Stockings are a staple of Christmas tradition. For many years, stockings have been hung by the fireplace with care and children have gone to sleep with visions of sugar plums and fears of coal in their stockings. According to Smithsonian Magazine, “As far back as 1823, when Clement Clarke Moore (or possibly Henry Livingston Jr.) wrote “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” stockings were hung near the fireplace, awaiting a visit from Santa Claus. At the end of the poem, St. Nick “filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, /and laying his finger aside of his nose /and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.” Today children wake up Christmas morning thrilled with the excitement of toys and small knickknacks that they will find in their stockings.
This year, give the best stocking stuffers ever by shopping at local Greece, NY businesses. There are so many to choose from that provide unique gifts and delicious treats!
The Shops on West Ridge
There are over 200 shops all under one roof, and will be sure to give you the best array of Christmas gifts possible! These shops include everything from furniture, collectibles, antiques, fashion, artisan creations, to the most simple gifts. You will be sure to find the perfect small gifts to stuff in those stockings! For the rest of the Christmas weekend, they will be open today until 6:00 PM, and tomorrow until 2:00 PM. There is plenty of time to get plenty of shopping done!
A gift card to a local bakery can be the best of surprises in a stocking. You can’t ever go wrong with whatever you get at a bakery, and the local ones are always the best!
Donuts Delite –> A classic staple in the Rochester area! There is definitely something for everyone at Donuts Delite and would satisfy every taste bud.
Gruttadauria Bakery –> Serving deserts for over a century, Gruttaduaria’s bakery has everything a person could need (including wedding cakes!) Whether it be desserts, pastries, cakes or cookies, the receiver of this gift card will have a blast deciding what to get!
Do you know someone who wants to move closer to these amazing shops? Contact me after the holiday and we can work together to make that happen! Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!