Gift Guide excerpt from our holiday magazine (Downtown - Local Shops. Local Stories.):
Get Off the Bricks and Love the Local™ this Holiday Season
Downtown Boulder had compiled a gift guide highlighting 12 fun and unique items that can be found in shops off of Pearl Street’s bricks! Click here for a complete list of shops with maps and more
1949 Pearl St. | 303-304-3300 | BesosBoulder.com
Developed by the owners of Boulder’s most successful independently-owned women’s retailer, JJWells, besos strives to bring the latest cutting-edge fashions to Boulder from the East to the West Coast and everywhere in between. Their ever-changing array of must-have items will keep you coming back to see the lastest trends in fashion.
PHOTO: Handbag by Tano ($250), Wool & Acrylic Pom Pom Striped Hat ($42) and Glove ($40) by Hat Attack, Wallet by Tano ($85), Earrings by Claudia Labao ($74-$100), Scarf by Whiz ($64).
2015 Broadway St. | 303-443-0628 | BolderWorld.com
When you want that special one-of-kind gift with Asian flare this holiday season, Bolder World is the place to find it. With handmade sterling silver jewelry, gifts and clothing manufactured throughout Asia, their collectibles make a perfect gift for that special someone on your list. Handmade wool hats & mittens and Pashmina shawls are just a sampling of the unique ideas that owner Milan Kundra, a Nepalese native, suggests for gifts that are beautiful and will keep you warm and cozy all winter long. PHOTO: Wool gloves hand knitted in Nepal. $15 Bolder World
1468 Pearl St., Suite 120 | 303-449-9463 | BookCliffVineyards.com
This year, impress your out-of-town friends and family alike with Colorado wine from Bookcliff Vineyards. BookCliff’s wine is made from grapes grown on Colorado’s Western Slope and is produced right here in Boulder. This year they are featuring the Flagstaff Star Wine, a red wine with smooth tannins and bright acid combining flavors of blackberries and black pepper. The label art was designed by local artist Linda Sole Faul and was commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce to help fund lighting of the Flagstaff Star. PHOTO: Flagstaff Star Wine, $16.99
Boulder Nordic Sport
1717 15th St.| 720-227-9400 | BoulderNordic.com
For the sportsman on your list, head over to Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS). Specializes in cross-country ski equipment and service, BNS is one of the leading Nordic shops in the country. Run by passionate cross-country skiers, BNS helps de-mystify the sport making it more accessible for beginners while at the same time providing racers and experienced skiers World Cup-level service and knowledge. This season, check out the Cross-Country ski hats in myriad colors and styles which are a fun way to stay warm and comfortable on the trails (or on the way to the coffee shop)! PHOTO: Hats ranging from $18-$28 from Swix, Toko, Salomon and Craft.
1918 Pearl St. | 720-565-5933 | DishGourmet.com
Hidden like a buried treasure on Pearl Street’s refined East End, Dish Gourmet (the brainchild of Chef Brian Benham) has been offering Downtowners the best in specialty and deliciously prepared foods for years. Benham and his cooks whip up hand-roasted meats, fresh sauces, salads and soups made daily with the very best ingredients, not to mention what many call the best sandwich in Downtown. To set your party or function apart this holiday season, call Dish Gourmet for the best in catering. PHOTO: Dish Gourmet catering. Prices Vary. Call For Details.
906 Pearl St. | 800-806-6994 | Farfels.com
Situated in Pearl Street’s historic West End, Farfel’s Farm offers a variety of unique, high-quality goods and services for you and your pets. These include award-winning pet and people photography, unique dog and cat collars, leashes & harnesses, dog & cat treats, tons of pet toys, natural foods, functional & fun petwear, and gifts for people, dogs & cats! Take advantage of their upscale customer service (call ahead for delivery to your car at their back door) or visit their online store. PHOTO: Model Cloud, a former shelter dog and now a valued Farfel's Farm employee wearing a Gooby Bomber Jacket with fleece lining. $40 to $65.
Little Mountain Outfitters
1136 Spruce St. | 303-443-1757 | LittleMountainOutfitters.com
Bringing outdoor gear to your little ones for over a decade, featuring clothing exclusively for children from newborn to size 12, Little Mountain Outfitters gives families every reason to enjoy outdoor activities with safety, fun and style. Owners Dan and Lori Nichols bring ease to finding the children on your list the finest clothing and accessories that can stand up to the pressures of being a kid! PHOTO: Spyder Bugs on Bugs cotton zip neck (Boys), Denali Thermal Fleece (girls)
1625 Pearl St. | 303-440-7744 | OurMomentum.com
Give a gift that means something this season. Momentum features Fair Trade and handmade gifts from around the globe. Every item Momentum carries is crafted by human hands, tells a story and provides employment opportunities for artisan groups around the world. PHOTO: Recycled oil drum Angel. Handmade in Haiti. $44.95
Oliv You & Me
2043 Broadway St. | 303-444-1118 | Olivym.com
Featuring a wide selection of olive oils, cookbooks, salamis, dipping bowls, fresh & dried pasta and of course, artisan oils & vinegars from around the world, Oliv You & Me has it all. Whether you are buying a stocking stuffer for a novice cook or a gift for the gourmet chef in your family, Oliv You & Me can help you find a perfectly delicious present. Come create a custom gift baskets while enjoying a cappuccino or latté to make your shopping experience relaxing and fun. PHOTO: Custom Made Gift Baskets with artisan oils and vinegars $25-$100.
Two Sole Sisters
1703 Pearl St. | 303-442-0404 | 2SoleSisters.net
Get your handbag on at this new boutique on Pearl Street. This locally owned, independent boutique, founded by two dynamic sisters specializes in unique shoes, handbags and accessories. Find your inner Carrie Bradshaw this season and give the gift of fashion from one of Downtown's finest locale. PHOTO: CicciaBella baby and women’s cowboy slippers in a variety of styles. Baby (6-12 months) for $32. Women (S – XL) for $46.
1801 13th St., Suite 150 |303-247-9932 | SensorielleSpa.com
Nourish the being with an array of specialized treatments. The spa pampers the eyes with colors that bring inner harmony; infuses the air with aromas that evoke pleasant nature sensations; provides ambiance immersed in sounds that uplift the spirit; and in their lounge, provide natural delicacies bring sheer delight to the taste buds. Sensorielle is dedicated to the soothing and rebalancing of every sense. Located in beautiful One Boulder Plaza, they also offer specific treatments for athletes, pregnant women and business people. Give a gift for the holidays and receive something for yourself. PHOTO: Destress from the Holicraze with 15 percent off your next hour plus treatment, scheduled through the end of the year, when you purchase a gift certificate of $100 or more.
Tough Luck Cowboy
2050 Broadway St. | 303-440-4042 | ToughLuckCowboy.com
Where the eclectic meets the refined, this collection of western gifts, jewelry, art and home décor is a perfect place to find a unique piece, inspired from Western living for anyone on your list. PHOTO: Old Gringo Boots $300-$500