We just heard this great news: to make your holiday shopping a little easier, Wellesley and Natick are providing free parking in December. Parking in Natick is free 12/1-12/31 (2 hours) and in Wellesley from 12/12-1/12. Don’t forget, parking is always free in Wellesley in the rear lot.
Come in and we will be happy to recommend gifts for every age group. The tween range can be difficult, so here’s a game to make the 10+ crowd happy. Gubs, from Gamewright has won a plethora of awards in 2011 (Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products, National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award , Parents’ Choice Recommended, Tillywig Sterling Fun Award, and Play Advances Language (PAL) Award). The beautifully illustrated cards will excite the imagination of your older child, getting him or her to believe they are a small creature in a mystical woods. The object is to have the strongest colony of “free” and “safe” Gubs when the final card is played: the last letter to spell out “GUB”. The G, U, and B letter cards are shuffled throughout the deck and can show up at any unsuspecting time! It is cause for suspense, indeed. Rounds are played by each player picking up, playing, and discarding cards strategically. Barricade cards protect the Gubs, Hazard cards attack the others in play, and Tools help build your colony.
Gamewright, started by four parents who wanted to make enjoyable games for their kids, has been producing games since 1994. Their motto is “Games for the infinitely imaginitive”, and Gubs is certainly one of these–a game of strategy that will entertain children who love fantasy, adventure, and challenge.
It’s Turkey time! And shortly after that is Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. For Saturday only, all customers who use their AmEx for a purchase of $25 or more will get a free Beanie Boo key clip. We’re also giving away one large Beanie Boo, and all customers who shop on Saturday can enter to win!
As a final incentive, American Express is offering a one-time $25 statement credit for all shoppers who register their card and use it at a small business for a purchase of at least $25 on Saturday. Details here.
We hope you join us this weekend for a day to show your support for independent businesses. We rely on our fantastic customers to keep thriving, and we can’t give enough THANKS to all of you! Please also visit our neighbors in Wellesley and Natick! We hope you are able to enjoy time with friends and family this week, as we will be doing. Thank you!
This weekend is our annual BIG sale. Take 20% off everything in the store all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Nov. 18, 19, and 20 (Wellesley and Natick). Kick start your holiday shopping and get it done early. As always, we offer free gift wrapping and our staff is eager to help you find just the right gift.
For instance, one of our recent favorites is the new Fastrack elastic band hockey game from Blue Orange. The goal is to see how many discs you can get on your opponent’s side by sliding them across the board with your elastic trigger. A little action contained in a board game. Ages 5 to 105. PLUS, Blue Orange is an environmentally responsible company who plants 2 trees for every tree they use.
Finally, November 26 is a big day for local businesses. It’s the second annual Small Business Saturday, when people across the country shop to support their favorite local stores. We hope you will join us on this day! We can not express how important our customers are to us and how much we value our relationships with each of you. Show your commitment to local retailers in lieu of big box chains to get your holiday shopping done, and support the local economy.
Plus, American Express customers can get a one-time $25 statement credit when they register their American Express card and use it on Saturday the 26th for a purchase of more than $25 at any small business. We hope to see you there. Visit the Small Business Facebook page for more info.
Stop using the B. Toulouse Laptrec by Battat immediately and contact Battat for a free replacement at 866-665-5524 or visit www.battatco.com for more information. Or call either of our stores at 781-239-9955 (Wellesley) / 508-653-7600 (Natick) for more information. The small magnetic piece in the pen tip has been reported to come loose and could cause a choking hazard. It is a voluntary recall by Battat and no injuries have been reported.
Check out our stellar employees showing off their Princess Leia garb on Halloween in front of the Star Wars themed window. With all the other staff, Whitney and Shannan provide service that is out of this world!
Speaking of windows, we are switching out the Halloween window for the winter holidays right now. Can you believe it’s that time already? To kick start the gift-buying season, we will be having a HUGE SALE in November: 20% off everything in the entire store. Details to follow. Stay posted.
Also, we are about to get our first shipment of Vapur water bottles, which are reusable and foldable which makes them hyper-portable. They’re made in the USA from BPA-free materials and are constructed to survive daily use and cleaning. They are also dishwasher safe! A great gift for an environmentally conscious friend or for a child who is always on the go!