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If finding the perfect gifts for the style-savvy recipients on your list has you feeling stumped this year, fear not. We’ve rounded up top-sellers from 10 of Denver’s best home-goods boutiques, from florals and baubles to shimmering barware and a perfectly hygge handmade mug. Happy shopping!
Calli Swofford, Miller Lane Mercantile
“Mugs can cover a lot of bases when it comes to gift-gifting—share one with your co-worker, your boss, your child’s teacher, the list goes on. Plus, brownie points for one that is both handmade and local! I love the White Crackle Ceramic Mug ($45) by local potter Tyler Livingston. It’s beautifully understated, but once you get one into your hands, you know it’s special. I’m a firm believer that your morning cup of coffee or tea tastes better in your favorite mug—it just does! This mug is sure to become that go-to piece your recipient will reach for with each early rise.” 4315 W. 44th Ave., 720-328-5091
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Kyndra Georgeson, Kyndred
“Featuring a hammered, antique-brass-finished, stainless-steel lid crowning a lightly dimpled glass body, the unique and stylish Glass Cocktail Shaker ($68) makes a great gift for anyone who likes to entertain—or just make a fancy cocktail at home. Handcrafted from partially recycled pebbled glass, this piece coordinates with the pebbled drink glasses and other barware available in the Kyndred shop and online.” 4611 E. 23rd Ave., 303-638-2070
Cornelia Peterson, Sacred Thistle
“This perfectly imperfect, stoneware Marshmallow Diamond Vase ($345), handmade by BZIPPY in Los Angeles, is a visually unique statement piece, with an opening ideal for highlighting a special stem, or perfect all on its own. A great gift for those who surround themselves with curated, intentional objects, as well as any floral enthusiast.” 1110 Acoma St., 720-598-6957
Christy Vranesic Brant,Lulu’s Furniture & Decor
“An absolutely perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the convergence of beauty and function is a set of glassware from Estelle Glass, an American company named after the founder’s grandmother, who loved colored glass. The collection includes hand-blown wine, champagne, martini, and rocks glasses, plus decanters and beautiful cake stands, all crafted by Polish artisans. Pictured here is a set of stemmed wine glasses in vibrant colors ($185).” 5910 S. University Blvd., Suite E3, Greenwood Village, 303-756-2222
Becky Miller, Modern Nomad Home
“Wall decor is hard to find, but these Ceramic Wall Snakes ($85 each) promise to bring a unique and fun addition to any wall—or mantel, or tabletop. Each one is handmade and guaranteed to be silly, sweet, and make you smile. The perfect conversation piece for that friend who loves nature motifs and appreciates the unexpected.” 2936 Larimer St., 303-862-5091
Morgan Huston, Birdsall & Co.
“This Glass Pot ($34, small; $45, large), complete with drainage hole and saucer, is a modern take on an indoor planter, and can be used for houseplants, air plants (as pictured), or even dried flower arrangements. I love a gift that serves a purpose and enhances a space, and this is definitely a unique twist on a household item. It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves houseplants and would welcome a new way to display them. Gifting house decor can be tricky because you can’t always know what someone will prefer or whether a color will work in their space, but this unique, clear glass container will find a home everywhere.” 2870 S. Broadway, Englewood, 303-722-2535; 3040 Blake St., Suite 131, 720-476-6899
Ali Ball, Bloom By Anuschka
“Jewelry is for everyone! Each Bloom Bijoux earring ($4,500/pair) is made with stones hand-picked by Anuschka and designed to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. (Although the pair shown is unique, we have many more options available.) This set, which incorporates pave diamonds and 18-karat gold, features carnelian, a stone purported to offer stability, grounding, zest for life, confidence, and creativity; druzy, which is associated with peace, tranquility, patience, intuition, and unconditional love; and rutilated quartz, known for promoting spiritual growth, and cleansing and energizing the aura.” 3170 E. Second Ave., 720-941-2862
Kerri Cole, Confía Collective
“A little bit mystical, a lot functional, this Snake Charmer Ceramic Box ($72) is an unexpected gift for the friend who believes in the odd and magical. Made from hand-decorated bone china with 24-karat gold trim, it’s perfect for holding crystals, jewelry, and special notes.” 1549 S. Pearl St., 303-578-8904
Jil Schlisner, Moss Pink
“Perfect for the person who has it all—and flower-lovers in between—our floral subscriptions ($85–$125+ per delivery; options available) are gifts that continue giving long past the holidays and into the new year, adding beauty to every season. Each subscription features boutique flowers delivered on a schedule to home or office (pick-up is also available). Customize your gift to match your recipient’s style, and to fit your desired frequency, duration, and budget. (Look for the Colorado Grower subscription, which features beautiful local blooms including lisianthus, campanilla, bells of Ireland, marigold, zinnia, geum, and dahlia—available only in the summer months).” 5140 E. Colfax Ave., 303-388-1666
Lexi Neisler, Mojave + Tejon Dry Goods
“The Sierra Moonshadow set from MM Clay in San Francisco features beautiful, artisanal statement serving pieces (ramekins, $37 each; large serving platter, $185) that pair beautifully with either rustic or modern interiors. These items have been a huge hit in the store since I opened; each is made by hand and finished with a hand-brushed glaze, which creates variations in each piece. MM Clay has made dishes for many of San Francisco’s high-end restaurants, and they’re the perfect choice for that foodie friend who loves to throw the most beautiful dinner parties.” 2436 W. 44th Ave., 303-725-8777