3 ways to shop smarter online this holiday season
Traditionally, this is the busiest online shopping day of the year with all kinds of deals to be had. With more business than ever online, how do you know if you are using a reputable website? We spoke with the experts at the Better Business Bureau to get their advice.
Pediatric patients in Ann Arbor experience ‘bedside toy store’ ahead of Christmas
A member of the Mott Child and Family Life team dressed as an elf delivers presents to a pediatric patient at Mott Children's Hospital. ANN ARBOR – Although the coronavirus pandemic has changed holiday traditions worldwide this year, the annual “bedside toy store” at C.S. This year, members of the Mott Child and Family Life Team played elves and went “shopping” for the perfect gifts patients. A member of staff picks out toys for a family of a hospitalized child at Mott Children's Hospital. Before the pandemic, the holiday store is an event that lasts days and involves 20-30 volunteers who help wrap gifts and stock the shelves.
Woman, 33, accused of stealing package of gifts for families in need from Detroit home
DETROIT – A woman accused of stealing a package of gifts from the front porch of a Detroit home has been arrested. Harris says the package was not for her, but rather included gifts for families in need who she is helping this holiday season. It finally came and it was stolen,” Harris said. More: Detroit woman says package stolen from her home was for families in needThe homeowner’s new Ring doorbell caught the theft on camera. Detroit police have since arrested 33-year-old Sade Scott, who is believed to have stolen Harris’ package.
Guide: Deadlines to ship your packages so they arrive before Christmas 2020
To make sure your gifts arrive before Christmas, follow the holiday shipping deadlines for the U.S. USPS holiday shipping deadlinesThe USPS recommends shipping your packages by the following dates if you want them to arrive before December 25. FedEx holiday shipping deadlinesFedEx recommends shipping your packages by the following dates if you want them to arrive before December 25. UPS holiday shipping deadlinesUPS recommends shipping your packages by the following dates if you want them to arrive before December 25. Amazon holiday shipping deadlines will vary depending on where you live, what you’re ordering and if you’re a Prime member.
What kinds of children’s toys are you buying this holiday season amid the pandemic?
As we inch closer to the holidays, most of us are adapting our celebrations to meet new restrictions and protocols designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. With the pandemic likely affecting your plans and events, we’re wondering if it is also affecting how you’re shopping for holiday gifts -- specifically those for children. Are you buying different kinds of toys for children this holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic? In what ways -- if at all -- has the pandemic affected what toys you’re shopping for? Let us know using the form below.