Shopping in Downtown Fort Collins can be a wonderful experience any time of year, but around the holiday season, it’s truly magical. You’ll find unique, hand-crafted gifts for everyone on your list as you stroll your way through a dazzling display of more than 100,000 holiday lights throughout Old Town’s streets and bustling plazas.
With the rise of online shopping, it’s more important now than ever for us to do our part and support local businesses that make our community so great. And with so many local artisans and boutiques from which to choose, Downtown Fort Collins is an easy one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list this holiday season; so, we invite you to keep it local this holiday with a few of our favorite local FoCo makers:
Curiosities is a unique local shop just north of the Old Town Square. With everything from children’s novelty toys to eclectic home décor, you can never quite predict what you’re going to find there, but that’s what makes it such a fun place to shop!
The Cupboard is the largest kitchen specialty store in Northern Colorado, and has been an institution in Downtown Fort Collins since 1972. You’ll find imported and local food, coffee, candy, dinnerware, kitchen appliances, cookbooks, kitchen gadgets and a plethora of unique, locally-inspired gifts!
If you’re looking for handcrafted goods inspired by Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle, Akinz has you covered! At its flagship store in Fort Collins, you’ll find hand-printed goods and apparel featuring the mountains, wildlife, Colorado pride and local brews. While you’re there, check out what they’re working on that day, or you can order something custom-made for the ones on your list who are hard to buy for.
Located in the historic Avery Building in Old Town Fort Collins, Alpine Arts is a local family-owned store that is your one-stop-shop for all things Colorado. From art and décor to jewelry, shirts, hats, and souvenirs, Alpine Arts specializes in gifts that represent Fort Collins and the Rocky Mountains, and most of their items are made right here in Colorado!
As far as local boutiques go, Lemons and Lace offers everything from women’s clothing to footwear, gifts, jewelry, accessories and specialty home décor items. Founded by a Colorado State University alumni and Fort Collins native, you’ll find one-of-a-kind Colorado-inspired pieces you can’t find anywhere else!
The Perennial Gardener has been an Old Town institution for over 24 years. This garden and nature-inspired gift store has a plethora of unique items for everyone on your list, from home décor and garden accessories to handmade soaps, children’s toys, jewelry, apparel and everything in between!
These local favorites will give you a great range of stores to find something for everyone on your list, but we definitely recommend you take your time and explore all the fantastic local artisans and boutiques that Downtown Fort Collins has to offer this holiday season!