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Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

Christmas Tree Farmers Combat Popularity of Artificial Trees

By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 13
Between 75 and 80 percent of Americans who have a Christmas tree now have an artificial one, and the $1 billion market for fake trees is growing at about 4 percent a year — even though they can be reused again and again

Fake Amazon Boxes and GPS Used to Catch Would-Be Thieves

Fake Amazon Boxes and GPS Used to Catch Would-Be Thieves

By David Porter | Dec 13
Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with Amazon to install doorbell cameras and plant dummy boxes with GPS tracking devices at homes around the city.

Eat, Drink and Gift Merrily: 8 Ideas for the Epicure

Eat, Drink and Gift Merrily: 8 Ideas for the Epicure

By April Stamm | Dec 12
Have you been tasked with finding the perfect something for that special person with a taste for the finer things in life? Here are eight ideas from stocking stuffers to bubbly to ring in the New Year.

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

Giving the Gift of Original Family Portraits

By Melissa Kossler Dutton | Dec 12
The internet makes it easier than ever to commission artwork. Would-be buyers can find artists working in a wide variety of styles and media who can create custom pieces based on photos and videos.

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

By EDGE | Dec 10
Are you stumped by trying to please a loved one with impeccable taste who seems to have everything? Forgo the ubiquitous gift card and, instead, browse these offerings from some of the most unique entrepreneurs to be found on the East Coast.

Many Couples Say 'I Do' to Zero-Waste Weddings

Many Couples Say 'I Do' to Zero-Waste Weddings

By Katherine Roth | Dec 8
To protect the environment, many couples are saying "I do" to Zero-Waste weddings, focusing on sustainability for everything from floral design and dresses to invitations and food.

13 Big Books That Make the Ultimate Holiday Gift

13 Big Books That Make the Ultimate Holiday Gift

Dec 7
Whether as a design element or an ode to a passion or hobby, coffee table books have it covered, especially as holiday gifts.

Sea Reefs and Sunsets: Living Coral Named Color of the Year

Sea Reefs and Sunsets: Living Coral Named Color of the Year

By Leanne Italie | Dec 6
Living Coral has been chosen by the Pantone Color Institute as its 2019 color of the year.

Best of Boston: Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of Boston: Where to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Dec 6
We've rounded up eight of Boston's best local shops that we bet will come close to satisfying all your holiday shopping needs. What's more, they all have online stores that make shopping from anywhere an easy click away.

19 Gift Ideas for Food, Drink and Coffee Lovers

19 Gift Ideas for Food, Drink and Coffee Lovers

By Elizabeth Karmel | Dec 4
For the foodie on your holiday list — or just people who might appreciate a good tequila or pie pan — we offer a gift guide. It's got coffee machines, books, chocolate truffles and a fabulous tote to carry it all away.

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