Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Still looking for a last minute gift? Consider something from this list of the best children's books of 2012 from James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Foundation.
Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation Maurice Sendak once said that one of the best things about being a maker of children’s books was that his audience kept being born. It’s true, of course: The great books from years past are brand new to today’s children and teens. But let’s take a moment at year’s end to recognize the books being published now for our young people. Here’s a quick roundup of a dozen highlights of 2012. (For more, visit ReadKiddoRead.com and check out our reviews.) Great Illustrated Books (Ages 2-5) Llama Llama Time to Share By Anna Dewdney For ages 2-5 When the doorbell rings, Mama Llama welcomes the neighbors – the Gnus. While Mama and Nelly have tea, their two toddlers are left with a boxful of toys to play with …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Animals are cherished all year long as important family members — here you'll find suggestions for thoughtful yet practical holiday presents for them and/or for people who adore their own.
During the holiday season it's more important than ever to try to get as much as you can, out of every gift you buy. This includes the gifts you get for your own precious pooches, fantastic felines, and all the others you hold dear, whether they may be feathered, finned, or furry. If you don't have pets of your own, you most definitely know of someone who holds at least one close to his or her heart. The following is a guide to help you make sure the pet gifts you buy this year will not only be greatly appreciated, but will also be well-worth purchasing. "I think that our customers think of their pets as family members and are doing whatever they can to spoil them, just like their human family members (especially the children)!" said Amy …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
If so, how is it decided?
It's hard to avoid the lure of shopping this time of year. Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the gobs of circulars going around, how do you keep your spending in check? Or do you not worry about it? Let us know in the comments.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Start planning your Black Friday shopping now.
Technology has changed the Thanksgiving tradition of flipping through the Black Friday newspaper circulars -- now you can look at them, in advance, on-line. Here are just a handful of the circulars that have been released already with deals that you find online today (if you'd like to shop on Turkey Day). Walmart Target Michaels AC Moore Kohls Best Buy Toys R Us Sports Authority Modells Dick’s Sporting Goods Macys This list is just a sampling of the many online circulars and specials. To search for more, check out these sites for Black Friday sales or check each individual business: The Black Friday BF Ads
Monday, October 22, 2012
Lord's just finished remodeling and expanding the toy department, just in time for holiday shopping.
After many long days and late hours at Lord's, Nancy Kelly-Lavin, her brother Tom Kelly, and their team have just completed a remodeling and expansion project for the "Toyland" area at Lord's. Raschel Gray, Kelly-Lavin's mentor and friend who was a hugely successful retailer herself, had a vision of changing up the toy area at Lord's so the products could be seen from Main Street and were move visible inside the store. Gray, having come from a merchandising background and as the owner of the former "Raschel's," brought this idea to Kelly-Lavin. With the help of Medfield resident and carpenter, Eric Ludwig, whom Gray said is "brilliant at what he does," they made great changes to this part of the store. Kelly-Lavin is thrilled with the …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Mom? Dad? The person who has everything? Let us know in our poll below!
You've known these people for years, if not your entire life. Yet sometimes, you just don't know what they'd like. And if they do like whatever you're thinking of buying them, maybe they already have it. For me, my grandmothers are the hardest to buy for. I know neither one of them wants "more stuff." And since I have a demanding job and one of my grandmothers lives on Martha's Vineyard, it makes it hard to treat them to lunch or a movie. So Medfield, we want to know ... Today's question: Who in your life is hard to buy for?
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Columnist provides guide to holiday shopping.
Helmet? Check. Shoulder pads? Check. Rib pads? Check. Athletic supporter? Check. No, I'm not playing football in the high school Super Bowls this weekend or as quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts against our New England Patriots Sunday. Instead, I'm getting ready for a contact-sport much more physical than anything ever seen on the gridiron ... Christmas shopping. This column isn't really for those who are adept at shopping and navigating the perils of the mall. I'm extremely jealous of those people. I wish they would take me with them to do my holiday shopping. I'd even pay a fee. I went to a certain store the other day with a holiday wreath in its logo, and they have a bargain theme to their commercials. My brother-in-law calls it the…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Black Friday can be intimidating, but here’s a strategy to make the best of it: Start with a list, search for coupons, start with your most expensive items from the list and locate your deals before venturing out.
1. Coupon Mountain Deal Time: All the time Where to Find It: http://www.couponmountain.com Coupon Codes, Promo Codes, and Free Online Coupons – you can print out coupons to take with you on Black Friday, or use them to stay home and shop online in your PJs. There’s a 40 percent off coupon to Justice good for the entire holiday season. The local stores will accept this online code for in store purchases. There are also printable coupons for Kohl’s, Dell, Amazon, and more! You don’t even have to enter a code at checkout for online shopping. You can click through from the coupon to get your instant savings. Look out for some amazing Target.com deals from CouponMountain.com too! 2. BFads.net Deal Time: Now through Black Friday Where to Find …