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Holiday Gift Guide 2015


No need to wait five to seven business days for your holiday gifts to arrive in the mail. We’ve compiled more than a dozen goodies you can pick up right around the corner — and you won’t even need a reindeer to help you carry them home. Start slideshow »


Ring in the New Year with the serene peal of chimes. With Woodstock Chimes’ Starlight Chime collection, you can wish upon a star even when the sun is out! $10.95. Woodstock Chimes, Shokan. 845-657-6000; www.chimes.com


Liven up your next cup of tea with these tea-time companions by Fred & Friends. Fill the hull of the infamous ocean liner with loose tea leaves or throw a few in Mr. Tea’s trousers. $10. Play, Beacon 845-838-2134; www.iloveplaytoys.com


These adorable onesies prove that it’s never too early to show off a little New York pride. $24. Cocoon, New Paltz. 845-255-6862; www.cocoonathome.com


100% All Natural Beeswax Honeypot Luminaries are embedded with dried flowers and, when lit, emit a golden glow throughout the room. And the best part, they smell like honey! Perfect for allergy sufferers, beeswax is known to help clean the air of impurities. $22. Handmade & More, New Paltz. 845-255-6277; www.handmadeandmore.com


Modern Moose’s collection of colorful clocks features animals and characters children adore, including smiling sharks, pirates, princesses, owls, and trucks. $44. Land of Oz, Rhinebeck. 845-876-1918; www.landofoztoys.com


These scrumptious jams by LunaGrown didn’t last long in our office. The holiday varieties are available through January. Flavors include Cranberry, Apple, Razzleberry, Raisin, Spiced Fig, Lemon Lavender Marmalade, and Orange Marmalade with Crystallized Ginger, all handmade in small batches. $9.75/jar. LunaGrown, Cuddebackville. 914-586-2526; www.lunagrown.com


These eco-friendly pillows are sure to brighten up a dreary day with colorful creatures that add just the right amount of animal energy to any room. $52-$55. Nectar, High Falls/Rhinebeck. 845-687-2870/845-516-4791; www.shopnectar.com


The rocks featured in handcrafted pieces by Jennifer Rutheny were all collected in Croton Point Park, along the banks of the Hudson River. “I love to beach-comb with my dog, Theo,” says Rutheny. I look for rocks and imagine what each one would look like in a handmade silver or gold frame.” $100-$150. Rutheny Jewelry & Sculpture, Croton-on-Hudson. 914-271-0980; www.ruthenyjewelry.com


Ooh la la! This Tahitian Leaves set by Imperial features natural Tahitian pearls highlighted with delicate leaves and white topaz, all set in sterling silver. Pendant $249, earrings $205. De’S Jewelers, Poughkeepsie. 845-452-0026; www.desjewelers.com


Mindfulness expert Dr. Nina Smiley guides recipients through experiences using a carefully crafted set of cards tied to each of the box’s 10 items. Moments of Mindfulness in a Box is filled with all sorts of goodies, including locally-crafted chocolate by Oliver Kita, a journal, a stationery set, Harney & Sons Chamomile Tea, and The Three Minute Meditator, co-authored by Dr. Smiley. $98. 855-421-4101; www.mohonkgiftshops.com


Get ready to brave the chilly Valley winter with Hestra Power Heater Gloves. The rechargeable battery will last all day, and three temperature settings ensure your hands stay toasty no matter the temperature. $400. Potter Brothers Ski & Snowboard Shop. www.potterbrothers.com


For a warm and stylish New Year, designer Marsha Fleisher creates art-to-wear scarves, hats, and jackets. Each piece is hand-woven by skilled weavers. $150-$1,295. Loominus Woodstock, Woodstock. 845-679-6500; www.store.loominus.com


Give the gift of drama. A night out on the town at the Culinary Institute of America’s Marriott Pavilion for Half Moon Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is sure to get you in the holiday spirit with no humbuggery. And while you’re there, grab a bite at one of CIA’s many on-campus restaurants. Head to the website for performance schedules. Tickets $25-$45. Half Moon Theatre, Poughkeepsie. 845-235-9885; www.halfmoontheatre.org


Don’t be surprised if people “oooh and aahh” over these custom pieces at your next holiday party. Lenny & Eva sentiment jewelry allows you to mix ’n match between cuffs, bangles, leather wraps, pendants and charms, and necklaces with a variety of inspirational sayings from the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Shakespeare, and more. $40-$60. Sierra Lily, Poughkeepsie. 845-297-1684; www.sierralily.com


This alabaster hibiscus bowl with jewel finish is perfect for a fresh-fruit display or to hold delectable holiday sweets. Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon. 845-440-0068; www.hudson-beachglass.com


Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe! Created by 22-year-old Paris Manning, Velvet 59 cosmetics are made from 100% vegan ingredients. Malibu Sunset Lipstick Collection are $18 each. www.velvet59.com


Spice up the holiday season with hot sauces by Poor Devil Pepper Co. We recommend you gift your boldest friend with Green Gypsy. (Warning: This hot sauce is a blend of green chili, garlic, onion, lime, and cumin, and is known to have addictive qualities.) $7. Poor Devil Pepper Co. www.poordevilpepperco.com


Relaxing never looked so good. The Yogibo Max beanbag functions as a chair, recliner, sofa, or bed. Weighing less than 20 pounds, it contains microbeads that perfectly conform to your body, eliminating pressure points. $239. Yogibo, Palisades Center, West Nyack. 845-358-5868; www.yogibo.com

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