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New & Hot! Highlights from our Holiday Gift Guide


Have you downloaded our Holiday Gift Guide yet? This toy-shopping cheat sheet makes it simple to pinpoint the perfect gift for every kid on your list – we’ve divvied up this year’s best toys into categories, so if you’re looking for, say, a toy for a toddler, you just go straight to Toddler Toys, or if you’re looking for a construction ... Read More »

Santa Claus is back! Here’s how it works.

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Santa is back for 2015! Demand is high, so don’t wait – sign up NOW to reserve your spot. Norwell – November 30, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm – SIGN UP HERE Wellesley – December 1, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm – SIGN UP HERE Brookline – December 2, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm – SIGN UP HERE Cambridge – December 3, from ... Read More »

The Art of Stroller Matchmaking

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As the blog editor and content writer here at Magic Beans, it’s my job to know our product selection inside-out, but not necessarily to get hands-on with the gear, or with our customers. But last week, I had to insist on being part of a very special stroller consultation: my friend Jessica, who I’ve known for over 10 years, is ... Read More »

VIDEO: Nuna Mixx Stroller review

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We’ve been raving about the Nuna Mixx Stroller for a while here at Spilling the Beans, and we’re not alone: describes it as a “swanky, sturdy recliner on wheels,” and blogger Teryn Skye calls it “one of my favorite strollers I’ve ever used.” Reviewers love the flexible seating options, the simple one-handed lever-operated recline, the compact fold (with the seat!), ... Read More »

A peek behind the Bean: Toy Training Night!

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Not to toot our own horn too much, but Magic Beans is genuinely famous for the quality of our customer service. You don’t have to take my word for it, either – there’s ample proof on our Yelp page, where you’ll read customer reviews gushing about the “most AMAZING and PATIENT and KNOWLEDGABLE salesperson I have ever met,” and stating ... Read More »