Books, cookbooks, CDs, box sets, classic movies and more for Christmas giving.

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All available at major retailers, except where noted.

“L” is for local; “E” is for eco-friendly. 


Cinerama gift card

Treat your favorite film fan to one of the top movie-going experiences in town with a gift card to the newly renovated theater. Assigned seats, tons of legroom and the best snack bar in town add to the cinematic experience. Any amount at the Cinerama box office L

Inside Out

Pixar’s box-office smash is a family favorite, focusing on the internal life of an 11-year-old girl, and beautifully illustrating how it feels to grow up. With commentary, deleted scenes and bonus features. $40, Blue-ray/DVD combo with digital copy

Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy

If your Marty McFly fan recently celebrated Back to the Future Day, they’ll love this collection of all three movies, plus deleted scenes, bonus features and commentaries. $40, DVD; $50, Blu-ray

X-Files: The Collector’s Set

All nine seasons of the spooky and cerebral hit show are available for the first time on Blu-ray. The high-definition set also includes more than 23 hours of exclusive special features. $300, available Dec. 8


David Bowie “Five Years 1969–1973” Box Set

Every official release from Bowie’s breakout years is included on 12 CDs or 13 LPs, including tracks that have never appeared on CD and new remasters. A collectible book with rare photos and other extras fill out the set. $150, CD; $250, vinyl

Adele “25”

The soulful singer returns with her first album since 2011’s smash “21.” The first single, “Hello,” has already charted at No. 1 around the world, with more hits sure to follow. $10

Train “Christmas in Tahoe”

The roots-rock band’s first holiday album includes new originals, Christmas classics and less-known holiday songs, such as the first single, “Merry Christmas Everybody,” originally recorded by British band Slade. $12 at

Bikini Kill “Revolution Girl Style Now” reissue

Founding Riot Grrrl band Bikini Kill’s original demo has been reissued, with three additional tracks added to the groundbreaking set of songs recorded in Olympia in 1991. Give it with Carrie Brownstein’s new memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl” for the ultimate Riot Grrrl gift set. $10 CD; $15 vinyl at L

Mark Lanegan “One Way Street” Vinyl Box Set

This set from Sub Pop includes all five of the former Screaming Trees frontman’s solo albums — all of which have been out of print or never released on vinyl. $90 at L



Theo Chocolate: Recipes & Sweet Secrets from Seattle’s Favorite Chocolate Maker

Learn the origins of the city’s top chocolate maker and drool over 75 recipes, complete with full-color photography. $25 L

Sea & Smoke: Flavors from the Untamed Pacific Northwest

The Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel writes a love letter to Lummi Island in this cookbook/travelogue. The restaurant’s rise to fame is chronicled by journalist Joe Ray, who spent a year on the island, adding to the depth of understanding of the region’s cuisine and character. $40 L

Higher: 100 Years of Boeing Deluxe Edition 

Celebrate the local aerospace company’s 2016 centennial with this beautiful and fascinating history of the company, featuring insider stories and rare photographs. The deluxe edition, only available at the Boeing Store, includes 64 extra pages of photographs and a special dust jacket and slipcase. $49 at The Boeing Store (Seattle, Renton, Everett) and L

Things I Want to Punch in the Face

Seattle writer Jennifer Worick has released a revised edition of her hysterical diatribes on modern annoyances. New targets include cold-pressed coffee, mixologists and #blessed. $12 at L

Lonely Planet’s Wild World

Your favorite traveler will bask in this gorgeous coffee-table book filled with full-page photographs of the world’s most untouched corners. $40 at