12 Days of McMinnville Shopping

Each year, the Tiny Traveler sets out to discover what perfect packages can be made in the town of McMinnville, a place where holiday shopping has all the old world charm, good cheer and personal connections that give meaning to the season.

🎶 On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

TWELVE PERFECT PENCILS

Or sketch pads, or coloring books, or paint tubes, or erasers shaped like Japanese pastries (really): The Merri Artist should be on everyone’s list.

ELEVEN SALADS DRESSING

Er, I mean salad dressings, at Third Street Oil & Vinegar, a place where you can go fancy and healthy at the same time.

TEN PINOTS FERMENTING

No one ever turned their nose up at a gift of grapes. Take your pick of wines made by local wine companies at Youngberg HillGoodfellow CellarsElizabeth ChambersR. Stuart & Co., and more.

NINE SPARKLY EARRINGS

Magpies need search no further than Mes Amies, Accessory AppealYamhill Valley Dry GoodsTimmrick & McNicol Jewelers,  and Cupcake Couture for bangles, dangles and sparklers.

EIGHT VINTAGE OBJECTS…

What will you find at shops like Third Time Around Antiques and McMinnville Antique Mall? A different selection of curated decor, art, household goods and collectibles every time.

SEVEN FANCY FOODSTUFFS…

In an age when we all have too much stuff, seek ye the consumables! Try Peirano & Daughters for Italian specialty items, Harvest Fresh for gift basket-worthy jams, and those amazing Monk-made truffles, or NW Food & Gifts for a giant selection of locally made food products.

SIX BAGS OF COFFEE…

That might get you through the holidays, if not, get the subscription, at Flag & Wire Coffee.

FIVE STATEMENT SOCKS!

Several retailers zany sock selections, but perhaps the most eclectic selection can be found at Many Hands Trading.

FOUR HARDCOVERS…

Third Street Books may actually be selling the gift of having something relevant to talk about at all those holiday parties.

THREE GREEN TEAS…

Come New Year, everyone you know is going to be on a Whole 30 Diet and turning a new leaf on health, so pick up some antioxidants in preparation at the Velvet Monkey Tea.

TWO ACAI BOWLS…

Pick your favorite restaurant in town and you’ll have the perfect gift certificate every time, maybe think practical and fill up a gift certificate for your favorite child at Local Flow Health Bar.

AND THE RIGHT SIZE MCMINNVILLE SHIRT!

Type A Press’s McMinnville t-shirts are that rare combination of soft cotton, modern styling, and, dare I say, it, civic pride. A winner every time. Available at La Bella Casa.

Learn more at Visit McMinnville.

Published by Emily Grosvenor

Writer and spatial consultant.

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