Jewelry designer Anita Gronstedt’s work is based on traditions handed down for hundreds of years by the Sami—the indigenous people inhabiting parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland (also known as Lapland). A native of the region herself, Gronstedt creates handmade braided bracelets (pictured above, $75 to $225) from traditional materials like reindeer leather, hand-twinned pewter and silver thread, and reindeer antler buttons. She updates the look with new techniques, designs, and colors, including additions like 14 karat gold-plated beads, sterling silver beads, copper threads, and—most recently—diamonds. Available at Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, 1421 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-3683,;

Elizoebeth Jensen may have launched her own jewelry line just two years ago, but the Denver-based designer already has a dedicated fan base. And rightly so: Jensen’s delicate, feminine pieces show off an effortless style perfect for every day—and still glamorous enough for evening. Little Wing, one of her most recent collections, features gently curving lines accented with pavé diamonds (pictured, $425) or without ($280). Available at

Aspen’s O2—known for its chic take on fashion-forward clothing and accessories for the high country (think Herno down jackets and luxe cashmere essentials by Allude)—opened its first Denver location this past September in Cherry Creek North. We fell hard for this cotton, wool, and viscose cowl-neck sweater by Townsen (pictured, $198). Available at O2, 2800 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 109, 720-542-3756,

For the altruistic woman in your life, gift her something that also gives back. Krochet Kids Int’l is a California-based company that educates women in Uganda and Peru in the art of crochet, while also providing personal finance and business mentorship programs. This slouchy beret-style knitted hat (pictured, $29) in a universally flattering blush pink was crocheted in Uganda, and has also been signed by the woman who made it. A matching scarf is also available ($44). Available at Strut, 3611 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-3361,

(For more holiday gift ideas, check out 5280‘s 12 Days of Giving)

Denver-based LipBar made news this year with the launch of collagen-infused lipsticks and skincare products. Because the collagen particles in the inventory are so small, they help quicken cell turnover for brighter, healthier skin. For the holidays, LipBar is offering a travel gift set ($150) containing day crème, night balm, double collagen salve/eye balm, and body crème—all of which are paraben-, gluten- and chemical-free. Tip: Head to The Spa at The Broadmoor on December 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to try the entire line in person. Available at or call 1-800-285-5941

Christy Lea Payne, a beloved Denver designer, is known for her rustic jewelry crafted in metal and leather. More recently, Payne started applying her aesthetic to a series of leather clutches with coordinating tassels and stamped metallic graphics ($178). Perhaps a new bag to complete that New Year’s Eve outfit? Available at Garbarini, 239 Detroit St., 303-333-8686,

For the woman who loves looking at her shoes almost as much as wearing them, grab a copy of Art & Sole by Jane Weitzman ($25), wife of estemeed shoe designer Stuart Weitzman. This imagination-fueled book features 150 art shoes made of unique materials (think: metal, corrugated cardboard, Swarovski crystals, and even fresh flowers and frosting) that were commissioned by Jane for the company’s first store on Madison Avenue in the mid-1990s. Bonus: Many of the shoes featured in Art & Sole are being shown in printed form for the first time. Available at Stuart Weitzman, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. First Ave., 303-355-2828,

(Still have more shopping to do? Check out our 2014 holiday gift guide)

Plenty of newfangled skin-cleansing tools have entered the market over the last few years, but Clarisonic still sets the standard. The company’s latest developement is Sonic Radiance ($249), which helps fade dark spots (usually caused by sun exposure, acne, or hormonal changes) for a more even complexion. The set includes a three-speed Aria/Mia 3, Radiance brush head, a.m. and p.m. cleansers, and a brightening serum. Available at

If the lady on your list is in need of something cozy and warm to lounge around the house in this winter, look no further than Natori’s luxe Sherpa Robe ($198). The plush wrap comes in a sophisticated gunmetal grey silky charmeuse, which contrasts nicely with the Sherpa lining and trim. Available at SOL, 248 Detroit St., 303-394-1060,

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