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Bend Holiday Shopping Guide

Hello Bend! One of the many things we love about Bend, Oregon is how vibrant our local community is and how many “Bend Original” businesses we have in our special little mountain town. There are so many Bend holiday shopping options available, you are sure to find exactly what you need — or that special gift for someone special in your life — without the need for online ordering from national retailers.

Now, more than ever, our local small businesses, restaurants, and shops across Central Oregon NEED our help. Let’s show up for our local small business owners and their families. Amazon and Target will still be standing when this is all over–when you buy from a local shop, an actual person does a happy dance! (And puts food on their table, and sends their kid to soccer camp, and pays the electricity bill)! Let’s commit together to keep holiday shopping local this year! Keep reading for our favorite shops and their holiday specials!

We’ve tried to include shops of all price ranges for your convenience! Gifts for that special person within any budget.

Women’s Gift Guide

Got a special woman in your life? A mom, wife, or a dear friend? Check out these stores for amazing gift options that she will LOVE!

  • Lulu’s Boutique: This boutique is amazing for high-end women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, and you’re sure to find the perfect gift for that perfect woman!
  • Clementine: This cute, whimsical Bend store has everything from baby clothes, cute mugs, jewelry, to unique clothing items (women mostly). If you’re shopping for a new mama in your life, a matching “Mountain Mama” and “Adventure Baby” gift would hit the nail on the head!
  • Vanilla Urban Threads:  Located in the Old Mill and featuring styles for women and men with an eclectic mix of labels and local favorites.
  • North Soles Footwear:  An exquisite boutique in downtown Bend. The shoe selection is unbeatable and the customer service will have you feeling like you are at home! If you don’t live in Bend, please note that they ship to anywhere in the country!
  • Desperado Boutique: Offering fashion, footwear, accessories, and gifts for the individual that chooses to take the road less traveled.
  • Bronwen Jewelry: Delicate and durable artisan jewelry designed for active and traveling women. Made by hand in Bend, Oregon with a warranty for life.
  • Saxon’s Fine Jewelers: Locally owned in Bend, Oregon since 1983…ALWAYS your source for exquisite gems, fine jewelery and excellent customer service.

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Lulu’s Boutique  l  Clementine  l  Vanilla  l  North Soles Footwear  l  Desperado  l Bronwen Jewelry Saxons

 

Men’s Gift Guide

  • Revolvr: This store is perfect for the trendy, outdoorsy, man’s man in your life that loves high-quality leather, denim, shoes, and a good hat. This men’s boutique is a staple for men’s shopping in Bend–you won’t walk away empty-handed!
  • Tactics: Blending our passion for skate and snowboarding, Tactics exists to retain the experience of a specialty board shop in the digital age while making a positive impact in the communities we serve.
  • FjallRaven: While not strictly a men’s store, this incredible addition to Bend’s downtown shopping scene is sure to fulfill your gift needs for the Bend man in your life!

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Revolvr  l  Tactics  l  FjallRaven

Gifts for the Kids:

There are so many amazing children’s boutiques in Bend! These are just some of our favorites! Let us know if you have any personal favorites to add!

  • Leapin’ Lizards Toy Company:  Imaginative And Fun Toys For Kids Of All Ages!
  • Learning Express: Neighborhood toy store offering a selection of learning-centered toys and high-quality brands. FREE gift wrapping, product expertise, a Birthday Box registry, and exciting in-store events for the family! Check out our blog post about this amazing, locally-owned store!
  • Hopscotch Kids: trendy clothes, high quality, unique toys and gifts.An amazing Children’s Store on Bend’s upbeat Galveston Avenue. Come shop a wide selection of shoes, Clothing, Toys, Books and Gifts for Baby-Tween! Check out our write up of Hopscotch here!
  • Dakota’s Brick Shop: Central Oregon’s only one-stop destination for all your Lego needs! Specializing in new and used sets, minifigures, bulk bricks and more!
  • Hello Sunshine (Old Mill) and Lotus Moon (downtown Bend) also have a generous baby/toddler section that’s worth a look for gifts for the little bitties.

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Leapin’ Lizards  l  Learning Express  l  Hopscotch Kids  l  Dakota’s Brick Shop

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Give the Gift of Fun…Or Yum!

We Love giving fun experiences for the kids in our house.  Things they can cash in at a later date, especially things that burn off energy!  We usually add a couple of gift cards to their stocking from Vector Volcano Arcade or the bowling alley.  Below are a few of our favorites, even though some of these may not be open at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Instead, this year we may add a gift card for a sweet treat they can cash in on.

