Our 2019 North Fork Holiday Gift Guide

Rock candy necklaces from Orenda in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Once again, we’ve scoured the North Fork to find inspired, practical gift suggestions for our readers. From stocking stuffers to unique handcrafted items and grand gestures, here’s a locally-focused guide to gifts that will make the special people in your life happy or round out your own personal wish list.

NORTH FORK DRIFTWOOD CASSETTE TAPES

Handmade in Orient by local woodworker Ricky Saetta (@estd.1981 on Instagram), these North fork cassette tapes are constructed with real locally sourced driftwood. Choose your favorite town or collect them all. $20 each. Revel North Fork, 10 Front St., Greenport, 631-616-9128; revelnorthfork.com

HOLIDAY PILLOW

Add a little merry with some staying power. this cute pillow with a sweet message could work all year round. $37.95. Nicolette’s for the Home, 53245 Main Road, Southold, 631-407-5417; nicolettesforthehome.com

FRENCH LINEN APRON

Handmade locally, this gorgeous french linen apron is the perfect gift for your most beloved home cook. $59. White Flower Farmhouse, 53995 Main Road, Southold, 631-765-2353

DOG BOWLS

Make fido feel right at home with these Nofo hamlet food bowls. Other designs and custom orders available. $36.99. Harbor Pet, 120 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-1518; harbor-pet.com

DUTCH AMARYLLIS BULBS

These primo Dutch amaryllis bulbs represent hostess gifting done right. Many different varieties are available. $17.50 per bulb; pot sold separately. Clarke’s Garden, 416 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-6770; clarkesgarden.com

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Locally written and illustrated, these children’s books will lead young readers’ imaginations on magical adventures near and far. from $12. Burton’s Books, 43 Front St., Greenport, 631-477-1161; burtonsbooks.com

ROCK CANDY NECKLACES

A grown-up version of the candy necklace, these handmade 14K gold and rock candy necklaces are funky and fun. Available in many different cuts and colors. $142 each. Orenda, 29 Front St., Greenport, 631-477-6793; orendagreenport.com

KNITTED BABY HAT

These North fork-made baby hats are a great gift for the littlest seafarer in your life. Newborn size shown here. Other designs, sizes and custom orders available. from $16. nofoknits, 53965 Main Road, Southold, 646-498-5580. (Also available at White flower farmhouse in Southold.)

THROW BLANKET

Stay cozy all winter long with this plush throw from Pearl on Main. With neutral tones and chunky fringe, this throw will complement any home decor style. $95. Pearl on Main, 53935 Main Road, Southold, 239-628-9717; pearlcottagelongisland.com

SHAVE SOAP AND BEARD OIL

Locally made with essential oils, this shave soap and beard oil in the Woodsman blend are our gift picks for him this season. Beard oil available in other scents as well. Shave soap, $10; beard oil, $20. The Weathered Barn, 41 Front St., Greenport, 631-477-6811; theweatheredbarngreenport.com

BUTTER ALL OVER

Perfect for winter skin, this luxurious all-natural shea body butter makes for the ultimate stocking stuffer. Original clementine shown here. Other scents and sizes available. from $24. RICA Bath + Body, 54127 Main Road, Southold; ricabody.com

A NORTH FORK AFFAIR GIFT CARD

Give an experiential gift this season with a gift card for an upcoming class or event with A North fork Affair.
Call A North Fork Affair at 646-259-2760 or email anorthforkaffair@gmail.com for purchasing information and upcoming class and event schedule.

UPCYCLED SILVERWARE BRACELETS 

Each of these upcycled bracelets, made from vintage silverware, is one-of-a-kind and unique, including the name of the silverware pattern and the year it was released. Sizes small, medium and large available. $40. In The Attic Too, 1095 Franklinville Road, Laurel, 631-605-9439; intheattictoonofo.com

HAT AND GLOVE SET

Made from the wool of a Browder’s Birds heritage flock of Cotswold sheep, this fisherman’s hat and glove set is a truly local gift. Available in brown, gray or ivory. Men and women’s sizes available. $50. Browder’s Birds, 4050 Soundview Ave., Mattituck; browdersbirds.com

SHINDIG SHUCK BOX

Make your favorite foodie very happy with the Shindig Shuck Box from Southold Bay Oysters. the box includes two-dozen Shindig Oysters, your own shucking knife and shucking instructions. Southold Bay Oysters’ famous cocktail sauce (not shown) and a reusable cooler. $49. Order online for free pickup in Southold or overnight shipping in the tri-state area available; southoldbayoysters.com