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A Small Batch Gift Guide for the Holidays


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  • courtesy of the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo

With a host of local makers’ fairs well under way and still to come, and so many artisans utilizing online shopping options like storefront websites and Etsy (the vendor names below all link to their sites), it's easy to find the perfect gift made locally. Use these ideas to inspire your finds at upcoming gatherings like Basilica Farm & Flea during Thanksgiving weekend, November 25th-27th, Fiberflame’s Annual Craft Fair on December 4th, the Hudson Valley Farm & Flea on November 26th, and Made in Kingston on December 8th. It’s a small batch gift guide featuring vendors from last weekend's Hudson Valley Hullabaloo, for gifting that's sure to please everyone on your list.

Inspiration for Gifting Teens
Try posters and t-shirts like the ones from Thorneater Comics with up-to-date designs like an image of Eleven from Stranger Things and an original "Water is Life" logo. Or t-shirts with local themes like Catskill trail signage and maps of Kingston by Boneshaker. Ali Herrmann makes beautiful handmade artisan jewelry using art transfers and upcycled materials. And Pipi Cucu has handbags on sturdy canvas with whimsical wording in pretty fonts.

Inspiration for Gifting Kids & Babies
Look for dollies by Cindy Hoose and stuffies by Petit Felts for loveys. So Handmade offers construction- and train-themed play mats, crayon rolls, tooth fairy pillows, and wands that are all screen printed at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale and hand sewn. Decorate their space with laser-cut, animal silhouette nightlights and mobiles from Tiny Little Nest. And Mountain Honey Clothier makes finger puppets and adorable animal-ear bonnets.

Inspiration for Gifting Teachers
Affordable, handmade soaps, bath fizz, beard oils, and lip butters by Hudson Naturals let you buy in quantity. Likewise, notecards, notepads, and coasters from Wishbone Letterpress are stylish and useful. Phoenicia Honey Co. has salves, little pots o’ honey, and gift boxes. And the syrups (for cocktails, soda, and ice cream) and organic jams made by Maya, her mom, and grandma using fruit from their organic orchard at Maya’s Jams are truly delicious.

Inspiration for Guys’ Gifting
Go to Fellow Well Met for vintage neckties, colorful shoe laces, tie clips, and other striking accessories. The Snobby Farmer collection of soy candles and lip balm from Tess & James bring a smile.

Inspiration for Ladies’ Gifting
It's a treat to find all natural, organic skincare without the BS, like the line from Body Stuff, which offers well-priced gift sets. Bags and pouches are always a hit, especially the ones by Silke Jacobs. And the porcelain architectural vases, bud vases, and faceted coffee mugs by l&m studio are just gorgeous.

Inspiration for Everyone Gifting
Specialty spice blends and rubs by Rockerbox come in a variety of sizes, as well as gift packs. Literally the world’s best chocolate is made right here by Fruition. And luggage tags from Jay Teske Leather Co. are so stylish.

Happy holiday shopping!


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