The Denver Ear loves helping you with gift ideas and this holiday season, we are continuing with our gift guide tradition yet again!
This year’s Denver Holiday Gift Guide 2016 roundup features: Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Unisex Gifts, Gifts for Teens, Gifts for Kids, Gifts for Baby & Expectant Parents, Gifts for the Home, Gifts for Clients, Gifts for Gags, and Special Holiday Gifts.
Denver Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Gifts for Her
Liberti Jewelry | Return to Love
“I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.” ~ Mae West
Price: $95 – $250
Promotion: 40% Off & Free Shipping During Thanksgiving Weekend
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/LibertiReturntoLove
Liberti is a Colorado-based lifestyle jewelry brand dedicated to making social impact, and has recently released its new line, Return to Love. The collection is the first line to introduce Liberti Diamonds, conflict-free cultured diamonds grown here in America from existing diamond seeds. #ShopLocal.
USB Leather Tassel Keychain + Charging Cord
“No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys” ~ Douglas Horton
Purchase Online at: http://bit.ly/USBTassleKeychain
Pick Up at: Urban Outfitters, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Charge your phone on-the-go with this soft suede tassel keychain complete with USB and lightning cord. Clip it on your purse or backpack so you have it wherever you go! Psst… Compatible with iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus/SE.
True Love Shoes
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
Price: All Shoes for $48 Or Less
View Collection at: bit.ly/TrueLoveShoes
Store Location: 42 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Hours: Daily 11am – 7pm
True Love Shoes is a local Denver shoes and accessories store, that features 100% handmade shoes without harming any animals in the process. #ShopLocal.
” I always put clothes and family photos under the mattress, in case the house burns down” ~ Kim Kardashian
Price: All Items Priced Under $100
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/InspyreBoutique
Store Locations: Cherry Creek, 171 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206; Tennyson, 4170 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212; Park Meadows, 8441 S Yosemite St, Lone Tree, CO 80124; Southwest Plaza, 8501 W Bowles Ave #1060, Littleton, CO 80123
Inspyre Boutique is a Colorado-based local boutique that features fashion, accessories, and gifts for the Denver Woman. #ShopLocal.
Pom Pom Fleece Lined Crew Socks
“One can never have enough socks” ~ Dumbledore
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PomPomFleeceSocks
Plush poms add wintry charm to these cabled crew socks. The cozy pair is lined with fleece for extra comfort and warmth and comes ready to gift.
Go Guarded Self Defense Ring
” In silence – and in self-defense – I figured things out in my own little way. ” ~ Loretta Young
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/GoGuardedSelfDefenseRing
Go Guarded is a self-defense product for active women. It is a convenient, comfortable, effective way for women to defend themselves if the unthinkable should happen when they are out running, hiking, or walking.
Gifts for Him
Men’s Organizing Travel 4-Pack
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ~ George A. Moore
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/MensOrganizingTravel
These stylish pouches make travel easier by keeping important items neat, untangled and easy to find.
Men’s Shaving Gift Set | Spinster Sisters Co.
” Winning is like shaving – you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum.” ~ Jack Kemp
Price: $52 / $62
Promotion: 15% Off in-store and online during Small Business Saturday
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/MensShavingGiftSet
Store Locations: Cherry Creek North, 2628 E 3rd Ave; RiNo, 3070 Blake St #170; Golden, 908 12th St
Spinster Sisters Co. offers handcrafted, all natural skincare products such as handmade soaps, lotions, bath soaks, salves, and more. Spinster Sisters Soap products are made with only the finest natural ingredients, sourced locally when possible, and are 100% vegan. #ShopLocal.
Psst… Spinster Sisters Co. is also featured in our ‘Where to Shop Local in Denver this Small Business Saturday 2016’ and AcneFoundation.org’s best acne face wash guides.
Micro Brewed Kit (1 Gallon)
” He was a wise man who invented beer.” ~ Plato
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/MicroBrewedKit
The Micro Brewed Kit features the floral and citrusy aroma, balanced flavors, and American pedigree of Centennial Hops and a SMASH (Single Malt and Single Hop) Recipe. The ultimate collection of tubes and jib-jabs to transform simple ingredients into a beer that will make friends and colleagues enjoy, respect, and deeply envy your brewing expertise.
