Post Date: February 15, 2023
If you are lucky enough to have a Downtown Boulder Gift Card sitting in your wallet, this blog is for you (and if you don’t currently have one, save this blog for the future)! There are over 100 unique businesses throughout downtown that accept the gift card, so you can splurge on everything from a new pair of shoes to a fancy meal out. Join me as I explore 10 ways of how I’d spend my Downtown Boulder Gift Card in hopes of sparking some ideas for your own spending!
From a handcrafted card to an decorated apron, Two Hands Paperie has a variety of home trinkets perfect for gifting. I bought my friend the “Juggling Cat Happy Birthday Card'' for only $4.99, a small price to pay for an aesthetic and cute message. If you’re looking for something special for yourself, check out their Vintage Flower Puzzles or their Decorative Papers.
For the outdoor adventurer, University Bicycles offers an array of bicycles and gear to choose from. This iconic West End business even includes a $30 tubeless install and free adjustments (forever!) to ensure protection and quality for your new set of two wheels. Spending your gift card here will help you with your daily exercise routine while exploring the beautiful landscape of Boulder!
Hair care is essential to everyone, which is why Pompadours Hair Salon is an excellent place to redeem your gift card. An Aveda Concept Salon, this business offers everything from a child’s haircut to balayage. Enjoy a complimentary stress relieving scalp, neck and shoulders massage that comes with your hair appointment. They also offer professional waxing services, including brow, lip and chin wax.
The Boulder Book Store has a variety of books for any reader and is a downtown favorite. They display hand-picked books recommended by the staff, books written by local authors and more-so much more! A personal favorite that I just picked up from them was “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart, a thrilling and beautiful mystery about a twisted love story. Whether you are an avid bookworm yourself or looking to share your love of reading with someone else, the Boulder Book Store is a classic downtown spot to redeem your gift card.
Ku Cha House of Tea has over 150 premium loose leaf teas to explore, including a Blend-Your-Own-Tea Bar. My personal favorite is the Winter Chai Tea, a house blend of spicy chai with warming spices of chocolate and cayenne. Find the perfect tea to ward off winter chills by using your gift card at this traditional Chinese tea house!
The record collection at Paradise Found Records & Music will be music to your ears and is another great option that accepts the Downtown Boulder Gift Card! This East End store has a huge variety of vintage vinyl collections and cds. I bought the Fleetwood Mac classic, “Rumors,” from Paradise Found a few months ago and often play “Dreams” while I study. Discover some special tunes at this local shop and get in the groove of your life!
Need a pick-me-up to sweeten your day? Indulge in Whipped Honey with Cinnamon from Savannah Bee Company with your gift card. Here, they prioritize “saving the bees” and with each purchase, Savannah donates to ethical honey-harvesting practices. (You can even buy raw honeycomb and dig in with a spoon!)
Looking to spend your gift card on a little rest and relaxation? Symmetry360 Massage will ease your tension from a long day at work/school with their variety of services in therapeutic and sports massages. Try the 30-minute massage for a quick refresh to get you back to feeling your best. Book your appointment todayto relieve your body and mind.
Ready to take advantage of a windy day? Head to Into the Wild with your gift card to check out their AMAZING kite selection. This is one of the most beloved stores on the Pearl Street Mall! Make the sky come alive with a Flying Creature Kite or a classic Dragon Kite. Stop in the shop before spring starts, to peruse the best selection!!
Support a local women-owned business when you purchase a pair of shoes from Two Sole Sisters. This store, run by two dynamic sisters specializing in stylish shoe selection, has something to make everyone look and feel their best. They offer more casual styles like the “Cheerful in Black,” and they also have many upscale options such as the “Zuki in Vintage Gris.”
Good luck as you explore the many local shops and restaurants that call downtown home and accept the Downtown Boulder Gift Card! Looking for a unique gift? Remember that the cards are sold in denominations from $10 - $500 - making them the perfect fit for any occasion! Buy one online or stop by our office to get it in person.
Catch you next time!
Mentioned in this Post: Boulder Book Store, Into The Wind, Ku Cha House of Tea - Boulder, Paradise Found Records & Music, Pompadours Hair Salon, Savannah Bee Company, Symmetry360 Massage, Two Hands Paperie, Two Sole Sisters, University Bicycles