Gifts

What to get the green thumb

A recurring theme emerges when asking local nurseries and garden-supply stores about their hottest gifts of the holiday season...

A green guide to gifts

Buy! Buy! Buy! It’s the holidays, and the ads are calling out with their siren songs (or are they cattle calls?), and the overwhelming sense of obligation to hurry up and get shoppin’ begins. Commercials with bows wrapped around $40,000 cars may make you feel the ...

Tech — and green!

Here’s the dilemma when it comes to electronics: they rock — sometimes, quite literally — but they often leave a large carbon footprint...

10 ways to green your holiday

BYOB(ag) and Skip the Fluff — Bring your own bag and pass on the tissue paper, ribbons and stickers that so often accompany even the smallest holiday purchases. Forego complimentary gift wrapping and wrap gifts creatively in environmentally friendly ways (see #6, “...

Make an impact this holiday season

It has begun. Not the holiday season — that’s still officially one week away — but rather Boulder Weekly’s Buy Local Month, part of our year-round I Love Local campaign. Starting this week, Boulder Weekly urges you to shop conscientiously for holiday food and gifts ...

Boulder (gift) basket case

Forget the fruitcake. Try giving gift baskets instead. Like fruitcakes, they’re a universal holiday gift. But unlike fruitcakes, people are actually happy to receive them.Boulder County is home to a wealth of locally owned businesses that offer unique products ideal ...

From Boulder County’s artists comes something for everyone

Art is sometimes overlooked as a popular holiday gift, but a variety of locally produced creations are available in Boulder County shops, exhibits and galleries — and not just paintings that cost thousands of dollars...

A little bling helps make the holiday bright

Ornaments and tinsel aren’t exclusive to holiday celebrations. Adorn yourself or your loved one with a little glitz this holiday season by buying from a locally owned jewelry store. Each store stands out because of the unique selection that it offers, whether that be...

Give memories, not things: active gifts

With winter comes a host of new things to do outdoors, which often lead to the best presents of all: lasting memories...

Give your loved ones the gift of health and well-being

As the New Year approaches, we want to rid ourselves of last year’s burdens. What better way to refresh than by giving the gift of relaxation...

Donate to a local charity

It's difficult to avoid the holiday hype with carols, gifts, greeting cards, Christmas tree and menorah lighting ceremonies and the other hullabaloo that fills our calendars. Black Friday arrives, kicking off your shopping spree for friends and family. But what about...
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