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, December 19, 2012
What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options in the area.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25. Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, increases with the speed of the service. The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (at any post office) Method Last day to ship First Class Mail Thursday, Dec. 20 Priority Mail Friday, Dec. 21 Express Mail Saturday, Dec. 22 FEDEX Method Last day to ship FedEx Express Saver Wednesday, Dec. 19 FedEx 2Day Thursday, Dec. 20 FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts!
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! Do you set spending limits on the …
Monday, December 12, 2011
The fourth installment of the Patch 2011 Holiday Gift Guide reminds you that he's looking for something spirited, classy or sporty this year. So check out our holiday gift guide for all the important guys in your life.
Not sure what to get your dad, brother or son this year? Don't worry, Patch has you covered. Check out our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Him that features Union County artisans and retailers with all your holiday gift needs. For the Wino For the Spirited For the Golfer For the Tailgater For the Sporty For the Handy Man For the Technology Crazed For the Classy Guy For a Little Bling For Fun
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The fifth installment of the Patch 2011 Holiday Gift Guide reminds you that the environmentally conscious would like gifts that inspire living green.
Ever wonder how to wrap that gift for the environmentally conscious? Well, this year you can do even better with gifts galore for those who like to live green. Among Union County artistans and retailers there are plenty of environmentally-friendly gifts you can buy for kids and adults alike. Happy shopping! Want some tips on how to buy green and reduce waste this holiday season? Check out this blog by the Summit Environmental Commission. Made of Recycled Materials For the Environmentally-Friendly Kid For the Organic Lover Eco-Friendly Food & Drink
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Score Black Friday deals right here in Union County.
If you're looking for the hottest Black Friday steals and deals, there's no need to get trampled on at the mall. You can fill all your Black Friday shopping needs in the local shops and chain stores around Union County. The following is a round-up of just some of the sales you'll find this Friday. Early Birds can hit downtown Westfield at 5:00am when Victoria's Secret opens its doors with free totes of goodies to shoppers who spend over $65! The Gap kicks off Black Friday at 6:00am with $19 doorbuster deals plus 20%, 40% and 60% storewide sales, which began earlier in the week. Save 20% storewide at The Children’s Place, beginning 6:00am. Lord & Taylor offers deep discounts and doorbuster deals to 5:00am shoppers. Castle Bootery continues …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tell us where you found the best deals.
Looking for some great gifts you can buy locally? Stay with Patch all this week to talk about your finds and get the latest on local deals. Use this live chat to talk about your great local finds, ask for and provide gift suggestions and find out about local deals near you. If you missed Saturday's Park on Patch event in Westfield, we will be hosting another one in Summit on Dec. 10. Have fun and happy shopping!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The second installment of the Patch 2011 Holiday Gift Guide reminds you that the holidays are not complete without great food. What better way to thank the foodies in your life than with these unique gifts from Union County shops.
Looking for something special for the foodies in your life or a gift for the host/hostess of your Thanksgiving dinner? You can count on the Patch 2011 Holiday Gift Guide to direct you to the Union County artisans and retailers to find gifts that will make the season bright. Gifts to Eat Gifts to Drink Gifts for the Table Gifts for the Prep Work Gifts for Fun If all else fails, gift certificates to your favorite restaurants are always a good option! If you want to share your finds, feel free to upload them to this article and join our live chat about local holiday shopping here now through Black Friday.