Looking for that perfect gift in Breckenridge this holiday season? Here’s a gift guide just for you:
1. Faction skis
WHERE: Carvers (203 N Main St), AMR Ski & Board Shop (400 N Park Ave., Ste 9A) & Alpine Sports (610 S Ridge St)
HOW MUCH: $600-800
WHY: Faction is a ski company with their North American headquarters based in Breck that’s gaining in popularity beyond the Rocky Mountains. In fact, Faction skis have been ranked as the Ski of the Year by Skiing Magazine and others. No wonder Faction Skis are at the top of the wish list for skiers.
2. Broken Compass Brewing Company Growler
WHERE: 68 Continental Court
HOW MUCH: $8 for the growler and different prices to fill it up, depending on the beer.
WHY: Broken Compass Brewing Company has quickly become a fan favorite of locals and beyond. Located in an unassuming light industrial area, at the far end of Airport Rd. in Breckenridge. Broken Compass growlers are a fantastic way to take some beer back to your condo, and a souvenir to take home.
3. Magical Scraps hand-sewn shirts for the kiddos of all ages
WHERE: 326 S.Main St
HOW MUCH: Prices vary, but you can definitely find some great gifts for around $20.
WHY: Magical Scraps is a local company that features many made-in-the-store items, including these cute tops for the little ones.
4. The Afternoon Delight Spa Package at Blue Sage Spa
WHERE: 224 S.Main St
HOW MUCH: Prices vary. The Afternoon Delight package is approximately $380
WHY: The “Afternoon Delight” package is a popular three-hour combo of massage, facial and body scrub. Find out more at www.bluesagespa.com. Blue Sage Spa also features massage, facials, waxing, and couples treatments.
5. Pottery Class (or another art class) at the Breckenridge Arts District
WHERE: The Breckenridge Arts District
HOW MUCH: Prices vary
WHY: Give the gift of art. The new and growing Arts District in Breckenridge has many classes to give for a sentimental, personalized gift hand crafted by … you. Learn to throw a pot or mug or paint a picture or make a sterling silver ring or the kids can make cards and posters at one of the upcoming workshops. Check www.breckcreate.org for lots of info and pricing. Perfect for all members of the family.
6. Breckenridge Candle Cabin
WHERE: Visit their workshop space inside Ole Man Berkins (326 S. Main St.) or find the candles around town at Local Market, Magical Scraps and more
HOW MUCH: Prices vary
WHY: Breckenridge Candles are completely made in Breckenridge from sustainable items and sources. They also teach a monthly candle-making class in the Breckenridge Arts District.
7. Fat Biking Tour at Breck Bike Guides
WHERE: Upstairs at 411 S.Main St. above the incredible French bakery
HOW MUCH: $35 per person per hour for a one-hour guided tour (bike rental not included)
WHY: If you’ve been wanting to try fat-biking, check out Breck Bike Guides. Not only will they rent you the bikes, but can guide you on the best trails and tell you where to find the best hot chocolate. One-hour guided tours are perfect for the adventurous members of the family.
8. Breckenridge Bourbon
WHERE: The Tasting Room is located at Blue River Plaza, in the center of town. You can purchase the bourbon (or vodka) at every liquor store in town
HOW MUCH: Approximately $40
WHY: Breckenridge Bourbon, distilled on Airport Rd. can be purchased in every liquor store in town. But the awesome rocking tumbler glasses and leather coasters are only available at the tasting room on Blue River Plaza, center of town. Check out the newly expanded Breckenridge Distillery on Airport Road with a full-service restaurant and event space.
9. Dog sledding at Good Times Adventures
WHERE: 6061 Tiger Road
HOW MUCH: $90 for adults and $50 for kids.
WHY: Dog sledding is something that every family member enjoys. And you have to do it while in the Rocky Mountains. The snow is fresh, and the huskies lovable. Good Times is the place to go. www.goodtimesadventures.com