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Local Craft Breweries: Create your own 6 pack of a variety of local craft beers. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with tons of craft breweries all around us. From British Columbia to Central Oregon, there are so many craft breweries to try, so why not give the gift of beer. It’s like gifting their own personal flight.
Trayvax This is a small company, that also happens to be local to my home. My husband first introduced me to them when he asked for a wallet for his birthday. I had never heard of Trayvax at the time so I did some research and found that not only were they local, they handcraft their wallets by hand using top quality materials. These wallets have a tough, rugged look that made to withstand tough conditions. Add to that, their amazing customer service and warranty and these wallets make great gifts!
Herbiovore Botanicals skincare products. Herbivore Botanicals was founded by Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow in 2011 in their Seattle kitchen. Their products have really taken off, and have a large following of Women who love them, but they also have some wonderful Men’s skin care products. They use ethically sourced raw natural materials, that are pure with no fillers. For more information on what they use in their products, click here.
Drink Water My Son told me about this company last year. It is very popular with the local snowboard community. The company was started by two professional snowboarders who noticed that energy drinks were targeting kids with their with their drinks. They decided to use their platform as pro-snowboarders to influence these kids themselves and encourage them to drink water. They started by printing and giving away sweatshirts with their logo/moto and the mission grew from there. Now they donate 10% of their profits to Water.org a non-profit company that is working to solve the global water crisis. They now offer several products including insulate water bottles, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, stickers and snowboard gear.
Bottlekeeper. I came across this company last year when I was looking for a gift for my husband. You unscrew the bottom and put your beer bottle inside and then screw it closed. It keeps the beer cold, protects the bottle, and includes a bottle opener on the cap. They have grown significantly since getting their
Pure Beauty Bar Aluminum Free Deodorant Another product that is local to where I live, but worth ordering. I have never found a deodorant that is aluminum free, made with natural products, that actually works, until now. Pure Beauty Bar’s deodorant not only works, you can feel good about using a product that isn’t putting chemicals in to your body. The scents are not over powering at all. My favorite scent for men is the Rum & Wood.
Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighters: For this one I didn’t pick just one item, but any item in their store, or you could give a donation in your loved one’s name. This company was presented to me by my Son, who is currently a Firefighter in training.
- The Eric Marsh Foundation is a non-profit foundation named after Eric Marsh, a Superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who were wildland firefighters. Eric Marsh and 18 of his crew died June 30, 2013 while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire near Yarnell, Arizona. Eric’s Widow Amanda started the foundation. The mission of this foundation is to serve next-of-kin of fallen wildland firefighters and to help with PTSD and traumas associated with wildland fire fighting.
- On the website you can order shirts, sweatshirts, hats, stickers and photos, in addition to making donations.
Myself or my immediate family members have purchased from these companies, and we are very pleased with the quality of the products and/or the mission they support.