the 2020 milehimodern gift guide

get the word on a local holiday season

Local is the word of the year. Whether you are staying local, shopping local or eating local this holiday season, the consumer focus has shifted from buying at big-box stores to ways we can participate in our community by spending more mindfully.

Below, we have curated a list of some of our favorite Denver and Boulder-area boutiques and organizations that offer something to spice up a space for everyone on your list. You’ll also find incredible ways to give the gift of time, community and/or wellness, all while supporting local.

// furniture +  décor //

Coda Studio // Cherry Creek

Sustainable, environmentally friendly and handmade furniture crafted by skilled artisans with the finest materials. 248 Detroit Street.

Bloom by Anushka  // Cherry Creek

A delightful offering of everything needed to brighten up the home — including upscale artwork, textiles and florals. 300 University Boulevard.

Sacred Thistle // Golden Triangle

Swoon over a collection of masterfully curated ceramics, art, kitchen tools and more. 1110 Acoma Street.

Little Eden Plantscaping // Arvada

Featured in this month’s edition mhm’s Voice Of series, Little Eden presents a greener and leafier way to spruce up the home with their collection of both trendy and exotic plants. 15550 West 72nd Avenue.

Dancing Grains // Boulder

Handmade furniture, sustainably sourced slabs and custom cabinetry — all handcrafted for a one-of-a-kind design. Wander into the Pearl Street showroom to find a unique piece or to place a custom order. 1545 Pearl Street.

Hannah Hazel Glass // Boulder 

Gorgeous stained glass creations are meticulously handmade by artist Hannah Hazel in her Boulder studio. Pieces can be made to order or purchased from her inventory (the latter of which frequently sells out). Online + Instagram. 

// vintage + consignment //

Common Threads // Denver + Boulder

Founded in 2007, this consignment-shop-turned-creative-studio offers two unique locations for shoppers to create, collect and consign. 1575 South Pearl Street  / 2707 Spruce Street.

Modern Nomad // RiNo

A design collective, open-air market and testament to the booming RiNo district all in one, Modern Nomad features vintage digs, home accessories and gift ideas from multiple vendors. 2946 Larimer Street.

Meek // Capitol Hill

Meek expertly blends modern goods with vintage finds within their Cap Hill location — even throwing in their own line of custom nail polish, for good measure. 39 West 11th Avenue.

Found Antique + Artisan Mall // Wheat Ridge

Go for the vintage, stay for the handcrafted artwork. A short trek outside of the city yields excellent results within this deceptively vast antique mall. 4501 Wadsworth Boulevard.

//  health + wellness //

Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary // Boulder

Essential oils, teas, herbal medicine and more make Rebecca’s a first choice when it comes to natural wellness. For experiential gift-giving, opt for one of her many classes (both in-person and online). 1227 Spruce Street.

One Yoga // Denver Tech Center

Gift a sense of calm and restoration with a socially distanced — and community-driven — yoga practice at One Yoga’s beautiful DTC studio. 8101 East Belleview Avenue.

Elixir Mind Body Massage // LoDo

Work out the knots of 2020 with a full suite of massage and wellness services, including a CBD facial and a detoxifying sauna session. 1518 Wazee Street.

Vert Beauty // Highland Square

This serene oasis boasts both a collection of nourishing beauty products and an on-site service bar to relish in all-natural goodness. 3442 W 32nd Avenue.

Cultures of Dignity // Boulder + Remote

Founded by author and educator Rosalind Wiseman, Cultures of Dignity works with communities to build strength, courage and purpose within young people. The organization’s selection of Tiny Guides helps youth quickly comprehend social and emotional concepts. 1919 14th Street.

// community //

SAME Café – So All May Eat // City Park

Instead of gifting an object, give the gift of time at this unique participation-based restaurant that promotes healthy food access to all. 2023 East Colfax Avenue.

Curls on the Block // Denver + Beyond

A donation to COTB empowers girls “of all curls and colors” to engage and commit to careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Online + remote.

Spirit of the Sun // Capitol Hill

Fueled by donations and volunteered time, Spirit of the Sun works in partnership with Native American communities in urban areas to boost the resilience and revitalize the culture of Native people. 1290 North Williams Street.

Dress for Success Denver // University Hills

Donating clothes, money or time to Dress for Success ensures that our female neighbors living below the poverty line have access to programming that focuses on employment and economic independence. 2425 South Colorado Boulevard.

Featured in this month’s edition of mhm’s Voice Of series, Little Eden presents a greener and leafier way to spruce up the home with their collection of both trendy and exotic plants. 15550 West 72nd Avenue.