The Georgia Straight's holiday gift guide for 2012

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      Already overwhelmed by holiday gift shopping?

      The Georgia Straight's annual gift guide is here to help take the stress out of buying presents for all of the good girls and boys (and "kids" of other genders) on your list.

      MUSIC

      The good, the bad, and the ugly music of the 2012 holiday season

      The good, the bad, and the ugly music of the 2012 holiday season
      Not all Christmas music is God-awful, of course—just most of it.

      What to get for the music fans in your life

      What to get for the music fans in your life
      Santa himself would be more than proud to load the following gifts into his sleigh.

      BOOKS

      Georgia Straight critics review the year in books

      Georgia Straight critics review the year in books
      Our annual roundup of the books that mesmerized our regular reviewers over the year.

      FOOD

      Gift ideas for Vancouver cooks and food lovers

      Gift ideas for Vancouver cooks and food lovers
      Goodies aside, here are 10 gift ideas for the cooks in your life. The first one just might pay dividends for your own pantry next year…

      Modern Bartender has gifts for the amateur mixologist

      Modern Bartender has gifts for the amateur mixologist
      The new Gastown shop stocks everything an amateur mixologist could possibly need—except alcohol, that is.

      TRAVEL

      Gifts for the happy travellers in your life

      Gifts for the happy travellers in your life
      Here are some more practical gift ideas for the travellers in your life—both armchair and out-there varieties.

      HEALTH & WELLNESS

      Do your homework in advance of giving cash this holiday season

      Do your homework in advance of giving cash this holiday season
      With the holidays here, more and more people are choosing gifts that support charitable organizations as opposed to those that come from a store.

      Spoil your loved ones silly this Christmas with spa gift cards

      Spoil your loved ones silly this Christmas with spa gift cards
      Spa gift certificates say “You deserve to be pampered. I appreciate you. So take a load off and let me spoil you.”

      STYLE

      Wrap up retro jammies and indie iPhone cases

      Wrap up retro jammies and indie iPhone cases
      From seasonal scents to the best ugly Christmas sweaters, we've got presents for everyone on your list.

      TECHNOLOGY & GAMES

      Good gadgets for everyone on your holiday gift list

      Good gadgets for everyone on your holiday gift list
      Got electricity? We’ve got gift suggestions for photographers, readers, and even snowboarders who want to record the action.

      Gifts for game lovers on your list

      Gifts for game lovers on your list
      Stumped about what to get the gamer on your list? Here are some ideas.

      Sweet headphones perfect for gamers and everyone else on your list

      Sweet headphones perfect for gamers and everyone else on your list
      Headphones are as personal a choice as shoes.

      SPORTS

      Score points with your favourite sports fiend

      Score points with your favourite sports fiend
      From the ice to the slopes to sitting by the fire with a good book, opportunities abound for finding just the right present for both the elite athlete and the armchair quarterback on your list this year.

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