Last minute Shopping? Try Local!

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Are you struggling to find a gift for someone for the upcoming holidays?  With so much pressure to be at the mall at this time, with that coupon, to get these deals why stress yourself out?  Shopping local is great for the economy and not to mention great for your pockets!  Here are some places to check out Holiday season gifts or anytime of year gifts!

Randolph- From antiques to lotions to ceramics to ladies fashions.  There is so much more going on here than you would think! The Randolph Area Community Development Corporation website has a listing of all businesses but here's some suggestions from us! 
Radiantly You- A complete and growing line of Natural and Organic products for your life and your home.  Ceramic EmPOURium- ceramic services, including greenware, bisque, and unique ceramic finishes. We also have ceramic paint workshops and a party room for ceramic paint parties!  Forget-Me-Not Flowers & Gifts- because you can't go wrong with a beautiful bouquet.  Randolph Retail Company- Browse through the eclectic collection of gifts, clothing, jewelry, scarves, home décor and children’s items.

Ellicottville- Always known for the ski resorts located here (Holiday Valley and Holimont), there is also a very quaint shopping district "downtown".  Enjoy the lovely decor on each storefront as you stroll along from shop to shop. 
Earth Arts hand crafted Pottery...Jewelry,,, Blown Glass... Wood... Sculptures... Original Art... Home Décor & ever changing Eco friendly Collections.  Kazoo II- Gifts to celebrate an ever changing life style, home accessories, jewelry, a full floor of timeless toys.  Watson's Chocolates- like flowers, you can simply not go wrong with a box of chocolates.  Mud, Sweat n' Gears Ski and Snowboard- SKI Magazine GOLD Medal Ski Shop Award Winner. Full service, well stocked ski and snowboard shop featuring top notch equipment, apparel and accessories.  For more ideas and shops, go to Ellicottville's SNOWed IN, a newspaper, which features Shop Local Items each month! 

Salamanca- Find cultural and unique gifts, ranging from Seneca Nation gifts to tickets for an event at the Casino to something antique! 
Salamanca Mall Antiques- boasts an impressive over 60,000 square foot marketplace with more than 1000 individual vendors.  Hampshire Mills- With well known brands such as Columbia, Merrell, Wollrich, Wigwam and Smartwool, you can purchase Native American items as well as Allegany State Park and I Love NY gifts.  Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino- tickets to a great show, gift card to one of the best restaurants, or an overnight of luxury- no more needed to be said! 

Olean- considered the shopping district of Cattaraugus County, they offer many individual shops or a mall with JCPenney, Bath-n-Body Works, Rue 21 and more! 
The Paper Factory- get all the party supplies you need for your gathering, walk through their Christmas floor, or get a personalized gift for that special someone!  Worth W. Smith Hardware- For the do-it-yourselfer!  Rope, cable and chain, Nuts and bolts, Logging Supplies, Industrial Supplies, Carhartt, and Home goods from canning to cleaning supplies.  Cutco- American made, superior craftsmanship and always an appreciated gift, they have a large selection of knives, kitchen supplies and cookware!

Here are some more of our favorites from around Cattaraugus County that are sure to delight on Christmas Morning!
Sprague's Maple Syrup in Portville, deliciously good gift items.   
NY Amish Trail along Western Side of County for handmade gifts. 
So Soft Gift Shop
in Little Valley (alpaca fleece items).
Gowanda Harley Davidson in Gowanda for your motorcycle mama. 
Trail ride on horseback with the Crosspatch in Salamanca. 
"Glamping" it up at The Woods at Bear Creek in Franklinville for outdoor lovers.
High Water Hobbies in Machias for kayakers and thrill seekers. 

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