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!
2020 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide
The Saratoga Porch Package is the go-to holiday gift this year! Each Saratoga Porch Package comes in a reusable Saratoga tote and is filled with locally made food products and Saratoga specific items. There are basic "pre-assembled" Saratoga Porch Packages starting at $25 featuring all kinds of great products, as well as specialty Porch Packages for anyone you can think of...chocolate lovers, dog or cat owners, horse lovers, whisky or wine enthusiasts, kids, you name it!
Porch Packages are fully customizable, and they are a great way to let the people you care about know you are thinking of them even though you cannot be together. These Porch Packages are hand delivered or shipped, or you can pick them up in store.
The Lucky's Adventures series was written by local author, Elizabeth Macy after her rescue dog Lucky was lost and safely found after a four-day search in Saratoga. The support of the community and the magical ending of how Lucky was found inspired the series.
These beautifully illustrated hardcover picture books are the perfect gift for children and dog lovers of all ages.
Through Lucky and her adventures, children learn the importance of friendship, kindness, gratitude and teamwork in a fun and engaging way.
Books are $17.99 each, or for the special holiday price of $48, you can get the entire three-book series, signed and personalized.
Instead of grabbing a last-minute bottle at the store, plan ahead this year and get the wine lover on your list something special. Dancing Ewe Farm is offering two wine gift boxes, each of which includes a quarter-wheel of the renowned farm's pecorino cheese, and it all comes in a delightful gift box. And did we mention they'll ship for free anywhere in New York State?
The Tailgate and Party Shop in Saratoga Springs is known for their unique gifts and party supplies, and this holiday season, they are featuring customized wooden and metal signs for Christmas. While some have a holiday theme, others are perfect for Saratoga Springs and horse racing fans. You can also find a huge selection of humorous nonseasonal wooden and metal signs throughout the store.
From necklaces and earrings to bracelets and watches, Frank Adams Jewelers is Albany's finest retailer of internationally recognized and award-winning jewelry and timepieces. Since 1922, this family-owned business has offered the greatest selection of jewelry in the region. Shop local and give the perfect piece of jewelry that will instantly add some sparkle to the gift recipient's holidays.
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.
Give the gift that always fits - a gift card from Walker's Farm, Home & Tack!
Your modern day general store can check off all of the boxes on your holiday shopping list. From Carhartt clothing to work, western and winter boots, toys, gifts, casual clothing, pet toys and treats, and so much more, you never know what great gift items you will find at Walker's Farm, Home & Tack.
Created from a unique blend of hot and mild peppers, crispy garlic and shallots, and cold-pressed olive oil, Hot Crispy Oil is the perfect addition to any home or commercial kitchen. Handcrafted in small batches right here in Upstate New York, Hot Crispy Oil can be used for cooking, dipping, dressings, and more.
On their website, you can order the original Hot Crispy Oil for just $9.99. The product comes in a sealed 6 oz. jar and is created in the company's own clean commercial kitchen. If you're shopping for a foodie, this is the holiday gift for them!
Do you know someone who loves spicy food and hot peppers? A jar of Hot Crispy Oil - Extra Hot is the perfect holiday gift to give this year. The product is a unique blend of extra virgin olive oil, fresh fried onion, shallots, and chili peppers.
Hot Crispy Oil is handcrafted in Upstate New York, and the Extra Hot version can add a strong kick to any meal. You can use it for cooking, dip bread in it, or even pour a little on your pizza. The cost is $9.99 per 6 oz. jar and it's available for online ordering.
You can't go wrong with a bottle of wine during the holiday season! This traditional and classic libation can be given to others or kept for yourself.
It's perfect to give as a hostess gift, stocking stuffer, or Secret Santa surprise. And you'll always want to have several bottles on hand for holiday get-togethers.
This year, go local and festive at the same time with your wine when you opt for the Saratoga Santa Wine from The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room.
This is a semi-dry red table blend, oak-aged wine, that costs $30 per bottle and is available for a limited time only!
Special/Deal: Use Saratoga Winery's 10% off coupon on your next wine bottle purchase.
The tradition of the Saratoga Peppermint Pig goes back to the 1880s. This sweet candy shaped like a pig is typically placed inside a small pouch after Christmas dinner and is broken with a miniature hammer. All family members then share in eating the sweet candy pieces. The pig represents health, happiness, and prosperity, and is meant to bring good fortune.
The Peppermint Pig is sold by the Saratoga Candy Co. and includes a nickel plated hammer, a red velvet pouch, a story card, and instructions on how to break your pig. Enjoy free shipping or delivery for all orders over $65.
The Wild Center in Tupper Lake offers a plethora of educational and exhilarating experiences from their Wild Walk to the Music Forest to the live animals at the Outdoor Classroom and more. Support experiential learning through science at this special place where people and nature thrive together when you give the gift of a Wild Center membership.
