Small businesses need your support to stay open, so shop local and shop early in Golden this holiday season.
To make it easier to support your local business community, we’re putting together six Golden Gift Guides. If you’ve got a person who loves to travel on your list, here are some suggestions for gifts that you can find at local Golden businesses.
Remember your visit to Rocky Mountain National Park with this juniper berry, peppercorn, and spice scented candle from Period Six Studio. This all-natural soy candle by Good & Well Supply Co. is handcrafted to impart the scents of the wild and pristine lands of America’s national parks. Bonus: A portion of all profits are donated to the National Park Foundation and Washington’s National Park Fund.
Want to feel like you’ve taken a trip without leaving Golden? Feast on classic Himalayan dishes as you explore the richness of Sherpa culture at Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Center. The interiors were designed to look like an authentic representation of a typical Sherpa house in the Solukhumbu area of Nepal, and there’s a lovely garden, cozy outdoor patios, and tranquil water features outside to enjoy while you eat. With entrées like Chicken Tikka Masala (marinated meat baked over the tandoor oven and cooked in masala sauce with cream and tomato sauce) and Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower), they’ve got a wide range of menu options for every taste.
Screen Printed Parks Map from Marrygrams
These screen printed park maps at Marrygrams are a great gift for the explorer on your list. Choose between a map of all of the national parks or a special Colorado State Parks map. (Or get both!)
If you’re traveling, you need a good jacket in case the weather quickly changes. This Forester Pass Raglan Jacket from Toad&Co comes in several colors and serves as a lightweight outer shell that is perfect for layering.
This hardy and conveniently-sized travel bag from Duluth Trading Co is engineered to endure the worst conditions. It’s made with Cordura® Ballistic nylon originally used in military body armor and reinforced a moisture-resisting Hypalon® base.
Plan out some great Colorado trips with help from the great selection of guidebooks from the Colorado Mountain Club Press. Most of the titles are written and field checked by members of the Colorado Mountain Club, making them great guides for outdoor enthusiasts interested in exploring, preserving, and enjoying the natural world.
Keep your mask smelling great with this mask spray from Spinster Sisters Co. This spray uses a Spinster Sisters signature blend of essential oils that refreshes fabric masks with a quick and simple spritz.
Ease sore muscles from travel with this roll-on from Taspen’s Organics. It encourages the body to repair naturally by using organic herbs that reduce skin puffiness and increase circulation, which increases blood flow and boosts nutrient supply.
Battery Operated Travel Diffuser from Earth Sweet Botanicals
If essential oils help you unwind, then this battery operated travel diffuser from Earth Sweet Botanicals will make your travel experiences more enjoyable. It uses a powerful and silent fan to disperse essential oils, making it easier than ever to relax away from home.
Auto Services from Golden’s Motor Mile
South Golden Road is a hot spot for auto repair and service businesses, so it’s a good place to go if you want to ensure that your recipient’s vehicle is ready for the road. Suggestions: Give the gift of an oil change from Grease Monkey, paintless dent repair from AutoSport Collision Repair, or snow tires from Big O Tires.
A Stay at a Golden Hotel
Give the ultimate gift…a trip to Golden! All of the overnight establishments in town are great options, and Visit Golden has a list of Golden hotels on their website. Several hotels are currently offering deals for locals and Colorado residents, so ask about that when you make your reservation.