It is so easy to get caught up in the stress of the holiday season. At times, it almost feels more like a competition than a time of joy, as we rush about searching for the perfect gift for everyone on our list. It doesn’t need to be that way though! Why not take a break from the pressures of the mall and enjoy your shopping experience? The shops in Ouray are as varied and interesting as their owners.
Create your own gifts at one of the great classes at the Purple Peacock! Through December 22, you can partake in Drop in Pottery Classes, where you get to create your own project from start to finish, with all of the materials at your fingertips!
Or, sign up for any other fun crafty class. If you’re not feeling crafty, check out some of the other little shops! You can find a variety of one of a kind items at reasonable prices. Kristopher’s Culinaire offers a vast array of culinary items, as well as fun ideas for the person who has everything. High Country Leather surprises at every turn with beautiful leather and jewelry, as well as some of the funniest magnets and other stocking stuffer ideas. The Wildflower Boutique specializes in local creations. Everything in this shop was created in Colorado, and the variety is astounding!
For the outdoor enthusiast, why not give the gift of an adventure with one of the many excellent guide companies in Ouray? Send them out to learn Ice Climbing, or let them experience back country skiing in a whole new way!
That person on your list who needs some relaxation? Why not a spa day, followed by a soak in the hot springs pool? Nothing soothes tired muscles more than a massage and a soak! Or, a romantic getaway can be an excellent gift as well! One or two nights at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs gives that special person a chance to explore the beauty of the area on their own time.
Long story short, a day in Ouray, shopping Main Street is a great way to find the perfect gift for everyone….including yourself! Take some time this season to enjoy the holiday in an old fashioned town while supporting small business.
See you soon!