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HVH's Last Minute Gift Guide

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

The Christmas clock is ticking! Have you found that perfect gift for all of the good boys and girls on your list? Yeah, us neither! No need to panic. The Hudson Valley is home to so many amazing businesses offering beautifully handcrafted, carefully curated products, and specialized services, sure to make filling those stockings a breeze. We have put together a list of some of these local businesses to make it even easier for you to check off those names on your list. Happy shopping and happy holidays from all of us at Hudson Valley Happenings!


Holiday Makers Market

Find beautifully handcrafted one-of-kind goods for your home and the perfect gifts for your friends and family. This is Makers Central's last open house of the year, and a wonderful opportunity to find special deals and unique handmade finds!

Makers Central is a shared maker space, and home to 7 handmade businesses that are dedicated to craft and function. Formerly a mechanic shop, the 7,000 sq/ft space has been transformed into a thriving community of entrepreneurs. They will be welcoming in other makers & doers from the Hudson Valley area for a beautifully curated selection from the region.

Businesses in attendance: Any would make a great gift

Wood Fire Food - Smoked olives, artisanal salts, wood fire

Connor McGinn Studios - handmade ceramic plates, bowls, mugs

C-Los Carpentry - Wood bowls, cutting boards, cheeseboards & vases

Bat Flower Press - Sustainable handmade paper, letterpress stationery

Arbor & Flora - Holiday wreaths, dried flower arrangements & floral installations

Bucci Coffee - Specialty cold brew coffee

The Hudson Oven - Wood fired organic sourdough bread - their portable oven will be there baking fresh bread!


Seven Circles Clothing Co

This emerging clothing brand based out of New Paltz, NY, offering the true essence of Hudson Valley roots infused with unisex streetwear apparel. Seven Circles Clothing Co. was created for people who appreciate art, nature, music, design, and fashion - who believe in manifesting their own reality and truth.

Spreading positivity and creativity is imperative to our mission. If you have to wear clothing, it might as well radiate love and higher frequencies.

Holiday sale going on now! Free shipping over $50. Keep shopping local this year and support small businesses. Shop online today for the perfect holiday gifts for you and your loved ones. Fleece-lined sweatshirts, sweatpants, and beanies to keep the whole family warm and stylish this season. Also t-shirts, long-sleeves, and masks available! Stay safe this holiday season and spread love.


Nook and Fern

Nook and Fern originated out of a long car ride in hopes to create one-of-a-kind pieces for your home. Our goal is to reuse and repurpose beautiful vintage items and give them a new life, as well as creating handmade items that bring a warm and welcoming atmosphere to your home.

Featuring stunning one-of-a-kind candles, curated goods, dried floral bouquets, and handmade items, all sourced and created by owner Courtney Rohrig.

This holiday season, while different then past ones, doesn’t mean it is any less special. Nook and Ferns’ focus is creating the feeling of home, a place we all know very well now, and has beautiful items to gift to all. Perfect for the person who has everything, for the one who loves unique finds, for the new homeowner, and many more. Nothing is better than giving or getting a gift that is one-of-a-kind made by hand.


Callicoon Marketplace

Let The Callicoon Marketplace be your one-stop-shop for the holidays this year. Our assortment of permanent shops and rotating pop-ups have you covered for all of your gift-giving needs.

Check out these incredible artisans for that perfect gift


has one of the most unique and beautiful offerings of vintage and antique art, trinkets, tools, cookware, and decor. Finding a treasure here is a given!

Wool Worth

has everything they might need for their next project, including gorgeous local yarns, needles, craft supplies, and more.


has a stunning collection of design products, from chairs to glassware to lighting and everything in between.

The Callicoon Pantry

has an incredible selection of low-waste food and home products, local goodies, and seasonal gifts that make the Earth as happy as the shopper.

The Herbal Scoop

has everything from loose teas to tinctures to healing oil blends—the perfect stocking stuffers if you ask us.

