Denver has no shortage of home-goods shops, and behind each storefront is a small business owner with discerning taste. If finding presents for the most stylish recipients on your list has you stumped this year, fear not. We asked the proprietors of eight of Denver’s finest home-goods boutiques to dish on their top-selling items that will make perfect gifts.

Calli Swofford, Miller Lane Mercantile

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“One of my favorite products in the shop right now is the Ceramic Garlic Keeper ($68) from Sawyer Ceramics. It creates the perfect conditions for keeping garlic bulbs fresh for as long as possible—blocking light and stabilizing temperature fluctuations without fully concealing the bulbs. It’s the perfect gift for any culinary lover!” 4234 Tennyson St.

Kyndra Georgeson, Kyndred

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“This set of three Artisanal Black and Gold Cheese Knives ($46) will dress up your charcuterie board no matter the occasion. Made with sustainably sourced bronze and mango wood, these beauties are handcrafted by specialty artisans in Thailand. A wonderful gift paired with our cutting boards!” 4611 E. 23rd Ave.

Becky Miller, Modern Nomad Home

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“Bestsellers from our signature collection, these all-natural, clean-burning candles ($35 each) are made of coconut wax with pure essential oil blends. They are hand-poured in the United States and have a 50- to 60-hour burn time. Scents include Assam (bergamot and oud), Sacred (jasmine and saffron), and Santal (spicy cardamom, amber, and orchid).” 1211 Delaware St.

Kerri Cole, Confía Collective

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“Nothing says joy like a mirrored wreath ($54). Taking its cue from disco balls, this wreath exudes happiness. We are putting one on each of our doors and giving them as hostess gifts.” 1549 S. Pearl St.

Angela Pilloud, New Americana Home

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“These recycled wool blankets ($160 each) from Tartan Blanket Co. in Edinburgh, Scotland, bring endless warmth and charm to a space. Soft and sustainable, you can’t help but want to cozy up with one on a chilly day. Something about the curated color palette is vibrant, yet neutral, adding a pop of color while blending with existing decor. An eye-catching and feel-good treasure, one of these blankets is sure to bring comfort to loved ones for years to come.” 1939 E. Kentucky Ave.

Susan Weiss, Emerson Bailey


“At Emerson Bailey we think about gifting the same way we think about sourcing for our galleries: We are on the hunt for what we feel is the best of the best, timeless, and classic in design. Our go-to gift is the beautiful brass pen ($97) or pencil ($123) from Legendär. With quality craftsmanship and materials, Legendär products each have a story and special uniqueness to them. Made from a single piece of solid brass, the pen/pencil is substantial in weight and makes a statement. The leather case ($118), made from full-grain cowhide, perfectly pairs with the pen/pencil and is a beautiful and convenient everyday companion.” 1787 S. Broadway

Mike and Lindy DiPaulo, Homefest

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“The more the merrier, these hand-blown glass evergreens from Simon Pearce are a time-honored holiday tradition. From sapling-size to stunningly stately and brilliantly clear or dusted with ‘snow,’ these iconic glass trees are a joy to give and to collect.” 5912 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village

Michelle DeHaven, Haven

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“This hand-painted glass and wood tray ($155) is the perfect accent piece in any room. It instantly lights up a space with its sunny colors, modern patterns, and invigorating bursts of gold. Use it to elevate your coffee table, dresser, or dining table.” 257 Fillmore St.; 943 Pearl St., Boulder