  • Free Spirit Ninja Warrior Gym: An exciting and unique fitness facility offering quality yoga and fitness classes for adults and fun indoor kids play space, located in the Old Mill.  Check out our blog post on this fun, family-owned gym!
  • Trampoline Zone:  Indoor fun for the whole family, featuring many attractions beyond trampolines!
  • Mountain Air: A 15,000 square foot Indoor Trampoline Park in the heart of Central Oregon.  We offer birthday parties, private events, and open jump times.
  • Vector Volcano Arcade: Vector Volcano Classic Arcade on Oregon Ave. between Wall & Bond. Featuring the best video arcade and pinball machines from the 80’s and 90’s.
  • Bonta Gelato: Handcrafted in small batches with innovative flavor combinations using the Northwest’s finest ingredients.
  • Goody’s Chocolates & Ice Cream: Family run confectioner of handmade chocolates, candies and ice cream since 1984.

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Free Spirit  l  Trampoline Zone  l  Mountain Air  l  Vector Volcano  l  Bonta   l  Goody’s

 

Homegoods:

I love home decor almost as much as I love Real Estate! These are some of my favorite spots in Bend for incredible gifts for the home! These stores would fabulous for gifts for the home interior enthusiast, a new homeowner in your life, or someone going through a remodel!

  • Lark Mountain Modern: Well-crafted objects and décor items that combine stellar design with natural materials and functionality, in downtown Bend.
  • Cowgirl Cash: “We are a Western Vintage Boutique in Bend, OR. We like gutsy women, cool old boots, fun and flirty dresses, jewelry with a history, and the good life!”
  • Haven Home Style: A furniture and décor store located in downtown Bend, Oregon. They carry the most current styles of furniture from major manufacturers such as Lee Industries as well as unique custom pieces made here locally.
  • Real Deals on Home Decor: Gorgeous Home Decor and fashion at Affordable Prices
  • Bend Furniture & Design: A home furnishings store specializing in expert interior design services.
  • White Iris Home Decor:  Holiday and seasonal home decor.
  • Sand Lily Home:  Holiday and seasonal home decor
  • Pomegranate: One of Bend’s favorite little hidden shops: we’re slightly off the beaten path in a charming historic homestead. Vintage, modern, fine or funky… accoutrements for your home and adornments for yourself. And always great gifts!

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Lark Mountain Modern  l  Cowgirl Cash  l  Home Haven Style  l  Real Deals on Home Decor  l  Bend Furniture & Design

White Iris Home Decor  l  Sand Lily Home  l  Pomegranate

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For the Mountain Adventurer:

  • Patagonia: Our local hub for the beloved
  • Footzone: Local and Independent in Downtown Bend across from the Tower Theatre. Central Oregon’s community running and walking store since 1995.
  • Outside In Bend:  Locally-owned outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel shop in the heart of Downtown Bend, Oregon. “Staying true to our community’s rich culture and active lifestyle, we offer women’s and men’s shoes and clothing to take you from your outdoor adventures to dinner Downtown without skipping a beat.”
  • Powder House Ski & Snowboard Shop: Since 1976, Powder House has been Central Oregon’s premier ski and snow sports store. Powder House is one of the original ski shops in Bend and has been family owned for 30 years.
  • Pine Mountain Sports: Pine Mountain Sports has everything to complete your backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking adventures in Central Oregon.

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Patagonia Bend  l  Footzone Bend  l  Outside In Bend  l  Powder House Pine Mountain Sports

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Gifts for the Mind & Body:

  • A common misconception is that gift cards are impersonal gifts.  Not so, my friend…especially for those of us that have a hard time spending money on ourselves. The gift of relaxation, those that encourage self-care, the gift of personal training sessions, a monthly membership or a full punch card are all fabulous ideas for the busy loved one in your life:
      • Northwest BOD:  (women only*): Wellness boutique offering several options from wellness coaching, group fitness, nutrition and online/personal training.  Gift cards in the form of punch cards, monthly unlimited classes, and personal training sessions.
      • BoXiT Fitness:   Offering boxing fitness training and functional training for small groups and individuals while promoting a balanced approach to wellness.
      • Free Spirit Yoga, Wild Thing Yoga, Groove Yoga:  All fabulous options for the yogi (or wanna-be yogi) in your life!
      • Easy Float: Floating is an incredible way for people to reduce stress, improve sleep, and speed up recovery between workouts.
      • Spa W: Bend’s ultimate day spa. Tranquility inspired with only you in mind. Abandon the ordinary, renew, refresh, give in.
      • Sole Footbar: Bend’s first and only foot sanctuary – a space for individuals, couples or groups to be relaxed and revitalized through foot soaks & foot massages.
      • Bend Soap Company: Bend Soap Company is a family-owned and operated business that creates amazing, wholesome, all-natural goat milk soap. Use code HELLOBEND for a discount on your online order!

