10 unique gifts

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Wooden wheels

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Give an experience this year

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When the holidays roll around, it always seems that we acquire more stuff...

Holi-dealing

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If you’re shopping for gifts on a budget, you should know it differs from shopping for yourself: Ramen is generally not a much-appreciated present, and a card that says “Just wear the same clothes another year” in lieu of a gift doesn’t fly...

Holiday concert calendar

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Thursday, Dec. 6 / events...

Eat, drink and be merry

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

Five fresh gadgets for the tech-minded

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For the tech-minded family member or friend, there are numerous gadgets to choose from for holiday gifts. The tough part is singling out the cool, innovative and interesting products from the cheap, lame and boring ones. Here we’ve selected our five favorite ...

Holiday bump

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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. Big-box electronic stores and gargantuan mega-marts are not the only retailers ...

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 ...

Kids Holiday Greeting Card contest

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This holiday season Boulder County elementary schools participated in Boulder Weekly’s Kids Holiday Greeting Card contest with kids submitting a festive drawing. Our Grand Prize Winner, Nederland Elementary first-grader Corbin Oxnard’s painting is featured on our ...

Play on

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The Thanksgiving turkey is barely off the table when my 6-year-old son starts jabbering on about Christmas. When will we get our tree? Can we hang the lights tonight? We should put some carols on. Can I watch a Christmas DVD? And, naturally, the famous inquiry about ...

Wasting away

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It’s no secret that with the holidays comes mass consumption of everything from gifts to food to greeting cards, which also means 1 million extra tons of waste every week between Thanksgiving and Christmas...

Nintendo Wii meets its match in Playstation Move

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When the Nintendo Wii hit store shelves back in 2006, it revolutionized the way we play video games. Its motion-sensing controllers allowed for a player to physically involve himself in a game, with the player’s movements captured by the game. The Wii succeeded with ...

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

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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...