Whether your list includes someone with a fine eye for old furnishings or you want to browse for army-navy gear, Port Jefferson offers a variety of places to shop for antique or second-hand gifts.
If you have someone on your list who has been in the service, Barbara Weylan from on route 112 in Port Jefferson says that people come in all the time for military branded sweatshirts and hats.
"People who have been in the military may have fond memories of service," Weylan said. "Many grandfathers (and ) are Vietnam Veterans and they might like hats, shirts, unit pins and patches."
She also has gifts for people who collect vintage World War 2 items saying that these era items are becoming scarce. They also have gift certificates.
According to the volunteer office at the hospital, is very popular around the holidays. Much of the clothing and other donated items are on sale there for between $3 and $5, but designer clothing can be a little higher priced. They even have handbags, household items, games toys and more.
says that although their main business is new reproductions of old things like Shaker and farmhouse furniture they do have antiques upstairs and offer gift certificates. It's a good place to discover interesting items with every available shelf, wall and floor space filled with tables, chairs, baskets, decorations and more.
on Route 112 has pre-owned products including clothing, books, furniture, home decor, housewares, jewelry and records; among many other items and knickknacks. Owner, Mary Lehrer, says that she loves treasure hunting for odd, unique items so you'll be sure to find a gift for the antiques fan on your list.
used to specialize in locating discontinued flatware and in china, stemware and silver but over time, owner Stacy Davidson expanded her business so that today, her "finds" include jewelry, clothing, accessories and gifts. Davidson promotes her store as one for "vintage and new wonderful things for your home and for you."
Barkin' Basement is a store that sells used items donated to Save-A-Pet to help fund the animal rescue shelter's mission. Kathy Deon, a volunteer at said that the selection includes name brand and high quality items that are donated. "We are just jammed with great stuff," she said.
The is associated with St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church. An old barn that houses antiques and other items, including furniture. Clothes, accessories, holiday items and even wedding dresses are for sale in the two-story, 18th-century house next to the barn. All items are affordable, and the proceeds go to help the poor in the community.