Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Not sure what to get your partner this year for the holidays? Here are some ideas.
There are only days left to shop before Christmas. Whether you are shopping for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, here are some gift ideas that are sure to please (check out the photos attached for a better look at the gifts): 1. Gone to the Oscars: The cookies and milk candle from Sweet Shoppe Candles was included in celebrity swag bags at the Oscars. You can purchase one of these Italian anise biscotti scented candles for $17.95 online. 2. Cynthia Rowley bag and wallet: The woman in your life will love to find this present under the tree. Pick up a Cynthia Rowley bag at Marshalls for $99.99. Want to go all out? Get her the wallet to match for $39.99. 3. Ski or snowboard: If the man in your life loves skiing and the outdoors, …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Melrose residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are just a…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Could you go cold turkey from commerce for 24 hours?
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday weekend sales, pre-Christmas sales - it’s enough to make you go crazy as a consumer. But one organization says they have a solution to help you retain your sanity—“Buy Nothing Day," encouraging consumers to instead buck the trends and stay home this Black Friday. AdBusters, a left-wing, anti-consumerist magazine best known for sparking the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, are no strangers to these kinds of campaigns. Their website also features guides to organized protests like a Credit Card Cut Up, Zombie Walk and Whirl-Mart. The group claims participants would join “millions of us in over 60 countries on November 23/24.” Readers, what do you think? Are you staying home this Black Friday, or …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Though others will shop at big-box stores, the mall and local businesses.
Last week, Melrose Patch asked you where you would be doing most of your holiday shopping. Between Saturday and Tuesday, 13 people took the poll. The results? What do you think of the results? Where will you do most of your holiday shopping this year? Continue the conversation in the comments section below.