As the years go by and our unique vintage shop expands. We are growing our ‘vintage lifestyle’ products and are so excited for our holiday gift selection this year! Our goal is to become your one-stop-shop for vintage wearable and usable’s. We have added some incredible local creators along with beautiful pieces from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Australia, Italy and France.
I started making a list of ALL our local artisan creations that we carry in our shop. WOW! In the past 12 months we have added some incredible European companies (lotions, soaps, perfume, socks), local artisan creations, plus…. all the items I create for the store. The North Pole (our apartment) has been very busy this year!
So happy to present to you our wonderful and beautiful Holiday Gift Guide from Most Everything Vintage for most anyone in your life.
Creations by Alisa, a.k.a. me
I love to make items for the shop. With every year comes more and more items. One of my many goals with our store is to throw as little away as possible and recycle what I can; fabrics, buttons, trim, jewelry pieces, etc. With my skills as a creative (thank you mom and dad!) and a little resourcefulness, I am very happy to showcase my ‘North Pole’ creations.
Phone Scarves: I started creating these last Christmas season and sold out quick! I wanted to create a scarf that gave you style, warmth and purpose. This gives you all three! A scarf that keeps you warm around the neck, stylish in its many designs and fibers and a pocket for your phone, passport or wallet! Perfect for going out on a walk or slipping under a classic coat or blazer. The scarf pictured above (left) is a Pendleton Washington State Tartan that was created in 1991. Each color has a story and when you purchase one of these scarves, it comes with the story line attached. Oh, so limited!!!!! I only have two each of both the phone scarf and a standard scarf for this holiday season.
Made a total of 44 (15 different materials) phone scarves for this year and have already sold 10 this week. A great, unique gift made above our shop and in the beautiful Pacific NW! Pendleton Phone Scarf $48 and all other phone scarves $42.
The pocket gives you an extra space for a little extra gift if you wish!
Standard Scarves and triangle scarves: I picked up a bin of beautiful wool fabrics last year and started to create standard scarves for our gents and triangle scarves for our extra stylish ladies. Having great success with this product, decided to find some softer fabrics that gives you a lighter fashionable look. Only 6 triangle scarves and 20 standard scarves available this holiday season. Pendleton standard scarf $48 , All other standard scarves $28-$40
Bow Ties: I love that I get to sell these throughout the year. A great way for me to up-cycle bottoms of knickerbocker creations or skirt and dress alterations. Each are limited to one or two from each fabric. All are made from above our shop and with all the vintage buttons we can find. Each one is sized giving a plus one and minus one inch for the neck. Once it is sized for the neck, there is a clip on the front for easy attachment. Coming December 17th……. mini bow ties to attach to doggie collars ($15ea. or 2 for $25) and bow ties for our little dapper (toddler) gents ($20)! Standard gentlemen bowties $45
Tuxedo dress scarf with matching bow tie: Every once in a while I get a beautiful vintage fabric. This was an antique white Pendleton wool intended for something special. From this yardage I was able to make two sets of Tuxedo scarves and matching bow ties. Once they are gone… they are gone. $68 for the set.
20’s headpieces and headbands: I love making these festive pieces. Have made 100’s over the past few years and with the year 2020 right around the corner, I know I will be making many more. Each unique piece has a substantial hair clip that can be worn alone or with one of my headbands. Clips range from $28 – $45 and headbands are $15 ea.
Photo by Mark Daniel Muzzy
Santa Hats: I started making these 5 years ago for SantaCon. Had no idea that these pieces would become a creative tradition each year. Occasionally, we have wool and Pendleton shirts come in that have a few too many moth bites. This has been a great way to up-cycle these incredible shirts giving them fun new festive stories to tell. 6 available this year, $28.
Knickerbockers: It all started with a pair of Pendleton, 26in. inseam pair of pants. Who is going to buy those? I thought it would be fun to turn them into a traditional style 20’s car riding/golf pant and send them down the runway for our annual fashion show. Now that we carry knee-high socks, the look is complete! $55 each.
Photos by (starting from upper left) Michael Verity, Mark Daniel Muzzy, Mike Helms, and lower two by Mark Daniel Muzzy.
Humblebug Jewelry: Locally made HumbleBug Jewelry by the oh-so-talented Crystal Humble Lary. Made from discovered and up-cycled jewelry pieces. Our most popular pieces in the shop is from her book binding series made from ripped and torn books. All one-of-a-kind and perfect for the book-lover in your life!
