Gift Idea #1: Art Print

Art Print
Photo courtesy of Sacred Thistle

Get It: Sacred Thistle
“This petite print by Denver artist Marsha Robinson (aka Strange Dirt) makes a special gift because the hostess will think of you whenever she looks at it—and it’s fun to receive a decor item for your home. (Bonus points for supporting a local artist with your gift!)”

Gift Idea #2: Speciality Olive Oil

Specialty Olive Oil
Photo courtesy of Guiliana Direct Olive Oil

Get It: Giuliana Direct Olive Oil
“Giuliana Direct Olive Oil has an incredible selection of olive oils from around the world, and in my opinion, a specialty bottle is just as good as a nice bottle of wine. My favorite option is La Cultivada Hojiblanca 2019 for its elegant flavor.”

Gift Idea #3: Floral Apron

Floral Apron
Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Get It: Williams-Sonoma
“I love giving—or receiving—a pretty apron! It’s a thoughtful gift a host can use again and again.”

Gift Idea #4: Wet Wipes

Wet Wipes
Photo courtesy of Wipeys

Get It: Rosy Rings Studio
“Wipeys is a Denver–based startup that launched in March (good timing!), and offers four types of single-use wet wipes: hands, face, device, and surface. They come in beautiful boxes and make great accessories to keep in a kitchen or bathroom.”

Gift Idea #5: Gourmet Chocolate

Ritual Chocolate
Photo courtesy of Ritual Chocolates

Get It: Temper Chocolates inside Denver Central Market
“You can never go wrong bringing chocolate to someone’s home. I love Ritual: small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate made using old-world methods and premium cacao.”

Gift Idea #6: Taper Candles

Taper Candles
Photo courtesy of Miller Lane Mercantile

Get It: Miller Lane Mercantile
“Taper candles are something hosts can keep out on their dining table, in their living room, or even in the kitchen. I love the simplicity of this set; they pair well with any style.”

Gift Idea #7: Bottled Cocktails

Bottled Cocktails
Photo courtesy of Hudson Hill

Get It: Hudson Hill
“Hudson Hill now offers to-go versions of their craft cocktails that you can order online for pickup. My personal favorite: the Johnny Thunders, which has mezcal, rum, Aperol, pineapple juice, Thai tea, and lemon. Each bottle is the bar’s own recipe and serves two to four people.”

Hilary Masell Oswald
Hilary Masell Oswald
As the former editor for two of 5280’s ancillary publications, Hilary Masell Oswald split her time between the vibrant design-and-architecture scene in the metro area for 5280 Home and the always-changing field of health for the annual 5280 Health.