09 November, 2019

The Ultimate Colorado Holiday Gift guide

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Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season is here. It's time to choose best gifts to our loved ones, right? Isn't it a great experience to choose a local Colorado gift? 

Here is the Ultimate Colorado Gift guide featuring some hand-picked unique local Colorado gifts. 

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Cooking classes :

Do you have a friend or family member who loves cooking or baking? Then, it makes sense to gift them a cooking class. To add spice, think of gifting a couple cooking class. 

When I think of cooking classes, Monika Celly of Polka dots and Curry is the name that comes to my mind. Monika offers cooking classes focused on healthy, plant based recipes in Colorado Springs. Not only the cooking classes, you can also gift her special Spice blends and meal kits.

Check out her website for upcoming classes or follow her Facebook page so that you don't miss any upcoming cooking events. 

Paintings and home decor :

Paintings and home decor are always the best gifts for anyone. Who doesn't love a unique painting adorning their living room? I feel fortunate, if my friends can gift some home decor. 

When I first saw Bindu's paintings in her Facebook page - Shades of color, I was speechless. Bindu's paintings are expressive with a spiritual touch. 

Follow her Facebook page to contact Bindu Jackwin to order a great painting to gift your loved ones. 

One more good news, Crafted Colorado Handmade Studio in Old Colorado city is showcasing her work along with the crafts of 20 other local businesses. This store is open till Dec 31st, So what are you waiting for?

Handmade Jewelry:

Who doesn't love unique handmade jewelry showing the culture and heritage?

Sougandhika Jewelry is owned by Meena, who exquisitely crafts jewelry with great quality. She gives her special touch of craftsmanship to her designs being a diploma holder in Jewelry designing. 

I bought a pair of lovely jhumkis (ear rings) from her and cannot wait to wear them for the next function. 

Follow her Facebook page so that you don't miss her latest holiday collection. I am sure you will buy many wonderful jewelry pieces  from her collection to wow your friends and family. 

Essential oil classes and gift sets :

These days, we want to live in a toxin free environment and use products which are harmless, environment friendly and healthy, right?

I attended Michelle Wilson's Essential oils class a year ago and I am inspired to know how useful are essential oils in our every day life. 

Visit her Facebook page and know for yourselves the benefits of gifting an essential oil and diffuser kit. 

Traditional Apparel and, jewelry gifts:

It's tough to get authentic Indian traditional outfits, jewelry and shoes in USA, right? Mio Mora solves that problem by bringing Indian traditional jewelry, apparel and shoes to USA through their boutique in Colorado Springs owned by Anu Kochhar. 

Here is the link for their Facebook page which gets updated with the latest collection to order your gifts in the festive season. 

Donuts :

Who doesn't love donuts? This sweet snack is a great dessert and the best gift option to both adults and kids. 

Amy's Donuts in Colorado Springs is serving the fresh donuts of various types - seasonal, gourmet, traditional, frosted, filled etc., 

Donuts are always special, Is it because they are cute with little holes in the middle or the sprinkles or the fillings or colors? what can I say, I don't know. I love them as perfect gifts.

We recently discovered Horseshoe Donuts 🍩 from Monument. The size of donuts is very big and they taste great. A real worth of money. They sell out sometimes by 12pm itself,  so get it early. 

Children Clothing :

Kids grow faster. As parents, we buy new clothes to our toddlers more times than necessary. So, It makes sense to gift fashionable clothes to our friends' or relatives' kids or even to the children in our family, right?

Navira is a children apparel store with unique and stylish designs. This store is owned and managed by Nisha who says that her specialty is kalamkari designs. Kalamkari is a type of hand printed /  block printed cotton textile and they use only natural dyes, thus it's good for our little ones.

Here is a link to their Facebook page. 

Books :

Do you have a friend/ family member who is a book worm? We will have atleast one such person, right?

There are 2 Colorado Authors that I admire of. 

Simi K Rao writes about cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles and relationships. I love her romantic novels like Milan and The Accidental Wife. Here is her Amazon profile with all the links of her books.

Milan by Simi K Rao

Accidental Wife by Simi K Rao

Recently, I came across the book "The 30-minute Ayurvedic Cookbook" by Danielle Martin. This book is wonderful to know about the basics of Ayurveda and some simple recipes to improve our health.

So, those are my suggestions for Holiday gifts from our local Colorado businesses. How do you like it? Do let me know your opinion in comments.

Until next time,


  1. What a lovely round up of gift options for local folks in Colorado! And that painting is so very beautiful!

    1. I know, I love the paintings from Bindu.

  2. These are some very interesting FB pages. I wish I was in Colorado. I haven't taken a cooking class yet in my life. I guess I can put that on my bucket list. :-)

    I just finished a book on the art of saying NO. I am going politely say NO to myself. I don't need a Donut at all! :-(

    1. I can never say no to donuts jyothi 🙂

  3. A very nice round up, Mahathi. I wouldn't mind being at the receiving end of one of these!

  4. What a great collection and set of ideas. Super helpful.

  5. Such a great collection of handmade jewelry!! love these all.


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