Make Your Own Candle at Candelaria

Instead of opting for the standard “I didn’t know what to get you, so I bought you a candle” gift this year, sign up your friend for a two-hour candle-making class at Candelaria’s Denver store. Not only do you get to create your own scent, you’ll also learn how to pour and mix the wax for a perfectly customized nine ounce candle. 853 Santa Fe Drive; $25; Register online

Photo by Bella Calla.

Build Your Own Terrarium at Bella Calla Floral

Succulents are in style, which is why Bella Calla Floral’s terrarium building class is perfect for the person on your list who loves to keep up with trends—and get their hands dirty. The shop’s professional florists will help you pick the best plants and will guide you along as you build your ideal little globe of plants, rocks, and dirt. For the price of registration, you’ll get all of your supplies, plus wine and cheese. 3100 N. Downing St., 303-593-0716; $55; Register online

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Take a Brush Calligraphy 101 Class at River North Workshop Co.

Located at the Backyard on Blake in RiNo, the River North Workshop Co. offers classes on everything from learning how to abstract paint to creating your own macramé wall hangings. We like the Brush Calligraphy course though, as it’s an ideal introduction into a fun form of art that can double as both a creative outlet and a cool talent that can be used elsewhere (think: wedding invites, thank you cards, etc.). The hour-and-a-half long course includes a personalized notebook, paper, pens, tracing paper, and snacks. 3040 Blake St. #131, 720-588-2143; $75 Register online

Photo by Fancy Tiger Crafts.

Create Your Own Mountain Pillow at Fancy Tiger Crafts

You don’t have to know a thing about sewing to make your own mountain pillow at Broadway’s Fancy Tiger Crafts. In fact, DIY enthusiasts of all abilities are invited to attend this two-hour course, where everyone will walk away with their own little mountain pillow to proudly display on their couch, bed, or accent chair. 59 Broadway St., 303-733-3855; $30 Register online

Read 5280’s entire 2017 guide to Colorado gift giving.