Whether you love or hate it, gift shopping at any time of year always takes up more time and energy than you expect. Holiday gift shopping in particular is a beast of its own since everyone else is shopping at the same time and there’s a million more social obligations. A personal concierge can help you choose and locate the perfect gift, purchase it, and make sure it is perfectly wrapped and delivered on time. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy the best part of gift giving: making someone’s day. Continue reading
Countdown: Thanksgiving Checklist
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and you’re likely one of three people. You’re a holiday wiz who has has every plate already planned, an over-caffeinated and under-rested parent still cleaning up Halloween decorations, or you’re somewhere trying to balance in between. Regardless of which you are, this Thanksgiving checklist is for you. (If you haven’t already, take a glance at our Thanksgiving Prep list as well!)
Things to do in Boston Thanksgiving Weekend
There are so many things to do in Boston Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you get tickets to see the Bruins, shop till you drop on Newbury Street on Black Friday, or make it to the opening night of Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, rest assured there will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Thanksgiving Prep With Simplified
The Pre-Holiday Checklist: Stress-Free Holidays Guaranteed
It can be December 24th when we finally sit down and make our pre-holiday checklist. At that point, we are often paying for rush shipping, ordering prepared foods, and buying gift cards. Don’t let the weeks leading up to the holidays fly by without you noticing—get a head start this year! With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it will be December before we know it. After years of helping our clients during the holiday season, we are sharing our go-to checklist for this time of year. Continue reading
Celebrate Memorial Day in Boston
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer in Boston. After a grueling New England winter, Bostonians are ready to get outside and enjoy as much sunshine as possible. While many people leave the city for Memorial Day, there are lots of ways to celebrate for those of us who stay.
Easter Baskets Without the Candy
Easter mornings are often filled with Easter baskets overflowing with candy. We love a chocolate bunny but kids on early morning sugar highs can lead to a long, tiring day! We’ve created a list of alternative basket fillers for this year’s baskets, with ideas for all ages.
Planning Your Passover Seder In Boston
There’s always so much to do in getting ready for Passover, and one area Simplified can really help is in prepping for the Seder. Getting ready for this ritual-packed feast doesn’t have to be stressful. Let us do the prep for you, so all you have to do is open the door when your guests (and Elijah) arrive. Continue reading
How To Return, Exchange or Regift Unwanted Gifts (Politely!)
After Christmas, you may be surrounded by gifts you have no use for, or maybe you want to share your holiday haul with others! Here is our guide on how to regift and how to make the return process easier.
Easy Holiday Meal Planning
Food is the centerpiece of most holidays. Ask anyone and they probably have a favorite dish associated with holidays that are special to them. Simplified wants to make sure your holiday meals are as well planned out as they are delicious. Continue reading