Holidays in the Rockies market is gift-giver’s paradise
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Slept in on Black Friday? Couldn’t bear the crowds on Small Business Saturday? Missed out on Cyber Monday?
Fear not, a one-of-a-kind shopping experience awaits at Holidays in the Rockies Market.
The annual Steamboat Springs Arts Council fundraiser and craft fair brings together local artisans to sell their handmade creations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Strawberry Park Elementary School.
“So much of people’s time and love is put into these products,” said Jenn Stoddard, who coordinates the market with Kay Wagner. “By talking with the vendors, you get to meet the person who made the gift, learn the story and the creativity and the process that went into making it.”
In addition to 58 vendors, the market will feature live carolers, a craft and activity area for kids and a photo booth with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The thing I love about this market is those moments when people come back and say, ‘Oh, my grandson or granddaughter loved that apron you made for me a few years ago. We passed it down to the next member in the family,’” said Mary Kay Fchoeneman, owner of Steamboat Stitchery and 2 Lazy Either Ranch.
Whether your holiday shopping lists have been completed or the task is still on your Christmas to-do list, here are a few gift ideas that will warm any Grinch’s heart.
For the décor enthusiast
Regan’s Room | Discover owner Caitlin Farrell’s handmade wood Colorado flags in various sizes, wooden snowmen and other upcycled décor items
Candy-Bar Inc | Holiday and home décor
Animal Assistance League of NW Colorado | Painted wooden hooks and signs, accessories for dog leashes, hand-sewn towels, bags and other items in animal and holiday themes
For the bauble wearer
Kozmicroots | Ji Min Hwang works with feathers, bones, quills, stones and polymer clay to create one-of-a-kind jewelry
Bent by Erin | Erin Kreis creates handmade jewelry in sterling and copper with designs inspired by nature and people
Get Hooked! By Laurie | Hand-hooked ornament coasters and pillows
Sabina Jewelry | Sisters Sita Jacobson and Ea Moulton make original interchangeable jewelry out of precious and semi-precious stones
Moonstone Illuminations | Jewelry made from feathers, stones and bones
Audrey Bortz | Beaded jewelry and photography
For the salty and sweet
Altitude Snacks | Premium line of dried fruit and nut blends, golden berries, macadamia nuts, coconut, currants, pears and more
Two Lazy Eight Ranch | Mary Kay Fchoeneman creates jams with fruits sourced right from her garden. Flavors include: raspberry, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry, blackberry, pear and peach rosemary, her current bestseller.
For the simple moments
Goats Goods | Handmade goat milk lotion, soap and body products
Holistica Botanicals | Handmade organic aromatherapy and botanical products. These range from aromatic bath soaks to mists, massage oils, loose leaf teas, natural deodorants and more.
Reminiscent Candle Co. & The Sage Creek Beauty Box | Candles, soap and lotions
For the crafty creative
Steamboat Stitchery | Handmade items including aprons, tea towels and children’s clothing constructed of 100 percent cotton.
Marvelous Error Designs | Mixed media art and cards
Recycled Designs Art & Studio | Forsaken possessions made into pieces of jewelry and art
For the writer
Poetic Sunrise Journals | Handmade, leather-bound journals
For the foodie
Dean Martin | Chef Dean Martin’s renowned Oriental barbecue sauce
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