Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look at the hot toys for tots this holiday season.
Every holiday season, the mailbox fills with the latest toy catalogs. Children peruse the pages as they scribble their lists, daydreaming about what they will find under the tree come Christmas morning. Parents pull out their pocketbooks, spending hard-earned cash as they anticipate the joy on those little faces. What will be the runaway favorites this year is always a guess, but here are some of the latest trends, mixed with tried-and-true perennial favorites. jChews Smartphone teether by Jellystone No tears for parents or babies. Babies love nothing more than to gum Mom and Dad’s cell phone, but now they’ll be too intrigued with their own smartphone to chew on. The Jellystone smartphone teether comes in seven funky colors and is BPA …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The movement's participants spend less on holiday gifts to give more; The Plant Church is sponsoring Mahwah events to urge locals to give back
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Pastors at Mahwah’s Plant Church are asking both members of their congregation and members of the community to consider the “Advent Conspiracy” this Christmas. “Basically, it’s asking people to spend less so they can give more,” Plant Pastor Rob Parker said. “You’re still going to buy gifts for your kids and your family, but we are asking people to buy less so they can use their time and money to give back.” The Advent Conspiracy is a multi-church movement with participating groups across the country. According to its website, it advocates participants spending less money during the Christmas season to limit the amount of stress, angst and debt Americans experience during the holidays. “Quick …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Where and when to go
All week long, Patch is prepping for the holidays -- Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. For the shopaholics among us, check the following door-buster deals happening at major retailers in and around Mahwah. Patch will continue to update the list throughout the week as more specials pop up. And, if you know of a Black Friday deal we missed, tell us in the comments and we'll add it to the list! Mahwah The Home Depot – According to Home Depot’s weekly ad, sales at the home improvement store start Monday, with deals on appliances and holiday décor available at homedepot.com. According to BlackFriday.com, the retailer has been tight-lipped about its in-store Black Friday sales. Ramsey Staples -- Staples.com is starting the…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
It's not even Halloween yet and some stores are already putting up Christmas decorations. Is it too soon to deck the halls or are you ready for the 2012 Holiday Season to begin?
It's an annual question for merchants and shoppers: How soon is too soon to deck the malls and shopping centers for the Christmas holiday season? Some stores have already begun the process. Christmas music, decorations and layaway ads can already been seen in the shopping aisle at local stores. Halloween decorations still dominate, but signs of Christmas are already creeping in. So what do you think? When is too early for the Christmas shopping season to begin? Do the decorations and Christmas ads entice you to buy early or make you grit your teeth and wish for more time before the holiday rush begins?