Unless you thrive under pressure and don't mind crowds, why wait until crunch time to finish your seasonal shopping?
A Jacqueline Rene Jewelry necklace.
For two weekends in a row, dozens of East End-based artisans will be presenting their unique, remarkable creations during Southampton Soap Company
's annual Holiday Gift Show. The seasonal market, which is traditionally held at the company's cozy headquarters, is moving to Water Mill Community House this year.
"We do many events throughout the year, but this one is special because we invite each vendor for their artistry, integrity and kindness," reflected Deborah O'Shaughnessy, artist and founder of Southampton Soap Company. "Each person is fun, talented and a delight to be around and that creates the atmosphere for this event, which sets it apart from any other like it."
As per usual, this year's shopping extravaganza will feature a wide range of items, including fine art, pottery, jewelry, fiber art, bath and body products, candles and sweet and savory treats.
8 Knots, Altman's Needlearts, Backyard Brine
Pickles, Beach & Willow, Bees Needs Honey, Chocology, Curious Little Market, Designs by the Sea
, Ditch Ink., East End Light, Grain Surfboards
, Hamptons Handpoured
, Hanky Blanky, Jackie Maloney, Artist, Jacqueline Rene Jewelry
, Kenna Panton, Glass Artist, Knottin' Fancy, Lois Aronow Porcelain, Loretta Fay Designs, NUNA Knits, Peconic River Preserves, Seven29, SHADE, Silk & Sea Designs, Southampton Soap Company, South Fork Bakery
, Talk Treats To Me, Vena Rico Designs, White Elephant Designs, and ZIMKIDS are among participating artists and artisans. Additionally, a few surprise vendors will also be making an appearance.
And, to really get attendees in a festive mood, the Holiday Gift Show will also offer music, refreshments, a visit from Santa, children's crafts and more.
Southampton Soap Company's annual Holiday Gift Show will be held on Friday, December 8, Saturday, December 9, Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December, 16. On Fridays, the Show will be open from 2 to 8 p.m., while you can pop by from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
Water Mill Community House is located at 743 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more information, visit www.facebook.com.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com