Thursday, January 21, 2010

Planting Seeds in the Community

While many of us try to shop locally, it is not always an attainable goal and often I find myself turning to the web for convenience (and delivery!). If only there was a local store with a web presence ... enter Magic Beans. Locally owned, this toy and baby gear store also has a great web site - (how I first found them when living on the North Shore and with a newborn did not see that a drive to the original Brookline store was in the cards). Then imagine my delight to move to Dover and learn there is a Magic Beans just one town over - at the Linden Street shops in Wellesley. While I still use for purchases that need to remain hidden until the big day, I love going to Magic Beans in Wellesley for birthday gifts and toys for the kids. In addition to a knowledgeable staff and great selection, there is a play area so little ones are entertained while you browse. Need to test drive a stroller or baby carrier? This is your place. And they are a generous lot. A supporter of the Dover Library for some time now, Magic Beans Wellesley answers the call each time we reach out for help - this year donating a $25 gift card and book to our Bee Tree. So feel good about getting that little one a treat just because - this is a great store that gives back to its community! The only hard part is deciding what to buy ...

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