A Made-In-Colorado Gift Guide

Earthly Delights: A parade of gift-worthy treasures designed or made by Coloradans


WHAT Lera Ceramics Vase. Handmade from porcelain in Boulder, 4 inches tall, designs vary; $30. WHY Flowers wilt, but the vase remains. WHERE TO BUY leraceramics.com


WHAT A crazy-cool see-through bag from By Elke. Also available in hip-pack size; $125. WHY So you and stadium security will know where everything is. WHERE TO BUY By Elke, 1721 Pearl St., Boulder; byelke.com


WHAT Lesuer Guitars Lotus Vajra steel-string acoustic guitar. One of a kind and handmade by Andrew Lesuer in Golden; $3,250. WHY The ideal gift for a loved one who wanted to learn to play the guitar but never got around to it. WHERE TO BUY lesuerguitars.com


WHAT BeadforLife Kibbo Basket. Also comes in pink; $17.99. WHY Use it to hold your car keys or warmly spruce up a shelf or wall; Colorado-based BeadforLife is a nonprofit that supports women in poverty. WHERE TO BUY beadforlife.org


WHAT Hygge Life Wooden Hygge Swing. Made from oak and thick cotton rope. Designed for indoor use; $225. WHY Swinging isn’t just for kids. WHERE TO BUY hyggelife.com


WHAT Sweet Caroline Confections cheerful lollipops; $12-$30 for six. WHY Who doesn't need a lolly now and then? WHERE TO BUY sweetcarolineconfections.com 


WHAT Dwell, Gather, Be; $35. WHY Alexandra Gove, co-owner of Hygge Life in Avon, helps you design your home to cultivate meaningful moments. WHERE TO BUY hyggelife.com


WHAT Atla Enright Bench in Ash and Red. Starts at $253 ($432 in size and materials shown; 16” W x 46” L x 18” H). WHY Love the red! Plus, Boulder-based Atla plants 10 trees for every table they build, five trees for every bench and three trees for every chair. WHERE TO BUY atladesign.com


WHAT Ranchlands Mercantile Stamped Belt. Hand-tooled, 1.25” wide, in various designs; $170. WHY Cowboys and cowgirls need something to hold up their Wranglers.
WHERE TO BUY ranchlandsmercantile.com


WHAT Edie Ure Pillow. Plant-dyed, silk-velvet pillows; handmade in Boulder. Available in multiple colors and three sizes; $249.95 for 24” x 24”. WHY Can you say gorgeous? WHERE TO BUY hyggelife.com


WHAT Housefish Arbor Coat Rack. Hand-finished with a 100% VOC-free, natural-oil finish; $495 for maple, $595 for walnut. WHY Because your coat rack can be beautiful, too.  WHERE TO BUY housefish.com


WHAT Sloppy Chops Monochrome collar or leash. Comes in seven rope colors, 26 hemp cord accents and a custom wooden tag; from $32. WHY Your pooch deserves comfort. WHERE TO BUY sloppychopsco.com


WHAT Salihah Moore Otti earrings; starting at $184. WHY Bauhaus weaver Otti Berger inspired these bright and joyful earrings. It’s all about the accessories, people. WHERE TO BUY salihahmoore.com


WHAT Valentich Waxed Canvas Work Apron in Ivory + Blue. Handmade in Denver, available in seven colors, 32” L x 20” W; $125. WHY Work made cuter and a bit neater. The divided chest pocket is just the right size for a cellphone and a pencil. WHERE TO BUY valentichgoods.com


WHAT Designs by Elle Infinity Scarf; $65. WHY Because, baby, it’s cold outside. WHERE TO BUY DesignsByElleGoods at etsy.com 


WHAT Atla Enright Oval Coffee Table in Ash and Beige; $770. WHY It's made of top-notch materials, and Atla will plant 10 trees to offset your purchase. WHERE TO BUY atladesign.com



WHAT Akuna Matada Textures Cabled yarn. Textured, fine-weight yarn from Akuna Matada Suri Alpaca Farm in Hotchkiss, 75% Suri Alpaca, 25% wool; $40 per 200-yard skein. WHY Any friend who knits will be thrilled with this silky yarn. WHERE TO BUY makerandstitch.com


WHAT Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 tent. Made from ultralight materials, includes interior storage pockets; $449.95. WHY Made by a Steamboat Springs company, this tent will keep up to four people comfy in the backcountry. WHERE TO BUY bigagnes.com


WHAT Cards by self-taught Denver artist Marsha Robinson. 12 designs available; $18 for a box of eight. WHY Elevated thoughts need an elegant backdrop. WHERE TO BUY redcapcards.com 


WHAT A BOGO CH&L subscription; buy one year for $9.95 and get the second year free. WHY Who couldn’t use more design inspiration? where to buy coloradohomesmag.com; promo code: CHL-HOLIDAY


WHAT Colorado Teardrops Canyonland Trailer. 5’ H x 8.5’ L; from $15,500, can add electricity, solar panels, stargazer windows and more. WHY Colorado Teardrops is on a mission to bring more “camping magic” into our lives by making the experience more comfortable, more convenient and even a bit luxurious. The small but spacious Canyonland is designed for off-road adventures. WHERE TO BUY coloradoteardropcamper.com


WHAT Formulary 55 Botanical Bath & Body Set. Contains Shea Butter Bath Bar, Shea Butter Hand & Body Creme, and a Sparkling Bath Tablet. Available in Sea Salt & Lavender, Bourbon & Vanilla, and Vintage Peony; $33. WHY Pamper your bestie or anyone else needing a touch of TLC. WHERE TO BUY formulary55.com


WHAT Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress. UnderAir shorts liner, LightSpeed wicking technology, 85% nylon, 15% spandex. In five colors; $100. WHY A flattering, versatile workout dress that fits easily into your weekender bag. WHERE TO BUY outdoorvoices.com 

WHAT Hala Gear Rival Hoss Paddleboard. 10’10” L X 35” W X 6” H; $1,199 (includes paddle and rolling backpack). WHY A splurge gift for your favorite paddler, with room for a kiddo or pooch up front. WHERE TO BUY halagear.com

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