THE countdown is on. The shopping days are numbered and the annual holiday buying frenzy is in full blown mayhem once again.
To help you find the best gifts made and sold locally, we at Hudson Valley Happenings have put together a super round-up of hot items for anyone’s list.
Happy Shopping .......
GOAT-MILK Kidware. 100% Organic Cotton Basics for Babies & Kids
Created from a desire to dress our children in beautifully crafted, simple clothes and inspired by European classics, we allowed form to follow function and quality to be the foundation on which we build. GOAT-MILK Kidware offers a pared-down collection of children’s underwear and basics that are made of 100% organic, pre-washed cotton and produced with a commitment to quality, fair trade, and the environment.
Warwick Chocolate is a family-owned Fine Chocolate Company located in Warwick, New York. Their products are handcrafted from delicious Belgian chocolate and natural ingredients. As a small, family-owned company, they are committed to supporting local companies and you'll find many of their products include ingredients sourced from local artisans, farms and distilleries - such as their delicious Greenwood Lake Roasters Hazelnut Coffee truffle or a chocolate heart shape truffle that has been infused with Cabernet Frank wine from the Warwick Valley Winery. As a testament to all the bears that we see throughout Hudson Valley - Warwick Chocolate Company even makes a chocolate bear that has been dubbed “The Warwick Bear”.
Another one of their unique confections is a stunning chocolate tree designed to look like the beautiful decorated Christmas trees that can be found all over Hudson Valley each December. Discover Warwick Chocolate Company for some of the best and most original stocking stuffers around.
Dressing to impress needn’t stop at the neckline. Show up in style for the holidays with the help of De l’Or. We are the Hudson Valley’s premiere studio for piercing, permanent and fine jewelry. Featuring a stunning collection of gold and diamond earrings from exclusive brands such as BVLA to elegant, everyday staples from Aurelie Gi, we’ve got something to make heads turn at every party this season. For the month of December get 20% off one of our precious charms when you purchase a permanent bracelet. A fast growing trend, our permanent jewelry consists of gold chain cut to a desired length and welded together in lieu of a removable clasp.* This is a fun, unique way to celebrate yourself, friendships or to give as a memorable gift! * Jewelry can be removed by cutting the jump ring if necessary.
Mandi Coffeen, owner of RosiePosie Design Co., learned to knit as a teenager living in England and has been knitting ever since. What started out as making special things for friends and family to bring them joy has now turned into a full-time small business, which aims to change the reputation of knitting as “old lady” to “cool,” by showing the world how fun and fashionable knitwear really is.
Each item made is one of a kind because being the same is boring. Creating dynamic, colorful pieces of fashion is Mandi’s specialty. One of the goals of RosiePosie is for customers to find the item that speaks to them, as if it was made just for them. It’s like wearing a piece of art that also keeps you feeling warm and fabulous. Each hand knit accessory is made with 100% ethically and sustainably sourced merino wool that is so soft and cozy.
Having fun, making people laugh, and encouraging people to express themselves with their knitwear is an important part of RosiePosie. So, the bigger the pom, the better! The faux fur poms are also made in house by Mandi and are removable, interchangeable, and sold separately so you can easily change up the look of your beanie by switching out the pom.
From pom beanies to big chunky scarves, mittens to cowls, earwarmers to coffee cozies, there is something fabulous and cozy for everyone on your list this year. Free shipping on all orders $75+. Happy Holidays!
Java Love Coffee Roasting Co, a small batch, women-owned coffee company, with locations in Rockland and Sullivan Counties as well as Montclair NJ, has you covered this holiday season. With fun ceramic mugs, eco-friendly to-go mugs, special treats, and a full line of organic loose leaf teas you are sure to find gifts for the coffee and tea lovers in your life. They are offering specials and discounts this holiday season too. Check out their Black Friday deals with 20% off all merchandise in store and online (Code:BLACKFRIDAY20); Small Business Saturday FREE $5 gift card with every $25 gift card purchase, and free shipping on Cyber Monday. All gifts are lovingly wrapped with their signature burlap gift sacks. They will also cater your holiday breakfasts. Check out their web site for all the details.
EJ's Bonbons & Confections Handmade in Woodstock NY and available year-round, our customizable box of assorted chocolate bonbons is designed to bring you on a journey of discovery. Enjoy each piece one by one and find your favorites along the way. Customizable four-, twelve-, twentyfour-, and seventy two- piece boxes of hand painted chocolates that make the perfect gift for any occasion. We also offer a selection of chocolate covered nuts, wrapped caramels, and pate de fruit.
This holiday, take your gifting game to the next level by sharing the gift of a Hillrock Estate Distillery Tour & Tasting, or one of Hillrock’s award-winning spirits! Overlooking the beautiful Berkshire Mountains and the glorious scenery of the Hudson Valley, Hillrock Estate Distillery is proud to be one of the few “field-to-glass®” whiskey producers in the world, and the first distillery in the United States since before Prohibition to floor malt and hand craft whiskey on site from estate grown grain. Hillrock’s commitment to quality embodies the rich history of artisanal distilling in the Hudson Valley. By controlling every aspect of production from planting & harvesting heirloom grains, to smoking our malt, to distilling whiskies in our custom copper Vendome still, to aging in small oak barrels and hand bottling, we are able to create the highest quality whiskies reflecting the unique local terroir of the Hudson Valley.
Hillrock’s behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery, malt house, and rickhouse located at the center of the estate completes with a tasting of five of Hillrock's award-winning whiskeys, along with a curated plate of local cheeses, charcuterie, and other small bites.
Looking for and unique holiday gift this season? Clover Brooke Farm offers an assortment of Experiences for that animal lover, adventurer or hard to shop for person on your list. We offer a relaxing Llamaste Yoga and Lavender Loofah classes, memorable Llama/Alpaca Hikes, whimsical Goat Adventures, adorable Donkey Walks, including classes on the farm-Learn How to Make Natural Soap, Home Brewed Beer, Llama/Alpaca Windchimes and The Farm is Your Canvas classes, are just a few items you can experience at the farm.
Clover Brooke Farm is a women-owned and women-operated business and also a proud member of the New York State Grown & Certified program, embracing environmentally responsible practices and proud to be 100% solar powered farm.
Whether you are celebrating, commemorating, adventuring you'll be able to find a unique gift within your budget. Plus, the value of these Certificates may be applied towards any Experience or combination of Experiences offered that are sure to delight everyone on your list. Find out why Clover Brooke Farm has been recognized as offering some of The Best Experiences in The Hudson Valley
Citiot is one-part co-working space, a splash of coffee shop, a dash of local goods, and a handful of European treasures on top. Our vibe is laid-back local. Our store is hand-selected goodies. We support makers, doers, artists, brewers, from around town and across the pond.
For the holidays we are having a cute range of festive gifts, with something for everybody. Think quirky ornaments, local pottery, original t-shirts & sweaters, puzzles, books, kokeshi dolls, vintage treasures, pantry items, gift cards, art prints and so much more!
We’re lovingly local and undeniably European. Our shop can’t make up its mind, and we dig that. So, swing by and check us out!
At Wears This, our clothing represents the sophisticated Hudson Valley & Upstate explorer. Founders Larie Pidgeon & Shannon Olsen wanted to create a clothing line that sparked the vibe and feel of the Valley they live in and love. For they themselves are explorers and needed a clothing line that matched their internal spirit
The explorer is always searching for a new adventure, yet perfectly satisfied in their current realm. This beautifully complex individual has deep roots in their community and a worldly outlook on life. Their desire for discovery leads to countless adventures. A lifestyle that is an inspiration to those around them, encouraging others to set off and see the world. Equal parts sacred and sensual, the realm they live in is well beyond the day to day living. They walk this earth with wide-eye wonder and appreciation for all things. Wildly fierce in their natural state, something that can’t be seen but rather experienced and felt.
Shopping local, shopping fresh is our motto! From all of us at HVH, we wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!