Our little mountain town is chock-full with local “mom & pop” shops, creative minds, and some very talented individuals, which makes it easy to find a plethora of unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. Treat your family and friends to a one-of-a-kind gift that they won’t be able to find anywhere else! Check out all of these awesome and different gift ideas made right here in Breckenridge by local companies.

Global Candle Gallery

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Every candle in this store is hand-carved and custom made! Their unique designs offer anything from creative geometrical designs to mountains and everything in between.

Swing by 326 S Main St., and pick up one of these exclusive candles to give to friends or family this holiday season or order one online.

The Candle Gallery

The Candle Gallery

 

Breckenridge Distillery

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This is the highest distillery in the WORLD! Pretty sweet, huh? Get your boozy buddies a bottle of their award-winning Bourbon Whiskey, unique bar knick-knacks, glassware, apparel or wooden signs. They have so many gifts to choose from! Plus, while you are shopping for your friends you can treat yourself to a sip (or two) of their award-winning hooch at the bar. Have your cake and eat it too!

Swing by 1925 Airport Road to pick out something special or order it online.

Flask from Breckenridge Distillery

Flask from Breckenridge Distillery

Fresh Soap Company

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These guys have it all: cold process soaps, glycerin soaps, soaks & scrubs, lotions & balms, and pre-made gift packs! They hand-craft all of their products from scratch so only the best ingredients are used. All soaps are vegetable-based so they are vegan-friendly!

Check out their retail store on 411 S Main St and take a look around or buy something online (they ship every day!).

Fresh Soap Company

“Peppermint Park” Cold Process Soap from Fresh Soap Company

The Glass Art Company

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These custom etched gifts are perfect for every occasion! They use a sandblasting technique to engrave the glass that results in a permanent satin finish that will never fade or come off. Everything is made-to-order in their studio and they will happily mail their products anywhere in the United States!

Check them out at 411 S Main St, unit #16 or call them at (970) 232-0720 for more details.

The Glass Art Company

The Glass Art Company. Photo courtesy of Travel With Kat

The Wild Balance

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This cute little boutique sells “simple lightweight jewelry for a life lived in constant motion.” All jewelry is hand-made and each item is unique. You can even get something custom-made!

Swing by the Fuqua Livery Stable on 110 E. Washington Ave to check out their creations or get something online.

Earrings from the Wild Balance

Tourquoise & Brass Leaf Earrings from The Wild Balance

There are so many more shops in Breckenridge where you can find that perfect gift for that special someone. All you have to do is take a stroll down Historic Main Street and check out all of the boutiques, retail and novelty shops, galleries, and jewelers where you can find something truly special.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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Quiver: A quiver refers to a skier or snowboarder’s collection of winter gear. A ski quiver can be anywhere from one to fifty or more pairs of skis or ski boots, depending on the individual’s point of view. We firmly believe in adding to your quiver instead of replacing pieces. Snow quality changes based on the day, and you’ll be happy when you have those heavy downhills to rip up the cord instead of chattering down the hill on your powder skis. However, growing your quiver doesn’t limit you to only acquiring more skis and boots. Creating a versatile quiver to ensure that you’re comfortable on the hill is the best thing you can do. Whether it be that Arc’teryx shell for when the wind is whipping, or that Armada puffy for when the temps drop below zero but there’s powder to shred, you’ll be thankful for your quiver. Do you, your significant other or children suffer from cold feet or hands? Well, continue reading to find out how to keep your digits warm this season.

The 2016-17 Breckenridge Ski Season has begun and once you see what’s out there, you’re bound to appreciate just how much the industry has picked up its game. That being said, it’s time to add these top five items to your quiver:

