When you give someone a gift that's been handmade by an artisan or a small business, there's a wave of love going around. The maker directly feels the appreciation of their craft and the support of your patronage; the recipient of the gift feels the special thought and attention you gave them by hand-picking something unique for them; and you feel the warmth of this very personal transaction, knowing you've turned something that's been made with love to something that's been gifted with love.
In support of the truly amazing shops and artisans of the Great Western Catkills area, we've put together a Gift Guide to help you find something special for everyone on your list. Please keep checking back as we'll be adding new gift ideas every day!
FOOD AND DRINK
Catskill Candies and Confections in Margaretville, NY - Unique and whimsical chocolate creations! Find gift sets, stocking stuffers, chocolate animals (check out the adorable cows!), cake pops and more in this adorable little shop.
Catskill Food Company in Delhi, NY - 20 varieties of 100% hormone- and antibiotic-free gourmet sausages and bacon.
FosterBuilt Coffee in Bovina, NY - Fire-roasted coffee, prepared in small batches
Roxbury Mountain Maple in Roxbury, NY - Everything maple: syrup, cream, popcorn, cotton candy and more, all made with 100% pure New York State maple syrup.
Slickepott - All natural caramel and fudge sauces, handmade by a small family business in Delhi, NY. Buy online or find it at a local retailer.
Tay Tea in Delhi, NY - Amazing custom tea blends and organic singles in elegant tin containers, exotic tea accessories, and more! Buy online, buy from a number of area retailers, or visit their shop in Delhi, NY.
Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY - Vly Creek Vodka, a handmade spirit distilled from apples and wheat.
"Christmas at Rockefeller Center," poetry by Kirby Olson (CW Books, 2015)
"Good Question," poetry by Sally Fisher (Bright Hill Press, 2015)
"Images of America: Delaware County" by Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever (Please inquire at the Delaware County Historical Association.)
"Hats Off: Notable Women of Delaware County, NY" by Mary Jane Henderson and Barbara Coleman (Please inquire at the Delaware County Historical Association.)
FOR THE HOME
Greentree Home Candle - Innovative collection of 100% pure beeswax candles in classic pillars, tapers, votives as well as fun animals, buddha heads, vintage clowns and much more.
Stephanie Charlene in Andes, NY - Ceramic art, clay works and soda fired stoneware and porcelain.
Stone and Sawyer in Delhi, NY - Stunning handcrafted stoneware table lamps available online and in the store. The store also features elegant, locally made homegoods at every price point.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Willow & Birch Apothecary - Handcrafted soaps, skincare and candles. Deliciously scented bath salts, perfume oils, lip balms and more, all lovingly handmade from pure botanical ingredients.
Catskill Botanicals - Nourishing plant-based face and body creams made with herbs and essentials oils.
"Small Works" exhibit by Roxbury Arts Group in Roxbury, NY - Art from over 25 of the most talented artists of the region, each piece is sized 12"12" or less and priced $300 or less
"Holiday Heist: Art So Affordable It's A Steal" exhibit by Longyear Gallery in Margaretville, NY - Watercolors, prints, monotypes, photographs, drawings, ceramics and more to buy and take home with you!
TOYS AND AMUSEMENT
Pinkey Puzzles in Andes, NY - "Catskill Mountain Seasons", 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Available online.
GIFT CERTIFICATES & MORE
Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in Highmount, NY - Season passes, tickets, lessons
Plattekill Mountain Ski Resort in Roxbury, NY - Season passes, tickets, lessons
Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY - Membership