Pet photo by Michelle Mitchell

Every holiday season, you’re forced to buy gifts for people you don’t even like—and that’s BULLSHIT! You should only be spending your hard-earned money on the people you unequivocally love... like your friends at the Portland Mercury! And to help you realize your dreams, our editorial staff has put together their personal wish lists featuring a TON of super cool stuff—most of which can be purchased from Portland’s beloved local businesses. And on the off chance you hate us? Well, we suppose you could buy these things for someone less worthy. NOTE: If you’re feeling extra generous this year, we’ve also included our current favorite local charities that do fantastic work and need your support. (And just so you know, none of these charities paid to be featured in this story—because that would be gross, right?) So what are you waiting for? GET GENEROUS ALREADY!