On the search for great gifts this holiday season? As part of my series on gifting in Boulder, I’ve discussed our city’s best jewelers and destinations for home and fashion. If you prefer to give experiences or entertainment, there are plenty of fantastic options to consider. Here’s a look at how you can treat the special people in your life to a gift that keeps on giving:
For art appreciators, a trip to Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is always a treat. BMoCA has been an important part of our community for 51 years, and exciting things are ahead for the museum. There are always noteworthy exhibits at BMoCA, as well as excellent programs for the community. If you’re on the search for a gift that can be enjoyed all year long, a membership is sure to be appreciated.
Books From Boulder Book Store
The three-story Boulder Book Store is an icon on Pearl Street. It’s one of the most well-known bookstores in the state, and provides an unparalleled experience for shoppers. Those who are interested in sustainable gifting will enjoy browsing the selection of used books, which never fails to turn up delightful finds.
Books From Trident Booksellers
Want to explore more than one bookstore on your quest for great gifts? Trident Booksellers & Cafe is another trusted venue for all your book buying needs. While you’re shopping for everyone on your list, stop by the café to grab a cup of coffee or pastry.
Wooden Jigsaws From Liberty Puzzles
Puzzles aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but those who enjoy them will love the handcrafted wooden jigsaw puzzles from Liberty Puzzles. Liberty Puzzles has been part of our community since 2005, and offers exquisite puzzles that will provide hours of entertainment. Each of the store’s 1,000+ puzzles is handmade in Boulder, featuring intricate scenes that are a work of art.
Records From Paradise Found
Paradise Found (formerly known as Bart’s Record Shop) is celebrating 30 years in business. This record shop offers a plethora of records and CDs, including rare and high-value collectibles. You’ll also find turntables, headphones, and other tech that any audiophile will love. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just let the staff know–they’ll be happy to special order any record or CD.
Gear From Satellite
Although it may not technically be an experience, I think gear from local boardshop Satellite counts! Boulder is one of the most active cities in the nation, and it’s no wonder why. The opportunities for outdoor adventure are virtually endless here, and Satellite has been outfitting skaters and snowboarders for 21 years. Be sure to check them out if you’re shopping for an avid skateboarder or snowboarder.
There’s still plenty of time to get your holiday shopping done! If you’d like to give your loved ones the gift of an experience or entertainment, Boulder doesn’t disappoint. Still searching for the perfect present? Stay tuned for my last post in the series. Happy holidays!