Christmas Shopping in Telluride

When it comes to choosing a holiday gift for those friends and family members who mean the world to you, it’s simply not acceptable to settle for anything less than amazing. At Exceptional Stays, we understand that you want all of your gifts to be meaningful, so we’ve made this list of special gifts from local companies and businesses that have helped us and many of our clients have the best and most thoughtful presents waiting under the tree on Christmas morning. Read on to learn more about these great gift ideas that we have for you to consider while you’re enjoying the perfect Telluride luxury vacation rental.

We’re positive that these great gifts will put a smile on anyone’s face on Christmas morning, and you’re going to have a great time during the shopping process as well.

Christmas Shopping in Telluride- Custom Skis

If you’re going to spend Christmas with us here in Telluride, then you’re going to want great skis. And you need look no further than Wagner Custom Skis, which is located just a gondola ride over from Telluride in lovely Mountain Village. You don’t even have to worry about where to start because our dedicated concierge team is happy to set you up with a full factory tour and the very unique custom skier DNA profile session so that your loved ones will have the most scientifically tailor-made skis available on the planet.

There’s really nothing like skiing with a pair of skis that is uniquely fitted to your body. The specialized DNA session helps the designer build your skis so that you’ll be completely comfortable with improved balance and better control during your skiing adventure. Every last detail is personalized for skis that fit perfectly and allow you to take on the slopes that you may not have been comfortable with before when using off-the-rack or rental skis.

Custom-Fit Boots

Well-fitting ski or snowboard boots are every bit as important as the product that they stand on, and our local Boot Doctors are nothing less than experts when it comes to the latest in boot technology. We’ll be happy to schedule a personalized boot fitting for everyone on your gift list, and they’re sure to enjoy the total comfort that their new boots give them on the slopes and beyond.

You may expect one of the nationally renowned master boot-fitters at the Boot Doctor to take all of the time necessary to learn about you and your skiing style in order to provide you with the best fit, and you’ll be introduced to the custom foot-bed that works to support your feet in a way that naturally improves your ski experience. When all is done, you’ll be provided with a pair of boots that are made to mold perfectly to your foot shape like no other boot that you’ve ever worn.

Private Shopping Sessions

Any shopping enthusiast on your gift list is certain to be delighted by a private shopping session at one of our exceptional luxury boutiques. It’s often difficult to pick out clothing and other personal items for other people, but you can’t go wrong when you allow your loved ones to pick out their own gift. We’ll set up this shopping experience for you, and you can count on an amazing shopping session that is complete with champagne and delectable snacks. These are just a few of the boutiques that we would recommend.

Two Skirts

This high-end women’s boutique promises a personalized, full-service shopping experience, and you’ll discover a wonderful assortment of apparel, shoes, handbags, makeup and jewelry. You’ll have the opportunity to shop from dozens of top name brands, and these include makeup by Bobbie Brown Cosmetics and accessories by Vera Wang, Gigi New York and Red Valentino. Popular clothing brands feature Bailey 44, Milly, Rachel Zoe, Saint Grace and Joe’s Jeans. Some of this store’s best-selling items are made of cashmere and denim, and you’ll discover a wonderful selection of cocktail dresses and specialty items for weddings and other dressy occasions.


Featuring a very unique selection of items from the best brands found around the world, Scarpe offers fashionable clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. This boutique prides itself on locating unique, hard-to-find pieces, and each visitor may count on a completely personalized shopping experience with one-on-one attention from a dedicated staff member. You may discover a one-of-a-kind Parisian toy for your child or the perfect, softest cashmere sweater in the most unique color. Popular brands available for men include AG and Hudson London, and for women there is Velvet, Scotch & Soda, James Jeans and Fine. Children’s fashions feature clothing by Elegant Baby, So Young, Sugar Booger and Wise Elk, and children love this store because there’s a fabulous children’s area with special toys and books.

Cashmere Red

When you want genuine handmade Scottish cashmere derived from only the long underbelly hairs of Kashmir goats, then you will definitely want to shop at Cashmere Red. The unique knitting process also serves to provide an exemplary item of clothing as it allows for whole-garment construction without seams. Come shop for men and women’s fashions as well as cashmere blankets, socks, ponchos, scarves, hats and jewelry, and you’ll have a chance to meet and talk with Caci, who travels regularly to Scotland to meet with the goat farmers and choose the most unique materials, which she uses to make this store’s signature clothing and accessories.

Over the Moon Fine Foods

If you have a great lover of fine foods and entertaining on your Christmas list, then you’ll discover just the gift that you’re looking for at Over the Moon. This shop specializes in wonderful gourmet cheeses, delicious cured meats, pantry items and an incredible selection of high-end skincare products. They are great at making up personalized gift baskets for those on your gift list, and you may also want to hire the team at Over the Moon to cater your special events. If you’re out shopping in Telluride, then you’ll want to stop in during the afternoon for a glass of wine and a special cheese plate followed by a look around at all of the excellent gift items that they offer for sale.

Cooking Lessons

Telluride is known for its 5-Star chefs, and you can give your loved ones the gift of a one-on-one cooking lesson from one of the greats. They’ll discover some amazing new skills and special cooking secrets, and you may contact our dedicated concierge team to learn more about which chefs are available to give a lesson during your time in Telluride.

Come Get Your Holiday Shopping Done

Here at Exceptional Stays, we’re as excited about the upcoming holidays as you are, and we invite you to contact us today to make your reservations for one of our Telluride or Mountain Village luxury vacation rentals for your preferred dates. We have residences available for your family or group regardless of size, and you may choose from amenities that include ski-in/ski-out access, a private staff with a housekeeper and a chef, a swimming pool, a romantic hot tub, an in-home gym, a game room and a private theater room.


Book your one-of-a-kind stay with us online today!


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