If you’re like us, you dread holiday shopping—the old-fashioned kind. So, avoid the crowds, the lines, the attitudes, and the bulky packages and shop online. Here are a few of our favorite Westchester-based websites.
This Fleetwood-based e-baby boutique, founded two years ago by Chiara Busa DiClemente, offers a selection of gifts for newborns through age six. Find cute tees by Eight 3 One, funky coats and pants for girls by Lunchbox Kids, and keepsake items from Angel Dear.
Think of this site as a Build-a-Bear Workshop without the lines, the rowdy kids, and the people recording and re-recording their “Merry Christmas” messages. Here, you can easily customize a teddy bear for any occasion (graduation, reunion, Mother’s Day), sports team or activity (cheerleading, soccer), or your child’s future career (cop, nurse, ballerina). You can get wholesale pricing for orders of 24 or more bears.
For almost 20 years, Ossining-based EcoBags.com has been selling eco-friendly, reusable totes, produce bags, and string bags. The company also can custom-design bags.
Okay, this hub featuring handcrafted items is a national site. But you can narrow down your search options for products specifically made in Westchester. When we did this as of press time, we found great pillows and accessories by Leslie Janson.