Five Best Pendleton Gifts for Hosts

They’ve opened their home to you for hospitality and celebration. What do you bring along to say thank you? A bottle of wine is welcome and traditional. Isn’t there a more lasting way to express your gratitude?

Here are our top five ideas for gifts for the host or hostess.

#5 National Park Coffee Mugs

Start the day with the Great Outdoors. These oversized mugs pay tribute to America’s Treasures with their designs based on labels for our popular National Park Series blankets.

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#4 Oversized Spa Towels

Whether used at the beach or as a bath sheet at home, there is a towel to suit everyone’s personality here, including fun collabs with Disney, Harry Potter and Tommy Bahama.

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#3 Pendleton x Yeti Yoga Mats

Namaste. Need we say more? Photo by Kristian Irey.

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#2 Roll-Up Blanket

A year-round favorite for picnics, concerts and sporting events, our roll-up will be ready to go anywhere with your host, thanks to its built-in handle.

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#1 – The 5th Avenue Throw

Luxury from our USA mills in 100% merino wool. Now, that’s how you say thank you!

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If you need more ideas, visit www.pendleton-usa. And have a wonderful holiday!

 

Mushroom Hunting with Pendleton and Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley Rodriguez is hosting a new web series called “Kitchen Unnecessary“–and it’s so much fun. As her site says,

Outside cooking is not just for the summer. This series shows you the magic of cooking seasonal ingredients outside all year long. Rain or shine – or snow, Ashley Rodriguez and her guests will take you outside to show you how to embrace cooking outdoors.

On each episode, we will show you how to plan, prep and prepare a seasonal and local menu that you can prepare and enjoy outside. Cooking outside with seasonal and local ingredients, we do not sacrifice taste or technique, but we add a whole new layer of experience and memories that last long after the food is gone.

Enjoy this charming video below (the sheer enthusiasm of her mushroom expert is contagious), and yes, watch for the Pendleton appearance!

Don’t you want some of that pumpkin fondue? You’re on your own for harvesting wild mushrooms, but the throw can be found here: Glacier Park 5th Avenue Throw

Pendleton’s 10 best fall new arrivals to buy now

 

Happy fall! It’s Pendleton season: time for steaming mugs of tea, autumn leaves and curling up on the couch with a warm wool blanket. Wool may be breathable enough for spring and summer, especially in silky, light merino, but fall and winter are when we really shine. So chop the firewood, put on the kettle and check out 10 of our best new ways to stay cozy and stylish!

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  1. Neskowin Wrap Coat

This wool jacket is so striking! Our geometric Harding pattern, almost a century old, is modern in black and ivory (plus it’ll match almost anything). This one will get you admiring glances and compliments wherever you go.

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  1. 5th Avenue Throw in Auroral Plaid

New colors of our most luscious wool throw just arrived, including “auroral plaid,” a pattern named for the vivid greens and teals of the Northern Lights. I know I talked up this throw last time, but it’s seriously one of Pendleton’s best products—so soft and velvety, you just have to feel it to understand.

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  1. Sunset Cross Knee High Socks

Soft and warm merino wool? Check. Eye-catching pattern? Check. Perfect knee-high length to peek out of your favorite fall boots? Also check. These socks are the newest addition to our bestselling socks, so scoop ’em up while you can!

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  1. Journey Jacquard Shearling Collar Coat

This coat has gotten a lot of buzz already, and I can’t resist touching the soft shearling collar whenever I walk past it at work. It can just as easily be a hipster coat or an outdoorsy dad coat, don’t you think? The wool’s the same premium wool/cotton blend we use in our famous blankets (and woven in the Pacific Northwest). Definitely a winner!

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  1. Sunset Cross Mesquite Cape

The rainbow of fall colors woven into this cape is gorgeous but not loud, anchored by flattering tawny hues. Looking at it gets me excited for pumpkin spice lattes (yes, I’m basic) and crunching crispy leaves underfoot. This is one of those pieces you’ll have forever because it’s unique, high quality and just that beautiful.

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  1. Cedar Mountain Utility Tote

This ain’t no screenprinted cotton canvas tote you got free and use for veggies at the farmer’s market. This one is pure virgin wool in Southwestern colors and pretty diamonds with leather straps for added panache. There’s a sleeve for your laptop in there, too.

