2022 Westchester Holiday Gift Guide
The 2022 Westchester Holiday Gift Guide is here! We hope you enjoy this guide that’s packed with gift ideas – all from Westchester stores and local businesses.
GIFTS FOR MOMS/FRIENDS
Discover a special gift for the mom in your life from KAHLO Collective, an eco-luxe oasis offering natural apothecary, slow fashion, items for the home, jewelry, spiritual wellness, and more. Some finds for the holidays include The Sankalapa Project – I am Love Mala Necklace, $93; Turkish Bath Robes, $80; Protection Prayer Crystal Candle, $26 and much more. More items available in store. KAHLO Collective, 65 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576.
Visit The Collective by JABFIT in Chappaqua for your for curated fitness finds for moms. Some finds for holiday include the Alo Glow Discovery Set, $48 (includes six products, plus zip pouch); the Beach Riot Lily Jacket, a soft fleece jacket featuring throwback black and white graphics that’s great for late fall/early winter, $198, and soft pink, one-pound Bala Bangles that adds resistance to a power walk or a workout, $50/pair. The Collective by JABFIT, 10 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514.
Give mom a new gift this holiday season from a Westchester author. Pre-order a copy of “Embracing the Calm in the Chaos: How to Find Success in Business and Life Through Perseverance, Connection, and Collaboration” by Stacy Igel, founder of BOY MEETS GIRL®, who shares her journey about the highs and lows of creating a business. A great guide for entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, and established entrepreneurs looking for insight from Stacy and inspiration.
Get “Unboxed: Essays on Learning to Trust Myself to Stop Doing the Things I Hate” by Lauren Schwarzfeld. Part memoir, part advice book, this book is 100% unapologetic as Lauren shares stories of her own “unboxing” through her career, relationships, school, friendships, etc and what she learned along the way. Funny, honest, and completely raw, the essays get to the heart of how Lauren rewrote her story as she guides readers to do the same. Have a notebook nearby to jot down notes and musings you pick up throughout the book.
For some page-turning and suspenseful fiction, check out Katie Sise’s book, “We Were Mothers.” The novel follows what happens when a woman goes missing, and the secrets of two seemingly perfect families. This thriller will keep you guessing about what happened to Cora O’Connell and her daughter as secret after secret comes to the surface.
Westchester native Fran Hauser recently released her latest book, “Embrace the Work, Love Your Career: A Guided Workbook for Realizing Your Career Goals with Clarity, Intention, and Confidence.” A follow-up to Fran’s “The Myth of the Nice Girl,” this book provides guidance through advice and tips, exercises, and creative prompts to help you create a specific career action plan. A great resource, the book gives readers some inner work “homework” to help readers unlock their full potential.
Get these books and other finds at Scattered Books, 29 King St, Chappaqua, NY 10514; Katonah Reading Room, 19 Edgemont Rd, Katonah, NY 10536; or Booksy Galore, 67 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576.
You can also get an assortment of beautiful art books, cookbooks, non-fiction, fiction, and books for kids, curated by Picture Book NY at Yellow Studio. Yellow Studio, 792 Route 35, Cross River, NY 10518. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
For a simplistic beauty gift, get mom the Le Trio Set from Doré. Made in France, Le Trio offers a gentle, effective, and super simple skincare routine featuring Le Cleanser, a gentle cleanser; La Crème, a hydrating moisturizer; and Le Baume, powerhouse balm that restores and repairs dry or chapped skin. The line is also free of parabens, silicones, sulfates, and EWG Verified, $62. wearedore.com
Get ready for summer or a winter getaway with some vibrant essentials from Sara Joy. Some fun gift items include the Blue Marble Geo Dress, $250; Blue Marble Geo Caftan: $175, and the Painted Paisley Maxi Caftan $250. Sara Joy can be found online and at Lilies & Lace, 400 Main St #3, Armonk, NY 10504.
