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Gifts and Gift-Giving

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    November 29, 2013

    Gifts that give back: Seven places to find thoughtful gifts for the holidays

    Buying gifts for the holidays can be daunting. You battle other shoppers for an unbeatable deal and stand in mile-long lines -- and sometimes the gift receiver doesn't like the present anyway. For those who would prefer to buy something thoughtful that gives back to the community, or make a handmade ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Ten best marijuana gifts of 2012

    It's been a big year for marijuana in the state of Colorado, and for a few stoners who've been nice this year, it's about to get even better. Have pot lovers on your list and no idea what stocking stuffers they'd like? Forget the malls. Forget even SkyMall. We've lined up the top ten must-haves for ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Our favorite local culinary gifts of 2012: Spuntino's hot chocolate mix and salted caramel marshmallows

    All this week, I'll be featuring my favorite culinary stocking stuffers and presents for the fervent foodnik, cook and restaurant fiend in your life. These are all gifts that are available locally -- and locally made or produced -- and they're all things that I hope to find in my own stocking (or un ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    December 12, 2012

    Five perfect holiday wine gifts for every budget

    'Tis officially the season, wine lovers. Christmas is a mere thirteen days away, and if you're anything like us, then you've barely thrown out your Thanksgiving leftovers, never mind purchased anything sparkly or bright for your loved ones. The good news? We've made a list of all the primo wine-rela ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Photos: Top ten Christmas gifts from the Dollar Tree

    J. Wohletz​The spirit of gift-giving seems to have gotten seriously lost, what with people getting seasoned with pepper-spray and countless hordes of poor suckers using their credit cards like drunken whores. So why not say "Fuck Mastercard!" and give some affordable presents that everyone on ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011
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    December 2, 2011

    Slurp for a cause: Women's Bean Project selling foodie goods through Sunday

    ​When Women's Bean Project was hiring in June, over 150 women showed up hoping to find work and career training. Only twenty of them were hired. Bean Project hopes to provide jobs for women who can't find them. Many have to rely on welfare. Some have a hard time overcoming past felonies. "Th ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    November 24, 2011
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    August 8, 2011

    Ten steps to make your wedding awesomely tra$hy

    ​We survived another wedding season, folks. With August officially upon us, the chances of being invited to any more summer ceremonies is nearly over. Looking back on many blissful marital moments, however, we've learned a lot about what to do and, better yet, what not to do at weddings -- and ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 22, 2010

    Top five foods you should NOT give as Christmas gifts

    Look! It's kibble for humans!​ We all know how the holiday gift-giving hierarchy works: Your best-effort gifts are given to people you like (or people whose asses you pucker up to the rest of the year); you give cost-effective, neutral gifts to those you pretend to like (bring on the Hickory ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Denver Pavilions saves your Christmas with free gift wrapping

    The shame of failure.​You suck at wrapping presents. It happens every year: You pick out that perfect gift and take it home with every intention of doing it up all nicely with fancy bows and nice crisp edges, but somehow it gets out of control. The tape sticks to your fingers. The paper shifts ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 22, 2009

    Gastro Gift Guide: Stocking stuffer edition

    ​Ah, the Christmas stocking. It's an entirely essential object in the Christmas experience, yet its gift-bearing abilities are often misused and abused. Nothing is more annoying than the Santa whose stocking stuffer doesn't even fit in the stocking. In the event that you're one of these misfit ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 3, 2009
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    December 24, 2008

    And to all a good night ...

    That's all for us. We'll take tomorrow to silently lament our families' sub-par gift-giving efforts (or, in the case of our Jewish colleagues, to mob on some Kung Pow Chicken). We'll be back in sort-of-full-force on Monday. -- Joe Tone

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    December 11, 2008

    Soul Sisters

    Shop till you sigh with contentment at Boutique for the Soul.

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    December 4, 2008

    Fair Trade

    The Mercury Cafe hosts a holiday gift-bartering event.

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    November 27, 2008

    Sweet Stuff

    Enjoy Desserts Galore at a Louisville patisserie.

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    December 20, 2007

    Man Gives His Tattoo Breast Implants

    If you've not yet finished your Christmas shopping, here's a great gift idea for the man who has everything. It's this simple: there's this guy in Canada who just had breast implants in his leg.

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    December 19, 2007

    Day Three: Wherein I Help an Unseen Eleven-Year-Old Smell Like a Man

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday: I awoke this morning before the sun. I opened my blinds to a firey orange suggestion that it may soon follow my lead. I arrived at work bleary-eyed and as I approached the glass doors that lead into the cafeteria, I hit an icy patch that sent me into the splits. This wa ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007
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    December 6, 2007
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    December 6, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 12/6/2007

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    December 14, 2006
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    December 14, 2006
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