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Mind Games: 10 Gifts to Boost Their Brains!

We wanted to put together a list of toys that would make great additions under the tree not just because they’re fun but because kids will learn new skills from them without even knowing it. So we asked Melissa Bangash, Director of West Side Nursery School in Ridgewood, NJ. to give us her top 10 favorite “mind […]

35+ Fabulous Gifts…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 all donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving (or receiving them!) 1. A […]

20+ Gift Ideas Beyond Toys: Experiences, Day Trips and More!

Do they really need more toys? If the answer is “no,” then it’s time to think outside the box. Consider giving them an unforgettable experience instead. Below are gifts from $10 to $950! See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails. 1. Get Tickets to a Show. Get them tickets for a show in the spring—gives you […]

The Best Hostess Gift I Ever Received

I once had a guest spill a glass of red wine all over my white couch. No matter how I insisted it was o.k., he felt terrible. The next day he showed up with Wine Away Stain Remover. (and a lovely bottle of red.) Just to humor him, I tried it although I really did believe […]

10 Tips for a Stress-Free Gift Giving Season!

The holidays are upon me, and while deep down I know there is time, my heart is starting to race. Anxiety is setting in. Friends who are “done with their shopping” and Christmas cards already arriving are stressing me out. However! There is a however! I am determined to enjoy the holidays as much as I can, and […]

Make Money for Charities While You Shop

One of the easiest ways to make money for your favorite charity or your child’s school is to shop through Amazon Smile. It’s is a simple, automatic and no cost to you.You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support! Simply sign up one time smile.amazon.com and then Amazon will donate a portion (around 0.5%) of the purchase price  […]

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 […]

Stocking Stuffers that Feel Good to Give and Receive

Cool Tattoos, $5. Do something very simple and inexpensive to help end the water crisis: stuff a tattoo in your stockings. 80% of the sale of each set of tattoos helps fund clean water. charity water.org   Holiday Ornaments, 2.99 and up Choose one of many unique Chrsitmas ornaments–from star to elephants–at Ten Thousand Villages. One of my favorites was […]

Our Tips Staff Shares Their Wish Lists

Do you need a few ideas for presents? Check out our TipsFromTown editor's and tipster's picks. Some are extravagant and others are reasonable. There is something in every budget!

Gifts $100 and Under That Give Back

For every pair of eyeglasses that you buy through Warby Parker, the company not only gives a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need, they also train men and women in developing countries how to give give basic eye exams to people in their communities.

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