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theLoop Holiday Gift Guide


It’s our Holiday Gift Guide to great locally-sourced treasures you’ll want to wrap up (though you’ll see that may be difficult in some cases…) for the people you love the most.
Gifts from Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pelham and online.
We are adding new items daily, so if you have an idea for the Gift Guide, please send it to me right away at
Happy Holidays to everyone!



for under the tree

for something different



Under the Tree:



from MacInspires– The Nest Learning Thermostat.  Forget to tuen the heat down? Program your thermostat from your iphone. ” MacInspires will even install it in your home or business.

MacInspires 1923 Palmer Ave, Larchmont (914) 630-7338  


eb barrett

from e.b. barrett—  They recommentd a suede front tassel bag with zippers. This bag also has a detachable shoulder strap and an interior pouch that zips closed. Colors available are grey and royal pictured, as well as black and brown.  138.00.

e.b.barrett 1875 Palmer Ave., Larchmont 914.834.7000
From  MODHArts Gallery and Studio in New Rochelle, the gift idea is a handmade scented soy candle, made by local artisans.
MODHArts Gallery and Studio is unconventional art gallery and boutique to promote contemporary realism art and artisan craft. Offering art exhibits and for collection, original quality artworks of emerging and established guest artist. Gallery is designed with environment in mind and inclination to sustainable living.
MODHArts Gallery 43 Westchester Place, New Rochelle  (914) 320-2432  Winter Hours: Fri. and Sat. 12-8PM


maxime and friends

Maxime & Friends, a European children’s boutique  for boys and girls, newborn-10 specializes in unique, well made brands. The store is upscale and beautifully curated.
Here’s a gift idea: the Hand Knit Keepsake Pillow, 100% Cotton with complementary Name, Initial, or Monogram Personalization Included. “Lovingly designed and knitted by Irish hands in Larchmont NY.”  $80

Maxime & Friends -11 Addison Street, Larchmont 914.630.0851

Xmas Amaryllis GardenSay it with the Flower Bar— How about an Amaryllis plant or plants, in their own pot, with a holiday bow, accented with Christmas greens?

Single: $50. Double $95. Amaryllis Garden: amaryllis plant(s) in a stunning birch container accented with ivy, frosted fern and cyclamen $125.

The Flower Bar 11 Addison Street, Larchmont (914) 834-4900


minibarNew to the area is MiniBar– wine, spirits and beer delivered right to your very own door.

Get the app on your smartphone and send some Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose or the Absolut Vodka Andy Warhol Edition to that special party animal. Use code theloop for $10 off your 1st order.



Need a great meal to go with that wine? Don’t cook, it’s the Holidays! Give someone a Gift Certificate for a yummy meal to take home from Apiary, Larchmont’s new gourmet food and grocery shop.

Apiary 157 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont (914) 834-3572



four in a row xlMonkey Pod Games
 ships their unique puzzles and toys around the world from a warehouse in Mamaroneck, but you can take advantage of their Factory Store.

A great gift idea is the Four in a Row Large Version, a great two player game where both players try to make four in a row with their rings (one color for each of them.)

But you can’t go wrong with any of them.

Monkey Pod Games  313 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck  (800) 787-8380




This idea is pretty simple. From Jenny at Anderson’s Book Shop, Larchmont, and that’s why we like it.

“Great gift idea from Anderson’s: BOOKS.”

Anderson’s Book Shop 96 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont 914-834-6900



pink on palmer bag

From Pink on Palmer, Larchmont- You can always use another bag. A little one.  The Lolo cosmetic bags.

Large  $32 – This durable zip top cosmetic case is big enough to hold all of your beauty essentials. The bag stands up on a counter, making make-up application a breeze.

Small  $24- This cute little pouch features a zip top closure and works perfectly as a coin case or mini make-up case. Toss in a lip gloss and a credit card and this little bag is ready to go to any holiday party!

Pink on Palmer,  1907 Palmer Avenue Larchmont  914.833-8955
wie tumblers

From Larchmont entrepreneur DIY Dana– Personalized wine tumblers.

These personalized tumblers are great for sipping wine by the pool or beach. They can be monogrammed with your initial, favorite team’s color or logo, or even the state outline of your favorite summer spot. Vinyl monograms also available for you to apply to water bottles, phone cases and school supplies.

metro tote, clutch

“The MZ Wallace Metro Tote is one of our best selling items,” says Abbie of Clutch in Larchmont.

“You will not believe how lightweight & durable this tote is!  A perfect everyday bag or travel tote, its unique construction makes it foldable, rollable, packable, even crushable, and it will never lose its shape. Comes in 4 sizes and loads of colors”.  Her pick: Medium in Steel Metallic $ 185.

 Clutch  1905 Palmer Avenue Larchmont.  914.315.1434

ruli SilkSomething Handmade– June at RuLi Artisans says this is one of her best sellers. A a hand painted silk scarf, made in Colorado.  $60.

