Why wait until Black Friday? We’ve scoured the county to find the perfect gifts for you and yours.
Buckle Up This hand-tooled leather belt sports a brass bird and turquoise buckle, for an eye-catching accent to any outfit. “This elegant belt takes wearing jeans to a new level,” says REZidENZIA owner Patricia von Buelow. “Or, how about with a mid-calf black slim skirt and a fab top? And of course, boots!”
Price: $252 Available at: REZidENZIA Dobbs Ferry 914-479-1010; rezidenzia.com
Let’s Get Crackin’ If there’s one thing that screams Christmastime, it’s definitely a nutcracker. This vintage 1900's cast iron nutcracker is not only functional, but can make for a fabulous showpiece on a shelf or display case. “How can you not love this dog?” says REZidENZIA owner Patricia von Buelow. “Placed by a bowl, piled high with nuts... irresistible! ‘Tis the season.”
Price: $106 Size: 12" long x 7" high x 5" deep Available at: REZidENZIA Dobbs Ferry 914-479-1010; rezidenzia.com
Day and Night For the fashionista in your life, try this MZ Wallace Baby Jane Bag. Who can go wrong with a chic black purse? “It’s the perfect bag to go from day to night,” March Boutique owner Lynne Puro says of the piece.
Price: $305 Available at: March Briafcliff Manor 914-923-2100
Dress It Up This cute little number—the Trina Turk Dublin Bustier—will make a great addition to the wardrobe for all seasons. For a burst of color, it can be worn underneath a stylish suit in the fall or winter seasons. For a flirtier look, wear it on its own in the spring or summer. And if you gift it to your stylish someone, don’t be surprised if you see them wearing it for a holiday or New Year’s party. “It’s holiday party hit!” agrees Lynne Puro, March Boutique owner.
Price: $216 Available at: March Briafcliff Manor 914-923-2100
Two Wheels Are Better Than Four Designed by Kokua in Germany, and distributed by Like-a-Bike USA, this 8-pound aluminum 12" wheel balance bike—called the Kokua Jumper Aluminum Balance Bike—is the best in it's class. “For 2-4 year olds, there is no better way to learn how to balance on two wheels and skip the entire training wheel oxymoron, which largely trains you to fear the day the training wheels are to come off,” says Miller’s co-owner Taka Andrews, adding, “Our twin two-year-olds will never see training wheels, as they can already ride a mile or two with us at a time.”
Price: $279.99 Available at: Miller’s Mamaroneck 914-698-5070; millerstoys.com
Worth Jumping Up and Down About Kids are just jumping with energy; what better gift than a trampoline? Springfree, a brand of trampoline carried at Miller’s, “child-proofs” their trampolines by first placing the frame below the jumping surface, replacing springs with tensioned "flexi-rods," and replacing traditional trampolines' steel frame with a completely safe, flexible enclosure. “We love Springfree Trampolines at Miller’s,” says owner Taka Andrews. “If you're a parent that's been sitting on the sidelines, and worrying about a trampoline in your backyard, then you should join the hundreds of Westchester families who've gone Springfree!”
It’s About Time This women’s wristwatch by Philip Stein features a two-toned classic gold case on an interchangeable emerald green lizard strap. Additional straps available include chocolate and gold patent leather, bronze and wine galuchat (a type of leather) for $150 each or a stainless steel bracelet for $300.
“Not only does this watch offer a great retro look with countless interchangeable strap options handmade in Italy,” says Landsberg Jewelers co-owner Jeffrey Landsberg, “it features a natural frequency technology embedded into the mechanism that is said to promote overall well being, including better sleep, less stress, and increased focus.”
Just Initial This This white gold chain necklace—a Landsberg Jewelers original—features a 14-karat white gold diamond initial gracefully adorned on a white gold chain. “Anyone of any age will love that it’s personalized,” says Landsberg Jewelers co-owner Jeffrey Landsberg. “And the initial looks terrific either worn alone or together with other small jewelry charms.
Trail Blazer This handsome knit blazer from Scotch and Soda is a great gift for the man who already owns several traditional blazers, says Ken Giddon, owner of Rothman’s, the men’s clothier. “With its trendy gray color and marled knit yarn,” he adds, “it’s a contemporary update to a menswear staple.”
Price: $250 Available at: Rothman’s Scarsdale (914) 713-0300; rothmansny.com
Fur Fave Forget faux. Season after season, this pair of rabbit fur gloves from Wigens is a perennial favorite at Rothman’s men’s wear boutique. “Not only are they a conversation piece,” says the shop’s owner, Ken Giddon, “the gloves are warm and functional.”
Price: $85 Available at: Rothman’s Scarsdale (914) 713-0300; rothmansny.com
It’s in the Bag This ultra-cool canvas duffel bag by Penelope Wildberry features airbrushed “friends” lettering with heart and peace signs. “It’s great for sleepovers, vacations, and for toting around essentials," says Conni Ungaro, the divisional merchandise manager of Lester’s children and teen boutique. Available in black, pink, and purple, it can be personalized through special order.
Price: $49.90 Available at: Lester’s Rye (914) 908-5688; lestersnyc.com/rye.html
BFF Sweet Dreams This adorable collection by Love & Kisses will guarantee sweet sleepover dreams. Available in assorted other prints and colors, Lester’s Conni Ungaro says it’s a sure winner with the younger set. "Kids love this soft and yummy fabric—it's perfect for snuggling," she says.
Prices: Pillow: $26; blanket: $45; lounge short: $32.90; lounge pant: $45.90. (Apparel available in sizes 8-10, 10-12, and 12-14.) Available at: Lester’s Rye (914) 908-5688; lestersnyc.com/rye.html