BBQ Cooking Heat-Resistant Grilling Gloves
“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
Promotion: Now on Sale for $19.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/BBQCookingGrillingGloves
TTLIFE Premium Oven Grill Gloves are guaranteed to withstand extreme temperatures up to 932ºF (500ºC). A true innovation in heat protection for the oven, stove top, and outdoor grill. Nomex and Kevlar fibers when they combined they slow the rise of temperatures when handling hot items.
Portable Car Jump Starter
“Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device.” ~ Ken Auletta
Promotion: Now on Sale for $69.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PortableCarJumpStarter
Say goodbye to giant jump starter, and quit calling a trailer service, waiting on the side of the road looks helpless, GOOLOO mini car jump starter also can jump start your vehicle up to 6.5L Gas or 5.0L diesel up to 30 times, such as Pick-up truck and Ford F150. This jump starter is so powerful that every driver should have one.
Virtual Reality Headsets
” Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/OculusRiftVirtualReality
Oculus Rift’s advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence. Discover and download games across genres ranging from action RPGs, sci-fi shooters, mind-bending puzzle games, and more – and play them from an entirely new perspective. Lucky’s Tale is included with every Rift purchase.
” When virtual reality gets cheaper than dating, society is doomed.” ~ Scott Adams
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/ImmersePlusVirtualReality
Pick Up at: Urban Outfitters, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Watch 3D movies and videos while experiencing virtual realities. Incorporates an eye cushion, adjustable lenses, removable window (for use with augmented reality play) and a head strap to maximize your comfort and experience. Compatible with many free and inexpensive VR apps, 3D movies and games. Just start the App, insert your phone into the headset and you’re ready to go!
“Instead of getting an iPad, I now use my iPhone with a giant magnifying glass attached to my face.” ~ Tony Hsieh
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/SmartphoneMagnifier
This portable magnifier is about to blow up your phone (or at least what you see on the screen). Just slip your device into the fully assembled, retro-styled cardboard TV and enjoy your mobile movies double the size of your display. Keep it in your bag for impromptu screenings during your next camping trip, sleepover, or long car ride.
Smart Anti-Sleep Driving Alarm | Stopsleep
” I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” ~ Fannie Lou Hamer
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/StopSleep
Stopsleep is unique effective driver fatigue alarm that warns you before drowsy driving (up to 5 minutes before dangerous). Ring is worn on the finger and continuously measures your levels of awareness and concentration by using 8 built-in cutaneous sensors which monitor your electrodermal activity, recognizes the loss of awareness and concentration and alarms to prevent falling asleep. So you can avoid dangerous fatigue and save your life.
Gifts for Teens
Personalized Zipper Pouch
” Just get a bag and drop a dream in it, and you’ll be surprised what happens.” ~ Charles Nelson Reilly
Price: $22 / $25
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PersonalizedZipperPouch
A personalized zipper pouch for anything and everything that needs to be gathered in one convenient place. The size is great for organizing and storing pencils, art or school supplies, cosmetics, jewelry, gift cards or travel needs. Each bag is handmade just for you.
Starcraft Protoss Pylon USB Charger
” Armies will be shattered. Worlds will burn.” ~ Sarah Kerrigan; StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Promotion: Now on Sale for: $19.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/StarcraftProtossPylonUSBCharger
This Starcraft II Protoss Pylon Desktop Power Station is both a light and a charger. It gives you access to the great psionic energy matrix emanating from Aiur, but, in case you can’t tap into that, it also has an AC Adapter. Its 2 USB ports can power all your devices that charge via USB.
Personalized LEGO Head Mini Figure
“Relax, everybody, I’m here.” Batman; The LEGO Movie
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PersonalizedLEGOHead
Everybody loves Lego – this is the opportunity to have your own head made into miniature to fit onto your favorite Lego mini figures. funky3Dfaces converts two photographs into 3D, then using sophisticated full-color 3D printers, creates eerily life-like 15-17mm high heads.
