It’s the season of giving! Whether that means shopping for that special someone or finding something for the hardest person to buy for, the Finger Lakes has the perfect place for you. From boutiques and specialty shops to markets and malls, you’ll be sure to pick up a unique gift for everyone on your list.
Below are a few of our local favorites – or you can visit our shopping page for more inspiration.
Parkleigh, 215 - 235 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Located in the trendy Park Ave neighborhood of Rochester, Parkleigh is known for their eye-catching displays, fun atmosphere and unusual product selection. Browse their selection of whole bean coffees (ground to your specifications), loose leaf teas and gourmet chocolates. Choose Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, a local Rochester favorite, or select your own confectioneries and have them hand packaged in-house. Shop their collections of Kiehl’s skin and hair care, Vera Bradley luggage and handbags and Trollbeads jewelry, Top off your gift with a greeting card! Parkleigh’s vast selection of over 3,000 cards allows you to find the perfect message, from sentimental to down-right hilarious.
Watkins Glen State Park Gift Shop, 1001 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, New York 14891
More than your average gift shop! Open year-round and located on site of the Watkins Glen State Park, this store features a Taste NY shop with New York-only products, such as local cheese, snacks and beverages. Shop jewelry and other unique items crafted by local artisans, as well as fun swag and souvenirs for the Finger Lakes lover in your life.
MacKenzie-Childs, 3260 State Route 90, Aurora, NY 13026
The historic Village of Aurora overlooking Cayuga Lake is perfect for small town shopping with big city style. Visit the world renowned MacKenzie-Childs, headquartered in Aurora, where colorful, handmade work of talented designers and artisans line the walls. Find original tableware, furniture, home and garden accessories and special gifts to add “joy and grace” to your loved one’s home. Their holiday collection features seasonal favorites, such as nutcrackers, penguins and reindeer sporting the recognizable patterns MacKenzie-Childs is known for.
Also in the Village of Aurora, Jane Morgan’s Little House has unique women’s clothing and Second Story Rose holds vintage finds.
Corning's Gaffer District, 114 Pine St., Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830
Located in central Corning, the Gaffer District boasts over 50 places to shop. From antiques and collectibles to home furnishings and cookware, it’ll be easy to cross everyone off your list! You’ll be sure to please a gastrophile with freshly bottled olive oils, balsamic vinegars and Ghirardelli-dipped treats. And the artist in the family will love stationery sets and artisan papers, a custom frame or a fine glass figurine.
Historic Owego Marketplace, Village of Owego, NY 13827
Grab a gift from the local merchants and boutiques that call the quaint village of Owego home. You will find jewelry, purses, clothing, accessories and more! Browse handmade crafts and décor, ornaments, books and collectibles for your loved ones, and visit The Laughing Place for a wide selection of toys and games.