She was the first woman in your life and she taught you everything she knows. We can think of a million other reasons why moms in the Hudson Valley deserve only the best this holiday season, but we’re here to help you figure out just what to get for her. Whether your mother lives near or far, she’ll appreciate these homegrown Hudson Valley gift ideas with something for every interest.

Have a Crafternoon

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Drop-in craft studio - $10 studio fee; projects range $8-$20

Fiber Flame, Saugerties or Rhinebeck.

Crafty moms will love checking out this pop-in craft studio, complete with ready-to-make projects and all the materials she needs to paint pottery, design a canvas tote, decorate figurines, and more. Prepay for studio time so that she can stop by any day of the week to destress and hone her artsy skills.

Think Local, Eat Global

William Morrow Cookbooks via
William Morrow Cookbooks via

Hudson Valley Mediterranean cookbook - $30

Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck.

This cookbook features about 150 Italian-inspired recipes crafted by Laura Pensiero, master chef, nutritionist, and owner of Gigi Trattoria restaurant in Rhinebeck. The book focuses on healthy versions of traditional recipes, with an emphasis on sourcing ingredients from local farms, gardens, and artisans.

Symbol of Love

Zimmer Bros. Signature Collection via Zimmer Bros.
Zimmer Bros. Signature Collection via Zimmer Bros.

Heart Locket - $130

Zimmer Brothers Jewelers, Poughkeepsie.

This trusted jeweler has been around since 1893, and it’s easy to see why. Mom will love having this high-quality, sterling silver heart locket to wear close to her heart; just don’t forget to include tiny photos of the kids (or grandkids) before you wrap it.

Merry Fitness

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10 Kickboxing Classes - $150

Hudson Valley Raw Athletics, Highland.

Whether mom’s a fitness buff, or just loves trying new ways to stay active, this 10-class pass allows her to learn the basics of kickboxing, including building flexibility, strength, and stamina with a focus on safety.

Melt Her Heart

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Candles - Various

Candlestock, Woodstock.

Who doesn’t love the warm ambiance that candles provide? Whether mom enjoys aromatic votives, prefers to burn natural beeswax candles, or collects unique candles in the shapes of animals, flower, fruits, and other designs, you’ll find fun and creative wax creations and home décor here in the heart of Woodstock. Tiny floating candles (starting at $3.95 and up) make for one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers, too.

Patron of the Arts

The Bardavon sign in the City of Poughkeepsie.
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Bardavon Membership – Starting at $60

The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie.

If mom loves live music and performance arts, a Bardavon membership will allow her to support the oldest continuously operating theater in New York State, while having access to world-class concerts. Memberships also provide discounts and members-only presales to popular shows.

If She Likes Rosé

Robyn Mackenzie

Happy Bitch Rosé - $12.99


Set of four Happy Bitch wine glasses - $37.50

Created here in the Hudson Valley by women for women, this blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir features aromas of melon, strawberry, and orange blossom, with just a hint of sweetness. The HB branded wine glasses are a nice touch that also gives back – they’re packed and shipped by members of the Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled.

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