Forget the fruitcake, and put a little bit of Denver under the tree instead with 5280's eclectic collection of gift ideas.
Tencel Clothing, $55-$75, Coquette (2839 E. 3rd Ave., 303-321-6324). Give your political correctness an added boast by giving a gift of jeans made of soft, plush (would you believe) tree bark. The pulp is harvested from replenished tree farms in a way that emits no harmful pollutants. Skirts, sweaters, and vests also available. Choose from black, tan, peach, and, appropriately, forest green.
Vintage Restored Telephone, $169-$399, Twentieth Century Classic American Telephones (2780 Northbrook Place, Boulder, 303-442-3304). It's like driving a '57 Chevy on the Information Superhighway. These vintage phones have been renovated and can be plugged into any modern jack. Pick a 1920s hotel phone or a '37 Western Electric Henry Dreyfuss, or maybe even a 1950s pay phone (when it cost just a nickel to reach out and touch someone.)