Are you one of those people who has had all of their Christmas shopping done since October? If so, this gift guide is not for you (unless you want to save it for next year!).
But if you, like me, have entered December without a single gift purchased, (WHOOPS), I’m here to save the day!
Whenever possible, I like to spend my dollars locally. What could be better than choosing unique gifts for your friends and family that also support our talented friends and neighbors in the community?? Here are some great local vendors to help you finish up your Christmas shopping when Amazon Prime just won’t do.
For Literally Everyone on Your List:
My absolute favorite one-stop Christmas shopping extravaganza?? Crafty Feast! Coming up THIS Sunday, Dec. 10 from noon – 6 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, you can browse through goodies from 100 local and regional artisans while sipping a mimosa and listening to Christmas tunes. Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? ‘Cause I can’t.
For the Coffee-Lover:
Insanely delicious, freshly-roasted coffee beans or cold-brew from Loveland Coffee.
For the Quirky Artist in Your Life:
Art and handcrafted plush from the endlessly-talented husband and wife team that makes up JellyKoe!
Insanely reasonably-priced (and super fun) original art from Zoo Valdes.
For the Little You Love:
Beautiful children’s accessories from Owlette.
For the Columbia-Lover in Us All:
Columbi-Yeah! t-shirts and koozies. (I want one.)
Best-Bet Local Gift Cards:
Did you really wait until the last minute, but still need a thoughtful, local gift? Try a gift card to somewhere unique and amazing.
–Sid & Nancy for your vintage-loving sister.
–Sweet Cream Co. for literally anyone. Who doesn’t love hand-crafted ice cream??
–The Nick for your art-house film lover hipster cousin.
–Ally & Eloise Bakeshop for anyone who loves homemade French macaroons. Which is everyone.