Walking into Spirit Pass is like entering a world of gifts galore, which is why the intricate retail store won first place in the Best Place to Buy a Gift category in this year’s Best of Moffat County contest.
The store is located in Centennial Mall, where it boasts a wide variety of offerings to men, women and children, making it at fantastic place to purchase a birthday, anniversary or special occasion item for friends and family.
Chris Muzik, who’s owned and operated the store for 12 years, was surprised and delighted to hear that Moffat County residents voted her prized retail outlet as number one in the gift category.
“If it weren’t for all the wonderful people who come in here, the store wouldn’t be possible,” she said, highlighting the large variety of inventory she stocks.
The store has angels, crystals, paintings, woodwork, jewelry, rugs, cookbooks and books on history to name a few. It basically has a little bit of everything, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, Chris will be sure and get it.
Nearly 95 percent of what she sells is handmade from many cultures, including Native Americans and Tibetans. Chris also takes pride in the fact that she sells offerings from local artists too, including art made from rope — such as rope crosses.
She also sells horseshoe art by local artist Gary Kline.
Chris fell into the retail gift business by accident. She was trying to sell craft items that she collected after traveling around the county to various craft shows.
“It just seemed like there was something needed in Craig,” Chris said, noting that her store performed and continues to perform really well.
Customers seem to like her offerings too.
“I’ve always loved the store, ever since she came to Craig,” said Lynn Meyring. “I live in Gillette, Wyoming. Now when I need a gift, I always come here.”
Spirit Pass has affordable gifts and pricey ones depending on your taste. Chris has layaway options too.
“(Spirit Pass) has a little bit of everything,” Chris said. “It’s nice that if you need something, you can just stop in.”