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Thistle Wrap in indigo and cream by Liamolly

With Mother's Day right around the corner on May 8, the search is on to find a gift that tells the special mamas in your life that you're thankful they're always there for you. If you're stuck on what to gift your own mom, your kiddos' mama, or any of your other favorite motherly figures, we've rounded up seven Hudson Valley women artists and artisans whose beautiful, creative, and thoughtfully made wares will light up their day.

1. Mary MacGill, Germantown


Mary MacGill’s creative journey began at the age of 13, when tea with her mentor Kazuko Oshima—a ground-breaking jeweler who sold her crystal, stone, and wire pieces exclusively at Barneys—instilled her desire to become a jewelry designer. Inspired by Oshima’s work and her family home on the ocean on Block Island, Rhode Island, MacGill’s line of minimal jewelry features pearls and smooth semi-precious stones gracefully suspended on wire.

After her inclusion in the first Field + Supply inspired her to move upstate, she opened her studio on Main Street in Germantown in one half of a former dry goods store she shares with furniture maker Michael Robbins.


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Featuring irregularly shaped pearls laced with thin hammered gold fill wire, MacGill’s Baroque Pearl collection is anything but your grandmother’s tidy strand of baubles—and feels all the more authentic for it. If your mama’s style tends toward the more colorful, the Amber Ring or Lapis Drop Necklace might be right up her alley.


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2. Liamolly, Shandaken

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Forest Fern Wrap by Liamolly

Named after founder Seema Sudan’s son Liam and daughter Molly, Liamolly is a family-designed and -made collection of modern jacquard knitted wraps featuring patterns inspired by the beauty of nature—from butterflies to ferns, animal prints, and more. The wraps are made of buttery soft Italian spun 100% Egyptian cotton designed to be easy to take care of. Each piece is designed, programmed, and knit in their studio (located in a former general store/post office) on a computerized knitting machine, then hand stitched and pre-washed to bring out the incredible hand-feel.


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For those who love a bold, artistic pattern, the Thistle Wrap in indigo and cream is sure to wow. Looking for something with classic appeal that will pair with almost anything she has in her closet? The Forest Fern Wrap, with its subtle plant-inspired pattern, will become an everyday fave in no time.


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3. Hops Petunia, Kingston


Founded in 2014 by former graphic designer Kelli Galloway, Hops Petunia specializes in floral design services, but also has a picturesque brick-and-mortar shop located in the historic Rondout section of Kingston. The shop is stocked with fresh seasonal flowers sourced from local growers, so the available blooms will vary from week to week. With a delivery range that stretches over a wide swath of the Hudson Valley, Hops Petunia provides one of the best available options for sending locally sourced flowers in the area.


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Want to make a statement? The Send Love with Flowers - Early Spring is a bounty of blooms gathered in a vase for your mom to keep. Or, if she already has a cupboard overflowing with vases and jars, keep it simple and just send the bouquet. (Good to note: Since their sourcing practices are local and highly seasonal, product images are there to give you a feel for the size and spirit of the arrangement.)


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4. Cocorau, Kingston

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Superlative Beauty Powder from Cocorau features crushed pearls for a luminescent effect

Cocorau founder and native Austrian Constanze Zeller spent most of her career as a makeup artist in New York City. Traveling for assignments around the world, she became acquainted with the sustaining powers of raw nutrients and adaptogenic herbs, and founded Cocorau, a line of adaptogenic elixirs and raw cacao bites after she brought her confections to a photo shoot to great response. In 2018, Zeller moved her production to 7 Miles to Kingston, a 300-year-old stone house and accompanying barn that she fully restored and transformed into a retreat and events venue.


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With super-powered ingredients like antioxidant-rich goji berries, Tremella and Chaga mushrooms for cellular renewal, and crushed pearls for an illuminating effect that helps regenerate collagen, the Superlative Beauty Powder is the ultimate gift of self-care.


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5. Arc Ceramics, West Kill

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Faceted Vessels by Arc Ceramics

Sarah Mitchell-Davison is a ceramic artist and designer living and working in West Kill, NY.

With a BA in Fine Art, she got her start in interior design and transitioned into fashion working as a leather goods accessories designer in New York City for several years before discovering ceramics. Inspired by the medium, she started to develop a small line of tableware and art objects. Mitchell-Davison uses traditional wheel and hand-building techniques to design and produce her functional and minimal ceramic pieces that take inspiration from urban landscapes, nature, art, and design.


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If your mom always has a vase of fresh flowers on the table or loves to bring in buds from the garden, the Faceted Vase will definitely delight. It has room enough for a few stems, and the graceful, organic-feeling design will stand out as an object of art in its own right. If her home is more a greenhouse in the making, the Small Stoneware Planter will serve as the perfect container for the new plant friend she’s already thinking about picking up at the nursery or garden center this spring.

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6. Willow Deep Studio, Rosendale


After a decade in the New York City music industry, Brenna Chase realized she was ready to turn the tables and claim the creative role for herself. After receiving her certification in historic preservation and restoration in Astoria, Oregon, Chase moved back to New York and began honing her skills in the historic arts of stained glass and gold leaf. After moving upstate in 2018, Chase found space to open her own workshop, Willow Deep Studio, in Rosendale and was finally able to combine both of her artforms under one roof.


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Celebrate the Mothers Day season in style with cheery, artful stained glass pieces like the Celestial Corner Panel - Sunburst or Forsythia Suncatcher.


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7. Paco & Lucia, Kingston

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Sisters and animal lovers Alejandra and Pauline Martinez launched their line of pet clothing, Paco & Lucia, in 2016. Born in Peru and having lived throughout their lives in South America, Europe, and the US, they wanted to design a line that combined their own various fashion influences, and honored the beauty of their country and its people. From jackets and tees to bandanas, leashes, toys, and more, Paco & Lucia seamlessly combines timeless fashion styles with the richness of Peruvian textile designs. The company also donates a portion of all sales to shelter and rescue organizations to help care for homeless and mistreated animals.


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If the mama in your life is never without her canine best friend at her side, all of Paco & Lucia’s gifts are sure to be a hit. The Nikki Reversible Coat will help keep Fido clean and cozy on their daily walks and with the Fiesta Bandana, they’ll be the most stylish pup on the block.


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