We're rounding up some of our favorite local gift ideas and then bundling them together for a gift guide giveaway!
I'm partnering with my blogger bestie, C.J. of Everyday Chiffon to bring you a lineup of some of our very favorite local brands. We had so much fun shooting this guide together, and we cant wait for you to see each of our picks.
01 Comfy-cute Jammy Set
Nothing says Christmas morning like a cute pair of cozy and festive P.Js. We LOVE this pajama set (we spent a whole day in them and even filmed our weekly Instagram Live video in them)
Get the same pattern if you want to go all matchy-matchy or grab everyone a different festive print if you want to coordinate. This matching set is a cotton blend to help keep you warm but not hot. They have just enough stretch so that you can be comfortable, but they're cuffed on the ends for a fitted look.
02 Natural Skincare Goodness from Spinster Sisters
One of my favorite local brands, Spinster Sisters makes all natural beauty products that are wonderfully effective and smell amazing.
The first pick is the Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Body Butter. Its oh-so soothing and keeps skin moisturized in the dry, winter weather. It's got fair trade Shea Butter with vitamins A & E to soothe. I also love the vanilla coffee sugar scrub, especially for a wake-me-up during a morning shower. It exfoliates and hydrates at the same time, and smells like a vanilla latte. Plus it has other goodies like Vitamin E.
Their face serum, which is what you'll receive as the lucky giveaway winner, is a light, non-greasy formula that's packed with good-for-you ingredients like Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil, and Argon Oil.
03 Confetti Post Drop Earrings - Thimblepress
Statement earrings are my jam, just in case you didn't know. This pair from the Moon & Lola collection are the perfect addition to a fun party outfit (I'm thinking a NYE look).
They are handmade, making each one different. They also include actual confetti which is hand mixed at the Thimblepress studio then sent over to Moon & Lola where the rest of the magic happens...i.e. they manually select each piece of sparkle and glitz to be included in the earring. They're a classic oval silhouette, but the confetti makes them a perfect statement piece. You can also pick your preferred glitz: they come in gold, warm, cool, or multi.
04 Delicious Roasted Coffee - Copper Door Coffee Roasters
Coffee is an essential everyday, but it's especially a necessity around the holidays. Whether your entertaining a house full of family and friends, or you need the perfect gift for the coffee connoisseur on your list, a bag of freshly roasted coffee from Copper Door is the perfect choice.
The coffee is oh so amazing, but we love the brand behind it even more. Copper Door is Denver's only all female-owned coffee roaster. Hannah Ulbrich, the owner, is absolutely a #GirlBoss. Besides her amazing expertise in creating delicious coffee, she is community minded and has integrated women empowerment into every possible stage of her business: in addition to being female-owned Copper Door also supports female coffee growers. It's definitely an honor to work with such amazing brands who have the same passion for community and women supporting women as we do.
P.S. If you're coffee-obsessed, check out the next section to see the boozy coffee drink C.J. mixed up with a little help from one of Hannah's tried and true recipes.
05 Festive Holiday Mugs
You can never have too many adorable mugs, especially when it comes time to snuggle up under a blanket and stay out of the cold weather. We love these mugs because they're so perfectly shaped, super festive, and have a bright and shiny glaze.
Of course we had to make our favorite warm (& boozy) holiday drinks for the photo shoot. You can snag my Boozy Sweater Weather Cider recipe HERE (in the Snuggle Weather Mug) or grab the Spiked Peppermint Mocha recipe that C.J. whipped up HERE (in the Let It Snow Mug). Our winner will get a red and white "Snuggle Season" version with a gold handle (see the giveaway photo below for pictures.
07 Sleek Shades - Colorado Glasses
This is one of our favorite local lifestyle brands and their glasses are so unique. We both initially encountered them while working on a blogger photo shoot collab (see the post HERE) and we've been fans ever since.
The brand has such a fresh style and they're working to innovate and create better products, with a new more eco-friendly pair launching soon. C.J. and I both own the fiestas, which is the pair that we're giving away! The glasses make the perfect stocking stuffer or are great to give as a gift just by adding a bow to the unique bamboo case.
08 Elegant Druzy Ring - Passion for Vintage
This is my new favorite jewelry brand, local to both Colorado and Costa Rica. Each design is beautifully unique and absolutely gorgeous.
I really LOVE the druzy rings, which are the perfect subtle statement piece and pair perfectly with a chunky sweater and some booties. I have the chunky tear shaped gold one, and its been my go-to piece for dressing up a daily casual look.