Made in Colorado has a beautiful ring to it. This holiday season, give your friends and family, and yourself, a gift from the Centennial State. There are products of every kind from sporting goods to baby diapers.
Colorado-headquartered companies produce everything from hi-tech snowboards and ski jackets, to sweet and savory candies. There are a myriad of products in every kind of category. These local Colorado companies have a well-earned reputation for quality. So you can be assured your item will last as long it’s supposed to.
Even if you live out of state, it’s easy to get a taste of Colorado delivered to your door. Find a unique gift from our personal favorites below. We’ve owned, used or eaten something from every company listed. This article contains affiliate links.
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Colorado Body Care Gifts
Take care of your body. Treat it to something made locally of high quality ingredients. From facial wash to lip balm, Colorado produces plenty of body care products.
BEE-OCH – organic body care products from Fort Lupton
When it comes to finding organic body essentials, Colorado also has another hidden gem. BEE-OCH Organics is bringing awareness to the “toxicity hiding in your everyday-use products.” With BEE-OCH’s soaps and body care merchandise, you can take care of your skin without having to compromise on the quality of the product. BEE-OCH is a 100% chemical-free and USDA organic certified.
Brooke, the founder of BEE-OCH, started the business about six years ago when she was still an undergraduate in Biology/Chemistry and pregnant with her first child. Being a “science nerd,” she began reading the labels in the products she used at home and for her baby. Then, she had a “mom-moment” that threw her off because she discovered how a majority of the mainstream products we use include chemicals; yes, including the ones who “claim” to be “natural” and “non-toxic,” too.
Because of this, Brooke created BEE-OCH, where all the products are organic and fully-certified. This means that all BEE-OCH products, like the Queen Bee Organic Under Eye Cream, have a “traceback system” that allows you to track every single ingredient used back to the exact date and time of harvesting. Interesting, right? What’s even better is that by purchasing BEE-OCH, you are supporting local businesses and bee farmers as well!
- USDA Organic Lavender Deodorant 2 oz. Twist Up Tube
- USDA Organic Face Oil Moisturizer 2OZ
- USDA Organic Seaweed Mud Mask 2OZ
- USDA Organic Face Oil Moisturizer
- USDA Organic Body Butter Lotion Moisturizer
- Mineral Sunscreen
Colorado Clothing & Apparel Gifts
Show off your state pride with a Colorado-themed gift. From Colorado clothing to coffee mugs, you’ll find plenty to support the Centennial State. Ditch the masses and wear something local. Colorado clothing companies produce exceptional quality products and will have your friends asking about what brand that is. Meanwhile, if you’re shopping for your baby-friendly goodies, check out Thirsties.
Coloradical – shirts made elsewhere, designed Denver
This apparel company is all about representing for Colorado. With images of the flag, mountains, and wilderness tastefully tattered across its clothing label, Coloradical is rising fast. They are based in Denver on East Colfax.
You can find Coloradical apparel at select retailers around the state. I found the brand in a small bicycle shop in a sleepy mountain town. T-shirts and hats are their best sellers. They also sell everything from snowcaps and sunglasses, to Colorado patches and baby onesies.
Melanzana – outdoor apparel made in Leadville at very high elevation
Leadville-based, Melanzana makes unique, rugged apparel for the outdoor Colorado life. From jackets to hats, they make everything in the store, cutting and sewing like wild in downtown Leadville. If you’d rather sport a fuzzy local fleece than a Patagonia jacket, this company is for you.
Due to high demand and low supply, phone and web orders are currently down until the spring of 2018. If you want to get your hands on Melanzana’s sky-rocketing gear, your only bet is to head out to Leadville. They are currently in the midst of a 2,000 square foot expansion, to increase production from 2800 garments per month.
Sport Obermeyer – outdoor apparel made somewhere, company from Aspen
Just like the town it’s headquartered in, Obermeyer makes first-class apparel. Unfortunately, they make it overseas. Started in Aspen, Obermeyer outdoor clothing will keep you comfortable on the ski slopes and beyond.
They are most noted for high weather, warm, waterproof outerwear. If you’re looking for another quality brand beside North Face and Patagonia, give Sport Obermeyer a fit.
Obermeyer’s best sellers:
- Obermeyer Women’s Tuscany Jacket
- Obermeyer Devon Ladies Down Jacket 2018 Resort at Midnight
- Obermeyer Men’s Charger Jacket Fog
- Obermeyer Keystone Mens Ski Pants
Thirsties – cloth baby diapers from Loveland
Thirsties is a 100% sustainable brand through and through. From the sourcing of local materials to production and warehousing (which is 100% powered by wind energy), this company is the type of brand you would want to support.
Thirsties specializes in producing cloth diapers and accessories for babies. Hand-picking the highest quality materials, Thirsties diapers offer supreme comfort, fit and performance. They are also leak-proof so mommies and daddies wouldn’t need to worry.
Check out their adorable best-sellers below:
- Natural One Size All In One Cloth Diaper – Stargazer
- Duo Wrap Cloth Diaper Cover – Stargazer
- Wet Bag, Aspen Grove
- Hemp/Organic Cotton Cloth Diaper Inserts
- Booty Love Diaper Ointment
- Organic Cotton Reusable Cloth Wipes – 6 Pack
Other Colorado Apparel Brands
Statement tees are not the only pride of Colorado. There are a lot of local artisans who make world-class apparel from home. See the other brands we’re proud to feature here on Uncover Colorado!