Hand Painted Owl Ornaments by local artist Gail Zent. Signed and numbered with only 6 of each design available. $18.95 each or if you buy two or more, $17 each. Comes with a gift box!
Land and Camp: Beautiful wool cross-body bags along with clutch handled purses. Made here locally using Pendleton wools. Cross Body bags $98, Clutch with leather handle $45
Babette’s Hatworks: What a joy it is to be surrounded by so many talented artists. Our local milliner (hat maker), Barbara Creager of Babette’s Hatworks, LLC makes the most incredible hats! We have a small collection in our shop along with her feather headbands.
Photos by Mike Helms
Vance Family Soy Candles: Cannot say enough about this incredible product. Made here in beautiful Vancouver USA by the lovely Amy Meacham Vance. Vance Family Soy Candles is an all-natural product made of soy, organic essential oils (no synthetic fragrances) and cotton wicks. We carry a wonderful selection of their Christmas candles along with many other wonderful scents.
Fleur Chocolatte: Love chocolate? We have an incredible chocolate shop just 4 blocks up the street from our shop.
Excited to carry their sea salt caramels dipped in dark chocolate, peanut butter filled and chocolate dipped graham crackers and owl chocolates through Valentines day. if you haven’t tasted the chocolate from Fleur Chocolatte, you haven’t tasted some of the best around! What we carry is just a small sampling of what they make. At their location they have all kind of gift box options.
Hats by Linda: Such fun, locally made stocking hats by Linda. Many different color options along with some SEAHAWKS color themed hats. $20.
Fun story about this product… Linda loves to crochet and to give. All the money she makes from selling hats at our shop along with one other boutique gives her the funds to buy yarn to crochet 100+ hats to give to homeless people throughout the colder months. Your dollars spent gives warmth to someone in need!
Bru Pomade: I love that we get to carry this product! Locally created by our dapper barber up the street, Garrett Olmstead from Locksmythe Hair Salon. All natural products and produced right here in the Pacific NW.
We carry the full line of two pomades, an aftershave and shave cream.
Looking for the ultimate gift for the dapper man in your life? Garrett and Locksmyth Salon (3 blocks up the street from our shop) has gift certificates. A cut, shave, trim and pamper for your man might just be the perfect present to give!
Kopke Leatherworks: Made locally and only available though December! Bar Ware accessories, passport covers, wallets, coasters, keychains, journals, etc.
Maya Espiritu: Thrilled to carry this locally designed product by Espiritu Maya ~ guitar straps, belts and camera straps along with some beautiful overnight travel bags. Made from hand-loomed vintage blankets and blouses. The colors are beautiful and vibrant. The leather and the construction is incredible!
All one-of-a-kind! A perfect gift.
Razor/brush maker: Looking for a very unique, locally made gift for your man? Brushes and razor made from Southern Oregon spalted maple wood. Brush heads are made from badger hair. Brushes $40 and razors $50.
To complete the gift, we have two scents of French made face soap $13.95 each.
Pre de Provence Private Collection (france):
Lotion – We brought in this product from France a year ago and they have become an incredible addition to our shop. Wonderful lotions with added shea butter. Incredible combinations of scents that will last you all day long. Private collection in gift box $18.95 each and ‘riche’ lotions for purse and travel $12 each.
GIFT BOX OF 3 LOTIONS $25 – comes in two combinations
Travel lotion and matching soap: $14 – comes in Mirabel, Starflower and Shea Butter Lavender
AND…..French made candles made to match many of the lotions in the shop. Unique scents sure to put the ‘awww’ in your day. $11 each.
AND…..incredible fragrances from France in roller-ball form. Perfect gift for the classic lady in your life. $32 each. Comes in these two scents~
VALENSOLE roller-ball Parfum: Sunlit lavender fields surround you in a full bloom bouquet with hints of nearly, osmanthus and cyclamen. Immerse yourself in juicy apricot and white currants blended with decadent nuances of plum, vanilla and amber.
PIERREVERT roller-ball Parfum: Verdant fiields of green sparkle with glints of peppery notes enveloped by fruity mandarin and cassis. Romantic moments are captured in intoxicating roses and geranium lying in a soft bed of musk and vanilla.
Pre de Provence #63 (france) mens collection: This French made product for our gents is incredible. Masculine fragrance with a peppery, citrus top note rounded by woody cedar wood, juicy plum and violet leaves that finish into an ambery base of leather and tobacco.
