Our state has thousands of great companies and many of them are located in Northern Colorado. I created top 5 list of "Five Christmas Gifts made right here in Northern Colorado" and I didn't even mention all the breweries. Feel free to add to my list.

5. MouCo Cheese from Fort Collins

MouCo Cheese
Courtesy of MouCo Cheese Company
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In June of 2001 MouCo Cheese Company was born.  I love their traditional Camembert cheese. They also have Colorouge, Truffello, Ashley, Pepbert, and Fetish. If you are a cheese-lover, this is the perfect gift

4. Coyote Gold Margaritas from Fort Collins

Coyote Gold
Todd Harding, TSM
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"Co-founders of Coyote Gold, Mo and Randy, tasted restaurant margaritas, recipes from friends, and all the ready-to-serve brands at the liquor store.  They were disappointed by nearly every restaurant or ready-to-serve margarita. Most were too sweet, too sour, or tasted like gasoline, and ready-to-serve margaritas were simply horrible. In 1998, Mo and Randy began a quest to develop the perfect margarita. " They succeeded. My wife loves them. Shhhhh! It just might be on my list.

3. Wool hat from Icebox Knitting in Longmont

Dohm HandPaint Beanie
Icebox Knitting via YouTube
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Icebox Knitting Mill in Longmont is the maker of two very distinct brands of knit headwear and accessories; Dohm Headwear and Xob Upcycled. They both make some very cool hats for when it is cool outside or downright cold. By the way, I need a new stocking cap...hint....hint.

2. Chocolate from Nuance Chocolate in Fort Collins

Nuance Chocolate
Todd Harding, TSM
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Nuance Chocolate boasts, "Authentic, honest, spirited bean-to-bar chocolate, made straight from beans roasted and ground in Old Town Fort Collins." Need I say more? Who wouldn't want chocolate for Christmas?

1. Cowboy hat from Greeley Hat Works

Trent Johnson - Owner of Greeley Hat Works
Courtesy of Colorado State University
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Trent Johnson from Greeley Hat Works has made cowboy hats for U.S. Presidents. He even made a hat for Brian Gary. He could make a hat for you too or someone you really care about. This is one of the classiest Northern Colorado gifts you could ever get anyone.