If you’re looking to do a little Christmas shopping and want to give them something they’ll cherish longer than the time it takes to swipe left, look no further.
Steamboat is home to a wide array of artisans who make beautiful handmade goods that are at once wholly unique and also a reflection of place, inspired by the natural beauty of the Yampa Valley and the mountain lifestyle that drew us here.
For something truly special, look no further than these local artisans.
Created by store owners Emily and Luke Dudley, Ohana has an extensive line of t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts and hats adorned with Emily’s mountain lifestyle graphic designs for men women and kids. They do the screen printing locally and believe in giving back – having hosted many live-print events to benefit different causes within the community. With designs that change with the seasons, you’re guaranteed to find something fun and fresh that is a long way from meeting its expiration date.
mtnohana.com, 700 Yampa Street, (970) 367-3008
The delicate, feminine lines of these hammered gold necklaces, bracelets and rings are at once elegantly understated and also statement pieces. Handmade in her Steamboat studio and named for her Grandmother, Sita Jacobson designs and handcrafts each piece to tell its own story. Inspired by nature but also made to withstand the demands of mountain life, this is fine jewelry that’s made to be worn tough.
If you’re looking for something for the man in your life, look no further than the ruggedly beautiful one-of-a-kind leather goods made with American bison hide by Steamboat local Vince Coleman and his wife, Gretchen. Offering everything from money clips and keychains to belt buckles and wallets, these accessories are made with an outdoor lifestyle in mind, and built to last – they are meant to be broken in over many years. And for the ladies, their hand-crafted bags and simple but classy jewelry will be cherished for a lifetime – especially since everything they make comes with a lifetime guarantee. Nothing says Steamboat like the durability, ruggedness, functionality, and simplicity of these beautiful handcrafted pieces.
In case you haven’t noticed, a kick-ass hat is the ultimate mountain town accessory, especially in the cold of winter when (let’s face it) no one can see what you’re wearing under that down coat anyway. These colorful handknit winter hats, scarves and headbands are created by Chereen and made for both fashion and function; they’re super warm and cozy and very cute too! The perfect gift to keep the ones you love warm and looking cute. too.
Red Rocks Art
These whimsical drawings created with pen, ink and watercolor by local artist Leah xxx feature outdoor landscapes including iconic local spots like Hahn’s Peak. With everything from cards and small prints to large framed prints, these nature themed works are the perfect gift, large or small.
For the new babies in your life, there’s nothing better than these super cozy, soft handmade baby blankets in bright colorful fabrics with fun, whimsical patterns. With thick, fleece lining on one side and soft cotton/flannel on the other, it’s the perfect gift for growing baby that they won’t soon grow out of.
Daniela Kennedy was raised in Zurich and always dreamed of being a chocolatier, having grown up in the chocolate-obsessed country. Not only did that dream come true when the owner of The Homesteader in downtown Steamboat began making chocolate in the back of her shop, it put her—and Steamboat Springs—on the map when a staff member from The Jay Leno Show was visiting and discovered her candy and commissioned it for the green room before the show. Join the masses of celebrities who have nibbled on these sweet treats by picking up your box of chocolates at the Homesteader today.
817 Lincoln Ave., (970) 879-5880
Steamboat Coffee Roasters
For the coffee lover in your life, look no further than Steamboat Coffee Roasters. Featuring coffee beans that are organic and/or fair trade, their new downtown location makes it easier than ever to take a tour, attend a tasting, check out the goods, and just inhale that heavenly scent.
steamboatcoffee.com, 1009 Lincoln Avenue, (970) 879-3900
If you know that person who wants to live out all your Top Chef fantasies, cooking classes at Elk Stone Farm are the perfect gift. From pot pies and biscuits to pot stickers and dipping sauces, the foodie in your life will be whipping up gourmet treats at home in no time. Also check out the wide array of produce, baked goods, cookies and crackers, preserves and condiments, herb blends, teas and even skincare. Gift basket, anyone?
elkstonefarm.com, Strawberry Park, (970) 870-9300
She’ll love these small batch “ranch to tub” bath products made right here in Steamboat Springs on owner/creator Debbie Dygart’s ranch, surrounded by the Zirkel wilderness. Infused with everything crisp and clean you love about the Rockies, Ranch Organic bath and body products connect your senses with the smells and sensations that bring you back t the mountains, every time you take a bath.
ranch-organics.com, (970) 846-7944
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