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Goshen, N.Y. – Holiday shopping can be hectic, but it also provides an opportunity support Orange County businesses and the positive impact they have on the community.
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus urges residents to support local businesses, especially during this very different holiday season. Money spent at local shops, restaurants and stores helps to create successful downtowns and a thriving economy for Orange County.
“Holiday shopping is certainly different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still shop locally online by purchasing gift cards to your favorite stores and restaurants,” Neuhaus said. “The time and money invested in local shops and businesses is well worth the effort. The people who own and operate these establishments are our friends and neighbors and many have faced challenging times during this public health emergency. It behooves us all to patronize local businesses as much as possible those last few weeks of 2020.”
Neuhaus suggests getting started at these popular gift shops.
Bliss Boutique: A warm, cozy boutique with unique and beautiful gifts, clothing and accessories. 1234 Main Street, Goshen. www.blissboutiqueny.com
Corner Candle Store: A 175-year old barn filled to the rafters with beautiful gifts for all occasions. 1 Depot Street, Washingtonville. www.cornercandlestore.com
Oliver Anne: A small boutique with a big supply of gifts, clothing and accessories.
122 Clinton Street, Montgomery. www.oliveranne.com
Newburgh Mercantile: A pop-up boutique with many gift items sourced from Newburgh and the Hudson Valley region.
75 Broadway, Newburgh. www.newburghmercantile.com
Creative Gifts & More: Four handcrafted shops at one stop.
277 Main, Cornwall. www.creativegiftsny.com
Finding Home Farms Sugarhouse: Shop for maple syrup, soy candles, home décor and holiday items. 140 Eatontown Road, Middletown. www.findinghomefarms.com
Frazzleberries: Rustic home furnishings and gifts. 24 Main Street, Warwick. www.facebook.com/Frazzleberries-Country-Stores-119899631377064
Foundry 42: Homewares and furnishings, upcycled items.
42 Front Street, Port Jervis. www.f42home.com
Fitzula’s: Gifts and collectible pieces.
140 Windermere Avenue, Greenwood Lake. www.fitzulas.com
Bliss Co-op: Eclectic shop showcases the work of local and regional women.
1371 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. (GPS: Chester) www.blissco-op.com
For more information about small businesses, log onto the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.orangeny.com. or Orange County Tourism’s website at orangetourism.org.