Searching for Christmas gifts is an adventure all its own. There's the thrill of shopping, the excitement of knowing that the knick-knack you found is the perfect fit for your loved one. But you know what makes Christmas gift shopping even better? Knowing that your Christmas shopping contributes to your local community.

"When you do your holiday shopping this year — be sure to shop local as much as possible. When we support our small businesses, we create jobs and commerce in the communities that need it most."
— Chris Jones

Why Shop Small Businesses in Wyoming This Christmas?

According to the Small Business Association, SBAs account for 98.9 percent of Wyoming businesses and 64.1 percent of Wyoming employees. Every time you shop for small businesses, you support thousands of Wyoming residents!

When you shop local small businesses, you'll know you've contributed to your local economy...not a corporation. You're supporting your neighbors, your friends.

Where to Find Festive and LOCAL Christmas Gifts in Wyoming

So, if you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift and want to support your community (and I mean, who doesn't want to do that?) I've got the scoop on some fantastic local shops and businesses with fantastically festive gifts to stuff your loved ones' stockings with. Check out my go-to guide for gifts of all sorts - from coffee to 307 gear, sweets, and more, there's something for everyone here.

Coffee and Tea Lovers

Snowy Elk Coffee Company - 6002 US-30, Cheyenne

Award-winning, locally roasted coffee made with love by Scott and Julie at Snowy Elk. Visit their website here.

Coal Creek Coffee Company - 110 E. Grand Ave., Laramie

Coal Creek makes possibly the best espresso roast in the state of Wyoming. Find it at their shop in Laramie, online, or at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Coffee Company - Online

Small-batch, hand-roasted coffee delivered straight to your door. Yum! Visit their website here.

Clothing and Jewelry

307 Roots - 307 1/2 W Lincolnway, Cheyenne / 867 Gilchrist St., Wheatland

Discounts on super cute clothing and trendy accessories? Yes, please! Get the deal here.

The Knothole - 301 S 2nd Street, Laramie

Check out an assortment of unique University of Wyoming apparel, accessories, and more. Visit the website here for online orders.

Martindale's Western Store - 217 Grand Ave, Laramie

Laramie's historic Western Store features American-made products and hometown charm. Visit them here for your next pair of boots, Stetson, or a rodeo-season outfit.

Desperado Depot - 500 W 15th St #200, Cheyenne

Find your next trendy Western outfit at the Desperado Depot! Visit their website here.

Just Dandy - 212 W 17th St, Cheyenne

Since 1973, Just Dandy has carried the best of Western fashion and jewelry for Cheyenne residents. For more info, visit Just Dandy's website here.

Knick Knacks and Decor

Chute 10 Mercantile - 4610 Carey Ave, Cheyenne

From Cheyenne Frontier Days apparel to rustic decor and seasonal favorites, Chute 10 has something for everyone. Visit their website here for more info.

Wyoming Home - 216 West Lincolnway, Cheyenne

Shop everything from children's books and blankets to Western Home and Kitchen Decor at Wyoming Home! Shop online here or peruse the items in-store.

The Bent and Rusty - 308 S 2nd St, Laramie

Featuring unique, homemade artwork, home decor, and gifts, the Ben & Rusty is a gift-buying staple in Laramie! Find their website here.

Books and Art

Bonsai Tree Books - 126 Quincy Rd, Cheyenne

Cheyenne's locally-owned bookstore offers the latest reads, local authors, and unique finds for every bookworm in your family. Visit their website for more info.

Second Story Books - 105 E Ivinson Ave, Laramie

Find all the gifts a bookworm could want at Second Story Books! From philosophy to children's books, this shop has it all. Visit their website here.

Cheyenne Artists Guild - Cheyenne

Shop painting, photography, pottery, and more made by Cheyenne artists. Find more info about the gallery here.


Artisans' Gallery - Laramie

Discover handmade pottery, jewelry, petrified wood, paintings, and more at the Artisans' Gallery. Visit their website here.

Spa and Relaxation Gifts

Revitalize Wellness & Med Spa - 306 South 2nd Street

Give the gift of relaxation with this fantastic deal from Revitalize Wellness & Med Spa!

Bella Blue - 308 S 3rd St. Unit C, Laramie

Don't miss this stress-free deal from Bella Blu!

Bella Nova Med Spa - 2122 Seymour Ave, Cheyenne

Give the gift of a pampering session from Bella Nova Med Spa! From microdermabrasion to massage, they have the perfect R&R gift waiting. Check out their services here.

Adora Day Spa - 123 Western Hills Blvd,  #1Cheyenne

The perfect place to rediscover relaxation! Adora offers massage, facials, manicures, and more. Discover their complete list of services here.

Sweets & Eats

R&B Breakfast Club - 2102 E Lincolnway, Cheyenne

Gift cards for breakfast burritos will make you everyone's best friend. Snag a discount on gift cards here!

The Lodge Nutrition & Energy, Bison Nutrition & Energy, and BlendZ Wellness Bar - Several Locations in Cheyenne

Smoothie your way into the New Year with a discount on healthy (and tasty!) products. Get a delicious deal here!

Sugar Mouse Cupcake House - 321 S 2nd St., Laramie

Here's a sweet deal on Sugar Mouse cupcakes...snag yours before they're gone!

Mary's Mountain Cookies - 315 W Lincolnway, Cheyenne / 2427 Grand Ave Unit B, Laramie

Hands down, these are some of the best cookies in Wyoming! Perfect for stocking stuffers or treating 'Santa' on Christmas Eve. Visit the Cheyenne website here. Visit the Laramie website here.

The Chocolate Cellar - 113 E Ivinson Ave, Laramie

Laramie's premier candy shop! Find caramels, chocolates, cocoa bombs, and more to fill the fam's stockings. Visit their website here or pop in the shop to see what's new.

Dulces Cuh Mexican Candy - 1400 Dell Range Blvd Ste 16, Cheyenne

Say 'delicioso' to the fantastic treats at Dulces Cuh Mexican Candy in Cheyenne. Visit them at Frontier Mall to find some sweet stocking stuffers. Check out the shop's Instagram here.

Bourbon Street Candy Co. - 1400 Dell Range Blvd # 76,  Cheyenne

For classic candies, handmade fudge, and a collection of stuffed animals, visit Bourbon Street Candy Co. at Frontier Mall. Visit their website here.

Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop - 111 E Ivinson Ave,  Laramie

Who wouldn't want a gift card for ice cream in their stocking? Visit Big Dipper for an assortment of creamy, delish ice cream flavors! Click here to visit their website.

Four-Legged Friends

Cheyenne Dog Food Company 

Shop healthy treats, toys, and food for your four-legged friends. Check out a discount from the shop here.

Windy City Pet Store - 702 S. 3rd St., Laramie

Find toys, treats, and pet food at Windy City Pet Store. Shop online or in-store.

24+ Surprising Facts About Christmas (How Many Do You Know?)

Historians date the first 'Christmas' celebrations back to 336 C.E. in ancient Rome. In its thousand-plus years of history, the holiday has evolved into a celebration with unique traditions and cultural significance across the globe. Let's dive into fascinating nuggets of Yuletide trivia, historical facts, and surprising truths about the Christmas holiday!

Gallery Credit: Phylicia Peterson, Townsquare Media Laramie/Cheyenne

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