Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, there are many events that call for special celebration and recognition. While going to a big box store and picking up a generic gift or gift card may be easiest, it certainly isn't the most meaningful approach. Moreover, the most meaningful gifts are usually one of a kind, rather than simply a duplicate of something that was crafted overseas by a machine.
If you have a special event or a special someone you need to celebrate, the perfect gift is closer than you may even imagine. Denver is filled with skilled artisans, all unique and constantly creating new and one-of-a-kind items.
Here are 15 mighty independent ones who are sure to strike your fancy.
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1227 21st St., Denver, CO 80205
This is an ideal spot for locally crafted gifts, especially if you want something that you won't find elsewhere.
55 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Fancy Tiger Clothing has tons of unique items, including jewelry and clothing that make great gifts.
2757 E. Third Ave., Denver, CO 80206
The Artisan Center will delight you with all of their many handmade creations.
3327 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216
JIMBOB's jewelry creations are certainly one of a kind, which is perfect for that special someone.
1122 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Talulah Jones has a different approach to handcrafting items that makes each and every one special in its own right.
64 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Hope Tank gives funds from their sales back to local charities, making their items the gifts that keep on giving.
4216 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
The original Ooh! Aah! Jewelry store was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1988.
1320 27th St., Denver, CO 80211
Abby Sparks makes goods that you and your recipient will be sure to fall in love with.
1720 Wazee St., Denver, CO 80202
Mudhead Gallery is much more than just a place to enjoy local art, it's also a location for purchasing one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories.
Sarah O. Jewelry
4301 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
Sarah O. is a pro when it comes to helping you come up with last minute designs that will last a lifetime.
Yuthok Tibetan Treasure
1571 California St., Denver, CO 80202
Yuthok's antique jewelry options ensure that you will give a gift that your recipient could never find elsewhere.
1418 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
Gusterman is the perfect option if you're looking for unique silver items.
4162 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
billie boutique is a wonderful option for handmade goods and accessories.
Show of Hands
210 Clayton St., Denver, CO 80206
Show of Hands is a lovely store that you're guaranteed to fall in love with.
Pandora on the Hill
1225 E. 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Pandora on the Hill has been selling fine gifts-- and donating to the community -- for over 20 years.