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‘Tis the season to shop local and with the help of our 2021 gift guide, you’ll have no trouble finding meaningful gifts for your friends and family members this year!

It’s time to end 2021 on a high note, so empty that Amazon shopping cart and opt for buying gifts from Colorado Springs’ amazing local businesses! When you shop local this holiday season, not only are you giving meaningful and creative gifts, but you’re also helping local businesses!

Not sure where to start? We’ve put together this fun gift guide to help you find something special for each of your loved ones this year — from your bath loving mom to your travel deprived friend, there’s something for everyone, so get shopping!

 

 

The Sweet Tooth | Gourmet Hot Cocoa with Chocolate Spoons from Pikes Peak Lemonade

Photo Courtesy of Pikes Peak Lemonade

Not only is Pikes Peak Lemonade the only lemonade taproom in the country, but they’re also the perfect place to buy a Christmas gift for that sweet tooth friend. Their creative hot cocoa mixes come in flavors like Lavender Dark Cocoa and Maple Cocoa. For the ultimate experience, paired them with a delectable chocolate-covered spoon. Click here to browse their various mouthwatering cocoa products!

Visit their store across from Acacia Park in Downtown Colorado Springs or order online to have products shipped directly to your door.

 

 

The Sentimental Sipper | A Custom Mug from Wilde Nomad

Photo Courtesy of Wild Nomad

There’s no better way to show someone you appreciate them than with a gift made just for them! Wilde Nomad’s mugs are handmade in Castle Rock, Colorado and are easy to customize with a name and date. They’re adorable and durable — meaning they’re perfect for sipping coffee on the living room couch or whiskey at the campsite.

Start customizing your mug today by clicking here!

 

 

The Fashionista | A Set of Handmade Earrings from Rosewood and Ivy

Trysten Florey is the artist behind these lovely handmade polymer clay earrings. These colorful and chunky accessories will make a statement and add to any ensemble. Though she has an Etsy page, our preferred way to shop her jewelry is at Eclectic Co. in downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City, or their newest location in Littleton.

Check out Rosewood and Ivy earrings and that of other local makers on the Eclectic Co. website.

 

 

The ‘Treat Yourself’ Bath Lover | Bath Soaks from Rocky Mountain Soap Market

Bath Soaks from Rocky Mountain Soap Market | Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain Soap Market Facebook Page
Bath Soaks from Rocky Mountain Soap Market | Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain Soap Market Facebook Page

This one’s for the stressed out mamas, the bath-loving gentlemen, and everyone else who loves to take a little “me time.” Rocky Mountain Soap Market specializes in gourmet and organic soaps, lotions, bath bombs, and much more.  They take pride in using only the highest quality ingredients and have over 80 luscious essential oils and fragrance scents to choose from.

Their new Bath Soaks (which come in little tubes perfect for a stocking stuffer!) are the perfect gift for anyone who needs to ease muscle tension, relieve stress, or get some luxury relaxation time. Choose your favorite scent including lavender, rose, and grey French sea salt. Check out more from Rocky Mountain Soap Market here.

 

 

The Coffee Snob | A Subscription to Native Coffee Club

Photo Courtesy of Native Coffee Club | Facebook

Native Coffee Club was designed with Colorado’s coffee snobs in mind! Native partners with some of the top roasters in the state to bring specialty coffee right to your door each month. Colorado Springs’ Third Space Coffee and Loyal Coffee are accompanied by roasters from Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, and beyond!

There’s truly no better gift for caffeinated friends in your life than a subscription to Native Coffee Club!

 

 

The Ultimate Foodie | Tickets for a Local or Brewery Food Tour

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Taking a food lover on a food tour is like taking a kid to Disneyland. With a gift card to Rocky Mountain Food Tours, you’ll be giving the gift of the city’s best foodie experience. Our food tours provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Colorado Springs’ blossoming culinary scene, unique facts from a local expert, and of course a curated menu of the best the city has to offer. The best part is, you’ll be supporting several local businesses at once.

Choose from three different culinary experiences:

Gift cards never expire and can be made out in any amount. Click here to learn more and get your gift card today!

 

 

The Creative Kiddo | A book or toy from Little Richard’s Toy Store

Photo Courtesy of Little Richard’s Toy Store

A bookstore, toy store, pizza shop, and cafe all under one roof, Poor Richard’s is its own little world of magic nestled in Downtown Colorado Springs. Packed floor to ceiling with toys, games, kid-friendly science experiments, and more, Little Richard’s Toy Store is the perfect place to find a gift for that creative kid in your life! Their toys invite imaginative play for kids of all ages, and their child’s book selection is nearly endless.

Kill two birds with one stone by exploring Poor Richard’s Books and Gifts to find fun trinkets and new and used books for the whimsical adults in your life!

 

 

The Whiskey Lover | A bottle of local whiskey from Axe and the Oak

Photo Courtesy of Axe and the Oak

There’s only one thing better than a bottle of great whiskey — and that’s a bottle of great local whiskey! Axe and the Oak’s award-winning whiskey is about as “Colorado” as it gets. The rye and malts are sourced in Colorado and their bourbon, rye, and moonshine are all made and bottled right here in Colorado Springs.

Click here to learn more and find a bottle near you!

 

 

The Green Thumb | A plant from The Living Room

Photo Courtesy of The Living Room

Charmingly named The Living Room, this plant shop is the go-to spot for local plant shopping. From Fiddle Leaf Figs to Pathos to Peace Lilies and beyond, The Living Room has gifts for the first time plant owner, the seasoned green thumb, and everyone in between. Whether you pick a plant or buy a gift card, your plant-loving friend is sure to be pleased!

 

 

The One with Refined Taste | A handmade leather bag from CATELLIERmade

The Berkley Tote from CATELLIERmade has our hearts going pitter-patter. Ryan Catellier brings leather to life from his home studio in Castle Rock. His collection of totes, duffle bags and backpacks are high-end and extremely well-made. Shopping for the man in your life? Don’t miss the wallets, key chains, and belts perfect for an elevated stocking stuffer. Shop CATELLIERmade on their website.

 

 

Well, you officially have no excuse to not shop local this holiday season! With something for everyone, the job of finding meaningful gifts for everyone you know has basically been done for you — all you have to do is get shopping!

Cheers! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)

 

 

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