Find the perfect gift for every Upstate New Yorker on your holiday shopping list

With less than 40 days left until Christmas, if you’re still looking for the perfect Upstate New York holiday gift for that special someone on your list, we have a few ideas.

The products on the list below are inspired by the places we call home or made by the people who live there. With these gift ideas you can feel good about buying local, showcasing some New York pride and celebrating the best of the Empire State.

“I’m from the other New York” sticker from MouthyBroadCo. Screenshot from

Tired of telling people there is more to New York than New York City? Let this sticker from MouthyBroadCo do the talking. From stickers to magnets to keychains, this artist carries lots of sassy and spicy designs.


Northgoods offers a full line of Upstate NY inspired clothing. Screenshot from Etsy.

Based in New York, Northgoods Co offers a whole line of beanies, clothing, bags, phone cases and more. Show off your Northern NY love with Adirondack, Potsdam, Central NY, and Upstate NY designs.

Visit the NorthgoodsCo shop

Beekman 1802 Advent Calendar

Beekman 1802 Advent Calendar for 2021. Screenshot from

A charming little shop in a charming little Upstate NY town, Beekman 1802 is offering their annual advent calendar with their best selling goat milk goodies for face and body. This year, the packaging turns into a shadow box featuring a light up scene of their mercantile in Sharon Springs, NY. It’s the same shop they transformed in 2020 into a “Schitt’s Creek” Rose Apothecary pop-up shop in collaboration with the popular TV series.

Visit the Beekman 1802 holiday shop

Adirondack High Peaks Poster

Adirondack High Peaks Sticker poster by Heck Yes Studio. Screenshot from

Whether you’re climbing the high peaks in the Adirondacks or the Catskills, burning through the Fire Tower Challenge, or sipping through all of the wineries in the Finger Lakes, Rochester based Heck Yes Studio has the sticker map for you.

Visit the Heck Yes Studio shop

Small stripes basket

Small stripes basket from MINNA. Screenshot from

Flexible and durable, woven baskets of all sizes from MINNA are crafted with recycled yarn made of 70% plastic bottles and 30% cotton mixed with a 100% jute to create texture and contrast. MINNA is based in Hudson, NY and collaborates with master artisans in Central and South America.

Visit the MINNA shop

Buffalo shirt

Buffalo shirt by Pasteurized Tees. Screenshot from

When you get as much snow as some parts of Upstate New York do, you just have to lean into it with this snow shovel Buffalo shirt. Pasteurized Tees out of Buffalo, NY has a whole line of shirts dedicated to the Queen City and its surrounding areas.

Visit the Pasteurized Tees Store

Ellicottville Pennant

Ellicottville Pennant by Oxford Pennant. Screenshot from

Made in Buffalo, NY, the Oxford Pennant company offers scores of custom felt pennants with Upstate New York designs like this shout out to Ellicottville. Find Buffalo, Rochester, Adirondack, and Upstate New York designs among many other cities in their shop.

Visit the Oxford Pennant shop

"The Christmas Owl" book

“The Christmas Owl” by Ellen Kalish and Gideon Sterer is based on the true story of an Upstate New York baby owl who traveled to New York City in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Screenshot from

A little owl from Upstate New York has inspired a new children’s holiday story in “The Christmas Owl.” A petite saw-whet owl was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree last year, after its home in a 75-foot Norway spruce when it was cut down in Oneonta, N.Y., last year.

Buy “The Christmas Owl” book

NYS Park Checklist

NYS Park Checklist by unfinishedartsstudio. Screenshot from

Is there someone on your list who loves to visit Upstate New York parks? This list of New York State Parks lets you check them off as you go. Choose from two different designs by Unfinished Art Studio.

Visit the Unfinished Art Studio shop

MacKenzie Childs

New Scottish Bouquet holiday plates from MacKenzie-Childs. Screenshot from

Located in Aurora, NY, MacKenzie-Childs offers unique home decor, including all new items for the 2021 holiday season.

Visit the MacKenzie-Childs store

Borscht Belt mug

Borscht Belt mug by Borscht Belt Souvenirs. Screenshot from

The foothills of the Catskills were once filled with ritzy Jewish resorts and became colloquially known as the “Borscht Belt,” though most of the vacation lodges are gone, the name remains. Borscht Belt Souvenirs offers original Catskills swag and other vintage items.

Visit the Borscht Belt Souvenirs shop

Syracuse is Magical pillow

Syracuse is Magical pillow by FreshVibeTees. Screenshot from

Central New York’s Syracuse gets a colorful design with local company Fresh Vibe Tees on this pillow. This design and other Syracuse and Upstate NY styles come in hats, shirts, and more.

Visit the Fresh Vibes Tee store

Hiking Waterfalls New York

Hiking Waterfalls New York: A Guide To The State’s Best Waterfall Hikes. Screenshot from

From the top of the Adirondack Northway to the precipitous drop that creates Niagara Falls, “Hiking Waterfalls in New York State” provides all of the information readers need to find their way to waterfalls. Find detailed directions and historical facts of over 200 of the state’s best waterfalls on more than 100 hikes.

