Our best-kept secrets for an unforgettable season of giving

Ditch the yawning aisles of a big-box boredom and the endless scroll of Amazonia - our whimsical gift guide awaits!

Scroll down to map out a merry quest through our quirk-packed shops. Explore local, vintage, botanicals, and treats to out-twinkle Rudolph's nose are just a click and a visit away.

Get ready to gift like a legend! 

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The Gatehouse

Discover the Gatehouse, a new enchanting shopping destination nestled in the heart of Morris. Celebrate the season where coffee and conviviality meet the craftsmanship of local artisans. With 90% locally sourced and 80% women-owned businesses represented, every purchase is a passport into the diverse community spirit, woven through every unique gift, melody, and meaningful conversation.  Located at 129 Main Street, Morris, NY 13808, this coffee shop is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information and to explore their offerings, you can visit their website at TheGatehouseNY.com

The Cooperstown Farmers Market

The Cooperstown Farmers Market, located at 101 Main Street in Cooperstown, NY, offers a festive and enriching holiday shopping experience. Open year-round on Saturdays through December from 9 am-2 pm (and expanded hours in other seasons) it's a hub for local crafts, gifts, and foods ideal for the holiday season. Here, you can find unique handcrafted items, perfect for thoughtful gift-giving, alongside a diverse array of locally produced foods that bring the taste of the region to your holiday table. Whether you're looking for artisanal crafts, homemade delicacies, or just a festive atmosphere, the Cooperstown Farmers Market is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to embrace the spirit of the holidays with local flair. Learn More...

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Cooperstown Art Association 

The Cooperstown Art Association's Holiday Show & Sale is back - on display through December 23, Tuesday - Saturday from 11am-4pm. Featured work is geared toward holiday gift giving i.e. cards and ornaments, to jewelry and wood work, and everything in between. All work is by our member artists, all local and regional. More Info

The Smithy

Tis the season for gift giving, and there is no better feeling than giving and receiving a handmade gift during the holidays! Skip the line and make your own gifts for giving at The Smithy Clay Studio! The Smithy Clay Studio offers ceramic classes for all ages and skill levels in all disciplines of clay. The Smithy Clay Studio has something for everyone who wants to perfect their craft! Learn More


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The Artisans Guild

Come for their Open House Dec 8, meet and greet with artists, enjoy food & drinks, and best of all, shop for the holidays. The Artisans' Guild is a not-for-profit artists' cooperative based in Oneonta, NY. Our shop specializes in handcrafted items made by local/regional artists and craftspeople.  Visit us to find a unique gift, and leave with a one-of-a-kind treasure. 

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The Green Toad Bookstore

The Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta offers a tranquil haven for book lovers. With an eclectic collection, it's perfect for finding unique reads or thoughtful gifts. Located at 198 Main St, Oneonta, NY, it's open Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 11am-4pm. Learn More

The Underground Attic Winter Shopping Boutique

Underground Attic

The Underground Attic in Oneonta is a treasure trove of vintage finds, offering a unique shopping experience. This boutique, nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Catskills, is an ideal destination for those seeking one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. Located at 273 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820, it welcomes visitors Tue-Fri from 12-6 pm, Sat from 11-6 pm, and Sun from 11-4 pm​. Learn More

Montezuma Winery Cooperstown 

Shop at Montezuma Winery Cooperstown this holiday season! Every Friday-Sunday in December, visit their tasting room for their Holiday Sip & Shop specials! Enjoy $5 mulled wine & cocktails as well as 10% off gifts. Not only do they offer wines and spirits but they also have a unique gift shop full of the perfect stocking stuffers, holiday décor, artisan snacks and more!


Five Kids Bakehouse

Five Kids Bakehouse in Gilbertsville offers a delightful array of baked goods, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Visit them at 5 Commercial St, Gilbertsville, NY 13776. They're open Sun, Tue-Wed: 7am-2pm, Thu-Fri: 7am-2pm, Sat: 7am-2pm for a delicious treat​​​​. Learn More


Mohican Flowers

Mohican Flowers in Cooperstown is a charming florist, providing beautiful floral arrangements for all occasions along with creative and unique gifts, from jewelry, to hand painted items, and more. Located at 207 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326, they're open Tue: 9am-5pm, offering a range of fresh flowers plus bespoke bouquets and gifts to brighten any (holi)day​​​​. Learn More

Magic Box 

Magic Box in Oneonta is a sanctuary for spiritual exploration, offering a variety of crystals, stones, incense, jewelry, and books. This metaphysical shop provides a unique and grounding experience for those seeking spiritual growth. Located at 160 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820, Magic Box welcomes visitors Mon-Fri: 12-7pm, Sat: 11am-7pm, and Sun: 11am-5pm​ Learn More


The Local Bird

The Local Bird in Cooperstown is a unique store offering houseplants, gifts, and hand-printed apparel. Found at 43 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326, they welcome visitors Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, and Sun: 10am-5pm, making it a must-visit for unique and locally inspired items. Learn More


Posie's Vintiques

Located in Milford, NY Posie's Vintiques is a veritable playground for those that cherish the old and unusual. More than just antiques, the shop is very carefully curated into themed stations and areas, making it easy to see how items might be integrated into your spaces. If that piece of period furniture or country or vintage item that you seek for yourself or wish to pass on as a gift is not available, the shop owners are happy to track items down, they take great joy in the hunt for interesting items! Posie's Vintiques is located at 6 Center St in Milford, NY. Visit their website here.



Kate's Upstate

Strolling into Kate's Upstate feels like a festive journey into a fashion wonderland, where my desire for chic, affordable attire challenges my wallet's limits - but, hey, 'tis the season for gifting and a little self-splurge, right? Since its opening in May 2017, this gem in Cooperstown has become the go-to spot for the latest trends without breaking the bank. The boutique's array, from cozy outerwear and the perfect dress for that special occasion to adorable kids' wear and elegant home spa gifts, mirrors Cooperstown's own charm. They even have an outstanding selection of menswear! With every visit, it's like having a personal shopper, guiding you through a world where fashion meets local flair. Located at 134 Main St, Cooperstown, you can also explore their collection online and get ready for a holiday shopping experience that's both delightful and wallet-tempting. Visit their website HERE.

Plaide Palette

In terms of uniqueness, Plaide Palette is in a class unto itself. The majority of the products within are authentically Celtic, sourced from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Britain. You'll find everything from chocolates, biscuits, and ingredients essential to rounding out meals enjoyed in the UK and Ireland. Also found are apparel items brought in directly from Ireland. Starting a Celtic musical project? Purchase your bagpipes, fifes and drums here. As an added bonus, there is an entire room dedicated to earth based wellness filled with crystals, sage, and other items.  Plaide Pallette is located at 45 Main St in Cherry Valley, NY. Visit their website here.


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