Keep It Local This Holiday Season With Albany Area Gifts
Looking for some great gifts for those on your list this year? We've put together our top picks for holiday gifts this season for absolutely anyone on your shopping list. All ideas are from local businesses in and around Albany, making your shopping experience that much easier. Take a look and get shopping!
2021 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide
Books are always an excellent holiday gift idea, and we have three that are perfect for baby boomers and people who enjoy reading about local Capital Region history. "The Gift of The Embassy," "Secrets of The Embassy," and "A Special Visit to The Embassy" are three collections of light, funny, and true stories by author Stefano Buonocore-Knothe, who grew up in Troy, NY during the 1950s and 60s.
All three short story collections bring readers back in time to an unforgettable era in America's past as Buonocore-Knothe reflects on his childhood experiences and Troy neighborhood. Each book costs just $12.95 and is packed with nostalgia and post-World War II memories.
Do you know someone who loves Saratoga Springs, horses, and wine? Make their holiday season memorable by getting them a Saratoga Stemless Wine Glass from Love is in New York!
Featuring the company's unique Saratoga Horse logo sandblasted on the glass, each wine glass can hold 15 oz of your favorite beverage. They are handmade in the USA and a great item to share your love for Saratoga.
You can buy a single stemless wine glass for $15, or purchase a special 4-pack for $57 as a Saratoga gift set. Order them today on Love is in New York's website.
You can't go wrong with a bottle of wine during the holiday season, and The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room offers a wine for every taste, including dry, sweet, semi dry, and all natural. The Saratoga Winery handcrafts their own wine using the finest grapes from New York State grape growers, and the taste is exceptional.
This traditional and classic libation can be kept for yourself or given to others as a Secret Santa surprise, a hostess gift, or even a stocking stuffer. From Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon to their signature Melomel wines, you're sure to find the perfect holiday gift at the winery.
Do you have a horse racing fan to shop for this holiday season? Want a gift that’s not going to collect dust in the corner? What do you give to the person who has everything? Maybe even a gift for your favorite person…you? Blue Streak Racing's holiday partnership is an introduction into thoroughbred ownership, with no additional expenses after the low purchase price. Get in the game with Blue Streak Racing!
Decorating cookies is a fun family tradition during the holidays, and Cookies to Decorate in Clifton Park has made it easier than ever with their cookie decorating kits. This holiday season, surprise the kids with a Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit that comes with festive baked cookies (different themes available), colored cookie frosting, and brightly colored sprinkles.
Shipping Note: Orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 Days), up to 1-4 business days after order placement. Orders received after 5pm on the close of business Friday through Monday will ship out by the close of business Tuesday. Shipping delays can be expected, adding 1-3 additional shipping days. Please follow your order's progress via the USPS Tracking Number, and plan ahead!
Have you ever been to Emack & Bolio's in Albany? Located just a short drive from downtown, this ice cream parlor and gift store is the most delicious place to shop during the holiday season. You can enjoy gourmet ice cream, bakery treats, and more as you browse their excellent selection of funky gifts, stocking stuffers, and toys. Pick up a mug, some chocolates, puzzles, ornaments, and other holiday gifts! Online shopping will be available during the holiday season too.
Give the gift of relaxation at home with a Comfort Holiday Basket from Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness in Saratoga Springs and Albany. This basket is filled with the spa's top products that will enhance one's overall wellbeing, including a therapeutic neck wrap, a therapeutic eye mask, lavender linen spray, Complexions Signature Candle & Match Sticks, and inspiration cards. The price is $150, and gift baskets are available to order online now.