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Old 10-13-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I know it's a little early for Christmas, but I'm starting to collect things

Looking for some good Colorado gift ideas for things to give to family that doesn't live here. Already have a few bottles of CO wine, but I'd like to come up with a few more things that are unique to this area.

Does anyone have any ideas or things that they do?

Thx
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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You can't go wrong with the "coffee table" books that are out there. One that came out years ago by John Fielder that is worth a look here: Colorado 1870-2000. I don't have one of those (my sister does) but I've thumbed through that book and I really like it! There are others that I would imagine Amazon.com would list. Even better yet, hop on down to the Tattered Cover in Denver on Colfax. It's been a long time since I've been there, but they've always had a great selection of not only books on Colorado but also the other states in the Rocky Mountain area!
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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There might be some ideas here, a bit pricy though.
Colorado Baskets
RP
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I've made Colorado gift baskets for my family many times over the years. Some of their favorite items are: Enstrom toffee, Madhava Mountain Gold or wildflower honey, Hammond's candies, Chocolove chocolate bars, Fiona's granola, elk and buffalo jerky. And even though Celestial Seasonings is everywhere, you can find cool stuff at their gift shop that you can't find anywhere else.

(http://coloradocoolstuff.com/2010/12/09/hammonds-candies/ - broken link)
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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If you have any beer drinkers on your list, Colorado is microbrew heaven. You could find some smaller breweries that don't distribute outside of the state and include those in a gift basket.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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If you have any beer drinkers on your list, Colorado is microbrew heaven. You could find some smaller breweries that don't distribute outside of the state and include those in a gift basket.
Back east in the DC area, a LOT of my pals at work spoke highly of Fat Tire Beer and, yes, it is good.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My DD's boyfriends parents gave us a bag of Duluth, MN themed gifts, so we returned in kind.

We put in some Blue Parrot spaghetti sauce made in Louisville, some pasta we said was "probably" made from Colorado wheat, Celestial Seasonings tea, and some CO honey. I admit we fudged on the pasta, but we wanted to make a meal.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Back east in the DC area, a LOT of my pals at work spoke highly of Fat Tire Beer and, yes, it is good.
I remember the days when we could take a case of beer on a flight with us. My husband and I would each take a case of Fat Tire back to PA where he was from. Needless to say, we were pretty popular among his friends. Of course, now you can buy New Belgium beers anywhere in the country.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Stranahan's Whiskey.

Assuming they like whiskey, of course.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Breckenridge Distillery has lovely vodka and whiskey, too.
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