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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!

2019 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide

Shop for Equestrian Lifestyle, Outdoor, and Ski Fashion at Saratoga Saddlery

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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!

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Get a Wild Center Family Membership & Fall in Love With Nature

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This holiday season, give a gift the whole family can enjoy. A Wild Center family membership ($95) means that loved ones on your list will receive free unlimited admission for one year, discounts in the Waterside Cafe and Wild Supply Co. Store, first dibs on special events, and special access to the Center.

Gift memberships may be purchased online or at The Wild Center Admissions Desk.

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Purchase Exclusive Cutting Boards & Coasters From Impressions of Saratoga

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These cutting boards and coasters are made exclusively for Impressions of Saratoga by JK Adams from Dorset, Vermont. Created from hardwoods or stone from New England, the boards and coasters are lovingly made using special designs.

They are only available at Impressions of Saratoga at 368 Broadway and The Dark Horse Mercantile at 445 Broadway, downtown Saratoga Springs, NY, or online at ImpressionsSaratoga.com. Prices range from $29.99 to $49.99. Pair one with a dip mix or some equestrian spreaders for a functional and beautiful gift! Free gift wrapping available in store.

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Provide Someone You Know With the Gift of Relaxation at Esthetiques

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A gift certificate to Esthetiques is the perfect holiday gift! The lucky recipient can choose a wonderful item from Esthetiques' charming boutique or use the gift certificate to enjoy a Customized Facial, Skin Treatments, or a relaxing Massage!

Give the gift of relaxation this year! Gift Certificates can be purchased in any amount to fit any budget! Stop by the Saratoga Springs spa at 422 Broadway, 2nd floor in the Washington Building or call them at 518-583-2400 to purchase your gift certificate over the phone.

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Order a Tin of Tasty Cookies From Santa's Bake Shop in North Pole, NY

a tin of holiday cookies

We all know someone with a sweet tooth. Help them satisfy their craving this holiday season by buying them Christmas Cookies from Santa. This 7 3/16" dia. x 2 5/8" ht. tin of cookies handmade by Santa's Bake Shop in North Pole, NY, is the perfect gift. Order online today and have it shipped from Santa's Post Office!

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Find a Beautiful Belt for the Equestrian or Horse Lover in Your Life at Rewind Equine Tack

horse themed belt

Located in Ballston Spa, Rewind Equine Tack is a top spot in the Capital Region for classic and timeless equestrian clothing, accessories, and gear. Some of their most popular products are their belts, which would make a wonderful holiday gift this season.

They offer fabulous equestrian needlepoint belts, pictured above, that are handcrafted by women in Haiti. A percentage of profits from these belts are placed in a scholarship fund for the children of Haiti to help them finish their education. The store also sells a variety of colorful and sturdy double square loop belts. Browse the full selection on their website today!

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Explore Holiday Themed Wines & More at All Star Wine & Spirits

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All Star Wine & Spirits invites you to get into the spirit of giving this holiday season with their large selection of Liquor Gift Sets and Holiday Themed Wines. They are getting more and more options in every week, but they also move pretty fast, so come in early and often to find the best selection of Holiday Themed Wines and Liquor Gift Sets in the Capital Region. They have a wide range of kosher wines for holiday celebrations as well!

And don't forget about their All Star Wine & Spirits gift cards! They are the perfect gift for that wine or spirit lover in your life...especially if you aren't exactly sure what they might want. The entire staff along with their spokes-doggie Turley wish you and yours Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Dine at Reel Seafood Co. - Albany's Finest Seafood Restaurant

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Take a break from the holiday hustle, and enjoy dinner with friends at Reel Seafood Co. The freshest seafood dining experience in the Capital District features selections everyone is sure to love, including top quality steaks, chicken, pasta, salads and soups, with an extensive raw bar selection. Gift cards available.

Reel Seafood Co. has been locally owned for over 35 years, and has been consistently voted the #1 Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar in the Capital Region. Call (518) 458-2068, visit us at 195 Wolf Road in Albany, or check out our menu selections at www.reelseafoodco.com.

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Get Creative With a Festive LEGO Gingerbread House From The LEGO Store in Crossgates

lego gingerbread house set

The LEGO Gingerbread House can be purchased at The LEGO Store in Crossgates for $99.99. Enjoy a festive build and play experience with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10267 Gingerbread House.

A treasure chest of magical details, this amazing model features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons and a delicious facade with candy-cane columns, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace.

Special/Deal: Stay updated on all of Crossgates' specials this holiday season.

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Discover the Coziest Winter Hats & Hand Warmers at Spoken Boutique

women with winter hats

Welcome the Holiday gift giving spirit with beautifully hand crafted accessories from French Knot.

These uniquely designed hats and mittens are sure to please everyone on your list.

Gorgeous colors, designs and textures make each piece a true work of art! So stop by Spoken Boutique in lovely Saratoga Springs for all of your French Knot goodies.

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Give the Gift of Friendship at the Albany Pine Bush

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Become part of a Capital Region community of Friends that protects the unique habitat of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Come enjoy this special place and seize opportunities to participate in local learning, scientific research, and stewardship in the preserve.

A Friends of the Pine Bush Community membership is a thoughtful gift for a relative or friend who loves the outdoors and nature. The $50 Lupine Level offers benefits such as 10% off in the Discovery Center Gift Shop, a Monthly Friends of the Pine Bush Community Newsletter, a Pine Bush Bumper Sticker, and more.

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Send Your Loved Ones to Complexions Spa

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A spa gift card is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give, as you're helping someone you care about fully relax, de-stress, and rejuvenate.

