Shop Local: Volume 1 

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Find this week’s MUST-HAVE gifts from local shops: 


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Going away for the holiday? Where are your pets going? Let them stay home in comfort. We are the oldest, highest rated, AWARD WINNING pet sitting & dog walking service in town. We visit throughout the day, can spend the night, and are experienced at giving meds. We will follow your instructions perfectly & you will receive photo and texts from every visit. Happy, healthy, and safe pets are what we are all about. THAT’S PAWSOME!


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Give the gift of a snow-filled mountain getaway this winter with YMCA of the Rockies! Book a cozy room tucked away in the Rocky Mountains. Explore 120 km of groomed Nordic Ski trails. Feel the rush of the wind on your face as you glide behind a team of dogs or zoom down the tubing hill. Strap on snowshoes and find adventure through snow-frosted pine trees. Call us today to get your lodging gift certificate at 888-613-9622.


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The only piercing exclusive studio in Colorado Springs! Body-piercing and modification specialists. Piercing is our passion. Jewelry is our love and only feature custom made jewelry pieces. Come see what all the buzz is about at The Hive. We pierce exclusively with implant grade metals. 2018 & 2019 Silver Winner’s for Best Piercing Shop in The Independent’s Best Of! Call to make your appointment. 719-344-4545. 24 E. Bijou St. Closed Wednesday. Facebook.com/thehivebodypiercing.


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New Craft Distillery in Downtown Colorado Springs, 1350 Distilling makes high-quality spirits. Each product represents a different branch of the military. Our gluten free products include all Colorado-sourced Minuteman Vodka representing Army and Blue Jacket Rum for Navy. The Guardian Bourbon for Coast Guard is a 99% corn, easy-drinking whiskey. NEW for Air Force is Wingman Gin. Bottles and merchandise can be purchased at our tasteroom at 520 E. Pikes Peak Ave. - More at 1350distilling.com


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The Becky Baker Foundation is giving the ‘Gift of Life’ this holiday season! Help us by making a donation today. Your valuable donation gifts a free mammogram or thermogram to those in need. Please contact us at www.beckybakerfoundation.org to find out more information. Gifting good health during the holidays and every day is important for those we love. Contact us today at 719-822-2328 or visit the website www.beckybakerfoundation.org.


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Located in Historic Old Colorado City, since 1973, this location has maintained its reputation for fine art, jewelry, bronze sculpture and home accessories. From traditional to contemporary, The Squash Blossom is committed to providing our customers with quality merchandise, service and selection. Shop local this holiday season! 2531 W Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719)632-1899.

Look for more great gifts in the Dec. 4 & Dec. 11 editions of the Indy.


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