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These Hudson Valley Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Are So Affordable

Photo by Wishbone Letterpress

Just in time for Valentine’s Day in the region, shop these crowd-pleasing products from local Etsy vendors that all ring in under $30.

Wishbone Letterpress

Location: Kingston
Top Pick: Love Note for my Dream Boat
Price: $5

Whether supplementing a gift or simply telling someone you’re thinking of them, Wishbone’s giant selection of hilarious cards — along with those of a naughtier variety — are guaranteed to make the subject of your affection fall in love.

All cards are lovingly printed by hand on antique printing presses in Kingston, and the power couple making them may even inspire you to get a little more creative with your Valentine’s plans this year.

Feed Your Face

Location: New Paltz
Top Pick: Vegan Organic Hawaiian Red Sea Salt Caramels
Price: $13

If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, treat them to a box of locally made vegan caramels. These pink-crusted ones hit the spot with a dreamy balance of sweet and salty.

Not only are all the caramels dairy-free, gluten-free, corn-syrup free, and virtually soy-free, but they are all wrapped with yarn made by a fair-trade women’s cooperative in Nepal. In other words, it’s totally OK to pick up a secret stash for yourself as well.

Hudson River Craftings

Location: Red Hook
Top Pick: Vintage Chenille Heart Pillow
Price: $18

Want to support your one true love all year long? Remind them how much you care with this thoughtful, handmade pillow. The sweet little accents will constantly remind your significant other of how much you care.

If you can’t get enough of the handcrafted design, check out the Red Hook shop’s gorgeous fabric garlands and wreaths as well.


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Pine and Poem Baby

Location: Red Hook
Top Pick: Personalized Family Print
Price: $20+

For the OTP that just welcomed a new addition, this too-cute family print is a sweet way to celebrate the occasion. Show your sweetie how over-the-moon you are about the happy family announcement with a personalized footprint work that you can cherish forever.

Prints can be customized by footprint, font color and style, and child’s name and date of birth, so feel free to swap out the Valentine’s Day colors for something that suits your style (or your nursery colors).

Phoenicia Honey Co.

Location: Phoenicia
Top Pick: Honey Body Wash
Price: $12

The perfect gift for your “honey” can be found in Phoenicia. These products are absolutely the bees knees, from delicious flavors of raw local honey to unique skincare products. The Chai Spice honey is amazing in lattes and on toast, but there is something special about this body wash.


Location: Albany
Top Pick: Te Amo Tote Bag
Price: $13

No matter what your honey’s love language is, they’ll be head over heels to receive this sweet canvas tote. Perfect for packing farm-fresh goodies, used bookstore hauls, or pretty much anything else, the 100-percent cotton bag will serve as a small, yet meaningful reminder of your love.

Want a different design? Just check out the full lcdezines store, which is stocked with V-Day prints galore.


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Location: Albany
Top Pick: Lemongrass Beeswax Candle
Price: $15

While many wax candles can be toxic and harmful for your health, these all-natural candles are made in the Catskills with simple ingredients that help purify the air in your home. Opt for lemongrass to refresh your senses, or check out other scents like Smokey Tobacco, French Market, and Morning Coffee that offer a fresh alternative to heavy, artificial fragrances. Spring for one, or go for a gift set.