Alibi Bucks

 Nov 15 - 21, 2007 



(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Refined, Artistic, Social

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Marvel Superheros Stamps, $8.20 for 20

USPS Post Office
Locations throughout Albuquerque

While stamps are of use to nearly every citizen of our nation, unusual stamps help social Libras engage with others. These graphic, colorful and inexpensive Marvel Comics Commemorative stamps (complete with the ripped cartoon abs of Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner) will make for a red letter X-mas. For an extra powerful gift, pair these with pens, postcards and stationary.

Gruet Brut Méthode Champenoise, $13.99

Jubilation Fine Wine and Spirits
3512 Lomas NE

Libras have a reputation for being pleasure-oriented and lazy. But these are among the most civilized people of the 12 signs, filled with adoration for the finer things in life. To that end, a consumable item will appeal perfectly to a Libra's relaxed sensibilities. In these parts, one of the most delicious gifts available is a local bottle of Gruet bubbly. With this gift they'll only need friends and some Led Zeppelin IV to complete the package. On a similar note, fine chocolates, scented candles and organic body products would suitably stuff their stockings.

Stacking Finger Rings by Jas Simmons, $10-$300

Golden Circle Necklace by Lauren Tobey, $350

Mariposa Gallery
3500 Central SE

For Librans, any old jewelry will not do. This sign carries an intense attraction to beauty and balance in design. Gifts need to be refined and versatile. That's why these stackable rings are such an excellent choice. For equal amounts loveliness and simplicity, this golden pendant (which is actually a bead) and its delicate, demure chain will appeal to the scales.

Nikon F2 Photomic, $399.95

Nikon 35mm f/2 Lens, $150

Camera and Darkroom
3225 Central NE

This vintage Nikon camera—reportedly one of the best ever made—would please your Libra doubly because it's both an art object and an object that makes art. Or feed the Libran's creative bent with musical instruments, books (from reference to coffee table), art supplies and art works.

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