(credit: Ceramics In the City)
Handmade gifts are popular for the holidays, but if you don’t have enough time to make something, you can find a gift at several Denver-area boutiques. These gifts can be a great way to show how much you know the person who is receiving them. Rather than gifting a garden variety sweater or a generic gift card, head over to one of these stores and find a personal gift for someone special or find the supplies to make one yourself.
Thompson’s Hobbies and Crafts
1585 Wadsworth Blvd.
Denver, CO 80214
From models to art supplies to fabric, you can find whatever you need to make a terrific gift at Thompson’s Hobbies and Crafts. This locally owned and operated shop offers a wide variety of supplies for hobbyists of all kinds. Pick up a canvas and supplies and paint a masterpiece for your loved one. Or make them a quilt using fabric from that section. If you aren’t the crafty type, pick up a kit for anyone who enjoys making models.
1912 Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80203
Not only does Ceramics in the City offer paint-your-own pottery, it also offers classes in fused glass and canvas paintings. Hang out with your friends for a night and make custom wine or martini glasses, paint a picture or make a keychain for another friend. This studio has classes for those who are more serious about art, so you can take a few classes and perfect your technique. Gift cards are also available for those who would like to give the gift of quality time.
2359 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120
With assorted handmade gifts from bath and body products to pajamas, Details is a boutique in which your imagination can run wild. Choose from an assortment of handmade soap, bubble bath and lotion or check out the purses, wallets and monogrammed candles. Several of the products sold at this boutique are made by local vendors as well. It also sells clothing from well-known designers, so you can take care of multiple people on your list.
210 Clayton St.
Denver, CO 80206
Find the best of the best in hand-crafted accessories at Show of Hands. With knits, jewelry and more, you can find the perfect gift for the fashion-savvy person in your life. Each product is hand produced by artists all over the United States and Canada. You can be sure that whatever you pick up in this gallery is one of a kind. The selection is vast and there are gifts at varying prices, so stop by and see what Show of Hands has to offer.
2757 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
The Artisan Center has the feel of a craft fair with offerings that are great for anyone. Featuring products from many local designers, along with other artisans, you can mix and mingle while you search for gifts. Choose from a selection of jewelry and accessories, home goods, baby products, paper products and more from talented designers. The eclectic mix of products will help you check several people off your gift list, and you’ll probably find things to put onto your own wish list.