<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Holiday Gift Guide]]> <![CDATA[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 for making creative gift baskets. With a little planning, you can give a gift that demonstrates not only thoughtfulness, but also a commitment to our local economy.]]> <![CDATA[Donate to a local charity]]> <![CDATA[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? Whether you’re giving a manicure-pedicure gift certificate, day retreat to Gold Lake or a New Age gift like Thai Yoga Massage or Anjali Restorative Yoga, your gift will be well-appreciated.]]> <![CDATA[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 by choosing to spend your hard-earned dollars at locally owned businesses.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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 heirloom or custom-made pieces. And they offer a wide price bracket, accommodating to those whose holiday budget is feeling constrained because of the economy.]]> <![CDATA[Home-y gifts for the holidays]]> Upgrading the non-stick pan, an iPhone dock for your Ramen bowl and more.]]> <![CDATA[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. Sure, you could buy someone a sweet striped sweater — but that gift won’t really last. Why not take them on a snowmobile trip, a sleigh ride, to an Avalanche game — or reserve something to look forward to, like a springtime balloon ride?]]>