Aspen Holiday Gift Guide #4 - Aspen Real Life

Aspen Holiday Gift Guide #4

Aspen Holiday Shopping Guide: With so many gorgeous shops in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, we have selected local gifts that we are confident your loved ones will cherish. This is our last of our 2020 annual gift guides. Have fun shopping!

Four more days until Christmas. With so many gorgeous shops in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, we have selected local gifts that we are confident your loved ones will cherish. This is our last of our 2020 annual gift guides. Have fun shopping!


The Woods Fine Jewelry

Growing up in Boulder in the 70’s and spending summers is Aspen, sisters Shawn Hecox and Samantha Hitchcock were always surrounded by incredible beauty. In 2005 Shawn left a successful position at a women’s fashion manufacturer in San Francisco and Sam left as buyer for a luxury retailer to found The Woods Fine Jewelry. During the initial year in Aspen, The Woods Fine Jewelry immediately found its footing amongst an international clientele. The sisters still find inspiration in many of these amazing women.

The sister’s love of contrast, vintage/modern, rough/smooth, precious/unfussy, informs the often bespoke designs. Natural components, stones, and precious gems are staples. Mixing metals, unique combinations, and texture and layering often result in a more-is-more, statement look.



Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36

Stylish yet elegant, the modern-retro inspired Chronomat Automatic 36 is the versatile sporty and chic watch for any occasion. Retail $8,650

Founded in 1897, Betteridge is one of the most well respected family-owned jewelry and watch businesses in the world offering customers world-class quality and style the endures. Visit us in Aspen in the Little Nell (970.239.3600) or visit

Capricho Bags and Hangai Textiles


Capricho handcrafted leather bags were “dream-weaved” by two friends from Aspen, Laura Kaplan and Nicole Tarumianz, they discovered a mutual passion for adventure and a shared quest for the ultimate travel companion: a bag that embraces quiet luxury and elegant endurance.

Totes and duffels crafted with buttery, Colombian leather these bags are able to withstand years of frequent travel, they created a classic travel piece with refined simplicity worthy of the investment. A timeless bag made for a lifetime of journeys and adventures.

Laura and Nicole moved to Aspen in their 20s and chose to raise their families in the mountains. Avid travelers and adventurists, they are as passionate about skiing and surfing as they are about design, art, and style.

Hangai Mountain Textiles is a family-owned and run business with a showroom in Basalt, Colorado and a presence in Mongolia, where we source our fiber and lived for many years.  We design and produce blankets, throws and accessories from hand-combed yak down, baby camel and cashmere made exclusively in Mongolia to ensure that local knitters and weavers benefit most from partnering with us.

Carbondale Arts Deck the Halls Holiday Market

Betteride Breitling Watch

Every holiday season, Carbondale Arts cultivates a vibrant collective of local and regional artists, designers, and hand-makers by transforming the R2 Gallery into Deck the Walls Holiday Market.  So many great gifts, and you can feel good about supporting the local creative economy. 

Anderson Ranch Art’s Center Winter Art Sale

Join Anderson Ranch Art’s Center for a winter art sale and help raise money for Anderson Ranch scholarships! More than 30% of their students and residents receive financial support and your purchase at the scholARTship event goes to that program.

The sale runs from Monday, December 7 to Friday, January 22, 2021, 9AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday. The Ranch will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

These scholarship funds provide opportunities to promising artists while increasing access to our programs for a diverse group of participants.

Safety and health guidelines will be followed.

Visit the Website For More Information.

Holiday Art Sale at The Red Brick

The Red Brick Art’s Center exhibits Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture, Paintings and Photography by local artists in Aspen. Support your local artists at this Cash and Carry holiday sale.  Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm. If you cannot make it during gallery open hours, call 970-429-2777 for a private appointment.

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