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!