Nestled snugly in the beautiful Arkansas Valley, near Buena Vista in Salida, Colorado, Creekside Chalets is here to make this 2019 holiday season your most memorable one yet! There is something for everyone on your list in Salida. From local art and handmade goodies to food and drink made here in the Rocky Mountains, here is your Ultimate Gift Guide to Salida. 

If you crave the traditional gift shopping experience, check out these fantastic local shopping experiences first:

Photo Courtesy of Beekeepers Honey Boutique

Buzz into the Beekeeper’s Honey Boutique

Colorado bees and beekeepers have been buzzing along all year to create these one-of-a-kind honey treats. The Beekeeper’s Honey Boutique at 209 West 3rd Street offers a wide array of pure, unfiltered local honey, honey-based lotions, potions and cosmetics, creamed honey in a variety of flavors, and yummy chunks of honeycomb.

The Beekeepers Honey Boutique has been crafting artisan honey products for over a century! Like their website says, for the past 110 years, this family has produced millions of pounds of sweet golden goodness for local customers. Four generations and a “buzzillion” bee stings later; this sticky business remains their daily passion!

  • Try a variety of honey candies and caramels too!

Sip Your Way Through Wood’s High Mountain Distillery

For shoppers, age 21 and up, Wood’s High Mountain Distillery at 144 West 1st Street in Salida has whiskeys, liqueurs, gins, vodkas, and glass bar gifts for your favorite connoisseurs. 

  • Sample their luxurious, locally crafted drinks and impress your friends with these unique gifts.
  • For complete distillery tours and tastings, we always suggest you make a reservation online.

Opal Boutique for the Ladies in Your Life

Cute clothes and trendy accessories are the names of the game at Opal Boutique, located at 128 F Street. Every item in this wonderful store has been hand-picked by the owner to reflect not only high fashion but quality and affordability. There’s clothing for women of all ages, with style choices that run the gamut from classic and conservative to flashy and daring. 

  • The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that you’re bound to notice whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone special. 
  • The boutique’s stylish staff members are on hand to help you find the perfect gift.
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“Drift Over” for Unique Finds

No shopping trip is complete without a trip to Drift & Amble. This independent art & print shop specializes in clothing, cards, and jewelry made by hand. Shop for unique gifts for just about everyone on your list. Located right downtown at 117 N F Street you can check everyone off the list and then catch a movie across the street at the Storyville Cinema. 

  • The shop offers an abundance of handmade goods such as hand screen printed apparel, handmade jewelry, letterpress cards, and other cool stuff. 
  • Locally sourced clothing from socially responsible companies while also providing fashionable, soft and unique garments for men, women, and kids.

Salida Has Niche Gifts Too

If you’re looking for a more specific, unusual and unique gift this year, check out these specialty gift locations:

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Dash Over to 7K Feet Running Company

7000 Feet Running Company was named for the elevation of Salida, Colorado (7000 feet above sea level). Salida is home to some of the world’s most gorgeous trails to explore, and 7000 Feet carries gifts for the runners, joggers and fitness freak in your life. If you love running in the Rocky Mountains, or know someone who does, swing into this sports store located at 140 West 1st Street in Salida.

Owners Emily and Andrew Walker are Salida residents with a deep-seated love of the hiking and running trails of the Rockies.

  • They carry running shoes, gear, socks and apparel for the athlete (or wannabe athlete) on your gift list.
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Visit Hallmark Alpaca Ranch

For more than a decade, Nelson and Peggy Reininger have been raising alpacas and providing locals with everything alpaca! From luxury yarn products for the knitters and crafters on your gift list to luxury woven alpaca wool socks and scarves, Hallmark Alpaca Ranch is a gift trip you’ll never forget!

  • The ranch also offers tours, wool spinning classes, and a chance to meet their adorable alpacas, up close and personal!
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Make Jewelry Gifts at Riveting Experience Jewelry

Their slogan is “Don’t just give it. Make it!” At Riveting Experience Jewelry located at 121 North F Street, Harry and Nicole Hensen would love to guide you through the jewelry making process, with as much or as little help as you’d like. 

Explore the many possibilities of jewelry style and design, and make it your own. The family boasts three generations of metal smith skills, totaling more than 150 years of combined experience, condensed into five simple steps. Their focus is to make sure you have crafted a piece that your loved one will wear with pride.

  • Express your love with the jewelry you made by hand in Salida, Colorado! 

At Creekside Chalets & Cabins, our mission is to help you escape the stresses of everyday life with an incredible mountain vacation. Revel in the beauty of the mountains, relax to the sounds of the rushing river, and experience an unforgettable winter holiday in Salida, Colorado. Our charming cabins offer stunning views, wonderful amenities, and an unbeatable location. To book your holiday shopping vacation of a lifetime, contact us today!

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