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The Journal Gazette


Holiday shopping

Will unicorns remain hot trend, or will 2019 usher in next big obsession?

Looking back on this holiday shopping season, one thing has struck me clearly - it has been great to be a geek this year.

December 29, 2018 1:00 am

Retail stores already making shift to Valentine's Day

I suppose it was inevitable, to start seeing heart-shaped boxes of sweets in late December.

December 27, 2018 10:30 pm

You may want to reconsider buying after-Christmas "advance" gifts

Most years, when planning end-of-year expenses, I've not only had a Christmas shopping budget, but also an "After Christmas" shopping...

December 26, 2018 1:00 am

Shopping in store can present mobility challenges

Call me old-fashioned – I prefer to shop in stores rather than online.

December 23, 2018 1:00 am

Not done shopping? Gift cards abound

This post is for all the last-minute shoppers out there.

December 22, 2018 1:00 am

Shopping around can get you best price might be a formidable competitor when it comes to low pricing, but one purchase I’ve made this holiday season proves...

December 22, 2018 1:00 am

Shopping safety begins with online purchases

So, I hope that by now everyone is on the lookout for porch pirates – the bums who steal deliveries from people's porches....

December 21, 2018 1:00 am

Gift cards truly make the best last-minute presents

This post is for all the last-minute shoppers out there.

December 20, 2018 7:50 pm

Bypass obvious questions for better retail connections

I wouldn’t pull something from a shelf if I weren’t interested.

December 19, 2018 1:00 am

Consumer confidence boosts holiday spending budgets

A National Retail Federation survey found participants planned to spend more than $1,000 this holiday season, on...

December 16, 2018 1:00 am

Finding the perfect gift, just in time

The jubilation I recently felt at Barnes & Noble stemmed from a moment months ago, when my son flipped to the back cover of a...

December 15, 2018 3:50 pm

Gift receipts hit-or-miss at local retailers

Don't forget to ask for a gift receipt.

December 15, 2018 1:00 am

Avoid major pitfall of parking

When you’re done shopping, head back to your car and get the bags of items you purchased inside and everyone is buckled up, back up...

December 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Play kitchens, other household toys have stood test of time

Educational toys have always been popular with parents over the years. Having a component of learning during play can be an important...

December 9, 2018 1:00 am

Company provides big bows for big gifts

See if this sounds familiar: I'm with a group of people at someone's house. Maybe it's a holiday with family. Maybe it's friends...

December 8, 2018 4:50 pm