Christmas Shopping

NYC's best holiday market Winter Village in Bryant Park is back!

Fall never seems to last long enough in New York City, but that just means we get to the winter fun faster. Among the many delights of the holiday season, there’s nothing quite as magical as the Winter Village in Bryant Park, and it’s back starting Saturday, Oct. 27. Now in its 17th...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 1:04pm

Best, unique Christmas, holiday gifts for Eagles fans

The Eagles are in first place and are real candidates to make it to the Super Bowl.  Finally, it's a safe time to invest in Eagles gear. The team is not only good now, but will be good for years to come (as they've recently extended Alshon Jeffery, among other important long-looking...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 7:48pm

How to avoid the biggest scams this Christmas

‘Tis the season to be taken advantage of.Between November and December 2016, Americans will spend approximately $800 billion, the National Retail Federation predicts.Add to that tens of billions of dollars lost on scams: E-cards loaded with malware, phony charities, credit card skimmers — and even...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

Single and Swiping: What to do if you don’t like your gift

Choosing that perfect holiday gift for someone you’re newly dating — whether you’re exclusive or not — isn’t easy. Perhaps you’ve put a lot of thought into what you’re giving your sweetie and are really excited to exchange presents.So what happens if you open up your gift … and don’t like it?Right...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

11 ugly Christmas sweaters every 'Stranger Things' fan needs

Want to celebrate Christmas this year in the Upside Down?Take your holiday celebrations to the next level with inspiration from Netflix's smash hit television show "Stranger Things." Deck the walls with Winona Ryder's Christmas light Ouija Board, skip the cookies and serve Santa a plate of frozen...

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 10:12pm

The best gifts from Toyland: Santa steps up her game

1. Cute and comfy pajamas are the best.Skylar Luna jams are made from Turkish organic cotton. $39, skylarluna.com2. The most advanced wooden toy you’ve ever seen.Primo Toys’ “Cubetto” teaches your wee ones to code before they can even read. $225, primotoys.com3. That’s one cool bird.Flavia Flamingo...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:28pm

Your guide to giving the (guilt) gift

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

11 awesome Boston-based gifts they're sure to love

NAP GAME STRONGCALHOUN & CO., Good at Naps blanket, $118, Olives & Grace, 623 Tremont St., Boston, olivesandgrace.comWELL TRAVELEDARTEMIS & CO dopp kit, $148, 119 Braintree St., Studio 517 Allston, artemisdesignco.comCREATURES OF HABITATMAMBO Green ceramic ant, $180, December Thieves,...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

The top 10 toys of Christmas 2016

The one person you do not want to disappoint during the holidays is the littlest one in your life. But they can also be the easiest to please. To avoid potential tears, temper tantrums and looks of that call you a failure, we hit up the experts at Toys "R" Us. SpokeswomanCandace Disler helps us win...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

Amazon email scam targets personal information

Another Amazon-related scam is targeting holiday shoppers this season.Fraudsters are using email to extract personal information from customers of the online retailer, according to reports.The email states that a recent order cannot to be shipped due to a processing issue, according to Fox News...

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:12pm

PHOTOS: The most popular Christmas gifts from the last 40 years

The holiday shopping rush is in full swing, parents heading to toy stores might notice things look different than their childhoods.Gifts like tablets, smartphones, e-readers, remote-controlled drones and video games top the Christmas wishlist for today's kids. But just 20 years ago, the babes in...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 9:54pm

This is how much the '12 Days of Christmas' gifts would cost you

Add two turtle doves, 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming to the list of Christmas gifts that went up in price this year.Anyone planning on purchasing all 364 gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol for their sweetie can expect to pay more this year, according to the Christmas Price...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:03pm

15 holiday hostess gifts that are sure get you invited back

1. A sparkling vessel for snacks and ringsJess Panza “Coquille” bowls, $75 each, abchome.com2. Home is where all the wine isBottle House wine stopper, $8 each, areaware.com3. Keeps a whole bottle of Rose ice cold for up to 25 hoursWaterman Canteen, $29.95, corckcicle.com4. Five times as niceFive...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:30pm

10 Christmas decorations for the Trump supporter in your life

The Trumpkins are gone, and terse Thanksgiving dinner discussionshave been cast aside. But crafty folk are still capitalizing on President-elect Donald Trump's 'yuge brand.Whether you need a gag gift for left-leaning friends, or want to deck your halls with the 45thpresident's visage, these holiday...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:15pm

Rittenhouse Row's Holiday Fashion Crawl Returns

December is closing in and what's that mean? Holiday shopping. The Rittenhouse Row's annual Holiday Fashion Crawl will come back into play on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12 to 3 p.m. Rittenhouse Row is an annual roving event that highlights the best festive fashion and Christmas cocktails in Rittenhouse...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:01pm

Avoid the Amazon gift card scam this shopping season

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and with that comes an increase risk for scammers.Fraudsters are using Amazon gift cards to steal money from shoppers, according to NJ.com, and the scammed are not finding relief from the retail giant. Nick Gladis of New Jersey bought a drone as a birthday gift...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:38am

#SmallBusinessSaturday is more than just a hashtag

In between Black Friday madness and Cyber Monday’s online finds is Small Business Saturday.Created in 2010 and originally sponsored by American Express, Small Business Saturday urges holiday shoppers to support their small brick-and-mortar local businesses.According to AmEx, 95 million people...

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 9:24pm

18 wacky candy cane flavors you need to try this holiday season

It's official: Thanksgiving is over! Bring on the Christmas music, decorations, movies, and, of course, candy.Candy canes – the crooked-top suckers long associated with Christmas – have come far from their traditional peppermint-flavored beginnings. Some flavors, like chocolate mint, are a step in...

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 9:24pm

Holiday shoppers beware: Hazardous toys may still be for sale online

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching, and a Massachusetts consumer watchdog group has a warning to anyone in the market for a gift for a child: Toys that have been recalled for a variety of reasons by their manufacturers may still be for sale online.The 31st annual “Trouble in Toyland”...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 2:44am

Where to get the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday shopping can be chaotic, sometimes violent and occasionally disappointing. For shoppers who want to spend less time browsing the racks and more time getting great deals, a new report has named the best stores to do just that.WalletHub, a personal finance website, crunched the numbers...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:05pm