Last Minute Shopping? Shop Local!

Does anyone else feel like the holidays came out of nowhere this year?! Scrambling to finish up (or start) your shopping? We have so many amazing places in the Hudson Valley to shop local for everyone you need to buy for. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to hit this week.

 

Sierra Lily
1955 South Rd (Rte 9)
South Road Square
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

A wonderful and large gift shop to buy for any woman in your life. They have everything from clothing and jewelry, to candles and housewares. Not to mention they have a big selection of Vera Bradley items and Alex and Ani jewelry, possibly the biggest in our area.

 

Elizabeth Boutique
35 Collegeview Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

A rare gem to find such an upscale and hip boutique in Poughkeepsie. With sweater, scarves, and PJs to choose from, as well as jewelry, shoes, and a large selection of Thymes scents (the best smelling Balsam Fir candle you’ll ever burn), this store is worth checking out. The staff always greets you with a warm welcome and they have a hot cocoa station when you first walk in to shake that Winter chill while you shop. Bonus: The owners dog Freddy is usually here hanging out on his bed being the most chill and friendly dog on the planet.

 

Darkside Records
611 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

The largest selection of vinyls, CDs, and turntables for that music lover in your life. They also buy and sell used items so you can find some pretty rare pieces here. They create a fun atmosphere by having live music while you shop!

 

Crossroads Gift Store
1122 Route 82
Hopewell Jct, NY 12533

 

The cutest gift shop, and closest to our B&B, Crossroads has a unique selection of gifts. There’s so much to choose from, between kids gifts, jewelry (a variety of collections), housewares, clothing, and so much more; you could potentially do all your shopping here. The owner is very welcoming and they offer to gift wrap your purchases at no extra cost.

 

Beacon Bath & Bubble
458 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508

 

An entire store dedicated to all things bath related. You can find unique bath bombs, salts, loofas, soaps, and more with different scents and shapes to choose from. Think ‘Bath & Bath Works’ but locally owned and operated. This is the perfect store to shop for those who need, or love to, relax and unwind.

 

Vintage: Beacon
478 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508

 

A carefully curated vintage and designers clothing consignment and resale boutique. Here you can find vintage designer garments that you can’t find anywhere else. This shop is stocked with high quality fabrics that are carefully selected by the owner herself.

 

Dream in Plastic
177 Main St
Beacon, NY 12508

 

Here you can shop a unique selection of toys, fun housewares, snarky cards, delicious scents, vintage cameras and more. You could spend hours in this store looking over every fun piece they have on their shelves. You could shop here for everyone in your life from age 2 and up!

 

Alto Music
1676 Route 9
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

 

The most complete music store in the world. They have the lowest prices around and the most insane collection of musical instruments, DJ equipment, and instrument parts. Walking into this store is nothing short of magical. Alto is the perfect store for that person who can’t go anywhere without playing sweet tunes. When you walk in the front door, there’s a wall of local businesses that repair, teach, and showcase, which are great resources for those who need that guitar fixed or haven’t played that drum set they got last year because they haven’t been taught yet.

 

Beekman Pharmacy
2540 Route 55
Poughquag, NY 12570

 

Don’t let the word ‘pharmacy’ fool you. This place is a mecca for amazing gifts! Their service is top-notch and they take pride in their community by offering local artisans work in their store. You can find seasonal gifts, clothing, jewelry, and of course, your everyday needs (which could be great for stocking stuffers).

 

These are just the tip of the iceberg here in the Hudson Valley. We have a plethora of locally owned restaurants, spas, breweries, wineries, retail shops and much more! Stop by any of these retailers to check out their selection or purchase a gift card this holiday season. Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays.