Okay, procrastinators, this is the last trick I have in my bag. Here are 5 local stores where you can find last-minute gifts in Denver for everyone on your holiday shopping list…the ultimate 1-stop shopping.
1. Hope Tank, Baker: 64 Broadway, Denver
This “social enterprise gift store” has a fantastic selection of gifts for kids and adults both, but the toy section is my favorite. All shop inventory is either handcrafted or by companies that are environmentally and socially responsible. The best part is a portion of every item sold goes to a local charity, so you can feel twice as good about shopping here.
2. Tattered Cover Book Store, LoDo: 1628 16th Street, Denver; Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop Street; Colfax: 2526 East Colfax, Denver; Littleton: 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive.
When in doubt, give a book is my motto. And, at a bookstore with a selection as wide as Tattered Cover has, you can find a book that interests everyone on your list. Plus, they have a ton of fun little stocking stuffer-type gifts peppered throughout the store.
Favorite finds: Books, of course…for everyone! But there’s a few more fun finds here, too…this Slim Bottle is perfect to slip into a purse or small bag. And, Tattered Cover has a great selection of games for kiddos.
3. Jolly Goods, Berkeley: 4020 Tennyson Street, Denver
As a maker herself, owner Nicole has an artist’s eye for beauty, which shows in her carefully curated selection of stock. Featuring mostly local artists and designers, Jolly Goods is the place to find irreverent cards, small-batch soaps and body lotions, bar drink ware, deliciously scented candles, and cute baby onesies.
4. eXtra Ordinary Gift Co., Berkeley: 3867 Tennyson Street, Denver
Tucked into a brightly colored house-turned-boutique on Tennyson Street, XO Gift Co. sells a wide assortment of locally made home decor, clever cards, Colorado apparel, and baby gifts. The owner is always friendly and helpful, and keeps her sweet shop dog on premises.
Favorite finds: Wooly Wax candles, the oh-so-toasty Colorado Mitten Company‘s mittens, Hip Violet bibs, Color Your Own Market Tote, and t-shirts and gear for everyone to show your Colorado pride (as seen in the top photo).
5. Cooper and Dash, LoDo: 1441 Wazee Street, Denver
This LoDo gift shop is a relatively new addition to Denver’s retail scene, and has a variety of gifts with categories like Drink, Eat, Coffee + Tea, Books, Art, and Science + Space.
Favorite finds: Paddywax ceramic candles, all kinds of bar accessories, 642 Awesome Things to Draw: Young Artist’s Edition book, What Do You Do With an Idea? book (I just love reading this book to my kids), and Rock Scissors Paper Colorado onesie (for babies).
Here are a few other good bets for 1-stop gift shopping for all…
I Heart Denver, (Downtown: 500 16th Street, Denver Pavilions, Suite 264; Littleton: Southwest Plaza, 8501 W. Bowles Avenue), Reverie Living, (Cherry Creek North: 2910 E. Third Avenue), Talulah Jones, (Uptown: 1122 E. 17th Avenue), and Wildflowers, (Congress Park: 1201 Madison Street).
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide (Part I): The Best Stuff to Give and (Part II): The Best Denver Experiences to Give. And for more last-minute shopping, check out last year’s Lazy Shopper’s Gift Guides: 1 Hour on S. Broadway and 1 Hour on Tennyson Street.