Finding the perfect gift for someone who has everything is not an easy task, but the key to smart shopping is to do your homework and look for things that are not-so-ordinary. Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe in Southampton specializes in the obvious bevy of cheeses as well as a plethora of gourmet delights; however, they also carry unique items and exclusive culinary treasures. The Cheese Shoppe’s latest culinary treasure is called the Raclette—an amazing Swiss melted cheese invention that offers a fun way to prepare and serve cheese as a delicious meal, party favorite or simply as a fun appetizer for the whole family. Raclette is a special device that allows the cheese to be melted and served. In Switzerland (and the Savoie region of France), Raclette is as popular as fondue. So this winter and holiday season, enjoy a bottle of one of our East End’s fine vintages and gather friends and family for a night of heavenly cheese and fine wine. Village Gourmet Cheese Shoppe, 11 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-6949 www.villagecheeseshoppe.com.
Wondering what to get for the lady in your life this holiday season? The Perfect Purse in Southampton carries a variety of elegant and stylish handbags and purses in all sizes, colors, designs and brands. What says love more than Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton? One of each perhaps? The Perfect Purse, 20 Hampton Road, Southampton, 631-283-3360.
Pets are such an important part of our lives and deserve the best. Little Lucy’s Canine Couture offers so many options for that little furry friend this holiday season. Choose from an array of gift items that include beautiful hand blown glass dog ornaments, stockings, pillows, unique dog toys, Swarovski crystal collars, velvet Santa dog hats and scarves, warm shearlings, elegant blankets, locally made natural doggy treats by Teddy’s Treats and much more. Santa will be stopping by on the weekends to say hello to customers and enjoy some of their complementary cookies. 91 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-287-2352.
Holiday gifts from Old Town! Choose from an assortment of wine coasters, wine collars, bottle stoppers, bookends, candles and many other unique gift items. Also offering elegant gift wrapping and delivery. A few standout offerings include a set of 12 crystal goblets from England circa 1880 priced at $975 and Silverplate wine cooler also made in England priced at $375. Come in and enjoy the holiday season with Old Town Crossing, 46 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-7740.
Join Black Swan Antiques and Custom Cool Rugs this Saturday and Sunday for festive holiday shopping! Unusual gifts, holiday decor and unique home accessories and furniture will be on display. Sip some warm apple cider and browse products that are truly Hamptons originals. Custom Cool Rugs specializes in fair trade textile and product design that is ethically made—and stylish and beautiful! This special event will be held at Black Swan Antiques, 2450 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton. (Custom Cool Rugs, 44 Quogue Street, Quogue, 631-996-2900).
Ready to pamper yourself for the holiday season? Salon Xavier in Sag Harbor is offering some of the most spectacular seasonal packages like their Vegan Bliss, a ginger tea
vegan spa manicure and pedicure, Euro Bliss, a one hour Swedish Massage and European facial, the Lux Bliss, a lavender spa manicure and pedicure, pumpkin peel facial and blow out and finally the Ultimate Bliss, a milk and honey spa manicure and pedicure, one hour deep tissue massage, 24 karat facial, hair cut and blow out plus lunch from Provisions. 1A Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-6400.
Continuing with the idea of ultimate pampering, Gurney’s Inn Spa is exclusively offering Montauk’s new all natural body and hair spa products. Gurney’s famous Sea Water Spa and Thalasso Center will be carrying a new spa line with products made from all natural marine botanicals, 100% vegan, without parabens, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrance that are totally biodegradable. Lola Monte and the wife of the late Nick Monte along with the Gurney’s team are proud to have created this new line of body and hair seaweed based products with standouts like the amazing Firming Marine Body Lotion that will leave your skin feeling youthful, completely hydrated and invigorated. As a special introductory offer, Gurney’s is offering a special: Buy all four products (in the spa only) and receive a 20% discount between now and December 25. 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk,
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