LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS - A Shout Out to Support Local!

Posted by Cyndy Hinkelman-Smith on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 2:17pm.

Shopping locally in the Boulder area is gratifying, especially during the holidays.   Local businesses greatly appreciate your support, and we think it is more fun to spend our hard-earned dollars in our own community.  Here are just a few last minute gift ideas to consider with local businesses in mind.

Junestones - Our friend June Lantz just launched her new business Junestones, gorgeous handmade semi-precious gemstone and leather wrap bracelets.  They are one of our favorite gifts that we're giving this year.  Handcrafted, each bracelet is special and unique since the stones are carefully selected and offer distinctive healing energies.  June can even custom design bracelets for specific individuals (or you!). "Each and every stone I work with holds extraordinary beauty and power.  Every bracelet I make bewitches me.  They hold the power to transform your energy, your heart and your mind.  I hope you find one that speaks to you.  Wear it with the intention it was designed for or just for it's sheer beauty", states June.   Visit  https://junestones.com 

Gift Certificates - Always a well-received gift!
Pampering - J Lounge Natural Nail Bar and Spa - https://jloungespa.com
Cooking Class - Simple Spoon - https://www.simplespoon.com
Art Classes - Jacque Michelle artworks, jacquemichelleartworks.com
Fitness - Easton Training Center - Classes and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. https://eastonbjj.com
And, there are many great yoga, fitness, and Cross Fit gyms in the area that offer gift certificates.
 
Stroll, Browse and Enjoy While You Shop 
We love strolling through Downtown Boulder and the Pearl Street Mall during the holidays (especially with that specially designed latte or chai in hand!) because there's a gift here for everyone on your list. https://www.boulderdowntown.com
Firefly's Handmade Holiday Market - A second weekend was just added for this coming weekend, December 21 & 22, woo hoo!   Definitely worth checking out if you like handmade gifts.  More info: https://www.fireflyhandmade.com
 
Local Charities
A true gift from the heart that will help others, why not make a donation to your gift receiver's favorite charity.  For the animal lover consider Boulder or Longmont Humane Societies, or Greenwood Wildlife Sanctuary.   General local giving can be made to The Community Foundation of Boulder County https://www.commfound.org, Foothills United Way, or the Salvation Army.   Care Connect helps seniors in need https://www.careconnectbc.org.   Many other local charities to give to can be found at https://www.coloradogives.org  
 
Happy shopping!

Cyndy Hinkelman-Smith

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