The content below is from a Denver Post story. I've heard about it a few times and it sounds like a great idea.
"Thought of stuffing stockings with a deck of dinner discounts? Then look no further than the dining deal from Denver's best independent restaurants.
For $50, you get $520 in dining deals. Each of the 52 cards is good for $10 gift certificates redeemable at members of the nonprofit DINR.
Top restaurants include Vesta Dipping Grill, Rioja, Mizuna, Mezcal, Black Pearl, Panzano, Il Posto, Table 5, Elway's Cherry Creek, Parallel 17, Racines, Olivea and The Avenue Grill.
The cards are valued from New Year's Day through New Year's Eve 2010, with the exception of Denver Restaurant Week in February. Proceeds go to support Denver's independent restaurants.
DINR's mission is to "support, encourage and promote independent restaurants and chefs, which are the soul, spirit and identity of Denver, through education and the formation of a restaurant network.""