Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Finger Lakes Christmas Gift Guide

With Thanksgiving having come and gone in a gobble of turkey, Christmas will be here in the wink of Santa's eye. Seriously, there are really only about 2 online shopping weeks left, as you should have any online orders in by Friday, December 16 to ensure holiday delivery. After combing through the internet offerings, here are my recommendations for websites offering gifts for that special someone who loves The Finger Lakes.

--First and foremost, we must have gifts for the Finger Lakes wine lover. The best gift is a bottle or case of that special someones favorite wine delivered to your doorstep. Yes, that is possible now. But, remember some states are not yet as civilized about wine delivery, so in those states, your next best bet is a gift certificate from the winery. The Finger Lakes Wine Country website has a great Finger Lakes winery directory by lake with website links. Visit the winery website and order online or by phone.

-- A wonderful website where you can find great Finger Lakes gifts and also support historic preservation in the Finger Lakes is at the Landmark Society website. A portion of the proceeds goes to this wonderful organization who help preserve historic sites and landmarks in the Finger Lakes area.

--A gift subscription to Life In The Finger Lakes magazine, a beautiful quarterly look at the Finger Lakes area, makes a great gift that keeps on giving year round. Get it at this website

--For the book lover on your gift list, this website offers the ultimate collection of Finger Lakes books.

--Several Finger Lakes wineries offer gift baskets filled with Finger Lakes delicacies. Arbor Hill and Fox Run offer an assortment of themed gift baskets.

--And if you are looking for unique creative gifts for your family and friends, this website lists Finger Lakes craft shops and art galleries by lake with website links and telephone numbers and at this website is a list of amazing Finger Lakes artists and artisans sorted by their specialty.

Now there is no reason why you can't find the perfect gift for the person who loves the Finger Lakes. If you have any other Finger Lakes gift suggestions, please leave a comment.

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