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Find Holiday Gifts For Everyone on Your Shopping List in the Albany Area

Get Inspired for the Holiday Season

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Enjoy Holiday Season Fun at Christmas Land LLC

Christmas Land LLC in Altamont is bringing back the spirit of Christmas! Take the kids to this wonderful attraction and enjoy old-fashioned holiday activities like pictures with Santa and horse-drawn sleigh rides, and find some great gift ideas too. Learn More »

The special people in your life deserve awesome holiday gifts, and the Albany area has a variety of places to get them. Whether you're shopping for a friend who is hard to buy for or your dad who never asks for anything, you can find some excellent gift ideas below.

Pick Out a Fun Selection of Craft Beverages

collection of Adirondack Winery wines

If you know what someone's 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 whiskey, there are all kinds of locally produced craft beverages available in the Capital Region. Stop by one of these breweries, wineries, and distilleries and pick out a great selection.

Let Them Plan the Perfect Spa Day

lobby room with spa products on display

You can't go wrong with offering the opportunity for some old-fashioned TLC. Send that special someone in your life to one of the area's top spas for a day filled with pampering. It's also a great gift idea for a mother or grandmother who could use a relaxing afternoon.

Surprise Your Loved One With Jewelry

green, white, and red necklace

Does your loved one enjoy wearing necklaces, earrings, or bracelets? Check out the amazing pieces for sale at Frank Adams Jewelers and other jewelry retailers in the area to find something truly special.

Get Creative at a Local Paint & Sip Studio

two women holding up paintings of white pumpkins

Attending a paint & sip class is a fun and hands-on activity that both adults and kids can enjoy. The Capital Region is home to several paint & sip studios, including 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.

Browse New Electronics & Cool Accessories

outside crossgates mall

For the phone addicted teen in your life, consider picking up a new phone, phone case, or accessories at the Apple Store or Best Buy in Crossgates Mall. 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.

Make Plans for Outdoor Winter Activities

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 could be an amazing gift! Here are some top ski spots to inspire you ยป

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