Thank you to all our merchant partners who participated in our first-ever local Holiday Gift Guide! Check it out for some great local gift ideas, delivered same-day by Trellus.
In years past, last-minute holiday shopping typically began mid-December or later. However, a number of factors this year, from an early Hanukkah to a well-publicized supply chain shortage, have led to an early jump on the holiday shopping rush. Shoppers who avoided Black Friday or Cyber Monday, or those who simply want to celebrate one holiday at a time, may be considered late to the game this year, but they have a helpful solution in Trellus same-day local delivery service here on Long Island.
Here are just some of the local merchants offering Trellus same-day delivery this holiday season, compiled for you in our local Holiday Gift Guide!
Sweet and Savory
Founded in 1953, Emile’s Candies in Rockville Centre is one of the last of Long Island’s old-fashioned chocolate factories. For Christmas, look for chocolate Santas, as well as holiday milk chocolate balls sold by weight. For a holiday party, consider a medium or large assorted platter of candies featuring a delectable array of creams, jellies, caramels, truffles, and more. www.emilescandies.com or call (516) 766-4402
For cookie lovers, look no further than Long Island’s very own Cookie Outlet in Hicksville. Their elegant and sophisticated Deluxe Christmas Platter cookie tray is a crowd-pleaser that features popular holiday shapes and flavors, and ranges in size from 1.5-pounds to 5-pounds. The Cookie Outlet’s high-volume purchase power enables the company to pass significant savings on to shoppers, and they have their own specially designed “No Breakage Gift Box” for shipping. www.cookieoutlet.com or 800.548.3023
Home-based business Virginia Jane’s Homestead was founded by a Hudson Valley native who is often referred to as “Laura Ingalls with modern appliances.” Virginia Jane is cooking up exciting flavors from her favorite farms in the tri-state area, right in her Long Island home. Check out her Trio Gift Set of three best-selling jam flavors, featuring Carrot Cake Jam, Blueberry Bourbon Ginger Jam, and Strawberry Daiquiri Jam. www.virginiajanes.com or call (917) 301-2213
When you’ve had your fill of sweet, go for savory with the cleverly named Charcuterie Broads LLC in Seaford. Co-owners and sisters-in-law Bridget and Joanne have a love for fine meats and cheeses, and their creativity comes through on their menu. Check out their traditional Holiday Antipasto of premium meats, Italian cheeses, and all the popular fixings on boards available in multiple sizes. www.thecharcuteriebroads.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Muscari Flowers & Events
Muscari Flowers & Events has been serving Roslyn Heights and surrounding communities for over 20 years. All-season orchids are among the shop’s most coveted offerings. These exquisite, delicate blooms symbolize beauty, love, and royalty, and make “a perfect gift for the king or queen in your life,” according to the shop. www.muscariflowersroslyn.com or call (516) 625-1397
If you’re also shopping for a birthday around the holidays, take a look at Zodiac Gift Boxes from Eternal Roses. The Bellmore-based company treats their blooms by immersing them in a patented blend of plant-based formula and preserving substance. This process results in special, luxury roses that require no watering and maintain their beauty and freshness for up to three years. Zodiac-themed preserved roses each come in a custom-designed textured box displaying the astrological sign’s constellation using crystals. www.eternalroses.com or call (888) 440-2255
For personalized gifts, shop The Giftologist online. This gift boutique in the heart of Rockville Centre carries an eclectic collection of personalized household items, including cheese and cutting boards, coasters, wine cups and glasses, and picture frames, that can be personalized with engraving. www.shopthegiftologist.com or call (516) 766-2296
Specialty Gifts for Kids, Including the Four-Legged
Funky Monkey Toys & Books
Award-winning toy store Funky Monkey Toys & Books in Greenvale has a special announcement this holiday season. Jellyfish lamps are back in stock, and they’re a huge hit with kids and parents alike. Though the Jellyfish are incredibly lifelike in movement, they’re really just synthetic, so there’s nothing to clean or feed. Complimentary gift wrapping is available for this trendy fixture. www.funkymonkey.toys or call (516) 484-0966
The Pet Store Next Store
For your four-legged friends and family, check out The Pet Store Next Door, a pet boutique and grooming spa in Glen Head. The owner is a longtime pet lover and former veterinarian tech who decided to open a fully stocked pet food and accessory emporium, carrying an expansive list of pet gifts and speciality items. Gifts include apparel, toys, hygiene supplies, and specialty food, with a focus on healthy, holistic, and organic food for dogs, cats, and birds. www.thepetstorenextdoor.com or call (516) 801-6400.