Complexions Spa offers a wide range of spa gift card experiences that you can give your loved ones for the holidays. From now through December 26th, their gift card specials include: "Purchase a $150 gift card, receive $20 in Spa Dollars," "Purchase a $225 gift card, receive $20 in Spa Dollars and an Uplift At-Home Spa Set," and "Purchase a $325 gift card. receive $20 in Spa Dollars and a Spa Robe with a copy of Living Beautifully: Creating a Holistic Spa Lifestyle!"

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Pick Out the Perfect Bottles of Wine at Capital Wine

wine bottles giftRecognized as downtown Albany's neighborhood wine store, Capital Wine takes pride in knowing both its wines and customers. They are located at the corner of Lark Street and State Street and offer a fantastic selection of wine varietals.

If you need a gift idea for that hard to buy for person in your life, or a quick "grab and go" party gift, then visit Capital Wine!

Their wine experts will help you figure out the best wines to buy, making the shopping experience easier for you this holiday season. After you've picked out a wine or two, they'll take care of gift wrapping it in special packaging as well.

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Help Someone Begin Their Eco-Friendly, Waste-Free Journey With Earth Sunflower

bamboo cutlery and bagIf you know someone who is ready to live that plastic-free lifestyle, then get them this Earth Sunflower Zero-Waste Starter Pack for the holidays.

The gift pack includes a set of 6, 100% organic cotton produce bags (sizes small, medium, large), a set of organic bamboo cutlery for on-the-go lifestyles, and a set of stainless steel straws (2 bent, 2 straight, 2 cleaning brushes). Their legendary Earth Sunflower cotton travel bags are not only Certified Fair Trade, they are also handmade in India by re-trained, physically disabled artisans that are given vocational training, a livelihood, and health care!

Special/Deal: Use code "HOLIDAY2019" for an additional 10% off! Deal expires on December 10.

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Give Them the Gift of a Live Show at SPAC

outdoor concert at spac

Spread holiday cheer with the gift of a live performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center! From New York City Ballet to The Philadelphia Orchestra, from Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival to the annual Saratoga Wine and Food Festival - SPAC has something for every classical lover, jazz enthusiast or aspiring ballerina on your list!

Don't want to wait? Visit spac.org for tickets to the all-new Holiday Series, featuring the world-renowned Salzburg Marionette Theatre, award-winning British a cappella group VOCES8 and the complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos!

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Show Off Your Putter With a Saratoga-Themed Cover From Saratoga National Golf Club

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Bring Saratoga to your loved one's golf bag! Saratoga National Golf Club's custom Saratoga-themed blade putter cover with a magnetic closure is sure to be a topic of conversation. They make them easy to order as well!

Click HERE to have it mailed or stop by The Shops at Saratoga National Golf Club to pick one up. Gift wrapping is ALWAYS complimentary.

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Send Your Kid or Relative to Summer Camp at the YMCA

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Give the gift of camp! Warm up the holiday season with the gift of summer camp. Provide a child the opportunity to spend the summer conquering their fears on the rock wall, practicing their form in archery, and making new friends on the soccer field. It's a gift that keeps them active and happy all summer long!

Stop into any of the 9 Capital District YMCA locations to buy a YMCA Camp Gift Card and receive a free bonus gift with your purchase.

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Start a New Tradition With Saratoga Candy Co.'s Peppermint Pig

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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. This combination pack is the perfect gift for others, or an excellent way to start a new tradition with your own family.

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Put a Festive Twist on a Classic Gift From The Saratoga Winery

saratoga santa wineYou 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.

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Provide That Special Someone With an Unforgettable Night at Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio

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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.

Special/Deal: View Saratoga Paint & Sips' current holiday specials.

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Raise a Wine Glass to Saratoga With These Stemless Glasses From Love is in New York

saratoga themed wine glassDo 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. Order them today on Love is in New York's website.

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Get Them Tickets for Santa's Magical Express

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One of the most wonderful gifts you can give kids this holiday season is a trip on board Santa's Magical Express in Rensselaer. Presented by Yankee Trails, Santa's Magical Express is a 90-minute show, bus ride, and theatrical experience like no other. Guests will ride with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves on a quest to save Christmas.

Trips begin the weekend before Thanksgiving, making it an awesome event to get the kids into the holiday spirit. Weekends fill up fast, so plan ahead, and consider buying tickets for a Thursday/Friday!

Special/Deal: $10 off per person on EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:20pm. Use the Code "Albany10"

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Let Them Decide - One Gift Card, Multiple Options From Saratoga National

saratoga national gift card

A Saratoga National gift card is the perfect gift this holiday season. SNGC gift cards are good for any amount and never expire.

The golfer in your life can use the gift card for Daily Fee Golf, Golf Shop merchandise, golf instruction at the Golf Academy, or brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails at Prime at Saratoga National. The SNGC gift card is also redeemable at their menswear store, The National, located on site at the Golf Club.

They make it easy to order as well: click the link and have it mailed to you or the recipient.

Special/Deal: Saratoga National is offering a gift card deal for Black Friday (in-house only) and Cyber Monday (online only). Buy (1) $200 gift card (not in increments), get a bonus card of $20. Buy (1) $1,000 gift card (not in increments), get a bonus card of $200.

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Bring on the Western Vibes With Boots From Double M

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Double M Western in Ballston Spa has been making Western 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 sell casual footwear, Western boots, work boots, and children's boots. Double M offers big names like Ariat, Dingo, Durango, Justin, Laredo, Tony Lama, and more. You are sure to find a pair of comfortable fitting boots.

Stop into Double M, and let the expert staff walk you through the Western boot buying process and tell you about trends and new product designs. Gift certificates are available online.

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