Holiday gifting guide - where to use your gift cards or treat yourself post holiday!

Our businesses are working hard to make sure they are providing safe holiday shopping experiences this year whether you're in store or shop on line and do curbside pick up! So grab your mask and those gift cards and hit the shops, or the laptops.

Santa's List

Those marked with an asterisk offering online shopping and/or curbside pickup!

For the environmentally minded

*Reuse Refuge - A low-waste shop in Auburn providing healthier options for you and our planet.

For the art lover

Front Porch Gift Shop -The Front Porch Gift Shop has a huge assortment of products including nautical themed items. 

South Shore Artisans - Local artists have joined together to open an art co-op, selling a mixture of fine art and folk art. 

For interior designer or fashionista

*MacKenzie-Childs - Imaginative, whimsical designs for every room in your home.

Mitchell's Western Store - Mitchell's Western Store prides itself on quality equine merchandise at reasonable prices. 

Regenerations - Think upcycle, recycle, repurpose, local...for fit your style.

Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm - Fresh-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, and centerpieces along with a wide variety of fun and unique gifts.

Suzy Q's - Look no further for that hard to find, perfect gift. Suzy Q's is filled with many unique, handmade, and one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry and decor. 

For the craft beverage connoisseur

*Aurora Brewing Company - Brewing small batches of curios styled beers with a focus on hoppy, fruited and non-fruited sours, and the unusal concoction.

*Bright Leaf Vineyard - A small, family winery/vineyard specializing in red and wine dry to semi-dry varietals.

*Chateau Desseau- A young family-owned, winery and vineyard tucked in the heart of the Finger Lakes wth some of the bed reds in the Finger Lakes.

*CJS Vineyards - A premier Finger Lakes Family owned estate winery specializing in Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin wines.

*Colloca Estate Winery - Home to the Lake Effect Vineyard with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Reisling.

*Grisamore Cider Works - Family-owned hard cider company made from apples grown at Grisamore Farms.

*Heart & Hands Winery- Small production allows for an intense focus on quality, producing food-friendly wines, offering wines crafted from Pinot Noir and Reisling grapes for your enjoyment.

*Izzo's White Barn Winery - A family-owned and operatied boutique farm winery, offering Reisling, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc as well as new hybrids and traditional favorites.

*Long Point Winery- Specializing in medium to full-bodied vinifera wines, visit the gift shop and enjoy the spectacular lakes views.

*Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing- A small batch, hand-crafted brewing company offering an ever-changing variety of creative and unusual ales.

Next Chapter Brewpub- Find on-site brewed beer plus local beers, wine and ciders, and wood-fired pizza and hand crafted small plate dishes.

*Prison City - Flights, growlers, crowlers of in-house award winning brews accompany the gastropub menu.

*Quarry Ridge Winery - Family owned winery with a beautiful tasting room nestled on a hilltop on the east side of Cayuga Lake. 

*Shep's Brewing Company- A family-owned micro-brewery localed in the heart of the central New York, offering beer, wine, cider and more.

Sterling Cidery - Craft cidery serving hard cider made using local apples in a pub-style atmosphere with growlers available for purchase. 

*Summerhill Brewing- Family-owned micro-brewery offering historically named hand crafted ales made on site using sustainable practices.

*Thirsty Pug Craft Beer & Market -  Thirsty Pug is a craft beer store offering pints, flights, growlers and an entire retail section with over 200 beers. Everything is available in singles.

Treleaven Wines - Shop their extensive gift shop featuring wine accessories, locally made gourmet cheese, home decor, gift baskets and of course wine!

*Underground Bottle Shop- A small shop featuring off the beaten path interesting wines, hard ciders, and spirits from all over the world. 

For the foodie

Gift Certificates are the gift that keep giving. 

*Aurora Cooks! - A demonstraion kitchen offering meals and instruction, based in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes region. Part of the Inns of Aurora family of properties. 

Casa Latina's - Casa Latina's is a latin food market located in downtown Auburn with products from Central America, South America and the Carribean. 

*Crow City Roasters - Small batch coffee roasting offering coffees with flavor!

*Gretchen's Confections - An artisan chocolate shop in downtown Auburn featuring small batches made in-house.

*Moonflower Macarons - A small pastry boutique specializing in French macarons in a variety of seasonally inspired flavors.

*New Hope Mills - A staple in the central NY region selling famous pancake mix as well as kitchen decor and baking supplies. 

For the impossible to shop for

We all have that (at least) one person who seems just impossible to shop for. This year participate in #GivingTuesday or Green Friday and support local non profit organizations. Purchase a gift certificate, gift a membership and make a donation in their name to and organization near and dear to their heart. A bonus of shopping this way is that is contactless! Purchase online and mail a special holiday card!

*Schweinfurth Arts Center - A multi-arts facility located in Auburn offering art classes for all ages and a quiant gift shop.

*Seward House Museum - Donate, become a member of the historic home of William H. Seward, or shop the gift shop for historical themed books and gifts. 

*Cayuga Museum of History & Art - Support the birth place of talking movies! Donate or become a member. 

*Willard Memorial Chapel - Donate or join the community of the only complete and unaltered Tiffany Chapel known to exist.