Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. All of a sudden, you turn around and Christmas is almost here, but there’s still a few people you haven’t purchased gifts for. Here’s a list of spots you can show some local love to this holiday season that have perfect last minute gifts for anyone in your life. You might even pick up a gift for yourself, too.
Stop by Coffee Pot Cellars in Cutchogue and pick up a jar of Blossom Meadow’s award-winning jam, perfect to spread on toast Christmas morning. While you’re there, get a bottle (or two or three) of wine for Christmas Eve.
Head over to Shades Tree Nursery in Jamesport for a jar of the delicious infused honey from their house brand, North Breeze Farms. Try the rosemary, lemon verbena, lavender or stick with the classic raw honey, made by bees on the farm. They even have jarred honey butter.
For that super last minute gift, or really just a gift for any wine lover in your life, Lenz Winery in Peconic has its highly rated bottles already wrapped up and looking festive, so there’s minimal work involved for you.
Held at the Greenporter hotel in Greenport, these cooking classes happen typically once a week for no more than six people. Chef Deborah Pittorino will show you how to cook a glorious three course with as little waste as possible that can easily be recreated at home.
These gift boxes for the wine enthusiast really do all the work for you. With four varieties to choose from, each comes with a few bottles of wine and some snacks to go with it. The $150 “Love Wine” gift box, for instance, comes with bottles of RGNY Viognier, sparkling white and cabernet franc plus two wine flutes, butterscotch pecans, quince slices, honey and jam. Order online or pick it up at the Riverhead tasting room.
Each month, North Fork artist Kara Hoblin creates colorful, intricate chalk murals in the dining room of First & South Restaurant in Greenport. The chalk art is fleeting, but this calendar captures the beautiful seasonal images to enjoy all year.
This new fancy chocolate company has hopped on the hot cocoa bomb trend, and boy, are we glad they did. Each chocolate sphere is filled with hot cocoa powder, marshmallows and peppermint candy canes. Once hot milk is poured over the top, it opens up to reveal the insides. Order online or pick them up at Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm in Southold.
For the coffee obsessed or maybe that not-so-morning person who needs a pick me up in the a.m., grab a bag of Aldo’s famously strong in-house roasted coffee. You can get them in bean form or the staff will grind them fresh for you in store.
For the beer lover and foodie in your life, here’s a perfect gift. Loaves and Fishes food store in Bridgehampton created a cookbook inspired by Long Ireland’s brews, with recipes featuring Long Ireland’s year-round and seasonal beers. Stop by the brewery in Riverhead to order the book and pick up a four pack of mixed brews used in the recipes.
For the liquor aficionado who stocking needs stuffing, pick up a sample pack from Montauk Distilling Co. in Riverhead. Each box comes with three good sized samples, enough for a drink or two (depending on how strong you make it). Choose from gin, vodka, whiskey, rum and more.
From the colorful vintage posters to the funky sculptures and vases, Ray Design Shop in Greenport has a gift for that person in your life with a modern style.
This store is the perfect place to pick up a gift for something who has a collected, vintage style. Already perfectly framed, Jamesport Art and Framing has plenty of antique prints from fish themed to illustrations of fruit for the kitchen to animals.
Head to this well-curated Southold shop to pick up some vintage style framed maps of the local hamlets for the Northforker in your life.
This new store in Southold has a couple different gift bundles that work for just about anyone. The Out and About bundle comes with coffee-themed face masks, a cute patterned tote and a filling granola bar made with pumpkin and sunflower seeds for that friend who is constantly on the go.
Made by local artists, the beautiful statement earrings available at the Times Vintage are for the fashionista in your life. Some are more neutral tones made with clay, while others are bright and bold, made with colorful flowers and resin.
For the skin care curious, this is the perfect local gift. This Southold Bay Oysters product is made from oyster nacre, or mother of pearl, with properties said to hydrate, moisturize, soften and improve skin elasticity.
For the casual jewelry wearer in your life, pick up one of these dreamy tassel bracelets in natural tones.