An Albany staple since 1867, B. Lodge & Co. is not only the city's oldest store, but also the top place to buy Champion apparel. Champion is the go-to brand in urban and suburban areas, and B. Lodge & Co. sells everything from sweatshirts and sweatpants to t-shirts and hoodies. Products are available in store only, and you'll find the best prices on Champion clothing (even cheaper than purchasing directly from Champion!). Plan a visit and start shopping for quality sportswear.
Don't just watch the thoroughbred horse races, be a part of them! When you give the gift of a racing partnership from Blue Streak Racing, the gift recipient will become part owner of a thoroughbred horse. They'll be able to track their horse's workouts and entries, watch morning training, and cheer on their horse at the track. New partnerships are forming now for the Aqueduct winter meet, so contact Blue Streak Racing today to get started.
Give the gift of a good time at Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio! A gift card to Saratoga's local paint and sip studio is the perfect item for that hard to shop for special someone in your life. You can purchase one today online at any increment.
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 $12, or purchase a special 4-pack for $44 as a Saratoga gift set. Order them today on Love is in New York's website. If you use Promo Code "HOLIDAY20" at checkout, you can receive 20% off your entire order.
Looking to buy a unique Saratoga gift for kids this holiday season? Impressions of Saratoga has the perfect deal for you! Their Dark Horse Book Bundle includes an Upset Book, a Jim Dandy Book, a Mini Upset Plush Horse, and Jim Dandy's Lucky Shoe. Both stories are about overcoming the odds and believing in yourself even when you are the long shot. It's a $60 value for just $50!
Here in the Capital Region, one of the top restaurants for fresh food made with locally sourced ingredients is Restaurant Navona. This Albany restaurant specializes in wood-fired pizza and a combination of Mediterranean and modern Italian cuisine. Everything from the pizza dough to the pasta is lovingly made in-house, so you can always look forward to a delicious and flavorful meal. Purchase someone a Restaurant Navona gift card this holiday season - it's perfect for takeout or dining at the establishment.
From coats to hats, gloves, thermals, and even snowsuits, B. Lodge & Co. in Albany has everything you and your kids need to stay warm and comfortable this coming winter. This premier department store has been open since 1867, and they offer the best deals on a wide variety of clothing. Stop by and have a look at this year's excellent inventory!
Since 1941, the Alpine Sport Shop has been Saratoga's premier ski shop, offering everything from skis and boots to equipment, snowshoes, and winter apparel. Some of their hottest products this year are the Mitchie's textured scarf ($119.95) and the Mitchie's textured hat ($70.95). If you know someone who would love to wear one of these warm and fashionable winter items, then stop by the Alpine Sport Shop.
Give your loved ones the gift of the best homemade ice cream in the region! King Brothers Dairy's full-service ice cream parlor and farm store in Schuylerville is open year round, and gift cards are available now. The store offers ice cream treats and fresh glass bottled milk, but you can also shop the hundreds of other food and gift items they have to offer. Visit them this holiday season to purchase your gift cards, or call 518-695-MILK (6455). You can also give the gift of convenience with their home delivery gift certificates.
Saratoga Saddlery & International Boutique in downtown Saratoga Springs is the region's premier shop for town and country fashion. You can discover equestrian lifestyle clothing with a European flair and the largest selection of outdoor, ski, and alpine fashion for men, women, and children - all in one place.
Know someone who would love new apparel or footwear for the holiday season? Are you looking for quality accessories and gifts? Browse Saratoga Saddlery's online inventory or plan your visit to them today!
Christmas Land LLC in Altamont is well known for being one of the region's top holiday season attractions. However, they also sell a variety of great gift items in their store, including a Holiday Raspberry Set that comes with a half-dozen of Gram's Raspberry Cookies, a jar of local raspberry jam, and 1 organic & locally made raspberry shortbread candle. Their Holiday Raspberry Set costs $40, and Christmas Land is offering in-store pickup, curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping anywhere.
Enjoy gastropub fare and craft beverages in a cozy and historic downtown Albany building. Purchase a City Beer Hall gift card to be mailed right to your door (or mailed to a friend). Gift cards are the perfect way to support local businesses now and eat a great meal later!
Here's a gift that's great for people who enjoy crafts, gnomes, or both! This holiday season, Caroline and Main in Saratoga Springs is selling a Gnomework Complete Embroidery Kit for just $22.81. The kit comes with a stitch guide, instructions, embroidery needle, embroidery floss, embroidery hoop, and a pre-printed pattern on unbleached cotton fabric. Create your own friendly, forest dwelling fellow using a series of beginner embroidery stitches. You can purchase a kit for the holidays in-store at Caroline and Main.
There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than with a bottle of bubbly! If you're looking to pick up or give a bottle of champagne for the holidays, then plan a trip to Capital Wine & Spirits Albany. Located on the corner of Lark Street and State Street, Capital Wine features an amazing selection of champagne and wine varietals. Their expert staff can help you pick out the best bottle to buy and make your shopping experience easier. They'll even take care of gift wrapping it in special packaging.