Litt Home

has an amazing selection of modern and vintage home goods for the grownups, as well as a super fun offering of kids' treats: books, toys, puzzles, stuffed animal friends—you name it!

Channery Hill

has everything you didn't know you needed, specializing in upcycled jewelry, bags, and home decor. Give a gift from Channery Hill and you'll know no one else has one exactly like it.

Early Bird Cookery

let's you ease through some weekday meals with their delicious prepared meal offerings—their flexible plans make for an incredible gift. The marketplace is full of friendly faces and festive vibes this time of year, and we'd love to help you pick out gifts for all of your loved ones, and maybe even yourself. Open Friday-Sunday, 11-4, right on Lower Main Street in Callicoon.


Litt Home & Book

Litt Home & Book, situated within the Callicoon Marketplace, is ready for the holidays with gift options for everyone on your list. With a range of vintage and new gifts, home decor, and furnishings, there's no doubt you'll walk away with unique goodies that you won't find anywhere else. Our kid's selection is perfect for the adventurous, the curious, and the creative, alike—you'll find books, art supplies, tactile play material, stuffed animal friends, and even vintage toys for the little ones. Looking instead for the grown-ups in your life? Litt has everything from mid-century credenzas to Blackwing pencils to elegant barware to Danish felted wool slippers. There truly is something for everyone in our cozy little storefront in Callicoon—stop by and let us help you find that perfect gift. Unsure which color ukulele, which size Turkish cotton robe, or which candle scent they'd like best? Grab a gift card instead! The best gift can sometimes be the gift of choice. For a limited time, we'll be offering a free gift with any purchase of $50 or more. The holiday special runs until December 24th, or while supplies last.


Fuchia Tiki

You are overdue for a vacation, in fact, this year we all are. The best gift to give this year is a gift card to Fuchsia Tiki Bar in New Paltz, NY. The only authentic tiki bar in the Hudson Valley (and outside of New York City). A tropical destination without leaving the Hudson Valley?! Indeed. Fuchsia Tiki Bar has been making a name for themselves since 2019 as the premier tropical destination with a seasonal cocktail menu and a dedicated fresh juice program with one of the most intricate rum collections in the entire state. Nestled in the village of New Paltz, tucked away from prying eyes, Fuchsia’s name has caught the attention of Food Network & the NY Cocktail Expo in a short time. With the majority of guests traveling hours from any direction to enjoy an authentic tropical cocktail, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get out of the house and enjoy a cocktail and learn why rum is such a diverse spirit. Update: Due to the recent increase in Covid cases, Anton the owner of Fuchsia Tiki has taken it upon himself to temporarily close his doors on Dec 20th in order to keep his customers healthy and safe. He plans to reopen on Jan 21st with a revamped menu and a big welcoming smile. You can still purchase gift certificates online to help support this amazing local business and give the gift of Tiki to your friends and family to ring in the new year.


Copake Country Club and The Greens

Just because the course is closed doesn’t mean you can't give the gift of Copake Country Club golf, merchandise, and food for the holidays. We offer gift cards for the country club and The Greens restaurant that do not expire and can be bought in person or online. Give the gift of a wonderful golf experience or delicious culinary-inspired dinner. Explore our branded souvenirs such as glasses, hats, shirts, hoodies, blankets, and tons more. You can find us online at and find us on Instagram at @copakecountryclub.


Lash & Bronze

Everything you’ll want to give (and get) this holiday season. Self-care is important, and who doesn’t want to feel beautiful? Lash & Bronze is a lash extension and tanning salon based in Wappingers Falls, NY and serving the Hudson Valley area. We offer a wide range of beauty services to help you feel like the icon you are. We pride ourselves on professionalism and our newly renovated, clean, and modern environment is a friendly, positive place where everyone is welcomed with a smile!

Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas this year!

Lash Extensions – For the super busy working mom or lover of all things beauty, lashes make the getting ready process infinitely easier! Every lash application is customized to the look you always dreamed of!

