Your extremely last minute North Salem holiday gift guide

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You had the best of intentions. You were going to have all of your holiday shopping done and wrapped by mid December. Or you were going to finalize that online order, but something pulled you away from your computer. Now, with less than two days until Christmas, you’re staring at a list of people to buy for and even the rush shipping deadline has passed.

Don’t worry. It’s not too late. Here in and around North Salem we are fortunate to have a variety of local businesses with unique and high quality products and services sure to delight everyone on your list. It’s always a good time to shop local, but especially so when you’re shopping last minute.


For the cyclist

There’s no place quite like northern Westchester for cycling enthusiasts. The country roads, scenic vistas and rolling hills make for some unforgettable rides. For the discerning cyclist in your life, Katonah’s Acme Bicycle has everything they could possibly need and plenty they’ll want.

Splurge: custom bike fitting led by an Acme specialist. Acme will assess, test, tune and adjust a bike for comfort, power and speed. $425

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Stocking: Stay hydrated and look cool with an Acme floral pop bottle. $12.50

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For the oenophile

The folks at Folkways Wines in Croton Falls specialize in diverse, naturally driven vintages, conscientious winemakers and small production vineyards. Don’t know much about wine but still want your gift recipient to think you do? Folkways’ friendly and (incredibly) knowledgeable staff will ask you a few questions and then offer a just right suggestion that’s sure to impress.

Splurge: The ‘Winter Warmer' starter kit for hosting a great party. Included in the box are felt Wine-Os from Graf Lanz and Lithuanian linen coasters from Linen Tales, plus “The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures.” Combined with Thibault Ducroux’s Beaujolais “En Roue Libre” and Domaine Grosbois’ “Clos du Noyer” Chinon, the only thing missing is guests! $140

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Stocking: Upgrade that bottle opener they’ve been carrying around since college with this cast iron beauty. $28

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For the stressed

Identical twins Jennifer and JoAnna, co-owners of Derma Glow Spa & Boutique, have been pampering North Salem for the past twelve years. Their cozy space across from Hayfields Market offers everything from facials and massage to psychic readings, reiki and Botox alternatives.

Splurge: Melt every care away with a luxurious 90-minute Swedish massage. $170

Stocking: You can never go wrong with a gift card for a classic manicure. $20


For the person who doesn’t need a thing

They may have everything they could possibly want, but one thing they will always need is a meal. Treat them to a delicious dinner–in your company–and make a memory that will last long after the plates are cleared away.

Splurge: Purdys Farmer & The Fish’s dinner menu includes a variety of oysters and freshly caught fish. Price varies.

Stocking: Whether your recipient is 17 or 77, a gift card to Frank’s pizzeria is sure to please.


For the sweet tooth

Newly opened LMNOP Bakery in Katonah is not just another bakery. They are invested in becoming a vital part of the community. Each week, owner Anne Mayhew posts a list of the breads and pastries that will be available for the week. The bakery also offers monthly subscriptions for those who prefer to always have a freshly baked loaf of bread on hand.

Splurge: The Introduction to Sourdough workshop will teach attendees everything they ever wanted to know about baking bread at home. $150

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Stocking: LMNOP’s Pastry Box includes a selection of 6 favorite pastries, including the bakery’s signature croissant. $35


For the know it all

They keep up on all the local news and events. They’re the first to know what’s happening. And they’re proud of where they live. Help your loved one proudly display their hometown pride while supporting high quality journalism by supporting the North Salem Post. 

Splurge: Navy blue North Salem Post zip up hoodie. $50

Stocking: Monthly membership. $5-$10/month.


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