January 21  |  Home Inspiration


14 Colorado-Themed Housewarming Gifts for New Homeowners

Talk to any Coloradan, native or not, and you’ll find that they have a lot of pride for their home state. But how could we not? The towering snow-capped mountains, the yellow aspens in the fall, the ever-present sunshine — there is a lot to love about the Centennial State.

One of the best ways to share your state pride is by gifting a newcomer (or new homeowner) with a Colorado-themed housewarming gift. This will help commemorate their arrival to the state, and help them experience some of its most beloved aspects, from Fourteeners to aspen leaves. Each of these Colorado gift ideas are thoughtful and unique — and many are even made locally!

 

Homesick Colorado Candle

Colorado Gift Ideas | Colorado Candle

Photo Courtesy of Homesick

Of all the five senses, our sense of smell has the power to evoke memories and inspire emotion. Homesick creates natural soy wax blend candles intended to remind you of a specific place or experience. The Colorado candle gives off notes of spruce, cedar and sandalwood with hints of cinnamon, encapsulating the snow-covered Rockies. Make the entire home smell like our earthy, rugged state with this nostalgic candle!

 

Colorado State Hand-Embroidered Pillow

This colorful, hand-embroidered pillow is both a work of art and a comfortable addition to any living room. The intricate design includes a variety of state landmarks, cities and symbols — including Fort Collins and CSU — that took more than 40 hours to hand-embroider. The removable cover is accented with black velvet piping that buttons off for cleaning.

 

Aspen Christmas Ornament 24K Gold or Silver Plate

Colorado Gift Ideas | Aspen Leaf Christmas Ornament

Photo Courtesy of Gifts From Colorado

Help them commemorate their first Christmas living in the state with a beautiful Colorado aspen leaf ornament. Each one is completely unique, created from a real aspen leaf. The lacy effect is achieved by applying an acid, revealing the delicate skeleton, and the leaf is then coated in 24K gold or silver. These unique, gorgeous ornaments are created by a family business that has been crafting stunning works of art for more than 34 years!

 

Colorado Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster

From popular state and national parks to the many attractions in Denver, there is so much to do in Colorado, and it can be difficult to narrow down the must-do bucket list destinations. This Etsy maker has done the hard work of compiling top-rated attractions in a variety of categories and regions of the state in this scratch-off bucket list poster. The print comes in a 18-by-12-inch size with a hanging magnetic teak wood frame option. This gives new homeowners a goal to explore our beautiful state as much as possible!

 

Colorado Fourteeners Scratch-Off Map

Colorado Gift Ideas | Colorado Fourteeners Scratch-Off Map

Photo Courtesy of Epic Adventure Maps

Got an adventurer in your life? This Colorado Fourteeners scratch-off map has all 58 Rocky Mountain summits above 14,000 feet, which can be scratched off as you tackle each one. In fact, the print gets more colorful as you go! And with each purchase, the maker plants one tree in partnership with National Forest Foundation, so you’ll essentially be giving two gifts with one! Choose between the 17-by-24-inch poster or the poster with a magnetic wood frame.

 

Longs Peak Poster

Bring one of the most prominent peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park into the home with this stunning print of Longs Peak by Travel Posters. It is one of three Longs Peak designs in their 14ers Collection Series, featuring a vivid color template capturing bright dusk hues on a summer evening. The viewpoint is from the Enos Mills’ cabin between Allenspark and Lily Lake Trailhead. You can choose from two sizes and select framed or unframed!

 

Colorado Flag Cutting Board

Colorado Gift Ideas | Colorado Flag Cutting Board

Photo Courtesy of Gifts From Colorado

We’ve all seen those cutting boards cut into the shape of a state, and you could say every rectangular cutting board is technically the shape of Colorado! But this unique cutting board takes it to the next level with genuine maple and cherry woods used to form the flag. Each 9-by-12-inch board is made in Colorado and is specially treated with natural mineral oil and beeswax.

 

Colorado Seasons Slate Coasters

One of our favorite things about living in Colorado is the distinct seasons we experience — from lakes shimmering in the summer to mountainsides packed with bright yellow aspens in the fall. Commemorate all four seasons with these beautiful slate coasters featuring a different landscape representing spring, summer, fall and winter. The coasters are UV-laminated and varnished for durability, making them heat-resistant and waterproof.

 

Rocky Mountain National Park Watercolor Print

Colorado Gift Ideas | Rocky Mountain National Park Watercolor Print

Photo Courtesy of kendallyvonneartco

This print of a lovely watercolor painting of Rocky Mountain National Park features a lake and a snowy mountain covered in yellow fall foliage and evergreens. It is available in four different sizes on either smooth matte or textured paper. Don’t miss the delicate “Rocky Mountain National Park” in beautiful hand-lettering in the bottom left corner!

 

Colorado State Hand Embroidered Tea Towel

This silk-screened dish towel is made with 100% cotton and framed with a hand-embroidered border. It features state landmarks, cities and symbols, with colorful stripes down both sides. This adds a charming vintage touch to that new kitchen!

 

Cocktail Box With Mountain Elixirs

Colorado Gift Ideas | Cocktail Box With Mountain Elixirs

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Crafted

Say “cheers!” to the new homeowner with this cocktail box, featuring a jar of Red Camper Picnic Supply’s Bourbon Cocktail Cherries, five flavored bitters from Strongwater Mountain Elixirs, and a set of two lowball whiskey glasses with a modern mountain print on the bottom. All that’s missing is their favorite liquor!

 

Colorado Elevation Map

This topographic map takes the traditional map to new heights (quite literally), using actual topographic data to show the ups and downs of our mountainous state. It is printed on high-quality professional paper with a classic matte finish. It comes in four different sizes and comes unframed so you can pair it with the frame of your choice.

 

Colorado Rockies Field Guide

Colorado Gift Ideas | Colorado Rockies Field Guide

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Crafted

This brand-new field guide to the Rockies has tidbits of information to enhance your experience here, whether you’re a visitor, a newbie or a native. It is the perfect companion for day trips, long summer road trips, or in-depth explorations, featuring travel tips about mountain towns, scenic byways, craft breweries, and more. It is well-designed and informative, providing you with insider information about the Rockies, no matter your interests.

 

Fort Collins Map Pint Glasses

While this one is not technically focused on Colorado as a whole, we couldn’t help but include a Fort Collins-specific gift idea. This pair of 16-ounce glasses features a map of the city, including landmarks on the Colorado State University campus, printed with crisp detail in Rams colors. These glasses make an excellent gift for a CSU grad or a newcomer to the city!

 

Happy Gifting

What Colorado-themed gifts are you giving? Let us know in the comments below!


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