Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts in Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties

Need a last minute gift for Valentine’s Day? Whatever your partner likes, chances are you can find something in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Check out these four options that you can find in Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties.

For the chocolate lover

Krause’s Chocolates, which has locations in Rhinebeck, Saugerties and New Paltz, has special hours this weekend for Valentine’s Day. For the holidays, the chocolatier has chocolate lollipops in the shape of hearts or roses, chocolate hearts wrapped in foil, edible chocolate heart boxes filled with foil hearts, and much more .

At their Saugerties branch, hours of operation for this weekend are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For New Paltz and Rhinebeck, both stores will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

For more information, including store offers, visit

Go: Kraues Chocolates, 41 South Partition St., Saugerties; 845-246-8377. 2 Church St., New Paltz; 845-255-1272. 6423 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck; 845-876-3909. [email protected];

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A look inside Flora Good Times in Beacon.

For the plant lover

Although it’s too late to order their Valentine’s Day bouquets, Flora Good Times in Beacon is where you can find a variety of unique plants, including String of Hearts, Pearls and Jade Pothos, and many more. others. The florist also offers dried flowers, planters and other items for the home.

Go: Flora Good Times, 197 Main Street, Beacon; 845-219-5434; [email protected]; Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.

Browse the tea-lined walls of Harney & Sons to find your next favorite flavor.

For the tea drinker

Shoppers can find Harney & Sons tea in local stores but, for Valentine’s Day, why not go straight to the source? Although they don’t currently offer tastings in their tasting room, the tea room has a lounge with 250 varieties of tea.

Tea mixers also have a Valentine’s Day blend – a black tea with rose petals, chocolate and vanilla – as well as a 2022 Valentine’s Day gift which includes a box of Valentine’s Day tea. Valentine’s Day and sugar lip candies.

Go: 13 Main Street, Millerton; 518-789-2121; [email protected]; Store Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tea Bar Hours: Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A view of City Winery Hudson Valley, a project that revitalized a former industrial site in Montgomery.

For the wine lover

Across the river in Montgomery, Orange County, City Winery offers a few days of tastings and pairings.

On Sundays, the winery hosts Galentine Day where patrons can enjoy light bites paired with wine and learn how to create a variety of wine spritzes for $60 a ticket. On Monday, the winery will host a chocolate and wine pairing for $60 a ticket. Later in the week, on Thursday February 17, there will be a wine and cheese pairing at $50 per person and on Thursday February 24 there will be a beer and cheese tasting at $45 per person. All events start at 5:45 p.m.

For all events, guests must be at least 21 years old. For the full list of events, information and to purchase tickets, visit

Go: City Winery Hudson Valley, 23 Factory St., Montgomery; 845-424-0222.

Heather Clark covers business openings and closings in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. Keep up to date with the latest whereabouts by joining our Facebook group at What’s going there Westchester, Rockland, Putnam. Contact Clark by email, [email protected]

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