[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”3630,3634,3645,3629,3646″ css=”.vc_custom_1450298295800{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-left: 200px !important;border-left-width: 100px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Is it really that time of year again?!?! Here in East Hampton, it’s a balmy 50-something-degrees and sunny (how fabulous), and we’re lagging on the holiday gift-shopping routine. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably scrambling to find gifts for family, friends, and significant others. Since we find that MEN are particularly hard to shop for, we’ve scoured our favorite local haunts to find the hot-ticket items for your honey this holiday season.

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Who doesn’t love a long, lazy (boozy) afternoon lounging on Wolffer’s terrace? A wine club membership offers you a taste of that experience year-round with quarterly wine shipments at discounted prices, complimentary premium tastings, exclusive Wine Club events and the opportunity to purchase new wines before they’re released to the public. With three amazing membership packages, the options are as bold and delicious as Wolffer’s wine selection. The perfect gift for the wine lover or aspiring sommelier – and one that you’ll have fun sharing. From $45 to $180 per quarterly shipment. Wolffer Estate Vineyards: www.wolffer.com; 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack; tel. 631-537-5106.

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Domaine Franey is our go-to wine and liquor source in East Hampton. Focusing on small wine make, they know how to find great wines at a surprisingly great price point. We also appreciate their knowledgeable and helpful staff. So we had to ask General Manager David Mikan what hot-ticket liquor item was being gifted this holiday season. His answer? “Bourbon. Any kind. It’s flying off the shelves so quickly that there is actually a bit of a shortage around here.” Move over Rosé!

We think a triumvirate tasting is the way to go. David’s favorite brand of bourbon is tied—Widow Jane ($62.99) and Woodford Reserve ($39.99). Add in a comfortable bottle of Bulleit (just coming back into stock at $36.99) and you’ve got a man-pleasing gift! Domaine will gift-wrap and ship for the on-the-fly shopper, and they also offer gift certificates in case you’re buying for a picky palate! Domaine Franey: www.domainefraney.com; 459 Pantigo Road, East Hampton; tel. 631-324-0906.

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If you haven’t already, go check out Harbor Market and Kitchen, Sag Harbor’s new hot-spot for fabulous prepared foods and pizzas, great gourmet market items and the best cold-pressed iced coffee. Everything in the market is carefully selected from wonderful small purveyors, many of them local (Vine Street Café’s Mushroom Bolognese, Hamptons Artisan Finishing Sea Salt, Aldo’s organic coffees). This holiday season, HMK is creating delectable assortments in their signature burlap bags – a perfect gift for the man who likes to cook, hopefully for you. Three favorite selections: The Pasta Bag ($120), The Cocktail Bag ($125), The Coffee and Tea Bag ($105). We think that these essentials are perfect for the chef in your life, however Harbor Market and Kitchen also offers gift certificates for the uncertain gift giver. Harbor Market and Kitchen: www.harbormarket.com; 184 Division Street, Sag Harbor; tel. 631-725-4433.

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Few things are more satisfying than growing your own garden—starting with nothing and creating a beautiful something is not easy! At Bridge Gardens, a community garden part of Peconic Land Trust**, 5’ x 12’ garden plots are available for $100 per year. Any gardener, novice or expert, would love growing their own produce or flowers in this community which hosts a plethora of education classes on art, music and gardening, as well as conversations with local gardening experts. A membership to the Gardens gains you access to the gardens, a spot on their newsletter list and discounted admission to all lectures, garden workshops and musical events—all for just $50. Bridge Gardens: www.peconiclandtrust.org/bridge_gardens.html; 26 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton; tel. (631)283-3195.
** Peconic Land Trust is a non-profit organization that seeks to ensure the protection of Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage

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The holidays can be really stressful. Our antidote: some serious pampering at Naturopathica Spa. Their talented and professional massage therapists will make you feel comfortable from the minute you walk in, and we guarantee you’ll walk out a brand new relaxed individual. For the athlete in your world, the Alpine Deep Tissue Massage (30 minutes $75 / 60 minutes $135 / 90 minutes $180) is an essential for muscle recovery, relaxing those stiff joints, and pain relief. The Men’s Rebalancing Facial (30 minutes $70 / 60 minutes $130) renews skin tone and texture while soothing the effects of the sun and razor burn on the skin, keeping your man’s skin smooth to the touch. To maintain that just-pampered feeling, give him the men’s Clarifying Facial Wash ($36), Daily Defense Moisturizer ($58), Soothing Shave Cream ($26) and Arnica Muscle & Joint Gel (28).
After all the holiday madness, you deserve a little something too. We suggest the Royal Thai Massage (90 minutes, $185). This 2,500- year old Buddhist technique is guaranteed to relieve tension and re-energize your body after a long and busy holiday season. Naturopathica East Hampton: www.naturopathica.com; 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton; tel. 631-329-2525

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3662″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jill Gordon Celebrate loves the holidays and loves the Hamptons. What better way to celebrate than to shop local and give unique, thoughtful gifts to those on your list this year? Coming soon: Part II of the Holiday Gift Guide, where JGC tells you all of our favorite toys and gadgets to gift your guy this year!