Holiday Shopping Guide
Enjoy the season of gifts, spice, and everything nice!
November 21, 2018
The holiday season in Aurora has arrived! Discover our go-to shopping guide to ensure your seasonal gift hunting is fun and exactly what you’re looking for. Happy shopping!
FOR SOMETHING TOTALLY COLORADO
The mountains are calling! Discover a variety of Colorado-themed gifts that are bound to make an impression. From hats and sweatshirts to coffee mugs and dainty jewelry, you can find everything Colorado-made inside the LOCAL. They display tons of locally-created gifts and food at their Southlands location. This marketplace truly has a unique gift for everyone on your list. If you’re looking for Colorado-themed jewelry or socks, head over to Velvet Wolf located inside Stanley Marketplace.
FOR THE BOUTIQUE-FEEL
Boutique shopping can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be here! Aurora is home to Stanley Marketplace; an independent indoor center that’s home to more than 40 different retailers. There’s Goose and the Goat, a boutique featuring handmade and high-quality leather shoes. Visit Trunk Nouveau for one-of-a-kind jewelry and décor or stop by their companion store, Squadron for men’s wear and gifts. While you’re at Stanley, make your way over to True for high-quality women’s apparel gifts. If you’re out and about, Mainstream Boutique at Southlands also has a great variety of women’s handbags, clothing, and accessories.
FOR WHEN FOOD & DRINK ARE THE BEST GIFTS
There are some who would rather enjoy a cup of coffee than some holiday socks. Stock up on Aurora roasted coffee beans at Jubilee Roasting Co. or Logan House Coffee. If you have a wine-lover on your list, stop by the Wine Experience Cafe & World Cellar to purchase a bottle of aged wine of a great variety. While you’re there, swing by Savory Spice to pick up some tasty spices, sauces, and more.
FOR CHECKING EVERYONE OFF YOUR LIST
So, you’ve got a lot of shopping to do. Don’t fret! Aurora is home to multiple retail hubs that will make your shopping a breeze. Discover Southlands, Aurora’s Outdoor Lifestyle Center for name-brand stores, like Barnes & Noble, H&M, Eddie Bauer, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more. Or head over to the Havana Gardens for large-box stores, like Super Target, Petsmart, and Ulta. Other major malls and strip malls in Aurora include Arapahoe Crossings, Town Center at Aurora, Aurora City Place, and Cornerstar. You’ll definitely find what you’re looking for!
FOR TRULY UNIQUE AND THOUGHTFUL GIFTS
The most memorable gifts last in our memories for a lifetime. Haykin Family Cider, Aurora’s first cidery, sells their bottle wholesale. Discover a cellar of small-batch ciders made from locally-sourced apples. Or visit Colpar’s Hobby Town to purchase a list of one-off gifts that are perfect for the geek in your family. From interesting board games and puzzles to sci-fi inspired items, you’ll find that select gift. Or for something truly unique, head to ZERO Market, one of the state’s only sustainable and zero waste stores. They sell natural makeup, bulk soap items, reusable dining ware, shaving products, and so much more that will definitely please eco-friendly friends.