Give the Gift of Locally Made
This holiday season, forego the big-box stores and support your local artists, artisans and stores right here in the upstate region. With so many great shops and talented makers to chose from, there really isn’t a good excuse for shopping at any of the chain stores this season for gifts. Whether you’re in the market for something heartfelt, high-end or handmade, we guarantee you’ll find something special for everyone.
Cabin Porn, available at Milkweed $27
1019 Main Street, Honesdale, PA (570) 253-9400
Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience.
Java Love, Gift Set $45
1577 NY State Route 17B White Lake, NY (845) 583-4082
For all of the foodies and gourmands in your life consider, this one-of-a-kind gift basket. Beautifully wrapped in a wooden crate this basket includes Java Love’s signature coffee beans, biscotti, caramels and chocolates.
Best Made, Straight Hold Hatchet $88
(888) 708-7824 email@example.com
Founded by Delhi, NY weekend resident Peter Smith Buchanan, Best Made products are made for the upstate man. Equally at home next to the fireplace as it is around the campfire, this Straight-Hold Hatchet earns its keep as the smallest member of the Best Made axe family.
Ambika Boutique, Wristwarmers $190
Wurtsboro, NY | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand shorn, hand spun and hand crochet 100% humanely raised angora rabbit fiber crafted in the USA. Not shown are Ambika’s equally luxurious winter hats, also available online.
Melissa Easton Jewelry available at Mayer Wasner, Stacking Rings starting at $264
55 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY (845) 252-3828
Hand carved and cast in New York, these perfect stacking rings are made of 10k gold. Many of Melissa Easton’s rings can be paired together or worn as an understated but delicate engagement or wedding band.
Hudson Made, The Hudson Gift Set $93
72 Main Street, Andes, NY |email@example.com
Created in honor of their namesake, The Hudson celebrates the explorer in every man. Comes with the Workers Soap and modern retro-inspired ceramic soap dish. Customize gift by choosing one of three signature scents.
FSA Leather, available at Milkweed and Willow & Brown $138
1019 Main Street, Honesdale, PA (570) 253-9400 | 36 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY (845) 439-1088
Handcrafted with genuine leather and detailed stitching, this uniquely bold brass cuff comes in three different sizes. Shown here is the 2″ cuff. Also available in 1 1/8″ and 1 1/2″ sizes.
Buck Brook Alpaca, Teddy Bear $39
99 Bestenheider Road Roscoe, NY (845) 807-3104
Made from suri fur, this classic teddy is the lap of luxury. His long, lush hair is ultra soft to the touch and has a distinct look that makes him unique. Super huggable and completely hand-made with animal-friendly fur.
Lisa B. available at Mayer Wasner, Wool & Cashmere Socks also $32 and up
55 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY (845) 252-3828
What makes lisa b.’s wool and cashmere socks exceptional is the cashmere. Ridiculously soft and never itchy. Their PA factory boasts 3 generations of sock manufacturing expertise, creating a luxurious result using a fine Italian yarn blend of 33% merino wool, 30% nylon, 23% viscose, 8% cashmere, 6% angora. Made in the USA.
Catskill Provisions, Mixologist Gift Set $60
244 Lake Rd, Long Eddy, NY (845) 418-6482
Drink local. Whether you like your cocktails neat, shaken, or stirred, Catskill Provisions offers only the finest New York state ingredients to keep every purist perfectly happy. Gift set includes: 16 oz. New York State Maple Syrup, 12 oz. jar of Wildflower Honey, Catskill Provisions Large Honey Wand, silver metal shaker, wooden muddler and 5 Catskill Provisions Cocktail Cards.
The Borscht Belt, available at One Grand Books $30
60 Main St, Narrowsburg, NY (845) 252-3541
The Borscht Belt, presents a contemporary view of more than forty hotel and bungalow sites. From entire expanses of abandoned properties to small lots containing drained swimming pools, the remains of the Borscht Belt era now lie forgotten, overgrown and vacant.
Witchey Handmade, Ostara Facial Mist available at Main Street Farm $20
36 Main St, Livingston Manor, NY (845) 439-4309
Ostara Facial Mist is an alcohol-free, lightly astringent toner that balances and soothes any skin type. Aloe and Witch Hazel are blended with supportive essential oils to calm and cool skin that has been exposed to sun and environmental damage. All of the ingredients work in harmony to create a transformative misting experience. (Editor’s tip: add the Youth Serum for a complete experience.)
Mandy Coon, GINNY Classic Bunny Leather Bag $475
Smallwood, NY | firstname.lastname@example.org
The classic black rabbit bag is adored by celebrities and fashion-forward trendsetters around the world. Handmade and comes with a genuine leather body, gold tone metal strap and suede lining.
Duke Pottery, Sea Forms Vases (prices vary)
855 County Rd. 93 Roscoe, NY (607) 498-5207
Carolyn Duke fires in a variety of ways including, raku, horsehair, barrel firing, smoking and her high fired stoneware pieces. Her work ranges from individual tea bowls to vases, serving bowls, mugs, dinnerware, platters, sushi plates, trays, and her fine art sculptural vessels. All pottery pieces are one-of-a-kind designs.
Tay Tea, Casablanca Moroccan Tea Glasses $10 each
159 Main Street, Delhi, NY (607) 746-6086
Start a collection with this exquisite and royal Moroccan tea glasses. Serve your tea in style with this beautiful set. Can be used as wine glasses or votive candleholder for a different look.
Blackcreek Mercantile, Large Cutting Board $210
628 Broadway, Kingston, NY (917) 797-1903 email@example.com
Each of Blackcreek Mercantile’s maple cutting boards are cut from a single piece of wood, which means there are no glue seams. They use only domestic hardwoods that are sustainably harvested and choose woods whose natural character lends itself to becoming a great cutting surface that will last for generations.
Judy Ross Textiles, Luna Pillow also available at Global Home $245
4929 NY-52, Jeffersonville, NY (212) 842-1705 firstname.lastname@example.org
New York and Milanville based textile designer Judy Ross designs these hand embroidered pillows using the finest, hand-dyed New Zealand wool, with a cotton canvas overlay backing and a 5% down and 95% feather insert.
Woodstock General, Rain Jacket $295
33 Tinker St Woodstock, New York (845) 684-7062
The Stockholm Green classic raincoat goes with just about everything and is handmade in rubberized cotton, unlined and with double welded seams. This style is unisex and the sizes are men’s sizes.
Farmacy, Perennial Picks Set also at Foundry42 $45
42 Front Street Port Jervis, NY (845) 858-4942
Unique farm-grown botanicals define Farmacy beauty, which fuses age-old wisdom with cutting-edge technologies to create irritant-free bioactive formulations for fresh, radiant skin.
Trey Speegle, Posters/Prints/Paintings available online $25 and up
New York and Youngsville based artist Trey Speegle uses paint by number to create his signature Pop style. His work can be found in galleries and museums around the world.