More than 100 exhibitors from around the world are participating in Chicago’s annual toy and game expo this weekend.
You might want to check some of those Christmas presents before it’s too late.
The Evanston Salvation Army need a storefront to wrap gifts, assemble baskets and serve its clients.
Parents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.
What do you get the guy or gal whose birthday you’re attending that you barely know? A gift card? Too aunt-y. Socks? What are you, a creep? What you need is a trinket, my dear — holiday tchotchkes, everyday baubles, and birthday bric-a-brac. The following are some of Chicago’s fine purveyors of them.
Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue is the place to shop ‘til you drop. From high-end boutiques to funky fashion hotspots, there’s a shop to satisfy everyone. Even kids will find a shop or two that meets their wildest shopping dreams. Here are my top seven picks for fun and kid-friendly shops on the Magnificent Mile.
If gift cards are burning a whole in your kid’s pockets, there’s no shortage of after Christmas sales to choose from. Spend that hard earned Christmas cash, gift cards or store credit wisely. Stores are boasting big savings for the new year. According to Google, ecommerce sales from December 26-January 15th in 2011 were higher than they were on Black Friday.
Some toys imported from China won’t make it under Chicago area Christmas trees, after Customs and Border Patrol officers found they were full of lead and other toxic chemicals.
It’s that time of the year again, early birds! Grab a cup of coffee, set the alarm and make a list. This year, you might not even need to go to bed at all. With many retailers staying open on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever. Some retailers are offering deals starting Thursday evening or even earlier online.
If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head north to Andersonville: “A quaint village in the heart of a world class city.” Andersonville was founded by Swedish immigrants and remains a thriving Swedish community with plenty to offer families that visit or choose to make it their home.
The head of a Far South Side church missed the deadline for Toys for Tots. But needy kids will get Christmas presents this afternoon.
A pastor in the West Pullman neighborhood who usually provides Christmas toys to hundreds of needy children says he missed a deadline this year – and because of that, he says the toy chest is bare.
Fisher-Price has announced the largest toy recall of the year, just in time for the holiday shopping season. A total of 46 different toys are on the list – about 10 million items in all.
For children in Chicago, there are more than a few toy stores in town that make a big impression.
CBS 2′s Mary Kay Kleist has a peek at the Toys R Us list of the hottest toys of 2010.