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Shop Local: Gift Guide for Wives (and other VIP women)

Business by: Joanne Kountourakis and Chrissy Ruggeri, December 4, 2021

Earrings from Raizes in Northport Village make an excellent and unique gift. Photo via Instagram.

Be the life partner we always knew you could be by shopping early and local. Here are some ideas for gifts you can get while running errands. Best part, they’ll come beautifully wrapped in a local gift bag and can be exchanged for anything else in store (on the odd chance you choose the wrong color robe). Do this now, partner, and you can breathe easy for the rest of December.


The Soothery: Weightless Waffle Knit Robe

Soothery: Weightless Waffle Knit Robe

100% certified organic, ethically sourced and fully sustainable, this robe is lightweight, breathable, absorbent, and super comfortable. Those eight minutes she has between showering and sports practice will feel like a dream. Great for lounging in any season.
Robe: $109.95
106 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/thesoothery/


Raizes: Golden Grass Fine Jewelry from Brazil

Raizes: Golden Grass Fine Jewelry from Brazil

Radiant rings, bracelets, earrings and more have been catching the eyes of passersby ever since Raizes opened its storefront on Main Street in October. Women artisans in Tocantins, Brazil transform golden grass into beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry that are stylish, sustainable and “made to empower who crafts it and who wears it.”
Prices vary
112 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/goldraizes/


Southdown Coffee: Mid-morning Caffeine Fix

Southdown Coffee: Mid-morning Caffeine Fix

There’s a reason you keep finding empty coffee cups in the family car center console. Fuel the love of your life up with a gift card to Southdown, Main Street’s most requested coffee stop for busy women, moms and multitaskers. Plus, the olive oil polenta cake is delicious, and pairs perfectly with a 10am latte.
72 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/southdowncoffee


Tin Rooster: Antique Jewelry Tray

Tin Rooster: Antique Jewelry Tray


Wow her with a one-of-a-kind gift that is both functional and old-school elegant. This antique vanity/jewelry tray from the Tin Rooster is the perfect space to keep her everyday and statement pieces. If it’s taken before you get over there (run!), there are more unique finds that’ll prove you’re willing to sift through a room full of antiques to gain her affection.
377 Fort Salonga Road, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/tinroosterantiques/


ALTER’d Home: Fashion Designer Bracelets

ALTER’d Home: Fashion Designer Bracelets

Store owner Eugenia Slubski takes special pride in curating her clothing and one-of-a-kind gift store, especially her jewelry collections. These bangle and cuff bracelets from Julie Vos are some of her personal favorites and can be worn alone or stacked.
Prices start around $70
166 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/alterdhome/


The Dreaming Tree: Massage and Alone Time

The Dreaming Tree: Massage and Alone Time

Really want to up your gift game? Pair a relaxing massage at Dreaming Tree with a real-life day-and-time appointment. Plan to take the kids to dinner and a movie that day, so when she returns home relaxed, she can stay that way, for an hour or so. It's the little things, guys.
Prices start at $50
801 Fort Salonga Road, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/dreamingtreewellness/


Jewelry Collection: A Reality Check

Jewelry Collection: A Reality Check

Let’s be honest. The past 20-plus months have been rough. Every time there’s an “end” in sight, well… hello, darkness. This candle is so on point, it’ll make her laugh and cry at the same time. But mostly laugh. Or cry. It’s a crapshoot, really. Hashtag Covid.
75 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/jewelrycollectionofnorthport/


Hydrangea Home: Hand & Cuticle Salve

Hydrangea Home: Hand & Cuticle Salve

Chances are the woman in your life is dealing with some dry, itchy hands as we enter into the winter months (we know firsthand). Don’t fret, she’ll be impressed by the thoughtful, observant gift of a hand and cuticle salve from one of her favorite Main Street shops, Hydrangea Home. Go for the lavender or lemongrass for a fresh, feminine touch.
Hand salve: $12
67 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/hydrangeahome/


The Wine Cellar on Main: Ladies’ Night Out

The Wine Cellar on Main: Ladies’ Night Out

Get her a gift card that’ll support wine, a cheese board, and a few hours with her best girlfriends in Wine Cellar’s cozy, intimate setting. Put the kids to bed, then read a book or play some video games while your wife unwinds. Everyone wins. Bonus: she comes home to a clean house.
70 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/thewinecellaronmain/


Penny & Cooper: Whipped Sugar Scrub

Penny & Cooper: Whipped Sugar Scrub

You can’t go wrong with a sugar scrub; it cleanses and exfoliates. (Lavender and Beach Club are our favorite scents.) Put it in her stocking, or make it part of a basket filled with soap, body oil, and other treats from this beloved bath, body and home store. All Penny & Cooper’s products are made in Northport, right in the back of their store.
Sugar scrub: $19
154 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/pennyandcooperny/


Harborview Jewelers: So Shiny!

Harborview Jewelers: So Shiny!

Want to go big (or small) and shiny (or understated) but don’t know what to get? Let Barbara and her daughter Carolanne help. Barbara is incredibly talented at turning a customer’s uncertainty into a sure thing. (Pro tip: Barbara is also excellent at restoring and repairing old jewelry; if there’s a keepsake from grandma your wife loves but never wears, bring it to Harborview.)
260 Main Street, Northport
https://www.instagram.com/harborviewjewelers/

Remember:
our local businesses support the community through fundraisers, charity events and sponsorships all year long. Let’s return the love this holiday season and forgo big box retailers in favor of our neighborhood treasures. Shop small, support local now and throughout the year!