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Downtown Salida

There is nothing quite like Christmas in downtown Salida.  Small towns have a way of bringing the quaint spirit of Christmas.  Start your day in downtown Salida with a warm cup of coffee and a bite at Brown Dog Coffee.  They make a mean latte, smoothie, pastry or even ice cream.

Next stop, Fat Tees.  They are Salida Colorado’s premier T-shirt shop and screenprinting service, and purveyors of unique and interesting garments worn around the world!  You may find something clever for someone hard to buy for on your list.

Fringe, located on F Street in downtown Salida is, by their own definition, a playground for creative minds.  Their window indicates the creativeness happening inside.

A few doors down, you can find most anything at Salida Five and Dime.   Their festive window and outside display contain everything from bears, to holly.  Kind of like what is inside.  Old time candy, trinkets, Colorado souvenirs and cards. The perfect stocking stuffers reside in this unique store.


The Mixing Bowl is our hometown gourmet kitchen store. They carry our favorite chocolates, cookware and most anything you need in the Kitchen. The foodie in your life would appreciate a gift from this specialty store.  They also provide jobs for special needs adults.  Giving the adults and their families a sense of purpose. Located right on the corner of 2nd and F Street.  Stop on in, there are always samples for sampling.

A few doors down is Free the Monkey, a consignment clothing store.  You never know what you might find.

When you have shopped around F Street and worked up an appetite, stop by Amicas for some wood fired pizza and a brew.  Always a popular place with locals and visitors alike, the new location on F Street is larger to accommodate everyone.  They also have a sidewalk cafe for those warmer days.  Right next door is the Book Haven,  Downtown Salida’s independent bookstore.  The reader on your list will delight in a gift from this store.

After your belly is full, cross F Street for two more special shops.  Kaleidoscope Toys for toys for the young ones on your list.  They have a complete range of educational toys.  This is a favorite for every local child.  You can see the wonder in all eyes.

Right next door is for the fashionable person in your life is Yolo Clothing. They carry a casual clothing for men and women as well as footwear, accessories and gifts.  Right on the corner of First and F Streets, you can’t miss Yolo Clothing.



Travel across First street and towards the Arkansas River and you will find Salida Mountain Sports and Eye Candy.  Salida Mountain Sports will assist you to prepare for your excursions with a wide range of camping gear and outdoor clothing from our specialty sports store in Salida, Colorado.  Salida Mountain Sports specializes in outdoor clothing and camping products to met all your needs.  You will find gifts for the adventure seekers on your list. They have the service, experience, and selection you need to take on the wilderness. From tuning to custom boot fitting, our knowledgeable staff is waiting to help you.

Next door is Eye Candy.  This gallery has many things to please the eyes.  Their cheery window display draws you in.  Stay awhile and find that perfect gift .


Deonne Policky

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