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Lizzo knows best.
Craft Boner, Yes Please Procrastinators Market

The Best Holiday Markets for Last-Minute Shopping

Oh, how did you let all that time get away from you? It’s the weekend before Christmas (with Hanukkah revving up even sooner), and you haven’t even come close to checking off all the names on your gift list. Relax. It’s a busy world. You can still get it done — and wrapped — before it’s too late, at these accommodating last-call markets.

Holiday Pop-Up Shops
Hooked on Colfax, 3213 East Colfax Avenue
All pop-ups, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless noted
Saturday, December 20: Cordial Is Candles
Sunday, December 22: Shannon G Bowers, Curio Cabinet Denver

Hooked on Colfax will host weekly pop-ups showcasing different artists and makers every weekend through Christmas at a brunch-ish affair that goes perfectly with a big cup of java and something sweet from the pastry counter. Shopping was never so painless — one vendor at a time, and a cheerful, stress-free spot to spend your Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Typewriter poet Kelsey Carolyn Bowe.
Typewriter poet Kelsey Carolyn Bowe.
Gary Isaacs

Forest Flea
Forest Room 5, 2532 15th Street
Friday, December 20, 6 to 10 p.m.

A select group of artists, makers, poets and vintage vendors will be hawking wares and services in the low-key, too-hip confines of Forest Room 5. Have typewriter poet Kelsey Bowe tap out a poem for your BFF, sip something from the bar, and eat Indian while you shop.

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Moore Collection

Yes Please Procrastinator's Mini Market
Moore Collection, 3851 Steele Street, Unit C
Saturday, December 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Yes Please warehouse has morphed into headquarters for the Moore Collection, which makes screen-printed gifts of all kinds, but that didn’t stop Moore and a few former Yes Please vendors like Craft Boner, Hazel Ray Jewelry and artist Kaitlin Zeismer from joining together for another holiday market. The last-minute pickings are hip, modern and full of laughs, and include sale items, jewelry, apparel, leather goods, mugs, cards and art prints. Get it in one place, while you can.

The Best Holiday Markets for Last-Minute Shopping
Xencs L. Wing

Innervisions 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Market Jam
Gypsy House Cafe Broadway, 1545 South Broadway
Saturday, December 21, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gypsy House is sharing its cozy, home-away-from-home space with Innervisions, a collective of artists, makers and spiritually directed women of color who're filling it with a rich store of paintings, prints, jewelry, couture, hand-poke tattoos, painted couture, bath and body products, and more from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 21. Beginning at 6 p.m., the market will overlap with a solstice-themed after-party with an intentions ceremony and general celebration. Entry to the party is donation-based/pay what you can, and an RSVP is required at eventbrite.com.

The Best Holiday Markets for Last-Minute Shopping
Angela Ramirez

CHAC Gallery Christmas Market
CHAC Gallery, 222 Santa Fe Drive
Saturday, December 21, and Sunday, December 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

CHAC jumps on the last-minute wagon with a weekend sale of artful gifts in the gallery and the chock-full CHAC tiendita. Check out CHAC’s newest digs and load up on gorgeous trinkets and artworks.

Solstice Holiday Shopping
Giovanni’s Bakery and Cafe, 13019 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood
Saturday, December 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If shopping and pastry sound like a match made in heaven, run, don’t walk, over to Giovanni’s, where you can get some of each on Saturday. Grab a LaVazza coffee and a cannoli or cookie while you peruse local vendors. Won't a platter of Italian cookies makes a great hostess gift? La dolce vita!

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Mane Line

Queer Craft Holiday Edition
Denver Sweet, 776 Lincoln Street
Saturday, December 21, 4 to 9 p.m.

Shop for manly gifts, including woodsy scented candles, bandannas, gay culture-themed tees, beard-care products and even hot-as-hell homemade sriracha, at this queer-friendly market, where you can browse and then take a break for a cocktail.

Let Hijos del Sol brighten your holiday season with beautiful gifts from Latin America.EXPAND
Let Hijos del Sol brighten your holiday season with beautiful gifts from Latin America.
Courtesy of the Latino Cultural Arts Center

Holiday Mercado
Hijos del Sol, 2715 West Eighth Avenue
Saturday, December 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As the Latino Cultural Arts Center in Sun Valley continues to raise money for a new home, the museum's retail shop, Hijos del Sol, puts a beautiful face on the institution’s mission by offering quality, hand-selected, handcrafted textiles, jewelry, accessories and home decor created by Latino folk artists from across the Americas; sales support both LCAC and fair-trade artisans. Now Hijos del Sol, a 2019 Westword Best of Denver winner, is kicking off its Holiday Mercado with several weekend shopping days ahead of Christmas. Go find something exquisite por tu familia y amigos.

Last Chance Gift Fest
Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont
Saturday, December 21, 5 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The last holiday market of the year from Colorado Events is a must if you need to do lots of last-minute shopping. With more than 180 vendors of food and items for all ages, a holiday concert, live music and free admission, you can get it all done under one roof, kick up your heels and start preparing for your Christmas dinner. Happy holidays.

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Nikki Nation Jewelry

Nikki Nation Jewelry Trunk Show
True Boutique LoHi, 2040 West 30th Avenue
Saturday, December 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Some Girl Studio Trunk Show
Kismet, 200 Quebec Street
Saturday and Sunday, December 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Mercer and Jayne Trunk Show
Luna and Jasper, 3640 West 32nd Avenue
Saturday and Sunday, December 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Shana Colbin Dunn’s small local empire of boutiques, comprising Kismet, True, and Luna and Jasper, is keeping things lively through the holiday season with a flurry of immensely shoppable trunk shows highlighting some of Dunn’s favorite jewelry artists and vendors. Pick up something for a friend — and, most likely, something for yourself.

Get in the spirit at the RiNo Holiday Bazaar.
Get in the spirit at the RiNo Holiday Bazaar.
Denver Bazaar

RiNo Holiday Bazaar
EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street
Sunday, December 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Admission: Free before noon, $5 afterward

Denver Bazaar’s last holiday market of 2019 conveniently falls right before Hanukkah and Christmas with another great lineup of vendors and ticketed Shop & Sip sessions for those who prefer to booze it up while they browse the merchandise. Shop & Sip is available twice, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 to 6 p.m.; tickets are $35 in advance at eventbrite.com. Like parties? Come prepared for an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party. Shop ’til you drop!

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A Little Humerus

Last Chance Art Market
Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden Street
Sunday, December 22, 3 to 8 p.m.

Alpine Dog kneels to the common folk with a market of vendors selling original art, greeting cards and gift wrap, name bracelets, flowers and more, good for stocking stuffers, white elephants and your friend with a sense of humor. Of course, there will be beer.

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