Toys, Then and Now

It is finally December, and for many people that means holiday shopping. Children all over the world are excited to see what gifts they will get this year and what they are expecting changes a little more every year. New technologies, trends, and lifestyle changes have led to the evolution of toys that we see each holiday season. Some toys come and go, but others seem to be a constant throughout the years. Here are the toys that were most popular for each decade since 1910:

1910s: Teddy Bear

1920s: Yo-Yo

1930s: Shirley Temple Doll

1940s: Slinky

1950s: Mr. Potato Head

1960s: G.I. Joe

1970s: Star Wars action figures

1980s: Cabbage Patch Kids

1990s: Beanie Babies and Tickle Me Elmo

2000s: Wii

What was your favorite gift when you were a kid? Were your presents similar to what kids want today? Comment and tell us about your all time favorite gift!

For more information about the popular toys each decade click here!

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Lake Geneva’s Holiday Open House

This Saturday and Sunday Lake Geneva is hosting the Holiday Open House! Stores from downtown Lake Geneva will be hosting promotions and in-store events to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.

Where? Downtown Lake Geneva

When? November 10th and 11th from 10:30am-5pm

For more information click here!

As a part of the event there will also be a Holiday Window Display Competition on Saturday, November 10th from 9am to 5pm. This year’s theme is a Whoville Christmas, Growing the Heart of our Communities. The community members will have a chance to vote on which display they like the best to decide the winner!

For more information click here!

Additional events in Lake Geneva this weekend:

Lake Geneva Country Meats Holiday Wine Tasting

This event allows participants to taste over 45 wines from all over the world. The wines will be available for a significant discount the night of the event!

Where? Lake Geneva Country Meats

When? Saturday, November 10th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Price? $40 that includes a goody bag, quality wine glass to take home, and a $10 donation to the Walworth County Food Pantry

For more information or to sign up now click here!

Christmas Holiday Market

Boutiques and local artisans will be having pop-up shops with lovely handmade items that will make the perfect Christmas gifts! Stop by to find a unique, one of a kind gift for someone special!

Where? The Cove of Lake Geneva

When? Saturday, November 10th, from 10am-5pm

For more information click here!

2017 Gift Trends!

The season of giving has arrived and nothing makes you warm inside (besides hot chocolate, of course!) more than the face of someone you care about receiving the perfect gift from you.  Buying gifts can be an overwhelming process especially during the hustle and bustle that the holiday season brings with it, so here are a couple of gift ideas and trends to help you out.