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!
2023 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide
Editor's Note (3/31/23): We will be updating this page with 2023 holiday gift ideas as the holidays season nears. In the meantime, you can view last year's gift ideas below for an idea of what to expect.
A Look Back at Last Year's Featured Holiday Gifts:
Do you have friends or family members who love everything about Saratoga Springs? Get them a gift they'll appreciate from Love is in New York's Saratoga collection! The locally owned business offers a variety of unique Saratoga-themed products, such as fun and functional stemless wine glasses, stainless steel Saratoga horse bottle openers, sturdy trivets, colorful horse ornaments, gift packs, and more. Browse the entire collection and order now on Love is in New York's website.
Do you have a horse racing fan to shop for this holiday season? What do you give to the person who has everything? Maybe you want a gift for your favorite person…you?
Blue Streak Racing, LLC is a thoroughbred racing partnership whose goal is to be successful by utilizing small partnerships to provide a fun and rewarding experience for their partners. This partnership (valued at approximately $500) will give your gift recipient the opportunity to pull back the curtain and learn, as well as participate in, all facets of racing. This includes the horse selection process, visiting the horse at the farm during training and throughout the race preparation, as well as the most important part: race day!
Surprise the wine lover in your life with the gift of holiday wine from Adirondack Winery! Home Sweet Home apple pie-infused wine and Red Carriage cranberry-infused wine make the perfect holiday gift. Their unique flavors and festive labels also make them a great wine to bring to your next holiday party! Order a case to get $15 off and get free shipping when you order six or more bottles. Head to adkwinery.com/wines to purchase the perfect holiday gift today!
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 Saratoga Lake Bell is a beautiful, thoughtful gift for those who grew up, vacationed, or presently live on Saratoga Lake. These powder-coated bells by the FingerLakes Bell Co. are handcrafted locally utilizing the talents of our Mennonite community to help put together each handmade bell. Each bell is finished with personalized attention. There are minor variations in the bells due to the creative process and each has its own two-toned sound, making it a truly one-of-a-kind bell. As time goes on, the bell will patina naturally and become truly special. Every cottage or home should have one or two. Ring on!
The FingerLakes Bell Co. also sells a Mirror Lake Bell, Lake George Bell, custom embroidered tees, and custom embroidered caps.
Paint and sip classes are fun for everyone, no matter your skill level, and one of the premier venues in the Capital Region is Saratoga Paint & Sip Studio in downtown Saratoga. If you know someone who would love to attend a paint and sip class (or is hard to buy for), then purchase a gift card and give the gift of an unforgettable night out. You can buy your gift card online within minutes and receive a printer-friendly email with all the details.
For everything holiday, shop Crossgates! With shops you can’t find anywhere else, Crossgates Mall in Albany is your go-to destination to get that perfect gift for absolutely anyone. Follow the mall on Facebook & Instagram or visit shopcrossgates.com for everything that you need for that wish list.
Give the gift of wellness and relaxation with a gift card or collection of products from Complexions Day Spa in Saratoga Springs and Albany. A holiday spa gift card is the perfect choice to help a friend, family member, or coworker recover from the stress of the year. You can choose the gift card amount when you purchase online; or, select a Spa Experience Gift Card Package, such as the Beauty and Wellness Experience.
Complexions also offers an excellent selection of body care, wellness, and aromatherapy products that would make for a great gift. And, be sure to keep an eye on their website for other special promotions!
Add some sparkle to the holiday season by getting that special person in your life a pair of Tri Fold Drop Earrings from deJonghe Original Jewelry in Saratoga Springs. This brand new design is available in 14k yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold, and either with or without diamonds. Every piece of jewelry at deJonghe is handcrafted, and you can expect the highest quality product.
Made in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, these iconic grey and blue pieces are modeled after Colonial-style stoneware. Each is handmade and hand stamped with Saratoga Springs, and surrounding towns, making them a perfect gift for new homeowners, newlyweds, and people who love their hometowns! Custom orders are also available (just remember they are handmade so there is a long lead time!). Prices start at only $25.
Visit Impressions of Saratoga at their storefront at 368 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs to purchase these unique pieces, or shop other Saratoga-inspired gifts on their website.
This great stocking stuffer is fun for the bourbon and whisky lover on your list! Inside each Dark Horse Tin you will find four glacier stones, perfect for chilling your drink without watering it down, Woodford Reserve Bitters, to add a unique flavor to your bourbon, and, a customer favorite, Daneson Bourbon infused toothpicks. Pair it with an etched highball glass or two to make it a really special gift.
The kit costs $60, and glasses vary by style. Purchase yours at The Dark Horse Mercantile's storefront at 445 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs today. You can browse their other gift ideas online by clicking the link below.
Stay tuned for even more gift ideas!