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.
The Farm Store at Tiashoke kicks off the season on November 11 with a Holiday Market featuring candle makers, quilters, local artisans, and more. And don’t forget to pick up your cheeses from this Cabot farm for your Thanksgiving charcuterie board!
Once the turkey settles Argyle Brewing Co. hosts its own take on Black Friday shopping. Skip the lines and early wake-up call, and head over to Greenwich instead for their makers’ market from 8 AM to noon.
You can find homegrown jams and jellies, Adirondack-inspired home decor, hand-spun knit hats, paintings, and more during Christmas in the Country. Artisans in and around Fort Ann are opening their studios for shopping and fun! December 1 and 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM and December 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Check out even more makers at Gather 103’s holiday market in Greenwich on December 9.
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. Ruby’s Nimble Thimble, Penny Wise Shoppe, and the Country Peddler Shoppe are can’t-miss stops.
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! Also in Granville is Opal Rose Co., a jewelry, crystal, and plant shop.
Then, make your way to Whitehall for Freakopolis Geekery and Retro Hoarders Gaming! The perfect places to shop for those kids and kids at heart on your list. At Freakopolis you’ll find uniquely geeky gifts – from comic books and board games to collectibles, and at Retro Hoarders, discover new and forgotten video games from all eras and different consoles, plus electronics and more.
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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.