Let It Begin With Me
Give the ultimate gift this holiday season—yourself
By Stephanie Garcia
There's no denying that Christmas (in the commercialized sense) has become a celebration of consumption. The minute Thanksgiving has ended, visions of barcodes, prices and endless lists dance in our heads, making the holidays either an extremely bountiful or stressful season.
DVD Gifts for Movie Fanatics
Box Up This Year's Best DVD Boxed Sets
By Devin D. O'Leary
The Ultimate Matrix Collection Limited Edition Collector's Set
This giant collector's set is the ultimate nerd gift for the ultimate nerd on your list. If you know someone who really liked The Matrix--I mean really liked The Matrix--then this monster will keep them busy for the next two years. Seriously, there were only three movies, and there are 10 freaking discs here! Plus an 80-page book, plus a collector's display case, plus a ceramic bust of Keanu Reeves (OK, that last item's a little creepy). I can't even get into all the extras on these discs. This thing is so damn cool it almost makes me want to watch The Matrix Revolutions again. Almost.
Christmas in a Box
The Joy of the Boxed Set
By Michael Henningsen
Nowadays, there's a boxed set available for just about everyone on your list. And if there's not, then there's certainly one that could change his or her taste in music forever. You are the educator, so be thoughtful. The best part is that boxed sets are easy to get your hands on at any one of the few mom 'n' pop record stores left in Albuquerque, and they come in all price ranges, from the several hundred dollar-retrospective to the twin-disc best-of to the emerging trend toward DVD/CD collections.
Books as Gifts
Last Minute Holiday Book Ideas
By Steven Robert Allen
Books make ideal last minute gifts. Matching the right book with the right person, though, is a riddle that can stump almost anyone. We here at the Alibi want to make sure your holiday book shopping goes as smoothly as possible. With that in mind, here are a wide variety of excellent options to put you on the right track.
A Taste o' the Holidays
By Gwyneth Doland
At the New Mexico Food and Gift Showcase, a temporary store inside Coronado Mall, you can buy hundreds of locally produced edibles. Stop by anytime between now and January 23 to pick up pistachio brittle, chocolate chile pecans, Señor Murphy candy assortments, gift baskets and the four items pictured above.
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