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‘Tis the season to shop local and with the help of our 2020 gift guide, you’ll have no trouble finding meaningful gifts for your friends and family members this year!

It’s time to end 2020 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 through a particularly difficult time!

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

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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

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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 Travel Deprived Jet Setter | A Curated Gift Set from The Local Honey Collective

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As we all know, 2020 has not been the year for traveling, so it’s likely that the jet setter in your life is itching to get away as soon as possible. The Local Honey Collective, a women’s boutique in Downtown Colorado Springs, has curated the cutest gift sets for the various personas in your life, including one ‘For the Traveler.’

This eco-friendly travel gift set includes the book “Away and Aware: A Field Guide to Mindful Travel,” travel face towels, a set of reusable metal straws, a lovely water bottle, and a carry-on cocktail kit.

To view more creative gift sets from Local Honey Co., click here!

 

The ‘Treat Yourself’ Bath Lover | Holiday Foaming Bath Salts from Rocky Mountain Soap Market

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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 Holiday Foaming Bath Salts make the perfect gift for anyone who needs to ease muscle tension, relieve stress, or get some luxury relaxation time. The gift set includes three delicious scents: Christmas Cookies, Mooseberry, and Merry Mistletoe. Buy the gift box online and have it shipped, or pick it up in their store located right in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.

 

The Coffee Snob | A Subscription to Native Coffee Club

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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 Food Tour

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.

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

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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

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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 Sustainable Shopper | A unique find at Eclectic Co.

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Eclectic Co. is the place to shop for your friend or family member who is passionate about sustainable and ethical goods! With two locations in Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City, the shops house the unique works of local makers and creatives. You’ll find earrings, clothing, apothecary goods, and so much more, all made or sourced locally and sustainably.

 

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!

Looking for a creative way to show your team members or clients how much you appreciate them? Check out our catalog of Holiday goodies and gift boxes!

Cheers! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)

 

 

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