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Find the Perfect Gift For Everyone on Your List

Unique people deserve unique gifts, and the Capital Region has tons of places to get them. Whether you're shopping for a friend who's hard to buy for, your father who never asks for anything, or your siblings who always ask for too much, you can find exactly what you need right here.

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For Him

Craft Beverages

black and red cans of craft beer

If you know what his favorite craft beverage is, then that may be the best gift to give this holiday season. From crowlers and growlers of craft beer to a bottle of wine or whisky, you can find all kinds of locally produced craft beverages in the Capital Region. Stop by one of these breweries, wineries, and distilleries and pick out something you think he would enjoy.

Restaurant Gift Card

a chicken sandwich with fries on a white plate

Many guys love to go out to eat and drink with friends. Why not give a gift card to a local Albany restaurant like the always popular City Beer Hall or The Hollow Bar + Kitchen? No matter which restaurant or bar you choose, he'll appreciate the gift of a fun night out.

For Her

A Spa Day

lobby room with spa products on display

What girl doesn't love some old fashioned TLC? Send the lady in your life to one of the area's top spas for a day filled with pampering.


green, white, and red necklace

We know she'll appreciate some jewelry! Check out the amazing pieces for sale at Frank Adams Jewelers, or browse the other jewelry retailers in the area to find something special.

For Kids & Teens

Games & Entertainment

teens playing with vr games near an arcade

Kids will have a blast inside Apex Entertainment in Albany, Via Entertainment in Rotterdam (temporarily closed), or another family-friendly entertainment center. For the holidays, treat them to a day of bowling, VR games, great food, and more indoor fun.


teen girls looking at electronics

For the phone addicted teens, consider picking up a new phone, phone case, or accessories at the Apple Store or Best Buy in Crossgates. Overwhelmed by choices and not sure what they'll like, or what will fit their device? Ask the employees for help, or of course you can always opt for a gift card.

For Anyone

Winter Fun

kids on ski slopes

Whether for cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing, a gift card to a local ski mountain like Gore Mountain in North Creek or Maple Ski Ridge in Schenectady ocould be an amazing gift! Here are some top ski spots to inspire you »

Paint & Sips

man and woman smiling at paint and sip table

Attending a paint & sip class is a fun and hands-on activity that both adults and kids can enjoy. The Albany area is home to several paint & sip studios, including Canvas, Corks & Forks - Schenectady, Painting with a Twist, and Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Buy a gift card or bring a family member or friend with you to a paint & sip class for the holidays.

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