It’s the last two weeks to shop for that perfect locally homemade, handmade gift. This weekend the craft shows wind down, but there are a handful showcasing wonderful wares. We have an entire page devoted to upcoming holiday craft shows, markets and fairs in the Denver/Boulder area. It includes an interactive map to help you find the ones closest to your shopping flight path. As always, we call out some of our favorite picks: [Read more…] about This Week’s Holiday Craft Shows, Markets and Fairs
We recently reminded you about Boulder’s Art Parts, a purveyor of materials that can be fashioned into inexpensive and environmentally responsible gifts. Click here for that post. The Crafts Box in Wheat Ridge is a similar concept.
The Craft Box, established in February 2012, is a thrift store that brings new life to gently used craft items. Regulars call it “The Box,”and they know it as a crafting haven that encourages creativity and reduces waste through the sale of craft items and offers classes and events. Staff are well versed in crafts ranging from quilting, stamping, scrapbooking and needlework. In addition, the local community is supported through the donation of items, time and talent to local charitable organizations.
Doesn’t this represent the holiday spirit? 6191 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, 303-279-1069.
You’re doing lots of holiday shopping anyway, so why not earn a reward in the process? With more than 45 shops and restaurants, you’re sure to cross off lots of gifts on your holiday shopping list at Aspen Grove (7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.) in Littleton. From November 23 to December 24, save your receipts and earn a treat for yourself…or give it as a gift.
Spend $200 or more at Aspen Grove stores, restaurants and movie theater and receive one of the following gifts: [Read more…] about Do Your Holiday Shopping at Aspen Grove, Earn Free Rewards
“You are beautiful.” Such a simple statement, but so very profound. (No one can hear it enough.) I found these wonderful little silver stickers with the statement at a local boutique and loved them. I researched the organization (www.you-are-beautiful.com) and found they give away the stickers for FREE. [Read more…] about Free “You Are Beautiful” Stickers
This might be one of the best gift card bonuses out there, especially for families looking to light up their night life, this holiday season.
Ace Hardware is offering two FREE tickets (up to $40 value) to the Denver Zoo’s annual nighttime holiday tradition Zoo Lights — with the purchase of an Ace Hardware gift card of $30 or more. [Read more…] about Ace Hardware Offers Two Free Denver Zoo Lights Tickets
‘Tis the season to be shopping and the Denver Flea promises to help you polish off your gift list. Union Station Holiday Market by Denver Flea encompasses four weekends of shopping, festivities and winter fun, all at the historic Denver Union Station. Starting on Friday, November 23, hundreds of Colorado’s best makers and artisan brands will pack the Plaza of Union Station each weekend for a holiday shopping wonderland in the heart of the Mile High, paired with music, eats, drinks and more. [Read more…] about Ticket Discount! Union Station Holiday Market By Denver Flea
For those whose weekends are jam-packed or have to work and have no time to shop the holiday craft shows, here’s an option: Foothills Art Center’s Holiday Art Market. Featuring the unique creations of more than 100 Colorado artists, the show opens to the public on Friday, November 16 and runs through Sunday, December 30. [Read more…] about Find Hip & Artistic Gifts at Foothills Art Center’s Holiday Art Market
In the cities Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland, vendors set up stalls in the plaza around the cathedral to sell charming gift items and all manner of holiday goodies. Denver’s 2018 Christkindl Market takes place downtown in Skyline Park (on the 16th Street Mall at Arapahoe St,), from Friday, November 16 through Sunday, December 23.
The park is transformed into a magical “old world” European village with wooden vendor huts, lights, festive music and an authentic German Bier Hall. [Read more…] about Denver’s German-Style Christkindl Market
With the holidays coming right up, make interesting gifts for those on your list, save money and keep unwanted odds and ends out of landfills by shopping at Art Parts, a not-for-profit “creative reuse center” in Boulder.
Inventory includes jewelry/parts/supplies, frames, art/craft/school/office materials, fabric, yarns, sewing and other needlework supplies for serious artists and crafters, an eclectic assortment of other reusable industrial surplus and DIY items suitable for children’s projects that the store resells at 30 to 90% off. [Read more…] about Bargain Supplies for DIY Crafts & Gifts
Rockin’ Robin’s, Boulder County’s go-to store for vintage clothing and other consignment items, is at the end of its run. The owner is moving and everything must go. The closing sale begins today, November 9 at 10 a.m. with bargains aplenty. The discounts are generous and promise to get better every week until everything — clothing, accessories, costumes, jewelry, fixtures and all — is gone. [Read more…] about Vintage Clothing Sale in Longmont
With a Walgreens seemingly on every other corner, finding bargains and deals is easier (and more convenient) than you might think at the ubiquitous drugstore.
If you know how to shop its aisles smartly, Walgreens can be a source for many low-cost household essentials. Navigating the ins and outs of bargain hunting the chain can be tricky. (In our opinion, Walgreens has one of the most confusing coupon policies out there, especially with its Register Rewards program. We’re die-hard “cheapskates” and we still get tripped up.)
Our guide breaks it down for novices and experts alike. With some patience, smart shoppers should be able to “nurse” their need for saving money with these tips and tricks. [Read more…] about How To Get The Best Deals at Walgreens
It seems like just about every restaurant has some sort of loyalty program nowadays. The competition for your dining dollars is fierce, so companies need to offer every incentive possible for you to choose them from the full plate of competitors out there.
Be prepared, if you don’t own a smart phone or mobile device, participating in loyalty programs may be a challenge nowadays. It’s simply the wave of the future — everything is (or soon will be) digital. No more plastic membership cards or key tags to lug around everywhere.
While some offers are sent via e-mail, most promos and rewards are only available via an app. You may also be required to scan your app at checkout to earn points. [Read more…] about 200+ Loyalty Programs & eClubs For Rewards, Birthday Treats, Discounts & More
Though it’s only mid-September, store shelves already seem to be lined with holiday goods. That means the MHOTC elves need to get in gear and pull together our Holiday Craft Shows page, including interactive map. But we need your help. If you know of any holiday craft show(s) at your school, church, community center or any other spot, for that matter, please let us know as soon as possible.
Send us the name of the event, date, time(s), admission price (if any) and location (include a street address). If you have any other details, feel free to include them. We want to launch the page by early-October and there are hundreds of sales we have yet to verify. Email email@example.com or fill out our Send Us Your Deal form.
Shop for unusual gifts, many handmade by local artists and artisans, at upcoming fall and holiday arts and crafts shows, festivals and bazaars. Because you usually buy directly from the creators, prices are reasonable — and sometimes downright bargains. Unless otherwise indicated, shows are FREE.
Check The Denver Post or weekly local newspapers for the occasional discount coupon on admission. We’ll continue to update the map and list events as we receive more information, so check back often.
Know of a sale we missed? Email us the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read more…] about Fall & Holiday Craft Shows 2018
Boulder’s Greenwood Wildlife Thrift Shop and Consignment Gallery is again holding a series of sales and specials in the downstairs thrift shop (but not in the upstairs consignment gallery). Through Thursday, August 30, get 5 items of clothing for just $5. The store calls it a sidewalk sale for bulk clothing. 3600 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-245-0800.