Dutchess County 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
Publish Date: 2019-10-30
With a late Thanksgiving this year, that means less time for holiday shopping. But don’t worry, gifting can be easy this year with our Dutchess County Holiday Gift Guide. We're fortunate to have an abundance of high-quality, handmade, local products right at our doorstep. Share your Dutchess favorites with family and friends this holiday season – they won't disappoint!
Nothing screams winter more than a hot toasted marshmallow on the fire, or a big ol' mug of cocoa to warm you up, which is why the Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company place to pick up gifts. These guys are crafting up handmade marshmallows, graham crackers and hot chocolates perfect for the holiday season. Mix and match your own or purchase one of their pre-made gift baskets for that special someone.
Great For: Stocking stuffers!
Harney is such a widely recognized brand that often people don’t realize it’s made right here in Dutchess! From classic blends of Earl Grey, to the perfect seasonal cup of Hot Cinnamon Spice, there’s countless options to keep you satisfied this winter season. Browse their holiday teas here, or shop the beautiful gifts sets fitting within any price range.
Great For: A tea loving coworker!
Who doesn’t love to indulge around the holidays? Oliver Kita is an artisan chocolatier offering up some of the most delicious confections in Dutchess County. Whipping up everything from organic and vegan chocolate bars, to unique and seasonal flavors, Oliver’s creations are the perfect compliment to the holiday season. With prices ranging from decadent hot chocolate at $10.25, up to the luxurious 64-piece Gold and Onyx Escallier at $160, there’s truly something for everyone! Looking to send a show stopping corporate gift? Oliver Kita is even customized gifts for businesses all over the United States. Browse the selection today!
Great For: Your bestie!
Wine is always a classic gift around the holidays. This year, we have more options than ever before with the addition of our newest local winery, Milea Estate Vineyard. We checked out their selection, and are happy to report they are offering a variety of wines (and hard ciders!) perfect for all occasions. Pick up some of their special Reserve Chardonnay, perfectly paired with a holiday dinner party. Or perhaps for the red drinker, their Papa Joe Red, a special blend of premium hybrid and vinifera grapes. Keep things festive with the Proceedo Rosé Sparkling!
Great For: Attending a holiday party!
Some may wonder, now that the leaves have fallen what is there to do in Dutchess? Well the answer is there’s plenty! The colder months are perfect for touring the Gilded Age mansions, experiencing our varied art museums, snowy outdoor recreation, enjoying our incredible culinary creations, or just cozying up with the one you love most! Treat your special someone to a dreamy Hudson Valley getaway this holiday season – and if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even get a little dusting of snow to add to the romantic setting. This year, we welcomed some great new accommodations to Dutchess. First is the highly anticipated Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Rhinebeck. This brand new, world-class hotel features a 12,000 square foot spa with a European-style resting area, aqua terrace with thermal pool, eucalyptus-infused steam room, and Himalayan salt saunas. You can even indulge in a decadent meal at the wonderful Willow restaurant by Charlie Palmer. And did we mention it’s tucked smack in the middle of the quaint village of Rhinebeck so you can enjoy all the area has to offer? A great option for a restful and inspiring experience.
Another fabulous place for a winter retreat is the newly renovated Le Chambord at the Curry Estate. Nestled into 10-acres of quiet, private, peaceful country property, you will love all what they have to offer. With an onsite restaurant, holiday events and charming European-style guest rooms, the Curry girls offer a relaxing and memorable experience! Looking for a New Year’s reset? Le Chambord is even participating in Distinctly Dutchess Hotel Week in January. Learn more about the great deals!
Great For: Surprise your partner or gift to your parents for a special weekend away!
Holiday shops and events featuring artworks from local artists are in full swing! Below is a list featuring shopping events you can find great gifts and work by local artists:
Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop: November 1 – December 21 at Arts Mid-Hudson in Poughkeepsie.
Featuring locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood, products, prints, paintings, home, decorating items and more! Find the perfect item for holiday shopping and collecting from over 75 local artists and artisans.
Hudson Valley Art Market: November 29 – December 1 at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. Enjoy booths from more than 40 vendors featuring work by local and fair trade artisans. The event will be from 10am – 5pm each day and is free and open to the public to attend.
Holiday Craft Fair: December 1 at the Clinton Historical Society from 10am – 4pm. This annual craft fair will feature handmade items by local craftspeople – jewelry, wooden bowls, wood cravings, knitwear, baked goods and more!
Hop & Shop: On December 12 & 13 join Beacon for this 2nd annual event! Shop til you drop as 60 businesses keep their doors open for extended hours with plenty of holiday gifts, sales, specials, raffles and more! Get in the holiday spirit during this festive time on Main Street.
Annual Holiday Craft Boutique by Green Ridge Woodworks: December 14 from 9am – 2pm at the East Fishkill Community Center.
Holiday Affair Vendor and Craft Show in Fishkill: December 14 from 10am – 4pm at the Ramada Fishkill. Make your holiday shopping less stressful and easier. With a wide variety of vendors all in one place where you’re sure to find gifts to fit all your holiday shopping needs!
Holiday Craft Fair: December 14 from 11am- 4pm at the MJN – Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center in Poughkeepsie. Highlighting Hudson Valley artists, crafters and local food products. Don’t miss the raffles and live music sure to make it a fun day of shopping!
*To the best of our knowledge, this information is correct as of publish date 11/12*