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Shop ’til You Drop: Last-Minute Gifts Laced with Love

On the hunt for some last minute gifts? Check out some of these local options.

Lee Jewelers of Sag Harbor has some gorgeous additions to their collection, just in time for the holidays. Their Diamond & Gold Heart Necklaces glow with beautiful, graceful curves, offset by a glistening white diamond at the center. It’s the perfect gift for that special someone. Or, take a look at their beautiful selection of rings. The new Ruby 14K Gold Rings are simple, subtle and sophisticated. The sleek, minimalist gold setting lends emphasis to the cut wine red ruby. Each ring is hand made and designed by Lee Elliot.

There will be a Christmas Boutique and Pastry Sale at The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons from December 21 through December 24 this year. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for any last minute gifts and holiday decorations. Pick up some homemade sweet treats, including traditional Greek desserts, to share with family and friends.

Looking for a gift that gives back? Check out handmade Fair Trade accessories from Ten Thousand Villages. The nonprofit strives to improve the living situations of skilled artisans worldwide through sustainable business practices. The items Ten Thousand Villages offers are of the highest quality, and help provide a stable livelihood for their makers. Keep warm with the Rainbow Day Headband, made from vivid multi-colored silk. The silk is 100% recycled, and each headband is handcrafted in an impoverished area of Lalitpur, Nepal. Pair it with the matching Rainbow Day Infinity Scarf, and brighten up your winter. Or, accessorize with the colorful Kutch Bracelet, handmade in India. Intricate embroidery and metallic beats stitched across the dark cuff surface make it a whimsical touch to any outfit. The Opera Curtain Necklace is a show-stopping look, with dramatic draping of gold chains. It’s a confident, sophisticated accessory. Ten Thousand Villages is a worthy cause that is sure to help you in any of your last-minute holiday shopping.

If you’re searching for a unique gift for the art lover in your life, check out the Small Works exhibit at the Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue. Twenty-one participating photographers have displayed works 14 inches or smaller throughout the gallery, all of which are available for purchase. With over 80 framed and unframed works available, you’re sure to find the right print to suit any taste. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, or by appointment.

The Shelter Island Historical Society’s limited edition Christmas cards are now available for purchase at the Havens Store. Each card features the festive artwork of Long Islander Kirsten Lewis, with the message “Peace and Joy” inside. A pack of 10 cards costs $15. The Havens store also has a delightful selection of handmade ornaments, as well a wide variety of homemade natural cosmetics (Salt scrubs, bath fizzies, body mists, and more) made by Shelter Island residents. They make great stocking stuffers, and are the perfect way to treat yourself as the weather gets colder.

Raise a glass to the New Year with stylish etched glassware from theUncommonGreen. The company’s line of stemless wine glasses are beautifully engraved with maps of popular global cities, including New York, the Hamptons and Brooklyn. The frosted etching is striking against a deep red wine; these glasses are sure to spark a conversation. The wraparound map etching can also be carved into carafes and rock glasses, for entertainers of all kinds. The company also has a line of “Smart Barware,” a series of glassware showcasing the love of literature, history, and science nerds everywhere; A pair of champagne flutes are etched with the molecules of Oxytocin and Vasopressin (the chemicals of romance) and one rock glass shows the first edition cover of A Christmas Carol. There are even glasses etched in the patterns of classic Christmas sweaters. Each glass is made by eco-friendly manufacturers in the USA, and can be customized to suit anyone’s taste.

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