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"Valentines Gift Guide - Love Local

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

A chill is not the only thing in the air here in the Hudson Valley, this is the season for love! The colder it gets outside, the more we want to spend the day cuddled up in front a fire with the person that means the world to us. With Valentine's Day a few weeks away it's time for us to show that special someone just how much they truly mean to us. We've put together a list of some of Hudson Valley's local shops, makers, and other unique businesses to help make this beautiful day that much more special.


Get your loves heart racing with The Ultimate Test Drive at Monticello Motor Club, The World’s Premier Automotive Playground. This high-performance driving experience will put them behind the wheel of the innovative and fully-electric Porsche Taycan. They’ll tackle the twists and turns of MMC’s famed 4.1 mile road track with their own professional driving instructor. This experience also includes testing the Taycan’s launch control- reaching 60 mph in under 3 seconds- and a hot lap with a pro driver at the wheel. Participants must be 21-years old and have a valid driver's license. All experience levels are welcome, from complete novices to racing veterans. Cost for ½ day experience: $870.

Monticello Motor Club, just 90 minutes from New York City, features 4.1 miles of smooth race-grade asphalt dedicated to the driving pleasure of its members – individuals and families who are passionate about motorsports, who relish the driving experience, and who seek a place of belonging among like-minded people. But MMC is more than a race track. It is a luxury family destination with an array of services and amenities, such as professional instruction, track-side support, premium car storage, racecar rentals, a complete karting facility, an expansive off-road course, private race schools for novice to experienced track enthusiasts, corporate entertainment, fine dining, and five-star services.


We've all gotten a box of chocolates for Valentines Day before...but have you ever gotten a box of CRYSTALS??? At Crystals of Quartz we'd all much prefer something hard...and shiny!! We have mystery boxes available or we can build one just right for your special someone. Don't have a honey? Treat your best babe for Galentines day or treat yo damnself, you deserve it!! The shop is also stocked with lots of jewelry and other great gift ideas!

With childlike wonder you'll find glittering crystals from wall to wall, singing bowls and sound healing tools, altar supplies, witchy clothing, wall hangings, tarot cards books,

and spiritual gifts of all kinds!


When I first began making jewelry I avoided making hearts. They were too sweet for me. In 1984, I thought I was tough and a punk. Over the years I had so many requests for hearts, I had to reconsider. Ultimately, I figured, “who can ever have enough love?” First I designed the “Infinity heart” which was inspired by the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor. It has a crack on one side and an infinity sign

on the other. I’m sure all our hearts have a little crack, yet I like to think that love

gives us infinite hope. Then there are the “Hearts in Bondage”; wire-wrapped

hearts that hold stone hearts tightly in solid silver. What about a “Winged Heart”

when your heart is filled with joy and inspiration? Or the “Hammered Heart” that

holds a little gold heart for “good as gold”? Or the “Locked Heart”? “Lock it up”!

Or the candy hearts that recall our childhood Valentines, full of “be mine” & “I’m

yours”. Ruby is the love stone set in their centers in a star setting. Whatever you

want to say, say it with love. Hearts don’t have to be sweet because they are

always strong and true. Check out my “not too sweet” heart charms at

(845) 246-5254


Spoil your love this Valentine's Day with the quiet elegance of The Dutchess Inn & Spa, a European-style hotel located in the heart of vibrant Beacon, New York. With just 10 luxury hotel rooms our personalized service will ensure that your visit is nothing less than stellar and leave you both feeling pampered and floating on clouds.

Our bespoke designed rooms offer unique accommodations for both couples, friends and adult families and our luxurious common areas provide numerous places to relax and unwind. You can enjoy our in house Spa with both relaxation and med-spa services, soothe your muscles in our thermo-therapy hot tub, relax in our fire-lit living room lobby with 24hour coffee and tea, star-gaze on the rooftop with panoramic views of the Hudson Valley and warm yourself at our fire-side lounge overlooking Main Street, or simply snuggle up in our candle-lit solarium providing year round warmth with palladium glass windows, plush couches, cozy blankets and a gas fireplace.

