Gifts with a Story

Appeal to Nostalgia

Conversation pieces, estate jewelry and vintage selections will wow the nostalgia-loving loved ones on your holiday shopping lists. The gift and memory selection is endless at Antique Underground (map).

In the spirit of the season, Antique Underground will provide each customer – free with a purchase – with a handmade, hand-painted box, while supplies last. The boxes are 35+ years old and were made in Kashmir.

Make an Imprint

Purchase apparel designed by youth  who are learning about sustainability and entrepreneurship through Hip Hop Culture at The Life (map)

Free Gift Wrap with Your Purchase

Part gift shop, part art gallery! Mixed Methods (map) carries a mix of pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood, fiber, stationery and cards – all handmade by local and regional artists and small businesses.

Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping and packaging, complete with information about the artist.

Vintage and Coffee

Vintage home décor and furniture, photos, tableware and more pieces with stories await at Nectar Espresso Bar, located in the basement of the McCarthy Mercantile building (map).

#DealAlert: Spend $50 on vintage goods and receive a free latte at the vintage-outfitted coffee shop.

Bring Stories to Life

Purchase a literal story (or several!) from the Onondaga Historical Association’s Gift Gallery, located at 321 Montgomery Street (map).

#DealAlert: From December 8 through December 24, enjoy 10% off in the Gift Gallery, in-person and online. Members will receive 15% off during the same time period. 

ARTpreneur, Foodie, Artisan & Crafter Paradise

Homegrown products, Syracuse-inspired apparel and a mix of fun, eclectic items await at Wildflowers Armory (map)! Pop in during the week, and/or check out the rotating crafters during Crafted Underground, a weekend pop-up shop.

Message from Dash & Dot

Downtown Businesses: If you would like to submit an item for the Dash & Dot Gift Guide, please send the elves a message via email to [email protected]!

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