Everyone: Christmas is NEXT WEEK. Are you feeling overwhelmed because you forgot to grab someone a gift? Or maybe you’re thinking of finding a few extra stocking stuffers for a special loved one? We’ve got you covered!
Our final weekend of Horseshoe Holiday Markets at Belmar is this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 & 23. Come browse our final group of vendors, or grab items from the Horseshoe Retail Shop and be on your way! In case you need some last-minute gift inspiration, here are some of our favorite vendors and types of items they’ll have on hand at our final market weekend.
Pearl Street Lights candle
We can’t resist hand poured, locally made candles. There’s something so cozy about lighting a candle and enjoying the scent as it fills the air. Pearl Street Lights gets it. Their soy wax candles like Winter Wonderland (cool mint and vanilla) or Alpine Breeze (balsam, cinnamon and cedar) bring the smells of the Colorado outdoors into your warm home.
Great gift for: your boss, not-so-close family members, a White Elephant party
Pickett’s ginger beer
The Moscow Mule, a cocktail of vodka, lime juice and ginger beer served in a recognizable copper mug, was invented in 1941 but seemed to explode in popularity over the past few years. Ginger beer is an essential ingredient for this simple mixed drink, and makes a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to enjoy a cocktail (or ginger beer itself) at home. Pickett’s even has a variety of drink recipes on their website to make sure their ginger beer is put to good use.
Great gift for: the amateur bartender in your family, your friend who loves Moscow Mules
Atomic Child camping mug
Local designer Atomic Child has incredible stickers, patches, pins and hats, but one of our favorite pieces (if we really had to choose) is their enamel “No WiFi” camping mug. This durable mug can withstand high heat, all kinds of cookers, AND the dishwasher. It’s practical and the design gives off retro-cool vibes.
Great gift for: your outdoorsy friend, someone who needs a mountain getaway vacation
Cultura Craft Chocolate seasonal chocolate bars
‘Tis the season for decadent desserts and gift baskets! A gift from Latin American inspired Cultura Craft Chocolate is no ordinary box of chocolates, though. The Holiday Collection Box has assorted seasonal chocolate bars in mouthwatering flavors like mulled wine, gingerbread and more. Plus, Cultura is committed to responsibly sourcing cacao beans, and honors the history and cultures of cacao origins.
Great gift for: foodies, your eco-friendly friend, anyone who loves chocolate
Olive and Olde’s vintage jewelry ornament
Olive & Olde’s vintage jewelry ornaments made with material from the 1930s/40s are breathtakingly beautiful. The vintage shop specializes in “vintage that doesn’t stink,” as they call it! Check out the gorgeous pillows, vases and other vintage home decor pieces they have for sale, and you’ll fall in love with their look and feel (no matter what they smell like.)
Great gift for: someone obsessed with vintage pieces, your Christmas-loving mom or aunt
Motilek wood bow tie
Motilek’s wood bow ties and wood flower lapels are some of the most unique handcrafted items we’ve seen! One of the most striking bow ties is the Baloo, made from African Padauk wood. African Padauk is also known as “vermillion,” which makes sense when you look at that brilliant red-orange color. Your dapper friend or family member will love pairing this bow tie with their collection of shirts and suits.
Great gift for: your trendy dad, a fashionable friend
Sweet Caroline Confections sparkle lollipops
How adorable are these sparkle lollipops? Sweet Caroline creator and Candy Pioneer Andrea Caroline makes beautiful and delicious lollipops in all sorts of festive designs. (She has a really cool job title, too!) Gift a set of 6 blue snowflake lollipops to someone who adores winter, or a set of 6 black and gold Christmas tree lollipops to someone who loves luxurious holiday parties and decor.
Great gift for: niece or nephew (with parent permission!), someone who adds sparkle to your life
Remember, our final Horseshoe Holiday Market at Belmar weekend including the Horseshoe Retail Shop will be Saturday, Dec 22 and Sunday, Dec 23. You can get a jumpstart on the weekend at our Horseshoe Retail Shop that’s also open on Friday! Read about what to expect at the Horseshoe Holiday Markets at Belmar and the Horseshoe Retail Shop on our previous blog post.