Gifts

The Center for Integrative Botanical Studies

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It’s all about the plants! The Center for Integrative Botanical Studies offers hands-on educational programs on a diversity of programs, including herbalism, nutrition, plant and mushroom ID, wild food and foraging, traditional skills, permaculture and much more. ...

Holiday Events 2011

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Thursday, Dec. 8 / events It’s a Wonderful Life — Presented by Colorado Shakespeare Festival. 7 p.m. University Theatre, CU campus, 303-492- 0554...

Merry mixology

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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...

A green guide to gifts

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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 ...

Sip on some seasonal brews

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Colorado has been called the Napa Valley of beer, and with good reason: Beers from our fair state frequently top the podium at national and international competitions, and a new brewery or pub seems to open with each passing month. The holidays offer breweries a ...

A little bling helps make the holiday bright

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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...

PlayFair Toys

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PlayFair Toys opened in 1982 with the focus of providing nothing but non-violent toys that cater to both boys and girls. The store didn’t have a section for boys with a bunch of toy guns or a pink section with baby dolls targeting little girls — a boy or girl could ...

Give the gift of an experience

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Instead of buying...

High-tech gifts for the holidays

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Those readers who can remember technology 10, 15 or 20 years ago might be relieved to see this list. We finally made it, people: Technology is finally living up to the promise of making things easier and more fun. No more are video cameras expensive, awkward, shaky ...

Shopping Pearl Street Mall on a $20 budget

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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. That’s about all that I can afford for my four big brothers and their growing families. Everything...

Gifts for the gear nut

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The technology used in headlamps for backpacking and camping has continued to grow by leaps and bounds over the past year, and local outdoor equipment shop managers put them at the top of their list for holiday gift-giving...

Outdoor gifts

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You probably already knew that Colorado has a lot going on when it comes to winter recreation. After all, the state is home to world-class resorts like Vail, world-class events like the Dew Tour’s Breckenridge stop and world-class variety, with choices ranging from ...