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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.

jennifer baron December 10, 2012 at 03:37 PM
I love Queen City Cupcakes... I go in for a cupcake and cup of coffee and end up with an armload of great gifts (some for me too, LOL). I bought a beautiful centerpiece/candle holder for my dining table and got lots of compliments at Thanksgiving for it... I also picked up some cute gifts for my kids' teachers, a sign for my son's room, and some pretty glass jewelry for my MIL. Prices were very reasonable and the gifts look really unique. Coffee in one hand, lovely store and people... such a nice shopping experience.
Jennifer Schlitz December 10, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Wisteria Lane. I bought 7 gifts there in the last 2 days.
Robert F Edwards December 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Shakedown and Hoptron Brewtique
RICHARD December 10, 2012 at 06:57 PM
did my shopping also at Queen City Cupcakes (bought desserts for a dinner and then shopped for gifts for the holidays), then on to Wisteria Lane and then to Scensationally Sweet shop for candy gits (old time Turkish Taffy). Great service at all stores, no lines, no pushing. Shop local.
RICHARD December 10, 2012 at 06:58 PM
oops - gifts, not gits.
Wayne D. December 10, 2012 at 08:39 PM
I guess if you like to give food or drinks Patchogue is a place to shop....
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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