New PW gift shop opens with ‘love’

Looking for a unique gift, something different and special that you won’t find elsewhere?

Try Pueblo West’s new With Love and Blessings gift shop.

David Rael and his wife Marilyn Vargas opened the shop about a month ago and have filled it with all kinds of gifts and novelties.

You’ll find a wide selection of items that include jewelry, music boxes, plaques, cards, pottery, animal figures, perfume bottles, bookmarks and much more.


“Most of the stuff we have is artistic and unique in a sense,” Rael said.

“There’s definitely nothing you’ll find in a big box store.”

Rael said in addition to offering unique gifts and treasures, he wants customers to feel special as well.

Purchases go in paper bags with handles, wooden roses are complimentary with some purchase, nice extras that have somewhat gone by the wayside in today’s society.

“It’s a really nice store with a lot of great, different stuff,” Rael said.

Rael formerly owned a similar store in Lakewood, and said he was a little hesitant on opening With Love and Blessings in Pueblo West because from his research, he knows a specialty gift shop does not always make a lot of money.

But so far, he’s been pleased with the customers coming in, who have told him they like the store and the things they’re finding in it.

“They like to come in and enjoy browsing,” Rael said.

“A lot of people have come in and said there’s a need for this type of thing here.”

Rael said his items are unique to Pueblo West, and that even at the shops along the Riverwalk in Pueblo the products offered are not the same.

Displays are well lit and everything is easy to see for a comfortable shopping experience.

With Love and Blessings also carries some Christian-themed items, noting that the store caters to all sorts of interests.

The store is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays. With Love and Blessings is at 434 S. McCulloch, suite 1, by the Pueblo West Post Office. The store can be reached at 250-6718.

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