Last-Minute Gift Guide: Support Small, Shop Local

The Finger Lakes Countrysides is full of unique treasures and one-of-a-kind finds that make great gifts for anyone left on your holiday shopping list. Plan a weekend getaway to Yates County and hit up all the local stores – you’ll be wrapping up your list in no time! For local specials and happenings for the 2022 holiday season, check out these offers!

Some of our favorite local businesses to browse include:


Apple Barrel Orchards

Penn Yan, NY

Shop the Farm Store for fresh goodies for a gift basket or stocking stuffer, including apple dips, BBQ sauces, jellies, jams, preserves, honey and maple syrup, pancake mix, cheese, cider and more.


Art Studio @ 126 Main

Penn Yan, NY

If you’re looking for handmade creations, the Art Studio @ 126 Main is the place to be! Clay sculptures, jewelry, mosaics, minis and more can be found here.


Arts Center of Yates County

Penn Yan, NY

Or, if you’d like to add a unique painted piece of original artwork to a friend’s home (or your own!) visit the Arts Center of Yates County to shop collections by local artists.


Bee Hive Antiques

Penn Yan, NY

Primitive antiques, home décor, clothing and more! Bee Hive is buzzing with activity in the wintertime and is a great place to find that perfect holiday gift item.


Crooked Lake Mercantile

Branchport, NY

Find all things “Keuka” at this little gem of the Finger Lakes! Part bakery, deli and grocer, part souvenir and antique shop, there’s something for everyone to be found here. Some items of particular interest include Melissa & Doug toys, sky lanterns, carved clocks, titanium glassware, retro signage, branded clothing and more.


Dave Boyd Music

Penn Yan, NY

Friends of the musically talented, rejoice! Dave Boyd Music is your one-stop shop for instruments, accessories, sheet music and more. A great find for the soon-to-be rocker or next country music superstar.


Deer Run Outfitters

Penn Yan, NY

For the outdoorsman (or woman) in your life, Deer Run Outfitters has hunting, fishing and camping gear as well as portable sheds, garages and custom cabin builds.


Edgewood Country Store

Penn Yan, NY

Located right off Route 364, this old-fashioned Country Store is the place to go for handmade gifts, fabrics, quilting supplies, clothing, toys, housewares and more.


Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Hammondsport, NY

For the boating enthusiasts in your life, consider a stop to the Finger Lakes Boating Museum for etched glassware, books, shaped cutting boards and kitchen items, logoed gear and more. Get 20% their store in December!


Keuka Candy Emporium

Penn Yan, NY

Sweet treats make great stocking stuffers! Keuka Candy Emporium offers a trip down memory lane, with all of the original treats that you’ll remember from childhood, and want to share with your kids or grandkids.


Keuka Outlet Store

Penn Yan, NY

For great deals and discounts on clothes, toys, kitchenware and “Keuka” branded items, stop here.


Longs’ Cards & Books

Penn Yan, NY

For the bookworm of the family, Long’s is a great place to stop! Beyond books, it also stocks office and art supplies, board games, greeting cards and other gifts.


Milly’s Market & Café

Penn Yan, NY

Shop with a mission in mind. Not only is Milly’s the largest artisan food vendor in the area (with over 150 local artists and goods) but the proceeds from Milly’s support their mission to help disadvantaged youth by addressing food insecurity and empowering them through academic readiness.


Oak Hill Bulk Foods

Penn Yan, NY

Swing by Oak Hill to buy your favorite food items in bulk! Get great deals for your upcoming holiday meals and browse their gift shop area for unique finds and lots of cool items. Tasty treats including cinnamon vanilla cappuccino, pumpkin rolls, apple cinnamon granola and pancake mix and Marsha’s Premium Buckeyes are on sale in the month of December.


The Nest Egg

Penn Yan, NY

Add a little whimsy to your holiday shopping stops with a visit to The Nest Egg. This little shop has everything handcrafted, featuring local makers and artists–from greeting cards to essential oils, accessories, décor and more.


Potter’s Gallery

Penn Yan, NY

Find a creation in clay to gift this season! Stocking the wares from 16 regional artists, you can shop mugs, bowls, ornamental pieces and more at the gallery.


Rochester Folk Art Guild East Hill Gallery

Middlesex, NY

Fine crafts have a home here, including pottery, woodworking, weaving, natural fiber, and folk toys. Created by residents who live on-site year-round and focus on sustainable lifestyles, the gallery is truly one to behold. The shop also operates on Etsy.


Staving Artist Woodwork

Penn Yan, NY

Custom wine-barrel creations can be found in the Staving Artist shop, from Christmas signs to candle holders and beautiful side tables. Browse their shop at 101 Main for some gifts sure to wow your loved ones.


Weaver’s Bicycle Shop

Penn Yan, NY

When the snow melts, your little one will be zipping along with a new bike from Weaver’s! Started in 1964 in Pennsylvania before finding a permanent home in Penn Yan in 1975, this shop is part of a Weaver family legacy, passed down from father to son.

Sip Your Way Through the Holidays

Take home a Finger Lakes wine or craft beverage from one of our many wineries, distilleries and breweries – or stop by the following retailers while in the area:

Hoban’s Spirits – Penn Yan, NY

J&S Liquor Store – Penn Yan, NY

Water Street Wine & Spirits – Penn Yan, NY

Shop From Afar

Or, if you can’t make it in person this year, shop small online! While many of the above retailers have their own online offerings, a great place to start is The Windmill Farm & Craft Market’s online directory of crafters and vendors, each with their specialty product to share. Start browsing and buying at: (Shop Online).