It’s the most wonderful time of the year to buy local!
I have spent many-a-holiday-seasons working at one store or another at the mall, and here is what I know for a fact: Local stores do the holidays better Better attitudes, better service, and better products, and all that makes for a better shopping experience for you.
Buying local is a good thing, it creates jobs, boosts the local economy and strengthens community. If you haven’t jumped on the local shopping sleigh yet, it is time. And to make it easy for you I have been visiting my favorite shops to give you the inside scoop on local gift giving.
Chances are pretty good if you live in Upstate New York that you have a Syracuse Basketball Fan on your gift list . There are two things S.U. fans can’t get enough of:
- Trash talking Duke
- Orange stuff
While I could help with the trash talking Duke, it doesn’t wrap well, and may not be appropriate around the christmas tree.
Orange gear however, does wrap well and is always a good idea.
From Syracuse hoodies, hats, t-shirts, socks, and scarves, and everything in between, Syracuse fans have been making Orange the new black way before Netflix.
It takes a seriously Orange stocked store to keep the most dedicated ‘Cuse fans in orange and navy for the entire basketball season. That little rack of Syracuse stuff at the department store is just not going to cut it, and I know exactly where to find the best selection of #OrangeNation stuff around.
Herb Philipson’s is based in Rome NY, with 8 stores across Central and Upstate New York, they love Syracuse Basketball as much as we do. Check out the Syracuse section of any Herb’s store, it laughs at the little rack of ‘Cuse stuff you will find in the department store. Herb’s has everything, to keep you stylish and in orange all season.
Ladies, three words: Syracuse Yoga Pants.
No, I am not kidding.
And yes, you need a pair.
To get you started shopping for the Syracuse fans on your list take a look at a few of my faves right now at Herb Philipson’s.
My kids were so upset that I did not bring these mugs home with me when they saw this pic, they are seriously cute. Everyone in my house, myself included wants one of these.
I. Love. These. Mugs
Because mini Syracuse Orange basketballs.
Syracuse knit hats
It’s cold, and mom always said to wear a hat during winter, might as well wear one Jim Boeheim would approve of.
These are soft and cuddly & I am seriously thinking about picking up one of these for the hubs, just so I can steal it.
There was really so much more, Make sure to check it all out at any Herb Philipson’s location.
Thank you to Herb Philipson’s and John at the Newark Store!