Chocolate and flowers just won’t do? Click through our gallery for Valentine’s Day-worthy gifts for that special someone.
Biscotti are the name of the game at Bella’s Home-Baked Goods. Using all-natural ingredients, these Italian cookies are baked twice to achieve that signature crunch.
Cost: $2.50 each; $7.50 for an 8.5-ounce box of mini biscotti
Find it at: Bella’s Home-Baked Goods, Highland. 845-691-7197; www.bellashbg.com
With a bevy of fragrances — fresh citrus, scarlet velvet rose, orchid, and golden amber musk among them — to tantalize the senses, the P.S. I Love You candle by Hudson Valley Emporium is hand-poured using 100 percent natural soy wax. The faux diamond wrap adds just the right amount of glam to this aromatic gift.
Find it at: Hudson Valley Emporium, Hudson. www.hudsonvalleyemporium.com
The Hudson Valley Breakfast Basket features local products concocted by area food artisans who are passionate about their morning meals. Some of the goodies include Augie Treats granola, Catskill Provisions artisanal organic pancake and waffle mix, and Crown maple sugar.
Find it at: Olde Hudson, Hudson. 518-828-6923; www.oldehudson.com
Bringing brews to the party? Skip the cardboard and opt for style and sustainability. This six-bottle beer carrier is crafted from vegetable-tanned leather and rich American walnut. The sturdy tote can be disassembled easily for compact storage. Fits traditional 12-ounce or 22-ounce “bomber” bottles.
Find it at: Sixfold. www.sixfold.nyc
Rebecca Peacock creates fine jewelry pieces in her farmhouse studio in the Catskills. Designed with 14- and 18-carat gold, diamonds, and semiprecious gemstones, her collection has caught the eye of celebrities like Amy Poehler, who wore these Champagne Diamond Bar Posts earrings in a recent Glamour photo shoot.
Find them at: Rebecca Peacock Jewelry. www.rebeccapeacock.com
This eye-catching ceramic cooking stone by Emile Henry doubles as a serving piece. Made of clay found in Burgundy, France, it can be used in the oven (traditional or microwave), on the grill — even over an open flame. The glazed surface won’t chip or crack, even if you cut on it.
Find it at: bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, Rhinebeck. 845-876-1117; www.bluecashewkitchen.com
Relax in the tub this Valentine’s Day with High Street Soap’s Rosewater and Cream soap. Infused with organic rosewater, cream, and various plants plucked straight from High Street’s garden, the handmade soap is an exclusive creation for the romantic holiday.
Find it at: High Street Soap, Central Valley. 845-237-2858; www.highstreetsoap.com/collections/handmade-soap
Suzanne Gardner designs one-of-a-kind copper necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches, and pins — embellished with freshwater pearls, glass beads, and Swarovski crystals — after asking each client how and when the piece will be worn. We especially like this turquoise bracelet centered in mother of pearl.
Find it at: Copper with a Twist, Catskill. 518-810-3689; www.copperwithatwist.com