My little guy turned seven last week and I’m still waiting for his birthday present. I ordered it from Target a little over a week in advance and selected two-day shipping. The estimated arrival date was supposed to be a few days before his birthday. However, the day the package was supposed to arrive, I received an email instead stating the new arrival date would be May 14th. May 14th?!?!?! The last thing we need these days is to have more uncertainty in our lives.
Celebrations are more important than ever and sometimes, gift giving is a part of celebrating someone else. Mother’s Day is this weekend and with Amazon, Target and other major retailers unable to fulfill their normal shipping promises, it seems like a great opportunity to shop local. How can we shop locally if the stores are closed? Many of the local shops have shifted their business model and are offering online or phone orders with delivery or curbside pickup options.
Presents of Mind is an awesome place to find a unique gift for anyone in your family. They have so many items to choose from like jewelry, clothing, toys and home decor to name a few. They are currently offering curbside pickup at their shop at 3633 SE Hawthorne BLVD. Use code PDXLOVE and receive 11% off of your order.
Memento offers an eclectic mix of art, candles, jewelry and other carefully curated items from local artisans and some items from well-established product lines. They don’t currently have an online platform to shop from but they are open for phone orders, curbside pickup, delivery and shipping.
If you’re looking to pick up something for your child (or the child in you), then Kids at Heart is the perfect spot for you. They have all kinds of toys and books for children and are continuously adding more items to their online store. They are currently offering not contact curbside pick up and delivery.
These are just a few local retailers who have made some adjustments to help serve our community. I hope you take the time to check out their sites and shop local!
Angela lives in SE Portland with her husband, four kids and their dog. She views parenting as one of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of her life. Her kids range in age from six to fourteen and each one shines in their own unique way. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as staying active! She likes attending local events and exploring the culinary scene in Portland. She’s a self proclaimed foodie who admittedly needs help mastering proteins but claims to make a mean chocolate chip cookie. Some of her favorite activities include spending time in nature, playing soccer, reading, camping, hiking and just hanging with the fam! She sees each day as an opportunity to start fresh and learn something new.