Our local shops and small businesses have been hit hard this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s more critical than ever for us to support our local economy.  We put together this guide to give you some ideas for all of the special people on your list- and to make it easy for you to shop locally this year. Some of these businesses have been fortunate enough to have the resources to create eCommerce sites to help bridge the gap during these challenging times, however others have not. If you feel comfortable to do so, we encourage you to stop by the shops (with your mask on, of course) and check out all the other goods that these incredible businesses have to offer you.  Some businesses are even offering virtual shopping via FaceTime.  Let’s do our part to support our community this holiday season, and beyond.  Jump to a section:

For Kids

Shop in store or shop our website for curbside pick up (please note, not all products are on the website. Shop in store for full selection)

Learning Express Toys Rye Ridge Plaza Rye Brook (914) 481-1350
Open Monday – Saturday 9:30 to 6:00; Sunday 10:00-5:00
Studio Sewing Machine For Beginners Package: 3 x 90 minute private lessons 3 x 30 minute practice time after each lesson 2 projects including materials $435 (in studio)
Private Sewing Machine Lesson $145 including materials (in studio) Try it and see!
Mother/Daughter Private Sewing Machine Lesson $175 (in studio)

Enjoy a new activity together!

For Him & Her

Give that special guy in your life a gift card from Beer Noggin, a craft beer retailer in Mount Kisco and Bronxville. They have draft beer, growlers, and a curated selection of beers to go. You can also purchase beer on their website for pick-up.
In celebration of the holidays, give yourself or a special someone the gift of beauty! Specials will be dropping all season long so don’t miss out. Offers include BOTOX, CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, Laser Hair Removal and more. Mention “LocalMoms” when booking a complimentary consultation to receive a $50 gift-card! 

1/4 Zip Cashmere Sweaters

$175

Mancino Custom Tailor

Currently an additional 30% off! Men’s 1/4 zip sweaters in assorted sizes and colors.  Sizes S -XXL    Wool/silk/cashmere.

Fleece Lined Gloves

$65

Mancino Custom Tailor

Men’s fleece lined suede gloves available in black or brown.  Size Med to XL.

Ultra Suede Gloves

$25

Mancino Custom Tailor

Ultra suede gloves with mink pompoms.  One size fits all. Smart phone finger.  Black, tan, olive, navy and yellow.

$2800

Rose Gold & Diamond Eternity Band
Kwiat Stackable Ring with Diamonds

$225
Call or email for customization. Chain length is adjustable.
Zaltas Gallery
900 E Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
914-777-7304
$1,650
Dazzling rainbow hued sapphires in various sizes, are encrusted in a rich yellow gold prong setting.

For Home

Custom Artwork – Give the gift of a custom commissioned piece of artwork by Katy Garry.  Work with Katy directly on custom inspiration, size and color.  Create the perfect piece of artwork you have always dreamed of.
“Cup of Joy” Inspired by Katy Garry’s original rainbow paintings, these mugs are ready to be filled with JOY and a cup of joe.   Each gift wrapped mug comes with a candy cane and make the perfect stocking stuffer!
Style your shelves with original one of a kind artwork.   Katy has a large selection of landscapes, and abstracts in many colors to choose from.
Gift cards  Give the gift that keeps on giving- the gift of organization with spiff. Spiff offers gift cards ranging from $100-$1000. For anything over $1000, please email jenna@spifforganizing.com   
spiff soy candles No. 49: A white candle with a more feminine scent. Oak Moss, Moon Flower, and Sweet Mint.     No. 63: A black candle with a more masculine scent. Amyris, Black Myrrh, and Ambergris. 
Our candles are made with 100% pure soy.
A single candle for $35, or make it a pair with our bundle for $60. 

Friends & Family

Holiday Challahs and Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect treat to gift to your local friends and neighbors!  Challahs are Nut and Dairy Free.  Rice Krispy treats are Nut Free and can be made Gluten and Dairy Free!  Personalized with any image!  Recognize a college acceptance, new home, special celebration or the perfect size for your family holiday dinner!  Email Debra at blingintheburbs@yahoo.com to order.
Order your customizable hand-carved wooden sign today with your favorite college,
sorority or fraternity! Makes a great gift for a grad or college student for a bedroom,
dorm or gift for a roommate!
Carved Collections also creates custom signs for children’s rooms or dens with  their
favorite hobbies or sports. Order a great sign to celebrate mom or dad, grandparents,
or your BFF with your very own pictures!
Follow us on Insta: @carvedcollections
Text us at: (914) 708-0967
Happy Holidays from Carved Collections! Choose your favorite holiday symbol and
customize it with your very own pictures-best gift ever!
hometownlove is a small local wood sign business created by two crafty Rye moms – Dawn Pineault & Therese Karl.  We met many years ago when our oldest daughters attended Rye Methodist Nursery School (which sadly closed a few years back).
In January of 2018, we were talking about how much we love Rye and know that our neighbors do too! With that in mind, we created a few Rye zip code signs and hometownlove was a go. Through word-of-mouth, orders started coming in. Once our Instagram Page was created, things really took off.
While still making zip code signs (we’ve ventured outside of Rye), we now make signs for all occasions. We love collaborating with clients to make that special sign with that hometown feel!
hometownlove has also been involved in the Rye Community, donating signs and proceeds to local organizations including: Rye Girls Softball, Rye Little League, The Rye YMCA, Rye Historical Society, The Rye Arts Center, Children’s Philanthropy and many more.
Instagram @hometownlove
Chocolate Chip Cookie Fries – available in plain chocolate chip, white/dark/milk chocolate dipped w sprinkles. Custom colors/flavors available for holidays, schools, camps, etc. 
Customized bags/boxes of cookies, brownies, truffle balls for all occasions
Instagram @wilkchocolate

***nut-free options available although not a nut-free facility

Custom dessert platters available in multiple sizes, for all occasions.

For The Experience

Visit the Cross County Center this holiday season to see their incredible 44- foot tall Christmas Tree that guests can walk-thru. Families can also take pictures with Santa (outdoors) and enjoy tons of holiday festivities like ice skating, several holiday food trucks, and extended holiday shopping. Check out even more details and how to book your pictures with Santa here.
The NEW Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza, presented by Westchester Medical Center Health Network, will dazzle and delight guests of all ages. Enjoy 1.2 miles of holiday lights, themed areas, larger than life displays, live characters, and Santa — right from the warmth and safety of your own car. Bring the hot cocoa and crank up the holiday tunes as you and the kids soak in the magic of this beautiful and fun experience. Get your tickets from now until January 3rd.

Is there a Holiday Gift idea we should add to our guide? We would love to hear about it...

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