Hammonds Ribbon Candy with packaging designed by EBD on a yellow background.

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December 6, 2022


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EBD’s Gift Giving Survival Guide

The Holidays are a time filled with family, friends and good times. However, with all that fun comes the daunting task of gift giving. Here’s a curated guide from some of our clients to help make your holiday gift giving simple.

For The Sweet Tooth

If you’re anything like us, we love indulging in something sweet during the holidays.

Hammond’s Candies is a fan favorite of ours and a must for this season. The fact that they produce two million candy canes a year speaks to their popularity!  Classics like Ribbon CandyHoliday Hard CandyLollipop TreesOrnament Trees and Candy Canes are the perfect gift. Kids also love the cocoaDunking Spoons and the Hot Chocolate Snowballs. Trust me, you’ll steal some.

Hammond's candy

For the Modern Museum Goer

For your friends who admire creativity and culture, check out the unique gifts provided by the museums of Denver.

The Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver has a shop with modern pieces from independent designers and makers. Check out the online shop to discover the one of a kind art, decortotes and bags.

MCA Denver signage designed by EBD.

The Denver Art Museum also has classic, artistic gift ideas like painting puzzlesart books, and ceramics. Visit the full Denver Art Museum Online Shop to explore.

Denver Art Museum signage designed by EBD.

For the Adventurer 

A trip to Colorado’s one of a kind Drive-In turned Drive-Inn is an experience you won’t forget. The Frontier Drive-Inn is welcoming guests overnight to stay in stylish yurts or steelmaster sheds, with movies showing from June – October. Located in the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado, this incredible landscape includes the Great Sand Dunes. Visit the Website to book a surprise trip for the family, or visit the contact page to gift a visit for your friends.

Frontier Drive Inn signage designed by EBD.
Frontier Drive Inn cabin

For the Outdoorsy

We always say, better athletics through better gear. Base Camp, located in Downtown Denver’s Market Station, is home to the perfect shops for your friends that love outdoorsy activities.

Check out Thule and Danner’s online stores to find a gift for your adventurous friends, or stop by if you’re in Denver.

Base Camp at Market Station signage designed by EBD.

For The Wellness Guru

After the holiday season, we can all use a pick-me up!

Reserveage is a good-for-you beauty & wellness brand packed with powerful ingredients to be beautifully healthy, inside and out. Explore their products such as the Skincare Bundle or Beauty Supplements for the strong women in your life to help feel their best in the new year.

Reserveage packaging designed by EBD.

Created by two beautiful sisters, Restor Medical Spa provides amazing products, we know, because we use them! Try any of them, but we do love the Luxuriance MoisturizerVitamin C Serum, or the Total Eye Renewal.

Restor Medical Spa packaging designed by EBD.

For Adults Only

Let’s be real, all we want during the holidays is to relax after hours of listening to Aunt Martha’s endless stories. So give the adults the gift that will help them get through the season.

Branch and Barrel is a Colorado local distiller that serves up hand-crafted and smooth tasting Bourbon Whisky. Check out Branch & Barrel’s online shop.

Branch and Barrel whiskey packaging designed by EBD.

Lova Canna Co is a local Colorado Dispensary that also specializes in CBD Products available for purchase in all states online for those 18 and over. Give the gift of relaxation with Lova’s CBD infused Roll-On Body OilEverything Body Balm, or Daily Face Serum.

Lova Canna Co. packaging designed by EBD.