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Tuesday, December 3,2013
Holiday Gift Guide

Keep it local

Support artisans, nonprofits and up-and-coming small businesses at these shopping events

By Kelly Davis
CityBeat's 2013 holiday gift guide supporting local San Diego vendors.
Tuesday, December 3,2013
Holiday Gift Guide

Our holiday gift guide

10 cool things and where to find 'em

By Kelly Davis

It used to be fashionable to carry an Evian bottle. Now, some folks are advocating for a ban on plastic water bottles. Neoprene beverage containers are hip and make for practical gifts, but even cooler are these canvas beverage bags by Tote + Able.

Wednesday, December 5,2012
Holiday Gift Guide

Local love

Support artisans and small retailers at these nontraditional shopping events

By Kelly Davis
Green Flash Grand Holiday Marketplace: From 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Green Flash Brewing (655 Mira Mesa Blvd.) will celebrate the release of its winter Grand Cru amid “a carefully curated selection” of goods from more than 20 local vendors, including jewelry, toys, artisanal food items, stuff for craft-beer lovers and more.
Wednesday, December 5,2012
Holiday Gift Guide

2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Ten hip and unique gift ideas

By Kelly Davis

Sexy succulents, bicoastal bags, and cool beans are all part of CityBeat's 2012 gift guide. 

Wednesday, December 7,2011
Holiday Gift Guide

Cool presents and where to find 'em

Happy Holi-Chris-Hannu-Kwanzaa. Now let's go shopping

By Kelly Davis
Each year, we scour local retailers for gift ideas that are affordable, useful and fun. This year's Holiday Gift Guide's got three parts for your perusal...
Wednesday, December 7,2011
Holiday Gift Guide

Skip the mall and hit up these local shopping events

From a Huge Frocking Sale to hip kitchen gadgets

By Kelly Davis
Frock You Vintage holds a holiday-shopping edition of its semi-regular sale, bringing in seven vendors selling recycled, upcycled and repurposed vintage goods. And lots of ugly Christmas sweaters....
Wednesday, December 7,2011
Holiday Gift Guide

Six suggestions for classes and cool gift packs

Know someone who wants to make cheese, surfboards or cocktails?

By Kelly Davis
Got a pal who’s into craft cocktails but doesn’t have much of a home bar? Stop by the booze extravaganza that is KnB Wine Cellarswhere bottles of liquor fill shelves higher than the eye can see (or, at least, they seem that high). 
Wednesday, December 7,2011
Holiday Gift Guide

From Finnish design to WTF stickies

Seven super gift ideas for the cool, hip and fabulous

By Kelly Davis
To know Scandinavian design is to love it. Products produced by artisans in Sweden, Finland and Norway somehow manage to be cute, elegant and edgy all at the same time.
Wednesday, December 8,2010
Holiday Gift Guide

2010 CityBeat Gift Guide

Ready, set, shop

Wednesday, December 8,2010
Holiday Gift Guide

Enrique's favorite things

CityBeat's sassy columnist hits the stores

 
 
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