For the Gourmand
Fabula (317 East Main Street) carries a host of unique gift items that are perfect for those who love cooking and entertaining. From renowned Le Creuset kitchen wares to fun and quirky trinkets, there are plenty of culinary gift options on offer Downtown.
Straw Hat Farms (514 South 1st Street) also offers a generous mix of locally-produced goods and kitchenware, but it is their sinfully delicious pies and other baked goods that keep people coming back time after time. Give them a call today to see what will be on offer Saturday and reserve your favorite pie or pastry - perfect for an indulgent Sunday morning breakfast in bed.
For the Art Lover
Create something truly unique for that special someone this year at Amazing Glaze (209 East Main Street). The cleverly named Downtown studio offers both budding and established artists the opportunity to paint a mug, vase, pot, plate, or bowl. It takes a few days to complete the process, so be sure to plan ahead!
If you’re short on time or don’t feel as if you are creative enough to make your own piece of art, Healthy Rhythm Community Art Gallery (68 S Grand Avenue) and Cimarron Song Gallery (901 East Main Street) both offer a tastefully-curated range of paintings and photography pieces for culture vulture collectors.
For a selection of gifts beyond art, Creative Corner Artisan Co-op (346 East Main Street) offers an eclectic collection of wares from local and regional artists - you can find everything from fun knitted hats to beautiful watercolor cards.
For the Fashionista
For trendy pieces with a side of charity, head to Green Cupboard (443 East Main Street), the accessories store where 100% of the proceeds go to Sharing Ministries Food Bank. Colorful, fun jewelry with a feel-good factor built in is sure to be a great pick.
Fashionable finds are also the order of the day at locally-owned boutique Pollux (431 East Main Street). Trendy clothing items and accessories accentuate every square foot of the rustic-chic shop, and the helpful and friendly staff are on hand to steer you in the right direction if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
Finders Keepers (147 East Main Street) is a one-stop shop for a whole range of gifts, from locally-crafted wares to stunning decor pieces, all of which have been curated by a the talented group of artists and entrepreneurs that occupy the building. Snooty Fox, located upstairs, offers upscale women’s consignment clothing - think name brand, quality finds.
More great consignment clothes, shoes and jewelry can be found at Classy Closet (1012 East Main Street). One of Montrose Downtown’s longest standing clothing shops at 35 years (and counting), stop by for great vintage finds and to see their friendly shop cat Cecil!
For the Health Enthusiast
Help yourself relax with a session at Blue Mesa Float Center (24 North Uncompahgre Avenue). Said to reduce chronic pain and stress, increase a sense of well-being, and help speed up the recovery process, floating is designed to close the mind off from sensory input and induce a deep sense of relaxation.
For those who enjoys concocting their own wellness potions and tinctures, Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice (508 East Main Street) has just about everything any budding apothecary could ever need - from small glass bottles for storage to a vast range of essential oils, dried herbs, salts and soaps.
For the Jewelry Lover
For fashionistas that love everything glittery, a gift card from Colorado High Grade Silver Studios (225 East Main Street) might fit the bill. Gift cards can be used towards classes to learn how to make your own pieces (courses are six weeks long and start at various times throughout the year); for those that are already competent with tools, gift cards can be used to rent workbenches and tools so you can create your own piece. Cards can, of course, also be used towards the purchase of completed pieces.
Locally-designed jewelry can also be purchased at Ouray Silversmiths (312 East Main Street). Owner Josh Klein uses the natural beauty that surrounds Montrose as inspiration for many of his pieces - which often depict Aspen leaves, mountains, Columbines and Colorado minerals and stones. Many of the designs are from Josh’s own mother, Melanie Kline, who started the business over 12 years ago.
Don’t Forget the Essentials
No special aay is complete without a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Alpine Floral (434 East Main Street) has been offering fresh and stunning floral arrangements for over 45 years and has all of your flower needs covered with a range of customized designs to add a more personal touch.