"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.

 
 

Monticello Motor Club

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.

www.monticellomotorclub.com/ultimate-test-drive.

 

Crystals of Quartz


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!

https://crystalsofquartz.com/

(201) 841-8496

 

Barbara Klar Clear Metals

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

https://barbaraklar.com/collections/charms

(845) 246-5254

 

The Dutchess Inn & Spa

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!

https://thedutchessinn.com/

845-205-2900

 

Taylor By The Teaspoon

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.

Cupcakes

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:

https://taylorbytheteaspoon.com/valentines-day-orders/

 

The Beacon Daily

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

www.thebeacondaily.com

845-831-5274

 

Willow Deep Studio

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.

https://willowdeepstudio.com/

 

The Quiet Botanist

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