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Monday, December 9, 2013


I think it's fun to make gift baskets for out-of-towners highlighting unique Colorado products.  I've done this in the past, and got some really great feedback, so I decided to do it again this year for a very special someone we know in Indiana.
I made a whole list of authentic Colorado collectibles, including food and beverage items. Then, I whittled it down to what would make sense considering I would need to ship the basket to Indiana.   I decided to include some personal goodies from "yours truly" (hey, I qualify as a Colorado artist!), and other items that I thought our friend would really like.

Of course, I needed a basket.  You guessed it....I headed over to the thrift store for a perfectly good basket that I could spray paint to give it some holiday cheer.    Even better--the basket I found was in great shape and already had a gold glitter finish...the really fun thing was I saw this exact same basket at Michael's for $16.99 and got it at the thrift store for $1.99!

Here's what I decided to include in the basket:

  * Celestial Seasonings Tea 
  * Honey (made by the Ambrosia Company on the western slope)
* 2014 Colorado Calendar
*Hammond's Candy (Colorado based simce 1920)
*Peppermint biscotti (handmade by me)
*Colorado photo coasters (handmade by me)

So whether you're from Colorado or somewhere else, be proud to share gifts that represent your home state.  It lets you "show off" your State and the                          out-of-towners will get a kick out of it!

I think this may become an annual tradition for our Indiana friend, so I'm glad I started a list ....I'll be able to refer back to it when putting together next year's basket.  I want to be sure to send items that I haven't already sent to her and keep her basket fresh and exciting for years to come!

Happy Holidays and Happy Gift Giving!

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