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Looking for a unique memento of your trip? Here is a list and description of the best local souvenir gift shops in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado. If you are in town, make sure you check out these wonderful shops that offer really cool, really unique gifts that will continually remind you of your time in Vail, Colorado.
Annie’s is a fabulous store busting at the seams with really nice, upscale souvenir and gifts. This is a great place to find a home accent or kitchen gift including Limoges boxes, fine tableware, delightfully scented candles and seasonal decor. Gifts for kids, a bath and body lotions and potions and a variety of quality wrapping paper and cards. Come and explore these wonderfully unique items
100 E Meadow Dr # 2, Vail, CO / 970-476-4197
Vail village’s premiere gift shop located at International Bridge, on Gore Creek. This lovely gift shop embraces all thing wild, and natural and beautiful.
It is also a shop with a purpose; Celebrate all things flowers and outdoors while benefiting the famous Betty Ford Alpine Gardens because sale proceeds go the gardens to keep the flowers blooming. Year-round you will find wonderful, unique gifts, bath and body products, jewelry, candles, toys, bird houses, gardening gifts, books and more.
Women’s and kids’ clothing and accessories are also available. The treasures you’ll find at this shop are perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors.
183 Gore Creek Dr # 7, Vail, CO / 970-479-7365 / www.bettyfordalpinetreasures.org
Come and discover the exciting ski heritage of Vail, Colorado and then browse the wonderful array of souvenirs that the museum offers. Specially selected gifts that evoke the spirit of Vail. The perfect way to decorate your vacation home, family room or dorm room and keep memories of your favorite ski vacation. They offer a variety of Christmas ornaments, customized ski resort signs, vintage wood ski signs, photo frames, books and kids toys. Located in the Vail Village Parking Structure.
231 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO /970) 476-1876 / www.snowsportsmuseum.org
The Covered Bridge store is one of Vail’s original shopping locations, located right next to the iconic covered bridge. This traditional souvenir store offers Colorado logo shirts, hoodies and sportswear. It also has a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs such as baseball caps, water bottles, mugs, stickers, magnets and key chains. You can also find forgotten travel items, as it carries toiletries, batteries, sunscreen and snacks that you can stuff in your pockets to fuel a day full of Vail adventures.
227 Bridge St B, Vail, CO / 970-476-1312
Charlie’s T-Shirts offers an incredible variety of great, high-quality t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, hoodies, polar fleece jackets, pullovers and tons of cool accessories. A Vail institution since 1972,
Charlie’s has been screen printing, embroidering and creating memories of Vail since the beginning. Ten locations in both Vail and Beaver Creek makes it easy and convenient to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Multiple locations in Vail Village, Lionshead and Beaver Creek
It’s Christmas all year long at The Gilded Spruce.
This year-round specialty shop offers holiday ornaments, seasonal home decor and Christmas classics like elegant nutcrackers, it’s also a great place to find unique gifts, from cuckoo clocks and jewelry to Vail logo wear and fun socks.
Located in Vail Village at the corner of Gore Creek Drive next to the Sitzmark Lodge. 183 Gore Creek Dr #2, Vail, CO / 970-476-5113 / gildedspruce.com
Kidsport is a kids DREAM toy store! Active kids can find everything they need for mountain fun. In the winter season KidSport stocks ski wear, outerwear and casual clothes. They also have sleds, super-cute socks, pajamas, stuffed animals, tons of toys, lots of candy and other unique items that make great gifts (or bribes).
In the summer, Kidsport stocks scooters, skateboards and active kids’ clothing that’s perfect for playing in the park, attacking the mountains or for any outdoor adventure.
122 E Meadow Dr D2, Vail, CO / 970-476-1666 / www.thewildchildstore.com
The Lionshead General Store is part souvenir store, part convenience store and part gourmet grocery store. The perfect one-stop shop for forgotten necessities, souvenirs, kids toys, gifts, mugs, scarves, jewelry, postcards, fun finds and more. This inspired store has a great selection of groceries, sundries, books and a varied assortment of children’s toys and candy for all occasions. Enjoy window shopping while in Vail or pick up vacation souvenirs and create a lifelong memory. Located in the Landmark Building just steps from the West Lionshead Plaza Bus Stop.
610 W Lionshead Cir #2, Vail, CO / 970- 476-3223
Lionshead Jewelers allows you to take home a very special kind of souvenir that you won’t find anywhere else in Vail, they specialize in rare fossils, crystals and minerals, geodes, meteorites and crinoid fossils. They also have a wonderful selection of jewelry, artwork, home decor and stone vases made of natural jade, designed by the store owner. A local, family-owned shop, Lionshead Jewelers ‘ this expansive 4,000-square foot showroom will delight shoppers.
5205 555 East Lionshead Circle # AAA, Vail, CO / 970-476-0499 / www.lionsheadjewelers.com
And of course, we can’t forget about our furry friends or the wonderful person back home who is watching them for us. The Pet Boutique is an essential stop for all dog owners where you can buy something special and pet-oriented. The boutique carries a wide variety of Colorado toys and treats for your favorite dog or cat. You will find everything you need to outfit your mountain dog, including collars and leashes, beds, sweaters, toys, food and delicious, healthy treats. From the largest Great Dane to the tiniest kitten, you are sure to find something purrr-fect!
182 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO / 970-476-0255
Wild Bill’s Emporium has been a Vail landmark almost since the town started. This Vail original, has been specializing in unique, surprising, funny and fun (and sometimes slightly inappropriate) gifts and souvenirs for over 35 years. The high-ceiling store on Bridge Street in Vail Village, offers a wide variety of Stetson cowboy hats for men and women, taxidermy and Southwestern home decor in addition to Jackalopes, Western wear, Davy Crockett hats, Colorado knickknacks and the hilarious deer rear,(a wall-mount taxidermy of a dear’s butt). With its Western charm, just for fun attitude and smile-worthy finds, Wild Bill’s Emporium should be a “must-stop-and-see” souvenir shop on your list, you won’t be disappointed.
225 Wall St, Vail, CO / 970-476-5738
The Swedish Clog cabin offers a unique, beautiful habd-crafted souvenir: hand painted clogs. This specialty shoe store sells footwear that is hand-made right here in the quaint, colorful town of Minturn, Colorado that is just a hop, skip and jump from downtown Vail. Hand-painted by local artisans in Vail, these are a truly special memento you will cherish. Thes clogs can be customized to your exact liking and the variety is endless!
Swedish clogs are the latest Vail fashion trend and the perfect gift for the person who has everything.
Located at Meadow Mountain Business Park 23698, US-24 Bldg A, Minturn, CO / 970-476-8083
A true local’s favorite. This cafe and roastery in Minturn, Colorado offers an authentic coffee experience inviting customers to indulge in a delicious cup of coffee or tea. They sell signature 5lb. bags of roasted coffee beans and a variety of grinds, named for famous landmarks in Vail; Bridge Street Blend, Gore Range Blend, Meadow Mountain Blend and more. For tea lovers, the shop sells 55 different loose leaf teas at the Minturn location. These teas and coffee make the perfect souvenir gift for friends and family back home, or to give yourself a taste of Vail long after you’ve gone back home. They also have a cafe location in Beaver Creek Village.
Meadow Mountain Business Park, 23698 US Hwy 24 Minturn, CO / 970-827-4008 / www.vailcoffee.com
This is a wonderful, family-owned souvenir gift shop that also offers gourmet grocery items, such as milk, homemade ice cream, chocolate, fudge, smoothies and beer as well as a BIG selection of toys, games, t-shirts, books, postcards, puzzles and magazines.
The deli is open daily for lunch and offers delicious sandwiches and wraps. Try their signature Mediterranean wrap, perfect for a picnic or a quick dinner after a day on the slopes. There is an ATM inside the market.
210 Offerson Rd, Avon, CO / 970-949-0742
The official souvenir shop for Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek Trading Company offers official Beaver Creek logo wear and posters, glassware, frames, gifts, T-shirts, and souvenirs for the entire family. You’ll find this traditional souvenir shop at the center of Beaver Creek Village.
What’s your favorite souvenir shop in Vail Valley? Have you shopped in any of these stores, how was your experience? We would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment.