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Our Favorite Gifts to Give!

The Colorado Homes & Lifestyles staff shares their go-to picks for holiday presents



Holly Scott, Vice President & Publisher
I love to give these rocks glasses by Erin Flett. Erin’s bold and colorful style is authentic and well made. You can choose from Boho, Peacock, Anchor or Blossom or get one of each. The perfect addition for a friend or family member’s bar. $44 for a set of four, etsy.com

 

Michelle Johnson, Senior Editor & Writer

Fig + Yarrow Apothecary in Denver makes organic small-batch goodies for the bath, body and face. I love their clay masks, which are available in six formulas designed to target different skin types. $24 each, figandyarrow.com

 

Rebecca Gart, Editor at Large

Ever since visiting the Simon Pearce store and restaurant in Quechee, Vermont, more than 20 years ago, I’ve been gaga for their simple, modern glass vases, pitchers and bowls. My go-to gift is the versatile Woodbury bowl for salad, fruit or just a simple centerpiece. From $75, simonpearce.com

 

Eliza Karlson, Market Editor

Experiential gifts are the best, especially if they are something you would never do by yourself. I think the “Invitation to Ikebana: Modern” class at Denver’s beautiful botanic gardens is a perfect gift to share with family and friends. $44 per person, botanicgardens.org

 

Vanessa Richetti, Digital Editor

My favorite gift to give is Herbivore Calm Bath Salts. Something soothing for the bath, perhaps because it’s my favorite gift to get! $18, herbivorebotanicals.com

 

Amy Watkins , Advertising Director

I love giving great cookbooks. They can be visually stunning and a keepsake for years to come. The Love & Lemons Cookbook is at the top of my list. $35, tatteredcover.com

 

Mark Lesh, Art Director

The Eddie Bauer Oversized Down Throw is super cozy for snuggling up by the fire and perfect for all ages. $129, eddiebauer.com

 

Eleanor Williamson, Art Director

These handcrafted 7-inch porcelain plates are made by Boulder-based AWK Clayworks. They’re available in a variety of colors and patterns, so there’s something for everyone. $28, awkclayworks.com

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