Visit The Sustainable Haven, a beautiful rustic lifestyle shop and café for a meaningful gift for mom. Some finds include Bryar Wolf Throw Blankets, $120; Carter & Jane Everything Body Oil, $52; Skeem Candles, Matches, and Incense, $24-$48; and the Wolfum Studio Trays, to name a few options. The Sustainable Haven, 792 NY-35, Cross River, NY 10518.
Shop brands like Alo, Silver&Sage, Satya Jewelry, Dr. Hauschka, B YOGA, and more at The Boutique at O2 Living Sanctuary. You can also gift yoga and pilates classes or spa services such as massages, Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Treatments, Reflexology, and more. Shop in person on December 1st for their holiday shopping night with light refreshments. O2 Living Sanctuary, 792 Cross River Road, Cross River, NY 10518.
Get mom a pair of the beautiful Gold Evil Eye Earrings, $105; Sleep Silk Mask, $42; or book services from Home Beauty Wellness such as Red Light Therapy or Energy Healing. Home Beauty Wellness, 39 King Street Chappaqua, NY 10514.
Say yes to accessories from the House Of 29 Lifestyle Boutique By Sarah. Some fun finds include the Lele Sadoughi Heart Rainbow Jelly Heart Gloves, $125; the Lele Sadoughi Emerald Wool Felt Beret, $75, and the Kris Nations Crystal Huggie Hoop Earring, $53, to name a few options. House Of 29 Lifestyle Boutique By Sarah, 39 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514.
The Lola is your go-to shop for fashion and accessories. Some finds for gifts include the Hunter Green and Gold Stretch,$26.00; Venus Clutch, $68; or a cozy Cotton Cashmere Hoodie, $165. The Lola New York, 396 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605.
Get your loved one the Ultimate Natural Detox and Hydration Package. This package includes a dry bamboo brush, along with a travel bag that can be used for brushing before a shower. The kit also includes a Coconut Oil Scrub for gentle exfoliatation and a Conscious Coconut Ool that’s deep conditioning, immune boosting, moisturizing, anti-aging, and also helps with digestion, makeup removal, rash relief, oil pulling, stretch marks, after-sun, and heart health. This package is safe for adults, kids, and babies, $59. They also have candles, books, bath and body essentials, and services that you can book for that special person in your life.
Get artisan boho luxe jewelry inspired by Greece and handcrafted in small batches from Next Door Goddess. Each piece invites every woman to celebrate and unleash her inner Goddess such as the stunning Alissanthi Hand Crocheted and Gold Coin Statement Earrings,$175. These special earrings are all hand-crocheted, lightweight, and bold.
Discover a special skincare and beauty find for mom at Scout. Some options include the Westman Atelier Le Box featuring Lip Suede in Les Rouges and Eye Love You Mascara, $133; the Baby Edie Bag, $175; and Glasshouse Fragrance Scented Candles, $55, to name a few options. Shop online or in person. Scout, 72 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge NY 10576.
GIFTS FOR DADS
Get dad some “Art Inspired” dress socks from Marla Beth Designs. Choose from three of her signature patterns, $20.
Get dad some grown-up, yet playful socks from Soxfords. Created by husband and wife team Meredith and Ryan Kent, you’ll find intricate patterns and fine embroideries across a wide variety of themes such as Jump Shot, $24; Break Point, $24, and much more. They also have a monthly sock subscription that could be a fun gift for the sock lover in your life, $150. All socks are made with 65% premium Peruvian pima cotton, nylon, and spandex. soxfords.com
This new Mount Kisco store offers essentials for men. Find men’s dress shirts, sneakers, t-shirts, and more. Sai Liam, 12 South Moger, Avenue Mount Kisco, NY 10549
For a sporty dad, visit Sportech and check out their curated collection of athletic wear featuring all major brands. Sportech, 124 S. Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573.
GIFTS FOR TEENS
Get the budding rocker in your life a customized guitar designed by Julie Rosenberg, various prices. Note: a finished guitar takes around 14-weeks so be sure to reach out to her today to secure your order for early next year.
