Golden Shopping Guide

If you’re ready to start your holiday shopping, here are some great ideas for gifts that are ready and waiting for you in historic Golden. Just about everything you think would be a fantastic gift is here and all gifts come with excellent customer service. You can make a day of it or plan your shopping around your holiday errands. Any way you look at it shopping will be that memorable experience to delight the gift giver and the recipient. Check out this inventory of Golden gifts and make your gift shopping and giving a memorable holiday experience.

Leadership Golden Christmas Ornament – this collectible holiday tree trimmer began in 1985 with the first ornament designed by local artist Hal Shelton. The 2015 Leadership Golden Christmas Ornament depicts the Coolbaugh House, a historic structure on the Colorado School of Mines campus, and was created by local artist Gene Youngmann. Pick up an ornament for only $10 at the Visitors Center, Avenue Gifts or Creekside Jewelers. Gene will be available to sign ornaments after the Candlelight Walk at the Visitors Center.

Jewelry often creates a lasting memory when given as a gift. Creekside Jewelers features Golden themed jewelry as well as Colorado artisan jewelry. Gene Bauer Goldsmith specializes in custom designed jewelry in gold, platinum, and gemstones. Lucky Star Ranch has a great selection of Southwest jewelry in a turquoise, lapis, coral and Colorado slate.

Baby Does Clothing store has lots of Colorado artisan gifts and fashionable women’s clothing and Truly BoHotique carries unique women’s apparel and accessories, and higher end consignment items. Red Wagon Gift and Garden Shop and The Silver Horse are two gift shops that carry jewelry as well as unusual items that span from hostess gifts to pottery and cowboy boots.

Can’t forget the kids! Wooden puzzles or Webkinz ™ are in stock at Avenue Gifts and Golden Goods has Legos™ retro classics and new fangled fun! Tap into the kid’s creative streak (and yours) by taking a holiday class from Foothills Art Center‘s offering of classes for making ornaments, cards or decorating their holiday sweater.

Animals, pets, furry and feathered friends are all taken care of at The Golden Mill Store and The Golden Green Paw and Spaw both located in downtown Golden.

Want something out of the ordinary from an international company? Visit SpyderCo of Golden for something shiny under the tree. Or stop by Powder7 Sports retail store to pick up discounted skies and winter gear.

Give the gift of history with a photo from the Golden Landmarks Association’s photographic collections of Golden from the early 1900’s or this year’s Historic Golden Calendar full of facts and photos from as early as 1850, available at Gardner History & Preservation, 805 13th Street, Golden, CO.

If you love to shop vintage or gently used one of a kind items check out Rewind Consignment for antiques and home décor, Rockin Horse Antiques with over 30 vendors.

Gifts for the great outdoors are plentiful in Golden with everything from mountaineering gear at Bent Gate, active lifestyle clothing from Vital Outdoors, winter sports outfitting at Powder7, and bicycling equipment from Peak Cycles, Big Ring or Pedal Pushers Cyclery. Golden River Sports stocks fishing, and lots of other water sports equipment and all the runners can get their duds, especially shoes, at Runners High.

Golden is home to many small businesses and we make a big deal of Small Business Saturday, November 26th. Make sure to participate and you could win up to $500 for a shopping spree in Golden by participating in the Golden Elf Contest.