Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Boulder's inventors, creators and makers have you covered this holiday season. Come enjoy a weekend of Boulder shopping, with plenty of stops for great meals and maybe even a hike in there, too. Here are some ideas for everyone on your list, plus the Boulder boutiques and shops where you can find these unique items.
Boulder-based Cocktailpunk produces super-small-batch bitters that are used in all of Boulder’s finest bars and restaurants. This collection celebrates Colorado-grown ingredients, with Colorado Lavender, Colorado Cherry and Palisade Peach.
Where to Shop It: Hazel's Beverage World
Boulder business Kelty was an early-comer to the outdoor gear scene, making one of the first external-frame trekking backpacks on the consumer market. Their Shindig Blanket is the perfect outdoor concert accessory to hold your spot and keep you toasty when the sun goes down.
Where to Shop It: R.E.I.
Take your loved one’s library to a whole new level with an artistic book jacket collection by the creative souls at Juniper Books. Favored by the likes Gwyneth Paltrow, these impressive designs aren’t cheap, but they are sure to become family heirlooms. Choose from a huge range of collections, from African American literature to the Game of Thrones set.
Where to Shop It: Juniper Books
Sherpani has been designing unique and sustainably produced bags for women for more than fifteen years now. Their Camden bag is a crossbody, tote and backpack (with a laptop sleeve) all in one. Best of all, it's made with recycled materials.
Where to Shop It: Sherpani
Angela Olsgard started Angie Star in 2002 and, with her graceful and delicate creations, has been a favorite Boulder jewelry source ever since. Her shop is a dreamy, ethereal escape, with tons of creations featuring stones that are ethically sourced and conflict-free. The shop's stamped initial charms are great for moms or anyone who wants to keep a reminder of their beloveds close to their heart. Add a birthstone jewel for each initial for $8 each.
Where to Shop It: Angie Star
World War II leather suspenders, horse bridles, grain sacks…they’ve all made their way into By Elke’s hand-crafted, industrial-chic bags. Now with a storefront right on Pearl, you can shop these handmade creations to your heart’s content.
Where to Shop It: By Elke
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is a favorite Boulder landmark with a fascinating story behind it (which you can read here). The teahouse serves over 100 teas, many of which are sold on site in beautiful tins that resemble the teahouse itself. But a true favorite is their Teahouse Chai, brewed artisan-style using malty black tea, ground spices, organic sugar and filtered water.
Where to Shop It: Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
David Barnett launched PopSockets out of his garage in Boulder in 2014 and has since sold over 40 million PopSockets grips around the world. These handy little adhesive disks are a smartphone stand, grip and cord wrap in one. Find a cool design or create your own by uploading a photo or design on their website.
Where to Shop It: Art Mart
Above: Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery
The following emporiums, markets and gift shops are great places to find several Boulder artisans (and amazing gifts) in one spot: