No trip to Denver would be complete without taking something home with you. But there are seemingly endless shopping choices in the city, and it can be hard to know where to find the best bargains and that perfect memento or gift. Whether you’re looking for a tourist token, a unique boutique find, or some local flair, here are a few of the best places to buy souvenirs in Denver.
Where the Buffalo Roam
Where the Buffalo Roam in the 16th Street Mall is the perfect place to pick up Denver and Colorado-themed novelty items and clothing. You’ll find everything from screen prints of the Colorado state flag, Denver and Colorado sports teams memorabilia, to plenty of silly little novelties for the jokesters in the family. It’s fun and also reasonably priced, a definite bonus.
Where the Buffalo Roam, 535 16th St, Denver, CO +1 303 260 7347
I Heart Denver
If you’re looking to support Denver’s local artisans, I Heart Denver is the store for you. This local retail project features 160 artists, designers and design-focused businesses all based in Colorado. Come in and browse a variety of products, including artwork, clothing, crafts and jewelry, all made by local artists. Even better, 70% of the sales from the store, located at the Denver Pavilions right along 16th Street mall, go directly back to the artists and designers themselves.
I Heart Denver, 500 16th St #264, Denver, CO +1 720 317 2328
Show of Hands Art Gallery and Gift Shop
Show of Hands in Cherry Creek North is a great place to find a unique gift by a local artist or craftsman. While not solely a souvenir shop, the store has an emphasis on supplying visitors with quirky and one-of-a-kind Colorado souvenirs, from cutting boards and bottle openers, to onesies and wall art. Show of Hands is also a working gallery with events and workshops.
Show of Hands, 210 Clayton St, Denver, CO +1 303 399 0201
Tattered Cover Bookstore
Tattered Cover Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Denver with national acclaim for its events and programming. It’s also a fine place to buy a souvenir. You’ll find a whole section devoted to Colorado authors, as well as titles from the Reading the West and Colorado Book Awards. Also, consider attending one of the many author events and getting a signed copy. Tattered Cover also sells its own merchandise, a souvenir in its own right for any book lover.
Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO +1 303 436 1070
Argonaut Wine and Liquor
It’s no secret that Colorado is home to some of the best breweries and distilleries in the country. For those who want to take home some of Colorado’s fine beer and booze selections, Argonaut Wine and Liquor offers a wide range. A bottle of Breckenridge Bourbon or six-pack from Boulder Beer might just be the perfect thing to bring home.
Argonaut Wine and Liquor, 760 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO +1 303 831 7788