribe and get seasonal jewelry and classic go-tos. Each box includes three pieces of jewelry plus additions new to the Nashelle line, all tailored to the preferences you share when you sign up! One plate of food donated to local and national charities for each item sold! NASHELLE JEWELRY

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Adopt an Animal from the High Desert Museum

Help provide expert care and nutrition for the animals at the museum, including bald eagles, river otters and more. Did you know it costs $1700 a year to care for an eagle?!

Adoption packages starting at $25, up to $150

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Donate your time instead of a gift! Here are some great local orgs who’d love your help.

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After School Buddies

Leadership development anD mentoring, in which young adults from local high schools and colleges help younger kids improve study skills, self esteem, fitness and more

AFTERSCHOOLBUDDIES.ORG



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Better Together

Working to increase the number of students graduating from high school & continuing their education

BETTERTOGETHERCENTRALOREGON.ORG

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Habitat for Humanity

Making homeownership possible for families right here in Bend.
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Fences for Fido

Building fences at homes where dogs don’t have them.

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