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Nothwest BOD  l  BoXiT Fitness  l  Free Spirit  l  Wild Thing Yoga  l  Groove Yoga  l  Easy Float  l  Spa W  l Sole Footbar | Bend Soap Company

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Gifts for the Beer Lover in Your Life:

Beer is a Big Deal in Bend, so I always love adding in some swag from a local brewery for the beer lovers in my life.  Always great bundled with a gift card or a growler coupled with a free fill at any one of our local pubs or growler fill stations is sure to please!

  • Cascade Cottons: Cascade Cottons is Bend and Central Oregon’s premier resort apparel store. We have the area’s largest selection of Bend, Mt. Bachelor, and Central Oregon logo wear for the entire family. Featuring an extensive variety of quality and fashionable T-shirts!
  • Deschutes Brewery: Family and employee-owned since 1988. Bend’s original craft beer and brew pub!
  • Boneyard Beer: A staple on the Bend beer scene since 2010 when it was founded in an old auto shop tucked away in the backstreets of Bend, Oregon’s historical district. Their signature logo is sure to put a smile on any Bend beer lover’s face!
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing: Born in 1994 in beautiful Central Oregon, Cascade Lakes Brewing Company is a bold, genuine, and innovative brewing and eatery company.  It doesn’t look like you can purchase swag on their website, however, they have two pubs one in Bend and one in Redmond to make it easy to pop in and pick up merchandise for your Cascade Lakes Brewing fan.  Be sure to ask them about their “Beer Club” while you are there.  It makes for an extra special gift for the guy in your life that loves to swing by the pub and grab a beer!
  • Sunriver Brewing Company: We love our beer. In a region that has taken craft beer to a whole new level, we pride ourselves on brewing awesome craft beer that includes the lighter side of brewing as well as a killer hoppy variety.
  • Immersion Brewing: Oregon’s 2020 Small Craft Brewery of the Year with a made-from-scratch kitchen, brew-it-yourself program and award-winning craft beer.
  • Crux Fermentation Project: Crux is a crossroads, an intersection, the heart of something. In brewing it’s that pivotal point where fermentation happens and anticipation mounts.
  • Boss Rambler Beer Club: a nomadic beer project based in Bend, OR.  Be sure to ask about their Members Only Koozie Club.  If there is availability, this make for a super-fun, unique beer-loving gift!
  • AVID Cider Company: Explore a taste of the NW in our premium ciders fermented from 100% fresh-pressed Oregon Fruit.  Gift cards available online.  Merchandise available in store.

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Cascade Cottons  l  Deschutes Brewery  l  Boneyard Beer  l  Cascade Lakes  l  Sunriver Brewing  l  Immersion Brewing  l  Crux   l  Avid Cider  l  Boss Rambler

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A Piece of Bend from the HeART:

Bend has some AMAZING local artists and this year they can use our support more than ever!  Below are links to a few of my favorites with links to their etsy shops and websites.  Many are offering local delivery and pick-ups to make sure you get your gifts make it under the Christmas tree before the big day arrives!

  • The Workhouse:  A collective of over 60 local Artists. Hand crafted and locally designed items range from soap to fine art, clothing, accessories, home decor, etc…
  • Paper Jazz:  A unique boutique specializing in gifts and paper. Located in beautiful downtown Bend Oregon.
    “If it’s not cute, it’s not here.”
  • The Busy Birds:  Local Bend author and illustrator, Kristen Riggle, brings you two children’s books featuring her Little Bird exploring all the cool spots in Central Oregon.  In her Etsy Shop, you will also find adorable shirts and coffee mugs featuring some of her coolest Bend Adventure Birds — Hiker Bird, Bike Bird, and even Beer Bird!
  • Craft-O: Online now through December 20!  Offered through the talented artisans of The Workhouse.
  • Megan Marie Myers Art Bend local artist and illustrator creates fun, whimsical artwork that is predominately displayed around Bend.  Bring home a piece of Megan’s magical artwork in the form of prints, cards, and other fun items.  Her calendar is always a big hit in our house!  We recently featured Megan as a “Local Favorite”, and you can find all her goodies available for sale in the various shops around Bend or in her Etsy Shop.

Be sure to follow these local retailers on Facebook for any specials or store updates:

Workhouse  l  Paper Jazz  l  Megan Marie Myers Art The Busy Birds

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Bend Holiday Meal Guide:

Another great way to support our local food partners, restaurants, bars, farmers, and more, is to order your holiday meal (either components of it or all of it) from places that are creating special holiday menus! Stay tuned for our Holiday Meal Guide blog post coming soon! Subscribe to get the link when it publishes!

Need more ideas? Check out our “Local Favorites” category on the blog! Our beloved Bend community needs our help, dollars, and support through this time! Get all your holiday shopping done now and tag #HelloBend when you find the perfect gift so we can share the love with our community!

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Brenda Menzel, Broker
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty ~ Hello Bend Real Estate
541-640-2125

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