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Your guide to shopping local for the holidays in Greater Patchogue

When shopping local, you not only experience friendly hometown service, but your money stays in your community. Everybody wins.

This Small Business Saturday and every day, shops in the Greater Patchogue offer a great selection of fun and unique, gifts for everyone on your list. 

Here are some great ideas, from Bellport to Bayport, to get you started:

For the Fashionista:

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Bellport’s, classic yet trendy TOLA has a hip local feel. Here, you’ll find an extensive collection of Natural Life products including tea cups, bags, boho bandeaus, and night shirts. TOLA also carries local Carleton Clothing for babies up to adult sizes.

Oh, and be sure to ask about their personalized Charms by the Bay.


For Those Who Sparkle:

Bellport Jewelers and Rarities

When you’re looking for that something special and specific to Bellport, only Bellport Jewelers and Rarities has the “Bellport Bead” for her charm bracelet, as well as Bellport starfish, ice scooters and sailboat pendants. Additionally, they have a great selection of personalized jewelry for both him and her. They’re also holding a drawing this Small Business Saturday (details below).

Across the street at Village Silversmith GalleryArtist Dwight Trujillo has been crafting wearable art for 45 years. From delicate fairy pieces to nautical and biker chic, his varietal designs and pricing offer gift ideas for every personality and budget. Be sure to check out the plentiful silver bracelet case and mesmerizing colorful dichroic glass necklaces.

Photo: The Bellport “Ice Scooter” in 14KT gold


For your Favorite Foodie:

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You will be a changed person upon exiting The Amazing Olive in Patchogue Village.

One tasting transforms you into a sophisticated and enlightened food critic with the understanding of why olives, are in fact, amazing!

In addition to unparalleled olive oil (60 different types, extra virgin and infused), you can purchase olive oil/balsamic sets, pre-made gift bags, cute serving dishes, scrumptious olive oil soaps, and local honey and jams. Have a basket made to order. You can even bring your own basket and save some money.

Don’t forget to grab the $5 mini bottles of olive oil for some fun stocking stuffers or gift toppers.

When in doubt, buy them beer. Seriously, no one ever said you couldn’t gift-wrap a growler (we checked). Get yours at Hoptron Brewtique and be someone’s hero of hops.

Buy a membership (3, 6 or 12 months) to the Cheese Patch’s Cheese club and give them a gift that lasts long after the holidays. Once a month, members receive three half-pound, fresh, hand-cut cheeses from around the world with a detailed description, origin, and some suggested pairings.


For the Enlightened Guru:

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Give the gift of yoga, pilates, and barre fusion classes (open seven days a week) at LI Kula Yoga in Bellport. Purchase a gift certificate for yoga and shop their peace inspired gift shop of Malas, yoga attire, jewelry, and crystals.


For the Eclectic Interior Designer:

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The vintage with a modern twist, Celadon Home Boutique in Bellport Village is perfect for the friend with an eye for design.  Shop their “old meets new” inspired home décor, skincare, hats, jewelry, and purses. They even do window treatments, staging, and renovation.

Queen City Cupcakes in Patchogue Village is your sweet spot for delicious confections and charming home décor.  Can there possibly be a better combo then pastries with presents?

Treat yourself to a cupcake while checking a few gifts off your list.


For Art Lovers (big and small):

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Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has wonderful performances year-round for cultural enthusiasts of all ages. Some upcoming shows include Ovations’ Beauty and the Beast Jr., Andy DiMino’s “Toast to Dean Martin,” and a storytelling musical performance of the beloved Tony Danza.

Camera Concepts on South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue is your go-to place for both the serious and recreational photographer.

If you have a star-gazer in your life, their telescope collection is legit.


For the Rebel:

Give a gift certificate to The Devil’s Rose Tattoo in Blue Point. We’ve never seen anyone ever return a tattoo. Enough said.


Don’t Forget Your Hosts/Hostesses:

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Shop The Cheese Patch for fresh gourmet party platters, Del Fiore for the finest meat platters, and Sensationally Sweet for gift boxes or baskets. You’re sure to be invited back again next year!

Happy holidays and happy local shopping!


Baubles & Bubbles at Bellport Jewelers & Rarities in Bellport from12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday.

Participate in the Make a Wish List for Santa and you’ll be entered into our $300 Gift Card drawing ; no purchase necessary.  The winner’s name will be drawn next month during the community Christmas sing-a-long, which is Friday night, Dec. 16.

About the author: Christine Brody

Christine Brody is a longtime Patchogue resident with degrees in both advertising and education. She’s also a certified yoga instructor, which comes in handy for bending over backwards for her family. Christine secretly hula hoops and hides vegetables in her children’s baked goods, all in the name of fitness and health.