Saturday, December 8, 2012
Macy's will stay open the 48 hours leading up to Christmas, the company announced Thursday.
As the holiday shopping season approaches crunch time, Macy's is banking on becoming a destination for last-minute gift givers. The company announced on Thursday that all stores, including the Macy's location in Saint Louis Galleria, will remain open for 48 consecutive hours in the days leading up to Christmas Eve. The store will stay open starting at 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. And as Kavita Kumar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported, the store will close for an hour before re-opening for normal business hours. Macy's will run special deals for Christmas gifts and other holidays presents, according to a company news release. The nonstop shopping event is guaranteed to draw ire from some local …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Find your inner Santa at The Refind Room’s Art & Gift Show Saturday, December 8 – Sunday, December 9th at 2525 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Local artisans will be selling everything from jewelry, knit ware, folk art, chocolate, and more! The Stone Spiral will also have available gift packages of coffee - great for teacher and office gifts.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk electronics and share their expertise this week.
It's the season of giving and chances are, you probably have some fancy technology to cross off your holiday shopping lists. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about Blue-ray players, iPads, smartphones and television sets, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local techie or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 29. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Natinoal Retail Federation released its annual holiday shopping forecast. Americans are shopping earlier than ever, the survey shows, which could lead to a 4.1 percent increase in national sales.
Accustomed to pinching pennies thanks to years of economic downturn, holiday shoppers this year will look for ways to cut corners, comparative shop online and even plan to travel less, if not at all, the National Retail Federation said in its annual shopping forecast for the Christmas season. On average, the NRF expects holiday consumers to spend $749.51 on holiday gifts, decor, greeting cards and more in 2012. That's more than the $740.57 shoppers actually spent in 2011. And before you think Patch is reporting on the holiday season, think again. According to the survey, nearly half of Americans say they've begun holiday shopping before Halloween—12.3 percent of those surveyed before September; 7 percent during September; and 22.1 percent…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Yes, it's still a little early to think about Christmas shopping. I understand. But it's coming up soon. And we all know that one person who is extremely hard to buy for. What do you do?
I will make no apology for this edition of our weekly "Conversation Starter." I'm selfishly motivated by the need for your help. And I don't care that Halloween is still three days away. Or that Christmas is still nearly two months off. We need all the time we can get. See, here's the problem: My father is in his early 70s; my father-in-law is in his early 80s. If anything, they're trying to get rid of things. What do you buy for the hard-to-buy-for? What do you do to make the Christmas merry for the folks who seem to have everything, don't need anything or who won't let themselves get pinned down? Here's another stumper for you: My son is 17. He's a drama kid, a singer, a World of Warcraft fanatic. He is every bit as hard to buy for as my…