Ok, we all know that supply chain issues are a real thing this year AND we also know our local economies rely on us to survive even the best of years. So, I decided that this year I was going to create a regular Holiday Gift Guide along with an Upstate New York gift guide to support my local community. This gift guide is meant to help you not only shop local but also support local businesses and hopefully find some fun and exciting products, services & experiences locally.
Books & Local Goods
Books, Puzzles, etc. from The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
Books from I Love Books
Local Goods from Fort Orange General Store
Local Goods from Wit’s End
Activities & Experiences
Blow Dry Packages @ The Shop on 7
Cooking Class at Different Drummer Kitchen
Spa Mirabeau Gift Card (a day pass is only $45)
A Night at The Yard (& some Boozy Moo Ice Cream)
WildPlay Gift Card at Thacher Park
Massage from Dynamic Wellness New York
Food & Beverages
You can buy gift cards, local items (like cider, cookies, bread, etc.) or merchandise from these local restaurants and shops. Maybe you could even make a gift basket with items from each of these places.
A box of Macarons from Different Blend Bakery
Honey from Bee Hollow Farm
Grate Expectations Cheese & Charcuterie Boards
Local Goods & Foods from Honest Weight Food Co-Op
Tara Kitchen Sauces
Other Local Ideas
Cleaning Services with Holly’s Housekeeping
Candles from Collar City Candle
Albany Themed Items from Breakout Press Co.
Maps, Shirts & Other Items of Upstate New York from MW Neighborhoods
Soap & Skincare from RAD Soap
It’s amazing how much we have here locally all you have to do is know where to look! Hopefully this helps give you some ideas. Did I miss anything? Let me know and I can add it to help local businesses thrive this holiday season.
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