Lash Lift & Tint - Not ready to try extensions? Try the lash lift – this is essentially a perm for your lashes, no more lash curler! Pair this option with a lash and brow tint and say goodbye to mascara and throw out that eyebrow pencil!

Tanning Services – Give the gift of tan. Nothing beats that glowing, radiant – just got back from vacation feeling. We have a variety of purchase options for our tanning service.

Body Wraps – The ultimate combination of relaxation and a fitness boost in one! Mineral body wraps can help nourish and tone your skin while reducing excess bloating. The FIT Bodywrap's infrared emitters contour to the body for 360 degrees of luxurious, encapsulating infrared heat that provides various benefits including inch loss in the first session!

Bonus Spa Services – Some of our most popular spa services and the perfect add-on to your gift-giving! Teeth Whitening - Eyebrow Wax or Threading - Brazilian Wax - Leg Wax

Still can’t decide?

A gift certificate is your answer! Gift Certificates can be purchased online or in-store!


Paco & Lucia

Sisters and animal lovers Alejandra and Pauline Martinez founded Paco & Lucia in 2016. Born in Peru and having lived throughout their lives in South America, Europe, and the US, they wanted to design a line of dog clothing and accessories that combined their own various fashion influences and honored the beauty of their country and its people.

Timeless styles together with the richness of Peruvian textile designs, Paco & Lucia aims to please pet owners that seek something a little different. With high attention to detail and quality, they focus on making beautiful, carefully crafted pieces with a dog’s comfort in mind. They know they have something very special when they hear from their customers all the time, “I want one for myself!” When starting Paco & Lucia, the sisters agreed that helping animals in need was a key business driver. They donate a portion of sales to various rescue organizations and also support them through events and fundraising efforts


Thrifty Beverage

Craft beer is the gift you can’t go wrong with. Thrifty beverage has two retail locations in Poughkeepsie, one at 489 Freedom Plains Rd (Route 55) and the other at 183 N Hamilton street.

We have hundreds of different craft beers, all your favorite classics, stock all the local breweries,

and always have free entry into some amazing giveaways. 365 days a year we thank our veterans, active military, police, fire, and medical workers with a 10% off craft beer 16oz cans discount. We are your one-stop-shop for all the beer you love at the most competitive prices in the Hudson Valley.


Body, Mind, Soul

Looking to have a custom candle just for you? Come and let me create a memory enticing candle including your favorite scents! Body, Mind & Soul was created with you in mind.

What I mean by that is when starting my business, it started as just a hobby and a way to bring joy to a friend or family day by creating a candle personal to them, what started as a simple gesture has now turned me into the owner of a small business.

I offer a wide variety of fragrances for each season to choose from and have a variety of jar sizes ( 4oz, 6oz, 8oz,10oz, and 17oz ) and color options. The statement “Possibilities are endless” is truly what my business embodies and embraces. Each candle is hand-poured using coca apricot wax and cotton wicks to give a clean burn. You can find me on Instagram under Searching4ZoëCandles, Facebook: Searching4Zoe, or mail for any questions or order inquiries. I look forward to creating a unique candle for you!


The Fox & The Hare Salon

Deciding on gifts for the holiday season can be difficult. Make it easy by getting something everyone needs, a gift certificate to get a new hairdo! This year has been hard, and everyone is searching for ways to feel good. We believe there’s no better way to brighten your mood than getting your hair looking it’s best!

Whether you want a new cut and style or a color transformation, we have you covered! Located in the beautiful town of Millbrook NY, we have been a family-owned salon for over 60 years. We truly aim to take care and please all of our guests! Let us transform your hair and day, with a bespoke, client-centered approach. We’re looking forward to meeting you.



Give the gift of Irish Hospitality! Gift certificates are a wonderful way to show your love this season while supporting a family business.

We take pride in offering a sense of Ireland to New Paltz. When you arrive you’ll feel right at home with a warm Irish welcome by Garvan and Leonie McCloskey. Executive Chef John Paige creates mouth-watering meals with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a fantastic presentation that is sure to delight.