Buy “Hiking Waterfalls in New York State”

Vintage NY Travel Posters

Vintage inspired NY Travel Posters by Lionheart Graphics. Screenshot from

Lionheart Graphics has a collection of beautifully designed vintage style travel poster designs featuring places like the Adirondacks, the Hudson River Valley, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and more. Get these Potsdam, NY products as full sized posters, postcards or magnets.

Visit the Lionheart Graphics store

Upstate NY shirt

Upstate New York shirt by River Valley Ink. Screenshot from

Based in Cortlandt Manor, River Valley Ink is full of Upstate NY pride with designs for the Adirondacks, Catskills, Hudson Valley, the Gunks, and more. They even offer clothing featuring arguable Upstate New York’s most famous resident: Bigfoot.

Visit the River Valley Ink store

"Backroads and Byways of Upstate New York"

“Backroads and Byways of Upstate New York” by Christine Smyczynski. Screenshot from

From the well-known to the little-known, “Backroads and Byways of Upstate New York” is a guidebook for adventures around state whether you are new to the area or have lived here all your life. With maps for every region, it’s a great road trip companion.

Buy “Backroads and Byways of Upstate New York”

Albany's Nipper glass

Nipper Albany pint glass from Breakout Press Co. Screenshot from

Created as the mascot of the RCA Victor talking machine, Nipper the dog is an iconic landmark on the Albany skyline. This Nipper glass from Breakout Press Co. is just one of many Albany inspired creations from this shop. You can also find other Capital Region spots like Troy and Schenectady represented here. For those who love Upstate NY phonetics, check out the “Skua-nek-tuh-dee” tee from the same shop.

Visit the Breakout Press Co shop

Shawangunk Ridge Art Beanie

Shawangunk Ridge Art Beanie by Nightingale Trails. Screenshot from

Show off New Paltz pride with plenty of Shawangunk Ridge items from beanies to hats to shirts and tanks. These mountain inspired designs by Nightingale Trails also extend to the Catskills and Adirondacks.

Visit the Nightingale Trails shop

"Upstate Uncovered"

“Upstate Uncovered: 100 Unique, Unusual, and Overlooked Destinations in Upstate New York” by Chuck D’Imperio. Screenshot from

An exciting travel guide for Upstate New York road warriors, history lovers, and tourists, “Upstate Uncovered: 100 Unique, Unusual, and Overlooked Destinations in Upstate New York” by Chuck D’Imperio lists an array of fun and amazing places that a casual traveler just might miss.

Buy “Upstate Uncovered”

Ithaca Tie Dyes

Ice tie dye hoodie from Ithaca Tie Dyes. Screenshot from

Get groovy with a whole array of tie dye options from Ithaca Tie Dyes. From dresses and dusters to hoodies, union suits, shower curtains and more, some of their designs are dyed with ice.

Visit the Ithaca Tie Dyes shop

Herkimer diamond ring

Herkimer diamond ring by CreativeRootsCNY. Screenshot from

Straight out of the Herkimer Diamond Mines, local artist CreativeRootsCNY makes diamond rings and earrings with raw diamonds she dug herself.

Visit the CreativeRootsCNY shop

Mount Marcy linen spray

Mount Marcy linen spray by Pure Placid. Screenshot from

Freshen fabrics with fragrant linen and room spray made with water from the Adirondacks by Pure Placid. This Mount Marcy scent is inspired by the creator’s childhood spent near the tallest peak in the Adirondack Mountains.

Visit the Pure Placid shop

Gingerbread cookie tea

Gingerbread cookie tea by The Whistling Kettle from Troy, NY. Screenshot from

Sip a cup of tea with delicious flavors like gingerbread cookie, apple cider donut, cotton candy, pumpkin chai and more from Troy-based shop The Whistling Kettle. Their shop sells scores of teas, tea cups and kettles, and even offers a tea of the month club.

Visit The Whistling Kettle shop

Rochester Garbage Plate poster

Rochester Garbage Plate poster by Andrew Colaprete. Screenshot from

If your special someone’s love of meat sauce and garbage plates runs deep, check out these Rochester designs by Andrew Colaprete. He offers two designs honoring the city’s iconic cuisine.

Visit Andrew Colaprete’s shop

Genesee Beer can candle

Genesee Beer Can candle by 716 Candle Co. Screenshot from

New York’s oldest brewery shines in these Genesee beer can candles by 716 Candle Co. While you can get them beer scented, they offer other scents such as Christmas pine, snickerdoodle, and coffee. Find these and other popular beers and sodas in their full collection. Sadly no Utica Club candles, yet.

Visit the 716 Candle Co. shop

"Upstate New York Off the Beaten Path: A Guide To Unique Places"

“Upstate New York Off the Beaten Path: A Guide To Unique Places” by Susan Finch. Screenshot from

Make your next Upstate New York adventure plans with “Upstate New York Off the Beaten Path: A Guide To Unique Places.” Instead of going to the same old tourist spots, find something special, unusual, and unexpected with this guidebook.

Buy “Upstate New York Off the Beaten Path: A Guide To Unique Places”

I'd Rather Be Upstate shirt

I’d Rather Be Upstate shirt by Almost Local Co. Screenshot from

For Upstaters and wannabe Upstaters, let everyone know the place to be with this raglan tee by Almost Local Co. Made by the same team as the half moon cookie Christmas ornament, these purveyors are full of Upstate NY pride.

Visit the AlmostLocalCo shop

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