2015 Holiday Gift Guide


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Black Friday is out and Cyber Monday is in, offering a plethora of deals you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own computer.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/19/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/greenhouse_112915giftguide-2_business.jpg Home design books to gift

From the family functional to bohemian best, books to delight the remodeler on your list.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/10/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/giftguidedistillery.jpg Gifts made with love from New England

Locally sourced gifts that will warm the heart and the spirits.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/DWE6423K_K1AA.jpg Gifts for DIY-ers

From safety glasses to orbital sanders, Rob Robillard’s gift ideas for the handy person in your life.

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Gifts new and longtime homeowners would appreciate.


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Get ahead on holiday shopping (and winter styling) with standout basics.

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From a fuzzy automatic mop that rolls around the house to headphones that would rock the house, we have fun gadgets for your holiday shopping list.

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Services such as housecleaning or snow removal can be helpful for those who don’t need any more stuff.

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Pineapple: The fruit you always imagine will taste better than it does. Still, for all its shortcomings, it remains a favorite symbol of welcome and hospitality.

Holiday Entertaining

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Spread the smiles with these tokens of your affection, from adorable to delicious.

The best books of 2015

The top books in fiction, nonfiction, children, young adult, mystery, and sports.

Music gift guide

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A look at some music-related tomes that would make good gifts, including “Boys in the Trees” by Carly Simon.

Music gift guide

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A look at a few of the boxes vying for your holiday dollars including collections from Bruce Springsteen and Neko Case.

Music gift guide

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/GettyImages-452902788XX.jpg Live performances and more on DVD

A look at a few of the music DVDs avaialable this season, including The Beatles “1+,” Katy Perry’s ‘The Prismatic World Tour Live,”and Rush’s “R40: Live.”

Music gift guide

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/20/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/27giftguide3.jpg Music reissues

Classic albums reissues this holiday season include Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk.”

Music gift guide

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A look at some of the new holiday albums for 2015, including Brian Setzer and India.Arie.

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Here are top releases on disc this holiday season.

2015: The year in arts

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/24/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/artsforweb-5064.jpg The year in arts and movies

Boston Globe critics look back on 2015.


Chill 2015

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/05/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/snow%20cover2%20-%208.2.jpg Make this the mother of all winters

Grab your skis, snowboard, fat bike, climbing gear — and appetite — and head for the hills.