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  1. Hooded Blanket Shawl

Tis the season to wrap up in softly brushed wool! Shawls are the new hoodies, in my book: just as easy to throw on, yet leagues more stylish. In quintessential autumn colors, this shawl will have people asking, “Do I know you from Instagram? Aren’t you that famous style blogger?”

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  1. Boro Shirt

Guys can never have enough blue shirts (hey, they look great with jeans). But in a subtle patchwork pattern, this one is different enough to keep things interesting. Plus it’s pure virgin wool, so it won’t wrinkle and it’s naturally breathable. Also comes in a fitted version.

  1. National Park Motor Robe With Carrier

It’s still the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and we’re celebrating with four new throws inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains, Badlands, the Grand Canyon and Acadia National Park. These each come with a leather carrier so you can bring yours along to a football game or keep it in the car in case you need it. (Watch out, though—dogs are quick to claim these!)

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  1. Reversible Chaparral Cape

Simply stunning. I can picture Blake Lively wearing this dramatic cape while breezing through Manhattan in some cute black ankle boots and leggings. Or, more importantly, you! A warm, fashion-forward alternative to a jacket that will have you turning heads all autumn.

 

What’s your favorite, and what will you be wearing this fall?

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Don’t forget; through December 9, 2016, we’re offering Free Shipping to try out your fall favorites. Details at www.pendleton-usa.com.

 

10 Best Things to Buy from Pendleton Right Now

Ed. note: a guest post by Holly from our Catalog team. Enjoy!

“Wool” and “summer” don’t really go together. But as one of Pendleton’s catalog writers, I’m privy to some of the less-obvious gems on our site—some of the well-made, quality pieces that are perfect for warmer months (and really all year). Consider this your inside scoop as to our best buys. From $20 to $200+, here’s what you should be buying from Pendleton’s site right now.

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Patterned leggings, $44.50

From our new Everywear™ athleisure line, these are cute, bright and modern, with a geometric pattern that’s very Pendleton. Wear to work under a black pencil skirt or swingy black tunic, or top with a tunic and stay comfy for weekend errands.

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Oversized featherweight wool scarf, $89.50

Already a popular piece among Pendleton employees! You might recognize the pattern from our Harding blankets, a close relative of our iconic Chief Joseph design. This scarf is huge, supersoft and lightweight—ideal for offices, movie theaters and anywhere else with aggressive air conditioning.

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Mara Hoffman spa towel, $79.50

Your beach bag or bathroom will thank you (trust me, I have three of these). Not only are our beach towels really plush and big, but Mara Hoffman’s designs are stunning. One side is soft and sheared; the other is looped and absorbent.

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High peaks jacquard cotton throw, $129

What to put on your bed during the hot months? This supersoft cotton throw with geo designs and stripes. Like our wool blankets, the design is still classic Pendleton, just in a lighter, airier form.

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Chief Joseph pillow, $69.50

If summer’s gotten you a little stir-crazy with your décor, mix things up with this accent pillow. (Need convincing? It’s an interior designer favorite and has shown up in decorating magazines galore.) The toughest part is picking a color…

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Echo Peaks zip pouch with keychain, $29.50

A colorful little indulgence with an irresistibly cute buffalo keychain. Bonus: wool is naturally dirt- and stain-resistant, so it’ll stay nice-looking for longer.

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Devon cable trim cardigan, on sale for $39.99

This airy open-knit cardi is on point for the summer-to-fall transition–and in fun teal and pink to boot. Layer over a tank now and over a long-sleeve tee later. More colors at the link.

Tees

Sunshine stripe rib tee, on sale for $18.99

Sure, you can find similar striped shirts at this price with a similar French-chic vibe. But this one is especially well made. I have it in mint and it’s impressively colorfast; it hasn’t shrunk or gotten misshapen, either. This isn’t one of those fast-fashion shirts you throw away after three wearings! More colors at the link. (Note: They’re generously sized—I’m usually a medium in most brands but wear an XS in this tee.)

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Plaid 5th Avenue throw, $149

Summer means wedding season, which means scrolling through an online gift registry or going rogue with our softest, nicest throw. It’s pure merino wool and so luxurious you won’t want to part with it. There’s a plaid for everyone at the link.

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Birthday present, back-to-school gift for a college freshman, gift for yourself…these mugs are perfect for just about anyone. They’re hardy, dishwasher-safe ceramic and, at 18 ounces, big enough for cereal, soup, or a sizeable dosage of caffeine. (And they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, too!)