(Last Updated On: February 13, 2017)

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

Photo by Daniel Dunn

You can’t carry on the beer, but you can take home a growler. Photo by Daniel Dunn

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.

Workshop in the Breckenridge Arts District / Photo by Arthur Balluff

Workshop in the Breckenridge Arts District / Photo by Arthur Balluff

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

Breck Bike Guides has these for rent, and you can even go on a fat bike tour. Photo by Jessie Unruh

Fat biking with Breck Bike Guides / Photo by Jessie Unruh

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

Breck Gift Guide Photos

 

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I’m Daniel Dunn, I’ve lived in Breckenridge for over 12 years and love playing outside. After going to film school and starting my own successful video production business, I realized that I’m most interested in creating awesome still images, and working with much smaller crews than the typical video shoot requires. I also hate editing! Why do I take pictures, what am I trying to do, what am I creating? One of the reasons is that I would like to raise awareness of the places and things in my photographs. I want to inspire people to go out and do. I want kids to ask questions like “Where is that?”, “Can we go to Timbuktu, Mom?”, “What is that little girl doing?”. I want to remind people of their past travels, of favorite places, or wonder and lust after places they’ve never been. I want people to look at my photos and dream about places they haven't been to, and at least they can take joy in knowing someone, me, who has been there, who has done that, to quote a popular phrase. I enjoy for them to be able to personalize it through me. And I also just enjoy the process of visiting new places and trying new things, of being a little bit scared sometimes, and the comfort in coming back to familiar places, and of coming home. Home can be so many places from your past lives. It’s always a joy to come home. You can always find me at www.danieldunnphoto.com Or on Twitter at @danieldunnphoto or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danieldunnphoto

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