10 Denver Gift Shops for a Neighborhood Holiday Shopping Experience
These local Colorado businesses are our top shops for the season ...
October 18, 2023 - Rankin Goulder & Kissinger
Above: Datura Home decked for the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Datura Home Facebook page.
Shopping locally during the holiday season in Colorado isn't just about finding unique gifts; it's a joyful and meaningful experience. By supporting local Denver businesses, you're not only discovering one-of-a-kind, handcrafted treasures but also contributing to the vibrancy of our community. The Rankin, Goulder, and Kissinger team is dedicated to the cause of shopping locally and have compiled a selection of beloved, locally owned and operated shops. These businesses not only offer the perfect gifts but also provide a chance to support fellow Coloradans.
Here are 10 of our favorite local shopping spots in or near Denver:
1. Inspyre Boutique
One of Amy's top picks!
Inspyre Boutique is passionately committed to curating an exquisite collection of fashion, accessories, and gifts for the women of Denver. With two Denver (and two south of Denver) locations they tirelessly scour the market to discover the most stunning clothing while ensuring their prices leave your wallet pleasantly content. When you step into the boutique, be ready to uncover your next beloved dress, jacket, top, and jewelry pieces.
Multiple locations | Open daily 10am - 6pm
2. Fern & Lois
One of Amy's top picks!
Presents a delightful range of exquisite gifts, spanning from charming hostess offerings to children's toys, all thoughtfully presented in the most aesthetically pleasing manner. Serving the South Denver area, they provide tailored floral arrangements and convenient grab-and-go options to enhance your gifting experience.
Located at 2378 S Downing St | Open Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm
3. Artisan Center
One of Jane's top picks!
Step into the enchanting world of the Artisan Center, a place of inclusivity and magic. Here, you'll discover an array of handcrafted treasures, including pottery, contemporary jewelry, greeting cards, home décor, accent pieces, baby wear, and so much more. The center holds a special place in the hearts of Colorado residents and visitors from around the globe, serving as a cherished community hub. Visit in Cherry Creek, where they proudly hold the title of the number one destination for thoughtful gift-giving.
Located at 2757 E 3rd Ave | Open daily: 10am - 5pm
4. Talulah Jones
One of Allison's top picks!
A lifestyle boutique in uptown Denver that indulges in a selection of the most exquisite, calming, and enchanting gifts, perfect for you, your home or your little ones. Explore handcrafted jewelry, toys, books, home decor, luxurious bath and body products, and delectable confections, all designed to infuse your life with a touch of enchantment.
Located at 1122 E 17th Ave | Open Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm
Above: An incredible holiday find from Talulah Jones. Photo courtesy of Talulah Jones Facebook page.
5. Marczyk Fine Foods
For over two decades, the Marczyk family has been dedicated to providing Denver with the finest quality ingredients. Their commitment has transformed them into a beloved neighborhood market, offering top-notch ingredients for every meal of the day, from breakfast to dinner. In addition, they excel in crafting superb prepared meals for those seeking a convenient ready-made meal. With a curated selection of distinctive and specialty items, not to mention two Denver locations, Marczyk Fine Foods serves as an ideal destination to pick up a gift card or a delightful treat for that hard-to-shop-for person on your holiday list.
Located at 770 E. 17th Ave & 5100 E. Colfax Ave | Open Mon–Sat: 9am-7pm | Sun: 9am-6pm
6. Datura Home
One of Allison's top picks!
Is your destination for a wide array of houseplants and pots, home accents, exquisite jewelry, distinctive gifts, and luxurious bath and body items. Their team undergoes comprehensive training to become experts in houseplant care, offering a wealth of knowledge and guidance for nurturing indoor plants in the Denver area. Datura Home aims to be a pioneering, distinctive, and inspiring community store that awakens the senses, providing an engaging, creative, and immersive shopping experience - and we love them for it! Plus: Join Datura for their annual Champagne and Shopping Nights featuring champagne and lavender shortbread cookies each Friday in the month leading up to Christmas.
Located at 10155 E 29th Dr. Suite 140 | Open Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 6pm and Sun 9am - 5pm
Above: Shoppers take a break in the terminal of Union Station. With a collection of over a dozen shops and eateries, Union Station is a wonderful location to shop locally.
7. 5 Green Boxes
One of Jane's top picks!
A proudly local and delightfully unconventional boutique, 5 Green Boxes brings forth a carefully curated array of distinctive jewelry, unique accessories, garden essentials, and handcrafted home decor. You'll also find a charming collection of gifts, greeting cards, stylish gift wrap, and seasonal treasures, all thoughtfully displayed in a vibrant tapestry of patterns and colors.
Located at 1701 Wynkoop St., #130 (Union Station) | Open daily 10am - 7pm | Sunday 12pm - 5pm
8. The Ruffly Rose
Located in the charming Old South Pearl Shopping district, The Ruffly Rose specializes in crafting each arrangement into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Beyond their selection of fresh blooms, you'll also find an array of plants, greeting cards, delightful gifts, and captivating home decor. This makes The Ruffly Rose your all-encompassing destination for every special occasion, truly living up to its reputation as a "one-stop shop.”
Located at 1611 S Pearl St |Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am -5pm | Sunday 10am - 2pm
The Ruffly Rose is a charming shop complete with all your unique gift needs. Photo courtesy Ruffly Rose Facebook page.
9. The Barn
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Castle Rock, this charming location is a treasure trove of both shops and history. Originally constructed in 1905 to house the Douglas County Lumber Company Mercantile, The Barn now stands as a unique destination hosting more than a dozen specialty shops. These boutiques cater to a diverse range of interests, from fashion and decor to furniture and more, delivering a therapeutic shopping experience known affectionately as "Barn Therapy" for both loyal patrons and newcomers alike.
Located at 400 3rd Street, Castle Rock | Open daily 10am - 6pm
10. Curate Mercantile
Located in Centennial, right off County Line and University approximately 30 minutes south of Denver, you'll find a bustling hub hosting over 100 local small businesses, all conveniently located under a single roof. Dedicated vendors curate their unique boutiques, featuring an array of one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures, exquisite fashion, specialty items, delectable food gifts, home decor, and so much more.
Located at 8242 S University Blvd #150 | Open Monday - Friday 10 -6, Saturday 10am -6pm | Sunday 12pm-5pm
With these locations, you're not only finding special and meaningful gifts but also directly contributing to the vitality of our own community. Whether you're searching for home decor, fine foods or that perfect outfit Denver and the surrounding area has you covered! Stop by your favorite coffee shop, grab a drink and be on your way to discover all your fellow Coloradans have created this holiday season.
If you are thinking about buying or selling anywhere in the Denver area, reach out to Allison Rankin, Jane Goulder or Amy Kissinger today! Whether you are a first-time buyer, an investor or a seasoned buyer looking to upsize or downsize, we have the experience, resources and relationships to help and we would love to help you begin your next chapter in the Denver area!
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