Local Maker Gift Packs

Looking for something made locally to give to friends and family, near or far? Check off your holiday shopping list with delicious drinks, savory snacks or something spicy, made right here in Oregon. Many of these locally made items come in festive pre-packaged assortments that make gift-giving easy!

Spreads

Spread some holiday cheer

Everything is better with butters! If you’re shopping for someone who loves nuts (or is just a little nutty), grab some seasonal blends of hazelnut or cashew butter with a dash of the holidays.

Some fun favorites include Gingersnap Almond + Hazelnut Butter and Salted Eggnog Cashew + Coconut Butter from Ground Up of Portland. If you can’t decide, pick a flight of favorites featuring Eggnog, Gingersnap and Snickerdoodle. All are peanut- and sugar-free and sweetened with honey. Ground Up provides job training to womxn overcoming adversity to help them get back on their feet.

Creamy Sesame Hazelnut Butter from Sustaining Foods in Beaverton features a crack of sesame and natural sweetness from dates. It makes a great addition to morning toast or a delightful topping for ice cream. All of Sustaining Foods’s products are manufactured with a commitment to be environmentally friendly, so you can feel good about giving them as gifts.

For the chocolate addict in your life (maybe it’s you?), choose Chocamel, featuring a creamy swirl of dark chocolate and caramel. This chocolate delight by woman-owned Menegon of Portland is pure French culinary perfection, made with simple ingredients.

Winter Drinks

Warm their hearts with wintery drinks

Soothing blends of warm tea, coffee or cocoa bring happiness to gray winter days.

So that no one is green with envy, give everyone on your shopping list authentic green tea. Mizuba Tea Co. of Portland has built solid relationships with Japanese farmers and suppliers to ensure the highest quality ingredients. These stone-milled matcha powders come in compostable single-serve packets that make sensational additions to stockings or gift baskets. Excellent on its own, it’s also a lovely add-in for lattes, smoothies and cookies — the possibilities are endless!

Portland Coffee Roasters has created a special holiday roast sure to be appreciated by the coffee lover on your list. The robust aroma of sustainably grown coffee with a hint of dark chocolate and raisins sets the mood for holiday mornings. Portland Coffee Roasters donates $1 for each bag sold to coffee farm families. This forward-thinking company also invests in green initiatives, like composting, wind-power and bike deliveries, to reduce its impact on the planet.

The well-known healing powers of chocolate make a gift box filled with flavorful cocoa and cocoa-infused tea varieties a great present. Momo Cocoa Co. of Portland will have your friend or loved one savoring several flavors. Choose from Basic Cocoa, soothing Momo Mint, peaceful Lavender or a spicy ancient blend of Xocolátl. Most of Momo Cocoa’s products are vegan, and there’s sure to be a variety to please everyone on your list.

Healthy herbal tea gift bundles from Oregon’s own Mountain Mel’s are a fun way to bump up your “festivi-teas.” Whether it’s meant to help Maintain Your Brain, provide an Immuni-Tea boost or bring some Sunshine Tea Dream to a cold winter’s day, Mel’s targeted specialty mixes offer some serenity during the holiday season.

Add some international flavor to the holidays with a take on masala chai and turmeric latte from One Stripe Chai of Portland. It’s an earthy blend of strong black tea, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon and turmeric, traditionally used to aid immune systems. The gift box even includes a spoon for easy serving. Give it a chai!

Spice

Spice up the season

Soss is boss! Heat up the holidays with a gift pack of three perfectly blended flavors from Hoss Soss. Choose from tangy Tamarind, exotic Bibimbap or festive Guajillo. Hoss Soss uses high-quality ingredients so you can taste the difference on anything and everything that you decide to put it on.

Some like it Haute! Marshall’s Haute Sauce of Portland has put together a great gift pack of heat and sweet, including Habanero Carrot Curry, Serrano Ginger Lemongrass, Red Chili Lime, and Smoked Habanero Barbeque. Each small-batch is made with all natural vegetables, vinegar and spices. Some include sugar or locally sourced honey.

It’s chile, not chilly! Three degrees of heat will ward off winter chills for the person who receives this Chili Oil Gift Pack featuring three favorites from Hot Mama Salsa: Guajillo, Chilie de Arbol and Smoky Coffee. This Portland company produces fresh, spicy foods with a taste of the Southwest using traditional ethnic cooking methods and fresh local ingredients.

HAB Sauce offers a four-pack gift set offering heat and sweet: Smoked Habanero Cherrywood, Roasted Habanero, Pineapple Habanero and Spicy Sweet Soy Sauce. This Portland-based family operation is committed to creating innovative, artistic sauces. A must-HAB for your gift list!

Felton & Mary’s Artisan Foods of Portland has put together a BBQ Prayer Box Gift Set to pass along the tradition of good food, love and warmth at the dinner table. There’s a Classic Spice Rub and three favorite sauces: Smokey Brown Sugar, Medium and Hot.

The name says it all: Best Damn BBQ Sauce offers a four-pack of favorites for barbecue lovers. This Pacific Northwest company is committed to making quality products and believes its mission is a simple one: bring people together through the love of BBQ.

Salty and Sweet

Something salty, something sweet

Lights, camera, popcorn! This tasty treat is great on the tree — it’s also terrific under the tree! Any snack lover will enjoy the seasonal flavors of Chocolate Peppermint or Bourbon Eggnog, made by PDXPOP! The sale of this stupendously tasty gourmet popcorn provides nutritious meals to homebound elderly provided by Meals on Wheels People, a nonprofit organization in Portland.

Friends and family will go nuts for sweet and savory snacks from Nuts on the Run. This Oregon company uses all natural ingredients to reinvent classic flavors. Present friends and family or coworkers with Sea Salt Caramel Pecan, Cinnamon Vanilla Almond, Coconut Almond, Rosemary Almond, Honey-Glazed Nut or Italian Herb Nut. Be sure to squirrel away some for yourself, too!

To halva and to hold! Hazelnut Halva, by Sustaining Foods in Beaverton, makes a delicious snack or a decadent dessert. This sweet confection, originating in the Middle East, is made from locally sourced nuts and is sweetened naturally with dates. Sustaining Foods believes in putting the environment first and people before profits.

Barking up the right tree

Be sure there’s something under the tree for your favorite four-legged family member (or the pet owner on your list)! Grandma Ada’s Holiday Gift Box from Portland Pet Food Company is a triple-treat that’s sure to be met with plenty of tail-wagging.

Give the dog on your list a taste of the season with wholesome Turkey & Yams and a Gingerbread Biscuit, followed by a tussle with a soft but durable Beer Can Dog Toy that is handsewn and made from post-consumer recycled material.

Portland Pet Food Company uses all natural, locally sourced ingredients without additives to support healthy digestion. The company’s pouch meals are shelf-stable for two years, and its dog biscuit treats are hand-mixed, rolled, cut and twice-baked for a dry, tasty, crunchy treat.

All in all, Grandma Ada’s Holiday Gift Box is bound to be a hit. A word of caution: you may want to wait until the last minute to put this gift under the tree, as the intended recipient will likely be unable to resist the urge to open it. It’s doggone delicious!