CH&L Staff Holiday Gift Picks
Staff picks for holiday gift giving
CH&L's 2019 gift guide features a collection of Colorado-made treasures for everyone on your list. Here, our staff put together a list of more gifts we love to give during the holiday season.
Vice President & Publisher
Giving a plant for the holidays is a lovely idea. It lasts longer than flowers and brings beautiful life to any home. Birdsall is a wonderful boutique to find the perfect little plant and pot. birdsallgardenstoredenverco.com
I love to give experiences, because they become treasured memories that ultimately last longer than any object. One of my favorite options is the National Parks Annual Pass—it opens up so many possibilities! $80; usparkpass.com
I buy jars of Red Pepper Jelly from Boulder’s Frasca Food and Wine in bulk and keep them on hand to give as gifts, often paired with a beautiful charcuterie board or some elegant cheese knives. The savory Red Pepper Jelly is Frasca co-owner and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson’s grandmother’s recipe, and it’s a staple in our house. $7.63; frascafoodandwine.com
Artist Meghan Flynn’s handmade, small-production mugs are sophisticated, cozy and comfy in the hand. I love to give them for birthdays, weddings and the holidays.
$75 per mug; meghanflynnceramics.com
I adore this custom-painted portrait of my family, crafted by New York artist Ping Hatta. Her paintings have a unique, whimsical quality that’s much more interesting than gifting a framed photo—and the price tag is a steal. $150 (prices vary); pinghatta.com
This year I’m giving Half Baked Harvest Super Simple (see an exclusive recipe), a new cookbook by Colorado’s Instagram star and blogger Tieghan Gerard. Even novices can manage her recipes and share a home-cooked meal. $29.99; indiebound.org
Corkcicle stemless beverage containers are at the top of my list this year. They keep wine chilled for hours, are great for the outdoors and even come in Rifle Paper Co. designs. $29.95; corkcicle.com