Your Guide to the Hudson Valley’s Handmade Gifts on Etsy

Shop festive jewelry, wooden ornaments, handcrafted candles, and more Hudson Valley-made products on Etsy from the comfort of your home.

Do you prefer the comfort of your couch but still want to go holiday shopping and support local businesses? You’re in luck. Etsy’s diverse catalog of handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, home décor, supplies, and more is great for getting the perfect gift without leaving the house. With the holidays right around the corner, there’s no better time to find something made locally for everyone on your shopping list. Below, we’ve gathered goodies from some of the coolest artisans and vendors in the Hudson Valley to get you started.

Founded back in 2005, online artisan market Etsy has paved the way for re-imagining how goods are bought and sold, allowing independent crafters and artists to #ThinkLocal amid the undeniable uptick of e-commerce. Shop local from the comfort of your own home and browse our picks for some of the best gifts in the Hudson Valley.

Bold Version

Location: Monroe
Top Pick: Hudson Valley Apple Tree Print

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Victor Coreas has painted—or rather, digitally illustrated—the Hudson Valley in an incredible light. Bold Version’s minimalist renditions of popular destinations are the perfect additions to any home office or living room. It’s difficult for us to pick one print to highlight, but he captured our collective obsession with apple-picking season with his apple tree design. Doesn’t it make you nostalgic for fall foliage and crisp Macintosh apples?

CreativeAddictionCo

Location: Hudson
Top Pick: Silver Bee Charm

Perfect for the crafter in your life, these itty bitty beads can be threaded onto pendants, looped onto earrings, or hooked onto key rings as lucky charms. The charms are lead-free and cadmium-free, meaning they’re suitable for most to wear. The array of options from this Hudson designer will fill anyone’s season with holiday cheer!

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DiGilio Designs

Location: Hyde Park
Top Pick: Birth Month Flower Pendant

 

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While Hyde Park artist Susan DiGilio has quite a number of picturesque prints and pretty pendants, her floral necklaces are just as sweet to look at as they are easy to wear. The abundance of antique stores and flea markets teeming with culture inspire DiGilio Designs, and her creations have a vintage, weathered feel to them. Order just one for that special someone, or get a matching set for the whole family (just make sure you’re sure as to when everyone’s birthday falls).

Handmade Darling

Location: Clinton Corners
Top Pick: Upstate New York Christmas Ornament

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Searching for an abundance of cabin-ready wood-carved ornaments? Handmade Darling has an expansive catalogue of rustic designs that evoke the aura of the surrounding mountains and rivers. The little wooden kayak looks more than ready to weather the mighty Hudson, but our personal favorite pick is the darling NY-shaped ornament with the words “Someone in New York Loves You” on it.

MWneighborhoods

Location: Albany
Top Pick: Hudson Valley T-Shirt

 

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It’s one thing to say you’re from the Hudson Valley. It’s quite another to announce it loud and proud wherever you go. Etsy’s MWneighborhoods makes local pride look cool with its line of relaxed t-shirts, hoodies, and crewnecks. Prints are customizable and range from depictions of the Hudson Valley to upstate to Albany, so feel free to mix and match to create the perfect present.

New Prospect Pottery

Location: Pine Bush
Top Pick: Flamework Wood Fired Ceramic Cup

 

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Lynn Isaacson, owner of Etsy shop New Prospect Pottery, has worked as a visual artist since the 1960s. For the last two decades, clay has been her primary medium. Her studio in Pine Bush has an Anagama-style wood kiln, a salt kiln, a reduction kiln, and two electric kilns, where potters from the Hudson Valley and beyond can glaze and fire their work. We especially love this ceramic cup, which is the product of multiple days of firing in her wood kiln.

Nubibinu

Location: Hyde Park
Top Pick: Annatto Charcoal N Soap

 

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These photogenic, handcrafted soaps are the perfect bougie gift for someone with an artist’s touch. Nubibinu’s signature N design is full of active charcoal and herbal ingredients to pamper your skin. The Etsy brand exclusively uses high-quality Korean astragalus root for this bar as well as nourishing coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and annatto to clean without drying out skin.

ReMapping History

Location: Albany
Top Pick: Vintage Map (1883) of Upstate New York’s Steamboat and Railroad System

 

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It’s no secret that we love a good shot of the Hudson Valley’s railroads and waterways. That’s why we’re all about this vintage map from ReMapping History, an Etsy shop based in Albany. The 1883 print offers a detailed glimpse into the region’s historic happenings. As for gifting, it’s perfect for the family member who moved out of state or the friend who just settled into a new apartment.

Scripted Fragrance

Location: Warwick
Top Pick: Hudson Valley Candle

We love the simple, adorable designs that mark every Scripted Fragrance candle. On Etsy, the Pet Collection hosts a cast of furry characters, each with their own identifying scent. The Rescue Dog—which is so popular it was featured in Forbes—offers scents of wildflower and fresh-cut green grass, evoking the essence of a pup you’d find running along one of the Hudson Valley’s rail trails. Still, our favorite this year has to be the Hudson Valley candle. I mean, how could we not? With notes of cinnamon, pumpkin, apples, wild strawberries, and spicy clove, it makes us feel right at home wherever we venture.

Spirit Trading Company

Location: Ravena
Top Pick: Catskills Spirit Kit

Ready to be possessed by the spirit of the Hudson Valley? Wait, let us explain—Spirit Trading Company, a small batch candle and aromatherapy vendor based in Albany County, offers a Catskills Spirit Kit befit for a true appreciator of the region. It includes one of the candles (you can choose between the white birch and pine forest scents), eight ounces of Crosstown Maple syrup, sunflower-themed note cards, and organic honey.

Wishbone Letterpress

Location: Kingston
Top Pick: Get Very Merry Card

 

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What would a holiday gift guide be without a seasonal card? We love Wishbone Letterpress, the papier brand that’s been on Etsy since 2011, for its sassy stationery and foil pencils. This year, we’re all about the fun “Get Very Merry” print, which works just as well for neighbors as it does for sisters. If you’re planning to order more than one card, however, be sure to do a quick browse of the shop’s extensive inventory to spot the more laughable letters.

Related: Shop This Holiday Gift Guide in the Hudson Valley

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