“First, there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, there's Small Business Saturday, a day to Shop Small”
Small business is the backbone of every community’s local economy. They are also the same businesses that sponsor our community events and fundraisers, high school yearbooks and sports calendars, church and synagogue programs. Small business supports us all year long so now it’s time to say thank you and support them by "Shopping Small" for your holiday gift giving.
Our local businesses offer a selection of unique gifts that you don’t usually find in the large chain stores. At Jewelers in Peekskill you can find beautiful one of a kind gemstones, diamond jewelry for every price range, as well as Chamilia Beads, Elle Sterling, Bulova and Caravelle watches and Estate pieces. has a huge selection of art and artisan jewelry. at the Hat Factory is where you can purchase pottery created by local artists.
If you are looking for an eclectic shopping experience, check out Treasures and Tales, Trinkets and Feed The Birds in Croton for a truly whimsical selection of gifts, jewelry and toys.
For the wine connoisseur on your list, the knowledgeable proprietors at Dylan’s Wine Cellar, Hollowbrook Wines and Spirits, B & B Wines and Peekskill Wines and Liquors will help you select the perfect wine from their large in-house selections to satisfy even the most discriminating palette.
If you are stumped for ideas, give the professionals at Forever Yours Flowers and Gifts and a Basket Case a call and they will help you put together the perfect holiday gift basket. Consider giving a gift certificate to the Paramount Center for the Arts or to any of our wonderful restaurants, cafes, coffee houses or the quaint
Does the handyperson in your life have a certain tool on their list? Stop by your local home improvement retailer like, Dains, Home Mason Supply or Peekskill Paint and Hardware who are all ready to help you fill the order.
Give the gift of health and wellness with a gift certificate to Premier Athletic Club, NY Sports Club, Hudson Valley Gym, or the Energy Movement Center.
These are just a few examples of the many gift ideas which can be purchased from a local business. All the businesses I referred to are members of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce. For a complete listing of all Chamber Member business, go to www.hvgatewaychamber.com and click on the “Find a Reliable Local Business” tab.
Treasurers abound in our downtowns. Why not wrap one up for your loved one this holiday!