Bridge Model Kit
” Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ~ Jim Rohn
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/LionsgateBridgeModelKit
This recycled cardboard model kit, measuring at 20”L x 10”H x 2 1/4”D, is a perfect display piece. All pieces are fully customizable, so draw, paint, tape, and glue to create your own bridge model.
Liberty Mobile | Unlimited Talk, Text & 2GB Data
” When someone touches my phone, I automatically turn into a ninja.” ~Teenager on Tumblr
Promotion: Now $35 with Free Shipping. Code at Checkout: HOLIDAY10
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/LibertyMobile
Liberty Mobile offers SIM cards are compatible with both locked and unlocked phones with a flat-rate fee that features a personal phone number, unlimited talk, text and 2GB Data, that can be topped up.
” Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. ” ~ A. A. Milne
Prices: $9 – $22
Promotion: Up to 50% Off for Black Friday
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PaperSourcePlanners
Store Locations: Cherry Creek North, 201 Fillmore St, Denver, CO 80206; The Streets at Southglenn, 6851 S Gaylord St, Centennial, CO 80122
Paper Source is a local, premier paperie and gift retailer offering each customer an intimate, boutique-feel. They offer stationery, invitations, calendars, planners, journals, gifts, cards, craft supplies & kits, and more. #ShopLocal.
Gifts for Kids
Poopyhead Card Game
” Everybody looks at their poop.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PoopyheadCardGame
Poopyhead Card Game is a game where “number 2” always wins! Try to beat your opponents in this dirty action game. Includes 5 Poopyhead headbands, 1 Whoopie cushion, 1 deck of 48 cards, and game rules.
3D Deco Superhero Wall Lights
” With great power, comes great responsibility.” ~ Spiderman
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/3DSuperheroWallLights
These 3D Deco Superhero Wall Lights will help you see in the dark. Just place them wherever you need a little more light at night (they’re battery powered, so no need to look for an outlet), and they’ll provide a super glow. Choose Captain America Shield, Hulk Fist, Hulk Head, Iron Man Hand, Iron Man Mask, Spider-Man Hand, Spider-Man Head, or Thor Hammer.
3D Glow in the Dark Dome Stickers
” For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/3DGlowintheDarkDomeStickers
Sleep under the stars in the comfort of your own bed! Create a realistic night sky with these handmade glow in the dark star stickers. These stars are not your ordinary flat stickers. They are dome-shaped which concentrates an intense glow in the middle of each star, and creates a hazy glow around the outside. Just like real stars.
Karaoke Singing Machine
” The only thing better than singing is more singing.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald
Promotion: Now on Sale for $47.96
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/KaraokeSingingMachine
Host a dance party with the SML385BT Singing Machine Karaoke system, which features a top loading CD Player that plays music CDs and CD + Graphics and Bluetooth audio streaming. LED disco lights with dimmer settings let you control the party ambiance. Bluetooth or auxiliary input lets you connect to other audio devices. RCA output jacks connect to your TV to scroll the lyrics, and the two microphone jacks allow you to sing a duet without sharing a microphone (one microphone included). The built-in speaker provides powerful sound.
Budsies: Custom Stuffed Animals
” Everything in life I share, except of course my teddy bear!” ~ Author Unknown
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/BudsiesCustomStuffedAnimals
Budsies are beautiful custom-sewn stuffed animals created from any drawing or photo. All children can have their own personal buddies (hence the name Budsies!) to hug and hold.
WowWee COJI The Coding Robot
” I make mistakes growing up. I’m not perfect; I’m not a robot.” ~ Justin Bieber
Promotion: Now on Sale for $36.74
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/WowWeeCOJICodingRobot
COJI the coding robot teaches your child to program using the language of emoji’s. Your junior coder will have fun problem-solving using the app to control COJI’s actions. COJI also reacts to physical stimulation such as tilting and shaking.
Gifts for Baby & Expectant Parents
Fairy of Color
” Happiness is homemade.” ~ Author Unknown
Prices: $8 – $30
Promotion: 50% Off Entire Store through November 28th, 2016
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/FairyOfColor
Fairy of Color is a Denver, Colorado based local brand founded by Maya Bajayo, a crochet artist and designer. Fairy Of Color offers Montessori, organic wood teethers & nursing necklaces. All handmade & homemade. CPSIA compliant. #ShopLocal.
