Gift Guide
Gift Guide
Check back throughout the holiday season for gift ideas, shopping news, and more.

Phone in your report!

What is your shopping strategy this holiday season? Are you cutting back or buying more? Where are you finding bargains? Are the shopping centers as busy as last year?
Share your observations, strategies and more. Call in your phone report and tell us what you think. We may play your report on!

Here's how:
1) Call 617-929-8219 and leave your report or comments on the voice mail after the prompt.
2) An editor will review your call and, if selected, play it on Please remember to include some essential details:

  1. Your first name and town you're from
  2. The mall or store you are calling about
  3. Any additional info you want to add.
3) It's that simple. Thanks for calling.
Call in your reporter
By leaving a voice mail message on's Black Friday phone line, you agree that this recording will become the property of and you grant, The Boston Globe, Boston Metro, and their sublicensees permission to publicly display, reproduce and use the audio in any form or media for any and (all editorial and related promotional purposes) purposes. You also warrant that (i) the audio is your original work, or is properly licensed, and does not violate the copyright or any other personal or property right of any third party, and (ii) you have obtained any and all releases and permissions necessary for our intended use. Your submission also allows to edit, crop or adjust the audio on an as needed basis.

Black Friday chat on Nov. 26

Join us from 6:30 to 10 a.m. for a live chat on the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, Black Friday, Nov. 26, 2009. You'll get the latest reports from local shopping centers, tips from Bargain Bin blogger Ami Albernaz, and reports from and Boston Globe business staff.