In no particular order…we think they’re all worth every penny, local and wonderfully unique…
theLoop’s Local Holiday Gift Guide.
1- Dinner and a Movie
Bistro Rollin is a lovely French-inspired restaurant in Pelham that you really must try if you haven’t, and if you have, here’s a great excuse to go back:
GIFT IDEA: Order a “Loop” Gift Certificate for $50 that is good for a Three-Course Dinner at Bistro Rollin, a Free “914” Cocktail and a ticket to the nearby newly-renovated Picture House. Order by phone (914.633-0780) and ask for the Loop Gift Certificate, or through the “Contact Us” page of their Website, Bistro Rollin.
2- Classic Tea
The Classic Tea is the signature piece by New Rochelle’s Judith Weber Studio; she has specialized in custom-designed dinnerware and tabletop accessories since 1973. Her work is continually being exhibited in design galleries and specialized boutiques throughout the United States and Canada.
GIFT IDEA: This weekend, Classic Tea in any color will be on sale for $160 (with cups) at Weber’s studio in the Media Lofts at 50 Webster Avenue. Retail: $189-$225. Dec. 15 2-6 pm and Dec. 16 1-6 pm.
It’s one of the most artistic flower shops in Westchester. Now, you will never forget to send flowers again.
GIFT IDEA: The Random Bouquet program at Larchmont’s Flower Bar delivers one beautiful bouquet a month to someone special, with no charge for delivery. $40 a month, or pay one year up front and get a month free. Start it now!
4- Water Works
Does your bathroom scream for an update but you don’t want to gut the room or your wallet? Fenimore Plumbing Supply in Mamaroneck is an oasis of affordable ideas that will make a big difference.
GIFT IDEA: Add a modern faucet to an old sink and watch what happens. Put it under the tree and they’ll come back later and install it.
This Fall (and every year,) the Emelin has featured some of the best acts in music and theatre in the country. And it’s right in Mamaroneck.
GIFT IDEA: Give the gift of theater! Stop by The Emelin and pick up a gift certificate. The recipient can chose any show.
6-Imagine there’s no Candy
Have you been to Imagine Candy in Downtown Scarsdale? Donna and Bill don’t just sell artisinal candy, they are candy purveyors, combing the world for the most original and delicious treats you may have ever seen.
GIFT IDEA: We are in love with this chocolate Buddah, in several sizes, but that’s only the tip of the frosted iceberg. Stop by and get a gift box!
7- The Gift of Dance
Steffi Nossen School of Dance in White Plains provides technique programs including Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and a Young Children’s Ballet program beginning with Classical Story Ballet at age 3. Located at the Westchester Conservatory of Music.
GIFT IDEA: Gift certificates are available now.
8- A Summer they’ll Never Forget
Grandma, looking for the ultimate gift? We are huge fans of the program at Mt. Tom Day Camp, a nurturing and exciting summer destination for children on a beautiful campus on the New Rochelle-Pelham border.
GIFT IDEA: Why not give a week (or more) of Camp for Christmas?