The December issue of Hudson Valley Connoisseur magazine features 72 ideas for wonderful (and local!) gifts. We've listed items for booklovers, fashionistas and foodies, among others. We included big gifts that will impress, small gifts that say "thank you" and many items that are unique to the region.
One suggestion that didn't make it into the article (only due to its timing) was this one: Blow your own ornament, with master glassblower John Gilvey at Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon. Wow, what a great idea for a unique present! It costs $25 (per) and the opportunity is taking place until the end of the year on Saturdays (from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and on Sundays (from 12:30 to 5 p.m.) Those ages 7 and older can participate. You must sign up in advance for a 15-minute slot by calling 845 440-0068 during the weekdays. Groups are welcome.
Hudson Beach Glass is located at 162 Main Street, Beacon.