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Mother’s Day is May 10 which means it’s right around the corner. As you make your plans to show your mom just how special she is, you’ll need to find a gift or two to help make her day as wonderful as she deserves. Forget your regular big-box stores, where you typically pick up the same overly produced items as everyone else. Instead, check out these great local shops, where you can find lots of wonderful gifts that are just as unique as your mother, and many are locally made right here in Colorado. There are so many adorable, creative gift shops all over Denver, so take some time to check them out.
Sous le Lit
1550 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202
For the fashionable mother in your life, Sous le Lit is a great place to find lots of unexpected, high-end pieces at reasonable prices. You’ll find lots of great brands, many you may not have heard of before, but all are super stylish and ultra chic. You can also find that special purse, a must-have pair of shoes or even a glamorous piece of jewelry to top off any outfit. Sure, you could head to a local department store to find a top or a sweater for your mom, but something from Sous le Lit is going to show your mom that you know she takes her fashion choices seriously, and you want her to have something extra special.
Fancy Tiger Clothing
Denver, CO 80203
Another fantastic shop in Denver where you can find lots of unique items, locally made gifts and specially crafted pieces, is Fancy Tiger Clothing. Fancy Tiger is filled with lots of carefully curated pieces, all of which help establish the identity. It’s a store for the creative type, the person that makes a statement, and any mom that still likes to show off just how hip and fashionable she still is. The staff here is also very welcoming and happy to help with anything you need, so drop by Fancy Tiger and find a special gift for mom. She’ll love it, and you’ll be back to shop for yourself.
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The Chocolate Therapist
2560 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Everyone loves a little sweet bite on a special day. However, a gift from The Chocolate Therapist is much more than your standard box of assorted chocolates. Everything is made in small batches here, with all natural ingredients and no preservatives or artificial anything. Pick up some super dark chocolate bars like the Extreme Therapy, which is 72% dark chocolate, or the Super Hero for the same rich dark chocolate but packed with whole almonds and cherries. There are baskets and gift boxes and all sorts of delicious ways to show your mom how sweet she is. There is even a selection of wine pairing dark chocolate, infused with oils like Irish cream, Earl Grey, chai and sangria.
Hazel & Dewey
70 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
For the home cook in your life, you can’t go wrong with a few special tools just for the kitchen. If you want something extra special, however, make sure to check out Hazel & Dewey for lots of items from some of the best designers both locally and all over the world. Instead of just swinging by your nearest department store for a new pot or pan, you’ll love the amazing design and attention to detail on each item sold at Hazel & Dewey. From cool kitchen gadgets and handheld tools to designer plates, cups and serving dishes, there is a lot that your mom will love at Hazel & Dewey.
Pandora On The Hill
220 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
There are several fun and funky gift shops all over Denver, but none does it quite as well as Pandora on the Hill. This shop is filled with lots of great gifts, many of which are locally made right here in Colorado. If you want to find some very affordable, but unique jewelry, this is the place to be. This isn’t stuffy jewelry either. You’ll find lots of fun, hip, silly and totally creative pieces, perfect for the mom that loves to express her own style and still has plenty to show off. You’ll also find other great gift items, including home décor, bath and body lotions, stationary, greeting cards and so much more.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.