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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!

2018 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide

Give the Gift of Wellness

a $30 Complexions gift card image surrounded by cartoon holly and silver jewelry

A gift card to Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness is the perfect present for anyone on your list - even men! Complexions offers an extensive range of services, with all spa treatments performed by New York State professionals, and only 100% natural and certified organic products used. Several gift packages are available for both women and men, and you can also get free gifts based on how much you purchase in gift cards.

An Exquisite Watch

an elegant looking silver and black colored watch

Head over to the reputable Frank Adams Jewelers and discover what's in store with their magnificent TAG Heuer Swiss luxury watch collection, which is the embodiment of excellence and elegance.

Frank Adams Jewelers is a third-generation business that has been a staple in the Capital Region for nearly a century. What started out as a small watch repair business in 1922 has grown into the premier retailer of internationally recognized and award-winning designer jewelry and timepiece brands.

Experience an Escape Room

a gift card with a green bow

Give the gift of adventure! A Triple Adventure Gift Card from 5 Wits Albany lets your gift recipient transport to an abandoned spacecraft in Deep Space, battle an angry Pharaoh in a Tomb, and come face-to-face with a giant dragon. The cost is $30 plus tax and is available at 5 Wits Albany at Crossgates Mall. Or, purchase a $50 gift card online at, which allows your recipient a Triple Adventure plus a Deep Space tee-shirt.

A Big Ticket Item

a red car with rows of small trees in the background

Just in time for the holidays, Alfa Romeo of Albany has your affordable luxury dream car starting at $339 per month! If you're really looking to wow that special someone in your life this season, consider a visit to Alfa Romeo, where they're known for exceeding your expectations.

A Night Out at The Century House

an elegant place setting with two glasses of white wine and plates of scallops and what looks like lamb chops

Give the gift of great taste when you purchase gift cards from The Century House! Experience fireside dining in their award-winning restaurant featuring a menu that includes a modern take on traditional fare. Relax in their Federal tavern and enjoy a locally-brewed craft beer while indulging in a surf and turf or a Century burger - the choice is yours!

Go Western with Stylish Boots

three pairs of western-style boots lined up on a wooden bench

Double M Western has been making boot buying an experience for more than 50 years. From the moment you walk in, the staff welcomes you to the largest selection of boots in the tri-state area. Neatly displayed for you to browse, check out boots in sizes 6 to 12 for women, and 7 to 16 for men.

They offer casual footwear, Western boots, work boots, and children’s boots. Double M offers big names like Ariat, Dingo, Durango, Justin, Laredo, Timberland, Tony Lama, and more. You are sure to find a pair of comfortable fitting boots!

Stop into Double M, and let them make your shopping experience a time to remember.

A Farmers Market in a Box, Delivered to Your Door

holiday-themed image items like chocolate and soap with a small blanket that says Cheers

If you love strolling through your local Farmers Market and discovering handmade, local products then Roost Crate is perfect for you. Each Roost Crate is a carefully curated crate-sized box full of goodies you find at the Farmers Market – from tea and honey to artisanal soaps, and everything in between. And the best part? You can order them online and have them delivered to your door or sent as a holiday gift.

Each crate has a theme and is filled with items that complement each other. Crates can be ordered online as a one-time gift or you can purchase a subscription. To order visit and select "Shop" or "Subscribe" to choose the best option for you.

Health, Beauty, Bath & Body

lineup of Saratoga Botanicals products

Saratoga Botanicals' new organic Winter Mint Bath & Body Collection is an absolute must for gift giving this holiday season! Plus, check out SaBo's three other winter Bath & Body collections: Candied Fig, Merry Berry Blend, and Blissfully Balsam.

Stop by their store to shop their organic small batch made products at 80 Henry Street in Saratoga Springs, or peruse their amazing selection of health and beauty products online at Follow SaBo on Facebook for sales and promotions for their products and services.

The Ultimate Care Package for Saratoga Lovers

split image with Saratoga in a Box box with items on the left and a blue front door with a package containing the box on the right

You can create a care package for the Saratoga lover in your life with Saratoga in a Box. Boxes include Saratoga items like the Saratoga chips, Saratoga water, Saratoga garlic aoili, and more. Choose from two box sizes with either five or ten items, and shipping is free! It doesn't get any easier to give the gift of Saratoga.

A New Way to Paint the Town

three woman holding up paintings of a tree

When you give someone a gift card to the Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio you'll be giving them an experience to remember. A local artist walks participants step-by-step through creating an original piece of art as they enjoy a drink. No experience is needed, all art supplies are provided, and gift cards are good at the Saratoga or Latham locations.

