The race is on for the final countdown of gift-giving. During the holiday season, we may question what to give the people in our lives who mean the most to us.

While we could come up with ideas that we think they would like, it's always fun to switch things up and try something different. Supporting local businesses is essential during the holiday season, it's a way we can help our community continue to grow. 

Skip the gag gifts this holiday season and give those who mean the most in your life the Hudson Valley-made gifts that they want.

Here Are Hudson Valley-Made Gifts People Actually Want To Receive This Holiday Season

Good Vibes Rock & Shop, The Gift Of Thoughtfulness

3020 NY-207 Suite 2, Campbell Hall, NY 10916

Have you ever entered a room and automatically felt "good vibes"? Those who visit Good Vibes Rock & Shop can experience this along with being surrounded by unique gifts with a wide variety of options.

Handmade gifts such as resin and fluid art, jewelry, apparel, and more are available at Good Vibes Rock & Shop. Their homemade zodiac jars, car coasters, ink dishes and sun catchers can be thoughtful gifts this holiday season. Good Vibes Rock & Shop's locally-made body oils, resin keychains and ashtrays could be a unique gift option.

If you're looking to give a more personal gift, there is a large selection to choose from.

Kiki's Kandles, The Gift Of Fresh Scents

Marlboro, NY

The best way to enjoy the cooler months in the Hudson Valley is to light our favorite candles. Kiki's Kandles are poured in the Hudson Valley and made with 100% soy wax. Their candles are made with natural, plant-based wax which is from soybean oil. 

Kiki's Kandles also ensure a clean burn since they are paraffin dye and additive free. Their holiday scents such as Mistletoe, Hot Cocoa, Cozy by the Fire and Blue Spruce can soothe holiday stress. Kiki's Kandles also has hand sanitizers, air fresheners, and package baskets for special occasions.

Be sure to give the gift of locally made scented candles this holiday season to everyone in the family.

Corey's Pickles & Local Marketplace, The Gift Of Flavorful Snacks

6 Union St, Montgomery, NY 12549 

This locally owned, family business has gained not only the attention but the taste buds of Hudson Valley residents. Corey's Pickles are known for being mouthwatering, vegan and non-GMO. These popular pickles can be found throughout the Hudson Valley at festivals, farm markets, specialty shops and more.

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Corey's Pickles come in a wide variety of cuts, sizes, flavors, and quantities. They can be purchased as wholesale options for restaurants as well. For those who enjoy their pickles sour, sweet, spicy, or with garlic, the options are endless with Corey's Pickles.

The gift of flavor this holiday season could add a taste that those on your gift list have never experienced before.

Born To Dye, The Gift Of Colorful Clothes

30 Vassar Rd, Building 1, Suite 2 Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

As the Hudson Valley experiences its cooler months, local residents may also be missing the sun. Personally, I enjoy spending time in the sunshine and during the winter months, it can be challenging. However, wearing brighter colors could help boost our mood.

A local tie-dye shop, Born to Dye has Tie Dyed Goods and other Unique Wares. Some of their popular tie-dye shirts are Lean On Me Tee, Touch Of Grey Mandala Tee and Phase Change Reaction Tee. For the tie-dye lovers in your life or those who need a boost of brightness, this local business could be the answer to your untouched gift list.

While shopping this holiday season, you could add a pop of vibrant colors to your wardrobe as well. 

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Hudson Valley Chocolates, The Gift Of Sweetness

34 Wallkill Ave, Wallkill, NY 12589

Would it be the holiday season if we didn't indulge in some of our favorite chocolate goodies? Chocolates are a great gift for almost everyone in your life, including yourself.

Hudson Valley Chocolates has a wide variety of sweets that are handmade without artificial flavors, artificial preservatives or colors. They take pride in using high-quality ingredients and elegant packaging.

Peppermint Bark, Chocolate Santa, Coconut macaroons and chocolate-dipped Oreos are some of the many options available at Hudson Valley Chocolates.

The gift of sweetness could make those on your gift list taste the magic of Christmas, made in the Hudson Valley.

Why Should Gift Givers Suggest These Hudson Valley-Made Gifts This Holiday Season?

These Hudson Valley gift ideas are not only locally made but reasonable as well. Besides gifts for your friends, family and co-workers there may be other people who you are unsure about what they would like.

Those who play a special role in our lives such as our doctors, neighbors, mail carriers and bus drivers will fit perfectly into the idea of locally made gifts with a reasonable price.

What Hudson Valley-made gift are you going to give this year? Which one will you get for yourself? Share with us below.

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