Excited to showcase their old-school shaving soap, bar soap, beard oil, shampoo, after shave, shave cream, intense hand lotion, spray cologne, body wash and lotion. We have been collecting old cigar boxes so that you can create the perfect gift box!
My Socks (Italy): So excited for our collection of SOCKS from Italy!!!! Honored to carry #mysocks in the shop. 80% cotton in over-the-knee, knee-heigh (for all my knickerbocker lovin’ guys and gals) and dress socks. Fun patterns and colors $12-$15.
Only have a few in each design so hurry in. Perfect for a stocking stuffer!
Solid State (Australia): Such an incredible product made for the person on the go! No liquids and made from essential oils, beeswax and jojoba oil. Last December we brought in their original 6 gentlemen scents ($39.95) which quickly became a steady seller in the shop.
CRUISER – Musk, amber and tangerine
AVIATOR – Grapefruit, mint and Sandalwood
JOURNEYMAN – Cedar, vetiver and mandarin
WAYFARER – Tobacco flower, spice and vanilla
DRIFTER – Mahogany, ginger and blood orange
FRESHMAN – Bergamot, persimmon and bitter citrus
Last month Solid State released their new line of 3 fragrances ($55) that I think our ladies will love. My favorite is ‘Bloom.’
BLOOM – Sandalwood, musk and violet leaf
MOSS – Oak moss, patchouli and black pepper
HAZE – Sweet lemon, pine and bergamot
Solid State is all about providing quality, naturally sourced fragrance products that are truly ‘SOLID.’ With there being no liquids, it makes for easier traveling. With their last release, I was happy to also bring in their solid bath and body products; shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer and cleanser. $25-$29
SHAMPOO – with peppermint, jojoba oil and tea tree oil
CONDITIONER – Kakadu plum,, lemongrass and sage oil
MOISTURIZER – Mango butter, primrose oil and native peach
CLEANSER – Acai berry, clary sage,
Perfect to give as a gift to the one you love or just for yourself.
SoVia Mercato Italiana Shea Butter Soaps: Comes in 4 different everyday scents along with 4 limited edition Christmas scents. $4 each or 4 for $15. Perfect for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, for your own home or even placing in your drawers to scent your clothing.
Duke Cannon: Made in Michigan, USA using natural ingredients. This concentrated balm melts at your fingertips for precision scent application. Comes in the following scents…
LAND – Smells like you just took a walk through the redwood forest with notes of Sandalwood, Amber, Orange, Clove and Rosemary.
SEA – Smells like a splash of fresh water with notes of Coconut and Rosemary
AIR – Smells like the freedom of fresh air with notes of Mountain Rain fragrance and rosemary.
Perfect for the traveling man! $29.95 each.
We Also carry their ‘jumbo’ blood orange and mint lip balm. Tested on military in both heat and cold extremes. Will withstand temperatures up to 140 degrees. Finally, a lip balm that you can leave in the car! $10 each.
A portion of proceeds from the Duke Cannon products benefits U.S. Veterans.
Bailey and Kangol Hats: Pennsylvania, USA. Since 1922 Bailey has been setting the benchmark for dress and casual headwear. We carry an assortment of Newsie, flat cap, fedora, straw, wool and Panama hats. All of our Bailey, Kangol and vintage hats (ladies and gents) are on sale 40% off through December!
Last but not least…. can’t decide what to get but know the recipient loves vintage? A gift certificate is a great gift to give. Available in any denomination with no expiration date.
Vintage can sometimes be hard to buy as a gift when dealing with style and size. Just know we have a shop (very) full of all kinds of wonderful true vintage clothing and accessory pieces to choose from for that special person on your list. Stop on by and we will see how we can help assist you!
Did you know that businesses with less than five employees make up 62% of all businesses in the US?
I know many of you support your local small retailers, eateries and drinkeries. I encourage you to get out there and support small on this day and every day. By shopping ‘small’ every one of your hard working dollars goes back into your local economy while helping the dreams of those in your community.
Owning and operating a small business is a lot of work. I would say that every week I work between 60-80 hours. Yes, it’s work….. but I love it and am blessed to do what I love!
If you need a map of other small local businesses downtown, stop on by and we will take care of you.
Sunday and Monday – 12-4
Tuesday – Saturday – 11-6
OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE – 11 – 4
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Dec. 26th)
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Alisa & Jamie my employee elf