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Last Minute Gift Ideas For The Hamptons-Lover In Your Life

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If you're anything like us, you've done approximately 0% of your holiday shopping. Fortunately, we're here to help. Here's a quick list of gifts you can bestow upon loved ones that will leave them thinking, "Wow, how thoughtful. [YOUR NAME HERE] really knows me." Don't worry, the fact that you picked these up last minute will be our little secret.

SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE
The perfect present for the man (or woman) in your life that has moved on from Miller and Coors Light. The award-winning Southampton Publick House brews are a pretty varied bunch. You can get your hands on six-packs of Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Porters and a mighty tasty Double White. Or, for the true connoisseur in your life, one of the brew house's 750 Series might do the trick.

HAMPTONS TOILE
"Hamptons Toile is an updated version of the classic French toile du Juoy." The fabric/design incorporates iconic Hamptons images?The American Hotel, Town Pond, The Montauk Lighthouse, a startled deer?and comes in over 100 custom colors. For some reason, we're partial to the notecards ($25 for set of 8), but you can also pick up placemats, tote bags and yards of the fabric itself. Order today for pre-Christmas delivery.

TATE'S BAKE SHOP
Consumer Reports #1 cookie also makes a great gift idea (especially for those with a sweet tooth). They've got a nice selection of holiday gift baskets ready for shipping. For anyone that's ever had something from Tate's, you know a package from them would be a welcome delivery.

MECOX BAY DAIRY
Here's a little something for the artisanal cheese lover in your life (and we all have one). The Bridgehampton-based dairy offers six varieties ranging from the basic "Farmhouse Cheddar" to the Hamptonsesque "Mecox Sunrise" (pictured). According to the Curbed reader that recommended them, they're not just the best, "but they travel well too."

FAT ASS FUDGE
If you've ever been to a farmer's market in the Hamptons, Donna McCue's melt-in-your-mouth confections should already be familiar to you. The East Hampton-based company offers natural treats like toffee, brownies and, of course, fudge. You can order online or give them a call directly at (631)-324-6540.

LOCAL KNIT
If you're looking for a gift that truly captures The Hamptons and can't afford a Land Rover, a t-shirt from Local Knit might do the trick. The relatively new company offers pretty cool designs that feature "local mainstays in distinct towns" like Harvest in Montauk, La Fondita in Amagansett and Nick & Toni's in East Hampton. Order three shirts, they'll throw in a fourth for free.

BEER-BATTERED PIPING PLOVER*
These endangered little birds?not deer?have been public enemy #1 since their presence forced the cancellation of the 4th of July fireworks on Main Beach in East Hampton. While we think they've gone south for the winter, one Curbed reader thought that a bucket of the little birds would make the perfect Holiday gift.

*This is obviously a joke. Don't freak out.

Tate's Bake Shop

43 North Sea Road, , NY 11968 (631) 283-9830 Visit Website