Still looking for awesome handmade gifts? Don't want to go out in the cold? Shop locally from the comfort of your home through local crafters' Etsy
Check out Portlander Erin Dollar
's sweet sewn prosthetic beards
($40). We had an intern this spring who periodically wore a false moustache to work. This is much more dignified.
A local woman who goes by dancingcircle
makes elegant wreathes
from a variety of natural materials for $17-$40.
You may have seen Ryan Berkley's
work around town—his skilled and strangely endearing drawings of besuited animals
are hard to forget. He'll send you a print for as little as $8.
Marc, a local gent who shares my birthday, makes disconcertingly odd stuffed animals
from "post-consumer waste." I don't know what that means, but I bet you nephew will love one of the creepy critters at Perfect Children ($9-$42).
Finally, who doesn't want a chocolate bust of Barack Obama? Pinkwhitebrown
fills the need for $20, and also makes chocolate moustaches.