I always look forward to winters in Aspen. The festive holiday season blends well with the active ski season. We have been blessed with fresh blankets of snow this week and that makes it feel like a true winter wonderland!
If you are looking for the perfect Aspen-inspired holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones, I have some great ideas for you. This year more than ever, we are trying to support our small local businesses throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Here are some gifting options for products, services and experiences that you’ll feel good about buying and recipients will be excited to receive!
Here are some of my favorite Aspen gift ideas this year:
Health & Wellness
For the meditative mind, body and spirit, you can sign a loved one up for fitness courses and incredible spa treatments at local wellness centers like Tonic Pilates, O2 Aspen or True Nature (if you are up for a relaxing day trip to Carbondale). Give the gift of mental and physical wellness this year.
There are some great local apparel outfitters in Aspen. A few of my favorites include Aspen Athleisure, Ute Mountaineer, Strafe Outerwear and Miller Sports Aspen. You can find some great winter wear, whether you are ready to hit the slopes or just curl up by the fireplace with a good book.
A unique and helpful gift idea I like to recommend is the gift of organization. chic + tidy is a fantastic professional organization service based in the Roaring Fork Valley. If you’ve been working from home more this year like me, you have probably come up with some “to-do” projects that would help you have to a more organized home or office space.
Though our holiday parties can’t be as big this year, it still feels good to socialize when we can and eventually we’ll get back to having great Aspen parties once again. Bluebird in a Box is a unique service that puts a wonderful themed party together for you, boxed up and prepared with safe social distancing in mind. In the near-term, Pitkin County is asking that you gather with no more than 10 people, from no more than two households. With Bluebird in a Box, you could indulge now with your household or be ready when it is appropriate to gather together again! Click here to learn more about Bluebird in a Box.
A really fantastic idea this year is to buy gift cards at your favorite Aspen restaurants and give them out as gifts. The recipient can enjoy the great cuisine as takeout or wait until the restaurants are fully back open for normal service in the future. Most importantly, it is an excellent way to show your love and support for our local restaurant workers. Some of my favorite places include Mawa’s Kitchen, Pyramid Bistro, Meat & Cheese, Cache Cache, Matsuhisa Aspen, and all the Aspen eateries of the CP Restaurant Group.
These are just a few ideas for Aspen gift giving this holiday season. I encourage all of you to buy from our local businesses this year.
Thank you and I hope you all have a very happy and healthy holiday season!
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