Saturday, December 22, 2012
If the holidays leave you with little time to shop for gifts, try these stores in the Back Bay for great last-minute gift ideas.
With all of the tree trimming, cookie baking and partygoing, there is so much to do during the holidays that it's easy to leave shopping for Christmas presents until the last minute. But by then, the malls and chain stores are usually chaotic and the mere thought of battling crowds is exhausting. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that can be bought locally and require little stress: Tell us: What are some of your own last-minute gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tablets, flip-screen laptops and smart TV devices are among the popular choices this year.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the electronic gadget-lover in your life? It can be challenging to keep up with the latest devices in the fast-changing world of technology. The nonprofit Business and Professional Microcomputer Users Group Inc. (BPMUG) is ready to help. At its recent monthly meeting the computer users group sponsored a demonstration by Staples Easy Tech Field Manager John Yearsley at which he presented a sampling of what’s new and improved in the world of technology. We've added a few of our own picks as well. LAPTOPS Lenovo Yoga or Lenovo Thinkpad Twist are new touch-screen laptops with flipscreens that twist and turn into tablets. The Apple MacBook Air is a new super-thin, super-light laptop. Apple’s other …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Here's a taste of what great gifts you can buy this holiday season right here in your own neighborhood.
Beacon Hill and Back Bay shoppers, here are some ideas for unique, locally made or sold gifts this holiday season. All items in the above photo gallery have been submitted by local retailers and can be purchased right here in downtown Boston, saving you time and hassle from leaving the neighborhood to shop for your friends and family, and supporting local businesses at the same time. If you have any other local gift ideas, please upload a photo with a short description, or leave a comment. Let's make this a resource for the entire neighborhood! ------ Retailers/businesses: If you'd like to be included, please upload a photo that contains this information in the caption: To upload, simply click the large green "Upload Photos/Videos" …