Can you believe it, the year is almost over and we will all be one year older, except me! The weather has been almost perfect, the villages are buzzing and the stores are packed with shoppers. Let’s do some holiday shopping!
Among the definitive specialty jewelers on the East End, Marinelli Jewelers, 7 Eastport Manor Road, offers expert diamond setting, one-of-a-kind designs and a full line of specialty watches and jewelry. In addition to exquisite luxury pieces, the highly celebrated and much desired, more casual line of Pandora charm bracelets and necklaces are also available at their plush Eastport location. Stop in and see Richard Loevner, designer extraordinaire, for something perfect for that special person on your holiday gift list or for any occasion. For information and store hours call 631-325-1812, www.MarinelliJewelers.com.
Seahorse Interiors, located in beautiful Eastport at 498 Montauk Highway has numerous eclectic gift items for everyone on your holiday gift list including beautiful jewelry, furniture, pillows and lots of interesting accessories and stocking stuffers. There is a Storewide Sale in progress with new holiday items arriving daily, so get going before Santa buys them all! Call for more info and store hours, 631-909-4600.
For the perfect holiday gifts, step into Eastport’s Little Secret, 519 Montauk Highway for a little bit of everything and a whole lot more arriving daily. In addition to the large selection of Vera Bradley, Chamilia, Lindsay Phillips Snap Shoes, there is a nice selection of sterling silver jewelry, costume jewelry, Sorrelli jewelry, baby gifts, toys, soybean candles, Crabtree & Evelyn Products, The Elf on the Shelf and more…they all make great stocking stuffers. Call 631-801-2806 for information and store hours.
For carefully planned or last minute gifts, Messina Jewelry, 103 Main Street, Westhampton Beach is having a special holiday Storewide Sale saving you from 20% to 50% off all merchandise on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, December 9, 10, 11, 11a.m.-5p.m. or by appointment. 631-288-2967.
Westhampton Beach Fine Wine & Spirits, 171 Montauk Highway, carries a wide variety of highly rated wines from all over the world including Lafite Rothchild, Sassicaia, Phelps Insignia and many, many others. There are also unique holiday gifts for that special wine lover on your list. Gift baskets, gift certificates and free delivery are available Open seven days. 631-288-0138, www.westhamptonfinewine.com.
Dazzelle, 47 Jobs Lane, Southampton, is presenting their new dazzelling holiday collection featuring outer-wear from Barbour and Nils warm cozy sweaters with accessories to match. Evening wear, custom and alterations are available with personal attention. There’s even something for him…open year ‘round, everyday. 631-283-8477.
John Dillon and his staff at John Dillon Salon and Day Spa in Southampton have another beautiful deal for you. For every $100 you spend in gift certificates, you will receive a $25 gift card FREE! We all have enough “stuff”…this is a wonderful way to give the gift of pampering. And beauty! 16 Hill Street, Southampton, 631-283-8383.
Bean 2 Tween, 79 Jobs Lane, Southampton, has everything from unique stocking stuffers to festive holiday dresses. The hand knit hats from Peru make the perfect gift for your bean or your tween. 631-377-3639, www.bean2tween.com.
At Sunrise to Sunset Surf & Sport, 36 Hill Street, Southampton, I found a great gift for my traveling friend -Quicksilver luggage with wheels, a retractable handle, a zip-off backpack and padded laptop compartment…Wow! Look for that special Mad Bomber leather and fur hat that also comes in kids’ sizes in a nice variety of colors and fabrics. Don’t leave behind the black plaid hooded flannel shirt jacket by the Quicksilver Waterman collection…you know the drill. Just stop and see for yourself. 631-283-2929, www.SunriseToSunsetNY.com.
Jill Lynn & Co., 81 Jobs Lane, Southampton, has beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind fine jewelry with custom designs for the holidays and for all occasions. The Jill Lynn Diamond “Bow” necklace features two trillion cut diamonds and two tapered baguettes diamonds set in 18k white gold. The total diamond weight is 1.28ct. 631-287-1001, www.jillynnandco.com.