Westchester-based Auburn Jewelry offers many gifts options including necklaces, charms, rings, earrings, and permanent jewerly. You can visit one of the pop-ups where Auburn Jewerly will be this holiday season, or schedule a private appointment at the The Auburn Jewelry Studio. Bracelets start at $75.
Add some fun scrunchies to your daughters’ stocking from Sara Joy featuring the Blue Marble Geo Scrunchie,$25 and various style from the Scrunchie Collection, $25. All scrunchies are made with waste fabric and match cover-ups in Sara Joy’s collection.
Sliders are always fun for cozy days in. Get your teen a pair of sherpa Roam Fuzzy Slides from The Collective by JABFIT. These cozy slippers are made with luxurious faux shearling, lined in cotton fleece, and include memory foam, offering ultimate softness and a cushioned and supportive fit, $130.
You’ll find many fun finds for your teen at Whim like the Fuzzy Happy Quarter Zip, $69; PJ Salvage 2 Cool 4 School Top, $60; and the Smiley Winter Hat, $18, to name a few options. Whim, 55 S Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY 10549 and 65 Pondfield Rd South Unit, Bronxville, NY 10708.
For an advanced high tech gift for your teen, get the Meta Quest 2. This VR device/headset offers a wireless system that is more advanced with 50% more pixels and technology features that makes the players experience feel real. target.com
GIFTS FOR KIDS
Get certified nontoxic, small batch playdough and hand crafted sensory play kits for your kids from Kasel Krafts. This includes Holiday Dough to go Jars, which includes assorted holiday-themed dough and treasures, $15; a Mini Sensory Kit with themed figurines, mini toys, and loose parts such as gems, blocks, pipe cleaners, pompoms, and more for fun and exploration, $20, or the Dinosaur Sensory Kit where your budding Paleontologist can enjoy hands-on, fun with dough, a dough roller, assorted dinosaur figurines, shovel, dino eggs, and tons of loose parts, $39. kaselkrafts.com
Get the little man in your life a beautiful piece of clothing from Westchester-based designer, Tia Cibani. Some gifting ideas include the Ellsworth Padded Work Shirt, $115; the Patchwork Down Filled Vest, $185; or the Two-Tone Beanie, $65. Shop online or in person. 792 Route 35 Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River, NY 10518.
Gifts are always a fun gift for kids. You can find so many gems at local Westchester bookstores. Some finds for holiday include “5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!),” a fun book featuring fascinating facts about everything! This includes tips on toys, inventions, mysteries, robots, reptiles, sports, spies, wacky words, and much more, $19.99 of the “Animal Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps and More.” This beautiful book features thousands of animal species, 1,000 stunning photos, and engaging maps as well as information about animal homes and habitats, migration, life cycles and babies, $19.99.
Other fun books for kids include “Activity Mysteries: Please Don’t Laugh, We Lost a Giraffe, $9.99 and “Merriam-Webster’s Activity Mysteries: Follow the Stars! What Happened on Mars?” These engaging activity books are packed with puzzles, mazes, riddles, and codes designed to challenge young minds, build vocabulary, and keep kids ages 6+ entertained for hours!
Get into the holiday mode by getting your kids the North Pole Gnomes Kit. This fun kit includes a hardcover copy of “The North Pole Gnomes” and a hugable plush gnome that your kids will love all year long, $34.99.
Located in Tarrytown and Mount Kisco, All Together Now is your go-to Westchester store for all things children’s gifts. Some picks for holiday include Rock and Roll It Rainbow Piano, a portable, roll-up piano with 49 standard keys, multiple keyboard tones, multiple demo songs, record and playback feature, built-in speaker, battery and USB power supply, $65.00; Race to the Finish Marble Run, $42; Magna-Tiles, $56, or the Magnetic All-in-One Easel, $100, to name just a few options. All Together Now, 53 S. Moger Avenue, Mt. Kisco, NY and 16 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY.
