A Gift Guide for the Host

A stop on our room-to-room holiday gift guide, here are the best tidings to bring when visiting someone else's home.


Fruits & Passions Sea Salt and Amalfi Lemon hand soap and lotion caddy set ($34); Sur La Table, Denver
Colorado tea towel ($19.95); Swoozie’s, Cherry Creek



Sweet Cow Hammonds Peppermint Stick Ice Cream ($4.75), Sweet Cow locations in Louisville, Denver Highlands, North Boulder, and South Boulder
Kate Spade All In Good Taste three-piece ice cream set ($40), macys.com



Hexagon mug by Maya Rumsey ($32), melissamayapottery.etsy.com
Trailhead Happy Camper Cocoa ($10), teakoe.com



2012 Anemoi Iapyx dessert wine by Canyon Wind Cellars ($27.95), a late-harvest Pinot Gris from Palisade 
Chocolove dark chocolate with almonds, toffee, and sea salt ($2.10); sold exclusively at Bayleaf, 1222 Pearl St., Boulder



Mortar and pestle ($32); Ten Thousand Villages, Denver 
Coriander Seeds, Crushed Urfa Chiles, Cumin Seeds ($4.50-$6.20/medium jar); Savory Spice Shop, Denver



Fruition Farms Dairy & Creamery Ricotta, Cacio Pecora, Shepherd’s Halo, and SheepSkyr cheeses ($6–$12 per ¼ pound); Mercantile Dining & Provision, The Truffle Cheese Shop, and Marczyk Fine Foods, Denver
Wooden cutting board ($63) by Carbondale craftsman David Rasmussen, comes in nine colors; davidrasmussendesign.com



Colorado bottle opener
($32); Show of Hands, Cherry Creek North
​Funkwerks Tropic King Imperial Saison Ale (brewed using New Zealand Rakau hops), available in select Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins liquor stores; funkwerks.com

This Colorado-mountain bottle opener and artisanal beer from Fort Collins-based Funkwerks is an ideal twosome for anyone who loves a good brew. You’ll be invited back for years to come.

For more great home-inspired gift ideas, visit our Room-to-Room Holiday Gift Guide.

Categories: Entertaining