Shop ‘Til You Drop: One More Weekend Before Christmas

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Well here we are, almost ready to open our presents for the Christmas holiday celebration. Time flies when you shop…Let’s do it!

Based in Westhampton Beach, Basket of the Hamptons specializes in creating unique gift baskets made from beautiful willow. The baskets are filled with some of the finest East End specialty companies’ goodies including Hamptons Cookie Company, Hamptons Coffee, Pennycakes Bakery, The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck, just to name a few. Their focus is to help the local businesses of the East End promote their products, as well as give the local community the chance to try fantastic products. For info call owner Tracy Clark, 631-770-3519.

Do I love Bar Boy, 218 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays for whatever I need for whenever I need it…no kidding there are tons of things for the holidays including personal, commercial and gift-giving items. That complete turkey fryer set is $99, home beer units start at $679, Kitchen Aid mixers and 12-cup food processors and accessories, Waring health juicers, commercial Waring bar blenders start at $76.50, popcorn machines in six sizes start at $59, there is the complete line of American-made Dexter knives, Forschner Swiss cutlery, and the forever searched for poly and wood banquet tables start at $55.90 to $258. 631-728-7100. [expand]


Hot off the press, Brahmin, 56 Jobs Lane, tells us that polka dots are in! Are you kidding? I love polka dots! Get your fill with the Luna Dots Collection, a fashionable combination of printed calf hair and classic black croc in the latest handbag styles. A gift everyone on your gift list will love for years to come. They are available exclusively at Brahmin. Check out the luxurious Louise Rose Satchel $345, Tyler Satchel $395, Bryn Clutch $255. 631-287-2386,

You will add plenty of sparkle to your holiday gift-giving with “the ultimate in casual luxury” – fine colored gemstones handcrafted in 18K gold, the ‘Candy’ Flamenco’ bracelet can be purchased at Tamara Camolli, 27 Main Street. 631-283-7600 –

At Flowers And Company Antique Center, 245 County Road 39, considered the Hamptons’ only multi-dealer market, with more than 30 dealers, features a vast and varied selection of antiques, collectibles and decorator treasures ready for your gift giving. Not only a flower and gift shop, there is so much merchandise to choose from including vintage, art, lighting, tabletop, jewelry, furniture, antiquities to mid–century modern. The holiday
 sale offers savings up to 50% on their entire inventory through December 31. Open 7 days, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 631-726-7275,

The beautiful Sea Green Designs, 27 Hampton Road, is celebrating its 4th Annual Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 17. Stop in anytime from 10 a.m. until late for “Candle Light” shopping and seasonal refreshments. Sea Green Designs will be donating 10% of December’s profits to the Group for the East End in order to give a little back to the East End that inspires us all. 631-259-3612,

I love Flying Point Surf & Sport, 63 Main Street and Flying Point Surf Boutique, 65 Main Street, for the very special darlings on my gift list. You can accessorize your holidays with Maui Jim’s Mahina ($259) or Ray Ban’s folding Wayfares $165). Look stylish this season with a G-Shock ($130). Listen to the hot-test music with Scullcandys ROCNATION Aviator Headphones ($180). How about the Gopro HD video camera waterproof and wearable creates five megapixel photos, automatically $179), a great gift for videoing surfing, skating, hunting, diving. The list goes on and on. While you are in the store check out Flying Point Kids. The Volcom zip-up hoodie on their list for sure, choose from their huge selection. How about Bogs totally waterproof snow boot for function and warmth. Another must-have for the kids are Knitwits gloves and hats. They’re 100% natural wool and come in great animal themes at $32. For more information on all locations visit: – 631-287-0075.

Mark your calendar for the Holiday Benefit Party at Little Lucy’s Canine Couture, and Beau Hulse Realty Group, 91 Jobs Lane and to help R.S.V.P. Rescue Group’s underprivileged dogs, Saturday, December 17, 2 ­– 6 p.m. You can adopt that special friend just in time to sit him or her under your Christmas tree. Just in time for Christmas look for a new shipment of warm winter sweaters and coats for your pooch and while you’re there you will enjoy appetizers, beverages and more. 631-287-2352.

27 Hampton Salon, 27 Hampton Road, is a full-service hair and makeup salon featuring organic hair color as well as traditional. They are now featuring their exclusive makeup and botanical skin care by Rulef Cosmetics. Enjoy a holiday makeover with lash application and brow shaping and a stunning, red carpet worthy upstyle. Get a gorgeous sunless, 100% natural airbrush tan by Suvara. Daily specials include manis, pedis, hair care and much more. Gift certificates are also a good idea. For info and appointments call 631-377-3107,

At Impulse Boutique, 94 Main Street, you can dress up for the holidays and strut your stuff in their fabulous special red hot dress in a gorgeous shade of red that is available in sizes 4-14, at the amazing price of $98. This is a must-stop-shop, especially for holiday fashions and accessories.,  631-676-4773.

At Topiaire, 51 Jobs Lane, you will find the perfect holiday hostess gift when you see their beautiful burgundy amarylis, garden roses with berries and hydrangea arrangement garnished with a silver deer centerpiece. 631-287-3800,

At Stitch, 22 Nugent Street, you can choose ready or custom made, imported designer fabrics from couture to clothing, great accessories and gifts. You can be your very own designer. There are some wonderful gifts for men that include scarves and cashmere socks. 631-377-3993,

Snake Hollow Studio Holiday Shop, 221 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton featuring designer Keith Barker’s hand-crafted wooden products that are made here in the Hamptons from local materials will be on display and sale Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Look for fabulous custom mirrors, sconces, art tables and chairs, bird houses and lots of wonderful holiday gift items. Also for your collection, signature equestrian and local bird drawings and paintings and check out the Japan collection by Lynn Matsuoka. Pet and people portrait commissions are also available. 631-537-5236,

Bring your oversized shopping bag to Kembali Bebas located at the Amagansett Square. Moving to another location, Lorraine has to clear everything out by mid-January. All clothing is 40% off the markdown price…(in some cases it makes the item 80% off the original price), Tribal corduroy pants are now $17.97, jewelry is marked down 60%, all accessories, hats, gloves are 20% off the already marked down price. Open daily, 631-267-3455.

In Montauk at Kailani, 29C, Montauk Highway from now until Christmas Eve, December 24, everything in the shop is priced at 50% off. There is a nice choice of holiday gifts that include women’s dresses, coats, jewelry and all home décor. The shop is open Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Kristin at 631-668-1518,

Until next week. Ciao and happy holiday shopping!

If you have any questions or your shop is having sales, new inventory, re-opening, or a brand new business, my readers want to hear about it. E-mail me at: [email protected] or [email protected] – I will be happy to get the word out!

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