It’s the most, wonderful time of the year! It’s time for the second annual Old Brick Holiday Shopping Guide! With supply-chain disruptions and shortages, we know holiday shopping is strange this year, and we want to make it as stress-free as possible. We’ve rounded up some gifts you can find at Old Brick stores (and online!), others you can find within the communities we’re apart of! We’ve picked some of our FAVES – when you shop, let them know Old Brick sent you! ;)
Firstly, let’s shop around at Old Brick and see what we could possibly have for gifts! While we know not everyone is gifting leather sectionals this year, we do have quite a few smaller items that are perfect for gift giving! From décor + accessories, to pillows + recliners – we’ve got (in-stock) gifts for nearly everyone on your list. Feast your eyes on our Holiday Shopping page to start your holiday shopping adventure!
Okay, we understand you may not want to buy ALL of your gifts from Old Brick (however, we certainly wouldn’t tell you not to!). We’ve rounded up 8 local small businesses for you to support. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that we’ve merged with Bennington Furniture – we didn’t forget about our friends in VT + MA. We have local ideas for you too! Be sure to follow their social media accounts to support them year-round!
1) Serendipity Clayworks | Rotterdam, NY
Perfect for the jewelry lover on your shopping list! These handcrafted polymer clay earrings + accessories are too cute to pass up!
2) Hoffman Car Wash | NY
Shopping for someone who always has a dirty car? For the family member who may love their car more than their family! An unlimited membership for the ultimate car wash will have them speedin’ off to the car wash after dinner. After all, a clean car is a happy car!
3) Fort Orange General Store | Albany, NY
Everyone has that person on their holiday list who never gives any hints. We discovered Fort Orange General Store is the perfect place to browse and stumble upon unique home goods + gifts!
4) Uncommon Grounds | Saratoga Springs, NY
You must have a sleepy head on your list?! Coffee, coffee, and MORE coffee! What more can we say, Uncommon Grounds coffee makes the best gift for the caffeine fiends on your shopping list.
5) Vermont Macramé | Manchester, VT
Vermont Macramé is perfect for any plant parents or boho lovers. These timeless pieces will keep their hearts happy + warm for years to come. Macramé is here to stay! We’re kidding, it never really went anywhere but it became much more popular this last year or two.
6) Hot Crispy Oil | Albany, NY
Everyone has an adventurous eater on their holiday shopping list. This perfect mixture of extra virgin olive oil, garlic, shallots + peppers creates a mouthwatering combination of heat + flavor.
7) Silly Cow Farms | Wells River, VT
Stocking stuffer alert! These adorable hot chocolate mixes are a wonderful stocking stuffer for anyone + everyone. Such a simple yet thoughtful Vermont-y gift!
8) Shire Fire Candles | Pittsfield, MA
It’s the holidays, let’s get lit! We mean CANDLES, let’s get these candles lit. Shire Fire Candles was started in 2017 by a couple of sisters (11 + 10 at the time), and we couldn’t NOT put them on our holiday gift guide!