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Holiday Shopping - 16 Small Businesses You Can Support in Denver and RiNo!

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

As we enter into this strange sort of holiday season, many of us are wondering how to 1) Find the perfect gift and 2) Help our city thrive through a global pandemic. This list below is a great place to start, and we're certain that you and your loved ones will be thrilled by the shopping to be had in our city of creatives!

1) Taste the Love Cooking

Taste the Love Cooking is a home-grown Denver business, providing delicious and stress-free meals to the Denver Metropolitan Area. They work with area farms to ensure the highest quality meats and vegetables available. This holiday season, Taste the Love Cooking is running a sweet and savory pie special. All Pie Kits are hand-delivered to your door, and come with baking pans, great grandma's famous homemade pie crust, vacuum sealed ingredients for freshness and quality, and instructions for baking. Order by calling 720-636-3238, or emailing Angela at angela@tastethelovecooking.com. Follow Taste the Love Cooking on Facebook!

Photos: TasteTheLoveCooking.com and Taste the Love Cooking on Facebook

2) Sugar Rush and Neighborhood Mom Shop

This holiday season, local businesses Sugar Rush and Neighborhood Mom Shop have teamed up to bring you delicious cocoa bombs with personalized mugs! Virtual shop coming with more cocoa bombs & cookies for Santa sets. Each set with one chocolate bomb is $25, and each additional chocolate bomb is $5/each. Visit Neighborhood Mom Shop's Facebook page to order, or email neighborhoodmomshop@gmail.com! Follow Sugar Rush and Neighborhood Mom Shop on Facebook, @NeighborhoodMomShop on Instagram.

Photo: Sugar Rush and Neighborhood Mom Shop

3) Giving Beauty Co.

Holistic skincare boutique in RiNo offering facials, waxing, spray tans, organic makeup and holistic skin care products and services. Call (720)900-6010 or email givingbeautyco@gmail.com to book a session! Follow them on social media @givingbeautyco.

Photo: @givingbeautyco

4) Rowdy Poppy Floral Design

Urban flower farm & floral designer in nearby Whittier. Seasonal favorites are fresh and dried wreaths, everlasting bouquets, and arrangements. They do custom arrangements (hello, Thanksgiving center-pieces!), and floral subscriptions make fantastic holiday gifts that last into the new year! Call (303) 862-0407 or contact them here for details! Follow them on social media at @rowdypoppy.

Photo: @rowdypoppy

5) The Evergreen Gallery

The Evergreen Gallery carries artwork from about 100 Colorado artisans. Handmade ornaments, glass, pottery, illustrations, Colorado-made candles, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, photography. Only 30 to 45 minutes from Denver with great little local restaurants around. Best gift gallery around! Call (303) 674-4871 or email coevgal@gmail.com for details, and follow them on social media at @theevergreengallery.

Photo: The Evergreen Gallery

6) Dino Feed

Dino Feed makes stickers, apparel, prints, and other artwork. They also created a children's book this year, which was featured in the Westword: The Star that Wanted to Ski. Email dinofeeds@gmail.com for details, and follow them on social media at @dinofeed.

Photo: dinofeed.com

7) The People's Pickles

The People's Pickles is a social enterprise started by local organizers, Lower the Barrier. The People's Pickles aims to teach individuals from marginalized communities across Colorado how to market and sell an array of award winning products. The end goal is to develop entrepreneurs, encourage personal growth, and watch individuals flourish professionally and personally while developing community in the process. Featuring a delicious secret family recipe originating in Saint Louis, a jar of pickles makes for a delectable gift, and helps strengthen our community in the process!

Call 720-939-2811 or email info@lowerthebarrier.com for details, and follow The People's Pickles on social media at @thepeoplespickles, and follow Lower the Barrier on Facebook!

Photo: thepeoplespickles.com

8) Music Lessons with local musician Reed Fox and professional singer Jamie Nagode

Members of Denver's house duo Bun Bun are offering FREE first lessons in all things music! Learn to play like your favorite musicians and singers - from the comfort of your home. Jamie offers online lessons in voice, audition prep, beginning piano, and songwriting. Reed teaches online lessons in piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, accordion, and music production! Call to schedule your free first lesson: Jamie - (720) 261-8956 // Reed - (720) 240-6936. Follow Bun Bun on socials at @wearebunbun!

Photo: Bun Bun by Julianna Photography

9) Goreslug Apparel

Goreslug creates and sells custom art pieces in the form of: clothes, shirts, sweaters, pants, accessories and paintings. Stay warm this winter in the Blood Heart Tye Die Hoodie or the Hash Slinging Slasher Utility Jacket! Contact them here for details, and follow them on social media at @goreslug.

Photo: goreslug.bigcartel.com

10) RiNo Sports Massage

RiNo Sports Massage is selling discounted massages for the holidays! $100/hour if bought in advance for regular clients, and $60/hour Gift Certificates can be purchased for new clients. Call (720) 808-0309 or email contact@rinosportsmassage.com for details.

11) Free Range Human

Fine art limited edition prints, giclee, and originals. Everything 20% off through the end of the year 2020. Visit freerangehuman.com or call 303-359-1310 for details. Follow on social media at @tmzambrano.artist.

Photo: @tmzambrano.artist

12) Concierge PT and Wellness

Concierge PT and Wellness in RiNo provides personal training, private yoga classes, therapeutic massage, and in-home physical therapy. They're giving discounts of 25% off each session for new clients this holiday season! For details, email conciergeptandwellness@gmail.com and mention the code HEALTHYHOLIDAY for 25% off one massage, personal training or physical therapy session!

13) 504 Mosaics Art

Original funky art by 504 Mosaics Art is available for purchase! Call (504) 699-0090 or visit their website for details. Follow them on social media at @rocky504mosaics.

Photo: 504 Mosaics

14) Peak Fitness Meals

Healthy prepared meals! Receive custom prepared meals for any diet from Peak Fitness Meals by entering your dietary preferences and placing your order. Their experienced chefs will create a customized menu based around your requirements, and then deliver your meals directly to your door within a few hours of being prepared! Simply heat and eat! Use the promo code PEAKFITNESS for 10% off the first order. Call 833-300-PREP (7737) or email customercare@peakfitnessmeals.com for details. Follow them on social media at @peakfitnessmeals.

Photo: @peakfitnessmeals

15) Its a Netcessity

The Netcessity Seat Caddy is the perfect car organizer to keep your things from hitting the floor when you hit the brakes. Visit itsanetcessity.com to order Netcessity for the holidays, and follow local distributors at @its_a_netcessity on social media!

16) Kim Roberts Art

Colorado-based artist, Kim Roberts is offering small, Colorado-themed pieces, available at Portfolio Gallery in Breckenridge, Colorado. Pieces range in size from 5 x 5, 8 x 8, 10 x 10 and 12 x 12 inches. All come mounted on a backboard and/or with mat frame, covered in a protective sleeve. If you’d like to have the framing done for you, the gallery has a nice selection and can frame the work for you in 15 minutes! Prices range from $149 for 5 x 5 in. to $499 for 12 x 12 in. before framing. She also has a Holiday Pop-Up Shop open on her website.

Happy Holiday shopping, Denver! Stay safe & healthy!

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