BINGHAMTON, NY – Before you head to Amazon and big box stores, start your holiday shopping at home.
Here is a list of some great local small businesses that will have great gifts for everyone in your life.
For fashion lovers:
Mable D. Orr: For the lover of old and new clothes, Mable D. Orr located at 118 Washington Ave has everything you need to start the season on the right foot.
The store has all 5 star reviews on Google.
Tesorina store: While in the city center, head down Chenango Street to check out the Tesorina boutique, which offers trendy styles and accessories, as well as beauty and home goods.
The store has a Google rating of 4.6 with many reviews praising the attentive staff.
Sall-Stearns: The men in your life also deserve to dress well! Sall-Stearns opened in 1929 and has been in business ever since. Catch them on Court Street for a classic suit, sportswear and shoes. They even offer a tailoring service for a perfect fit.
They have a Google rating of 4.5.
For the athlete
Running Confluence: The runner in your life will be delighted to receive a gift from Confluence Running, now located on Oakdale Road in Johnson City. You can find running outfits, shoes and all the rest to delight your favorite athlete.
They have a Google rating of 4.7.
For the coffee lover:
Come and have their coffee, stay for their wide selection of cute and original gifts! Not only can you find some of the best cafes in town, but they also have a great selection of local food, jewelry, pottery, clothing, and more to put a smile on that special someone’s smile. You can find them on Main Street in Binghamton.
The store has 376 Google Ratings, with an average of 4.6.
Strange Brew Coffee: Whether you’re looking for coffee, gift cards, or t-shirts, Strange Brew has everything for your favorite coffee lover. Stop by their take-out store on Court Street to shop for graphic t-shirts and grab your favorite beer.
They also have a special incentive for free gifts with certain amounts spent on gift cards.
Ross Zoological Park: While it might not seem like an obvious choice for holiday gifts, the Ross Park Zoo Gift Shop is full of special animal-themed products for the little ones in your life. Gift them a t-shirt, stuffed animal, or even adopt a zoo animal on their behalf.
The place of laughter: One of the only local toy stores in the area, Laughing Place in Owego has everything kids could want. Get games, puzzles, dolls, stuffed animals, playsets and more by visiting. You can find them on Lake Street in Owego.
For Book Lover:
The book safe: The Book Vault is tucked away on Washington Avenue in Endicott. You can find a variety of titles and a huge selection of vintage books that are sure to delight any avid reader, especially a lover of classics, to brighten up this holiday season. Make sure to check their times before visiting.
River Row Bookstore: Another Owego store, River Row also has a wide selection for your favorite bookworm. Find children’s books, old books, local readings, and even new stuff. Find them on Front Street in Owego.
The small business has a Google rating of 4.5.
For the music and pop culture lover:
City of Music: No matter if they like to listen or play, Music City has some great gifts for every music enthusiast on your list. Find new and vintage instruments, vinyls, posters and even clothing. Discover them on the Vestal Parkway.
Loop sound: The ultimate stop for pop culture lovers, Sound Go Round features movies, games, vinyls, graphic novels, action figures and more. Visit them on the Vestal Parkway.
Robotics city games: If you still need something for your favorite gamer, Robot City Games has a large collection of games and other fun stuff. They also have a full arcade! Check them out on Clinton Street.
Parlor City Cards and Collectibles: Cards, comics, video games and more! Travel through time with awesome and unique pop culture gifts. Find them on Court Street.
Taste the New York store: Give your loved one the gift of local food by visiting the Taste NY store on Upper Front Street. Find a great selection of products made by local farmers such as syrup, dressings, soaps and more. Visit the farmer’s market if you stop by on a Saturday!
Original and unusual gifts:
Imagicka: This shop is perfect for lovers of all that is mystical and magical. Find crystals, books, teas, candles and more at this Court Street store, a fan favorite with an average review rating of 4.6!
Garland Gallery: Books, art, framing and more! Every gift found at the Garland Gallery is original and unique, and you certainly won’t give them something they already have! Check them out on Washington Ave.
Roberson Museum and Science Center: For that person who loves local history, science, art and more, there is truly something for everyone at the Roberson Gift Shop!
Make it a day and explore the Home for the Holidays exhibit with your family while you’re at it.