Holiday gifts by Hudson Valley celebrities
Not sure what to buy friends and family for the holidays? Hudson Valley celebrities such as Snooki, Jimmy Fallon and Rosie O'Donnell have items that could make great gifts for your loved ones.
"Ruthless Cuff" from Snooki Couture: Marlboro native Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, formerly of MTV's "Jersey Shore," has launched her own accessories line. Any of the items, such as the pictured bracelet ($26.99, stylequeen.com) would make a great stocking stuffer.
Multi-colored "zen doodle" created by Rosie O'Donnell: The longtime Nyack resident has an Etsy featuring her artwork, including this 4 X 4 doodle, which has her signature on the front and the back. By gifting one of O'Donnell's art pieces, you're also giving to charity: all sales from her Etsy page are donated to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation and are matched by O'Donnell herself. ($100, etsy.com/shop/rosieodonnell)
Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio: Give your loved ones the gift of "Turtle Time" with a bottle of white wine from "Real Housewives of New York City" star Ramona Singer, who is a Rhinebeck native ($14.99, www.thewinebuyer.com).
Simply Vera Vera Wang hobo handbag: Vera Wang, who owns a home in Pound Ridge, has an affordable clothing and accessories line at Kohl's. This handbag will make a stylish gift for the fashionistas on your gift list ($54.99, kohls.com).
"The Tucci Cookbook": Oscar-nominated actor Stanley Tucci was raised and currently resides in Westchester County. His new cookbook, a celebration of two generations of the Italian-American Tucci family, features nearly 200 recipes ($22.23, amazon.com).
The Joan Rivers Simply the Best Hinged Bangle Watch: Joan Rivers, a Larchmont native, has quite an extensive accessories line on QVC, including a collection of stylish yet affordable watches ($38.16, QVC.com).
Pee-wee Playsuit Tee: Fans of Pee-wee Herman would delight in wearing his signature outfit as a novelty tee shirt ($30, peewee.kungfustore.com). The man behind Pee-wee, Paul Reubens, is a Peekskill native.
"Blow Your Pants Off" CD: Former Saugerties resident Jimmy Fallon has collected the best musical comedy moments from his late-night talk show for your listening pleasure. Tracks on the album include "History of Rap" featuring Justin Timberlake and Fallon's impersonation of Neil Young singing "Whip My Hair" ($11.99, NBCUniversalStore.com).
ReVitalistic by Vanessa Williams Discovery Kit: Since the Chappaqua resident is noted for her ageless beauty, this five-piece collection of Vanessa Williams' skincare products makes an ideal gift. The collection includes Re-Quench Anti Age Defense Intensive Moisture Treatment and Re-Start Skin Serum ($52, QVC.com).
"Martha's American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation's Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast": The lifestyle guru's latest cookbook is a collection of America's most popular and iconic dishes, as well the stories and traditions behind these classic meals. A must-have for any food lover ($21.74, amazon.com).