Get some fun new PJs from hipKid. Some cute finds include the Iscream Happy Tie Dye Plush Pants, $40 or the Chaser Dino Pull-Over, $50. They also have clothing, toys, and gifts for babies and kids. hip-kid, 77 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514.
Get your child a handmade and customized piece of art from Masha Dasha Designs. Some ideas include Custom Full Name Wall Art, $115; Letter L, Matchbox Car Monogram, $90; and the You Are So Loved, 3D Wall Quote, $85, to name a few options. Shop online. mashadashadesigns.com
GIFTS FOR HOSTS/HOME
Get hand-painted glassware and gifts from Westchester-based 22 Kat Krafts. This includes beautiful martini glasses, $30, wine glasses, and mugs, $30. All glassware is made to order and can be customized. 22 Kat Krafts also host events where you can get your friends together for an artistic night out!
Gift the gift of Africa this holiday season with a handmade and artisan-made item from Africa at Luangisa African Gallery. Some selections include the Tonga Pattern Baskets, $40; Beaded Cameroon Shield, $32-$350; and Beaded Coasters (set of six), $80. Shop their holiday market on December 3rd and 4th in person and get 25% from 12:00pm-6:00pm, or shop online. Luangisa African Gallery, 374 Hawthorne Terrace, Mt Vernon, NY 10552
Get a collection of stylish, hand-dyed, and sustainable tabletop essentials from Westchester-based, WhigStock Studio. Some ideas include the Hand-Dyed Ribbed Placemat (set of 6), $132; Flour Sack Towel (set of two); and Fringe Napkin (set of six), $72, to name a few options. whigstockstudio.com
Get happy this holiday season with the “HAPPY” art acrylic accessory tray. $75. She also has a line of cocktail napkins, aprons and cutting boards, featuring five fun patterns, $52-$95.
Shop this Pound Ridge and Bronxville home store for a special gift such as the Grateful Engraved Ornament, $80; Black & White Alpaca Blanket, $188; or the Rose Diffuser, $275. Shop online or in person for even more gift ideas. 69 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576 and 9 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708.
GIFTS FOR FOODIES
Get the hot chocolate lover in your life some jars of Supr Cacao and Supr Cacao Mushroom Boost from Green and Tonic. Both blends are rich and chocolatey and work well with all types of milk. The mushroom boost also includes adaptogenic mushrooms for healthy aging and vitality. Complete your gift with a special mug for a comforting winter bundle. Green and Tonic Chappaqua, 75 S Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514.
Get your foodie a membership to Bloomy Cheese of the Month Club. Every month, your loved one will receive hunks of two carefully selected cheeses, a box of artisanal crackers, jam, mustard, pickles, special cheese paper, and more! Options include one-month-12 months. $50-$600. bloomydobbs.com
The foodie in your life is going to love receiving a selection of salts from Wood Fire Co. Some ideas include the savory Infused Sea Salts, featuring beef, chicken, pork, fish, roasted vegetable, and more, $16. All of these salts start with whole, fresh, and sustainable ingredients that are dehydrated to preserve their integrity then slow-smoked over a wood fire. Another delicious gift idea is the Smoked Castelvetrano Olives, a “meaty” olive that is marinated, seasoned, and slow-cooked over an open-wood-fire grill. Available at Westchester markets and online. woodfirefoodco.com.
Find a curated gift from the Hamlet British Shop for all this dedicated to England. They offer a selection of books, home goods, records, puzzles, food and drinks, and much more. For the holidays, get A Very English Alphabet Mug, $14.00; a box of Beech’s Luxury Dark Chocolates, $18.99; and the Beatles Abby Road Christmas Puzzle, $23.99. Shop online or in person, Hamlet British Shop, 23 South Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY 10549.
