Thursday, December 13, 2012
While you're picking up your natural and organic goodies, fill out a "good news" ornament and they will donate $5 to charity.
Everywhere you turn this time of year, there are holiday treats beckoning. It's terrific – except if you're allergic to what's being offered. Back to Basics Natural Foods on Main Street has made life easier in that department, providing tasty gluten-free holiday treats. They carry gluten-free cheesecakes, pies, even Christmas cookies. They also have organic candy canes. And while you're there, they invite you to help decorate their "Good News" Christmas Tree to help spread a little positive feeling. Fill out a good news ornament and place it on the tree. It’s free, it’s inspiring, and Back to Basics will donate $5 for every ornament placed on the tree, split between the Wounded Warrior Project and Vitamin Angels. For a sample of their …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The men's grooming salon at EG Marketplace offers straight-edge shaves – for the man in your life.
You probably only ever seen this in the movies: a barber sharping a straight-edge razor while a man sits stretched out in a comfy barber chair, his face covered with a hot towel. The barber then lathers up the man's face and with that same gleaming straight edge, he gives the man the closest shave of his life. The stuff of Hollywood, right? Yes, and no. You can find that same service right here in EG at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, in the East Greenwich Marketplace, 1000 Division St. And a gift certificate for that shave could be a pretty unique gift for that man in your life. Or maybe, for you men, a way to escape the holiday frenzy. Roosters is offering a $5 gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift card.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
These soft dolls offer comfort to harried adult, eager child alike – you can guess which goes with which.
Two of the hottest gifts for the holidays this year are small, soft dolls – Elf on a Shelf and Dammit dolls – and Bags By Iris carries both types. Elf on a Shelf is a charming pre-Christmas idea for anyone with young children. The elf doll comes with a book and the idea is every night you place the elf in a different spot and your child has to find him. The story goes the elf keeps track of your child's behavior and reports back to Santa. Dammit Dolls are no less cuddly, but their purpose is the opposite of heightening the excitement level. Rather, they are meant to help you get rid of some of that holiday (or any day!) stress. They don't mind being manhandled, they are excellent listeners, and they never ever talk back. Here's what …