Shop at one of the many boutiques in Estes Park this holiday season and find truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. And the best part? You'll feel good about all that gift-giving because you'll also be supporting small businesses in our mountain community.

Mad Moose

From reindeer napkin rings that are perfect stocking stuffers to rustic one-of-a-kind carvings, Mad Moose is an ideal place to cross everyone off your list with plenty of mountain-themed gifts. And as a bonus, they’re decked out for the holiday season so you’ll be sure to leap into the holiday spirit. 900 Moraine Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.577.9775;

Trendz at the Park

Trendz Winter Shop Interior

Gifts for your dogs, decorative Colorado pillows, elegant snow globes that closely resemble Estes Park and more - this is not your average “souvenir” store. We can, and have, spent hours browsing through the hundreds of quality gifts Trendz carries. 100 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.577.0831;

Frames, Games and Things Unnamed

Known as the “hard to buy for” store, the name “Frames, Games and Things Unnamed” pretty much sums it up. Spending time together is one of the best gifts you can give and this unique shop has the creative, thought-provoking games to support that. Have your friends and family make an online wishlist so you know exactly what to get them. Hint: we suggest getting Colorado 14er-opoly for yourself. 440 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.586.3685;

Simply Christmas

Simply Christmas Winter Shopping Exterior

This quaint gingerbread house of a store has everything that is, you guessed it, Simply Christmas. Personalize a “happy camper” ornament here to commemorate your time spent in our magical mountains. 129 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.586.8990;

Aspen and Evergreen

Get lost in the art of Colorado painters, jewelers, photographers, and craftsmen at Aspen and Evergreen. You’ll find yourself choosing between beautifully painted Christmas wine glasses and a painting of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Mt. Alice. We vote both. 356 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.586.4355;

The Taffy Shop

Taffy Shop Winter Shopping Exterior

The sweetest gift on the list! The Taffy Shop opened in 1935 and it still operates in the same building. After you’ve picked out flavors for your sister-in-law’s best friend’s uncle and everyone in between, indulge in this old-school vacation treat yourself. We can almost guarantee you’ve earned it. 121 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.586.4548;

You Need Pie

Yes, You Need Pie. And so does your whole shopping list. These award-winning pies are the perfect dessert to bring to your holiday dinner. If you can resist not eating it until then that is. 509 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.577.7437;

Elkins Tasting Room & Mercantile

Estes Park’s only whiskey distillery, Elkins Tasting Room & Mercantile has more than just whiskey. After you’ve purchased a bottle of their “Colorado Winter” whiskey, add a beanie and even some Elkins Colorado winter jam to the order. 137 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517;


Gear your list up for outdoor adventure at Hyk. They have everything you need to prepare your friends and family for a vacation full of experiences only Estes can offer. 149 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.586.3200;

Awesome Shirt Works

You can never have too many t-shirts. It’s the classic souvenir for when you want to brag that you’ve been to Estes Park. Did you see Bigfoot while you were in town? There’s a shirt (or five) for that at Awesome Shirt Works. 184 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517; 970.586.2433


While you’re in town, check out one of the many holiday events, sip on cocktails at Bird & Jim or coffee from one of the many coffee shops and stay at a holiday-themed cabin.