The 2021 Colorado-Made Gift Guide
In the kitchen, throughout the house, and out the door. We've got the goods, and they're all created in our own backyard
In the kitchen, throughout the house, and out the door. We’ve got the goods, and they’re all created in our own backyard.
What: Multicolored Garnet with Pierced Gold Pendants Necklace; $4,350
Why: It’s always good to up your everyday game.
Where to Buy: BLOOM by Anuschka
Emily Redfield Photography
What: Fine art photography prints in the vein of classic Dutch master paintings.
Why: Because old masters and new looks make a room more interesting.
Where to Buy: emredfieldphotography.com
Never Summer Snowboards
What: Men’s and Women’s snowboards by Never Summer; $500-$700
Why: Because a good board and a snowy day go hand in hand in Colorado.
Where to Buy: christysports.com
Pillows by Mollie Reinhardt
What: 24”x24” individually designed pillows; $70-$165
Why: Unique pillows from repurposed materials add color, texture, and comfort.
Where to buy: studiomdenver.com
smörgåsBOARD Cutting Boards
What: Upcycled cutting boards made from skateboard veneer and hardwood from smörgåsBOARD; starting at $85
Why: If you can’t skateboard, cutting vegetables on a skateboard is the next best thing.
Where to Buy: Artisan Center or Modern Nomad in Denver, or smorgasboarding.com
What: Flatiron 185 Merino Crew from ARTILECT; $115
Why: Rock solid, like its namesake, this baselayer offers warmth, moisture management, and durability to outdoor activities.
Where to Buy: Evo Denver, Gorsuch, Miller Sports Aspen; artilect.studio
Leo’s Dry Goods Tea Towels
What: Sewn masterpieces; $24
Why: Functional and festive; plus, who doesn’t need a cute dish towel?
Where to Buy: leosdrygoods.com
What: One cool luxury annex. These domes can elevate your outdoor living experience at home or on a mountain property. Super durable, wind-resistant, and warm in freezing weather, these domes come with a living area, bedroom, bathroom, and dining area. $2,500-$10,000, depending on size and details.
Why: The company comes and assembles, leaving you with a luxurious space. A warm and very cool getaway without leaving home. You and your in-laws will both love it.
Where to Buy: Harmonydomes.com
What: Vegetable tanned leather-wrapped mirrors with natural colored stitching by Alexa Allen. Leather tie provided for hanging, and custom colors available. $100-$300, depending on size
Why: We love function and design, and this high-quality mirror is also a piece of art.
Where to Buy: Alexaallenis.com
TiF Magnetic Knife Block
What: Magnetic walnut knife blocks; $250
Why: A badass way to keep knives organized and accessible that’s perfect for the macho cook.
Where to Buy: stelhouse.com
Bag by Elke
What: EXFE World War II Canadian Air Force Tote by Elke; $475
Why: These one-of-a-kind handmade bags are big enough to carry your goods and make for a great conversation piece (each bag has unique history).
Where to Buy: byelke.com
LYP Dog Tags
What: Soundless dog tags by Love Your Pets (LYP), with unique Colorado designs and colors; $20-$25
Why: No more jingle-jangle while you’re trying to catch up on much-needed sleep.
Where to Buy: loveyourpets.com
The Woods Fine Jewelry
What: Bracelets by The Woods Fine Jewelry made of onyx and pave diamonds; $400-$3,000
Why: Because a stack of beads with diamonds is even better than a stack of pancakes.
Where to Buy: Lawrence Covell in Denver, ETC in Aspen, Perch in Vail or thewoodsfinejewelry.com
Happy Hour Handbook
What: A compendium of cocktail and appetizer recipes from Denver’s bartenders and chefs; $50/softcover, $59/hardback
Why: A sure-fire way to expand your cocktail rolodex. Originally created during the first wave of Covid, proceeds go to helping Denver’s restaurants.
Where to Buy: happyhrhandbook.com
Moon Ritual Manifesting Set
What: Two aromatherapy mists and a sage stick; $49
Why: Essential oil and crystal-infused aromatherapy spray will release negative energies and help you sleep. Combine it with sage, and you will be ready for the new year.
Where to Buy: apothecarycompany.com
Pottery. By Kazu.
What: Beautiful handcrafted pottery by Kazu. Each piece is designed with the end use in mind; $180 for the set.
Why: Simplicity is key, but the cake is not included.
Where to Buy: obaware.com
What: Ernest in love—a little-known story about Hemingway and his second wife, Pauline, by Denver-based writer and Mountain Living editor Darla Worden.
Why: Diving into a novel about Ernest Hemingway seems like the perfect way to spend a Colorado winter evening.
Where to Buy: Tattered Cover Book Store and bookshop.org