Every holiday season, we search the North Fork for some of our favorite gift suggestions. And this year more than ever, we look forward to supporting our small businesses and making our loved ones happy with these charming, locally sourced finds. Keep reading all week to discover treats for foodies and wine lovers, accents for the home and fun new experiences — all right in your own backyard. Below, eight thoughtful gifts to keep busy North Fork-style.
Get your kid (or yourself) outdoors with a range of high-design skateboards available at Flying Point. From $109+. Flying Point Surf & Sport, 405 Main St., Greenport; flyingpointsurf.com
Do your best at arts and crafts with this easy-to-follow cross-stitch kit. Kit includes instructions and the tools you need to create your very own masterpiece. Available in multiple designs. $18-20. Altman’s Needlearts, 195 Love Lane, Mattituck, 631-298-7181; altmansneedlearts.com
Noteworthy, indeed. Morgan & Kydd’s custom notecards are the perfect gift for your favorite pen pal. These hand-printed, original cards are made by a Peconic-based paperie using hand-carved lino blocks. Each set includes four notecards and custom orders can be placed for other color variations. $42 per set. Morgan & Kydd, morganandkydd.com
North Fork Coloring Book
Color the North Fork coloring book is a two-in-one gift: a collection of illustrations to color and a travel guidebook that helps navigate some of the best places the North Fork has to offer. The base illustrations are created using the author’s own photographs, and the book includes a detailed information page for each of the 30 locales featured. $17.95. Color Our Town, colorourtown.com (also available in store at: Jamesport Country Store, Burton’s Bookstore, Preston’s, Clarke’s Garden, touchGoods, and One For All Gifts).
Relaxation Gift Bundle
This relaxation gift bundle will put even the most stressed-out host at ease. Basket includes three tea sachets, massage oil, lotion bar made with local beeswax, lavender hydrosol, bar soap, pillow mist and essential oil. $85. Lavender by the Bay, 7540 Main Road, East Marion, 631-477-1019; lavenderbythebay.com
Bring out your inner artist with this paint-by- the- numbers kit from Arni Paperie. Kits come in multiple designs and include a canvas, non-toxic paints, paintbrushes and instructions. $38. Arni Paperie, 54127 Main Road, Southold, 718-483-6054; arnipaperie.com
Glove Embroidery Kits
Make these hand-knit gloves using yarn from a local flock of sheep your own with two different embroidery kits from Knit & Purl Construction Co. designed exclusively for Browder’s Birds. One kit features a henna design while the other kit creates a knitted-edge lace look. Kits include pair of gloves, yarn and pattern. $40 per kit. Browder’s Birds, 4050 Soundview Ave., Mattituck; browdersbirds.com
These handmade journals feature a rustic texture with unique designs. The artisan, a retired New York Times photojournalist, uses his signature finish of burnt and waxed pieces of vintage New York Times newspaper clippings. One is a photo/sketch journal featuring acid-free hand-cut paper, one is a lined writing journal with a high-quality chunk of lined paper imported from Italy. $65-$75. The Weathered Barn, 41 Front St., Greenport, 631-477-6811; theweatheredbarngreenport.com