As the holidays near, your good friends at Patch are here to assist you in getting through the season while still shopping locally.
We covered a few days ago, but here are even more places to pick up a gift for the kids. Enjoy!
- 159 South Main St, New City - 914-906-2900
This on South Main Street has a variety of unique clothes and other gifts for young kids. Owner Sheri Chablis said they carry holiday dresses for girls, five-piece suits for boys and Santa outfits.
They’ve also got clothes for adults if the parents want to match their children, with coats for moms and daughters, and button-down shirts for fathers and sons. Chablis also carries tableware that kids can draw on the back of.
A popular item heading into the holiday season are stuffed animals that fold out into pillows and then out again into mats to sleep on. Chablis has a variety of characters, including Clifford the Big Red Dog and the bunny from Goodnight Moon.
Chablis also has rocking horses, rocking chairs and some other toys, as well as baby hair gel.
“Just in case your baby wants to look spiffy for the holidays,” she said.
Open Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday by appointment, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 201 W Route 59, Nanuet - 845-623-2900
For the sports enthusiast youngster in the family, Nanuet’s Cleats ‘n’ Sneaks offers a seemingly endless supply of options. The store has items to support one’s favorite teams, like apparel, pennants and more, but also even more gifts for those who enjoy playing sports.
The store has equipment for basketball, football, lacrosse, baseball and more. Despite it being winter, the baseball gear is still popular.
“People come in all throughout the year to buy baseball stuff,” said Al Rauch, footwear manager at Cleats ‘n’ Sneaks. “Even in winter, baseball is popular.”
The store also has items for Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as cleats and, well, sneakers.
Cleats ‘n’ Sneaks is also somewhere to stop to pick up some items one might need for the winter, like boots, gloves, hats and maybe even more importantly, snow tubes and snowboards.
Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mimi’s Treasures - 38 East Central Avenue, Pearl River - 845-920-1480
This Pearl River store offers a lot for babies and young children, said owner Kelly Maris, including items to “take the baby home from the hospital in and outfits for newborns.”
They’ve also got towels and little gifts sets with a number of different items in them, including some with utensils for feeding. Maris said they have birthday hats, party hats and a number of baby blankets, including some that fold out into a kind of sleeping bag.
“One cool thing we have that a lot of people like are these Books to Bed,” Maris said. “They’re pajamas that come with a book, and the pajamas have characters from the book on them.”
Mimi’s also stocks holiday outfits for kids, dressy outfits for their more formal outings and some “unusual funky outfits,” Maris said.
Open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Long Island Drum Center of Nyack - 81 Main Street, Nyack - 845-358-5303
For those looking to give their kids a more musical gift this holiday season, the Drum Center offers a number of options, from an entire drum kit to lessons. The Center sells drums and accessories, as well as guitar strings and picks.
But Manager Greg Allen said a good gift for the holiday could be lessons, which the Drum Center offers for both drums and guitars. He said the lessons are one-on-one.
“Group lessons don’t always work out so well because everyone excels at different things and learns at different paces. Everyone likes different kinds of music, too,” he said. “In schools they talk about overcrowding by putting too many students with just one teacher, and we have the opposite of that here.”
He added lessons can go to people of any age and skill level, and for people who want to learn how to play any style of music.
“We can totally handle any style of music with all the different instructors and their own interests,” he said.
Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.