Shop Small Saturday 2020

In preparation for Shop Small Saturday 2020, I am sharing a handful of gift ideas and treats for the holidays! Most of these items I have personally ordered this year, and the others were recommended by families I photograph! This year, more than ever, it’s important to support your community by shopping small. Whether it’s a gift certificate to a local coffeeshop or a tangible gift from a small store, let’s support our friends and neighbors this holiday season! Feel free to email me your favorite small local business to and I will do my best to share!

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Shop Small Saturday 2020

I am obsessed by the creative and vibrant murals in the RiNo Art district! One of my favorite artists, Ashley Joon, just opened up her holiday shop with unique gift ideas as well as her canvas and prints. Or grab a print version of this local mural here.

I just ordered a few of these local, eco-friendlier candles from Our Back Porch Candle Co. The Colorado Blue Spruce smells amazing, like the perfect day out in the woods.

Shop Small Saturday 2020

 LaBelle French Bakery is the perfect place to grab a special holiday dessert or send a gift of pastries to a family that could use a little treat! They are located in Thornton, CO and offer home delivery as well as pick-up,

You can pre-order Colorado Cocoa Pod’s gorgeous holiday bonbons right now! They are so adorable and the flavors sound out of this world (Golden Milk & Cookies Santa anyone?).

Lana’s shop is another Colorado artist featuring whimsical prints on everything from wrapping paper to prints for a nursery. I love her baby’s first Christmas ornament!


This lavender farm and shop was discovered on a road trip to New Mexico. I purchased a bottle of the lavender mist and it smells heavenly. They have so many cute gift options on their website.

Shop Small Saturday 2020

Etsy is always my go to for unique, handmade gifts. My nephew sent me a link to these Roomba covers. We use our Roomba all the time these just made me smile.



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This throat spray soothes a dry throat instantly and has germ fighting properties to boost immunity!

Drink one of these to enhance hydration and get an extra dose of vitamin C and zinc.



Hello, I am Julie. Wife, mom of two boys, photographer, adventurer and coffee lover. I live in Colorado and never run out of places to hike, explore, and play with my family. Some of our most recent adventures include white water rafting, tent camping, and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park.