ADX’s Holiday Gift Guide

November 23, 2013

At ADX we think the best gifts are made locally – or even better, by you! So we’ve come up with a list of Portland made and DIY gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a little less hectic and a little more awesome. From gift fairs to classes to DIY workshops, there’s something for everyone on your list!

1. Shop Locally

Gift fairs are a great way to get everything you need in one place while keeping it local. We’ve teamed up with Portland Made to bring you Gifted 2013: The Portland Made Marketplace, a gift fair, local goods gathering, and holiday party all rolled into one! Our guests get their holiday shopping done locally while enjoying live music, great food & drinks, a photo booth, and all the comforts of our cozy clubhouse!

You can also find great Oregon made products at Rejuvenation, located at 1100 SE Grand, through December 25th.


2. DIY Gift Workshops

This year we’ve made it easy to make gifts by hand by hosting two DIY Gift Workshops! These workshops are open to the public and no experience is needed. We provide an easy-to-follow DIY kit ($10-$20) and assistance from our Shop Master and Shop Stewards so you can leave with a hand crafted cutting board, wine rack, or tool box! 


3. Make It Yourself

Can’t make it to a DIY gift workshop but still want to make your gifts by hand? Our new Free Time Membership allows you to take full advantage of the shop during nights and weekends. Use your free time to make meaningful gifts for your friends and family! You can also make a beautiful box as a gift in our Build a Keepsake Box with community member, Greg Simmons ($170).


4. Give an Experience

From archery enthusiasts to techies, we all have skills we want to build. ADX Gift Certificates can be put towards membershiplaser engraving, or classes and allow your loved ones to join our collaborative community of makers. Purchase gift certificates online or at the front desk.

These classes make great gifts!
Build a Longbow ($555, with Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon), Intro to Metal ($210, includes 1 month Unlimited Membership), Intro to Wood ($210, includes 1 month Unlimited Membership), and Intro to Arduino ($180, includes free arduino kit!)


5. Customize Your Gifts

Adding a name, date, or symbol to your gifts is an easy way to give them a personal touch. Bring your gifts to ADX this holiday season and have our laser technicians customize them. We can laser wood, certain plastics, metal, paper, leather and more. We also have a line of lovely holiday ornaments fresh off the laser cutter and ready to decorate your home!


Happy Holidays!