<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Gifts II]]> <![CDATA[Last-minute stocking stuffers]]> <![CDATA[The gift of knowledge]]> Fragrant and fresh, they%uFFFDre a vibrant centerpiece in any room, but sadly, they%uFFFDre a fleeting gift. Like flowers, most gifts have an expiration date. Flowers wilt, clothing shrinks, jewelry tarnishes and household items break.]]> <![CDATA[Geared up for the holidays]]> <![CDATA[Digi-gifting for the 2009 holiday season]]> Nothin’ honors those ever-soworthy kith and kin on your shopping list each holiday season like gadgets — handheld, hi-def, mobile-on-the-go, ergonomic, rechargeable, solarpowered, or just plain noisy and cool. Green shoots are for suckers — the economy is still in the tank, and there’s no better way to keep us all distracted from that unfortunate reality than plug ’n’ play gizmo swag.]]> <![CDATA[Healthy holidays]]> <![CDATA[10 unique gifts]]> <![CDATA[Membership gifts offer chance to share ]]> Everybody’s doing it. You can too — or give someone else the chance to. Memberships are popular gifts during the holidays, if only because they offer a chance to give camaraderie, or an opportunity to experience off-the-beat monthly activity.]]> <![CDATA[Palatable presents]]> loves food. This holiday season, why not nurture the love of eating by gifting something delicious? From homemade goodies to unique kitchen gadgets, this guide will help holiday shoppers please even the pickiest eater in town. Here%uFFFDs what to get for:.]]> <![CDATA[Tap into Boulder County's seasonal brews]]> Boulder County — where the beer flows like wine, and where the women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. No, wait, that’s Aspen. But the beer does, indeed, flow like wine here in the Foothills. Boulder County boasts 23 breweries, brewpubs and meaderies. With 103 breweries in the state, Colorado is second in the nation for most breweries (California leads the way with 221), according to the Brewers Association. Now, that’s a lot of beer!]]> <![CDATA[2009 Holiday CDs Guide]]> For whatever reason, 2009 is not going to go down as one of the better years for holiday albums. The main reason is that there weren’t as many releases as usual. In any event, here is this writer’s takes on the best and worst of this year’s seasonal releases. ]]> <![CDATA[Merry mixology]]> Put down the eggnog and open your liquor cabinet. Dust off those alcohol bottles and invite some friends over for these classic and curious holiday cocktails created by mixologists from the Happy Noodle House’s Bitter Bar and Tahona Tequila Bistro. Cheers!]]> <![CDATA[Gifts Two]]> The parties, the concerts, the festive lights, the seasonal food and drink, and of course, all the fabulous local shopping. Boulder%uFFFDs merchants, artisans, chefs and crafters really shine this time of year. But we know how hard it can be to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.]]> <![CDATA[Sip on some seasonal brews]]> <![CDATA[DVDs make last-minute shopping easy]]> From the latest hit films to a favorite TV series to classic movies appearing for the first time in Blu-ray, DVDs remain excellent gift choices this holiday season.]]> <![CDATA[Don't forget the smokes]]> <![CDATA[The hottest in gaming this season]]> With so many games coming out during the holiday season, it's tough to decide which ones to get into. And at $60 a pop, it's pretty depressing to get stuck with a game that's subpar. So we're here to help and offer our list of the 10 best games this season.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Events Calendar 2010]]> <![CDATA[Give an experience this year]]> Janene DiGregorio, vacation travel manager at Boulder Travel, suggests buying a gift certificate for a specific dollar amount that can be redeemed any time in the next year toward the cost of a vacation.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday recipes from Boulder%uFFFDs Basta]]> When you have a background that includes cooking at Michelinstarred restaurants in Southern California and extensive professional experience in Italy, you might make for an intimidating holiday dinner guest. Such is the experience of Chef Kelly Whitaker.]]> <![CDATA[Thinking inside the box]]> Thisa wasn’t a plentiful year for CD and DVD box sets — the kind of releases that make special holiday gifts for music fans. But there weren’t many misses in this year’s crop of releases, either. Here are the best of the bunch, to this reviewer’s ears and eyes.]]>