KNAPSACK Gift Guides 2017

In the blink of an eye, it's that time of year again! The magical holiday lights are up in Old Town, families and friends gather together to create special memories, and there is a special energy floating around that allow us to give a little more generously and feel a little warner inside. As a newer local boutique in Fort Collins, we are so thrilled to have been a part of this community for a little over a year now and we so appreciate all of you for supporting us along the way, both in person and online! 

The holidays are rapidly approaching and we are so excited to release these gift guides to help make your Christmas shopping experience a little easier so you have more time to spend with your loved ones! 

Here is a roundup of 10 gift guides made with love from the KNAPSACK team: 


This is for the new baby in your life - whether it's your own, your friend's newborn, or a new addition to your extended family, it'll be their very first holiday! To make it special, we put together a neutral gift bundle so a baby girl/boy alike will enjoy these cozy products. We have been absolutely blown away by how soft the Aden + Anais Skylight Birch Oversized Blanket is, and combined with a cute swaddle and onesie, the new baby in your life will be super cozy all season long. And as a sweet pop of red for the holiday season, we included the Red Felt Cuna Tiny TOMS to keep their tiny toes warm. 
Whether you need a pick me up for yourself or would love to treat one of the ladies in your life, we curated this next gift guide for the skincare lover who loves intentionally well made products. From including locally and naturally made WildBloom skincare products to the always impressive Herbivore line, this gift bundle is perfect for the skin and mind! Starting with the makeup remover, you can remove tough makeup up to 1000 times just by adding warm water. After cleansing with the Pink Clay bar soap, the WildBloom Luminous Silk Face Lotion is the perfect lightweight moisturizer to apply. The Essential Glow Face Oil has been a team favorite and we love how it feels nourishing and balanced without clogging pores! To finish off, we included the Herbivore Lavender Sea Mist to spray in your hair either first thing in the morning or right before bed - that lavender will be sure to send you off in a calm state of mind. For a fun touch, we included the snazzy metallic pink cosmetic bag to throw in these new favorites.
We all want to spoil the heck out of our moms or the mother figure in our lives, so we came up with these lovely and luxurious items that they might not think to splurge on themselves. We wish you could feel this Italian made throw in person - it is the softest and most elegant blanket we have seen! Light up the Sydney Hale Grapefruit Hibiscus candle and all will be right in the world (or choose from dozens of other scents that we have by them - they are a new but favorite brand!). The Maison Louis Marie Perfume Oil no.4 is a scent that everyone loves, and you can't go wrong with a pair of simple gold threader earrings. 
This is the perfect gift for your favorite gal pal by combining the practical and cute in a fun way! Teleties hair ties have been flying off our shelves for good reason - they are a strong-grip, no rip tie that gives back, while looking cute on your wrist. And fun side note: they can shrink back to their original size if they ever get too stretched out! The Unicorn Stemless Corkcicle tumbler is also an easy favorite - it keeps beverages cold for 9+ hours or hot for 3! Whether it's Lacroix or wine, we won't be able to tell the difference ;) We also included a fun glittery bath bomb (made locally in Fort Collins) to take the edge off of a stressful day, and added an Herbivore Lip Tint in coral to add a touch of pretty. For a fun night out, we included the Moon + Star studs and a pack of stylish mini confetti poppers to share for a special occasion! 
Whether you want to get on your boss's good side or thank your co-worker for always having your back at work, these shop finds will easily make you an office favorite! Starting off with the practical, we included a stemless Corkcicle tumbler for your co-worker who loves to keep their hot drinks hot and their cold drinks cold! The metallic pens are a great touch of a retro style and paired with the Today Mini Jotter notepad, your co-workers will have all their deskmates coveting these essentials. For a fun laugh, we included the "I Don't Work Here" mug 
and the "Boss" mini pennant - love that these can also be decorative! 
This stationary gift is for the person in your life who lives by their calendar and makes lists just because! We love how each of these items are both practical yet have a classically clean design. With the new year quickly approaching, we included the blank Calendar Notepad to get a jump start on setting new goals, plans, and dreams, while using the amazing Poketo gel pens. These adorable brass push pins are perfect for creating an inspiration or mood board above a desk, and we thought the brass ruler was the best complementing desk accessory. Lastly, we included a "Today, The Thing I Love Most About You Is..." notepad for writing fun little notes for loved ones.
Have someone on your holiday list that can't get enough of our beautiful city and state? This gift guide is for the ultimate Fort Collins and Colorado lover! We have curated a bundle of locally created products to enjoy year-round. The stylish Colorado hat paired with the Colorado tote is perfect for shopping at the local farmers markets or running errands around town. And with every tote bag, you need a smaller pouch to store more of your important items like your wallet, keys, and chapstick! And we love that the red pouch pops out so it won't get lost. The Fort Collins watercolor print has been a huge hit and we love that the talented artist is now a local resident! You also can't go wrong with a cute, simple Colorado sticker to show off your love. We also included the wonderful Foodist book where you can go on 100 food/drink adventures around Fort Collins. Lastly, we included a Colorado pint glass along with a syrup from our new line, DRAM Apothecary.
This next gift guide is for the good "spirited" one in your life who is always on the hunt for new cocktail recipes to share with loved ones. Luckily, we just got in our new line of DRAM Apothecary in time for gift giving (for others, but also for ourselves!). They are the first wild foraged company in the US and we couldn't be more proud they're from our home state! We included a few of our favorites, the Hair of the Dog Bitters and the Bergamot Lemon Syrup, and if you need to pass along some inspiration, DRAM has some amazing recipes on their site! To document a few favorites, we included the lovely Rifle Paper Cocktail Recipe cards. And of course, for the most important part of cocktails, we threw in a lovely gold cocktail shaker along with a matte gold CO Love rocks glass to enjoy the new cocktail in!
KNAPSACK may be filled mostly with items that appeal to women, but we do carry our fair share of items that the men in our lives would enjoy and love! This next gift guide is for the fella in your life that enjoys the practical mixed with good design. A handy Appointed notebook with a Blackwing pencil is the perfect everyday duo to foster creativity and action! The Coiffure candle from Boy Smells has a lovely balance of scents (teak, cherry blossom, nutmeg, and clove) to mask actual boy smells ;) Other essentials we included are the Black Reflective Splatter Socks, minimal wallet from Able, and a Vetiver + Sage beard tonic from Herbivore for your bearded fella.
One of the best parts about the holidays is seeing the novelty of sheer excitement and joy from the children in our lives. It's easy to get into the holiday spirit once we see kids fall in love with the festivities, traditions, and of course gifts. If you want to spoil the kids in your life (especially if they made the nice list), we curated a bundle of gifts for both boys and girls, within a few years of age range. A few of our personal favorites from this list are the interactive tacos recipe book (so fun!), the cat ear headphones, and the Fischer Price camera. Whether you need a few of these items for stocking stuffers or part of a bigger gift, we've got you and your little loved ones covered! 
Thank you so much for joining us and reading about all the gift guides we curated from the items in our shop! We had a blast coming up with these gift guides and hope they inspire your holiday shopping this year! To shop entire gift guides or individual items, feel free to head over to our Gift Guide Collection. And as a special treat, if you purchase an entire gift guide, it will be 20% off!
Thank you + happy holidays!

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