Looking for something special for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life? Need last-minute ideas for a holiday gift? We’ve got you covered with these ideas for history gifts that anyone on your list might love.
Here are some suggestions for fun history and Colorado related items that may just be the perfect gift for someone in your life, whether they love art, food, travel, fashion, or learning.
For arts lovers:
1. If you want to get something truly uniquely Coloradan, consider jewelry, artwork, or crafts created by the numerous native tribes of our state. We recommend you visit the gift shops at the History Colorado Center or Ute Indian Museum for some genuinely creative gems.
2. Books are always a welcome gift for lovers of learning. We sell several award-winners both in our gift shops and through our website, including the recently republished Italy in Colorado: Family Histories from Denver and Beyond. You may also want to check out books like Museum Hack's Guide To History's Fiercest Females, A Field Guide to American Houses, The Beaten Territory, and these picks from Smithsonian Magazine. Or consider getting a gift card for a Colorado bookstore like Tattered Cover or Poor Richard’s so they can pick one themselves!
1. History-themed pins make a fantastic stocking stuffer! We like “Votes for Women” and “We Can Do It!” For more stocking stuffers, check out these bracelets featuring maps of Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, and 1902 Colorado.
2. We recently announced an exciting lineup for our 2019 Tours and Treks! We’d love to have your loved one join us on a trip through Western Slope wineries, the American Southwest, the Canadian Rockies, or many more spectacular destinations.
3. An America the Beautiful Pass will grant your recipient access to more than 2,000 recreation sites in the US, including Colorado’s four national parks, eight national monuments, eight national wildlife refuges, and numerous trails and wilderness areas.
1. A beginner canning kit will enable your friend or family member to enjoy eating ripe produce in the middle of winter. Gardeners will also find this to be a convenient way to enjoy a good harvest for weeks and months to come.
2. Home brewing kits are great for beer aficionados. Check out CO Brew in Denver—they offer classes and even an opportunity to brew your own beer with them instead of dealing with the mess at home.