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Five Great Long Island, NY Local Gifts

- Where to find great presents from Nassau and Suffolk Counties

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Whether you're shopping for Christmas, a birthday or other celebration, it's always a great idea to support local companies by buying presents from your own area. Here's a list of five great suggestions for items that are made right here on Long Island, NY.

1. Tate's Bake Shop Assorted Cookie Gift Pack

Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber
Photo courtesy of PriceGrabber
Tate's Bake Shop is located in Southampton, NY, but it's fame has spread far and wide. The tasty cookies, muffins, pies, coffee cakes and more are sold on Long Island, but are also known outside of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. A great gift for your friends or family who've never tasted these luscious desserts is the assorted cookie gift pack which features a variety of their signature baked goods: one 7-ounce box of their crispy, sweet chocolate chip cookies, one 7-ounce box of their delicious oatmeal raisin cookies, and to top off the list, one 7-ounce box of luscious white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

Read more about this gift pack at Tate's Bake Shop Assorted Cookie Gift Pack - Long Island Product Review. In order to write this review, I had to taste my way through all three delectable flavors of cookies. It's a difficult job, but someone had to do it!

2. Give a Spa Gift Certificate

Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
There are a variety of spas throughout Nassau and Suffolk County, and there's undoubtedly a friend or member of your family who could use a relaxing massage. For instance, read my review of Massage Envy Spa, Lake Success, NY to find out about a reasonably priced place to relax, and the lucky recipient of your gift certificate won't have to go all the way into the city to enjoy some quiet, stress-free time.

3. Send Your Friends on a Staycation on Long Island

Photo © Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate
Photo © Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate
Maybe you have a friend or relative who really needs to get away from it all, but doesn't want to go too far. the perfect solution: a staycation on Long Island, NY. Consider a gift of a night or two at a great location like the luxurious Garden City Hotel, a short stay nat the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel or stunning Oheka Castle Hotel.

4. Last Minute Gifts on Long Island, NY

Christmas gifts
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
Did you forget about that upcoming birthday or anniversary? Did Christmas or Hanukah suddenly show up on the calendar? No problem. You can still purchase a gift for that special someone, all without going off Long Island. From entertainment cards at local movie theaters to gift certificates at Long Island restaurants and much more, read about some ideas that'll get you a present right away.

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5. Long Island Wines

Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
Share the bounty of Long Island Wine Country with your friends and family. Over 50 producers of excellent wines call the North Fork home, such as Peconic-based Harmony Vineyards (as well as a few in other parts of Nassau and Suffolk.) To find a good wine that won't break your budget, you can also read about Affordable Long Island Wines.

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