Even if you’re like me and have been looking forward to the holidays ever since the clock struck midnight on Thanksgiving, there is no escaping that moment of panic when you realize that Christmas is just days away and you still have gift shopping to do! Luckily for Boulderites, our town is ripe with opportunities to find meaningful, unique local gifts for your friends and loved ones even if you’re guilty of a little procrastination this holiday season.
Grocery Store Gold Mine
Between stocking up on the essentials before friends and family come over for the holidays or picking up the ingredients to treat yourself to an indulgent holiday dinner, my money is on the majority of Boulderites having to make at least one more trip to the grocery store between now and this weekend. Boulder’s grocery stores and markets are hotbeds of delicious and unique local products, so take a moment during your errand to peruse the aisles and look for gift-worthy treats from local companies.
Make your own sweet and salty-themed gift basket with Boulder Canyon chips and Missy J’s truffles, put together a sample pack of Justin’s Nut Butter‘s many flavors, add some heat to the holidays with Winking Girl! salsa and sauces, or give the gift of warmth and coziness with Celestial Seasonings tea or liquid cacao from Cholaca. These are just a few of the huge variety of under-the-tree-worthy local products you’ll find in your store’s aisles, so get creative and make the most of that grocery errand.