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Uniquely Vail Shopping & Gifts

There’s no better place to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends than in Vail, Colorado. Shopping in Vail is unmatched, with authentic Western boutiques, only-in-Vail jewelry stores and mountain-inspired gift shops that curate items unique to the region. Whether you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift or a souvenir to remember your Vail vacation, there are so many iconic shops in Vail to inspire your spree. Below, see a list (that only scratches the surface!) of all the local shops that you can check out when you visit.

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Vail Jewelry Shops

The Golden Bear, located in Vail Village, has become a sparkling symbol representing the Vail lifestyle since 1975. And today the Golden Bear is the place to find modern jewelry, home goods and giftware featuring the distinct bear design. Learn more about The Golden Bear’s glimmering history and iconic offerings.

Karats of Vail, nestled in Vail Village, displays elegant jewelry that will touch your heart and lift your spirit. Explore the working gallery and find pieces from local artist, Dan Telleen, handcrafted to reflect the heart of the Rockies.

Lionshead Jewelers, located in Lionshead Village, is the place to discover rare fossils, crystals, geodes, meteorites and minerals, and gemstone-adorned jewelry. The expansive gallery will delight you with rooms full of glittering finds.

Two people walk down a street in Vail, Colorado. They carry shopping bags from Golden Bear and Axel's.

Vail Art Galleries

Artful Sol, in Vail Village, is a contemporary abstract gallery featuring original pieces appealing to those who have a taste for innovative artwork. Guests, including children, are welcome to explore the avant-garde exhibitions.

The J. Cotter Gallery, also in Vail Village, is Vail’s oldest contemporary gallery specializing in one-of-a-kind jewelry, as well as a diverse collection of sculptures, paintings and more.

Matt Iden Photography, in Lionshead, features ready-to-go inspiration with original framed photography, prints and multimedia artwork. In this small studio gallery, you might even meet Matt Iden himself. He is known for his nature and wildlife photography, shot with an old-school 8×10-film camera. Whether you’re looking for a large visual or smaller original photography, you’ll find it here. Uncover more of the Vail art scene.

Vail Boutiques & Clothing Shops

Kemo Sabe, located on Bridge Street, is a can’t-miss place for fine cowboy boots, Western wear, home accessories, jewelry, Pendleton wool and more. Stop here to outfit your family and friends in specialty Western attire and accessories. 

DUE Luca Bruno, located in Vail Village, is a clothing boutique with classy, modern clothing and accessories for men and women. Gifts, bath and body items, and accessories make DUE Luca Bruno a great stop to find that unexpected little luxury.

Vail Children’s Gifts & Toys

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory (Vail Village) and Rocket Fizz (Lionshead) are both one-stop shops for all your candy and specialty toy items. They stock over 400 different candies from all over, including many blasts from the past.

Wishes Toy Store, in Vail Village, is where your little ones’ wishes will come true. With unique, high-quality toys and a friendly staff, you’ll be able to pick up that perfect take-home gift for the holidays (if you can keep it out of sight).

Skipper & Scout, located in Vail Village, will wow you with a collection of boutique clothing and accessories for stylish girls and boys. This designer kids’ clothing store is full of fun vibes, with fresh outfits perfect for the tiniest of newborns all the way up to teens. Find more family fun in Vail.

A family of five are out shopping in the Vail village during winter. They are leaving a store and two girls carry white shopping bags.

Vail Souvenirs & Trinkets

Betty Ford Alpine Treasures, in Vail Village, offers unique gifts showcasing the wonder and beauty of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Bring a piece of the wildflower-filled gardens home with you or share the gift with a friend.

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company, located on Bridge Street, honors the 10th Mountain Division soldiers of WWII who trained at Camp Hale. At this beloved distillery, you’ll find locally crafted whiskeys and spirits, as well as unique 10th Mountain merchandise, with the option to ship gifts safely back home.

Wild Bill’s Emporium, in Vail Village, is a Vail original where you’ll find unique, surprising, and funny gifts and souvenirs. Delight your senses with a variety of hats, unique home décor, Western wear, taxidermy and more! With Western charm and smile-worthy finds, Wild Bill’s will pile new Vail memories high.

The Gilded Spruce, in Vail Village, is the specialty store where it’s holiday season all year long. No matter the time of year, you’ll be inspired by the Christmas-spirited gifts and novelty fun. Pick up an ornament for the tree so you’ll remember your Vail vacation for years to come.

Start Your Spree at Vail Gift Shops

It’s time to make your list, check it twice and discover the perfect Vail gift for your loved ones — and even yourself! Vail shopping is an unforgettable experience, filled with beautiful trinkets you can only find here, so treat yourself to a spree throughout our storybook villages.

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