Saturday, December 22, 2012
It's 72 hours til Christmas morning. Are you done? If not, where locally do you plan to go for last-minute gifts?
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- Chris Helms
Saturday, December 22, 2012
If you celebrate Christmas and still have shopping to do, this is crunch time. Just three days left until Christmas morning. Retailers are happy this year because of the way the calendar falls. It provides an extra full day of shopping versus last year, when Christmas Eve fell on a Saturday. So tell us, North Shore. Are you done shopping? If not, where will you be going this weekend and Monday? Here are links to stories Patch has done about go-to-places in our towns and cities for last minute Christmas shopping: Tell us about your favorite local businesses for last-minute gifts.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts, Marblehead!
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear from you about, Marblehead! Do you set spending …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tips for getting the presents they want without having to hoof it from Marblehead to the North Pole.
Santa’s awesome, but he doesn’t always deliver the hottest toys of the season on demand to Marblehead, no matter how nicely we ask. If the kids – or wannabe kids – in your life happen to have their hearts set on presents that are hard to come by, it can be torturous running from store to store only to find what they really want just isn’t available. Whether your little girl has her sights on the latest Lalaloopsy, your son wants a Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister or that “big baby” in your life is yearning for a copy of Halo 4, here are some ideas on how to track down what’s in demand without putting miles and miles on your vehicle in the process: Tips for Shopping in Town If you hate ordering online and love the gratification of being …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Find out what’s in before you head out to take advantage of Black Friday savings.
Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, we’ve put together a few suggestions. Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some of the biggest toy retailers in the Marblehead area and beyond are saying: Toys ‘R’ Us This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include: To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online. Target This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include: To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online. Walmart This …