From push puppets and wristies to menorahs and dreidls, this Main Street gift store hooks you up for the holidays.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Smyle! has brought back its very successful "Stocking Stuffer Bar" – lots of great small gifts in one place – from vintage push puppets to fleece wristies that keep hands and arms warm while leaving fingers free, our popular "Silly Dog" magnets and handmade wooden toys – all made in the USA. They also have a great selection of Judaica for Hanukkah – including menorahs, Hanukkah candles from Israel, dreidls and some lovely silver jewelry with Jewish symbols. Smyle is known for its wide array of vintage tableware, so be sure to check out their holiday tablecloths and tea towels while you're there. Smyle! is open seven days a week through Christmas Eve – most nights until 8 p.m. or later.
Some credited good weather and the “Alex & Ani” effect as well.
Call it a perfect retail storm: good weather, a national “shop local” movement and a hot jewelry store. The combination resulted in better sales, according to several Main Street merchants. Unlike December 2010, which saw more than one snow storm, December 2011 was mild and dry, making a stroll on Main Street a pleasure rather than a hardship. And the holiday season kicked off with the American Express Shop Local campaign that returned some money to buyers who used their Amex cards at certain smaller retailers. Shopping local became a slogan that extended beyond the Amex campaign – several retailers said that customers told them they were trying to do more of their shopping at smaller stores this year. But the most interesting “plus” for …