Sunday, December 16, 2012
Just for Me Murals offers original art for the home.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
There are 8 shopping days left until Christmas! Avoid the malls and big box stores. Through Sunday, Dec. 23, Patch will feature a gift idea each day that you could pick up right in the Caldwells. Day 5: Custom Family Name Canvas Decorative artist Alexis Carberry is taking holiday orders on her custom family name canvases. The locally-based artist of www.justformemurals.com offers the two designs pictured above in two sizes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-547-7370. Cost: Choose from an 18 x 24 for $99 or a 24 x 30 for $169. Plus: You can check out Carberry's portfolio online. Consultations and sketches are always free. Previously featured in the 2012 Local Gift Guide: Day 1: Historic Home Photos Day 2: iPhone 5 Cases Day 3: These …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Knitted items from Piquant in Caldwell.
There are 10 shopping days left until Christmas! Avoid the malls and big box stores. Through Sunday, Dec. 23, Patch will feature a gift idea each day that you could pick up right in the Caldwells. Day 3: Knit Scarves and Bracelets Scarves are still all the rage this season. Piquant, located above the Towne Landromat at 309 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell, has a wide selection at totally reasonable prices. Also, these knitted bracelets come in a rainbow of colors and make great stocking stuffers and gifts for girls who are exchanging with friends. Cost: Range from $5 to $8. Plus: Owner Carmen Pacifico, a local mom, has a background in fashion and stocks her shop with stylish yet practical women's clothing and accessories. Lots of great items …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A guide to the best gifts available right in Caldwell and West Caldwell launches this week on Caldwells Patch.
Christmas is just two weeks away! But you don't have to deal with crowded malls or big box stores to get your shopping done. Starting Wednesday, Caldwells Patch will feature a gift idea each day through Sunday, Dec. 23 to help you cross off everyone on your list. All the featured gifts will be available right in the Caldwells. Expect one-of-a-kind items as well as this year's must-haves. But the best gift you will be giving is helping to support the local economy. Before we get started, have a laugh with this list of the 12 Gifts You Should Never Give. Have you ever received any of these? Tell us where you like to shop locally in the comments.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. For grandparents, that number might be a little higher.
Here's the first thing you need to know about holiday shopping for grandparents: We just can't get enough pictures of our grandchildren. Whether they're printed on Kodak paper or popped in as wallpaper on our iPad screens, grandparents love, love, love looking at those precious faces. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking in the right direction: These are available on-line through sites like Snapfish.com, or you can order them when you take your digital images or film to Walgreen's, CVS, Rite Aid, or wherever you order prints. My personal favorite is a 4x6 album that fits into my purse. (Go ahead, ask me about my grandchildren.) Help the kids make a frame using a craft-store kit, or simple materials like heavy cardboard or Popsicle …