” And so, the adventure begins.” ~ Author Known
Prices: $6 – $150
Promotion: Exclusive The Denver Ear Gift. For Every Diaper Cake Order Receive a 4-Pack of Magnetic Clips for Free. Message Shop #TheDenverEar for Gift.
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/HaleysGallery
Haley’s Gallery is a Highlands Ranch, Colorado based local brand founded by Haley Wasserman, a craft-maker and designer. Haley’s Gallery features unique, handmade gifts for men, women, children and babies. #ShopLocal.
4moms mamaRoo Baby Swing
” Let them be little.” ~ Author Known
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/mamaRooBabySwing
The 4moms mamaRoo infant seat bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their baby. Select from five unique motions, choose from four built-in sounds or connect it to any MP3 player. The seat reclines to multiple positions to allow baby to lie back and relax or sit up and play. The mamaRoo is now Bluetooth enabled so you can control the motion, sound, speed and volume from your compatible smart device.
Personalized Goodnight Little Me Book
” Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ~ Malala Yousafzai
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PersonalizedGoodnightLittleMeBook
Treat your little one to a personalized goodnight, courtesy of this beautifully illustrated custom book by Jennifer Dewing. Featuring your child’s name on the cover, throughout the story, and even in illustrations, this book comes packed with dogs, sheep, owls, and even crickets wishing them sweet dreams in lovely, lyrical prose.
Gifts for the Home
TaZa UnBreakable Wine Glasses
“What wine goes with Captain Crunch?” ~ George Carlin
Promotion: Now on Sale for $20.16. Get an Additional 10% with The Denver Ear with the Code: MorDen16
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/TaZaUnbreakableWineGlasses
TaZa is a local Colorado-based brand that is committed to preserving the beauty of our earth by reducing single-use plastics. With TaZa you’ll never worry about breaking a glass again. Knock it, kick it, drop it, spill it. TaZa glasses are nearly indestructible. Pet-proof, kid-proof, you-proof, these glasses will stay in one piece! The contents, however, may not. #ShopLocal.
5 Clear Mason Jar Hanging Chandelier Lights
“The sun is gone, but I have a light.” ~ Kurt Cobain
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/MasonJarChandelierLights
These all Clear Ball Mason Quart Jars have been made into a chandelier using galvanized lids and vintage style cloth cords, giving it the vintage look. All jar lights have their own on/off switch so that you can adjust the amount of light that you have at any time. All jars come hanging 3′ (from ceiling to bottom of jar) with instructions so that you can easily adjust the length to the stagger or clustered look that you want.
hellosy© Star Wars Death Star Levitating Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
““I find your lack of faith disturbing.” ~ Darth Vader
Promotion: Now on Sale for $212.98
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/hellosyLevitatingPortableSpeakers
Blast you favorite tunes out of this hellosy© Star Wars Death Star Levitating Wireless Bluetooth Speakers! Bluetooth speaker floating in the air with 10mm ground clearance.Voice prompts make pairing your devices easier than ever. Wireless connection to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device. Play music on smart phone/tablet, music comes out from the bluetooth speaker orb.
NutriChef Artisan Electric Pizza Pit Oven
“I love pizza. I want to marry it, but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding.” ~ Mike Birbiglia
Promotion: Now on Sale for $99.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/NutriChefPizzaOven
Have a pizza party with the NutriChef Artisan Electric Pizza Pit Oven. Make your very own unique personal mini pizza pies with this classic-styled terracotta dome oven. The pizza pit features opening slots all around, giving everyone access to cook their own mini pies. The clay stone surface resembles a traditional Italian pizza pit oven and the internal high-powered hanging heating element ensures thorough and even cooking all around.
