Gift Guide: By Holiday Song

Published: December 3, 2022

Gifts they'll be singing about

We all have our go-to holiday playlist. Some whistle along to the crooning of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. While others just can’t get enough of Mariah Carey’s soulful All I Want for Christmas is You. The songs that make us jingle all the way  tell a lot about our taste. If you’re still stumped on a few final gifts this year, use our guide to pair their favorite holiday song with a local shop that’s sure to leave them rockin’ around the Christmas tree.

Their go-to holiday song:

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

What’s more traditional than Frank Sinatra’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas? With a class act like that, you can’t go wrong with a personalized ornament from Christmas in Manitou.
Their go-to holiday song:

Santa Baby

What a romantic! They’re a sucker for a great love ballad and would fall for a gift certificate to one of these local charms:
Their go-to holiday song:

Feliz Navidad

Spice up the festivities with the gift of a very merry margarita (or two) at some of our favorite Mexican hot spots:
Their go-to holiday song:

Merry Christmas to You

They’re not old-fashioned—they’re vintage! They may even suspect they were born in the wrong decade. Gift them a memory that’s simply timeless with a photoshoot at Old Tyme Photography.
Their go-to holiday song: "All I Want for Christmas is You"

Some of the best gifts in life are free

While we’re all for the thrill of finding that perfect gift, sometimes it’s simply the gift of time that matters most this season. If you’re ditching the wrapping paper this year in exchange for a little quality time—we’ve rounded up a few experiences that are sure to be the gifts that keep on giving.

Take a hike

Hike up Red Mountain for snow-globe views.

sip spring water

Take a snowy walking tour and taste test Manitou's 8 mineral springs.

learn something new

Get schooled at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center and Museum.

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