Shop local and shop early in Golden this holiday season. Small businesses need your support to stay open, so please consider grabbing a gift or two from a Golden retailer this year.
To make it easier to support your local business community, we’re putting together six Golden Gift Guides. If you’ve got a tricky person to get a present for on your list, check out the following unique gift suggestions that you can find at local Golden businesses.
A Hot Herbal Steam Treatment at Symmetry 360 Massage
Give the gift of a hot steam infused with essential oils and therapeutic herbs at Symmetry 360 Massage. During this incredibly relaxing service, steam is contained inside a canopy while the person inside’s head stays cool and comfortable outside. The treatment is followed by a massage, and the entire experience aims to help increase metabolism, boost the immune system, decrease muscle fatigue, and improve sleep.
A Wanted Poster Photoshoot from Oh! Susanna Vintage Photo Parlor
Let your recipient live their best Wild West life at an Oh! Susanna Vintage Photo Parlor Wanted Poster Photoshoot. They only have to dress up from the neck up, so if they’re a little shy, it’s an easy way to start. (There are other packages that let you dress up completely, so if they’re ready to go all-in, check those out on Oh! Susanna’s website.) It’s quick, easy, and truly one-of-a-kind.
A Cupping Session at PranaTonic
You might be familiar with cupping because of the circular marks seen on various athletes at the Olympics. Golden’s own PranaTonic offers cupping sessions for those who want to give it a try. Cupping is known for being one of the best deep-tissue therapies available and can affect tissues up to four inches deep. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, and veins and arteries can be refreshed leaving the recipient feeling renewed.
Wild West Walking Tour with Golden History Tours
Hear stories of hijackings, shootouts, and lawless frontiersmen on a Wild West Walking Tour with Golden History Tours. Tours are $25 and run about two hours as attendees walk through Downtown Golden’s historic parks and streets. With history, trivia questions, amazing stories of the Wild West, and prizes, it’s a great way to learn about history in a fun, open-air environment. They also have gift cards available on their website if you aren’t sure which date your recipient wants to take their tour.
An eBike Tour from Pedego
Pedego is an electric bike store in Golden, but they offer rentals and tours for those who want to try out an ebike first. You can rent a premium, tandem, or specialty bike before exploring the town on your own or attending a scheduled tour on nearby bike trails. Locks and helmets are included with every rental.
A Bike Tune-Up at Pedal Pushers Cyclery
If your recipient is a bike rider whose bike could use a little TLC, treat them to a tune-up at Pedal Pushers Cyclery. They fix any and all types of bikes, and offer Basic, Standard, Apex, Comp, or A La Carte tune-ups. The best part? Your biker friend can enjoy a cold Colorado brew (Pedal Pushers has six rotating taps with beer from Colorado breweries); a cooler full of beer, wine, and seltzer; and several non-alcoholic beverages while they wait for repairs.
A Signature Four-Handed Massage at The Woodhouse Day Spa
What’s better than one massage? Two at the same time! During a Signature Four-Handed Massage at The Woodhouse Day Spa, two therapists perform seamlessly choreographed, rhythmic movements that induce deep relaxation. Therapists will perform a full-body massage, reflexology, and hypnotic scalp massage to create a sense of calm and wellbeing while organic aromatic oil soothes the senses and nourishes the skin.
A 25-Mile Tour with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience
If your recipient loves cars, they’ll love the chance to drive a supercar up and down 25 miles of road in scenic Golden Gate Canyon with Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience. They’ll be able to stop halfway for a scenic photo shoot, leaving them with lasting memories of this adrenaline filled hour long drive.
A Staycation at a Golden Hotel
A change of scenery can be really nice, even if it’s still in the same town. Treat your friend or family member to a night away from home at a Golden hotel. If you want to go big, pair it with the next gift. Visit Golden has a list of Golden hotels on their website. Several hotels are currently offering deals for locals, so be sure to ask about that when you make your reservation.
A Gift Card to a Golden Restaurant, Brewery, and/or Distillery
You can never go wrong with a good meal or a refreshing drink, and Golden has plenty of great options to choose from. With this gift, you get the flexibility of a gift card AND you also get to support a local business. They’ll love it! Find restaurants, breweries, and distilleries on VisitGolden.com.
Small Business Saturday is the perfect day to Shop Small. On November 28th, shop and dine in Golden to support our local businesses. Stop by Visit Golden’s Shop Small Welcome Station from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 28th to pick up a tote bag before experiencing all of Golden’s five shopping areas. The welcome station will be located at the Golden Visitors Center.