V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Gift Guide 2014
Oh God, it’s happening again
Oh god, you’re going to have to buy presents. But the
is here to help!
Quirky Doesn’t Rhyme with Burque
But homegrown retailers
have the goods
Regardless of rhyme (of lack thereof), shopping locally for quintessentially “Burque” ( /bo͝or-keh/) gifts transcends labels like “quirky” (/ˈkwərkē/) with our burg’s diverse and uncommon goods.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
The show is gone, but the swag lives on
Got any friends or family members who keep telling you “Say my name” and won’t stop shouting “Science, bitch!” every time Neil deGrasse Tyson comes on TV? These are the presents for them.
Nina Matthews Photography / CC BY 2.0
From the Land of Enchantment
From poetry to history, these books are perfect for the lit-nerd in your life.
Your Holiday Shopping Soundtrack
A mini-guide to scoring sonic presents in Burque
Wherein we profile four local record stores that proffer profundity and new and used vinyl, CDs and cassettes.
Kevin Dooley / CC BY 2.0
Buy Us Presents!
We deserve it.
We’ve been really, really, really good.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013
A hyperlocal guide to giving
Samantha Anne Carrillo
Scope our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for all-local and mostly analog selfless shopping inspiration.
Your Own Personal Shopper
Jaunty chapeau from New York Hat Co., $35 to $50
From chapeaux and crowns to t-shirts and jewelry, browse our corporeal gift picks.
Home is Where the Art Is
Serena Mann’s flying figures, $36 to $50
Glow-in-the-dark and whimsical art, gardening goods and vintage books make the grade for casa-centric presents.
All Fun and Games
RetroN 3 Video Game Console, $59.95
Revisited vintage classics, pop culture vinyl art and Whovian chess are our entertainment gift winners.
Shop Local for Sound
Samantha Anne Carrillo
Mecca Records & Books
Grab your aural gifts from local music stores and then simply await the applause.
Gifts of Good Taste(s)
Piñon K cups, $15
Peruse our tasteful selection of consumable gifts, including piñon confections, hot sauce, tequila and gourmet treats for man’s best friend.
Breaking Bad gifts galore, $9 and up
For the “Breaking Bad” obsessives on your list, consider spa and culinary gifts that reference everyone’s favorite antihero, Walter White aka Heisenberg.
You Better Shop Around
Unique, low-tech gifts abound at arts and crafts fairs
Kristi D. Lawrence
Kristi D. Lawrence reports that all’s fair (arts and crafts fair, that is) when shopping for memorable and unique gifts.
Bainbridge Bunting via UNM Center for Southwest Research
Retro Like Whoa
A guide to shopping Burque past
Travel back in time with
correspondent August March to browse memories of Burque’s commercial past.
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