If you could put Colorado in a box, who would you give it to?

A new gift box company from Colorado is giving a face-lift to the typical gift idea by creating gift boxes utilizing only local artisans and materials.

Online PR News – 04-November-2012 – Lafayette, CO – A new company called Regional Makers is making an extraordinary claim: They have found a way to fit Colorado in a box, so you can give it as a gift.

This may sound like a case of “Honey, I Shrunk the State,” but Regional Makers has not broken any laws of physics. They create gift boxes full of specialty foods made in Colorado. It is a truly unique way to share a taste of our great state.

After living in many states and countries, founders Peter and Anna Fargo discovered a simple truth: places matter.

“We believe a local gift is a thoughtful gift,” says Peter, the Regional Makers president. “People care about people. People also care about places. Gifts that represent places we love say, I know you, and I care.”

Regional Makers’ newly minted website, regionalmakers.com, features some very affordable gift options, starting at only $25 for their Little Colorado Box.

Each box is full of specialty foods, such as organic dried apples & peaches (from the Western Slope), or a bar of gourmet dark chocolate that is hand-dipped in wax to keep it from melting in your backpack (made in Breckenridge). Every box includes a Colorado postcard. Customers get to choose their favorite postcard photo and write a personal gift message on the back.

"I choose to do business with someone locally, and Regional Makers fits the bill," says Kurt Sava, vice president for retail sales at Summit Bank & Trust. "They offer a unique and affordable product that represents what is special about Colorado. Further, they provide prompt and responsive service. I recommend Regional Makers without reservation."

Regional Makers strives to be both a company and a conservation movement. To bolster their green credentials, they create every gift box using recyclable and biodegradable materials. Better yet, their Big Colorado Box includes a hand-carved wooden tile made from reclaimed pine. This carving gives a second life to the trees killed by Colorado’s pine beetle epidemic. It is also a beautiful way to make sure your gift is remembered long after people enjoy all the delicious local foods.

“We are bringing the local and green movements to the gift market,” says partner and Sustainability Director, Anna Fargo. “Our products are made by local Colorado companies, and we have set a goal to give 10% of our profits back to Colorado conservation initiatives.”

Regional Makers’ mission is to support the local economy and raise money for conservation projects by helping people “give the gift of place.”

To learn more, visit regionalmakers.com, email teamcolorado@regionalmakers.com, or call 720-378-8903.