Don’t just listen to us, see what others are saying about Garvan’s:

“We were traveling further west into the Catskills and struck an appetite along the way. We found this place whilst driving through New Paltz and are we glad we found it. It was very Covid safe and cleanly. We felt so cozy and the service was very attentive. The menu was as if we were dining at a pub in Ireland. It’s difficult to find such wholesome European gastropubs up here so we were very impressed. We were so delighted by the menu and restaurant that we came by again the very next day!” - S. Molano, Trip Advisor


Heart & Flame

Looking for festive candles this Holiday season? Heart & Flame is a woman-owned small business, an Organic Candle company. All of Heart & Flame's candles are made with 100% Soy wax and only essential oils for their scent creating a nontoxic, clean-burning candle.

You will enjoy a lighter scent from this beautiful vegan blend of soy wax and essential oil. These candles are made with only 100% essential oil for their scent. Allow your senses to enjoy this natural, subtle aroma and take a step back from a world filled with artificial ingredients. We promise your senses will appreciate the break from over-stimulation we face in the world each day.

Each of Heart & Flame's organic candles are hand poured with love by the creator of Heart & Flame, Ashley. Heart & Flame's organic candles make for wonderful gifts or stocking stuffers this holiday season! Each candle gets individually packaged in a colorful organza gift bag making it a perfect present for others or even yourself! All of the candles are currently 8oz. making them small enough to fit perfectly in any stocking. In addition to our year-round signature scents,

Heart & Flame has created a Holiday Collection comprising of three scents specially crafted for the holiday season. These scents include: "Candy Cane Lane" "O'Christmas Tree" and "Home for the Holidays" Give the gift of warmth and light this holiday season with one of Heart & Flame's Organic Candles and fill any room with a wonderful nontoxic aroma that will please your senses. Heart & Flame candles are available for sale through Etsy.


Stone Styling

Are you looking to enhance your indoor or outdoor spaces with something unique?

Stonestyling specializes in custom collaboration projects and beautiful home decor of all kinds with a focus on stick, stone, and up-cycled materials. Tyler Borchert’s intention is to recycle nature into toxic-free products that inspire the imagination.

Through Tyler’s art, it is his hope that you as the observer can feel the grounded medicine of the earth and her elements.

Stonestyling works with each client to create something completely original and unique to the environment in which it is built.

Projects include and are not limited to stone and driftwood sculpture gardens, waterfall features, pond or bog gardens, Zen Gardens, stone walls, walkways and so much more! If you are searching for something eye-catching for you or your loved ones' indoor or outdoor spaces, we have many beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces available. Come take a look at our large or small pre-made stone and driftwood sculptures, custom furniture, lighting, kitchen accessories, and home decor.

Connect with us to communicate about a custom vision you wish to bring to life or reach out to order individual items. Wholesale available upon request. Come visit us for a Gallery tour! We are open upon request for private visitations and are open to the public on Monday and Friday.

Check out our Instagram @stonestyling or visit us on Facebook today!


Smokes 4 Less

Soup to nuts smoke starts and ends with Smokes 4 Less. We have everything you need. Looking for a cigar to impresses at the next function? We have you covered.

If you are looking for some new glass pieces but have not picked one out yet, our stores have tons of variety.

The CBD market is truly gaining traction and continually improving lives, there are a ton of options at our stores. If you’re looking to lounge, smoke, or even play the lottery and quick draw, most of our stores have free public spaces to do so. There’s plenty more to see at your local Smokes 4 Less, just find the nearest store at and follow us on Instagram at @smokes4lesshudsonvalley


Urban Nomad

From the winding alleys of Marrakech to farmer's markets in Mexico City, to quaint towns in the Hudson Valley, founders Jessica and Matt hand select each one of a kind piece to help you build a home that is loved. We believe in quality over quantity. Buying vintage over new, cheaply made. Pieces that will last a lifetime! We are Urban Nomad NYC.

