Shipping Rates and Policies

Holiday Shipping

We cannot guarantee that your shipment will arrive on any particular date, such as before Christmas.  We will process and ship your order as quickly as we can.  However the COVID pandemic and winter weather have caused many delays in shipping this year.  Remember that whenever your gifts arrive they will be much appreciated.

Local Delivery

The last day to order for local delivery was December 15th.  Due to the volume of delivery orders we are getting, it may take up to a week for your order to be delivered.  If you are able, please choose curbside pickup instead.  After Christmas we will be taking a hiatus from local deliveries as we rethink how to best organize them.  

 If no one is home, deliveries will be left at your door unless you contact us with other instructions. 

When will my Delivery arrive?

Deliveries are grouped by region for efficiency.  The further from downtown you are, the more likely that it will take a little longer for me to get to your area. If you are hoping to get it by a certain date, say, a birthday, pelase add that to the notes during checkout and I will do my best to accomodate you.   Thank you for your patience.

Where do you Deliver to?

Delivery area is within 12 miles of Downtown Ithaca, including nearby towns like Brooktondale, Lansing, Varna, Freeville, Trumansburg and Newfield.   If your house is a little tricky to find, please include directions to help me out.

Pickup at the Door

You can pick your order up at the front door of the store anytime during our store hours.  You can call ahead if you prefer not to enter the store and we will pass your order out to you with minimal contact.

Curbside Pickup

There are three new curbside pickup locations for the Commons.  They are located at each end - Cayuga St, Aurora St and Tioga St and ar marked with signs.  You can call us from your car at any of those locations and we can bring your order out to you.  Pickup hours are the same as our store hours.

Order Processing and Shipping

Right now we are offering standard shipping only, which in most cases will be Priority Mail through the US Post Office.  We cannot offer express or overnight delivery.  We can ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 States.  We cannot ship to Canada.

Changes to Checkout Shipping Rates

We reserve the right to review all shipping charges prior to shipping any online order.  In rare cases, if higher adjusted shipping fees are needed, we will contact you prior to completing your order to obtain your approval for the higher shipping rates.  This has happened only once so far, in the case of a very large order going to the West Coast.  Please note that some oversize items are not available for shipping.  If you purchase one of these items, you must select local delivery or pickup.

One Business Day Processing on Most Orders
We know you want your order fast. That's why we strive to ship most orders within one business day.  Orders placed on the weekend will be ready to go out the following Monday.  If time is a factor, please let us know.

If you have any further questions or special circumstances, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will do our best to accomodate you.