Get the cook in your life the hand-sewn Apron, Oven Mitts, and Pot Holder Kitenge Patch Set, $115. These aprons are handmade by women artisans in Tanzania featuring kitenge fabric, which is worn and found in East Africa, West Africa, and Central Africa. Shop their holiday market on December 3rd and 4th in person and get 25% from 12:00pm-6:00pm, or shop online. Luangisa African Gallery, 374 Hawthorne Terrace, Mt Vernon, NY 10552.
Foodies will delight in a holiday gift from Mast Market. Some ideas include the Bread Bag, $17.50; the individually handwoven Millstream Home Picnic Basket, $300.00, or a bundle of assorted Organic Chocolates, $36. Shop online or in person. Mast Market, 92 S Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY 10549.
For mushroom lovers, check out Hodgins Harvest and their selection of kits and extracts. For the holidays, opt for Mushroom Extracts, $27-$42, mushroom growing kits, $35; and some Mushroom Powders, $12. You can buy online, or visit them at a Westchester and Rockland farmers markets. hodginsharvest.com.
Created by Dr. Corrie Amos, a board-certified anesthesiologist, culinary enthusiast, and health and wellness advocate, The Spice Theory offers flavorful, small-batch spices. Get your foodie an assortment of spices such as Welcome to Jamrock, $12; Scotch on the Rocks, $12; Natual Mystic, $12; Fern Gully, $12; and the Signature Spice Box, $64 to name a few options. All of the blends are made in small and limited quantities to preserve their natural flavors. Shop online. thespicetheory.com
For local honey and maple syrup, visit The Twisted Branch in Valhalla. The honey is sourced from Hummingbird Ranch in Dutchess County and syrup from Maple Craft. In addition to these items, you can also a huge variety of infused oils, extra virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, coffee, tea, spices, sea salt, and much more. For holidays, get the Maple Syrup – “Year Round” Sample Pack, $25.95; Bread Dippers Market Tray, $75; or the Local Honey Market Tray, $49. Shop online or in person The Twisted Branch, 24 Broadway, Valhalla, NY 10595.
Get the Harry Potter fan in your life tickets to Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience where they will see the world of creatures and moments from the “Harry Potter™ and Fantastic Beasts™” films unfold before their eyes. Illuminated by a collection of colors as well as mist and sounds from the movies. Along the way you’ll see a larger-than-life model of Hagrid, Hippogriffs, Centaurs, Unicorns, Nifflers, and Arthur Weasley’s flying car. There are interactive elements as well where kids can conjure a Patronus and have a wand duel. The experience takes place from now until January 2023. All ages. Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
Enjoy this fun holiday walk-through experience filled with illuminated sculptures and larger-than-life animals. The half-mile experience will take you and your kids through six spectacular trails, such as Sparkling Light, Into the Wonderland, Magical Trees, A Great Celebration, Treats and Sweets, and Beyond the Forest. This includes a visual wonderland of over 750,000 LED lights, decorations, whimsical creatures, and tons more! Held from November 18th – December 30th, tickets are $31 per person; children ages 3-12 are $28 per person, and children under two years old are free. Harvest Moon and Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY 10560.
Enjoy a magical holiday experience like no other with an illuminated walk-through of Santa’s Village at American Christmas. This includes a 10,000-square-foot breathtaking walk-through experience of Santa’s Village with larger-than-life displays, several Dickens interactive vignettes, 50 mesmerizing animatronics, illuminated scenes, massive Christmas trees, and a section for a seated photo opportunity, which will include visits from Santa on some days. Don’t forget to stop by their Outlet before you go to score vintage decor such as bulbs to giant nutcrackers to massive wreaths at a discounted price. All tickets are $10 per person with 100% of the profits being donated to local charities, such as Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club, North East STEM Academy, and The Youth Community Outreach Program (Y-COP). Open from now until December 23rd, various times. American Christmas, 30 Warren Place, Mount Vernon, NY 10550.
Get the family a membership to Westchester Children’s Museum. Memberships range from $120-$250 a year, depending on how many people are in your party. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580.