- Beau & Belle – baby swimwear company from Loveland.
- Kemo Sabe – cowboy hat maker from Aspen, couldn’t tell ya where it’s made.
- Mellivora – leggings and gear company from Denver.
- SOM Footwear – Minimal shoe company from Ridgway (wearing them now;).
Colorado Food & Beverage Gifts
The quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Indulge in some of these Colorado made treats. There is food for every taste bud here, from grass fed beef jerky to coconut-oil potato chips.
Celestial Seasonings Tea – international herbs and teas bagged in Boulder
One of the largest tea companies in the U.S., Celestial Seasonings makes a perfect gift for the tea drinker in your life. If you are in the Boulder area, you can visit the Mint Room, while on a free tour of this working factory. Sleepytime is probably Celestial’s most famous tea, with the sleeping bear on the box.
Founded in 1969, Celestial Seasonings has become a worldwide staple. They have an extensive line of herbal teas, in the wildest flavor combinations, like Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride.
Celestial Seasonings’ bestsellers:
Hammond’s Candies – fine candy made in Denver – tour anytime
Tour this classic candy maker year round in Denver. Since 1920, Hammond’s Candies has been hand-making candy canes and other exquisite sugary creations. They’re also known for their line of creative chocolate bars, like PB&J and More S’mores, and famous Sour Balls.
From start to finish, the whole candy-making process at Hammond’s is hand-made. If you get a chance to go on a tour of this working factory, you’ll witness the passion and creativity in each product. Send something sweet from Colorado with a unique gift from Hammond’s.
Hammond’s best sellers:
- Vanilla caramels – handmade in small batches
- Chocolate bar set – pb&j, more s’mores, red velvet cake, pig n taters
- Candy canes – classic handmade peppermint
- Sour Balls – suckable candy, also try the peach, root beer and licorice drops
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – chocolate and candy made locally
Southwest Colorado is home to one of the best chocolatiers around. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is known for their sweet treats, with chains all across the state, all marked by a giant stuffed bear out front. Stop by for a classic, caramel-dipped apple, or make a perfect combo with some milk chocolate.
Founded as a small confectionery maker in historic Durango in 1981, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is now an international franchisor, with hundreds of locations in the United States, Canada, Japan, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates. From its 53,000 square foot factory in Colorado, they produce over 300 varieties of sweets, using its proprietary recipes. Stop by a local store to sample the desserts or order something exquisite online.
- Large Signature Assortment Gift Tower, 32 ounce
- Nut and Caramel Chocolates Gift Box, 31 ounce
- Sugar-Free Assorted Gift Box
- RMCF Gift Card $20
Zukes – made in Durango
This one’s for your four legged friends! Get something that’s healthy and fresh for your pooch. Headquartered in Durango, Zuke’s sends their pet products nationwide. You’ve probably seen Zuke’s dog treats in your local pet store.
Zuke’s best sellers:
- Zuke’s Mini Naturals Chicken Recipe Dog Treats
- Zuke’S Hip Action Beef Recipe Dog Treats
- Zuke’S Z-Bone Dental Chew Dog Treats
- Zuke’s Mini Naturals Healthy Moist Variety Pack
Colorado Housewarming Gifts
Home is where you make it. There are a number of local makers for items for your home from kids furniture to beeswax candles. Enhance your home’s feng shui, with these made in Colorado gifts for the house.
Bluecorn Beeswax – candles made in Ridgway
Since 1991, Bluecorn Beeswax has been handcrafting candles on the Western Slope in Ridgway. Their candles are paraffin-free, lead-free, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. They even trademarked that their beeswax candles have “ridiculously long burn times”. What’s best about burning beeswax is that it emits negative ions, which cleanse the air.
- Beeswax Pillar: 3×6.”
- Beeswax Pillar: 3×4″, Holiday Cinnamon Zest
- Beeswax Tea Lights: 24 case
- Beeswax Taper: 8 candles, 12.”
Colorado Sports Gear Gifts
Play on an epic level, with world-class sporting goods designed here in the Centennial State. From snowboards to.
Never Summer – snowboards made in Denver
If you’ve been to any ski resorts in the last few houses, in any state, you’ve no doubly come across a Never Summer product. They make some of the best snowboards in the world, with a proprietary blend of technology. Boards combine traditional double camber flex on the tips, with a rockered center, you get the best of both worlds for a superior ride.
Never Summer’s best sellers:
- Never Summer Corporate Sonic Weld Flexfit Hat
- Never Summer Colorado Cropped Eagle 210
- Never Summer Colorado Patch Flex Fit Trucker Hat
- Never Summer NVR SMR Pom Beanie
Osprey – backpacks made in Vietnam, company from Dolores
If you need a reliable backpack for any occasion, look no further than Osprey. All the engineering and design are done in the Dolores headquarters. While their bags are produced in Vietnam, everything is carefully maintained from their Colorado home.
Osprey’s best sellers:
- Osprey Packs Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack
- Osprey Packs Daylite Backpack
- Osprey Packs Daylite Plus Backpack
Those are some fine products from local Colorado companies. While some are made outside of the state, most are made in state. Either way, the companies started here and made quality products and employ a lot of people. Thanks for reading and happy holidays!