Invest in your community with holiday gift shopping this year. Supporting small, local businesses has a big impact in your local economy – creating opportunity for the uniquely local, small businesses that we all love to thrive. With the unofficial (official?) start to the holiday shopping season post-Thanksgiving, we at TLC are excited about the many amazing local gift purchasing opportunities available at the CU Winter Farmers Market.
Here are just a few of the fun gifts on TLC’s Handmade Holiday Shopping List for this weekend (and a few of the local business owners you’ll directly support buying local, handcrafted gifts)!
Pop-culture wearable & displayable art
We love the bright colors and cheeky fun local artists and small businesses like Scrapeyards, Discardistry, Dragon Ink Dice and Fabrikate bring to the market. From stocking stuffers to friend gifts, we think these small locally owned businesses are fun, eye catching, and have products that make gifts that will be memorable for years to come.
Luxury, handcrafted bath & body products
From CBD bath bombs to mineral dyed, fragrance packed hand soaps, scented candles to handmade skincare — local makers like Delight Flower Farm, The Wright Soapery, Wine & Wicks and Prince D’Luca Natural Skincare bring a level of luxury and indulgence your giftees will adore, at a price that makes comparable premium designer products seem obnoxiously overpriced. For your “staycation” friends & family, these gifts will really shine!
Uniquely made & bespoke art
Artists & makers at the market can help you bring a custom touch to your gift giving with bespoke (made to order) gifts. Makers like Creative Paper Therapy and The Button Man really strive to create unique gifts based on your specific requests while artisans like Angels Wire Art and Alabaster Coal Creations offer unique sculpture and stained glass art. We especially love the glass pickle ornaments! (If you know, you know!)
Stay tuned over the next couple weeks as we share more local handmade holiday gift ideas (and the wonderful local businesses YOU can support through gift shopping this holiday season!)