We may not have snow yet, but that isn’t going to stop the holidays from arriving! With only a handful of shopping days left before Christmas and even fewer before Hanukkah begins, we figured you could use some gift giving inspiration. And so… we present to your our annual holiday gift giving guide featuring some of our favorite products all made right here in Colorado. Whether you have a Tiny Tim budget or a Scrooge-sized pile of money, here are a few stylish suggestions for everyone on your list:
Body Bark: Luxuriously Comfortable Black Scarf ($45)
The Real Dill: Top Sellers Collection ($50)
Janska: Cascade Vest ($69)
Bullet Bouquets: Shooter’s Cufflinks ($18.95)
Laradacky: Cutting Board, Small ($75)
Rheinlander Bakery: Raspberry Vanilla Yule Log (available GF/DF) ($46.98)
Timberleaf Trailer: Base Model Trailer ($19,750)
Luxuriously Comfortable Scarf ($45)
Derived from sustainable beech trees, Body Bark’s line of durable, soft, eco-conscious apparel includes shirts for men and women, pants, scarves, and even a stylish little black dress. Each garment is designed to be the softest and most versatile item in your wardrobe. Pair a Body Bark shirt with a pair of Body Bark EveryWear Luxury pants for a stylish lounge-wear ensemble or throw on this unbelievably soft black scarf and a blazer to check in at the office or go out to dinner. Shop here
The Real Dill
Top Sellers Collection ($50)
You may be familiar with The Real Dill. Perhaps you have sampled some of their creative, crunchy, flavorful pickles. Maybe, like many of us at Manufacturer’s Edge, your weekend brunch isn’t complete without a “dill-icious” Real Dill Bloody Mary. Whether you are seasoned pro or a Real Dill rookie, this sampler collection is an excellent way to get your dill on. Currently on sale for only $50, the collection is a great deal and automatically qualifies for free shipping — in case you want to share some local flavor with your out-of-state friends. The best part, though, is that you will also be contributing to an organization that believes in giving back to the community. The folks at The Real Dill are proud to be a zero-food waste company and, as part of the Charitable Partner Program, they also raise about $10,000 a year for local charities!
Janska Cascade Vest ($69)
A longtime Manufacturer’s Edge favorite, our whole team loves the super soft fleece and attention to detail found in every Janska garment – and so will the people on your list this year! If you’ve never heard of Janska, this stylish vest will be the perfect introduction. Crafted from American-milled synthetic wool, the Cascade Vest is made in the USA and 100% machine washable. Plus, it is currently on clearance! How can you go wrong?!?
Bullet Bouquets Shooter’s Cufflinks ($18.95)
For a uniquely Colorado gift, check out Bullet Bouquets. The company features an eclectic line of products ranging from these fashionable cufflinks to Christmas ornaments, hair clips, and small statuettes made to look like potted flowers. Many people will simply admire the beautiful floral design, only some will recognize that each flower is actually created from a previously fired bullet. Started by an artist in Parker, Bullet Bouquets is what happens when you cross an artist/tinkerer with a marksman/entrepreneur and add in a healthy dash of Colorado outdoor enthusiasm.
Laradacky Cutting Board, Small ($75)
Featuring modern, minimalist lines, Laradacky cutting boards are as functional and durable as they are beautiful. In addition to being made here in Denver, each cutting board is also crafted from United States hardwoods and finished with food-grade mineral oil and natural beeswax. Guaranteed to become a family heirloom, a Laradacky cutting board will also save you plenty of time during party prep since they can double as a gorgeous serving tray – straight from the kitchen to the dining room table.
Raspberry Vanilla Yule Log (available GF/DF) ($46.98)
Voted #1 Best Bakery on the Denver-A-List every year since 2012, it’s easy to see how the Rheinlander has been in business for more than 50 years. First, their cakes, cookies, and pastries are delicious. Second, they are beautiful enough to give as a gift. Third, the Rheinlander bakes enough goodies everyday that they don’t even recommend that you order ahead, so it’s perfect for procrastinators who need a last minute hostess gift. Fourth, they have the largest selection of gluten, dairy, and sugar free baked goods in the entire country! Conveniently located in Old Towne Arvada, Rheinlander Bakery is bound make an annual appearance on your holiday shopping list! Shop here
Base Model Trailer ($19,750)
The highly customizable, lightweight, stylish Timberleaf Trailer tops our Neiman Marcus-style fantasy gift wish list this year. The vibrant color options (check out the deep purple!) and streamlined teardrop shape will make you the envy of everyone on the road. The smooth ride and meticulous attention to detail will make you a truly happy camper. The interior is comfortable, fully insulated, and surprisingly roomy with beautiful natural wood cabinetry and high skylights. And, while you’re at it, go ahead and splurge on the memory foam queen-sized mattress. No detail has been overlooked on this space-age luxury vessel.