When the leaves start to show their vibrant fall colors, and the air has a chill, you know the holiday season is right around the corner! If your Fresh Air Adventure overlaps with the holidays, you can find a gift for everyone on your list in the small shops on our quaint Main Streets. From handmade art and artisan vinegars to toys without batteries, holiday shopping is a breeze on your Fresh Air Adventure.
Location: Batavia, NY
Hours: Mon- Thurs 9:30am- 5:30pm, Fri 9:30am- 7pm, Sat 9am- 4pm, Closed on Sundays
This isn’t your average toy store. At Adam Miller Toys in downtown Batavia, nothing needs batteries. That’s right parents- breathe a sigh of relief. Nothing needs batteries! Adam Miller has been serving greater Batavia-area families since 1918, and the toys here may make you nostalgic for the days of your childhood. With a vast selection of bikes, puzzles, sports equipment, model cars, pogo sticks, and even fidget spinners; there’s something here to make the holidays magical for every child on your list.
Location: Warsaw, NY
Hours: Mon- Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Closed on Sundays
Tucked in an elegant historic home on Main Street in Warsaw, the Artisan Villa is a collection of small and independent retail shops. Browse original works of art from local artists, find handmade and antique pieces, and treat yourself to freshly baked goods or a bouquet of flowers. You can also give the gift of a great experience with a carriage ride!
Location: Darien Center
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am - 6pm
A little off the beaten path, Country Cottage is an adorable collective of cottage shops set against a stunning flower and water garden that’s well worth the visit. Each cottage has its own selection of unique goods, including home décor, country gifts, baked goods, and unusual finds. They also offer workshops and gift cards for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.
Location: Cuba, NY
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30am - 5pm
A little shop with a long local history, the Cuba Cheese Shoppe boasts an unparalleled local, national, and international cheese selection. And when we say they have a big selection, we’re talking over 400 varieties of every kind of cheese you can imagine, from the famous and locally made NY Sharp Cheddar to imported varieties and everything in between. The store also has a large selection of gourmet foods, gift baskets, kitchen wares, cheese curd, salt rising bread, and more. Whether you need a gift for a person or a party, you’ll find the perfect treat here.
Location: Perry, NY
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am - 4pm
For the best hostess gift or contribution to a potluck, head to East Hill Creamery. Every cheese at East Hill is made exclusively with raw milk from grass-fed cows on their farm. The result is a delicious and one-of-a-kind, melt-in-your-mouth cheese. Explore their selection of Alpine-style cheeses, or better yet, bring a plate to share to your next holiday party!
Location: Wellsville, NY
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
From the Hart is your one-stop-shop for everything Irish! Their store selection includes clothing, jewelry, walking sticks, and laser etchings to flaunt your Irish heritage pride. Browse the available selection, or get something custom-made. You can also find a vast selection of local craftsmen goods, including Amish-made furniture, leather belts, pottery, stained glass, and more. We can promise- you won’t find this selection anywhere else!
Location: Attica, NY
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, Closed Saturday & Sunday
This is maple syrup done right. The Merle family has run their maple farm for 6 generations, producing nearly 10,000 gallons of nature’s candy each year. The result is an incredible selection of maple-based candies, sauces, condiments, sugars, and more. Surprise the chef in your life with a maple hot sauce, bake a holiday ham in the maple BBQ, or stuff stockings with the irresistable maple candy.
Location: Le Roy, NY
Hours: Weds- Fri 10am - 4pm, Closed Saturday - Tuesday
The Divine Tree is the perfect place to find the best gift for those hard-to-buy-for people in your life. Tucked in scenic Le Roy, the Divine Tree carries American-made products, including culinary treats like oils, vinegars, and specialty treats, as well as accessories, home goods, and self-care products. You can also find annual decorative ornaments here!
The Downtown Browsery Co-Op
Medina Hours: Tues – Thurs 10am – 5pm, Fri 10 am – 8pm, Sat, 10am- 5pm, Sun Noon – 4pm, Closed Monday
Albion Hours: Tues – Fri 11 am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun noon – 4pm, Closed Monday
When you shop at the Downtown Browsery, you never have to worry about duplicate gifts! With two locations and over 60 local vendors to explore, the Downtown Browsery is the perfect place to find unusual and one-of-a-kind treasures. Unique gifts include antiques, handmade lighting, alpaca apparel, comic books, clothing and more. You truly never know what you’ll find.
It’s easy to make a (gift) list and check it twice on your Fresh Air Adventure. Our scenic Main Streets are full of holiday cheer and unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. Best of all, you’re supporting the small, locally-owned businesses that keep our communities vibrant. From all of us, thank you and happy holidays!
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