Your Syracuse Holiday Gift Guide
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 1:00 PM by Mary Kate Harrigan
The holiday season is here and it’s time to start thinking about what to give all of the special people in your life. Don’t know where to look? We have you covered on the top places to grab gifts for all your loved ones.
Your Best Friend
Get your best friend something unique this year and shop local. Check out The Local Branch for some graphic tees and leather goods. Stop at Wildflowers Armory for some art prints, candles, apparel and more, all brought to you by artists that reside within the community. If they’re 21+ and into the craft beverage scene then pick up some goods at one of our Sip On Syracuse beverage trail stops.
If your boyfriend is a complete SU sports fan then you can’t go wrong with Syracuse Orange apparel from Manny’s, buy him that jersey he’s been talking about for months. They say the way to a man’s heart is through food, so why not hit up the Central New York Welcome Center at Destiny USA for some Chocolate Pizza and Syrachacuse gourmet sauces? It’s also a great time to check announcements for concerts in the area, the Oncenter and St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview are hot spots for popular ticketed events.
Make sure your significant other stays warm this winter with some Patagonia threads from J Michael Shoes or get her that wallet she’s been eyeing from Jet Black. If you want to play it safe then you can definitely find her favorite go-to store at Destiny USA. You can also gift her with great time spent together by checking out our holiday date suggestions and planning a special day.
Take your dad back to his glory days with a record player and some vinyl records from The Sound Garden. They stock all the classics along with newer hits. You can also buy tickets and send him off to a Syracuse Orange basketball game. Want to treat him to dinner? Check out our restaurants section, find his favorite cuisine and get gift card inspiration.
If you’re looking for something unique to gift to your mom this Christmas then get her a one-of-a-kind piece of ceramic art or jewelry from one of the many vendors at the pop-up holiday Art-Mart located in Armory Square. Skaneateles 300 also offer some great boutique finds from home goods to fabulous women’s clothing. You can even book her a spa experience at Mirbeau, give her the gift of relaxation from full-day bookings to manicure and pedicure treatments.
Still don’t know what Fortnite is but know your kids love it? Stop by Box Lunch at Destiny USA for fun pop-culture products they’ll love based off their favorite games and movies. If you’re looking to keep your little ones entertained during winter break then gift them with a family-fun experience with tickets to the MOST or Rosamond Gifford Zoo. You can always explore the gift shops with them after to get more present inspiration.
Your Furry Friend
Pets deserve love too during the holiday season. Make sure to pick up something for your “10/10, would pet” good boy or girl. Check out Storybook Wags N’ Whiskers for some toys they’ll love. Have a pup that needs a treat after playtime at Wegmans Good Dog Park? Then check out Harley’s Barkery for some holiday themed treats. Looking for your new best friend? Then perhaps the best gift you can give this season is the gift of a forever home, check out Helping Hounds to see some rescues that are in need of a loving family this holiday season.
Did you read any of these ideas and find yourself longing for any of them? The holiday season is the perfect time to treat yourself while supporting local business. After all, you deserve it.