There’s no better place to discover the perfect Holiday (or any time of the year) gifts for your family and friends than in Vail. Find that special, uniquely Vail gift item at one of the many incredible stores you’ll enjoy exploring while here. These are a few of our favorites, but take the time to find yours!
The Golden Bear, located on Bridge Street, has become an iconic symbol representing the Vail lifestyle since 1975. And, today the Golden Bear is the place to find modern jewelry, home goods and more featuring the well-known bear design.
10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company, located on Bridge Street, honors the 10th Mountain soldiers who inspired the mountain lifestyle, living it fully, every day. You’ll find locally crafted whiskeys and spirits, as well as unique 10th Mountain merchandise, with the option to ship gifts safely back home.
Kemo Sabe, located on Bridge Street, is a not-to-miss place for fine cowboy boots, Western wear, home accessories, jewelry, Pendleton wool and more! Outfit the whole family and friends in specialty western attire and accessories.
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 gardens and Vail home with you or share the gift with a friend.
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!
Karats of Vail, located in Vail Village, defines the timelessness of elegant jewelry that will touch your heart and lift your spirit. Visit the working gallery and find pieces from local artist, Dan Telleen, that speaks to the love of natural things, and crafted just for you, in the heart of the Rockies.
DUE Luca Bruno, located in Vail Village, is a clothing boutique with classy, modern clothing and accessories for men and women. Gifts, bath & body items, and accessories make DUE Luca Bruno a great stop to find that unexpected little luxury while discovering timeless style.
Lionshead Jewelers, located in Lionshead, is the place to discover rare fossils, crystals, geodes, meteorites and minerals, plus jewelry. The expansive 4,000 sq. foot gallery will delight you with its rooms full of exciting finds that you won’t find elsewhere.
Unique art in Vail is plentiful, with over a dozen galleries to explore and find the perfect piece to take home! Artful Sol, in Vail Village, is a contemporary abstract gallery featuring original works of art appealing to those who have a taste for innovative artwork. Guests, including children, are welcome to explore the avant-garde artists. 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. At Matt Iden Photography, in Lionshead, you’ll find ready-to-go inspiration with original framed photography, prints and multimedia artwork. In this small studio gallery, you might even meet Matt Iden himself. Iden 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 a smaller original photography, you’ll find it here.
Don’t forget about the kids in your life! A stop at Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory (Vail Village) and/or Rocket Fizz (Lionshead) is a one-stop shop for all your candy and specialty toy items, with over 400 candies from all over, including many blasts from the pasts. Wishes Toy Store, in Vail Village, is where your little one’s wishes will come true. With unique and high-quality toys and a friendly staff, you’ll be able to pick up that perfect take home gift (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 a fun vibe with fresh outfits perfect for the tiniest of newborns all the way up to teens.
So, make your list, check it twice and get to finding the perfect gift in Vail for family and friends, and even yourself!