Local holiday gift guide round-up

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The Peppermint Pigs from Saratoga Sweets are still one of our favorite holiday gifts.

If you haven't finished (or -- you know -- started) your holiday shopping yet, there's a good chance you're getting a little... what's the word we're looking for? Panicky?

No worries. We've had the AOA elves out compiling a list of local holiday gifts that are fun to give and pretty easy to get.

Check out the full list after the jump. And by all means, if you have a good last-minute gift in mind that you'd like to add, pass it on.

Happy shopping.

Movie Passes for The Spectrum.

Cool, locally made stuff from Etsy.

Bags (or other lovely gifts) from The Paper Sparrow in Troy.

Puppets, art, jewelry and other unique gifts from local museum shops.

The gift of meat from Rolf's Pork Store.

Give some local history with books about the Capital Region.

Memberships to one of the local Children's Museums.

Candy from Uncle Sam's or The Chocolate Gecko.

And from last year's gift guide:

The Peppermint Pig from Saratoga Sweets

Tea from The Good Leaf

Pet treats from Sherry's Kitchen

An Ommegang Brewery gift pack

Hand cream from Menges and Curtis

Gift certificates to The Albany Art Room

Gift certificates to Albany's Indoor Rock Gym

Pendant necklaces from Elissa Halloran Designs

Comments

I love peppermint pigs! A few weeks ago I saw a green Wintergreen Pig (made by Saratoga Sweets) in a gift shop in the Proctor's arcade in Schenectady. I should have bought it 'cause when I went to Saratoga Sweets (in Halfmoon) this weekend they didn't have any left. There weren't any Wintergreen Pigs up in Saratoga Springs either.

But I did discover there's a place on Broadway making the original Saratoga style potato chip! I actually bought a metal tub of Saratoga chips as an Xmas gift for my girlfriend's father (a weird gift, I know, but probably will be a favorite).

Thanks for the great article. It's such a win for everyone involved when you buy locally-produced gifts. Here's a good resource for pottery gifts: http://www.albanysaratogapotterytrail.com/

Symmetry Gallery in Saratoga also has great gifts... many of which are locally made. http://www.symmetrygallery.com/

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