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Holiday Shop Local - Long Island - Laffey Real Estate

The holidays are almost here, and with that comes the challenge of finding unique gifts for all the special people on your shopping list. Although you could go to a big box store to take care of your holiday shopping. our real estate agents recommend exploring some of the great local shops around Long Island. Not only is this an excellent way to support your community, but you're also far more likely to find one-of-a-kind gifts that are sure to really "wow" your family and friends.  

Not sure where to start? No problem! Here are a few of our favorite places to find unique Christmas gifts for every type of recipient.

  1. Wit & Whim: 6 Carlton Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050
    Wit & Whim offers an excellent selection of modern, vintage, and handmade items from over 60 local merchants. Shopping at this store is even more special because they give back a portion of all their profits to deserving charitable organizations!

  2. Lockwood:  32-15 33rd St., Astoria, NY 11106
    Not far from some of the best Astoria Homes for Sale, Lockwood is a boutique that carries modern home goods and eclectic gifts, decor, and toys. Here you'll also find unique clothes for women, men, and children.

  3. Inside Astoria: 28-07 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, NY 11105
    Inside Astoria carries a wide variety of unique items, making it easy to get most of your holiday shopping done with one stop. Whether you need custom jewelry, candles, decor, or bath products, or you're looking for interesting books or children's gifts, you'll find it all here!

  4. Dolphin Bookshop: 299 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050
    The independent Dolphin Bookshop is the perfect place to find a unique gift for the bookworm on your list. Best of all, you can make a day of it! Spend some time shopping, then grab lunch at the store's cafe before taking a drive around to check out some of the beautiful Port Washington homes for sale.

  5. Fancy Free: 248 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
    Shopping at Fancy Free is always a rewarding experience. Here you'll find beautiful and interesting gift items made by local artists with special needs. Not only will you find some of the best gifts out there, but a portion of the proceeds goes back to the artist that created the work.

    If you're considering moving into one of the great Farmingdale homes for sale, you'll definitely want to familiarize yourself with this store and all the wonderful work they do. 
  1. The Divine Olive Oil Co.: 281 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735
    The foodies in your life will love gifts from The Divine Olive Oil Co. This is Long Island's largest fresh gift basket and gourmet specialty store. They carry gourmet foods and gifts, extra virgin olive oil, infused oils, aged balsamic vinegars, and more. It's the perfect idea for anybody who is notoriously hard to buy for. 

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home in the Long Island area, you might be surprised to learn that the holiday season is a great time to do both. Contact us today to learn why, and let us show you how we can help! 

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