A Made in Colorado Gift Guide
This year, give your friends and family a gift made locally in the centennial state
1. Lana, a New Yorker turned Coloradan, has been making art all her life. Her one-of-a-kind paper décor is the perfect addition to any holiday gift. Winter Vacation Gift Wrap by Lana’s Shop, 70 lb uncoated paper, 19″ H x 29″ W, $14.
2. Colorado native Bill Haggerty takes readers on a journey of discovery through the region’s hidden wonders. Full of maps and stunning outdoor photography, this read is a resourceful work of art. FalconGuides Discovering the Colorado Plateau by Bill Haggerty, $29.95.
3. With roots in the Rocky Mountains, Topo Designs works to create products suited for the outdoor lifestyle. What first began with a sewing machine in a Fort Collins basement has since turned into three retail locations. Cooler Bag by Topo Designs, velcro and nylon, 11.5″ H x 9″ W x 5″ D, $49.
4. A bespoke hat company in Denver makes felt hats to fit the individual. Choose from a selection or customize your own. The Patina by Encounter Hat Co., felt with ribbon, $450.
5. Based in Boulder, atla is a handcrafted and sustainable furniture company that plants 10 trees for every table sold. The company’s pledge to offsetting their carbon dioxide emissions means buyers can feel good about their purchases. Nova Circle Coffee Table by atla, handcrafted with ash hardwood and steel legs, 16″ H x 34″ D, $760.
6. Björn’s Colorado Honey produces unique goods from five bee farms on the Front Range. Immunity-Booster Honey With Propolis Turmeric & Ginger by Björn’s Colorado Honey, 10.5 oz, $48.
7. Halfdays is serving looks and excuses for you to use at work on the next powder day. The Denver women’s ski apparel brand not only is a supplier of fashion on the slopes but actively works to connect with its community. Aston Jacket by Halfdays, warmth rating 0-40 degrees F, $425.
8. What began in Colorado as a mission to bring delicious food to farmers markets has since grown into a national business. Sundried Tomato and Harissa Oil by Pastamoré, 12.7 oz, $30.
9. Headquartered in Denver, BrüMate built its brand around keeping your refreshments cool and your coffee hot. Choose from a selection of colors, shapes and sizes for a personalized experience. Toddy XL by BrüMate, 32 oz, $39.99.
10. Since 1997, Telluride Truffle‘s founder and owner, Patty Denny, has been concocting decadent chocolate flavors. The chocolatier is known throughout the state for her handmade goods. The Fourteener by Telluride Truffle, 14 truffles in assorted flavors, $54.
11. Apparel company Pact in Boulder makes clothes from soft, natural cotton. The organic, fair-trade clothing line offers carbon offsets uses sustainable materials. All Ease Lounge Jumpsuit by Pact, organic cotton, $78.
12. Learn to Knit with Fancy Tiger Crafts during two in-person sessions on November 22 and 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Knitting 101 by Fancy Tiger crafts, no experience required, fee includes yarn and needles, 59 Broadway, $75.
13. Fiber artist Camille McMurry has a passion for exploration. Hand-dyed and woven works of art are a staple for this Denver-based artist. Ribbed Super Chunky Throw by Broadwick Fibers, merino wool, 40″ H x 60″ W, $390.
14. Headquartered in Pueblo, Formulary 55 makes cruelty-free and 100% vegan luxe bath and body products. Shea Butter Soap – Fig Leaf Bath Bar by Formulary 55, cranberry and fig scent, made with palm oil and shea butter, $12.
15. Enstrom Toffee & Confectionery is a handcrafted chocolate company that began in Grand Junction. Now a nationally recognized brand, Enstrom remains family-owned and delicious. Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee by Enstrom, 2 lbs, $51.99.
16. For Show of Hands in Denver, art is their happy place. With 38 years in business, the woman-owned brand supplies Denver with one-of-a-kind finds. Colorado Coasters by Show of Hands, hand-pressed ceramic, 4.25″ H x 4.25″ W, $8 per coaster.
17. Thrown and glazed in Denver, Nomad Potters makes functional pottery more aesthetic. Stamped Speckled White Coffee Mug Set by Nomad Potters, speckled stoneware, 9 oz and 8 oz, $55.
18. Using 100% American soy wax, Evergreen’s Old Pine Candle makes scents that inspire relaxation and last for 50 hours. A portion of each sale made is funneled directly back to a local nonprofit or philanthropic cause. Holiday Trio Gift Set by Old Pine Candle Co., holiday favorite scents, $54.
19. A half-hour drive southeast of Colorado Springs sits a working cattle ranch. The property exists as a tourism destination as well as a space to preserve ranching traditions, which includes the creation of sustainable leather goods. Crossbody Saddlebag by Ranchlands, vegetable-and-chrome tanned leather with brass buckles, 9″ H x 11″ W x 3″ D, $475.
20. The first of its kind, a non-toxic nail salon in Denver has been in business since 2013. Locally made cruelty-free products have Base Coat Nail Salon changing the salon game. Western Daughters by Base Coat Nail Salon, 0.5 oz, $20.
21. The design laboratory Housefish creates modern goods through digital manufacturing and hands-on craft methods in Denver. Spin Record Player Stand by Housefish, ash frame and maple or walnut veneer over multi-core plywood, 32.75″ H x 27″ W x 15.75″ D, $669.
22. Shop locally in Leadville at Melanzana, an all-in-one manufacturer and distributor of outdoor clothing. Originally Eggplant Mountain Gear in 1994, the brand is a Leadville staple. Wind Pro Hoodie by Melanzana, polartec wind pro fleece, by appointment only.
23. Reusing landfill-potential materials from the Denver Design Center, Studio M Denver creates beautiful and comfortable pillows. Black and White Cotton Print Double Sided by Studio M Denver, 24″ x 24″, $110.
24. Founded in a Denver garage, Kokopelli takes transportable rafts to the next level. Making the outdoors more accessible for passionate packrafters, Kokopelli has created a raft that folds down to the size of a large roll of paper towels. Rogue R-Deck by Kokopelli, 9.1 lbs, $1,199.
25. M00d Studios, a funky candle company found at Lost Room Collective and The Source in Denver makes art meant to be melted. The creative Cowboy Boot Candle is the perfect decoration for a home in the Rockies. Cowboy Boot by M00d Studios, $30.