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Supporting Our Local Small Businesses

Supporting small businesses is not just an act of goodwill; it plays a vital role in nurturing vibrant communities and fostering a healthy economy. Below are some local small business in Staten Island that you may not even know about. Let’s support our community!

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Dippedbymandaa is a dipped desert business that you can order from online through their Instagram account – @dippedbymandaa. (Please give at least a 5 day notice as these tasty treats take time to perfect) When placing your order: state the date you are going to pick up your treats, quantity of each treat, and any-add on or customization. If you have a specific vision or inspiration in mind for your order, feel free to send an inspiration picture to bring your dream design to life. First come first serve with local pickup. Customers can pay with Venmo, Zelle, and Cashapp. Who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries? Regular chocolate covered strawberries are $15 dollars for half a dozen and $30 for a whole dozen. Indulge in other sweets including chocolate covered pretzels, marshmallows, rice krispies, oreos, and cake hearts. Different flavors include chocolate, vanilla, funfetti, or red velvet. Browse more on instagram @dippedbymandaa.

Instagram Photo @xosimplysweeet

Another dipped dessert business you can find on Staten Island is Xosimplysweeet . If you want to order any colorful and gorgeous sweet, DM her on instagram @xosimplysweeet to order at least 3-4 weeks in advance. First come first serve! Pay within 24 hours to secure your order with Vemo, Apple pay, or Zelle. Check out @xosimplysweet on Instagram to learn more about their policies and to check out the aesthetic photos of the products. When ordering, you can send inspiration pictures to share your ideas. You can look over the “menu” highlight on Instagram to see treats that you are interested in. This dessert shop specialized in cakesicles and all things chocolate. Head to their Instagram for pricing and party order details!

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Do you know where to get the finest coffee beans and coffee on Staten Island? The Killah Koffee company was established in 2021. The coffee is made from the finest drinkers to experience full bodied flavors. They have a variety of flavors like vanilla milkshake, supreme dark roast, marvelous medium rose, marble chase, whole bean marble cake, whole bean dark roast, chocolate chip mint, and shaolin cannoli. You can’t go wrong with any of their flavors because they all have a five star rating! On the website you can also find other accessories for your coffee or for yourself. You can order on their website and see the latest update on their instagram @killahkoffee. Checkout with PayPal or Venmo. You can also find their store at 828 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310.

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Steph’s Creativity Corner is a toy store that sells personalized toys. Call 718-227-0088 or visit the store at 7305 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10307 to place an order. The store is open on Tuesday to Saturday from 10AM to 5PM. Stephanie Coco’s toy store takes meticulous care in curating, organizing, and displaying every item for every child. Steph offers treasure chests filled with goodies in pink, white, blue, black for $39.99. Customized chairs with cute doodles with names on it comes in pink, orange, green, blue, and purple for $29.99. The store also has colorful 15 by 17.5 by 13 inch wagons in many colors that are customizable. These are great gifts for children on any special occasion. Come into the store and you will definitely find toys that will excite your inner child. You can see toys offered on Instagram @stephscreativitycorner.

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On 1206 Richmond Road, you can find Sanctuary Boutique. Browse their aesthetic clothing collection on Tuesday to Friday from 11AM to 6PM and Saturdays 11 AM to 5:30PM. You can follow their Instagram @sanctuaryboutique to get outfit inso. Although they are a boutique, they also sell colorful candles that have quirky quotes attached, that makes it a perfect gift for friends and family. There are even candles shaped like shoes! They also have wooden spoons with quotes burned on it that you can read as you cook your dinner. If you’re looking for luxurious earrings, then you’re at the right store. Beautiful geo drop earrings to jade earrings. You can definitely find a pair for yourself or a loved one. Can’t make it in person? That’s ok, head to their website to shop online!

