5 Local Gift Ideas From Long Island

A wine steward ppours wine for tasting at the Paumanok Winery on the northern tip of Long Island, New York. | Location: Aquebogue, New York, USA.
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Whether you're shopping for Christmas, a birthday or other celebration, it's always a great idea to support local companies by buying presents from your own area. Here's a list of five great suggestions for items right here on Long Island, NY.

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    Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
    ••• Diana Rattray

    Tate's Bake Shop is located in Southampton, NY, but its fame has spread far and wide. The tasty cookies, muffins, pies, coffee cakes and more are sold on Long Island, but are also known outside of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. A great gift for your friends or family who've never tasted these luscious desserts is any assortment of cookies. We suggest one 7-ounce box of their crispy, sweet chocolate chip cookies, one 7-ounce box of their delicious oatmeal raisin cookies, and to top off the list, one 7-ounce box of luscious white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

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    There are a variety of spas throughout Nassau and Suffolk County, and there's undoubtedly a friend or member of your family who could use a relaxing massage. The lucky recipient of your gift certificate won't have to go all the way into the city to enjoy some quiet, stress-free time.

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    Pink hotel room
    ••• The Chequit

    Maybe you have a friend or relative who really needs to get away from it all, but doesn't want to go too far. the perfect solution: a staycation on Long Island, NY. Consider a gift of a night or two at a great location like the luxurious Garden City Hotel, a short stay at the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel or stunning Oheka Castle Hotel.

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    A wine steward ppours wine for tasting at the Paumanok Winery on the northern tip of Long Island, New York.
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    Share the bounty of Long Island wine country with your friends and family. Over 50 producers of excellent wines call the North Fork home, such as Peconic-based Harmony Vineyards (as well as a few in other parts of Nassau and Suffolk).

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    Did you forget about that upcoming birthday or anniversary? Did Christmas or Hanukah suddenly show up on the calendar? No problem. You can still purchase a gift for that special someone, all without going off Long Island. From entertainment cards at local movie theaters to gift certificates at Long Island restaurants and much more, read about some ideas that'll get you a present right away.