For that extra romantic evening make sure to add one or more of our our in-room packages to ensure that the person in your life that deserves it all, gets it all!


There’s no better way to spread the love this Valentine’s Day than with freshly made desserts. Taylor by the Teaspoon offers small-batch desserts made in the Hudson Valley that equally emphasize flavor and visual appeal. No matter the size or type of your celebration, we have you covered with desserts to show some extra love this year. Read below to find out how to place an order.

Mini Cookie Cakes

Six-inch chocolate chip cookie cakes are the perfect romantic treat for couples or small

gatherings. This isn’t your average grocery store cookie cake. We took our best-selling recipe and transformed it into the thickest, chewiest cookie cake on the market. Packed with dark and semi sweet chocolate, this swoon-worthy cookie is a can’t-miss. Chocolate chip and M&M cookie cakes are available.

Gourmet Brownie Box

Fudgy brownie lovers, this one’s for you. Try our favorite chocolate chip brownie or customize with other favorite flavors: peanut butter cup, walnut, Oreo, M&M, vanilla frosted. Brownies come in a minimum size of 12 per box.

Sugar Cookie Heart Tart

The ultimate treat this V-Day! Two heart shaped sugar cookies tarts stacked and filled with

frosting and decorated with an assortment of edible decorations on top. The flavors and design are customizable upon request. This cookie tart makes an unforgettable gift for your most special loved ones.


Looking for quick-grab, individual treats this year? Our classic cupcakes, available in 6-pack and 12-pack containers, will do the job. Piled high with our luscious frosting, these little treats are well suited for Valentine’s Day, family/kids’ celebrations, or a romantic evening in. Choose your base and frosting flavors and we’ll take care of the rest.

Variety Box:

Combine all your favorite treats into one box! Available in 6-piece and 12-piece. Select from our classic treats (chocolate chip cookies, fudge filled oat bars, brownies, blondies) or choose your own.

Place your order here:


Treat yo' sweetie or treat yo' self! The Beacon Daily's crave worthy eats does Valentine’s Day weekend right! Hardcore brunching items including house made English muffin breakfast sandwiches, Brekkie Bowls, Brekkie burritos, Chicken & Waffles, and quirky breakfast sandwiches like the Breakneck and the Big Spoon are stars of the regular menu. Our classic lunch sandwiches are huge fan favorites such as the Char Siu Bahn Mi, Cubano, and our award winning Fried Chicken Sandwich. We have expanded our fried chicken sandwich menu with some new favorites such as Tandoori Fried Chicken and the Korean Fried Chicken sandwiches! Special for Valentine’s weekend only you can Pre-order a box of house baked Valentines Sweets including house made Mixed Berry Cruffins, Heart Shaped Rainbow cookies, and chocolate dipped Oreos.

Looking for something savory? Order from our special Valentine’s Dinner for Two Menu for take out! We have three (3) entrée choices:

- Smoked Ribeye for Two (2)

- Whole Roasted Chicken for Two (2)

- Leek & Mushroom Risotto for Two (2)

The Valentines Meal for Two (2) includes sides of Potato Gratin, Garlicky Haricot Vert, and Shaved Winter Veg Salad. We also include a house made flourless Chocolate Cake and a bottle of wine or prosecco, for dessert!

29 Teller Ave, Beacon. NY



Willow Deep Studio creates functional and decorative glass art to enhance your home with beauty and light. Artisan/owner Brenna specializes in stained glass and gold leaf art, ranging from custom large scale stained glass windows and lamps, hand-gilded and painted house numbers and business signage, architectural gilding, and repairs to smaller retail items that make perfect gifts for a loved one. The studio's online shop is curated with unique stained glass mini-panels and suncatchers, mirrors, jewelry, coasters, trays and aura charms. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted by applying the century-old traditional copper foil method with a contemporary twist.


Botanicals for Lovers

Give the gift of everlasting flowers to your loved one this Valentine's Day. The Quiet Botanist specializes in wild and foraged dried flower bouquets ranging in a variety of sizes. No need to keep the botanicals in water, just find a vase and enjoy them for years! Shop the themed bouquets including The Scarlet Botanist, The Blushing Botanist, and The Lovely Petite Botanist for a color palette and style your Valentine will love.

We recommend pairing a bouquet with decadent snacking chocolate from Thomas Keller and Armando Manni. This rich and creamy chocolate bar is made with world class extra-virgin olive oil for added antioxidants. Have your pick of Dark Madagascar, Milk Ecuador, Citrus, and Coffee and Sea Salt that will make your lover smile.

Botanicals for Friends

The Sage and Palo Santo bundle is a thoughtful gift for your inner circle. This petite botanical beauty is made with a small bouquet of dried flowers for decoration, organic Blue Sage, and a stick of sustainably-harvested Palo Santo. Burn the Sage and Palo Santo on a safe dish to improve moods, reduce stress and anxiety, purify objects, and remove bacteria from the air.

The Quiet Botanist also offers up a unique selection of organically farmed edible flowers. Give your friends the gift of endless creativity in the kitchen. Edible flowers make for a great addition to morning lattes, smoothie bowls, cakes, and teas!


With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, stop in to Hudson Valley Goldsmith and shop our large selection of unique diamond and gemstone jewelry, most of which is made in house right here in New Paltz!

Hudson Valley Goldsmith is a full service fine jewelry store with an emphasis on custom design & repairs, diamonds and unique fine jewelry. We love our identity of being a workshop staffed with talented goldsmiths. With our world travels and constant discovery of new designers, we’ve become a destination for both unique and traditional fine jewelry and diamonds of exceptional quality and value.

You can shop our showroom which is full of finished fine jewelry made in house and by artists around the world. We are also a full service jewelry store offering repairs, resizing, gold buying and more, all done on premises.

​(845) 255-5872


ROSETTE’S originated as my husband was beginning his 150lb weight loss journey. I

realized how difficult it can be for people to cut out sweets when making a lifestyle

change, even when they know it’s not good for them. Seeing the effects of sugar and

processed carbs on my husband, children and family members made it clear that there

is a real need for better desserts in the market. Thus, ROSETTE’S was born.

Partnering with my sister, Natalie, who is gluten intolerant, we had one goal in mind–to

show people how baking for yourself or for others can be made simple, clean and

delicious without being mutually exclusive.

ROSETTE’S offers baking mixes that are keto-friendly, low-carb, sugar & gluten-free.

We thoughtfully crafted each mix to help satisfy sweet and savory cravings without the

use of flour, sugar and mystery ingredients often found in traditional baking mixes. Why

baking mixes instead of ready to eat treats? We believe there is something special

about baking with or for others and creating memories in the process.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to share an experience with your loved ones. We

will be offering sugar-free Rainbow Sprinkles for free with the purchase of any bundle.

No matter what health journey you’re on, ROSETTE’S is here to support you.


The Iron Forge Inn has a longstanding history of providing farm-to-table fine dining within a 1760 farmhouse, and has been operating as a restaurant for over 70 years. This year for Valentine’s Day, the Iron Forge Inn is excited to share their Marketplace Items as Gifting offerings for the ones you love. They have crafted Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts that are available for Curbside Pick Up and local delivery around the Warwick, NY area. Each Marketplace Valentine’s Day Gift will be wrapped and ready to share.

From a Charcuterie Board with Artisan Meats and Cheeses, to a Butter Poached Lobster and Petite Beef Shoulder Meal Kit with Black Truffle Butter, Pommes Puree, Brandy Glazed Cipollini Onions and a Bottle of Bubbles, or one of their Dessert Boards like a Chocolate Tasting Trio, Dessert Dipping Boards, Cake Pops for Kids or Grand Marnier Chocolate Strawberries, you’ll find a little something for everyone. They are also offering Specialty Cocktails of Mulled Rose Wine with Ginger and Grapefruit, or a Liquor Trio Tasting featuring house-made flavored liquors to top off any item you wish to enjoy. Located in Warwick, NY, the Johansen Family has owned and operated the restaurant for 22 years. Chef Erik Johansen is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and his love for cooking began with their family garden, growing up around the corner from the Iron Forge Inn, and learning how to cook with the seasons. To view the full Valentine’s Day menu, please visit our website at or call 845-986-3411 to place your preorder for the Holiday. We look forward to hearing from you!


