This year’s gift guide is kicking off in Portland, Oregon where Canoe resides at the corner of a quiet block in the Pearl District. I asked the co-proprietor and expertly trained eye of Craig Olson for a few gifting ideas. The emphasis (as in most of Portland) is on natural materials and clean lines.

Should you want to “Steal” the Canoe look (let’s be honest; it’s pretty great) please take note of Remodelista who propped Steal This Look here! And, went on to say: “One of our favorite interior environments anywhere is Canoe, a Scandinavian-inflected retail oasis in downtown Portland, Oregon. Owners Craig Olson and Sean Igo have a pitch-perfect aesthetic; every detail in the space is carefully considered, down to the shelving supports.”

Onto the gifts, please…

For the Organized: Paper Collector. ($60)

For the Guy: iWooly Collection ($30-110)

For the Kids: Stoneware Piggy Bank ($25).

For the Home: Selenite Votive ($25) and Opinel Steak Knife Set ($235)