Goshen, N.Y. – Holiday shopping can be hectic, but it also provides a reason to celebrate and 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 the Holiday season. Money that is spent at local shops, restaurants and stores means successful downtowns and a thriving economy for Orange County.
“It may be easier to order online or buy from a big box store, but the time and money invested in utilizing local shops and businesses is well worth the effort,” Neuhaus said. “The people who own and operate these establishments are our friends and neighbors. They are a vital part of our successful economy and they deserve our patronage and support.”
Added Neuhaus: “Local shops and businesses are a vital part of our economy and I encourage residents to support them, not just during the Holiday season, but year-round. They are an integral part of our communities and deserve our support.”
In the spirit of gift-giving and the holiday season, Neuhaus suggests shopping for gifts in Orange County’s downtowns where there are so many wonderful options. Get started at these popular gift shops that will draw you into the heart of some of our towns. You’ll be sure to find more local shops and great restaurants wherever you go.
For more unique shopping options and other fun things to do, visit Orange County Tourism’s website at orangetourism.org.
Bliss Boutique: A warm, cozy boutique with unique and beautiful gifts, clothing and accessories. 1234 Main Street, Goshen. www.blissboutiqueny.com
Bliss Co-op: Shop showcases work of local and regional women.
1371 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. (GPS: Chester)
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
Linda’s Office Supplies: You’ll be surprised by all the cool, special gifts inside this office supply store.
22 West Main Street, Goshen. www.lindasofficesupplies.com
Merrily: Boutique full of cards, gifts, art, home décor and little treasures thoughtfully selected by owner and designer.
1375 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf. www.merrilypaper.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
The Shops at 277 Main: Four handcrafted shops at one stop.
277 Main, Cornwall. www.shop277main.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.frazzleberries.com
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