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  • 12 Colorado-Centric Gifts for the Holiday Season

    Find the perfect trinket—with a local connection—for selfie-snapping teens, triathlete dads, and everyone in between. 


    We’d rather spend our time at a concert or sipping barrel-aged coffee than battling the December shopping crowds. Yet the slog is worth it when the thoughtful, locally produced gift you find puts a holiday-card-worthy grin on your best friend’s face. And fortunately, you have us to speed you through the present-finding labyrinth.

    1) For Those Who Go Against The Grain

    Grainstack wallet handcrafted from bloodwood, $30

    2) For Timely Gentlemen

    John Atencio’s Pantheon watch collection celebrating the 40th anniversary of the store, starting at $1,195

    3) For Savvy Sippers

    Corvus Coffee’s cold-brewed concentrate aged in Laws Whiskey House barrels, $15

    4) For Rock ’N’ Rollers

    Coffee-table book Red Rocks: The Concert Years by Colorado Music Hall of Fame director G. Brown, $30

    —Courtesy of Zac Albrecht Heiks

    5) For The Artsy Outdoorsman

    Prints of Britta Albrecht’s Colorado landscapes, such as her watercolor-and-ink “Siyahumba,” $50

    —Courtesy of Recoup Fitness

    6) For The CrossFit Crowd

    Recoup Fitness Stingr Cold Massage Roller Ball, $40

    —Courtesy of Meier Skis

    7) For Tuned-in Skiers

    Big Head Todd and the Monsters special-edition Meier Skis, $795

    —Courtesy of Kero

    8) For Sophisticated Dears

    Anita Gronstedt’s Slängväskan evening bag made of naturally tanned reindeer leather, $300

    —Courtesy of Crayola

    9) For Budding Clyfford Stills

    Kid Robot’s seven-inch-tall Munny figure, complete with Crayola markers, $20

    —Courtesy of Alpine Modern

    10) For The Daydreamer

    Alpine Modern’s adventure-themed sticker pack, $10

    —Courtesy of Liberti

    11) For The Stylish Advocate

    Liberti’s Coordinates Cuff inscribed with the coordinates of a refugee camp, $95

    —Courtesy of Alpine Labs

    12) For High-tech Shutterbugs

    Alpine Labs Pulse wireless remote, which allows you to control your camera from your smartphone, $99


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