For the Glitterati

Colorful, confection-inspired hues make the holidays a sweet time of year.

  • Hard Candy
    Carla Morrison 18-karat yellow gold rubelite tourmaline and purple chalcedony Helios necklace with blue lace agate detachable drop, $7,840, 720-564-9285,
  • Assorted Sweets
    Bracelet with diamonds and colored sapphires in 18-karat rose, yellow, and white gold, $10,400, Hyde Park Jewelers, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. First Ave., 303-333-4446,
  • Bonbon Drops
    Trésor amethyst and citrine earrings (34.47 carat total weight) in 18-karat yellow gold, $1,495, Trice Jewelers, 6885 S. University Blvd., 303-759-9661,
  • Jawbreaker
    Samantha Louise chalcedony and 18-karat yellow gold necklace, $5,500, Oster Jewelers.
  • Pop Rocks
    Santagostino enamel happy frogs ring with 5.30 carat total weight amethyst and .14 carat total weight diamonds, $9,575, Oster Jewelers, 251 Steele St., 303-572-1111,

For the Foodie

What to buy for the cook who has, well, just about everything.

  • Wise Choice
    Vintage-inspired owl vase (various colors) made from pressed glass, $39, Nosh Nest, 1541 Platte St., 303-455-1745,
  • So Sweet
    Beeyond the Hive’s whipped honey, $5.50, In Season Market, 3210 Wyandot St., 303-953-2601,; gold resin–handle spreader, $5.95, Sur La Table, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. First Ave., 303-780-7800,
  • Hanging Around
    Fall flora jacquard dishtowel by Tag, $7.50, Nosh Nest.
  • The Home Cook
    “Cooking Without Borders” ($35) by New York chef Anita Lo and “Girl in the Kitchen” ($29.95) by Top Chef Stephanie Izard, Tattered Cover Book Store, multiple locations,
  • Grape Juice
    Alfred Eames Cellars’ Bordeaux-style 2009 Collage, $20,
  • Home Cooking
    French Oven by Le Creuset, $239.95, Sur La Table.
  • Wake-up Call
    Nespresso Pixie in titanium, $249, Sur La Table.
  • The Pantry
    Sir Kensington’s Spreadable Ketchup, $9, Williams-Sonoma, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. First Ave., 303-394-2226,
  • Shake It Up
    EatDenver Dining Deck, $50, Tattered Cover Book Store; ceramic salt and pepper shakers, $13, Nosh Nest,
  • Sweet Peach
    MMLocal Western Slope peaches, $6, In Season Market.
  • To Start
    34° Crispbreads, $4, In Season Market; ColoRouge by MouCo Cheese Company, $6.99, Whole Foods Market, multiple locations,; Cacio Pecora by Fruition Farms, $22.69 per pound, Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 E. 17th Ave., 303-894-9499 and 5100 E. Colfax Ave., 303-243-3355,; Lamborn Bloomers by Avalanche Cheese Company, $24.99 per pound, Whole Foods Market.

For the Adventurer

Winter outdoor gear is all about bold color, creative craftsmanship, top technology—and buying local products whenever possible.

  • Tough Guy
    Spyder men’s Alyeska jacket in Sharp Lime/Black, $500,
  • Performance Pedigree
    Spyder women’s Jesst In Time jacket in Rage (inspired by pro skier Jess McMillan), $600,
  • Eye Catching
    Church And State Optics Orient Express-Dragon goggles with hand-painted enamel dragon and 10-karat gold plated hardware, $198,
  • Boxing Style
    Burton men’s water-resistant Lambsbread Mitt in Acid Wash, $49.95,
  • Backcountry Booties
    Crescent Moon Snowshoes men’s Gold Series 10 in Candy Apple Red, $275,
  • Carving Machines
    Icelantic Skis Pilgrim, $649. For local dealers, please see
  • Perfect Protection
    Smith Optics women’s Variant brim helmet in Bright Plum Alpenglow, $160,

For the Techie

High tech goes retro this season, as modern gadgets get a boost from nostalgia-inspired designs.

  • Bee’s Knees
    iPad 2 Hive Honeycomb silicone case, $39.99,
  • Old School
    Pro-Ject RM-1.3 turntable, $499, ListenUp, 685 S. Pearl St., 303-778-0780,
  • Hi-Fi
    B&W Zeppelin Air iPod speaker dock, $599.95, ListenUp.
  • Heavy Metal
    Case-Mate iPhone 4/4S Titanium-Premium Metal Case, $300,
  • Hey Mister DJ
    Urbanears Plattan headphones, $60, Nordstrom, 2810 E. First Ave., 720-746-2424,
  • Master G
    G-Shock GA100B-4A watch, $110,
  • Boom Box
    Sonos ZonePlayer 90 wireless music system, $349, ListenUp.
  • Photo Legend
    Leica M9 camera body, $6,999, and 35mm f/2.0 ASPH. Silver lens, $2,995, Mike’s Camera, 759 S. Colorado Blvd., 303-733-2121 or

For the Trendsetter

This holiday season, go for refreshed classics that are effortless wardrobe additions for any lifestyle.

  • Haute Jacket
    Etro women’s wool, velvet and faux fur jacket, $1,395, Lawrence Covell, 225 Steele St., 303-320-1023,
  • Top Hat
    Rag & Bone wool felt hat, $145, A.Line Boutique at the Landmark, 5375 Landmark Place, 303-773-8200,
  • Luxe Knit
    Malo cashmere and silk sweater, $950, Mario di Leone, 280 Detroit St., 303-333-7474.
  • Rugged Beauty
    Moore & Giles Benedict Nubuck Bison weekend bag, $635, Andrisen Morton, 270 St. Paul St., 303-377-8488,
  • Touch of Color
    Coach leather gloves, $398,
  • Handsome Fellow
    John Malkovich men’s wool tweed coat, $1,195, Lawrence Covell.
  • Cozy Cashmere
    Brunello Cucinelli men’s cashmere sweater, $1,430, Andrisen Morton.
  • High-Shine Aviators
    Alexander McQueen men’s sunglasses, $360, Solstice,
  • Peerless Plaid
    Etro wool scarf, $225, Andrisen Morton.
  • Country Chic
    Coclico Miller leather riding boots, $509, Strut, 3611 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-3361,
  • Brogue Finish
    Façonnable calfskin wingtip oxford boots, $565, Façonnable, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. First Ave., 303-394-4140,