A collection of stories, events and information to help you through the 2012 holiday season.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Forget the toys. Get something to get their imagination going.
What do you buy for someone who has every digital toy?
Sunday, November 18, 2012
In this increasingly digitalized world, we can’t go anywhere without packing the chargers, the battery packs, the DVDs and the game systems. But what about gifts for folks who don't need any more digital toys? Patch is here to help.
In this increasingly digitalized world, we can’t go anywhere without packing the chargers, the battery packs, the DVDs and the game systems. But what happens when the power goes out? How do we escape from it all? Yes, there truly is life and entertainment outside of the electrically-charged world. Here are a few gift ideas to help friends and family unplug and recharge. Books Check out the closest local bookstore, Target, or Walmart for the newest bestsellers or tried-and-true classics. Bookstores’ shelves are stocked with adventures waiting beyond the front cover. Have a traveler in your posse? Check out the travelogues. So your mother-in-law is hooked on reality TV shows? You’ll find plenty of drama in the fiction section. Nothing beats …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Every holiday season, the mailbox fills with the latest toy catalogs. But what to get the kids in your life? Patch is here to help.
Every holiday season, the mailbox fills with the latest toy catalogs. Children peruse the pages as they scribble their lists, daydreaming about what they will find under the tree come Christmas morning. Parents pull out their pocketbooks, spending hard-earned cash as they anticipate the joy on those little faces. What will be the runaway favorites this year is always a guess, but here are some of the latest trends, mixed with tried-and-true perennial favorites. Many of these toys can be found at Richfield's Walgreens and Target. If you hop the border into Bloomington, Walmart is also a great place to look. jChews Smartphone teether by Jellystone No tears for parents or babies. Babies love nothing more than to gum Mom and Dad’s cell phone, …
Techies will love the almost unlimited options available this holiday season. With so much to choose from, Patch is here to help.
Techies will love the almost unlimited options available this holiday season. From affordable tablets to the newest cell phones, there is sure to be winner on this year’s list of the hottest in all things techie. Small tablets are becoming a major selling point as consumers look for options packed in smaller packages. Apple has dominated the larger tablet industry with its iPad, and the iPad 4 will be released Nov. 2 with a starting price of $499. But competition is heating up in the smaller tablet market, with four worthy competitors vying for market share. Gaming systems are continually being updated and reconfigured. If there’s a gamer on your list, maybe a new system is high on their list. eReaders are turning paperback enthusiasts …
As you look over the list of gifts you need this holiday season, an unsettling feeling starts. How will I pay for all these gifts? How about homemade gifts?
As you look over the list of gifts you need this holiday season, an unsettling feeling starts. How will I pay for all these gifts? Gift-giving is meant to be a time for sharing how much you appreciate others, but rising prices and tight budgets take the feel-good vibes right out of gift-giving traditions. This year, take the money stress out of the holidays by turning to homemade gifts. Homemade gifts are a great way to show you appreciate someone while also adding a personal touch. Gifts don’t need to be expensive to be special. Get the family involved in the fun and you will be creating memories while making unique gifts for those who mean the most in your life. Richfield Patch explores the homemade holidays in hopes that you will find …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Don't forget about Mom this year! Find the perfect gift for your mother without leaving Richfield and settle the argument, once and for all: you're Mom's favorite.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, and it's likely you haven't planned a luxurious and perfect day of bliss for your mommy dearest quite yet. No worries! Richfield Patch has you covered. There are plenty of great locations close by to get a great gift for your mom, without breaking the bank. For the Sentimental Mom If your mom counted the days until that Lifetouch school photo came home in your backpack, a portrait from Haines Photography is the perfect gift. Portraits of grandkids are also an ideal present for the grandma in your life. "A portrait is a great gift because it's something you can look at every day and be reminded of your loved ones," said David Haines of Haines Photography. "We live in such fast changing times and portraits are a …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Mother's Day is fast approaching, but just because you didn't plan ahead doesn't mean you can't beat your sister to the best gift.
Mother's Day is May 8. What are you getting for Mom? Don't know? Richfield Patch has five suggestions that will warm your mom's heart, not empty your pockets and keep you close to home. Make it Sentimental There's a better place for those precious family photos than random shoeboxes in your mom's closet. If you've got time between now and Mother's Day, put together a scrapbook of the best memories you've shared with Mom. Michael's at the Hub Shopping Center has everything from themed stickers to photo adhesive to the album itself. Just provide the pictures and your own brand of creativity. If you're running on a tighter schedule, consider taking one special photograph and designing your own frame. Even though you're not in kindergarten …