RuLi Artisans Shop 1934 Palmer Avenue Larchmont 914-341-1242 


designer one

Eric at Designer One couldn’t pick just one thing.  So here are three:

Leather trimmed top from Barcelona $138.00, Margaret Ellis handmade chain necklace direct from this year’s “Project Runway,” $476.00, and chain bag from Jo. $138.00.

Designer One  139 Larchmont Ave Larchmont. (914) 834-5080



necklace_chalcedony teardrop necklace

Pam Older Designs– Pam may have left Larchmont, but her new HQ in Massachusetts won’t keep you from ordering beautiful and original gifts online. This necklace is an elegant chalcedony pendant on a crystalized vermeil chain. Limited edition.  $165.

Pam Older Designs



She’s worth it. And so is any visit to the wonderful Wallachs at Wallach Jewelry Designs.

In this case… Magnificent 18k white and yellow gold drop earrings with gem quality tanzanite and diamonds.

Tanzanite – the color of Royalty – bluish purple and brilliant.  More rare than diamonds.  $6550.00

Wallach Jewelry Designs 1953 Palmer Avenue  Larchmont  (914) 833-0665
From Peridot Jewelers,   18 Karat Yellow Gold Prong-Set Faceted Oval Green Amethyst Drop Earrings.
Designed by Rosanne Pugliese.  $530.
Peridot Jewelers 1903 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont  914-833-7333
Mama Bird NecklacesAt Chakarr Jewelry– The Mama Bird Necklaces have been popular as gifts for mom.

Price ranges $79-$99. Available in-store or online.

Chakarr Jewelry 30 Chatsworth Ave Larchmont. (914) 315-1632

Something Different:

sheldrake fog

From Sheldrake Environmental Center: Give the gift of nature. A Family membership to Sheldrake Environmental Center is just $50.  You will be supporting environmental education and will receive discounts on many Sheldrake programs. As an added bonus, Sheldrake Members enjoy 10% discounts at Larchmont Nurseries, Redwood Nursery, Tony’s Nurseries and Simply the Best online.

Sheldrake Environmental Center  685 Weaver St., Larchmont 914.834.1443



kenise barnes

from Kenise Barnes Fine Art, a gift of art. In this case:

David Licata
Untitled Flower 3, 2014
torch-worked borosilicate glass and driftwood
11.5 x 9.5 x 4 inches

Kenise Barnes Fine Art 1947 Palmer Ave., Larchmont 914.834.8077 




FarmEats— Drew wants you to give the gift of local New York State grass fed pasture raised beef. It’s  sold and delivered to Westchester County. You dont have to put it under the tree… Get a FarmEats gift certificate!


 larchmont music academy

How about a gift of music?  Larchmont Music Academy gift certificates for lessons are a cool idea for parents, spouses, children…  Research has proven that learning an instrument is important for brain health in all ages. The LMA is a warm and inviting place and its student perform throughout the community. From piano to ukelele, they have it all.

Larchmont Music Academy 2089 Boston Post Road, Larchmont (914) 833-8941

Detail_before after, J&F
After and before, 2011 Jeep Wrangler hood
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a detailed car. Well, maybe for some people. Especially when its from J&F Chatsworth Auto Body.   

Vinnie will provide a Full Detailing: Hand wash vehicle exterior, simonize and hand wax, clean interior including shampoo carpets and clean windows .

Holiday special cost is  $165 cars (normally $185) and  $195 SUVs (normally $225)

J&F Chatsworth Auto Body– 3 Vine St., Larchmont. 914-834-0008



dow shingles

In the words of Michael Murphy (no relation) of Murphy Brothers Contracting in Mamaroneck, which specializes in “Green” construction,  “as long as the sun keeps shining, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!”

He is talking about solar shingles. “Solar Shingles differ from conventional solar panel systems in that they aren’t on the roof. They actually ARE the roof.”Want to put some under the tree? (or you may want to write it on a card…)  (914) 777-5777



european wax

From European Wax Center, Rye Brook-  Xmas Special: Buy a 9 service package, get 3 free, and you can break up the cost into 3 or 4 payments.

Give someone beautiful eyebrows, full face, leg, bikini, Brazilian, arms, back and shoulders… No one will ever know.

European Wax Center,  Rye Ridge Shopping Center, Rye Brook.  (914) 937-9299
elli travel

Let’s Get Outta Here- If anyone is listening, this is what I want:  3 Night Stay at Canyon Ranch.  Join Larchmont’s Elli Travel Group  from March 19 to March 22nd and enjoy 25% off

Your all inclusive stay at Canyon Ranch. Rates start at $1890.

Elli Travel Group 914 327 4666

picture house
Great Movies! How about a Gift membership to Westchester’s most unique film venue, The Picture House.   
Packages are mailed directly to the recipient. During your purchase, you may submit a message for the enclosed gift card.
Membership starts at $45.00 More info here.
The Picture House  175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham 914-738-7337 
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