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Shopping Local For The Holidays

Patch wants to know which merchants offer the best solutions for gifts and holiday fare.

With Christmas two weeks away and Hanukkah being celebrated through Dec. 16, residents across Patchogue are on the hunt for gifts and party goods to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

Perhaps more than ever this year, there is added importance on supporting local businesses. Already facing challenging economic conditions, local merchants are also looking to drive sales in an effort to recover revenue lost while area residents focused their attention on the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy.

To give local businesses some additional exposure, Patch is asking readers where they shop in their local community for gifts, party goods and other provisions needed to help celebrate their holiday.

In the comments section below, tell us what local merchants you shop and what items you purchase at a given store. Later this week, check back with Patch to see what your neighbors said. Perhaps you’ll get an idea of where to shop for that needed last minute gift.

Ida Rather December 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM
This is a seriously beautiful shop. It's like shopping in a wonderland of unique gifts. Big selection under $30 makes it the best go to place for family, friends and hostess gifts. Patchogue is lucky they opened!
Ida Rather December 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I know you can't forget about the good cupcakes, but the gifts are amazing!!!
Lisa Jay December 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Irish Crossroads!
Elizabeth K December 12, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Where is this, I'd like to go.
Jack December 12, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Wisteria Lane is on North Ocean Ave just up from Main Street

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