We curate the world's most beautiful home and decor pieces and bring them all together in one place. Our vintage pieces have stood the test of time and still look effortlessly chic living alongside modern decor. We offer a wide selection of vintage tableware, barware, silverware, mirrors, lamps, vases, brass candleholders, collectible art, furniture, and so much more!

This holiday season we’ve got you covered with unique finds that are sure to delight everyone on your list! For the star baker, a 10” Antique Stoneware Mixing Bowl to help them whip up another batch of yummy treats. For the girl squad, fine china tea and coffee sets from the likes of Tiffany & Co, Bavaria and Aynsley will make afternoon teas feel extra fancy. For the party host, a dazzling set of 1940s Pressed Glass Goblets to show your appreciation. For the cocktail enthusiasts, we have Crystal Decanters, Champagne Coupes, Rocks, Martini, Wine, and Cordial Glasses to indulge every drink of choice. For the design guru, an Amber Art Glass by Blenko will be the crown jewel of the room. For the art collector, look no further than a set of handsomely framed 1870s Vanity Fair Prints.

For the dog lover, a Pair of Labrador Retriever Bookends or an Antique Boston Terrier Door Stopper will remind them of their best bud! And don’t forget an important person on the list - YOU! Indulge yourself with an Italian Hand Forged Wrought Iron Headboard or a Hand Woven Persian Rug because you deserve it for making it through this year!

Place your order at NOW to get your gifts delivered in time for the holidays. And for all you procrastinators, inquire about our local pickup and delivery options - we’ve got your back!


Speechless NY

Located in the heart of Southern Dutchess County lies Speechless New york. With over 15 years of experience, we at Speechless know exactly how to keep your vehicle sanitized and safe for you and your family during today's pandemic.

We are currently offering specials on our interior detailing packages which for a limited time will add a bonus of an exterior wax to help protect your vehicle’s paint against the harsh upstate winter. Also, take advantage of our ceramic coating, Cilajet jet sealants, and Simoniz glass coat applications for extra paint and interior protection at incredibly low prices. Gift certificates are also available.

We are also accepting coats and other non-perishables as a way to give back to anyone in need this holiday season. Please contact us via email at @speechlessny on Instagram and Facebook or telephone at (845)447-2532 for more details. We wish everyone a happy holiday season and a happy new year.


J Kenny House of Photography

J Kenny House of Photography (JKHOP) was created in 2011 and is owned by Photographer, Jessica Van Houten-Kenny, a product of the Hudson Valley herself.

Whether you are celebrating, commemorating, adventuring, or advertising, she is game for any and all of your photography needs. JKHOP brings knowledge of an arsenal of photogenic Hudson Valley shoot locations to the table and a photographer with a head and heart filled with curiosity for people, nature, patterns, symmetry, and colors.

From family portraits and event photography services to photographing musicians, businesses, products, spaces, and artistic visions, JKHOP will capture it all and provide the photographic evidence. Based in Highland, NY, Jessica and her camera will happily go wherever they are needed.

JKHOP is currently offering photo session gift cards for the holidays, 2021 bookings, and for the first time, summer vacation photo sessions. Follow on Instagram for updates on photo offerings, current work, and random musings. Email for booking availability, to ask questions or just to say hello.


Painter Deb

Shop my one-of-a-kind and unique pieces of art through the new HVH gift guide! You can also check out my Airbnb which is decorated with my junk treasures that I have come across over the years.

CONTACT- (845)659-8186



Kwoka Farm

Looking for a unique and fun gift this holiday season? We have the gift you are looking for. A mini photography session with alpacas: Sapphire and Clarissa and an angora bunny: Bunz at Kwoka Farm located in Pine Bush, New York.

Your friends and family can enjoy learning about these special creatures and create memories that they can cherish forever. Olga Kulikovskyi, the on-site photographer will guide them and help them through a photoshoot with the alpacas and the fluffiest Angora bunny they will ever meet.

They will receive an online photo gallery with their edited photos with a print release included. Sessions start at $50 plus. Get your friends and family a fun experience that they can enjoy and visit some of the most curious and loving creatures.


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