Holiday Gift Guide: These local stores offer something for every member of the family

Play the Game Read the Story

Photos by Karley Harmon

Jason Engle has seen a resurgence in the popularity of board games. In addition to what Engle – the manager at Play the Game Read the Story – calls the largest board game selection in the area, the store offers comic books, graphic novels and collectibles. You can visit them at two locations: Destiny USA and North Clinton Street.

9808 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

Destiny USA
Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
North Clinton Street
Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday from noon – 6 p.m.

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Syracuse Salt Company

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The idea for Syracuse Salt Company started four years ago, after Libby Croom brought back infused salts from her honeymoon. Today, she runs the business with her father, David Iannicello, and the pair use a process similar to that from the 1700s and 1800s to make their salt, pumping salty water out of the well at their production space in Syracuse and evaporating the water. Syracuse Salt Company offers flake salt, infused salts, salt lamps, soaps and candles.

Iannicello says the company currently has 30 retail partners. Visit their website for more information.

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Wildflowers Armory

Photos by Courtney Kless

Wildflowers Armory has a new home for the holidays, moving from its space on West Jefferson Street to the McCarthy Building. What started out as a pop-up is now a long-term space where artisans from around the state can sell their work (and they rotate every three months). Founder and co-owner Michael John Heagerty says Wildflowers Armory will offer live music and tastings during the holidays, as well as extended and Monday hours.

217 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Sunday from noon – 6 p.m.

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