Holiday gift giving

Holiday Gifting Glenwood Springs Style

Finding the perfect holiday gift is in the bag when you shop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With stores that offer carefully curated selections, you’re guaranteed to delight everyone on your list.

Whether you haven’t started your holiday shopping or still have a few things to check off your list, wrap up all your holiday loose ends with a singular excursion to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The hot springs town is home to a plethora of retailers, many independently owned and chock-full of unique items. Use this guide to help you think outside the box to find the perfect present for gifting family, friends, teachers, colleagues and anyone else you want to grace with a token of your affection.

Get it Done Downtown

The heart of Glenwood Springs shopping is downtown. The density and proximity of stores makes it easy to pop into one after another. Keep in mind that what’s displayed in the windows is just a small sampling of what’s inside. For example, you might be surprised to find elegant alpine clothing at the local fly-fishing shop. While on the lookout for a special piece of jewelry, there’s a good chance you’ll stumble across kitschy socks for your teen or local honey for the gourmet on your list. Downtown stores run the retail gamut—sporting goods, boutiques, western wear, artisanal crafts, galleries, jewelry, souvenir and wine and spirit shops—and most offer gift certificates for undecided shoppers.

Give Glenwood Gold

Glenwood Gold is Glenwood’s very own community currency. You can purchase Glenwood Gold in increments as low as $5 and recipients can spend it at retailers, restaurants, lodging, attractions and services. In total, more than 66 businesses participate in the award-winning shop local program. Glenwood Gold is the perfect gift to tuck in a card, under the tree or in a Christmas stocking. Purchase Glenwood Gold online or for larger amounts call the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 970-945-6589.

Experience the Best Present

Memories last a lifetime. Make great ones with the gift of Glenwood Springs experiences. For dreams-do-come-true presents, consider giving lodging, dining or tickets for admission to attractions and events. Overnight accommodations provide the ultimate getaway for those extra special people on your list. A great meal is another option that’s always a treat to receive. Alternatively, be a holiday hero with gift cards or certificates to prime activity attractions. From adventure to entertainment and relaxation, your friends and family will be thrilled to receive admittance to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Iron Mountain Hot Springs and Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves.

Unusual Shopping Spots

Sometimes the best gifts are where you’d least expect to find them. Legends Coffee & Gift Shop at Hotel Colorado offers cuddly teddy bears, Hotel Colorado ornaments, gift cards and other items that make perfect last-minute presents. While you’re there grab a cup of coffee and a snack. Another off-the-beaten-path spot is Marianne’s Boutique & Fine Gifts at Valley View Hospital, which, in addition to cards, features jewelry, toys for children and décor items. Adept at more than filling prescriptions, Downtown Drug is a go-to source for fun gifts including Colorado-themed items, goods for pet-lovers, natural skincare and old-fashioned  candy, games and puzzles.

Main Attraction Shopping

woman in pool and teddy bearsGlenwood Springs is home to world-class hot springs and activities, many of which have gift shops loaded with one-of-a-kind finds. Stop at Prebble’s Pebbles at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for gorgeous gems, minerals and stones; The Shop at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool boasts the best selection of swimwear in western Colorado as well as sportswear, accessories and other items; Iron Mountain Hot Springs sells packaged minerals that can turn your bathtub into a mini at-home soaking pool; and Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves offers upscale pampering products for face and body.

Mall Crawl Wrap Up

Rounding out the local shopping experience, Glenwood Meadows Shopping Center features well-known retailers such as Lowe’s, Target, Natural Grocers, Marshall’s, Maurices, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta Beauty and Petsmart. Like downtown, several of the Market Street Shops are locally owned with boutique shopping and eateries scattered throughout the two-block area. Roaring Fork Marketplace south of Glenwood Springs is anchored by Walmart while the Glenwood Springs Mall in West Glenwood Springs hosts several retailers that include Ross Dress for Less, Boot Barn and others.

The countdown to Christmas is on! Get started or finish your holiday shopping in Glenwood Springs today!

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