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Timber Trade Company in RiNo is known for the their selection of heritage menswear brands, including classic Lee Denim and Momotaro Jeans, Taylor Stitch shirting, outerwear by Filson, and bags by Denver’s own Topo Designs. For something that will fit neatly into his stocking, we suggest a pair of Chup socks. Made in Okayama, Japan on a traditional stocking frame machine, these cotton socks combine intricate patterns inspired by indigenous tribes from around the world with high-quality yarns and craftsmanship. $35 each, Backyard on Blake, 3070 Blake St., #170
Christy Lea Payne is known for her rustic, organic jewelry that mixes gold, sterling silver, bronze, and semi-precious stones with an elegant, modern Western vibe. One of the newest additions to her collection is this industrial black-coated, sterling silver cuff. Handcrafted with a matte finish, it can be customized with his initials or even a favorite word. It’s a chic, yet understated addition to his look (or hers, as it comes in two sizes). Editor’s Tip: Payne moved her boutique a few doors down on Broadway back in June, so although you can order this piece online, you can also visit her beautiful and bigger new digs. $148–$190, available online or in store; 1407 S. Broadway
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Pamper his skin with Formulary 55’s ultra-rich shaving soap from its Modern Men’s Care line. The two-star ingredients are French green clay, known for its skin healing properties, and coconut milk, which has high levels of Vitamin C and copper to help maintain elasticity and prevent wrinkles. Rounding things out are nutrient-rich olive, coconut, and palm oils, as well as shea butter to nourish and protect. And of course, it’s vegan and cruelty-free, so there are no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, or artificial colors or dyes. $18, available online
If your giftee likes to geek out over anything Star Wars, this Stormtrooper ring may be just the stocking stuffer for him. Arvada-based artist and metalsmith Jamie Mclandsborough (co-owner of Balefire Goods) is also co-founder of Geeklery—a site dedicated to a curated collection of jewelry by artists inspired by pop culture. Handmade in sterling silver, this ring is even more special because it’s one-of-a-kind. If you want to be the lucky one to pick it up, may the force be with you. $140, available online or in store at Balefire Goods, 7513 Grandview Ave., Arvada
If your man is still bemoaning having to put a face mask on before leaving the house, maybe it’s time he had a little fun with it. That’s exactly what Denver-based cycling apparel company Primal is doing with their Mask 2.0 series, which features festive holiday prints ranging from graphic snowflakes to Santa’s beard. Plus, Primal offers not just fun, but also function with their 3D form, which offers more comfort than a traditional cloth mask, and adjustable ear straps and nosepiece for a personalized fit. Editor’s Tip: You can separately purchase a pack of their NT3D filters for additional protection. $22 each
It’s easy to get stressed out over the holidays—especially after all of the negative energy 2020 has offered up—so why not help improve a loved one’s mood with Leaf People’s aromatherapy set. Formulated by medical herbalist Julie Levin, this Carbondale-based brand has crafted four special scents featuring a specific botanical group to calm nerves, encourage positivity, awaken passion, and even boost immunity. The best part? All botanicals are ethically wild harvested, certified organic, and certified herbicide- and pesticide-free, so you know you’re getting a high-quality product. Plus, these scents come with a roller application, making them perfect for keeping bed- or desk-side. $90, available online
Whether it’s ski season in the winter or hiking in the spring, if you’re gifting folks that spend a lot of time in the high country, make sure to gift them Obermeyer’s Hip-ster bag. Available in his and her versions, this coated-cotton, water resistant bag will keep all essentials—from cell phones to credit cards—dry and tucked away in any one of its multiple pockets. We like the color block versions best to keep the look on the fashion-forward, yet still sporty side. His, $45, and hers, $39