COPY-Holiday Helper: A WAFF 48 Special Report - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

COPY-Holiday Helper: A WAFF 48 Special Report

Black Friday is the official start of the Christmas shopping season, but already stores are decked out with Christmas decorations and shelves are stocked with this year's most sought after toys and gadgets.

In this tough economy, though, how do you fulfill Christmas wish lists while on a budget.

Susan Blevins is the owner of The Toy Place in Huntsville. She said the whole idea behind the store is an affordable neighborhood store where children can come to buy a great toy.

"I wanted a variety of toys, something for everyone and every budget. Whether a customer spends five dollars or 50 dollars, I want them to get their money's worth," said Blevins.

Most items in the store, believe it or not, are priced under 50 dollars.

For $30 you could buy an old school Lincoln Logs set or for $25 you could get a Rockem Sockem Robot and a Toss-A-Cross.

If your kids love straws and love to build, fun straws won't draw much on your Christmas budget. Those along with magnet mosaics will fit perfectly in stockings and your budget at about $10 each.

For more affordable gift ideas, check out these websites:

  • NewsMore>>

  • Classmate: Girl tortured with siblings was bullied, frail

    Classmate: Girl tortured with siblings was bullied, frail

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:49 PM EST2018-01-24 01:49:21 GMT
    Wednesday, January 24 2018 1:01 AM EST2018-01-24 06:01:52 GMT

    A classmate says the oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas.

    More >>

    A classmate says the oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas.

    More >>
  • Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

    Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 5:28 AM EST2018-01-23 10:28:12 GMT
    Wednesday, January 24 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-01-24 06:00:23 GMT

    A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

    More >>

    A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

    More >>
  • In Oscar nominations, fresh voices lead the way

    In Oscar nominations, fresh voices lead the way

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-01-23 05:18:02 GMT
    Wednesday, January 24 2018 12:49 AM EST2018-01-24 05:49:49 GMT

    Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could history.

    More >>

    Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" will vie for the most Oscar nominations Tuesday, but just as much attention may be focused on categories where women could history.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly