It is that wonderful time of year again where the brilliant hues of fall give way to rolling pastures freshly covered in snow. It’s an occasion to reflect on the year past and rejoice amongst family, friends and neighbors.
The holiday season is also an excellent time to support our local community and the vibrant tapestry of small businesses that source, create and sell their products right here in the Hudson Valley. This season consider gifting local with our collection of holiday gifts rooted in the Hudson Valley.
Hillrock Estate Distillery, Ancram, NY
Hillrock Estate Bourbon – $90
With the bourbon market exploding in popularity, a fine bottle of bourbon is the perfect holiday gift that is both classic and trendy. Hillrock Estate Distillery produces fine, handcrafted spirits with their estate grown grains in Ancram. Hillrock Estate Bourbon can be purchased at many local spirit shops. Check the distillery’s website for locations. Find Locations >
Hudson Naturals, Gardiner, NY
Soap – $7-15; Lotion – $20; Candle – $18
Perfect as a hostess gift or boxed as a vignette, Hudson Naturals is a plant-based skincare line of soaps, lotions, scrubs and candles with delectable scents including Rosemary Bergamont, Lemon Parsley and Grapefruit Cardamon. Shop >
Damiani Gallery, Hudson, NY
Various works – prices vary
Damiani Gallery features works of art by gallery artist Joan Damiani. Her collection includes composites, oil paintings, photography and watercolors, many of which feature scenes and landscapes from the Hudson Valley. View Collection >
Clinton Vineyards, Clinton Corners, NY
40th Anniversary Seyval Blanc 2016, $18.50
Clinton Vineyards celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited release of its estate-bottled Seyval Blanc. The 2016 Seyval Blanc invites the palate with ripe pear and floral notes and vibrant fruit character that begs for another sip. Shop >
Judy Powers Fine Jewelry, Hudson, NY
A Tree Grows Earrings – $1,395
Inspired by the flowers and trees in the Hudson Valley, artist Judy Powers creates fine jewelry pieces with understated elegance in her studio in Hudson. The A Tree Grows studs feature natural tourmaline and 14K gold. Shop >
Hudson Valley Seed Co., Accord, NY
Boxed Seed Collections – $21.95
Give the gift of life and bounty this holiday season with a boxed seed collection from the Hudson Valley Seed Co. With pollinator, herb, gourmet greens, vegetable and cut flower collections, there is an assortment for every interest. Shop >
Scenic Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
Charitable donation – amount varies
For the person who has it all, giving a donation in their honor is special and unique. One such organization is Scenic Hudson whose mission is to preserve land and farms and creates parks that connect people with the inspirational power of the Hudson River. Donate >
Enjoy and seasons greetings.