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Shopping Small in Mineola: for Her

Ten gift ideas for the women in your life from your local merchants.

Sleep in this Black Friday and instead wake up refreshed and ready to begin your holiday shopping the next day, Small Business Saturday.

On Nov. 26, customers across the country are encouraged to shop their local small businesses, which sounds like a great idea. You'll get friendly, hands-on service that's close to home without the crowds, the long lines and the fights for parking spaces at the mall.

Plus, when you support your local merchants they also help support your community.

To help you find gifts within your local business districts, this week Patch has guides for shopping for the special people in your life.

Here's 10 great gift ideas for your mom, wife, aunt, sister, grandmother and other women on your list that can all be found at small businesses in Mineola.

1. Fashionista: It’s no secret that women love a new set of clothes. May we suggest a gift certificate at ? Or if you really want to please, pick up that outfit for her that she’s had her eye on this season.

2. Leather Jackets: carries a large collection of furs for the woman in your life.

3. Massage: What woman wouldn't love a relaxing massage – especially during this hectic time of the year. There are a number of great local places that specialize in a various types of massage therapy that you can purchase a gift certificate from , or .

4. Fine Jewelry: Whether you're looking for classic diamond earrings or a trendy cocktail ring, will help you find just what you're looking for. 

5. Poinsettia Plants: Don't show up to your holiday parties empty handed. Bring your host one of these popular holiday plants, which you can purchase at . 

6. Sweet Treats: If you're shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, give them a gourmet basket of chocolate or cookies from or . You can also pick up a pie or cake to bring to your holiday party.

7. House Keeping: No woman likes to clean house. While it would be a real treat if you did it for her, the next best option is to call in the maids over at and literally have a clean sweep.

8. Vino: Whether your lady enjoys a fine red wine or something a little stronger, Mineola has several stores such as , , , or will help you pick out a bottle that will please.

9. Floral Finds: Flowers don't just have to go into a vase. In addition to bouquets, and also have beautiful floral wreaths and other arrangements that will add some life to any room in the house.

10. Fit Gifts: If you know someone who will enjoy a week of yoga, a session of kick-boxing or Zumba, or some one-on-one personal training, get them a gift certificate to or the .

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