Shop Local This Holiday

Your Ultimate Local Gift Guide

Article by Emily Montgomery

Photography by Shel Francis Creative, Dyenamic Media Concepts and Provided

Originally published in Greeley Lifestyle

True to the mission of Greeley Lifestyle, we are all about supporting local and what better way to do that than spending our dollars this holiday season supporting our community? We have dozens of family-owned businesses here in town and collectively, we can make a huge impact by purchasing hand-picked, local gifts for our loved ones. We encourage you to purchase these items or visit other local stores to buy gifts that your friends and family will cherish.

Gifts for the Reader

The Midnight Oil is now Northern Colorado's largest used bookstore with over 18,000 new and used books. Readers can use code GREELEYLIFESTYLE in-store for 10% off the following picks.

The Road to Roswell is written by "local legend" and Greeley resident Connie Willis, and it's a captivating blend of time travel and extraterrestrial mysteries that unfolds with wit and intrigue, $28. 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe explores the friendship and coming-of-age journey of two Mexican-American teenagers, $14.99. 

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is an emotional romance novel with complex characters, deep connections and soaring themes of love and redemption, $29.99.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus is a humorous, heartwarming tale of an aspiring scientist's journey to find her place in the world, $29.

Atomic Habits by James Clear is a transformative guide to understanding and improving the small actions that shape our lives, $27.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a haunting, atmospheric tale of horror that weaves Mexican folklore into a chilling narrative, $17.  

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Finding the perfect gift for someone who seems to have everything requires a touch of creativity. This holiday season, give the gift of a local experience. 

The Kress Cinema & Lounge- Gift cards can be used for movie tickets, food & drinks. For an unexpected gift, rent out a theater for a private movie screening! 

Makers Mercantile & Studio- Gift a creative art class for all ages and skill levels! Its classes include pottery, watercolor, acrylic painting, glasswork, insect spreading, cookie decorating, macramé and more!

Greeley Hat Works- Using vintage tools to make hats hand-made to last, gift certificates can be purchased for a custom hat experience.

Colorado Dance Collective- Book an adult dance class in your choice of five different styles: ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and swing. 

KickHouse- Give the gift of fitness by pre-paying for a one-, three-, six- or 12-month kickboxing membership. Starter packs are also available that include gloves, wraps and a water bottle.

Weiss Jewelers- A luxury gift box featuring a Rolex Air King 116900,1934 $1000 dollar bill- graded very fine, 1932 $10 gold Indian coin- graded uncirculated, 1883 Carson City Morgan Silver dollar - uncirculated, 10-ounce fine silver bar, Rolex Hat, $16,000. Includes a gift of Weller 12-year Bourbon.

Gift Baskets 

Transform your gift-giving into an art with personalized gift baskets filled with local and festive delights. Curated with hometown charm, these bundles reflect the spirit of our community, creating a special and meaningful holiday experience.

Mom's Popcorn- Choose between a variety of options including red cinnamon; cinnamon and sugar; Mexican chocolate; dill pickle; white cheddar, pecan; cashew turtle; caramel with nuts; cheddar cheese; s'mores; red cinnamon; banana foster; and hatch green chili, starting at $6 and up. 

Pope Farms Produce & Garden Center- Gardening kit complete with potting soil, planter with saucer, 2 packs of bulbs, bird feeder, bird seed, mushroom decor, bulb planter, hand rake and gloves, together valued at $150.

Double Trouble Studios- Coffee mug gift set with a value of $70 for $30, body trio with a value of $90 for $70, build-a-face with a value of $315 for $225, face masks that range from $32-$40 and foot masks $32.  Ready to go or custom available.  

Charley & Co. Market- Charley and Co's curated gift boxes and baskets to treat any woman in your life, starting at $75 and up.

DIY Gift Basket for the Coffee Lover- Shop The Blue Mug for locally sourced coffee grounds, a decorative mug and a gift card presented in a reusable tote upcycled from coffee bags. 

Gifts for the Fur Babies

J & T Feeds voted "Best of Greeley" and your local source for top-of-the-line pet food and livestock feed in Northern Colorado. 

Supplements- Super Snouts Pumpkin Latte, handcrafted with pumpkin and whole goat's milk from grass-fed, pasture-raised goats. Supports normal GI health and immune function in dogs and cats, $19.95. Super Snouts Super Shrooms, 7 USA organic mushrooms for dogs and cats. Supports balanced immune health, $44.95. Herbsmith Microflora Plus, digestive support for dogs and cats, $27.95. 

Messy Mutts- Interactive slow feeder, slower feeding can help improve digestion and reduce bloating naturally, $19.95. Silicone therapeutic feeding mat, let your mutt lap up those healthy soft treats, supplements or food, $14.95. 

Donut Shop for Dogs-  The highest quality ingredients, combined with oats and honey to create fun-loving flavors. Jack Frost limited seasonal release donut holes, donut holes in a mug, and gourmet donut dog treat. Prices in-store. 

RC Pets Apparel- Fleece pet jacket, $27.95, double-layered pet coat, $44.95 and arctic boots equipped with a rugged sturdy sole that provides dependable traction and a durable defense against the coldest of conditions, $99.95. 

Tall Tails Plush Toys- Tall Tails toys are designed as play toys to be enjoyed together. Only allow supervised use. Large plush, $29.95, and small plush, $24.95. 

Lamb Lung Dog Treats- Lamb lung is high in protein making it a healthy daily snack. A single-ingredient treat for dogs with food allergies or digestive problems, 1 lb. $29.95. 

Tuffy- World's Tuffest Soft Dog Toy.  Super durable for your pup that loves tug of war.

Gifts for the Baker or Foodie

These gifts are perfect for the person who likes to host, cook, bake or just eat. From mixes to dishes to sweet treats, these gifts are sure to enhance any culinary endeavors. 

Warm Hugs Mixes & Gifts Boutiques- Festive ready-to-bake mixes. Each mix includes all of the ingredients with step-by-step instructions. Options such as rich cream cheese cookie mix (cookie cutters sold separately), $7.99, cream cheese pound cake, $17.99 and gluten-free peach cobbler, $9.99. 

Brooklyn Finds Design Co. - Gift a beautiful wooden breadboard, stoneware mixing bowls and a winter white tea towel from Brooklyn Finds Design Co. Need a holiday shortcut? Brooke can curate a gift box for you! 

Blush Boutique Co- Marble spoon rest, $20, hand carved mango spoon rest, $11.95, gold measuring spoons, $18, origin heirloom cinnamon, $10, Good Things Market Rocky Mountain cherry preserves, $16 and decorative kitchen towel, $13. 

Barley's Bakes from J & T Feeds- Peanut butter flavored cupcake mix for dogs, includes yogurt frosting mix, $9.95. 

Voulez-Vous BonBon- The holiday collection includes Nutella gingerbread, peppermint hot chocolate, Luxardo cherry, and eggnog caramel. A box of 4 is $12.50 and a box of 8 is $24. 

Lincoln Park Emporium- Miss Mary's Kitchen offers many new gadgets and baking supplies that are not available in nearby stores.  Get them now, as the store is permanently closing at the end of December. 

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