2018 Downtown Holiday Gift Guide
The possibilities for finding the perfect gift are endless in Downtown Ithaca! With over 100 specialty shops and boutiques, you’ll find everything from art, books, shoes, scarves and gift baskets to one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts, and home decor… Downtown Ithaca has it all! We’ve put together this gift guide to highlight a sampling of what’s out there.
Fun Holiday Cards and decorations from Mockingbird Paperie
Mockingbird Paperie carries dozens of different types of cute, funny, religious and classic holiday greeting cards, ornaments, top-of-the-line stationery, and specialty gifts.
Name brand dress shirts from Benjamin Peters
This holiday season treat the men in your life with quality made, brand name sports shirts by Patagonia, Pendleton, Tommy Bahama and Viyella from Benjamin Peters. Also featuring dress shirts and ties – even a special bow tie collection!
American made handbags from 15 STEPS
If you know an individual who embraces creativity, craves exploration and loves all things unique and funky, visit 15 STEPS for holiday gifts like their gorgeous one-of-a-kind handbags made in the USA! Plus, check out their line holiday-themed chocolates from Lake Champlain.
Wood fired and hand painted Ceramics from Handwork: Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative
Handwork is chock-full of beautiful wood-fired (shown above) and hand painted mugs and plates, buy them as a set or simply choose one to give!
Bundle Up This Winter with Merch from Narrative Space
Narrative Space is the perfect place to find flannels, outerwear and wool socks for the winter months! Try their sturdy flannels perfect for men and women alike for a holiday gift this season. Your most outdoorsy friend is sure to love it!
Eco-friendly clothing at Ithacamade
The locally produced clothing line Silk Oak featuring eco-friendly, silkscreened shirts is available at Ithacamade located in the historic Dewitt Mall.
Stunning artisan made decoratives from American Crafts by Robbie Dein
Top-selling books from the Buffalo Street Books
Keep your holiday shopping local this year with a trip to Buffalo Street Books in the historic Dewitt Mall. You’re sure to find a gift for everyone here and make the whole family happy!
Colorful knits from Amuse: Modern Cottage Industry
Give your friend or family member the gift of fashionable warmth by purchasing a hand knitted scarf, hat, and headband from Amuse.
Self Care Gifts from Bramble
We all have that friend who loves to smell good and have their skin look even better. You’ll be able to find the perfect gift among Bramble ’s herbs, oils, teas, and tinctures, along with high-quality handcrafted bath and body care products which make the perfect gift this holiday season!
Cozy sweaters from Indigo Rose
Give the lady or ladies in your life the gift of warmth and comfort by gifting them a sweater or two from Indigo Rose. This women’s clothing and accessories boutique on the Commons has many different sweater styles and colors to choose from.
“Green” gifts from Home Green Home
You can’t go wrong with presenting Home Green Home’s environmentally friendly and sustainable cookware, drinkware and other household items as a gift. They can be used for years to come!
Locally produced glassware at Sunny Days of Ithaca
Gifting a wine this season? Make it a Finger Lakes gift basket by adding a pair of beloved “Green Heart of the Finger Lakes”® goblet or stemless wine glasses. All 11 lakes are listed from east to west on the back of each glass. The glassware is made in American and printed in the Finger Lakes.
Also, as always, FREE GIFT WRAPPING is available for Sunny Days’ purchases! (Note: ALL gift wrapping will take place at Sunny Days 2.0 pop-up shop next door to Home Green Home on the Commons.
Organic lipsticks and vegan nail polish from Willow
Willow’s organic lipsticks and vegan nail polish can make for the perfect stocking stuffer! The colors are perfect for this holiday season.
DOWNTOWN ITHACA GIFT CARD
Feeling overwhelmed with all of these fantastic options? How about purchasing the Downtown Ithaca Gift Card, good at more than 100 shops and restaurants throughout Downtown Ithaca. It’s available in any denomination from $10 to $500, the gift card offers flexibility and convenience for its recipients. To purchase a gift card, click here, visit www.downtownithaca.com, or stop the Downtown Ithaca Alliance office at 171 E. State St. (Center Ithaca). The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Once you’ve completed your shopping or if you need a break from browsing our shops, there are many experiences you can explore downtown! Take a break to relax at Alta Spa or Norabloom Botanicals and Lounge, take the family to Escape Ithaca for a fun, challenging experience, or get yourself a bite to eat at one of our many locally owned and operated specialty food restaurants!
For a complete listing of Downtown Ithaca’s shops, boutiques, service providers and restaurants, visit www.downtownithaca.com.