Looking for a gift that is unique to Colorado? We've rounded up some of our very favorite locally made products in this gift guide. From handmade leather goods to a collection of Colorado chocolate, this is some of the best stuff coming out of Colorado's artisanal scene.
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This silky pink balm, by RL Linden ($22) is so versatile and luxurious. It's a semi-gloss balm, because it adds more moisture than a gloss and more shine than a balm. Wear it alone on your lips, or use it to moisturize cuticles and dry patches.
The Wrap Wallet ($68) is made by small leather shop Stitch & Hammer out of Boulder. It hand-cut and dyed, which means each wallet is completely individual. Variations in color, grain, and character make this gorgeous wallet an heirloom quality piece.
This curated collection of bath & body products, by Colorado Crafted ($60), features some of our favorite made-in-Colorado goodies. Each product showcases its artisans' unique style, from the beautiful packaging to custom blended natural fragrances.
Garrison Bag by Winter Session ($265). A thoughtfully designed bag constructed from waxed cotton canvas. The bag's vegetable tanned leather handles, strap, and internal key fob, along with its many well designed pockets and compartments make this bag an everyday essential that you'll use for years to come.
Distant Correspondent's self-titled debut album ($9) has been described as wintery and moody, and Magnet Magazine calls them "Joy Division if Ian Curtis had been on antidepressants." We love their dream pop, darkly cinematic sound.
Dear Margot Jewelry is designed and handcrafted in Denver, and utilizes gorgeous materials such as semi-precious stones, wood, shell, vintage materials and more. We are loving this Etta Necklace ($112) - a new piece for the 2013 holiday season.
The Glacier gift basket is filled with some of the best artisan-made small batch edibles from around Colorado. This boxes focuses on savory and spicy rather than sweet, and we think it makes the perfect gift for new residents, fond visitors, and also makes a great care package. The Glacier Box ($50), curated by Colorado Crafted, ships for free anywhere in the US.
A membership for two to the Denver Art Museum is just $75 and will get you unlimited free general admission for two for an entire year, plus two free general admission guest passes.
This set of hand-crafted cocktail bitters, by DRAM Apothecary ($20), makes for the perfect gift for the cocktail lover in your life. Many of these tinctures use foraged mountain herbs, a truly special local gift!