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It’s here! Mile High Mamas Holiday Gift Guide. The Baker’s Dozen.

It’s the yearly holiday list of the baker’s dozen of clever, thoughtful and creative gifts for everyone in the family. Black Friday is over (thank goodness) and now it’s time to shop locally. Of course every product or idea on this list is Colorado-based. From coffee and chocolates to theater tickets and donations to charity, please read my favorite picks for the 2011 holiday season. I even included a couple gifts for Fido this year. I always want to include so many more ideas, but I know that I would begin to bore all of you with too long of a list. Again, I’m so inspired by the incredible local entrepreneurs and companies that call Colorado home. From their charity work to their community focus, we are lucky Mile High Mamas to be surrounded by such inspirational people.

Gift Guide: What Denver Moms Want for Mother’s Day

Psssst…significant others. This post is for you. We polled Denver moms to find out their top picks for Mother’s Day. From the kids, we want homemade cards, gifts and treats. From you? Well, it’ll cost ya…but not always a lot. 🙂 Of course, we always love brunch but here are a few ideas to get you on the right path:

Jewelry from Luna & Stella.

This gift has my top billing because it is what I requested for Mother’s Day! There are many jewelry lines out there for mom but former Red Envelope and J. Crew executive Suzanne Ellis really knew what she was doing when she started this top-notch line. This collection of hand-crafted birthstone jewelry is both sophisticated and meaningful. Each piece is made-to-order and custom set with the birthstones of children, grandchildren and loved ones. The necklace is customizable with up to 5 stones and is made to order by artisans in the United States, ready to ship in just 5 days. The rings are sold individually but designed to be mixed, matched and added to over time as new members join the family, making them a great gift for a new mom or grandma. www.lunaandstella.com

Life’s Sweet Photo Books

Sure, you can make plenty of cheap photo books online but how about a treasured keepsake you can pass down for generations to come? Colorado-based Life’s Sweet also does wedding photo books, memory books of new babies, children’s art and school work photo books, fun-filled vacation or travel photo albums and personalized children’s books.This Colorado-based company is designed with busy moms in mind. Simply upload your pictures and Life’s Sweet designs your photo book for you.

Flowers

Several moms requested flowers, just now how you’d expect. Ditch the bouquet and give them something that will last. One mom requested flowers for all her flower pots and uninterrupted, kid-free time to plant them. Another mom started a tradition of heading to the nursery and planting flowers on Mother’s Day. Several moms requested hanging flowers for their front porch, all gifts Mom can enjoy the entire summer.

A Nook or a Kindle

Sure, Moms still love cuddling up to a book but these