Nov 22 Unique Gifts and Shops for Holiday Shopping in Washington County
Holiday shopping near Saratoga? Cross everyone off your list, even the toughest to shop for, when you shop in Washington County! From gift shops to holiday markets and antique dealers to modern boutiques, there’s no shortage of places to pick up gifts this holiday season.
Mark your calendars! There are some great pop-up markets and shopping trails this season, just in time to bring home something special.
Washington County is home to dozens of artists and makers inspired by the county’s incredible scenery and history. You can find homegrown jams and jellies, Adirondack-inspired home decor, hand-spun knit hats, paintings, and more along the Christmas in the Country tour. Artisans in and around Fort Ann are opening their studios for shopping and fun! December 3 and 4 from 10 AM to 5 PM and December 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
For an extra treat, take the kids to Hicks Orchards’ Childrens’ Christmas Bazaar! Vendors will be selling their great items at kid-friendly prices – all under $5! – to help them spread a little cheer to their family, teachers, and other important folks in their lives.
For a tastier kind of gift, head to the marketplace at Gardernworks Farm in Salem. Home to their own floral accents and gifts, they also carry products from dozens of local brands and artisans including award-winning cheeses, smokehouse meats, zesty salsas, local maple, and honey treats.
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Is there a wellness fiend on your list? Stop by Greenwich’s Windy Hill CBD, a gift shop featuring CBD products and other self-care essentials like mix-your-own bath salt blends, crystals, and more! And while you’re visiting, don’t forget to check out the other great shops in the area. Greenwich Hardware Antiques, Penny Wise Shoppe, and the Country Peddler Shoppe are can’t-miss stops for the vintage lover on your list.
Does someone on that list prefer to create rather than receive? Our agricultural community is the place to shop! Find incredible yarn made from locally-raised sheep, goats, and rabbits at Mill Street Textiles / Battenkill Fibers in Greenwich. Or head further north to check out the Village Yarn Shop in Granville for yarn, needles, hooks, and so much more!
While you’re in Granville, don’t forget to visit the Gold Trout, a mercantile and gift shop featuring locally sourced, USA-made, organic, and eco-friendly products. Be sure to check their Facebook for up-to-date information about in-store shopping!
Then, make your way to Whitehall for Freakopolis Geekery! The perfect place to shop for those kids and kids at heart on your list, you’ll find uniquely geeky gifts – from comic books and board games to collectibles.’
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Not sure where to start? Let your friends and family decide and pick up a gift card from a Washington County restaurant, craft beverage producer, farm, or shop. Or opt for a fun memory to share and give your loved one an afternoon of holiday fun at the Washington County Fairgrounds’ drive-thru Lighted Nights experience. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s nothing like Washington County when it comes to doing your holiday shopping in Upstate NY.