Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Looking to buy one more gift or two to slip under the tree for the little ones? Needham shops offer lots of variety for kids of all ages.
Sure, you could buy the latest hot toy for your Needham tot, or go a different route and slip a few books under the tree this year. But if you're still looking for a few more items and are tired of battling the crowds at the mall, turn your attention back to Needham, where you find a variety of items for kids. 1. Pollywogs offers customized letter T-shirts. The boys T-shirt is navy blue and you can pick what letter of the alphabet you want on the shirt, which has baseballs on it. The girls T-shirt is hot pink and the letter is flowery looking. They are available for $32 and come in sizes ranging from 12 months to size 10. 2. Pollywogs also offers a very nice Red Sox hooded fleece jacket for $36. It is available size-wise from 0-24 months. …
Monday, December 19, 2011
A local blogger for Fast Company magazine talks about why people shop at Harvey's Hardware in Needham instead of going to the big box stores.
Here are some items you can buy right here in Needham.
We continue with our series of last-minute, local gift ideas, today focusing on the men in your life—your husband, boyfriend, father, grandfather, son or other guy who deserves something special this holiday season. 1. TAG pens are available at Taylor’s Stationary for $24.95 each. They come in several different colors and each one comes in a gift box. They’re available in ballpoint or rollerball and are refillable. 2. Garrett Graham, the owner of Needham Garden Center & Power Equipment, said that one of the best gifts he sees women buy for their husbands every year is snowblowers. Snowblowers have a wide range in pricing depending on the model, but they start around $360. Graham said that they make a great gift because if you've ever …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Consumers encouraged to spend dollars in Needham on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, November 11, 2011
By Devra Bailin, Town of Needham’s Economic Development Director This year’s Holiday Stroll and Blue Tree Lighting event, sponsored by the Needham Business Association on Saturday, Nov. 26, corresponds with the national Small Business Saturday event. The average consumer, according to the National Retail Federation, spends about $700 during the holiday season. By shifting 10 percent of those purchases from non-local businesses to independently owned private local businesses, we can have a profound impact on our local Needham economy because of the multiplier effect. Unlike a dollar spent at large chain stores or businesses outside Needham, half or more of each dollar spent at a local business stays in Needham. Spending even a small …