Getting into the gift-giving spirit? Fabulous. Instead of doing your holiday shopping at big-box locales this year, how about making the commitment to support the Denver community and shop local? With so many spectacular local businesses in our sunny city, it certainly isn’t hard to do. As a nice nudge to think local, The Scout Guide Denver would like to give you a little taste of what some of our featured shops have to offer this holiday season. And what better place to start than with exceptional gifts for the home?
Tessera Pillows at THE BRASS BED
Exclusively found at The Brass Bed, these Tessera pillows are exquisite. From all over the world, they offer endless design possibilities. Each piece in this unique collection of vibrant, handmade pillows and pillow covers adds a touch of art, elegance, charm and comfort to any room in your home.
The Brass Bed | 3113 E. 3rd. Ave. (Denver) | 2460 Canyon Blvd. (Boulder)
Phone: 866-254-6367 | Shop the Brass Bed online
Premium Presents at HUTCH & FIG
Spread some cheer with Juliska Christmas Dishes and Lafco Christmas Candles (center)
Denver’s premier tabletop store, Hutch & Fig offers an array of gifts great for stockings or for that special spot under the tree, ranging from a Tokens & Icons bottle opener (top) memorializing your favorite baseball team (vintage golf club and tennis racket openers available as well), to a Simon Pearce Christmas Tree (lower left), to a classic Vagabond House bottle stopper (bottom right).
Hutch & Fig | 2817 E 3rd Ave B & C
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday by appointment
Phone: 720.287.4320 | Shop Hutch & Fig online
Hive Coasters at WHERE WOOD MEETS STEEL
These Hive Coaster are surely among the top tier of one-of-a-kind gifts, ideal for your decidedly design-savvy compatriots. Each cut from different species of reclaimed wood, the coasters make a perfect resting place for a cup of eggnog, but can also be configured to create a trivet for that piping hot pot roast. One of the many beautifully handcrafted creations that can be found at Where Wood Meets Steel, the custom furniture design company that’s making its mark in the RiNo district.
Where Wood Meets Steel | 4903 Washington St
Phone: 720.318.6521 | Shop Where Wood Meets Steel online
Blu Dot Copper Real Good Chair & Vitra Sunflower Clock at MOD LIVIN’
Denver’s Mod Livin’ is doing its part to keep the Mile High City stylish with the Blu Dot Copper Real Good Chair, featuring a copper plated finish that will patina naturally for a unique look, and the sculpturally stunning Vitra Sunflower Clock. Both would make stellar additions to any mod home.
Mod Livin’ | 5327 E. Colfax Ave.
Store hours: Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 12PM – 5PM
Phone: 888-833-2884 | Shop Mod Livin’ online
Bale Creek Allen’s Gold Nests at VISIONS WEST GALLERY
Bale’s bronze pieces (he makes both nests and tumbleweeds) are created through an extremely complex lost wax casting method and individually coated with variant patinas ranging from 18-karat gold to sterling silver, and nickel. The process of making his tumbleweed sculptures includes coating the plant with a material that hardens into a vessel tough enough to receive molten bronze. After the coating dries, the tumbleweed is burned out in a furnace to leave an exquisitely detailed impression. Similar to tumbleweeds, Allen collected these nests and preserved them by casting them in bronze and sometimes dipping them in 24-karat gold.
Visions West Gallery | 1715 Wazee Street
We hope we’ve inspired with these great finds for the home! Happy holiday home shopping!