Star Trek Borg Cube Fridge
“This simple feeling, is beyond V’Ger’s comprehension.” ~ Spock
Promotion: Now on Sale for $99.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/StarTrekBorgCubeFridge
The Star Trek Borg Cube Fridge looks, well, like a Borg Cube. It’s small, so it won’t take up a lot of space in your alcove, as you plug it into a standard 120V AC outlet. Plus, it can be powered by 12V DC power source, so when you pop off in a Borg Sphere for some cruising, you can bring your snacks with you. And yes, it does have a setting for cool and a setting for heat.
Gifts for Clients
“Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” ~ Pindar
Promotion: Mention The Denver Ear for a Free Set-Up
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/HelloPromoGifts
Hello Promo is a local Colorado-based company that specializes in customized promotional products, allowing you to find the products that you require with little effort. Whether you are looking for an advertising gift to mail out to your prospects, corporate gifts for staff retention or a yearly give-away for your existing customers, we can provide a promotional product to suit your needs. #ShopLocal.
Personalized Keepsake Box
” Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” ~ Bob Dylan
Price: $39.99 – $45.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/PersonalizedKeepsakeBox
This Personalized Keepsake Box is 100% handmade out of High grade Missouri Pine, that is stained with a natural stain to give it that rustic appearance, while maintaining excellent durability. This gift box will be the perfect touch for any occasion. With its deep and precise engraving this box will give your gift that extra something!
Health, Wealth & Love Wishbone
” To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” ~ Reba McEntire
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/HealthWealthLoveWishbone
Wish someone a life full of health, wealth, love, prosperity and abundance with this pewter paperweight. Handmade by artist Tamara Hensick, this large wishbone is engraved on each side so that you’ll never run out of wishes.
Gifts for Gags
The Worst Card Game: Colorado Edition
“You had me at ‘Colorado’.” ~ Someecards
Price: $19.99 – $25.98
Promotion: Now on Sale for $16.99 – $19.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/TheWorstCardGameCOEdition
These 108 cards were written by professional comedians about Colorado, during the offensive comedy game show, Uncalled Four.
“Thank you Mario! But our Princess is in another castle!” ~ Super Mario Bros.
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/TinyArcadeGift
The Tiny Arcade lets you relive the golden age of video games with an arcade cabinet that fits in the palm of your hand.
” Starbucks has a role and a meaningful relationship with people that is not only about the coffee.” ~ Howard Schultz
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/StarbucksCandles
If you love your Starbucks coffee, then make your home smell of it all day long! These amazing Starbucks drinks have been transformed into a scented soy candle wax and meant to burn for over 60 hours.
“The household cat is really a tiger that has underwent three counseling programs.” ~ Valeriu Butulescu
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/FeistyPetsToys
No creature illustrates the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde qualities of animals better than Feisty Pets. These cute and cuddly plush animals turn deadly when just a squeeze of the head reveals shifty eyes and sharp teeth. Choose from Sammy Suckerpunch (dog), Princess Pottymouth (cat), Grandmaster Funk (monkey) or Sir Growls-a-Lot (bear). Hug with caution!
Special Holiday Gifts
Too Faced Merry Kissmas
” You can’t keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.” ~ Heather Locklear
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/TooFacedMerryKissmas
Too Faced Have a very Merry Kissmas with four clutch-size tubes of Too Faced’s bestselling Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in original, chocolate and matte formulas. Melted Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense color that lasts for hours.
Happy Hanukkah B*tches
” Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.” ~ Richard Lewis
Price: $14.99 – $17.99
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/HappyHanukkahBtches
This sweater says it all.
” Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” ~ Mary Ellen Chase
Promotion: 20% Off for Black Friday. Use Code FRIYAY at Checkout.
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/ChristmasJumpsuits
Get in the spirit of the season with these special Christmas Jumpsuits.
Nostalgic Holiday Mugs
” I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing, to be honest.” ~ Robert Wyatt
Purchase Online at: bit.ly/NostalgicHolidayMug
Pick Up at: Anthropologie, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Molly Hatch is an artist-of-all-trades who creates everything from furniture to jewelry to pen-and-ink drawings, especially idiosyncratic ceramics, like these Nostalgic Holiday Mugs.
Psst… A special thank you to Hanna Joseph, Founder of Ugly Duck Staging, who contributed to this guide!
Happy Holidays 2016 Denver!