Gourmet Foods & Artisanal Chocolate

gift basket with chocolate, toffee, biscotti, and more

The best artisanal American-made chocolates from coast-to-coast call from this luxurious gift. Brimming with legendary drinking chocolate, whisper-thin chocolate wafers, gray salt caramels, biscotti, craft bar chocolate, and more, they’ll tie this luscious gift with a festive ribbon and pick. Gift the tastiest gourmet foods and craft cocktail selections, and enjoy custom gifts, shipped nationwide from The Savory Pantry in-store or online.

Snug Slippers for a Warm Winter

UGG slippers underneath the tree with The National text

UGG’s best-selling Ascot Slipper is the perfect footwear to keep your toes toasty warm all winter long! The Ascot’s soft, water-resistant suede is lined with a natural wool and a durable rubber sole enabling the slipper to be worn anywhere at anytime. The Ascot is available at The National and retails for $105.

Give a Tasting Experience with Saratoga Winery

a sign that says wine tasting with several bottles of wine lined up next to it on the left

A gift certificate to The Saratoga Winery is the ultimate gift of a tasting experience - and not just for wine lovers, but for craft beer enthusiasts and others as well. The recipient is able to choose a wine tasting from over 15 handcrafted wines, a local craft beer tasting, a local spirits tasting, a chocolate pairing, and so much more.

The Ultimate Relaxation Gift

horse drawn carriage in front of Gideon Putnam ont he left, Gideon Putnam logo on the right

Purchase a gift card to the Gideon Putnam in any denomination. This card can be used for overnight accommodations, spa services at the Roosevelt Baths & Spa, or for dining at Putnam's Restaurant, including the incredible Sunday brunch. One gift card gives in so many ways!

An All-Purpose Bag for Any Occasion

a beige and brown Filson bag with The National text above it

Filson's legendary briefcase is built with signature Rugged Twill, an industrial-strength fabric that resists water and wear, and features saddle-grade Bridle Leather handles, an adjustable and removable strap, and accents. It has a large interior compartment with dividers plus slotted pockets for small item organization. This bag is available for $325 on both The National's website and in our store and carries Filson's Life Time Guarantee.

Stay Classy With Floral Arrangements

an arrangement of beautiful flowers in different shades of pink

Simply Sidney Floral Design and Home Accents is conveniently located on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs. Tell them you saw Simply Sidney on and you will receive 10% off any floral arrangement you purchase during the holiday season. A floral arrangement from Simply Sidney Floral Design and Home Accents is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday celebration.

Saratoga Photography All Year

calendar with picture of Saratoga Spa State Park in the fall

Give the gift of beautiful Saratoga photography with this calendar from Frozen Moments! Calendars are just $20 each, and are a compilation of photographer Gail Stein's personal favorites as well as her most popular photos taken throughout the year. Each photo is at various Saratoga locations or landmarks, corresponding to the month.

Visit Frozen Moments on Facebook, and order by clicking on the "send email" button, or send Gail an email at [email protected] You can also find the calendars at Impressions of Saratoga and Plum Dandy.

Sampler Basket Of 4 Tasty Farmstead Cheeses

hard cheese basket

Who doesn't love cheese? When you're searching for the best gift for a family member, friend, or even a coworker, you can't go wrong with Argyle Cheese Farmer's Cheese Sampler.

Featuring a box of approx 1 lb. of aged, hard cheese, this Cheese Sampler includes blocks of Grace (aged gouda), Mercy (creamy cheddar), Caerphilly (a flavorful Welsh cheese), and Glory (a creamy cheese that is cultured with yogurt). The cost is $22, and a description card will be enclosed. Visit their store or order online for the holidays!

For the Winter Sports Enthusiasts

two girls laughing while snow tubing

Love the snow? Tubing six packs and ski six packs can be purchased at West Mountain and are available for purchase online at until midnight December 22nd. They make great stocking stuffers!

An Extreme & Exciting Gift

a logo for Adirondack Extreme with ziplining, climbing, and swinging

For a really unique holiday present consider giving the gift of adventure this year with a gift card to Adirondack Extreme. This high wire, tree top adventure course provides a thrilling experience for all ages and abilities with zip lines, suspended bridges, and more high-flying fun.

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Unique Watches, Clocks & More

Time Square in Clifton Park offers a large selection of watches, clocks, and engravable gifts. Consider a grandfather clock, cuckoo clock, or a novelty clock for that hard-to-buy person on your list.

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