Hudson Chatham Winery was Columbia County’s first winery in 2006. In 2020 Steven Rosario and Justen Nickell took over as owners and winemakers. The estate focuses on wines made from New York native and hybrid grapes from sustainably managed vineyards. We are also excited to showcase this Spring 2021, a range of new and quaffable ciders, meads and piquettes. Valentines Day Weekend at the Winery HCW is offering a guided wine pairing with local charcuterie, cheese and confections for Valentines Day. An experience for couples and friends alike to taste the local bounty of the Hudson Valley. The winery boasts an expansive lawn that is an ideal backdrop for wine tasting during the Summer and Fall seasons along with a charming tasting room to cozy up to in the Winter.

For reservations please visit us at:

1900 NY-66, Ghent, NY 12075

(518) 392-9463


Sweet Tymes, in the heart of the village of Goshen is an old fashioned sweet shop, specializing in house made fudge, chocolates and artisan ice cream from Hudson Valley’s own Janes Ice Cream. But make no mistake, old fashioned doesn’t mean stodgy or dusty or old school candy only your grandma would want, Although Granny’s candies probably are here, the staggering assortment of nostalgia candy flanks only one wall while modern sours and trendy treats tempt the most particular patrons., Sweet Tymes is designed to evoke fond memories and create new ones.

Following the 2020 cocoa bomb mania, Valentines 2021‘s runaway hit is the store made

“smash heart”. Crafted of the finest Belgian chocolate, Smash hearts are filled with treats

and served up in a box that includes a wooden mallet Bring that box home and its recipient

will be delighted to hammer away at the heart until its contents spill out. The treats hidden inside or surrounding the heart range from simple candy mix to handmade chocolates and gift cards to customer supplied jewelry. The most popular smash heart gift is the smash heart box, which includes the heart filled with a house made valentines mix, two Belgian chocolate bars, a truffle, chocolate oreos, chocolate lollipop and a 5 ounce container of Prosecco Gummy Bears.

Creamy smooth fudge in dozens of flavors are available individually or in boxed sets.

Traditional flavors chocolate, maple walnut, chocolate walnut , peanut butter compete with

modern twists that will stretch your fudge experience. Jelly Donut, Rainbow Cookie,

Strawberry Cheesecake and Red Velvet are popular Valentines picks.

While we are writing about strawberries.. the chocolate dipped strawberries in giant red

boxes alone are worth the visit. The scrumptious treats are made daily during Valentines

season and are best ordered in advance.

Pandemic Mood changing Moodie Bars let you spell out your love in words and flavors that

are sure to bring smiles . Flirty Bars and Love Bars team up with Grumpy and Happy and a

dozen more.

Ready to go Chocolate dipped Oreos, truffles, bark and pretzels make a quick and easy gift

while the non-chocolate lovers among us can choose from nostalgia candy, or make a stop

at the gummy bear bar.

For those who simply can’t decide gift cards and e gift certificates always available.

159 W Main St

Goshen NY

(845) 360-5989


Lather Up The Love This Valentine’s Day! Nourish Natural Soap Co. handcrafts its soaps right in Beacon, New York, using fruit extracts and highly effective essential oils to help keep skin looking radiant with scents that will delight your senses.

Buy-One Share-One For The Holiday of Love

This Valentine’s Day, spread the love by nourishing your loved ones and yourself with Nourish handmade soaps. The brand new Nourish Natural Soap Co. store on Main Street in Beacon is offering Buy-One Get-One essential oil soaps of your choice.

Bar Soaps Are The Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Choose from Energizing Peppermint and Coconut Lime to Honeycomb and Soothing Lavender and many, many more! The delicious soaps offer an experience of self-care to indulge in every single day. Indulge yourself and your dearest in the art of the finest ingredients and the bouquet of aroma. They’re the perfect treat for nourishing the mind, body, and soul.


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Great list! I am also offering a Valentine’s Day Party In A Box. Everything you need for a nice brunch or dinner table set-up for 2. Check it out!

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