The holiday season is right around the corner and along with it comes the stress of finding the perfect gifts for the special people in your life.
Luckily, Staten Island is home to many artisanal shops where you can find unique presents. The businesses below are all located in Staten Island and will have something for everyone on your list:
For your favorite “foodie”
Vincent’s Specialty Foods and Catering brings a sample of Italian cuisine to West Brighton, and you can share a taste of Italy with your friends and family. Their gourmet gift baskets contain specialty foods imported from Italy:
- The Italian Specialty Basket contains olive oil, balsamic vinegar, artichokes with stems, and Italian chocolates and cookies.
- The Craft Beer Basket includes six beers, two beer glasses, a bottle opener, box of pretzels and chocolate.
- The Tea Basket includes assorted teas, teacups and saucers, a teapot, scone mix, and muffin mix.
- The Coffee Basket includes coffee, a coffee press, cookies, chocolate and coffee cups.
- The Snacks Basket includes root beer, cream soda, black cherry soda, candies, popcorn and cotton candy.
Plus, each gift basket includes a gift card to Vincent’s, so stop by the store to pick one up today!
P.S. While you’re at it, check out Vincents’ Staten Island Breakfast Catering options, now featuring Acai Bowls and Yogurt options!
For your Secret Santa
Staten Island’s luvnix specializes in handmade, natural products and is best known for its felt soaps. Their quirky, luxurious and affordable items are the perfect gift for that special co-worker, babysitter, stylist, or anyone who makes your daily life run a bit smoother.
Some of their best selling products include:
- Seven Layer Rainbow Cookie soaps
- Avocado Felted soap
- Beard Balm
- Happy Moon Lotion bar
- Dog Paw wax
For your “fashionista”
The Little Lady Blue founder is a Staten Island native who makes handmade jewelry specializing in bracelets. Her gorgeous and sophisticated pieces are chic accessories for your most stylish friend or family member.
Check out some of her trendy collection:
For your frazzled friend
A.F. Bennett Salon and Wellness Spa in New Dorp is worth the splurge. Its calm and tranquil atmosphere transports you miles away from busy Staten Island. Its different gift packages have the perfect way to help someone relax and melt the stress away.
Some of their most popular packages include:
- A. F. Bennett Signature Package includes a private herbal steam shower, massage, facial, manicure, and pedicure.
- Relaxation (For Him) Package includes a private herbal steam shower, massage and sport manicure.
- Bliss Package includes a facial, manicure, pedicure, massage and makeover.
For the happy family
A membership to the Staten Island Children’s Museum is the perfect gift for your favorite family. Located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, the museum offers programming that emphasizes authentic, hands-on experiences.
Some fun exhibits and programs include:
- Art in the museum
- Big games
- Block Harbor
- Portia’s Playhouse
- Sea of Boats
Amanda is a freelance writer and photographer. She likes classic music, modern art, indie films and getting lost in new places. A Staten Island native, Amanda enjoys writing about her favorite local people, places and things.