8 Stylish Wrapping Papers to Make Hudson Valley Presents Pop

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These Hudson Valley stationery stores, artisans, and handmade printers will take your gifts to the next level with cheery wrapping paper.

By Raphael Beretta, Julia Colombo, and Matt Moment

Have all your holiday gifts arrived yet? It’s time to start preparing your presents, and there’s no better way to dress them up than with wrapping paper designs from Hudson Valley shops. Bookstores, craft shops, and every destination in between has you covered with unique and artsy gift wraps.

Catskill Art Supply

Location: Kingston & Woodstock
Our Pick: Children at Play Design Wrap

 

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Catskill Art Supply fuels artistic endeavors year-round with plenty to offer for the holiday season. Its designer wrapping paper brings Hudson Valleyites right back to their favorite childhood books and the art within (think Velveteen Rabbit). These decorative gift linings will brighten up the season and warm recipients’ hearts. Check out the wide assortment of gift bags and tissue paper for your not-so-wrappable gifts, too.

Handmade and More

Location: New Paltz
Our Pick: Kitty Christmas

This New Paltz shop offers a wide selection of recycled wrapping paper, exclusively made from post-consumer waste. With exciting prints and in-store wrapping, Handmade and More will always have a selection of feline-inspired papers on its shelves.

Manny’s Art Supplies

Location: New Paltz
Our Pick: Wildflower Specimens 

 

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Manny’s is typically thought of as a go-to for art supplies in Ulster County, but it also offers some of the artsiest gift wrappings in the region. Stop in and select from designs by Cavallini & Co., which feature drawings of plants, animals, and insects with a vintage aesthetic.

Papersource

Location: Nyack
Our Pick: Snow Critters

 

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How cute are these little critters in their sweaters? Available as gift bags as well, this festive wrapping paper will bring a smile to any Hudson Valleyite’s face. Papersource also provides Fraser fir-scented gift tags and wrapping paper for those who love the smell of Christmas trees.

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Pilothouse Paper

Location: Coxsackie
Our Pick: Sharks With Santa Hats

 

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Pilothouse Paper vends hip and fun designs, appealing to the sophisticated and the playful alike. Soon the online store will be up and running, but for now, visit the Coxsackie shop Wednesday through Sunday and peruse the one-of-a-kind papers and cards.

The Social Type

Location: Hudson
Our Pick: Holiday Tree Farm

 

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Brand-new to the Hudson Valley this fall, The Social Type has been providing Los Angeles with pens, paper, stationery, and wrapping paper since 2016. The prints vary between simple line designs detailing the 12 days of Christmas to folksy villages, with several double-sided rolls. The shop also sells gift boxes and bags, ribbons, twine, and gift tags.

Thornwillow Press

Location: Newburgh
Our Pick: Paste Paper Kit


Readers and appreciators of handcrafted items will adore Thornwillow Press, Newburgh’s treasure trove of ornate leather books and journals. Show off your artistic side by wrapping your parcels with handmade paste paper in simple, elegant designs. Any vintage present deserves to be enveloped by something of the same quality, wouldn’t you agree?

Zakka Joy

Location: Beacon
Our Pick: Festive Frogs

 

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We love the fun vibes that a package covered with cute Christmas icons bring. Zakka Joy is a wonderland for adorable, artsy prints, and you can’t go wrong with any one of the Beacon store’s designs. Also peruse trim, decorative gift bags, and stickers during your shopping spree.

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