Are you wracking your brain trying to come up with the perfect gift? With Christmas just a week away, there is no more time to procrastinate. Shop local at these boutiques voted the best on the North Fork in the annual Dan’s Best of the Best competition. There is something for kids, romantic partners, family, friends, acquaintances and party hosts.
An interesting or ornate antique may be just the thing for the hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Visit platinum winner for the North Fork, In the Attic Too (1095 Franklinville Road, Laurel; 631-605-9439, intheattictoo.com) to pick out quality antiques, vintage and handmade furniture, and home decor.
Twin Forks Bicycles (121 East Main Street, Riverhead; 631-591-3082, twinforksbicycles.com) picked the the platinum for bicycle shops. Kids and adults can both enjoy a new set of wheels this Christmas. And with the temperate weather of late, they won’t have to wait until spring to hit the road.
Antiques & Old Lace (31935 Main Road, Cutchogue; 631-734-6462) picked up the platinum for bookstore because of its selection of first printing and other antique books. A first edition of a favorite book will make the perfect gift.’
If you’re still scrambling for a gift for your niece, nephew or grandchildren, check out platinum children’s clothing store Renees Kid’s Corner (10095 Main Road, Mattituck; 631-298-4223, reneesmattituck.com). Renee’s Mattitick is a third-generation family-run business offering men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, furniture and accessories.
A beatiful bouquet or a traditional winter indoor plant such as a poinsettia makes the perfect hostess gift. Fine flowers await at platinum florist Ivy League Flowers & Gifts (56475 Main Road, Southold; 631-765-6500, ivyleagueflowersandgifts.com).
Goldsmith’s Toys (138 Main St, Greenport; 631-477-0466, facebook.com/goldsmithsgreenport) is the North Fork’s platinum toy store, and the perfect destination for to grab a gift for a child, or the young at heart.
Mint (260 Love Lane, Mattituck; 631-298-8009) is the platinum winner for women’s clothing. Get expert advice here on the right outfit or accessory—just know the right size!