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The 10 Best Local Gift Ideas for 2017

If you're struggling to pick that perfect gift this holiday season, there is nothing better than giving a locally-made product from a small business in the Capital or Hudson Valley Regions of New York. We've put together our Top 10 and we think you and the special recipient will be stoked with a gift from one or all of these awesome local businesses.
If you’re struggling to pick that perfect gift this holiday season, there is nothing better than giving a locally-made product from a small business in the Capital or Hudson Valley Regions of New York. We’ve put together our Top 10 and we think you and the special recipient will be stoked with a gift from one or all of these awesome local businesses.
#1 My Twill

#1 Twill

Twill is an exceptional company. It donates 51% of the profits from every item on their website. Not to mention, those donations are given directly to the charity of your choice. Buy a blanket for your sister, give a blanket to someone in need at The Albany Damien Center. You buy, you pick, they give.

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#2 Dexter's Dog Boutique

#2 Dexter’s Dog Boutique

Dexter’s Dog Boutique is the cutest pet store you’ll ever drop into. Located in Rhinebeck, NY, the shop has everything you’ll ever need for that favorite fury friend. From handmade collars to locally-sourced treats, if you’re shopping for man’s best friend, you’ll want to stop here.

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#3 Kriker & Co. (1)

#3 Kriker & Co.

Locally-owned online retailer, Kriker & Co., has some of the cutest clothing pieces for that special lady in your life. Their products are of great quality and the pricing, well, let’s just say the recipient will think you spent way more.

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#4 Collar City Candle (1)

#4 Collar City Candle

This one has a special place in our hearts. We love Collar City Candle and owners Josh & Jamie. We’ve been to many Craft + Draft events and love the quality of their products and the unique scents they possess.

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#5 Roost Crate (1)

#5 Roost Crate

Roost Crate has gained a lot of attention lately. They’ve taken the subscription industry and brought it back to the locals. Some say they send “Farmer’s Markets in a Box,” and honestly, we’d have to agree!

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#6 Simplicity Consignment (1)

#6 Simplicity Consignment

Simplicity is awesome. A unique little shop with trendy and earth-friendly items, you’re sure to find a great gift, for a great price, while also knowing you’re doing a little something for local artisans.

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#7 T and J Soap

#7 T and J Soap

Soap is always a popular gift around the holiday season, especially when they are unique. T and J Soap has some of the best smelling products we’ve ever encountered. Handmade, local, and natural products are evident in everything you buy.

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#8 Evergreen Olive Oil Co.

#8 Evergreen Olive Oil Co.

If you love Olive Oil, you shouldn’t be shopping anywhere else! Evergreen Olive Oil Co. has brought the artisanal craft of olive oil making back home. They have a wide variety to choose from, and their infused oils, OMG! We recommend the Tuscan Herb infused olive oil. It’s unbelievable.

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#9 Henry Loves Betty

#9 Henry Loves Betty

Another amazing pet store! With unique pet toys, clothing, and collars we had to mention them. We love our fury friends and think they deserve the best and Henry Loves Betty sure has that! Help your pup get on trend this season with a perfect Holiday Bow Tie Collar.

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#10 Olde York Farm

#10 Olde York Farm

We wouldn’t be Tipsy Social if we didn’t mention some great holiday booze options. Olde York Farm is a Hudson Valley staple with phenomenal micro-batch spirits. They have flavored liquers, an awesome Rhubarb & Honey Vodka, Bourbons, Whiskeys, and soo much more. If you’ve got a drinker on your list, get them some amazing craft spirits.

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