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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
'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 >>
J. WohletzThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Shop till you sigh with contentment at Boutique for the Soul.
The Mercury Cafe hosts a holiday gift-bartering event.
Enjoy Desserts Galore at a Louisville patisserie.
Letters from the week of 12/6/2007