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Support local businesses that employ people with disabilities!

December 11, 2020

Need last minute gifts? Start here!

We all know that this year has been tough on our communities and small businesses. The Foothills Gateway Supported Employment program has the pleasure of working with over 50 local businesses who employ adults with disabilities.

The following list features a few of those amazing businesses – in particular, the small, local shops where you can purchase unique gifts (or gift cards) this year while supporting our local economy and business owners!


bones du jour logoBones du Jour

At Bones du Jour, they bake gourmet dog treats in small batches from hand selected ingredients. Moreover, they use the highest quality, human-grade ingredients, most of which are sourced directly from local farmers and rangers who are committed to sustainable agriculture.

With no salt, sweeteners, preservatives, trans fats or oils added to their recipes, your dogs are sure to love the fresh taste of a Bones Du Jour treat!


Earle’s Loveland Floral & Gifts

earle's loveland floral and gifts logoEarle’s has been proudly delivering gifts and flowers to Loveland and the surrounding areas since 1950! They are family owned and operated, which means their service is guaranteed to be friendly and prompt.

Their gifts range from candy and chocolate, to apparel and jewelry. Visit their website today and check off a few people on your holiday list. They’ll even deliver, so you don’t have to!


Eco Thrift

eco thrift logoEco-Thrift is dedicated to putting “reuse” into action. They take donated, gently used items, and return them to service at an affordable price.

Eco-Thrift is a successful working model that can be used to educate others, not only about the concept of reuse as a way of doing business, but as a way of life. Stop by and check out their ever-changing unique inventory, all while supporting your local economy and reducing your carbon footprint!

Eco-Thrift is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11am-5pm. Give them a call if you have specific questions: 970.484.4224

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Gib’s Bagels

Locally owned and operated, Gib’s Bagels has been serving authentic, New York style bagels for 25 years. You can send your favorite bagel-lover a digital gift card without having to step into a shop by visiting


Walrus Ice Cream

Walrus Ice Cream logoSince 1987, Walrus has been creating premium ice cream and delectable treats by hand in their Mountain Avenue storefront. They use only the finest, all-natural ingredients in their ice cream recipe, which is a premium mix without eggs or gluten. And if you want something on the lighter side, they also serve sherbet, sorbet (dairy free option), and low-fat frozen yogurt. Yum!

Order a special treat for your stay-at-home holiday or purchase a digital gift card for the ice cream lovers on your list!


Silver Grill

Silver Grill logoThis long-time Fort Collins staple has been serving breakfast and lunch on Walnut Street since 1933. They are best known for their huge, homemade cinnamon rolls. Order now for takeout or delivery!

Liven up your holiday breakfast with delivery from Silver Grill or send gift cards to the brunch-lovers you miss seeing on Saturday mornings.


Daddy O’s Green Onion

Daddy-O's green onion logoDaddy O’s is Loveland’s favorite sandwich shop – located on West Eisenhower. Their menu features toasted sandwiches (with house bread baked daily), pizzas, hot soups, fresh salads and breakfast options. Order for pick up on their website, or delivery through Grubhub, and purchase gift cards through


Vern’s Place

verns place logoVern’s Place was started in 1946 by brothers Willard and Vern on a foundation of hard work and a commitment to quality service. Through the years, Vern’s has had a couple different owners, but many things have stayed the same – mainly the cinnamon rolls and dedication to the local community.

Take advantage of their Holiday Gift Certificate Promotion or order from their curbside menu to support this long-loved, local dining spot!


Palmer’s Flowers

palmer flowers logoAs a top florist in Fort Collins, we give each floral arrangement the time and personalized attention it deserves. Palmer Flowers passionately makes all bouquets in house, and personally delivers to your recipient in Fort Collins. They also offer nationwide delivery through their florist network!

Pick out a floral arrangement on their website and order online through their convenient and secure checkout page. The Palmer Flowers crew will expertly arrange your bouquet of beautiful blooms and can even create a custom arrangement or gift basket for the holidays.


Chipper’s Lanes chippers lanes logo

Chipper’s is one of the local businesses that is closed to the public by current health mandates. However, they just opened their online store where you can purchase various packages and gift cards for their eventual re-opening!

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