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Thursday, December 6,2012

Gifts for gamers

Find the perfect fit for the button-masher in your life

By David Accomazzo
If you are the type that still actually reads for fun, then you might need some help finding a video game for the gamer on your list. Here is a brief guide to help you out.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Getting technical

Holiday gifts for tech-heads

By Michael Callahan
Judging by the way folks are lining up to grab the latest updates and models of items they may already have, the biggest winner so far in this holiday shopping season may be planned obsolescence. Let the electronics buying begin.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Play on

Sustainable gifts for kids

By Jessie Lucier
As my son happily chatters on and on, all I can think about is stuff. Our home consists of far too many things — toys, games and even books — that spend most of the time on shelves, buried in a toy box or stuffed into closet corners.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Gear up and get out

Gifts for outdoor geeks

By Tom Winter
If the holidays with the family inspire one thing outside of joy, compassion and a sense of familial love and the brotherhood of man, it’s the desire to get the heck out of doors and leave the noise behind.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Eat, drink and be merry

Edible gifts for foodies and drinkies alike

By Steve Weishampel
Sorry, Mom, but most holiday gifts don’t last. You may as well give that misguided sweater or self-help audiobook straight to Goodwill.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Happy Holidays

Tossing aside the tinsel, the tangled strings of lights, the scent of pine needles consistently shed onto the carpet and all of the other trappings of the holiday season, the stockings and stuffings and packages and boxes, the holidays are not about stuff.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Keeping your tax dollars home

Experts say it’s better to buy in one’s own hometown

By Hayley Proctor
For every dollar spent in retail stores in Boulder, about 3.5 cents in tax revenue goes to the city to improve services for residents and businesses, including open space expansion and enhancement, road maintenance, and development of parks, trails, and recreational facilities.
Thursday, November 29,2012

Shopping Pearl Street Mall on a $20 budget

Boulder’s main drag at affordable prices

By Alyssa Hurst
The holidays roll around and most of my friends and family get some lovely homemade cookies wrapped up in red and green cellophane on a mighty decorative plastic plate.
Friday, November 23,2012

Local services make great gifts

By Jessie Lucier
Most people have stuff, and many have far too much of it. What a lot of people don’t have, though, and may not buy for themselves in a down economy are things like a meal at a downtown restaurant, a massage at an independently owned spa, or that much needed tune-up at a local automotive shop.
Friday, November 23,2012

Holiday bump

The holidays matter more to some businesses than others

By David Accomazzo
The long lines and packed parking lots and overplayed Christmas carols of the holiday season might be a pain for shoppers, but they’re music to the ears — and bottom lines — of retailers.