Shop ’Til You Drop: Never Too Early for Valentine’s Day

What a nice way to spend the month of January… The weather has been good and the shopping even better. Valentine’s Day is around the corner…let’s get shopping!

I know I’m a little early but…gearing toward gift giving for Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion, step into Lynne’s Cards & Gifts, 137 Main Street, Westhampton Beach for just that…here is where you will find: timeless, trendy gifts for all ages including toys, arts and crafts, plush, puzzles, games, photo frames, novelty items, nautical, souvenirs, balloons, even lotto, newspapers, fax and copy service and so much more. 631-288-1312. [expand]

Homespun, 142 Jessup Avenue, Quogue is the place “west of the canal” to find unique (made in the USA) gifts for every occasion. Look for personalized stationery, gifts for her, and gifts for kids and gifts for pets, just to mention a few, stop in and see for you. 631-996-2525,

Starting off the winter season with fitness and beauty in mind by launching the brand new spa: Evolution Fitness, 33 Hill Street, Southampton. Owned by Shinnecock Tribal member and Air Force Veteran Jason Colfield and new partner Nicole Aldrich Skin Therapy. Services at Spa Evolution with Nicole Aldrich include facials, body treatments, full body waxing, reflexology, makeup application and more. Appointments can also be scheduled at the clients’ home. Gift certificates and spa parties are also available. Celebrating the launch, there will be a Winter Cocktail Party, Friday, January 13, 6 to 10 p.m. and everyone is invited for some wine, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. 631-488-4252.

The Perfect Purse, 20 Hampton Road, Southampton is the perfect place to find real and spectacular vintage and previously-owned designer handbags and accessories…and yes, they are guaranteed authentic! 631-283-3360.

At Dazzelle, 47 Jobs Lane, Southampton, you will find three stores in one: Barbour, Evening Wear and Casual Classics…ladies fashions and accessories.

I received some e-mail looking for Hampton Hamlet Signs, and children’s custom signs, I know for sure, the nicest selections are available at Salty Home sitting pretty in the Bridgehampton Commons. It’s a fun hostess gift, or just to hang on your kitchen wall…this is a store that is also packed to the rafters with cozy, comfy, coastal furniture, furnishings and accessories. It is one of my faves…

Williams-Sonoma located in the Bridgehampton Commons is having an up to 75% off in-store and online sale. In the mix are a set of two, 10 and 12 inch, Calphalon Unison Nonstick Fry Pans exclusively priced at $79.95. Stop in and save on hundreds of items, online and in store.

At Loaves & Fishes, 2422 Main Street, look for great festive, sturdy dinner and flatware for all occasions. If you love personalized items, dinnerware is available here. Love their cookbook; it makes a perfect hostess gift. This shop is filled to the rafters with delicious home ware, some of which you will not find anywhere else. I love the pastel colored acrylic knife set priced at $299.

Speaking of interesting and unique items and gifts, stop in at Alice B King, 3454 Main Street, Bridgehampton for just that. You will also find interesting greeting, photo, placecards and invitations. 631-537-5115.

Kembali Bebas, Amagansett Square will be open for one more weekend, January 12 through 15. Going out with a bang, it is the Last Harrah Sale; all jewelry is now 70 to 80% off! Get an early Valentine’s Day gift for the extra special people in your life…stay tuned, this popular shop will relocating soon…

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: The Art of Hair Design by Claudia, located at Special Effects (a full service salon and spa), 455 Main Street, Greenport is now also available on the South Fork at Carla Williams Salon, 69 Eastport Manor Road, Eastport. Claudia, a master colorist and hair artist can create a look in designer color and cuts that her clients can afford. Starting with the right hair care products and cut, your hair maintains a healthy, easier fast forward style. 516-835-2259.

Until next week, Ciao and Happy Shopping!

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

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