If you're on the lookout for newest gift boxes we've created for the holidays this year, this post is for you! We're very excited to introduce these new collections so that you can make sure your family and friends continue to sample the very best small-batch products that are being created in Colorado today.
This is Colorado Crafted's first bath and body collection, and we're couldn't be more excited about it! Two handcrafted soaps, a jar of body lotion infused with essential oils, and an all natural lip balm. Each product is made by a different artisan and showcases their unique style, from the beautiful packaging to custom blended natural fragrances.
The Hanging Lake Box includes a selection of some of our favorite products that until now have only been available in our larger boxes. Sample our popular dry-cured sausage, the flavorful olive tapenade, roasted-to-order coffee from Telluride, a lovely jar of jam made in Denver from seasonal produce, and more.
This is a sweets filled box that is perfect for sharing, whether it is with co-workers, friends, or family. We've included most of our favorite chocolate products in this box, alongside brown butter whiskey caramel corn and crunchy kettle roasted almonds.
This classic box features a few new products, like HerbSalt, Chile Crunch, and Whiskey Peach Deliciousness preserves.
Take a tour of Colorado's best artisanal foods with this large and luxurious box. From sweet to savory, this box has plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Our largest box, this one is filled to the brim with some of our classic favorites and brand new finds. The newest products here include Black Star Truffles, Dragon Pearls Tea by Colorado Tea Company, and custom roasted single-origin coffee by Proper Grounds Coffee of Lafayette. Read more about these new products here!
One of the first Colorado-made artisanal products we picked up when we started Colorado Crafted was Ritual Chocolate. Oh man, we love their stuff. Tasting these single origin chocolate bars is a lot like tasting wine - the cacao beans from different terriors create very different tasting notes. The Madagascar bar is light and citrusy, the Costa Rica has tasting notes of walnut and blackberry, and the list goes on. Ritual makes 5 different single origin craft chocolate bars at current count!
We were so excited to have the chance to visit their production facilities in Denver recently, check out all their crazy cool chocolate making machinery, and get to know the Ritual chocolate duo.
We asked them a few questions so you could get to know them a bit and learn more about the amazing things they're doing.
From the left: A conveyor belt on an antique piece of European machinery separates the cacao beans from their shells, a chocolate disc, and stacks upon stacks of golden wrapped chocolate bars.
You can find Ritual Chocolate boxes in these curated gift boxes.
We are excited to have been included in Time Out New York's Culinary Gift Guide this year!
They chose to feature our Steamboat Box ($25), which is a sweet and savory combination of sea salt and vinegar chips, salted caramels, and kettle roasted almonds.
We've got a few different gift boxes that are gluten free this year! The products in these boxes are naturally gluten free - things like garlic dry sausages, preserves, bars of dark chocolates and more. If you have any questions about the specific products or boxes, please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a gift that is unique to Colorado? We've rounded up some of our very favorite locally made products in this gift guide. From handmade leather goods to a collection of Colorado chocolate, this is some of the best stuff coming out of Colorado's artisanal scene.
This silky pink balm, by RL Linden ($22) is so versatile and luxurious. It's a semi-gloss balm, because it adds more moisture than a gloss and more shine than a balm. Wear it alone on your lips, or use it to moisturize cuticles and dry patches.
The Wrap Wallet ($68) is made by small leather shop Stitch & Hammer out of Boulder. It hand-cut and dyed, which means each wallet is completely individual. Variations in color, grain, and character make this gorgeous wallet an heirloom quality piece.
This curated collection of bath & body products, by Colorado Crafted ($50), features two handcrafted soaps, a jar of body lotion infused with essential oils, and an all natural lip balm. Each product is made by a different artisan and showcases their unique style, from the beautiful packaging to custom blended natural fragrances.
Garrison Bag by Winter Session ($265). A thoughtfully designed bag constructed from waxed cotton canvas. The bag's vegetable tanned leather handles, strap, and internal key fob, along with its many well designed pockets and compartments make this bag an everyday essential that you'll use for years to come.
Distant Correspondent's self-titled debut album ($9) has been described as wintery and moody, and Magnet Magazine calls them "Joy Division if Ian Curtis had been on antidepressants." We love their dream pop, darkly cinematic sound.
Dear Margot Jewelry is designed and handcrafted in Denver, and utilizes gorgeous materials such as semi-precious stones, wood, shell, vintage materials and more. We are loving this Etta Necklace ($112) - a new piece for the 2013 holiday season.
For the chocolate lover in your life, here's a gift box filled with some of the best artisan-made small batch chocolate from around Colorado. The Blanca Peak Box ($40), curated by Colorado Crafted, ships for free anywhere in the US
A membership for two to the Denver Art Museum is just $75 and will get you unlimited free general admission for two for an entire year, plus two free general admission guest passes.
This set of hand-crafted cocktail bitters, by DRAM Apothecary ($20), makes for the perfect gift for the cocktail lover in your life. Many of these tinctures use foraged mountain herbs, a truly special local gift!
The holidays are fast approaching, along with many occasions for gathering and celebration: dinners, parties, and visits with friends & family around the country!
We love the gesture of sending a little something to express your appreciation to your host. And who doesn't want to be a gracious guest?
Our lovely boxes of treats - all sourced from artisans in Colorado - make for a unique hostess gift or thank you gift.
May we suggest the Bijou Creek Box? It's full of small sweet treats - from chocolates to caramels to crunchy kettle roasted almonds. Or, browse our entire selection of boxes. Our price points range from $35 to $150.
Hanging Lake is an iconic hike in Colorado, located just east of Glenwood, CO.
It's not to be missed with its neon blue-green water, yellow algae, and myriad of waterfalls. We even named one of our boxes after it!