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Great Ideas for Holiday Gifts From Saratoga

When you are searching for a gift for someone who's difficult to shop for, or if you just want to give something unique and close to home, consider our recommended local gift ideas below.

This guide was created with help from our Saratoga Springs Facebook Fans.

Hyperlocal Saratoga Gifts

This 120-year-old holiday tradition began in Saratoga! The Peppermint Pig™ is made locally and available for purchase at Saratoga Sweets Candy Co. and Impressions of Saratoga.

Have some beer lovers on your list? A growler from Druthers or a tasting at Argyle Brewing Company in nearby Greenwich would be the perfect gift for anyone who loves a good brew!
Looking to find the perfect book for the book worm on your list? Check out local bookstores for a great selection of reads for anyone on your list!

Get tickets to an event at SPAC this summer! From live orchestra to rock concerts, you'll be sure to find the perfect event for that special someone on your list.

Nothing says Saratoga like horses! Pick up some reminders of the summer season at Impressions of Saratoga.

Who doesn't love a festive hat? Check out Lifestyles of Saratoga for a fun gift for the hat lovers on your list!

Yummy Treats

Have someone on your list who loves being in the kitchen? Visit Saratoga Olive Oil Company for an assortment of rich olive oils and other goodies any chef would love!

The Saratoga Winery offers a variety of exceptional wines - a perfect gift for anyone on your list! Need help choosing? Their knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect wine!

Kids and adults alike love to indulge in sweets around the holidays. Find some great Saratoga locations for decadent sweets including Saratoga Sweets Candy Company.

Get a gift certificate, or plan an art night together at Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio. Whether you prefer painting or sipping, this is a fun activity for all!

Don't forget the four-legged friends on your list! Check out our Pet Gift Guide this holiday season and pick up some tasty treats and toys.

For wines and other adult beverages, Purdy's Discount Wines and Liquors have a great selection and prices.

Pampering Gifts

Looking for a local gift for those who need to relax? Try a gift certificate for a massage at the Roosevelt Baths & Spa at The Gideon Putnam.

Add a touch of class to her wardrobe with a stylish new outfit, trendy shoes, boots, or accessories from great local boutiques!

Treat the girls on your list to a mani/pedi or a facial for the holidays! Choose from the variety Saratoga salons and spas.


A gift certificate for a soak in a mineral bath or a day of pampering at one of the many Saratoga spas would make a great gift.


Help someone special on your list wind down after the busy holiday season with a gift certificate to a local yoga studio.


The Saratoga dining scene is one of a kind, and a gift certificate to one of the many fine Saratoga restaurants is sure to please anyone on your list.

From the Heart

Schedule a family portrait or photo shoot with local photographers to create a timeless treasure for parents, grandparents, and family to cherish.

Pick up some original jewelry hand-crafted by local Saratoga jewelers - try deJonghe Original Jewelry in downtown Saratoga!
Potted plants or a bouquet of flowers from a Saratoga florist can help bring cheer, some lively greenery, and beautiful blossoms to winter homes!


For the Home

Find ornate dinnerware, antiques, and unique home accents at many local downtown stores. From Turkish Bazaars to antique stores, shopping in Saratoga offers it all.

Pick up an original painting from the galleries in Beekman Street Art District, or one of the many Saratoga art galleries for an art piece that is both unique and local.

Watches and clocks are both unique and thoughtful. Time Square in Clifton Park offers a great selection of attractive timepieces, including clocks, watches, and other gifts.

Creative Endeavors Gift Shop & Art Center offers a unique shopping experience with beautifully crafted one-of-a-kind pieces. Stop by often to see the everchanging inventory! 
Looking for unique gifts, rustic decor for the home, and items with an Adirondack feel? Find it all at Big Moose General Store, now in Wilton Mall.

For the Adventurous

Ski enthusiasts would love some new gear from Alpine Sport Shop or a gift certificate for skiing at a nearby ski mountain.

Tickets to an Adirondack Thunder hockey game make a great gift, and a great experience for you and your loved ones!

Give the gift of gambling at Saratoga Casino Hotel to help someone on your list win away those winter blues on the slot machines!

Pick up a gift certificate to a local golf course for the golf lover in your family so they can enjoy the sport even when there is snow on the ground!

Whether shopping for a couple or for a family, a gift certificate to the Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark (open year-round) makes a great gift.

Begin the New Year with a 5K! Grab registrations for the First Night Saratoga 5K for the runners on your list.


Looking for More?

poster for coupon bookletTake a trip downtown to shop for more unique, local finds in boutiques or grab a gift card at one of Saratoga's delicious eateries.

If you're still undecided about what to buy, take a look at the Saratoga Downtown Business Association's coupon book offering more than $3,000 in savings from local businesses. They're just $15 and are available on their website.

Pick one up at The Adirondack Trust Co. Bank, Celtic Treasures, Crafters Gallery, Cudney's Cleaners, Fallon Wellness Pharmacy, G. Willikers, Impressions of Saratoga, Lifestyles of Saratoga, Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Guitar, or Spoken Boutique.

Proceeds from the coupon book benefit various special events and programs, including the Fall Festival and Victorian Streetwalk.

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