Believe it or not there are only four shopping days left until Christmas. If you haven’t quite checked everyone off your list, there is no need to panic. Most North Fork restaurants, wineries and other hot spots offer gift certificates that are sure to please just about anyone, but if your looking for something a little more personal, several local business are offering special holiday gifts.
Give the gift of beer this season — not just for the person on your list, but for yourself too. The Riverhead brewery is getting into the spirit of giving by offering a complimentary flight of fresh Crooked Ladder brew when you stop in the tasting room and purchase a holiday gift certificate of $50 or more. See, giving really is just as nice as receiving.
If the person you’re shopping for prefers wine, this is the perfect gift. The North Fork Wine Club is the only wine club that exclusively ships Long Island wine. Its “wine of the month club” automatically ships two bottles of premium Long Island wine each month (there’s also a one bottle option.) The gift getter will also receive the DVD “The Wineries of Long Island” with a 6 month or longer two-bottle membership. There are 3 month, 4 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Another bonus is the free VIP card that’s good for discounts and even free wine at select restaurants and wineries. If a wine of the month club isn’t exactly what you’re going for, you can also purchase individual gift baskets featuring your choice of wines or New York beer. Baskets may include local jelly/jams, local chips, cheese, crackers, nuts, chocolates, and more. Both can be purchase on North Fork Wine Club’s website.
Perhaps you are in the market for a non-alcoholic gift. If so, A Taste of the North Fork has a variety of gift baskets featuring an assortment of locally make foods and products — including wine and beer if you choose. A Taste of the North Fork product line includes pestos and salad dressings, barbecue glazes, jams and jellies, vinegars and vinaigrettes, mustards, dessert sauces, teas and mulling spices, edible flower butters, brownie and cookie mixes, trail mixes and spice blends, according to its website. All gift baskets are available on A Taste of the North Fork’s website.