I gave bottles of their handmade spirits (specifically the Ice Glen Vodka and Greylock Gin).
This year they have a few new selections out, so be sure to check your local liquor stores to see what's in stock. Check their site for cocktail recipes to top it off.
Produced solely from apples, and triple-distilled by Harvest Spirits in nearby Valatie, N.Y., this fresh, mildly tart liquor makes a good gift or the perfect holiday toast.
Even as someone without a prominent sweet tooth, I can be won over by chocolatier Joshua Needleman's handiwork. Personalized boxes of his unique truffles and bars are a perfect treat... and while you're there, grab a quick mug of his famed hot chocolate.
I love cards and stationery, not only does Museum Facsimiles offer beautiful antique letterpress cards to send to loved ones, but their small box sets make excellent stocking-stuffers.
December 4-5, from 11am-5pm
40-50 Melville St.
December 4, 10 am-5 pm
December 5, 10 am-3 pm
Stockbridge Town Offices
50 Main St.
Though local shopping may require you to think outside the box a bit, it often won't stretch the budget and is a simple way to give personalized gifts and support the creative economy.