Did the little darlings arrive home from college with pillow cases, trash bags, and baskets brimming with dirty laundry? Maybe Santa (AKA "the man with the sack") should give them a sack of their very own -- in bright pink or non-committal neutrals. And if you act early enough, you can even get it monogrammed, so they don't bring home someone else's smelly clothes. (Reasonable fees apply for monogramming, which takes 2-3 weeks.)
Don't be lured into believing you should retreat to your cubicle or home office today. We have some fresh takes on "cyber" gifts here in our "bricks and mortar" store. Fingerless gloves for texting outdoors, USB hubs resembling robots or Legos, cute animal earbud cord wraps, plus a few items crafted from dissected computers. So before the slow pace of the internet today tempts you to dissect your own computer, stop in for a visit and a REAL live chat.
...and crowded and chaotic inside the malls and big box stores. Our customers always tell us how relieved they are to enter our civilized and friendly realm. We have selected a variety of small-ish merchandise for our new "Stuff-it!" wall, things that will fit into Christmas stockings, tie onto packages, or serve as Hanukkah gifts. Whimsy will guide our choices and, as usual, the display will change often! We hope to see you soon, far from the huddled masses...and yes, we have gingersnaps, so please don't try to eat the scented pencils.
matching iPhone and lipstick cases,
purse hanger, ring, and lots more
Recycled motherboards provide the base material for this eco-friendly, flame-free menorah. Each "candle" is actually a tiny LED light that comes with its own On/Off switch to allow you to light the candles independently. The included 9-volt battery provides the power, and the whole kit is packaged flat so it's easy to store and simple to mail. This is the perfect Hanukkah menorah to send to a college student or even to a computer-savvy senior in assisted living.
Local artist Amy Kozak talks with Niche magazine about her journey from the world of science to creating her own jewelry line. Check out Amy's jewelry and her adorable print bags at her website, Oblinaknit.
...but we think there should be. Take some time to pamper yourself in between those trips to the grocery store, post office, school, dry cleaners, garage, and airport. We are getting daily deliveries of fabulous earrings, soothing lotions and bath products, colorful scarves, and cozy coats. And if you need a little something to help 'justify' your visit, we still have a few Thanksgiving items left.
Deflect commentary about political parties, intense sports rivalries and "kids these days" with topics that you have selected by purchasing the appropriate TABLETOPICS conversation cube. Relax and enjoy your guests' responses to: "What's your best excuse when you're pulled over for speeding?" or "In your opinion, what are the seven wonders of the world?" or "What did your high school classmates write about you in your yearbook?"
You will probably learn more about your relatives and friends than you ever expected, maybe even more than you ever wanted to.
Be advised, if your cooking has turned out wonderfully, get your compliments first before bringing these out. We want you to get the praise you deserve before you distract everyone.
Oy vey! With Hanukkah starting at sundown on December 1st, you may still be eating leftover turkey and cranberries while you fry your latkes.
You know you can count on us for unique menorahs (don't forget the candles), sturdy dreidels, and a multitude of items suitable for your nights of gift-giving. For the grown-ups on your list, we have lovely jewelry from Israeli artisans, clocks, picture frames, and a stunning array of mezuzot. As always, our friendly staff is happy to offer suggestions. We don't want you to have to schlep to the mall, either!
Actually, the wine (or rather, the wine guy) starts talking at 6 p.m. tonight. Doug House from local favorite Cecile's Wine Cellar will be in our store hosting a wine-tasting and offering a special deal on their "Wine of the Month Club" until 8 p.m.
And yes, we will have a special temptation as well, a 20% storewide discount will apply during this festive, late evening event. So get your lists and menu-plans ready, and drop by!
Tired of forging their signatures? Buy your cards early this year and have your college kids sign them THEMSELVES while home for Thanksgiving break. We have a great assortment of boxed cards -- cute, traditional, eco-friendly, and local. And if you need some bribes (wind-up toys, animal pens, candy, etc.), we have plenty of those in stock.
Drop in today (Saturday the 13th) with your purple Artisans bag andget a 5% discount!
"All young animals are appealing but the lamb has been given an unfair share of charm," wrote James Herriot. And we agree. With the flock of blizzard babies now being born in our area, wouldn't it be lovely to surround them with sweet, soft, cuddly lambs? We offer blankets, toys, adorable jackets, and more from the Bearington Baby Collection. This family owned and operated business has won numerous awards, and their products are so reasonably priced, you won't feel fleeced.
The Made in Museum cube features 9 different images; unfold the cube to reveal them all. The approx. 3" cube comes with a descriptive illustrated storycard in full color as well as its own matching gift box, making for a sleek presentation. Many designs available to appeal to a wide range of people on your gift lists. Designed in Italy. $14
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Sidewalk Sale Reminder
Sipping, Shopping & Saving on Nov. 18
Symbols of Spirituality
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