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No More Blue Amazon Bags: Where to Buy Gifts Wrapped in Paper

I have been searching for places to buy gifts online that actually gift wrap. Remember when department stores used to wrap gifts with shiny paper and festive frills and bows? Part of the thrill of Christmas for me has always been wrapping gifts and opening beautifully wrapped gifts. The blue Amazon bags are hideous. Department stores charge you $5 for a box. I discovered that Mark & […]

RHS Girls’ Basketball Fundraiser

Also Read: The RHS New Players Present… Shop Lynch Creek Farm and support RHS Girls’ Basketball. 15% of your purchase price will go to the team! They are offering a festive assortment of wreaths, small tree, garland and centerpieces made from fresh noble fir, cedar, and pine for the holidays. Ends Dec 12.  Click here for more info and to order. […]

Our Picks: 15+ Tech Gifts Anyone Would Love

I am not a techy person (I was still using a flip phone long after I should have been) but this year, there are several tech gifts that have me pretty excited for giving. And I wouldn’t mind if Santa left a few of them under my tree for me too. Here’s the list: 1. […]

Starbucks is Giving Free Coffee to Health Care Workers This Month

Kudos to Starbucks for giving back! To recognize the significant efforts of the front-line responder and health care community during the Covid pandemic, Starbucks announced today that it will offer a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to front-line responders at participating Starbucks stores throughout the month of December to show appreciation for those […]

35+ Fabulous Gifts–From $5 to $500-That Give Back!

Every year, I put together a list of companies that give back. With all the spending that goes on in December, why not spend in places where you’re spreading a little good too. These companies donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving (or receiving them!) • • […]

Our Picks: The New Ultimate Twister

Also Read: 25+ Favorite, Must-Have Family Games Twister Ultimate I have loved Twister since I was 10 and remember playing it at sleepovers. Now, I have kids and they love it too. But as they have grown and their limbs have gotten longer, we just don’t fit on the mat anymore. As I was shopping this week, I […]

Shop ‘Til You Drop Thru Saturday at the Royal Boutique!

Thursday, November 14 to Saturday, November 16 Here’s your chance to get ahead  on your holiday shopping in November! Shop at Oak Knoll’s Annual Royal Boutique, which takes place November 14-16. You’ll be WOWED by over 50 exclusive vendors offering everything from clothing to toys! Shop for men’s, women’s, children’s, and babies’ clothing; popular toys and games, unique and elegant jewelry; […]

Share Your Event or Fundraiser with Our Tips Readers

Have a fundraiser or charity event you’d like to share? Here’s how it works: 1. Email a short description of your event and send a photo. Keep it short and sweet (no more than 500 words) send it to heatherzachariah@tipsfromtown.com If you’re feeling tongue-tied? Send your email to us with subject line “Write My Post.” 2. Pay for your […]

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