christmas gifts

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!) • • […]

Is Your American Girl Doll Breaking the Bank?

If you feel like your American Girl dolls are putting you in the poor house, you might want to shop around for less expensive options. There are deals to be had! Over the last few years, I’ve stocked my daughter’s stash with clothing and accessories from Target, Michael’s and my favorite, Etsy. I have found unique […]

Fitness Gifts for Dad

I've got some great gift ideas for the fitness fanatic Father in your life.

7 Tips for the Gift-Giving Season

Our staff sat down and put some ideas together to help take the stress out of the gift-giving and buying season for your family and to keep you organized! 1. Make a Budget. If you don’t, you’ll probably overspend…and have remorse come January! 2. Have Your Kids Limit Their Gifts to 2-3 Ideas. It helps reinforce what […]

A Few of Our Favorite Toys

Spherovelo Ride-On by Early Rider Check out this unique, award-winning, ride-on toy for children ages 12-24 month olds. Winner of the Red Dot Product Design Award 2013, Junior Design Award for Best Toy 2013. Seat height: 7″, Handle bar height: 11″. Made in UK. $120. Available at Fat Brain Toys. Magna-Tiles We bought our set 10 years ago when […]

Tammy’s Holiday Wishlist

Hey Santa, here is my wish list this year.

Westfield’s Annual Tree Lighting

Don’t Miss the Annual Tree Lighting with Santa & Mrs. Claus Sunday, November 27, 5:30pm North Ave. W. Train Station Come See Westfield in Lights for Train Rides, Carriage Rides, Photos with Frosty and more! Warm Up With One of Our Favorite Chili Recipes. Can’t bake? Fake it. Buy One of These As-Good-As Homemade Pies. Check Out These Westfield […]

The 25 Hottest Toys of 2016

Your mind might be on back-to-school and the only holiday on your radar might be Halloween, but consumer experts are already concentrating on upcoming holiday trends. Walmart has released a list of the 25 hottest toys for this holiday season, based on feedback from hundreds of kids. Kids were given the chance to play with some of the year’s […]

Turn Your Child’s Artwork into a Wearable Keepsake

Artists Yasemin Erdin Tavukçu & Özgür Karavit had an idea. They wanted to turn their daughter’s artwork into a keepsake and so TasarimTakarim was born. “By turning the children’s art into jewelry, we aimed to show the children that their art is precious and unique.” From your child’s drawing, Özgür, an artist and sculptor, is able to create a 3 […]

10 Gifts Under $50 That Feel Good to Give…and Receive

Ok, I’ll be honest. I still get excited like a kid on Christmas morning to open gifts…including gifts for me! Everyone in my family thinks about others during this season and we all make an effort to give to those who have less, but we all enjoy giving and receiving gifts too. So, here are some great gifts that you […]


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