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    Holiday shopping on Pearl Street

    Boulder's Holiday Gift Guide

    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.

    For the Life of the Party

    Cocktailpunk Colorado Cocktail Bitters, $32

    Cocktailpunk Bitters

    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

    For the Outdoorist

    Kelty Shindig Blanket, $69.95

    People lounging on the Kelty blanket

    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.

    For the Book Worm

    Juniper Books Russian Literature Set, $350

    Russian Literature stacked books from Juniper Books

    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

    For the Intrepid Traveler

    Sherpani Camden Bag, $99.95

    Girl wearing the Camden Bag from Sherpani

    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

    For Moms and More
    Angie Star's Initial Pendant, $42

    Necklace and Jewels from Angie Star

    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

    For the Trend-Setter

    By Elke Saddle Bag, $275

    Two Leather bags by elke

    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

    For the Constantly Caffeinated

    Teahouse Chai, $6.99

    Teahouse Chai

    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

    For the Selfie-Obsessed

    PopSockets, $15

    Peace PopSocket on an Iphone from PopSockets

    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

    People shopping at the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery

    Above: Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery

    Makers Markets

    The following emporiums, markets and gift shops are great places to find several Boulder artisans (and amazing gifts) in one spot: