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Shop Local This Season With These Top Saratoga Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for some unique holiday gift ideas that will really make an impression? While there are countless holiday gifts to discover in Saratoga, below are some hand-picked options you can get throughout the Capital Region. Check out this selection of unique holiday gifts and get shopping!

2021 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide

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

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 $15, or purchase a special 4-pack for $57 as a Saratoga gift set. Order them today on Love is in New York's website.


Surprise Your Loved Ones With a Bottle of Wine From The Saratoga Winery

You can't go wrong with a bottle of wine during the holiday season, and The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room offers a wine for every taste, including dry, sweet, semi dry, and all natural. The Saratoga Winery handcrafts their own wine using the finest grapes from New York State grape growers, and the taste is exceptional.

This traditional and classic libation can be kept for yourself or given to others as a Secret Santa surprise, a hostess gift, or even a stocking stuffer. From Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon to their signature Melomel wines, you're sure to find the perfect holiday gift at the winery.


Step Back in Time to 1950s Troy With Delightfully True Stories By Author Stefano Buonocore-Knothe

Books are always an excellent holiday gift idea, and we have three that are perfect for baby boomers and people who enjoy reading about local Capital Region history. "The Gift of The Embassy," "Secrets of The Embassy," and "A Special Visit to The Embassy" are three collections of light, funny, and true stories by author Stefano Buonocore-Knothe, who grew up in Troy, NY during the 1950s and 60s.

All three short story collections bring readers back in time to an unforgettable era in America's past as Buonocore-Knothe reflects on his childhood experiences and Troy neighborhood. Each book costs just $12.95 and is packed with nostalgia and post-World War II memories.


Give the Gift of Horse Racing From Blue Streak Racing

Do you have a horse racing fan to shop for this holiday season? Want a gift that’s not going to collect dust in the corner? What do you give to the person who has everything? Maybe even a gift for your favorite person…you? Blue Streak Racing's holiday partnership is an introduction into thoroughbred ownership, with no additional expenses after the low purchase price. Get in the game with Blue Streak Racing!


Treat the Kids to a Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit from Cookies to Decorate

Decorating cookies is a fun family tradition during the holidays, and Cookies to Decorate in Clifton Park has made it easier than ever with their cookie decorating kits. This holiday season, surprise the kids with a Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit that comes with festive baked cookies (different themes available), colored cookie frosting, and brightly colored sprinkles.

Shipping Note: Orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 Days), up to 1-4 business days after order placement. Orders received after 5pm on the close of business Friday through Monday will ship out by the close of business Tuesday. Shipping delays can be expected, adding 1-3 additional shipping days. Please follow your order's progress via the USPS Tracking Number, and plan ahead!


Bring the Spa Into Your Home With a Comfort Holiday Basket From Complexions

Give the gift of relaxation at home with a Comfort Holiday Basket from Complexions Spa for Beauty & Wellness in Saratoga Springs and Albany. This basket is filled with the spa's top products that will enhance one's overall wellbeing, including a therapeutic neck wrap, a therapeutic eye mask, lavender linen spray, Complexions Signature Candle & Match Sticks, and inspiration cards. The price is $150, and gift baskets are available to order online now.


Shop for Funky Gifts & Festive Items at Emack & Bolio's

Have you ever been to Emack & Bolio's in Albany? Located just a short drive from downtown, this ice cream parlor and gift store is the most delicious place to shop during the holiday season. You can enjoy gourmet ice cream, bakery treats, and more as you browse their excellent selection of funky gifts, stocking stuffers, and toys. Pick up a mug, some chocolates, puzzles, ornaments, and other holiday gifts! Online shopping will be available during the holiday season too.


Note: We are currently in the process of adding more gift ideas during the holiday season. Please check back for more updates!

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