The countdown to Christmas is on and many people all over the city are running around trying to finish shopping, decorating and meal planning. Now is the perfect time to pick up stocking stuffers – smaller gifts that typically run the mix between personal, practical and generic. There are plenty of boutiques in the metro area that sell smaller items that can easily be stuffed into a stocking. Swing by and find one or two gifts for your loved ones.
4135 E. Mississippi Ave.
Denver, CO 80246
Book lovers in your life will love opening their stockings and finding your gift from The Bookies. This traditional bookshop has many titles in different genres, including classics and contemporary titles. The store carries more than 100,000 titles of a wide variety, so you can be sure to find something for everyone in your household. If you’re having trouble, the employees at The Bookies are all avid readers and will gladly point you in the right direction. The shop also carries toys and other small gifts for kids (as well as a fun kids reading hour with the characters – take the kids shopping with you).
3000 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Stockings are incomplete without a little candy and Sugarlicious will help you check that item off of your list. From decadent chocolates to gummies to jelly beans, there is plenty of candy from which to choose. Sugarlicious also has a range of sugar-free candy for those with dietary restrictions. There is also a small selection of other gifts like jewelry and gift tins. The store will help you pull a custom basket together and it carries confections from local vendors, so you can contribute to your city while choosing gifts.
2405 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
A cute, fashion-forward clothing boutique in the Highlands neighborhood, Jewelius has a huge selection of women’s clothing and accessories. The shop has a prominent table full of different types of jewelry, perfect for any stocking. Much of the jewelry is interesting yet tasteful and complementary. If you want to give someone a piece of jewelry that is original and doesn’t look like other accessories, you’ll find it at this shop. It’s very well laid out and organized as well, so you won’t have to spend all of your time picking over different parts of the store.
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Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary
1227 Spruce St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Body soap, lotion, lip balm and other products are also popular stocking stuffers. Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary has crafted specialty body products, aromatherapy, tea and more since 2004. The shop has many products that are great for stockings including body butter, face wash, lip balm and more. Ingredients like chamomile, sea salt and lavender will allow your loved one to create a luxurious spa experience at home. With winter in full swing, these gifts are great for healing dry skin and rejuvenating sapped energy.
Jax Outdoor Gear
900 U.S. 287
Lafayette, CO 80026
Stockings at Christmas are the one time in which you can get away with practical gifts without it coming across as too impersonal. In the dead of winter, you can find practical gifts like gloves and hats at Jax Outdoor Gear. Founded in Fort Collins in 1955, Jax has expanded to five stores in Northern Colorado and one in Iowa. The store carries a full range of outdoor sporting equipment and clothing, along with clothing and sporting accessories. For the sports lover in your life, this shop provides all kinds of small gifts like bait, lures, hand warmers and much more. The shop was founded on great customer service, and still employs the philosophy that employees are there to help customers.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.