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Mom Will Love These Locally Made Mother’s Day Presents

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This Mother’s Day, skip the basic flowers and a card and shop from local makers for a one-of-a-kind gift that Mom is sure to appreciate.

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that creeps up on you. As the weather warms up and the sun shines bright in the sky, it’s all too easy to get caught up with plans for backyard picnics and home cooking and, inevitably, forget about Mom’s big day. When you eventually remember a few days before the occasion, you’re stuck with a mad dash online to find something, anything to show Mom you care. Instead of falling back on flowers and an e-card, get your act together ahead of schedule and treat her to a present that she will ooh and aah over for years to come. With the help of Etsy and these local Hudson Valley artisans, the golden gift for mother dearest is only a click away.


Location: Beacon
Top Pick: Honeycomb Candle

This candle is a mom-approved pick for oh so many reasons. Not only is it molded into a fun honeycomb block, but it also ships locally out of Beacon. It’s a treat to have at home, thanks to its light honey scent and 25-hour burn time. Be warned — Mom may want you to pre-order next year’s Mother’s Day candle once she gives this one a go.

Beau Tea Studio

Location: Montgomery, New York
Top Pick: GLOW ELIXIR Wellness Tea

Help mom relax with this handmade blend of rooibos tea, rosehip, sea buckthorn, and red clover organic whole leaves that help detox the body and provide a radiant beauty from the inside out.

Custom Candle Co.

Location: Bedford Hills
Top Pick: The Mother’s Day Gift Box

Started by local resident Marcie Manfredonia-Siciliano, this candle shop flathand-pours its eco-friendly candles in tons of original and upcycled designs and recently branched out into CBD infusions and other self-care products. Our top pick this year is, aptly enough, the Mother’s Day Box, featuring your choice of three bracelets, four boxes, and two songs to customize your candle purchase. Stop in on Mother’s Day, and mom can even get a free glass of wine!


Location: Newburgh
Top Pick: First Mother’s Day Card

Are there any first-time mothers in your midst? Show them some love with this illustrated greeting card. The pretty swan graphic looks like a page straight out of a children’s storybook. Inscribe a sentimental note into it for a keepsake she will cherish for years.


Location: Red Hook
Top Pick: “A.L. Stickle” Painting

Anyone who’s ever spent a day in Rhinebeck has likely walked past the A.L. Stickle storefront. Just as the shop itself charms with its hodgepodge of knickknacks, so too does this handmade painting. The artist has more prints featuring local haunts like Holy Cow and Red Hook Public Library in Red Hook, making it easy to order an image tailored to mom’s tastes.

Faith Adams Ceramics

Location: Beacon
Top Pick: Death’s Head Moth Tea Cup and Saucer

For the mama who finds bliss in a cup of tea (and some occasional spookiness), this handcrafted cup is just the thing. Sized for about 14 oz, it’s pretty enough to make any morning cuppa feel all the more special. Pair it with mom’s favorite box of Harney & Sons tea to guarantee favorite child status.

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Location: Middletown, New York
Top Pick: Bluebird Birdhouse

If mom is an animal lover, this handpainted birdhouse with one-of-a-kind designs and patterns will bring a smile to her face. Its colors are vibrant and captivating, and it attracts various species of birds. From chickadees to titmice, the sounds of birds chirping will be music to her ears.


Courtesy Gourdament


Location: Kerhonksen, New York
Top Pick: Hanging Flower Pot

For the mom who loves plants, this handmade hanging ceramic flower pot is the perfect place for her to grow her next plant baby. Made from white stoneware clay, this decorative planter includes a unique design inspired by nature and its elegance. Its leather straps and wooden beads make it an aesthetic indoor piece that will bring a freshness and luster to any home.


Location: Wappingers Falls, New York
Top Pick: Lavender Essential Oil Hand Balm

This hand balm is ideal for moms who love spending time in the kitchen. Whether it be from baking cakes or cooking pot roast dinners, their hands need some extra self-care after all that work. With argan oil, shea butter, and apricot seed oil, this all-natural, vegan hand lotion will hydrate and protect their skin.


Courtesy Lucky Tree Soaps

Milliners Guild

Location: Westchester, NYC, and the Greater Hudson Valley
Top Pick: Too many to choose!

The local Milliners Guild (that’s hat makers, for all the young’uns) has put together a special shop for its members, allowing them to share a wide variety of the group’s offerings perfect for Mother’s Day. From sun hats and more practical—but gorgeous—tops to more elaborate and ornamental fascinators, Milliners Guild has the goods to help mom peacock proudly.

Postage Stamp Jewelry

Location: Nyack
Top Pick: 1969 Keep America Beautiful Stamp Earrings

These funky chic earrings, made from a 1969 American stamp, feature an image of a picturesque highway with blooming flowers alongside it. While they’re not the standard bauble, mom will love the vintage spirit behind them. P.S. The stamp dates back to the same year that Woodstock went down, which means these beauties are ideal for any mom who attended the peace and love fest.

T&J Handcrafted Soap

Location: Troy
Top Pick: Victorian Rose Lotion

Is Mom’s fragrance collection the stuff of legend? Keep the sweet smells going with a lovely lotion from T&J Handcrafted Soap. The Troy-based brand uses natural ingredients like beeswax, which seals moisture, and avocado oil, which nourishes the skin. As for the scent, Victorian rose is a little romantic and perfectly floral.


Location: Kingston
Top Pick: Mother’s Day Card

Give mom the next step up from a store-bought card by scribbling a thoughtful message into this Art Deco card. Although this particular card is ideal for the holiday, Wishbone sells a number of sassier options as well. Even if you stick with this one for mom, do a quick browse through the brand’s Etsy shop for future funny notes to friends and family.