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Keep It Local: 8 Great Places to Shop for Unique Gifts in Saratoga County

Are you wondering what to get everyone on your holiday shopping list this year? We've all been there, but picking out presents doesn't have to be hard. You can find an amazing selection of local gifts right here in Saratoga County, as long as you know where to look. To get started, here are 8 of the region's most unique gift shops offering everything from Celtic treasures and antiques to handmade candles and kitchenware.

Celtic Treasures: One of the Largest Irish Gift Stores on This Side of the Atlantic

Add a touch of Irish to your holiday shopping this year and check out Celtic Treasures in Saratoga Springs, which is one of the largest importers of Irish gifts in Upstate New York. Owners Paul and Antoinette O'Donnell have made it easy for customers to get unique and hard-to-find Irish gifts all in one place.

They offer an incredible selection of warm scarves, hats, and other apparel, Celtic jewelry, decorative mugs and homeware, food, and more. Celtic Treasures has a reputation for being one of the friendliest Irish import stores, and they are ready to fulfill all of your gift shopping needs.

The Cheshire Horse of Saratoga: Your One-Stop Shop for Farm Supplies, Apparel, and Gifts for Animal Lovers

With locations in Saratoga Springs and Swanzey, NH, The Cheshire Horse is a leading source for horse, pet, and farm supplies in the Northeast. However, that's not all they offer customers. At The Cheshire Horse of Saratoga, you can shop for equestrian and outdoor working apparel for men, women, and kids, farm-themed home decor, toys and collectibles, and seasonal gifts for the holidays.

A pair of wool gloves or socks would make a great stocking stuffer, while kids will love to receive one of the animal figurines or plush toys. There are gifts for every animal lover, and The Cheshire Horse's experienced sales team can help you find what you're looking for. Shop online or visit their partner store in Saratoga Springs.

King Brothers Dairy: Find a Farm Stand & Ice Cream Parlor All on a Working Dairy Farm

Located in Schuylerville and open year round, King Brothers Dairy offers a wide variety of locally made products, including their famous chocolate milk and in-house ice cream with 65 rotating flavors.

For the holidays, pick out a selection of Saratoga area items. Check out products such as Cabot cheese, Smith's Orchard pies, and even local maple, jams, roasted coffee, stationery, soup mixes, King Brothers mugs, and more. And, be sure to get something for you to enjoy at home too.

Saratoga Candy Co.: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and Your Inner Child

Walk down memory lane by walking into the Saratoga Candy Co. in downtown Saratoga. From "penny candy" to their 18 flavors of homemade fudge, there is something there to satisfy everyone's cravings.

Embrace the flavors of your childhood by searching through their extensive variety of old and new candy brands and flavors. Don't forget to ask about the Saratoga Peppermint Pig, a local favorite that has even been featured on Food Network and the Today Show! There are plenty of sweet options for holiday gifts.

Daisy Dry Goods: Hunt for Hidden Treasures You Won't Find Anywhere Else

antiques and glassware in a store

From colorful Fiestaware to vintage jewelry, lovely linens, fine antiques, and more, Daisy Dry Goods in downtown Ballston Spa turns holiday shopping into a fun treasure hunt. The store receives new items regularly and sells a wide selection of gifts and collectibles that are difficult to find elsewhere.

Daisy Dry Goods is open daily from 11:00am-4:00pm, and as their website states, they have "treasures galore and memories to share all year round!" Stop by and see what kinds of items you can uncover in this nostalgic antique shop.

Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shoppe at Lakeside Farms: Explore Room After Room of Special Gifts

a gift display with wooden spoons, metal trays, frog figurines, and signs

A shopping experience like no other awaits you at Ye Olde Farmhouse Gift Shoppe at Lakeside Farms in Ballston Lake. Lakeside Farms is a family-owned and operated cider mill, cafe, gourmet market, and gift shop that is known for selling fresh goods and local products.

The owners, the Pearce family, have transformed the property's old farmhouse into a beautiful store with five rooms: a boutique area, the children's gallery, the cozy kitchen, the main room, and the bedroom - all of which are filled with potential gift ideas. There are wine glasses and mugs, comfy pillows and quilts, hats and scarves, and even toys and books.

Adirondack Wood Products: Purchase Handmade Gifts Perfect for Any Kitchen or Home

wooden bowls, wreaths, and lazy susans on display

Do you know someone who likes to cook in the kitchen or host parties at home? Treat them to a brand new, handmade wooden bowl, cutting board, bread board, or lazy Susan from Adirondack Wood Products in Greenfield Center.

This small, family-owned business specializes in custom-made outdoor furniture, and they have a studio where they display all their wonderful wood crafts. You can see their products online or contact them at 518-893-2233 to set up a time to visit their Holiday Gift Shop.

Artique Co-op: For Art, Crafts, Collectibles & Other Gifts

glass light fixtures, baskets, and more products on shelves

"Artique shopping" is an experience everyone should try this holiday season. This co-op venture celebrates small-scale crafters, antique dealers, artists, and specialty gift retailers, and their flagship store is located off Northway Exit 8 in Clifton Park.

The Artique Co-op features 7,400 square feet of shopping space, and they recommend allowing at least an hour to see everything they have to offer. Their inventory changes daily, and you can explore art, crafts, antiques, specialty food, and more from over 100 businesses.

By shopping locally this holiday season, you'll be able to find a wide range of unique gifts and support small businesses in the community at the same time. It's a win-win situation, so what are you waiting for? Plan your holiday shopping trip today and pick out something for everyone on your list.

This article is sponsored by Saratoga County Tourism. Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions or view of Saratoga County Tourism or its members.

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