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Genesee Valley Gift Guide

Insider Tips & Inspiration

Still need to do some holiday shopping? Numerous studies have shown that when you shop locally, three times as much money stays in your community than if you had done your shopping at a big chain. When you put your money into a local business, that money goes to paying the wages of your neighbors, to purchasing supplies from other local stores, to donating money and goods to local charities, and more. To help you shop locally this holiday season, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Genesee Valley gifts for the people on your shopping list.

A beautiful and unique mug, bowl, pitcher, or more from Pit’s Pots, made in Perry by potter Paul Thomas. Contact Thomas on Instagram or find his work at Genesee Valley Florist in Geneseo.

Hop-infused sauce from Hopp’d and Brew’d, ranging from BBQ sauce to meat sauce to Buffalo sauce, from Jeremy Clark and Justin Peritore from Mount Morris. Now the beer lovers in your life can eat their beer too! Buy Hopp’d and Brew’d online or at Honeygirl Gourmet in Geneseo, Wendy’s Pantry in Mount Morris, and Geek Chic Floral Boutique in Avon.

A notecard, print, or poster from the sketch series the Quaint Cottages of Silver Lake by local artists Esther Frank-Doyle and James Reynolds. Sales from the series benefit the Perry Beach Project, which aims to provide free access to Silver Lake for the general public through the construction of a sand beach, docks, a pavilion, and more. Order your art online here and pick it up at Olive & Ink when it’s ready!

Love the Livingston Libation Loop? Love the Bills? Get some OSB Ciderworks “OSBuffalo” swag, and support your favorite local cider and team at the same time. You can buy your OSB merch at the ciderworks at 5901 Big Tree Road in Lakeville. OSB is offering different sales on their Instagram, so check their page before you go!

Homemade earrings from Amanda Driscoll of Y’All Earrings based out of Avon. Driscoll makes earrings out of leather, canvas, cork, and other materials, creating everything from elaborate tile patterned earrings to earrings in the shape of footballs. Find Y’all Earrings online, at Geek Chic in Avon, and at Gatherings at the Depot in Leicester.

If you still need more gift inspiration, check out Reed Homestead in Livonia. The shop has a convenient “Gifts Under $25” roundup, full of local artisans. The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is also hosting Artful Holidays again this year in Mount Morris from December 6-14, featuring everything from stationary to baked goods to fine arts from Genesee Valley artisans. Check out their hours and vendors online before you go!