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Tender Loving Empire Holiday Gift Guide
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Happy Holidays!

From our family here at Tender Loving Empire. Or, as we say here in Portland, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain! What could be better than huddling around friends and loved ones during this magic, bright time? Well, finding the right gift, for starters. But, hey, you’ve come to the right place!

At TLE we’re more than just a store. We support local artists and the handmade movement by providing a venue for craftspeople to sell their wares. Not to mention, we’ve got our own signature line that we’re mighty proud of and a record label too. We make our screen-printed tees, onesies and tons of other goodies right here in Portland so you can be sure they’re getting something unique.

With so many treasures to choose from it can be hard to make a choice! At TLE we know finding that perfect present for everyone in your circle of cherished buddies and fam can be quite the challenge. Our talented retail staff are stuffed with merry holiday expertise to help you on your quest! Please take a gander at this jolly guide created, written, edited, and lovingly assembled by our own busy elves. It’s chock full of thoughtful advice for all the festive characters in your life. Thank you for letting us share this radiant season with you and your’s.
Much love,
Your Friends at Tender Loving Empire

FOR THE BOUNCING BUNDLE OF JOY
Green Evergreens Grow Onesie, Tender Loving Empire, $26
Crinkle Paper, Marley’s Monsters, $15
Square Teether, Ah! Natural Baby, $12

FOR THE TREAT YOURSELF SPA DAD
Shave Soap in Gent Scent, Whiskey Ink & Lace, $14
Beard Tonic Sampler, Urb Apothecary, $32
Red Cedar Body Oil, Sweet Honey Farmacy, $18

FOR THE SASSY GRANDMA WHO “GETS IT”
“I Like My Men Like My Avocados” bumper sticker, Bumper Crop, $5
Summer Cannibals No Makeup LP, New Moss Records, $15
Resting Bitch Face Pin, The Found, $12

FOR THE POTTY HUMORIST
Modern Bathroom Art Print, Tender Loving Empire, $18
The Best Places to Pee Book, Silent 7 Publishing, $21.95
Room Spray in Vesper, Age of Earth Collective, $20

FOR THE ARTSY MILLENIAL IN THE FAMILY
Perfectly Toasted Vol. 1 Cassette, Golden Brown Enterprises, $8 (a perfect playlist for anyone into 60’s movie soundtracks, psych rock, synthesizers, chillwave),
Party Boyz: A Lifestyle Zine Vol. I, II, and III, Party Boyz, all $10 Various
Prints by Daria Tessler, Daria Tessler, $7-45

FOR THE WORKAHOLIC WHO COULD USE SOME PAMPERING
Bath Tisane in Relaxing, Chickadee Apothecary, $16.28
Color the Natural World Coloring Book, Workman Publishing, $18
Felted Barrel Cactus (no water necessary!), Sara Longworth, $28

FOR THE SKYWARD STARGAZER
Constellation Candle in Pleiades, Jenny Flax, $45
Reach for the Stars Journal, Tender Loving Empire, $12
2017 Lunar Calendar in Navy, The Far Woods, $18

FOR THE CANNIBUDDY
Pipette, Friend Assembly, $25
(If they have a cat) Marijuana Leaf and Joint Cat Toy, Miso Handmade, $20
Peppermint Cocoa S’mores Kit, Nineteen27 S’mores, $18.50

FOR THE DOWN IN THE DUMPS FRIEND
Things Will Work Out Pin, People I’ve Loved, $15
Blame It On the Moon Tote, Dash & Dart, $35
Aches and Paints Bath Soak, Seagrape Bath + Body, $25

FOR YOUR TEENAGE COUSIN FOND OF SLAMMING DOORS IN MOM’S FACE AND ‘90S FASHION
Marbled Cap, Niffich, $35
Stamped Necklace, Kirsten Elise, $36
Celeb Candle, Rustbelt Cooperative, $20

FOR YOUR FRIEND WHO FINALLY MOVED TO PORTLAND
Portland Rain Mug, Tender Loving Empire, $14
Portland Made Book, Portland Made, $25
Package It All in: Portland Rain Color Tote, Tender Loving Empire, $28

FOR THE PAL WITH THE POST-ELECTION BLUES
There Is Hope For Us Yet T-Shirt, Tender Loving Empire, $26
The End of My Career Book by Martha Grover, Perfect Day Publishing, $10
Start Somewhere Journal, Tender Loving Empire, $12

FOR THE NEW NEIGHBORS ON THE BLOCK
“Home Is Where Wifi Turns On Automatically” Tea Towel, Tender Loving Empire, $15
“Be Kind To All Your Neighbors” Print, Tender Loving Empire, $18
Friends and Friends of Friends #9 Compilation CD, Tender Loving Empire, $15

FOR THE PRE-TEEN WITH POWER
“It Seems Impossible Until It Is Done” Print, Tender Loving Empire, $18
This Is Your Year Journal, Tender Loving Empire,
$12 Feminist Cat Pin, Bunny Dee Art, $20

FOR THE TASTEMAKING FOODIE
Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook by Ellen Jackson, Buy Olympia, $32
Handmade Cutting Board, Toadvine Brand Co., $28-42
Mini Cheese Kit, Urban Cheesecraft, $20

FOR THE WITCHY MIXOLOGIST
Tarot of Cocktails Recipe Deck, Tarot of Cocktails, $24
No Mercy on the Mountain by Thanks, Thanks, $15
Tiny Ouija Board, Kelly Fry, $10

FOR THE LAZY YET SPUNKY FELINE
Organic Cat Nip, Zay’s Killer Herb, $6.99
Cat Bow Tie, Sweet Pickles, $15
Knit Cat Mohawk Hat, House of Cat, $28

FOR THE BUDDING PLANT ENTHUSIAST
Bonsai Tree Kit, JPants, $12.5
Brass Flowering Cactus Necklace, Honey Thistle, $50
Three Year Garden Journal, The Far Woods, $18

FOR THE TRAILBLAZING NATURALIST
Fire Brew Health Cider in Clove, Mind Your Manna, $27
Leather Mason Jar Handle, Hand and Hide, $30
Etched Pocket Knife, Sweet and Salty Designs, $28

FOR THE LIONHEARTED CYCLIST
Belltown Wallet, Alchemy Goods, $24
Pedal Portland Book, Microcosm, $24
Bike Chain Bottle Opener, Resource Revival, $12

Tender Loving Empire Holiday Gift Guide
Digital for Print
2016