Finding a truly original holiday gift this year is not easy to do. At Twist, 46 Jobs Lane, Southampton, you will find peel and stick chalkboard decals with chalk ($38), perfect for decorating a bedroom. Look for the unique MOGO charm bands and Mosies, a cozy, plush and stylish slipper can be easily personalized with more than 200 different click-on magnetic charms to reflect your style. These are hot this season and exclusively at Twist. 631-287-7990, www.TwistSouthampton.com.
J Brand’s newest denim “tencel,” a mid-rise, super soft and stretchy fabric, boasts most comfortable fit for all body types. Stop in at Norah’s, 76 Jobs Lane, Southampton, and try on the many styles and color washes of J Brand Jeans. Available are cords, denim, velvet and riding pants. 631-287-4636.
Vintage and previously owned top name designer handbags and accessories, including Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, and Dior are ready to fly out the door for holiday gift giving at The Perfect Purse, 20 Hampton Road, Southampton. All merchandise is guaranteed authentic. The shop owns their entire inventory outright, purchasing only those in the best condition. Gift certificates also available. Call 631-283-3360.
Snake Hollow Studio Holiday Shop, 221 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, is having a holiday extravaganza on Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m.-5 p.m. Designer Keith Barker’s hand-crafted wooden products made in the Hamptons from local materials. In the mix are custom mirrors, sconces, art tables and chairs, bird houses along with wonderful gift items. Also for your collection, signature Equestrian and local bird drawings and paintings by Lynn Matsuoka. Ask about the Japan collection!
Christmas is in the air at the Salty Home store located in the Bridgehampton Commons. Look for furnishings with function and flair. My favorite is the Raffles round dining table that is available in over a dozen colors. The store is filled, and I mean filled, to the rafters with everything you would love to see sitting on a shelf, gracing a wall and hanging from the ceiling in your own home. There is also a special children’s section where you will find extravagant pint-sized furniture and accessories. There are unusual gifts and special stocking stuffers for everyone here. Stop in or give a call for information at 631-237-1250.
At Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, set your clock for the “By Hand” Artisans presentation of their 15th annual holiday gift show on December 10 and 11 from 1p.m.-5p.m. Catch the holiday spirit and shop for special and unique gifts. The show features handmade jewelry, pottery, stained glass, ceramics, hand-woven scarves and clothing, Shibori dyed silks, woodcarving, greeting cards, toys, fine art and so much more For more information contact Jill at 631-987-6312.
Trader Bill’s, located in Sterlington Commons at 313 Third Street in Greenport, is features unique treasures this season. Check out the hand-formed and hand-painted Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) vase with a hand carved bas. What a special gift that that collector on your list! 631-477-6690.
In NYC: The Wampum Skate Shop, 2487 Main Street, Bridgehampton, is celebrating the opening of their second store on Sunday December 11 from 2p.m.-6p.m. The new location is at 5 Cleveland Place (in Soho between Kenmare and Broome), NYC. It will have the same feel to it as the Bridgehampton shop with a combination of art, fashion and skateboarding, as it will be carrying a lot of local brands from the Hamptons in addition to national labels. The inventory in the store ranges from shoes to sunglasses and everything in between. For information call the sister shop in Bridgehampton – 631-537-6007. www.wampumny.com
The JanePost Sample and Stock Sale is on for December 8 from 10a.m.-6p.m. and December 9 from 10a.m-7p.m. at 240 W. 37th Street, 8th floor, (between 7th and 8th Avenues). Look for current styles and amazing deals on fall and spring outwear in sizes XS to XL.
Until next week. Ciao and happy holiday shopping!
If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening or a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at: Shoptil@danspapers.com or NewKids@danspapers.com – I will be happy to get the word out!