Every year we curate a list of locally sourced gift ideas to highlight small businesses and help you with your holiday shopping. Many of the businesses below deliver locally or ship across the country, and you’ll find something for everyone on your list. Remember: shop local AND early. Be sure to check out our previous gift guides for more ideas:
2021 Gift Guide
Small batch, hand poured soy candles made right here in Colorado Springs. Seasonal scents include “Winter Wonderland” and “Snowy Trees”. Their candles are nontoxic and made with premium, high quality fragrances. You can order online or find them at local shops and farmers markets.
A family run business that crafts and bottles their products right here in Colorado Springs. Visit their beautiful store in downtown Colorado Springs on Tejon or order online to ship anywhere. Be sure to check out their Christmas Market Boxes for great selections that will delight anyone on your list. Planning a company holiday party? Consider hosting it at the Rocky Mountain Soap Market’s Body Bar where your favorite products can be customized and made right in front of you and your team members by their Body Baristas.
Company owners Lauren and Brooke procure local goods for beautiful, locally sourced gift boxes. They offer free local delivery and you can choose from their great selection of regular boxes, special holiday collection boxes, or reach out to them to create a custom box for your needs.
The owner of this small business, Yurima, was born in Venezula and wanted to help other women after settling in Colorado. She started I Love ME Gems in order to provide opportunities for women who are immigrants and refugees. All of their jewelry is handcrafted with high quality, hypoallergenic materials.
Perfect for your furry friend or the dog lover in your life! Their treats and bones are made with locally sourced, high quality ingredients right here in Colorado. Winnie Lou’s products are human grade and you can feel good about giving them to the pups in your life!
This is for the foodie on your list. Sign them up for a cooking class or series (in person and virtual options available), pick up some spices or specialty foods from their spice shop, or simply get a gift card and let them decide. Their packed calendar of classes fills up fast so book early!
Baker and owner of Minnie’s Macarons, Leann, started her business during the 2020 Covid lockdowns. She bakes her macarons in small batches and offers monthly assortments of flavors. They are decorated beautifully and local delivery is available.
Bee Golden Thrifts is based in Colorado Springs and is the perfect place to search for a one of a kind gift. This local business is owned by Haylee who hand picks thrifted items and auctions them on Instagram. US shipping and local pick are available for all items.
You’ll find something for everyone at this beautiful store that features home décor, gifts, vintage treasures as well as art and handmade items from store owner Kit Hutchinson. Visit their brick and mortar store in Old Colorado City or shop their extensive inventory online.
Husband and wife team Gabby and Ryan started Happy Hour Donuts right after the pandemic hit. Their gourmet donuts are spiked with alcohol and they feature fun flavors like Spiked Churro and Strawberry Guava Mimosa. Wouldn’t these treats be an excellent addition to a holiday party? Delivery is available.
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