  1. HD Video and Camera Goggles: Are people calling you a tele tubby with that GoPro on top of your head? The “is it on?” questions can get a bit old. We realize there are plenty of options out there, but for the sleek look and price, we’ve found that the Zeal Optics HD Camera Goggle makes it happen. Capturing 1080p & 720p HD video, you won’t be disappointed with the quality. And, glove-ready buttons on the side of the frame make it easy to turn recording on or off without freezing your hands off.
  2. Hotronic FootWarm S4: We know the temperatures drop quickly here in high country. Keeping your feet and hands warm is pertinent to staying on the slopes all day. Yes, hand warmers and toe warmers are quick and easy to pick up, but they don’t last all day. If you want to get serious about keeping your feet toasty in your boots, check out the latest and greatest heated foot bed from Hotronics. You will probably benefit from a custom install, but coming from firsthand experience, it’s worth it. So, while everyone else is going inside to warm up, your cozy toesies can keep lapping that powder run.
  3. Skis or Snowboard: We firmly believe in ADDING to your quiver without removing old items. What type of ski or snowboard do you need? Powder? Rocker? All mountain? Carving? Well, if supporting local companies isn’t cool enough, you’re sure to get a cool top sheet that you probably won’t see much of. Handmade, small-batch ski and snowboard manufacturing businesses are flourishing, and these companies aren’t just making fat powder skis and boards. They adapt to all different types of conditions, just like bigger companies. Go ahead and demo a pair; you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes! Check out local ski shops like Rocky Mountain Underground (RMU)Fatypus or Icelantic. These small establishments offer competitive pricing and top of the line equipment.
  4. Touring Set Up: Face it, Breckenridge gets busy. If you’re lucky enough to be a local or get up here on the weekdays, you’re lucky enough. For all you weekend warriors, you might want to set aside some money to invest in some touring gear for next season. Now, we realize it isn’t as simple as it sounds. There is some substantial equipment you will need to purchase to make sure you stay safe. However, investing and expanding your knowledge about the backcountry only increases the places you get to see and can give you a different angle on how you look at snow conditions. As a beginner, we recommend you do your research. Evo.com has a great article on How to Get Started Backcounty Skiing and Snowboarding. This sport is becoming increasingly popular. If you do choose to come up and skin Breckenridge, start on Peak 8 or 9, and stay on designated skin paths. You can read all about the uphill access from the Ski Patrol, as well as sign up for email alerts here. The pro: Avoid lift lines while getting a workout and get the first tracks of the day. There is something very rewarding about skiing down an empty trail first thing in the morning on fresh corduroy. Since we know ski traffic is horrendous on Sunday, we suggest coming up Saturday and spend the day touring. Ski Sunday afternoon when the lines are less crowded, get a GREAT lodging rate Sunday night and drive home first thing Monday morning (you may even be able to get a skin in on Peak 7 if you stay at Grand Lodge’s Ski in Ski out Resort!)
  5. Bluetooth Wireless Helmet Audio: First off, if you aren’t wearing a helmet, get one. The benefits outweigh the drawbacks, plus it keeps your ears warm. The Chips, made by Outdoor Tech, allows you to make and take those phone calls when you lose your buddies on the first run (without fumbling to remove your mittens or retrieve your phone from your pocket). Each earpiece features a single button that you can operate from outside of your helmet. Buy. Connect. Don’t miss another call on the hill.

There you have it: the five most crucial items that you should be adding to your quiver. If you can’t make it happen this year, don’t worry. A better version will be out next year, when you’re ready to get back in the game. Have a safe and exciting ski and snowboard season in Breckenridge!

Leave a comment below and tell us: What did you add to your quiver this year? 

dew_tour_1Dew Tour comes to Breckenridge this weekend! Watch the professional compete for the ultimate prize in this weekend long event. There are also fun events surrounding the competition including live music, in-town festivals and more! Check out all the activities happening in Breckenridge below!

Friday, December 9th

  • Dew Tour Competition | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Breckenridge Ski Resort | 1599 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Dew Tour In-Town Festival | 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Blue River Plaza Main St. | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Transworld Snowboarding – Riders’ Poll Awards | 7:00 p.m. | Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Saloon Tours | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge Colorado
  • Public Ice Skating | 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Stephen C. West | 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge CO 80424

Saturday, December 10th

  • Dew Tour Competition | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Breckenridge Ski Resort | 1599 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Dew Tour In-Town Festival | 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Blue River Plaza Main St. | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Historic Tours | 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge Colorado
  • Live music – Joey Bada$$ with A-Track and D.R.A.M | 7:00 p.m. | The Riverwalk Center | 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424
  • Public Ice Skating | 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Stephen C. West | 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Hockey Game – Vipers vs. Pikes Peak Vigilantes | 7:00 p.m. | Stephen C. West | 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge CO 80424

Sunday, December 11th

  • Dew Tour Competition | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Breckenridge Ski Resort | 1599 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Historic Tours | 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Breckenridge Heritage Alliance | 309 N. Main Street, Breckenridge CO
  • Public Ice Skating | 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Stephen C. West | 189 Boreas Pass Rd, Breckenridge CO 80424
  • Mother / Daughter – Paint your own Tea Party Pottery | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. * reservations required | 323 N Main St, Breckenridge CO 80424

 

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