This holiday season, support local artists and businesses by shopping at some of Colorado’s best gift markets and shops. 

Walk into The Gift House and you will step into a world of specialty gifts and collectible treasures. You will be instantly greeted by one of the family members from this quaint family-owned business, established in 1989. A few of the wonderful collectibles that await you include Broncos items, Disney, Department 56, Hummel, Heartwood Creek by Jim Shore, Precious Moments, Swarovski and much more! Enjoy $5 off any in-store purchase of $25 or more through Dec. 24, 2015 when you mention this article!

98 N. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80226 | Tel: 303.922.7279
Open 7 days a week during the holidays

happybakeshopHead to Denver’s original gourmet cupcake bakery, Happy Bakeshop. And with more than cupcakes, they’ll make you REALLY happy. You will find French macaroons, cookies, bars, cakes, pies, and more. Decadence from scratch, and so many to choose from! Happy Bakeshop treats will make an excellent addition to your holiday parties.  They also offer gluten-free and vegan sweet treats.

Denver | 3434 W. 32nd Ave. | Tel: 303-477-3556 | Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm
Longmont | 449 Main St. | Tel: 720-438-2113 | Mon – Sat: 8:30am – 6pm

Visit Ku Cha House of Tea at Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. Ku Cha offers more than 170 quality loose-leaf teas from around the world. A traditional Chinese teahouse, Ku Cha also features a serenity tearoom to relax alone or gather among friends.

KUCHA TEA | Pearl Street Mall, 1141 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 | Tel: 303-443-3612


Buy custom made jewelry by local artist Candice Rei Tsutsui. C REI’s designs are completely original and draw inspiration from her interest in anthropology, a family history of mining and assaying, her ethnic background as well as today’s fashions. Each piece is designed with attention to form, texture, color, and intent to convey the wearer’s personality. She works mainly with semiprecious and precious stone beads, sterling silver and gold vermeil. C REI’s techniques involve beading and wiring, dichroic glass, metalworking and sculpting precious metal clay.

Find her inspiring work at the Holiday Boutique at Colorado Budokan
3547 S. Monaco Pkwy. | Denver, CO 80237 | Tel: 720-253-7473
Sat. Dec. 5, 4pm – 8pm | Sun. Dec. 6, 10am – 6pm
Support local karate athletes at Colorado Budokan’s Holiday Boutique and Annual Fundraiser on Dec. 5-6. Local artists display their original Asian-inspired embroidered clothing and home furnishings, handcrafted cards and candles, organic bath and body products, artisan jewelry, quilted and crocheted winter items, home-baked goods, martial arts supplies, gift certificates, and so much more!