2023 Westchester Holiday Gift Guide
The 2023 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
Westchester designer Sara Annapolen recently launched a fun Upcycled Collection with stylized denim jackets and shirts. Purchase one online, or reach out to Sara to customize one for your loved one for the holidays. Sara Joy can be found online and at Lilies & Lace, 400 Main St #3, Armonk, NY 10504.
For all things beauty, check out Duchess. You’ll find a range of curated and high-end skincare, bath, hair, and make-up products at this Bedford-based location. Some picks include Olverum Bath Oil, $110; Grounding Stone, $45; and a variety of candles. Shop online or in person. 641 Old Post Rd, Bedford, NY 10506
Find a beautiful assortment of vintage and handcrafted jewerly pieces from A D’Zine. Created by Westchester mom Melissa Panszi Riebe you’ll find a range of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Prices start at $30 and up. Find A D’Zine online.
Say yes to accessories from the House Of 29 Lifestyle Boutique By Sarah. Some fun finds include the Netali Nissim Mini Hoop Earrings Turquoise Enamel & Sterling Silver Yellow Gold Clad, $270; the Lele Sadoughi Blue Geo Stretch Bangle, $165, and My First Baobab Saint-Tropez, $70, to name a few options. House Of 29 Lifestyle Boutique By Sarah, 39 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514.
Give mom a new gift this holiday season from a Westchester author. Check out “Reflect and Reset: An Embrace Your Life Journal” by Fran Hauser. This empowering journal is designed to help readers live more intentionally via guided visualizations, writing down wins, or prioritizing what really matters. A great companion to her best-selling book, “Embrace the Work, Love Your Career: A Guided Workbook for Realizing Your Career Goals with Clarity, Intention, and Confidence.”
For fiction, try Friends With Issues By Meredith Berlin and If a Poem Could Live and Breathe: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt’s First Love By Mary Calvi. Get these books and other finds at Scattered Books (29 King St, Chappaqua, NY 10514); Katonah Reading Room (19 Edgemont Rd, Katonah, NY 10536); Booksy Galore, (67 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY 10576); or Bronx River Books ( 37 Spencer Pl, Scarsdale, NY 10583).
Find 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.
Find a selection of books, home goods, records, puzzles, food and drinks, and much more at the Hamlet British Shop. For kids, check out Apples to Zeppelin, $10.95 and a Super Scotland Activity Book, $9.95. For adults, check out The Little Book of David Bowie, $8.95 and Britain in a Bottle, $19.99. Shop online or in person, Hamlet British Shop, 23 South Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY 10549.
GIFTS FOR DADS
Find all things sports-related for Dad at Hickory and Tweed. Find high-quality ski jackets, hat gloves, and accessories. Spring for a high-end gift with a new bike such as the Cannondale Topstone Gravel Bike. 410 Main St, Armonk, NY 10504.
Get dad some grown-up and playful socks from Soxfords. You’ll find intricate patterns and fine embroideries across a wide variety of themes such as “Man the Helm,” $26; Superdad, $26, or “The City” NYC, $26. 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. Shop online for this Westchester-based brand.
This Mount Kisco store offers modern essentials for men. Get Dad the Naadam Cashmere Hat with Tipping, $130 or the cozy Joe’s Jeans Jogger Knit Shirt, $168. Shop online or in person. 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 baker in your life a kit from Red Velvet NYC. This Mount Kisco-based business offers a range of kits with detailed recipes. Holiday kits include Candy Cane Twists, $30; Gingerbread People, $36, and Hanukkah Cookies, $32, to name a few options. Purchase these kits (and more!) online.
Find a cute collection of headbands, recycled bags, and jewelry pieces at Sololi. Shop online for this Westchester-based business.
Westchester-based Auburn Jewelry offers many gift ideas such as The Perfect Charm, $52; The Perfect Stud, $48; the Mini Chai Charm, $48; and the Mini Mood Necklace, $188, to name a few options. Shop online.
Discover tons of gifts for your teen at Whim such as the Varley Lasson Belt Bag, $98; Matisse Zen Cozy Mule, $58; and theTaylor Swift: And The Clothes She Wears, $30, to name a few options. Whim, 55 S Moger Ave, Mt Kisco, NY 10549 and 65 Pondfield Rd South Unit, Bronxville, NY 10708.
For some non-tech games, check out The Change Game. This fast-moving tabletop board game only requires a quarter as you manipulate the board into different configurations. Fun for family game night, too. Get this Westchester-based game weplaychange.com
GIFTS FOR KIDS
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 My First Paper Mache Kit, $32; the Deluxe Kitchen Playset, $175; and the Learn with Lights Black Piano Stool, $160, 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 in Chappaqua. Some cute finds include the Angel Dear Crayon Dinos Lounge Wear Set, $46 or the Chaser Tweenswear Loungewear Lucky Charms Set, $52. Shop online or in person. hip-kid, 77 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514.
Get your child a handmade and customized piece of art from Westchester mama Masha Dasha Designs. Some ideas include Star of David Custom Art, $72 and Dream Big Little One, $85, to name a few options. Shop online.
GIFTS FOR HOSTS/HOME
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 Iringa Baskets Square Open Weave, $72 or the Beaded Coasters, $80. Shop online or in person. Luangisa African Gallery, 374 Hawthorne Terrace, Mt Vernon, NY 10552.
Find a collection of stylish, hand-dyed, and sustainable tabletop essentials from Westchester-based WhigStock Studio. Some ideas include the Cloud Fringe Napkins , $98 and the Linen Napkin Kit, $112, to name a few options. Shop online.
GIFTS FOR FOODIES
Stop in this Peekskill-based business or shop online for some creative Pie-Inspired Blondie Boxes. Each box includes a variety of mini pies such as a chocolate pecan pie, apple pie, peach cobbler, and pumpkin pie. $95 or their Anniversary Variety Box, $125. Additional sweet treats to give out include their Cake Jar Bundle, OG Layer Cake, and the Christmas Cake Box. Shop online or in person.
These might just be the best cookies (ever!) – and they also happen to be gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, and free of refined sugar. Made by a Westchester mom and chef, each order comes with 12 cookies. Varieties include The Jones Chocolate Chip Cookie or Spiced Molasses Cookies, $48. Shop online.
Get the cheese lover in your life, a curated foodie box from Bloomy. Kits include the Local Lover Gift Box with a variety of local products such as hot sauce, honey, nuts, jam, crackers, and a book. $155. 3 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.
A budding home cook or foodie will love an assortment of olive oils, vinegar, and coffee products from The Twisted Branch. They offer a range of pre-packed kits such as the Oil & Vinegar Tote Gift Box, $52; the Local Honey Market Tray, $65; and the Coffee Lovers Tray, $48. Find even more options in person and online. 24 Broadway, Valhalla, NY 10595.
Get the candy-lover in your life, a custom-made candy box from Bedford’s Bobby Pop. Options range in size where you can add the types of candy and its special message. Prices range from $20-$125. Shop online.