20 Ideas for your favorite people

Here we are in the midst of merry, bright, illuminated nights. Are you feeling the holiday cheer or is life a little too hustle and bustle?

In the spirit of giving we asked our retailers to share their insights on trending gifts at the top of many holiday lists.

From Adventurers to Techies, Socializers to Little Explorers, here are 20 gift ideas that are bound to appeal to beloved friends and family members.

The Adventurer

Just in time for the holidays, Confluence Fly Shop is all stocked up on Yeti coolers for your favorite adventurer. Yetis are built to be indestructible and keep ice for days. Built for the wild and the prepared, they are in high demand among the outdoorsy set. 

Find YETI coolers at Confluence Fly Shop

Find YETI coolers at Confluence Fly Shop


At REI you’ll find the ENO DoubleNest Hammock. Light and compact enough for backpacking, yet robust enough for backyard luxury, the popular ENO DoubleNest Hammock sets up in seconds and has plenty of room for two.

Illumination is always a welcome gift. The Black Diamond Spot Headlamp is powerful, fully featured and waterproof. Look for it at REI.


The Entertainer

One of Ginger’s Kitchenware’s most popular knives, the Wüstof Santoku is a gift appreciated by anyone fluent with home made meal making.  Recommended as the best all around vegetable knife, it will be well received, especially when paired with a locally made Heritage Cutting Board.

heritagecuttingboard and wusthof knife

Find great gifts for all of your foodie friends at Ginger’s Kitchenware


For the wine connoisseur that loves the outdoors, Vinotrek is another fabulous product made right here in Bend, Oregon. Perfectly insulated, lightweight, elegant and reusable, the Stainless Steel Wine Bottle keeps wine perfectly chilled for every adventure.


Of course, the Le Crueset Dutch Oven is a perennial favorite. With vivid colors and classic design, this piece adds beauty and utility to every cook’s kitchen. Red is the top seller throughout the year and especially during the holiday season.


The Mpowerd Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Lantern is a sweet luxury for those that love to combine their entertaining with the outdoors. Found at REI, this solar-powered lantern casts evenly diffused light for elegant dinner parties, soft-lit campsites and quiet nighttime dips in the pool.


The Socializer

At REI you’ll find the Shaker Happy Hour System which includes 2 rocks glasses and a citrus reamer that nest inside the shaker so you can easily take along everything you need for your campground party.

Taking a different tack, you’ll find collapsible and portable shot glasses at Desperado. These little honeys keep a low profile until needed making them the life of any impromptu party.

Cool kicks are always a crowd pleaser. At Vanilla, you’ll find the Vans + Pendleton collaboration. A sneaker of choice for anyone that likes to stay on trend and on point.

Another fun footwear option is the ever popular Sanuk Sidewalk Surfer at Flip Flop Shops. They come in a variety of colors, styles and feature fuzzy lining for a totally comfortable fit. At the Flip Flop shop, you’ll also find a huge selection of flip flops perfect for tropical winter vacations.


The Gifter

For your irreverent BFF, Shoes &…by Desperado has the perfect Blue Q socks that add sass and style to any outfit. Visit the store to see the latest variety of fun patterns, styles and NSFW sayings.

Give the comfort of a eco luxury blanket custom designed by the team at Desperado. Favorite Central Oregon destinations are highlighted in this organic & recycled cotton blend blanket. This is the perfect gift for second home owners, visitors and anyone enchanted with our backyard.

Find PJ Salvage Pajamas at Desperado

Find PJ Salvage Pajamas at Desperado


PJ Salvage Pajamas come in a variety of patterns for all ages at Desperado. It’s a holiday tradition, after all.









Little Explorers

At REI you’ll find a great selection of kids long underwear. Patterned and plain, your littles will stay cozy in cold conditions.

Another fond favorite, the Gap Kids offers a fun selection of PJs for girls and boys. Snowboarding Santas, Ice Skating Foxes and Skiing Dinosaurs are just a few of the holiday designs that will bring a smile to their faces.

Vanilla Urban Threads has a great selection of Toms Kids shoes and boots for even the itty bitty feet of babes. Their Nepal boots are faux fur lined and perfect for keeping little feet warm. Better yet, your purchase ensures that another pair will go to a child in need.

Vanilla has a great selection of Toms Boots for Kids

Vanilla has a great selection of Toms Boots for Kids

Founded by Colorado groms known to borrow their flyfishing father’s gear, Arcade Belts are great for all ages. Patterns vary from trendy to traditional. Vanilla has them stocked for the perfect stocking stuffer.


The Technologist

Here’s some good news for all of the tech heads and gadget lovers on your list. There is a sale series now underway at Simply Mac. Their Twelve Days of Deals includes Storm Trooper Car Chargers, iPhone and iPad accessories. Simply Answers class certificates round out an excellent list of on trend gift giving opportunities for your favorite techie.


Don’t forget, you can enjoy extended shopping hours at select stores including REI, Simply Mac, Confluence Fly Shop and others starting on Friday, December 18th.

Still at a loss? Personalized consultations are one of the many benefits of shopping in the store. You could also give the gift that always fits: Old Mill District Gift Certificates can be used at any shop, restaurant, gallery, theater or to buy concert tickets. How’s that for crowd pleasing perfection?