I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Googling “small shops near me” is actually one of the best ways to get your shopping done this holiday season (and year-round, to be honest). In addition to directly supporting those within your community, local businesses are more likely to have unique, worthwhile items that you’ll feel good about gifting. For a list of the best places to buy locally-made or curated items, continue reading. To learn about these small businesses, upcoming holiday pop-up shops, or other Shop Small initiatives happening within the region, click here.
Small Businesses to shop and support in Nassau County
This full-service fishing shop is a great spot for watersports and fishing gear, as well as boating and other outdoor accessories.
Location: 405 Main St. Apt. #2, Port Washington 11050
Hours: Weekdays the shop is open from noon to 7 p.m. and on weekends it is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone number: (516) 767-2215
Website: Home (atlanticoutfitters.us)
For handcrafted jewelry, natural stones, skincare essentials, Himalayan Salt Lamps, and handmade products from all across the globe, head to Port Salt Cave’s boutique. New items are added regularly, and if you want to gift an experience (instead of an item) just ask someone at the front desk about gift certificates or booking a private event.
Location: 403 Main St. Apt. #3, Port Washington 11050
Hours: Closed Mon.-Tues., Wed. 11-7, Th. 11-7, Fri. 11-7, Sat. 11-5, and Sun. 12-4
Phone number: 516-439-4820
Website: Port Salt Cave-Shop
For homemade, sensitive-skin-approved beauty and wellness products, check out Divine Self Rituals. Using holistic, aromatherapy, and herbalism practices, Divine Self Rituals offers gifts ideal for your all-natural bestie or those that need a little encouragement when it comes to R&R.
Location: 145 Maple Ave, Rockville Centre 11570
Hours: Closed Sun., Open 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fri., and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat.
Phone number: 516-439-4820
Website: Divine Self Rituals
AIREM Modern Beauty Rituals is the place to go for clinical skincare products, consultations, and other medspa experience needs.
Location: 428 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset 11791
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs., closed Sun.
Phone number: (516) 614-1880
The Shops at Milleridge transform into a winter wonderland when its holiday village comes to life. The cottage and shops go all out with decorations, serving as the perfect backdrop for photos. The General Store, Christmas Shoppe, Boutique, Florist, Candy Shoppe, Bakery, and Café are all hidden gems for great gift finds.
Location: 585 N Broadway, Jericho 11753
Hours: Vary by the shop
Phone number: (516) 931-2201
Website: The Shops at Milleridge
For unparalleled nail health solutions and manicure accessories, pH7 in Woodbury should be your go-to. The shop here offers a diverse collection of nourishing hand, cuticle, and nail products as well as rejuvenating body elixirs, lotions, non-toxic long-lasting nail lacquers, and so much more.
Location: 8586 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury 11797
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.
Phone number: (516) 224-4174
Website: [ pH7 ] Beauty
Small Businesses to shop and support in Suffolk County
For official Long Island merchandise, head over to Discover Long Island’s very own online store. Our organization has curated a top-tier merch store that sources all of its products locally. From cozy hoodies to incredibly relaxing scented candles, adorable baby onesies, insulated wine tumblers, and so much more!
Phone number: (631) 951-3900
Website: Discover Long Island Shop
Founded in 2016, Hitch first operated out of a camper, traveling to festivals, events, and pop-ups. In 2019, the brick-and-mortar store opened its doors right in the heart of Babylon Village, continuing to support our community of local makers and artisans. The shop proudly sources goods from over 200 local vendors, offering the most unique handmade goods and up-cycled Authentic Luxury you’ll find.
Location: 37 E Main Street, Babylon 11702
Hours: Closed Mon., open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Sun.
Phone number: (516) 860-5543
Website: Hitch LI
For gifts that give beachside surfer vibes, shop at Hanalei and Kulas either online or at the location on Fire Island. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of boho-chic apparel, hot tea blends, candles, incense, books, and more.
Location: 472 Dehnhoff Walk, Ocean Beach, NY 11770
Hours: noon to 8 p.m., the storefront is open seasonally but online orders are available year-round
Phone number: (516) 220-1903
Website: Hanalei and Kulas
For artisan-made chocolates, candies, and gift baskets, visit Stony Brook Chocolate Works.
Location: 143 Main Street, Stony Brook 11790
Hours: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sun.
Phone number: (631) 675-9366
Website: Chocolate Works Stony Brook
For boutique pet products and services, Harbor Pet in Greenport is a fabulous option.
Location: 120 Main St., Greenport 11944
Hours: 10 a.m- 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sun.
Phone number: (631) 477-1518
Website: Harbor Pet (harbor-pet.com)
Christina’s World, Deer Park
For handmade ornaments and decor, Christina’s World brings joy to the world in the form of handmade holiday items.
Location: 27 Woodcreek Ct., Deer Park 11729
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Phone number: (631) 242-9664
Looking to purchase your own sailboat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard? You’ve found the place. Come in and speak with one of our experts who can help you find the right boat or board for your skills and budget. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, the experts here will get you set up the right way.
Location: 334 South Bayview Ave., Amityville 11701
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tues.- Sat.
Phone number: (631) 264-0005
Website: The Dinghy Shop
This family-owned and operated winery and taproom is the perfect place to pick up a local wine for your vino-loving BFF or coworker.
Location: 17 East Main St., Bay Shore 11706
Hours: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sun.
Phone number: (631) 647-9010
Website: FIV Fire Island Vines – Home
The Gallery North in Setauket is your one-stop shop for local artisan-made crafts and workshop classes across all mediums of art.
Location: 90 North Country Road, Setauket 11733
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sun.
Phone number: (631) 751-2676
Website: Gallery North
Stop by East Wind in Wading River for delicious baked goods, cafe-style eats, and its lively shopping scene. Visitors will find a healthy selection of boutiques, a florist, and of course, the hotel’s historic carousel. While you’re here, stop by Gingerbread University to build a gourmet gingerbread house that’ll put the store-bought ones to shame.
Location: 5768 Route 25A, Wading River 11722
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days per week
Phone number: (631) 929-3500
For wellness productions, skincare goodies, and CBD-infused essentials, stop by Revive Health Studio. The health and wellness experts here will be happy to answer any questions and help you find the right product for your needs.
Location: 44c Gerard Street, Huntington 11743
Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tues.-Weds. + Fri., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Thurs., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sat., and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sun.
Phone number: (631) 223-2126
Website: REVIVE HEALTH STUDIO
For home decor and locally-curated gifts for everyone in the family (including pets!), stop at Good Westhampton located in the heart of Westhampton Beach.
Location: 141 Main Street, Westhampton Beach 11978
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun., Mon., Thurs., 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Phone number: (631) 998-4444
Expertly crafted fudge, ice cream, and other sweet treats can be sourced at Kilwins of Babylon.
Location: 130 Deer Park Avenue, Babylon 11702
Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. seven days per week
Phone number: (631) 482-8551
Website: Kilwins Babylon Village
Lolamina Designs creates unique jewelry for a cause! A portion of the proceeds from each purchase is donated to local animal shelters, charities, and organizations across the region.
Phone number: (631) 655-8272
Website: Lolamina Designs