Instagram Photo @peekabookidssi

Welcome to Peek-A-Boo Children’s Boutique – your one-stop destination for adorable and stylish baby and children’s clothing, right here in the heart of New York! As a proudly “Made in NY” boutique, they take immense pride in dressing your little ones in the very best fashion. From the tiniest tots, to fashionable tweens, the curated collection is designed to bring out the cutest smiles and create unforgettable memories. Whether you’re looking for Communion and Special Occasion outfits or simply need accessories galore, they got you covered! And the best part? They offer shipping services to ensure that these delightful treasures reach you wherever you may be. You can shop in person at 133 New Dorp Ln, Staten Island, NY 10306, or visit their website to view their inventory! Check out their instagram @peekabookidssi.

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Meg, the owner of Grand Trine Designs, runs an eco-friendly home decor business. You can see pictures of the unique product on Instagram @grandtrinedesigns. Love to plant? You can buy the butt plant pot with drainage in a variety of colors on Grand Trine Designs’ Etsy shop . If a butt pot is not for you, try the terrazzo plant pots. Meg also offers zodiac signs coasters for all 12 months that are ready to be gifted to anyone. Since these are handcrafted, the processing time is 1-2 weeks. Everything is casted, sanded, and shaped by hand. The decors are made out of eco-resin, a non-toxic, water and gypsum based composite material. These products are indoor-safe, emits no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), and is environmentally friendly, thanks to its low-energy manufacturing process. In addition, the shipping materials are also environmentally conscious too. Any packaging used is repurposed, reused, or donated. The packing peanuts are biodegradable. Check her out!

Instagram Photo @aurorarivercandles

Step into a world where flickering flames bring beloved stories to life. Welcome to Aurora River Book Candles, where the enchantment of literature meets the soothing glow of candles. Immerse yourself in a realm of scents that evoke treasured tales, and let your favorite books ignite your senses. These are hand poured soy wax candles that are inspired by famous books that you can see @aurorarivercandles on Instagram. When you open the Etsy shop, you can find a “It Starts With Us” candle inspired by the best selling book by Colleen Hoover, with a five star rating and over 100 reviews vouching for the high quality product. This candle is scented with the signature Sugarcane Paradise fragrance, an intriguing mixture of dewy citrus, lush greens and musky nuances. Have you ever had a candle burn for 40+ hours? Me either… from a fellow candle lover, I will have to place an order!

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Renee Sarno, owner of NYCrafts and the City sells handmade gifts. Visit her website, and you’ll find a delightful array of fun, adorable, and trendy gifts inspired by Staten Island. Embracing the beloved blue and orange hues of the iconic Staten Island Ferry, the collection is sure to resonate with fellow Staten Islanders. There are Staten Island Wood Slice Ornaments, Staten Island Tote Bag, and Staten Island Ferry Visor Hat.  Check out all the products on their Instagram @nycraftsandthecity. What Staten Island neighborhood do you represent?

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Renne Sarno has also been teaching paint and sip classes since 2016, hosting local events across Staten Island. Looking to host a private party? Renee has you covered! Embrace your creative side with your family and friends and leave with a gift to remember. To check out private events happening in our community and to purchase tickets, book a private event, and even read some of Renne’s amazing reviews, head to her website or visit her Paint and Sip instagram @yaymaker_statenisland. I am looking forward to attending her next event! Hope to see you there.

Instagram Photo @teepee_gypsies_party_rentals

Teepee Gypsies Party Rentals is here to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Book your dream slumber party experience today! Teepee Gypsies Party Rentals has got you covered with a wide range of themes, from enchanting unicorns and colorful rainbows to the beloved characters from Minecraft. These special sleepovers can even be for adults like bachelorettes. At Teepee Gypsies offers single teepees at a fantastic price of $80, and for those looking to add extra pieces for a more magical experience, and they provide flexible options. You can be sure that there is accommodation for as many teepees as you desire. Plus, there are discounts available for larger gatherings, ensuring that your celebration is filled with wonder and joy without breaking the bank! You can find them @Teepee_gypsies_party_rentals on Instagram.


Supporting small businesses goes beyond just making a purchase; it helps build stronger communities, encourages innovation, and creates a more sustainable and diverse economic landscape. By choosing to support local businesses, you play an active role in shaping the world around you for the better.

xoxo, SIL