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Boise Weekly Gift Guide 2010

Our guide to help you through the holidays

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Boise Weekly has published holiday gift guides before but nothing like this.

This year, the BW editorial staff was given a mission to spread across the Treasure Valley to find the most intriguing, unusual, fun, functional, ridiculous, beautiful, luxurious and hysterical things out there. In other worlds, we've assembled what we hope are some of the outright coolest gift ideas around.

Out of hundreds of suggestions, we narrowed down the list to our favorite picks, ranging from tchotchkes, to games, to books, to food, to booze, to fashion. We've also included a hefty portion of what we like to call experiences: things you can give to the person who has everything but who is game to do anything.

One thing all these items have in common is that none of them was selected because of advertising. Everything we chose to highlight was picked simply because we like it, regardless of whether a business bought an ad.

Another factor they have in common is that they are all from local businesses, and many are even made locally. It's part of Boise Weekly's continuing commitment to the buy-local movement.

If you need to know more about where to find these fabulous gifts, flip to the back of the section, where a full business directory will give you all the details.

We hope we've just made your holiday shopping a heck of a lot easier. You're welcome.

To check out the digital edition of the Boise Weekly Gift Guide 2010, click on the link.