2020 Guide to Shopping Local in Boulder - Peloton West

2020 Guide to Shopping Local in Boulder

Now more than ever, shopping small is vital to protecting and supporting our community.

So, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Boulder-local shops that are perfect for picking out those last-minute gifts for everyone on your list. 

Put your coziest coat on, be sure to mask up, and shop happy knowing you’re investing in Boulder’s future!

McGuckin Hardware 

Since 1955, McGuckin Hardware has been a Boulder staple for everything from hardware (as the name implies), to pet care items, to other obscure specialty items not found anywhere else.

There are 60,000+ square feet to explore and over 200,000 products, so plan to spend a while at the store! You’re bound to find something great here. 

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Cookware, home trinkets, and novelty gifts, oh my! The Peppercorn is a Boulder favorite for gifts that invoke that warm and fuzzy homey feeling. 

The store was founded in 1977 and has remained a stronghold on Pearl Street. It truly embodies the spirit of Boulder… independent and artistic.

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Neptune Mountaineering 

This is your one-stop-shop for everything outdoorsy. If you have a loved one who lives life adventurously, this is the place to go to get both top of the line gear and fun themed gifts. 

Independently owned and operated since 1973, Neptune Mountaineering has long been a community favorite.

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Common Threads 

If you’re stuck on what to get the fashion-forward friend in your life, look no further than a pre-loved wardrobe refresh from Common Threads, a consignment boutique born and bred right here in Boulder. 

If you’re not sure exactly what to choose out of Common Threads’ large selection, a gift card is the perfect way to help your recipient continue to craft their own style.

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Art Parts Creative Reuse 

This second-hand arts shop is truly one of a kind. It’s a non-profit organization and sells art supplies of all kinds from 30-90% off retail price. This shop is filled to the brim with eclectic products of all sorts. 

If you have an artsy friend looking to pick up a new hobby in 2021, a gift card or supplies to Art Parts is the perfect place to give them a helping hand and a head start.

Photo Credit: artpartsboulder.com