Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Orphans of the Storm Sets Up Shop at Northbrook Court.
When looking for a Valentine’s gift, why not give one that will love you back? That is what Riverwoods based Orphans of the Storm is making possible at Northbrook from noon to 7 p.m. through Feb. 18 at Northbrook Court. Volunteers from the organization are staffing an adoption center and gift wrapping facility on the lower level of the mall. If that does not work, the Riverwoods shelter, with more than 500 dogs and cats, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The average person will fork out $130.97 on Valentine's Day gifts, according to a national survey. That's up slightly from last year. How much do you plan to spend on your Valentine?
Love — and money — are in the air this time of year. Americans are expected to spend $18.6 billion on Valentine's Day gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation, citing a survey by BIGinsight. That comes out to $130.97 per person, which is up from $126.03 last year. Perhaps not surprisingly, men will outspend women, with an average of $175.61 each compared to $88.78, according to the survey. While most of that spending is going toward significant others, 20 percent of people plan to buy a Valentine's Day gift for their pet. Yet there's hope for those who place a premium on quality time together instead of gifts. According to a study by Discover Financial Services, a majority of couples prefer to spend time together than …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lake Forest candy and ice cream store offers creative gifts for Valentine’s Day.
With Valentine’s just over a week away, Sweets of Lake Forest is full of gift ideas. Most of them are edible and a few are not. Ranging from less than $2 to extravagant special orders, Sweets has a wide assortment of gifts for the holiday in its store. Take a look at some of the possibilities and feel free to let us know in the comments which one you will select. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.