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Holiday Gift Guide

By: Gina Cronin
December 5, 2016 Updated: December 5, 2016 at 11:45 am
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For Her

The Swirl Pendant

This beautiful pendant designed by Jack Miller Jewelry Designers is entitled “The Swirl Pendant”. It is 14k white gold with three different colored sapphires and diamond accents. The pendant is the perfect gift for anyone with a love for color, plus you can make it unique for your loved one this holiday season by replacing the sapphires with her favorite colored gemstones. Jack Miller Jewelry Designers, 111 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. 719-232-8122.



Add an aromatic touch to her holiday. There are many department stores and boutiques in Chapel Hills Mall that carry the top Eau de Parfums and Eau de Toilettes of 2016. Sample such favorites as Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Chance by Chanel, Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, J’Adore by Dior and Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. The near-endless variety and personalized assistance is bound to leave you with the perfect pick for your loved ones. Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Boulevard, Colorado Springs.

USA-Made Outfit

Layer with Tailored West’s fantastic full length leggings, and pair them with warm long sleeve body sock dresses. Available in every basic fashion color, both the leggings and the body sock dress are slimming and create a smooth first layer that is extremely comfortable next to your skin. Next, in a variety of colors and fabrics, the shop showcases a Ver’e’ne Slip. Extra feminine touch adding a touch of lace at the neckline and hemline. Most of Tailored West’s clothing and accessories are made in Canon City, CO and across the USA. Tailored West, 103 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs.


Anon Women’s Goggle

The Anon Women’s WM1 goggle features Magna-Tech quick lens change technology.  14 magnets make lens changes easier than ever. The WM1 comes with two lenses for varying light conditions, making it easier to see in virtually all the conditions Mother Nature has in store this winter.  You can also add on the Magnetic Facemask Integration (MFI) facemask, for the most comfortable day on the mountain.


Enjoy comfortable and stylish leather boots that are 100 percent handmade in the USA. These Old Gringo boots have a 7 inch short boot with a distressed leather Vesuvio finish and a higher fashion heel. These boots are incredibly comfortable to wear and look great with many outfits. Find these or choose from an array of other boots and booties at Tailored West, 103 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs.

For Him


Golf Steelhead

The Steelhead XR Irons are where a signature shape meets breakthrough performance with industry-leading, next generation 360 Face Cup. They deliver the finest combination of speed, forgiveness, distance and control in a Callaway iron. The company has built the longer irons to launch higher for more carry and distance, and the scoring irons to launch lower for more control and accuracy. The new steelhead is packed with distance and built to score. Available at Colorado Springs Ski & Golf, 2454 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs. 719-268-9522.

GoPro HERO5 Camera

Help him capture, edit and share those unforgettable moments on the slopes or trails. The GoPro HERO5 Black Camera is a durable, waterproof and lightweight action camera that captures crystal-clear 4K30 video and 12MP photo. This model has an exciting voice control setting that allows you to have hands-free control of your camera. The product is compatible with GoPro® apps that make it easy to edit and share all the big and small moments you've captured. Available at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs.

K2 Phase Helmet

The K2 Phase helmet, available at The Ski Shop, is built to last and will carry safety, style and comfort from season to season with its customizable K2Dialed™ fit system. Active Matrix ventilation allows for climate control with the flip of a switch.  And for under a hundred bucks, the K2 Phase features K2’s seamlessly integrated Baseline audio system with speakers built right into the ear pads. The Ski Shop, 1422 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. 719-636-3355.

Moscow Mule Mug

Surprise him with a one-of-a-kind 100 percent copper Moscow mule mug. This near-century-old drink works best in a copper mug because it creates a unique reaction that enhances the flavor. The solid design and quality craftsmanship is marked with “Drink Local” and the Colorado state logo; made exclusively for Sparrow Hawk Cookeware. Make it even more accessible by pairing it with a mini vodka bottle, lime and a nice cold ginger beer and let the celebration begin. Sparrow Hawk Cookware, 120 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. 719-471-3235.


On Cloudsurfer Running Shoe

Give the gift of safety, comfort and speed with this agile and responsive running shoe. The shoe uses the innovative, patented CloudTec technology to absorb the impact on running. Instead of slamming straight down, the shoe is designed to keep the momentum moving forward to eliminate impact. Even Olympic athletes can attest to the breathability, support and performance of this shoe.

For Kids


Hestra Gloves

Have you ever felt like you wasted an entire lift ticket due to your child’s cold hands ending the day early?  Well, Hestra Gloves has the perfect fix.  A warm, soft mitten with a removable angora lining gives extra warmth on cold days.  A small pocket on the back of the hand for hand warmers adds even more warmth on the most brutally cold days.  The Ski Shop, 1422 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. 719-636-3355.


Folkmanis Puppets

The majority of the puppets for sale at Little Richard’s Toystore come from Folkmanis, a company that has been making puppets in the United States since the 1960s. What kids and parents love about Folkmanis hand and finger puppets is the quality and workmanship that goes into each one they produce.  They have very realistic features, and with just a hand they come to life.  The puppets appeal to children of all ages and inspire imagination. Available at Little Richard’s Toystore, 324 North Tejon Steet.


Modarri Toy Car

Modarri creates the ultimate toy car experience. The company uses real mechanics in each car, with a combination of patented steering system, real suspension, tight turning radius and a finger sized bucket seat; kids can actually drive them like no other car and feel the road. Each car kit gives children the opportunity to mix and match parts and make unique and exciting designs. Whether a deluxe, dirt, street or track car, it is an awesome toy this holiday season. Available at Theo’s Toys, 934 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs.

Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts are fun for kids of all ages. Little Richard’s Toystore stocks shelves and shelves of unique and engaging do-it-yourself projects. Kids can have fun making their own jewelry out of recycled newspaper and magazines, knitting a colorful scarf, decorating fairies and much more. Kids will love to wear and play with their creation and show all of their friends. Available at Little Richard’s Toystore, 324 North Tejon Steet.


Tegu Magnetic Blocks

These magnetic blocks are a treat for kids and adults alike! Anyone can get creative and build whatever their minds dream up. This prized toy was nominated for Toy of the Year and has featured in Parents Connect by Nickelodeon and Best Toys Guide. All sets are designed in the USA and purposefully made in Honduras out of eco-friendly and sustainably sourced hardwoods. They are completely safe, non-toxic and fun! Available at Theo’s Toys, 934 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs.

For Pets


Customized Leather or Vegan Collar with Nameplate

One of Republic of Paws in Old Colorado City’s favorite vendors is Ruff Puppies Collars, from Durango, CO, who take collar customization to the next level. With an extensive selection of all-natural leathers and vegan leather substitutes that can be adorned with Swarovski crystals, natural and synthetic stones, metal studs and coordinating metal nameplates, these collars can be special ordered to meet your dog or cat’s personality and are made to last a lifetime. Available at Republic of Paws, 2411 West Colorado Avenue, or


Tuggo Ball

This award-winning water weighted toy is a pup favorite! Virtually indestructible, even by tigers, this toy comes in sizes between four and ten inches; with the four inch weighing one and a half pounds when filled with water, and the 10 inch weighing 18 pounds. Once filled with water, dogs love to tug it around the yard and hear the water sloshing around. Dogs will drag it around for hours and get in some great exercise with Tuggo. Available at Furry Friends, Inc. 3586 Hartsel Drive, Colorado Springs. 719-495-7387


Purrfect Feather Cat Toy

Don’t forget your cat this season! Delight your feline friend with the Purrfect Feather Cat Toy, which features all natural feathers, patented flexi-neck for bounce and safety, 32 inch clear wand with noise maker and 36 inch reinforced cord. The product is made in the USA, naturally treated and has no metal parts, making it a safe and enjoyable cat toy. Available at Furry Friends, Inc. 3586 Hartsel Drive, Colorado Springs. 719-495-7387


Cold Weather Gear

Chilly Dog Sweaters have become a holiday staple at Republic of Paws and feature dozens of adorable designs that are all hand-knit by Incan women in Central America according to fair trade guidelines. You and your pet can enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of a great sweater and a great humanitarian cause. Pet owners are also encouraged to invest in Musher’s Secret paw wax or a bootie to protect pet paws from salt and snow. Available at Republic of Paws, 2411 West Colorado Avenue, or


A Fur Sibling

If your fur child is an only child, one of the best gifts you can give is to adopt a buddy from one of the local rescues right here in Colorado Springs. Head out to National Mill Dog Rescue, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region or contact any of the other rescues in town and see if there might be a dog or cat that your family could bring home for the holidays.

For Yourself


Hotronic Electric FootWarmer

If you get cold feet in your ski or snowboard boots, then reward your “little piggies” this Christmas with a Hotronic Electric Heating System from The Ski Shop. By providing a base level temperature at the toes, this battery-powered heating system will warm your feet between 107-121 degrees for seven to 10.5 hours.  The Ski Shop even does the installation free of charge. The Ski Shop, 1422 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. 719-636-3355.

Massage Green Spa

Why not stop by Massage Green Spa for a therapeutic massage? In the midst of the hustle and bustle, it’s perfectly acceptable to cut out an hour-long chunk of “me-time” to relax both the body and mind. You can choose from many different massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, reflexology, trigger point, cranial sacral, reiki, prenatal and couples. For an extra touch of bliss, you can add on doTERRA aromatherapy or hot stones. Holiday promotion is buy three gift cards at $49.95 and receive a complimentary one-hour massage. Massage Green Spa, 5262 North Nevada Avenue. 719-428-0355.


Global Kitchen Spice Gift Set

Do not hold back on intriguing and flavorful spices from around the world this winter. Savory Spice Shop’s Global Kitchen spice gift set features 12 prized spices from cultures across the globe. Included in the set is Chinese five spice, Za-Atar seasoning, berbere  Ethiopian style seasoning, Mapuche-style merken seasoning, Herbes de Provence, Mexican mole, ras el hanout, garam masala, Vietnamese sweet lemon curry, Cajun style blackening seasoning, Limnos lamb rub, and chimchurri steak dressing and marinade. This set helps build a versatile and exciting home inventory for seasoning, flavoring and marinating meats and vegetables. Savory Spice Shop, 110 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. 719-633-8803.


Yoga Membership

Yoga stretches the body, strengthens the muscles, increases flexibility and calms the mind. Colorado Springs is home to many wonderful yoga studios that cater to practitioners of all experience levels. Whether looking for a heart-opening and energizing vinyasa class or a relaxing and therapeutic yin yoga class, the studios in the Springs are sure to provide. Some popular studios in the area include Pranava Yoga Center, Yoga Studio Satya, Cambio Yoga and many more.


Le Creuset’s Whistling Tea Kettle

Sparrow Hawk Cookware in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs carries a beautiful array of tea kettles. The cold winter months are a perfect time to snuggle up with a nice cup of sweet cinnamon or peppermint tea. Le Creuset’s Whistling Tea Kettle has a premium carbon steel body for quick heating, a beautiful and chip-resistant porcelain finish, and a heat-resistant handle and knob. A harmonic whistle cheerfully alerts you when the tea is ready and the kettle is dishwasher-safe. Sparrow Hawk Cookware, 120 North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. 719-471-3235

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