Discover One-of-a-Kind Gifts at These Lake George Area Shops
Lake George has opportunities for in-person and online shopping this season, but don't be afraid to venture out to nearby towns to tap into other great gifting opportunities.
Glens Falls & Queensbury
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Glens Falls, also known as Hometown USA, will remind you of scenes straight out of a Christmas movie. Somewhat similar to Lake George Village, Downtown Glens Falls is filled with locally owned shops and boutiques. Along the way, you'll pass through Queensbury which also offers a plethora of places to check out. These two shops are must-visits in the area:
Located in Queensbury, this antique shop has over 30 rooms filled with treasures. Shop here for the collectors on your list. Their inventory includes everything from Victorian-era antiques to sports memorabilia and Depression glass.
LARAC for short, this Glens Falls gallery features works from local artists and makers. You'll find a variety of handmade goods, plus they typically offer Holiday Shop during the season where you can find festive gifts. The shop has everything from fine art prints to handmade jewelry you won't find anywhere else.
With several floors of shops selling everything from books to toys to pottery, you can't beat browsing through options at The Shirt Factory. This could possibly be a one-stop shop for you, where you get something for everyone on your list!
Hudson Falls & Fort Ann
To the east of Lake George sits Washington County, whose rolling hills are dotted with farms. If you're looking for locally produced products, it's a mecca for everything from fiber products to grass-fed organic meats. For great gifts with big appeal, check out these businesses:
The McKernon Gallery in Hudson Falls sells artwork based on themes like Adirondacks, autumn, black and white, and botanical. Shop unique prints and get someone on your list a special, localized piece of artwork.
Walking around quaint towns and villages decorated for the holidays can be the best. But if you're strapped for time and want a one-stop shop this one is it. Browse the unbelievable selections from Western-themed apparel to farm-themed home decor at the unique Walker's Farm, Home & Tack.
Check out Knit Wit Kreations if you have crafty people on your shopping list. They carry a wide selection of needle kits, yarns, and pattern books sure to inspire new projects. You'll also find hand-knit sweaters and clothing.
Downtown Saratoga Springs during the holidays is quite the sight to see. Beautiful decorations span the length of Broadway, spreading holiday cheer to everyone who visits. It's also a great spot for supporting small business while you're holiday shopping. These stores should help you cross a few people off of your list:
High quality women's apparel, jewelry, accessories, unique finds like Beekman 1802 products - visitors and locals alike rave about the wide selection and fun products at Lifestyles of Saratoga.
At Impressions of Saratoga you'll find gifts that reflect integral parts of the Spa City. From horse-related gifts to gourmet snacks, they carry a huge variety of products. Find collectibles related to horse racing, jewelry, cards and more.
North Creek & Warrensburg
North of Lake George along Route 28 are plenty of one-off shops and small towns. Warrensburg and North Creek, however, offer a cluster of local boutiques. We highlighted one awesome shop below along with a couple of outdoor recreation hotspots that would be great to grab a gift card from:
Gore Mountain, North Creek
Gore Mountain is a prime ski resort in the Adirondack Park, and the entire Northeast. They don't just offer skiing, either, but fun all year-round. Consider a gift card for the skier or snowboarder in your life and let them take advantage of their direct-to-lift convenience.
Give a gift card to Wild Waters Outdoor Center, rated #1 of 11 things to do in Warrensburg on TripAdvisor. An adventerous outdoorsy person on your list will love making use of this unique gift to raft on the Hudson or Sacandaga River.
Gift cards are great, but when you want to shop in a store you can also check out Miller Antiques & More in Warrensburg.
This Adirondack country store sells nature-inspired home goods, clothing, accessories, and much more. Located in North Creek, Hudson River Trading Company sources many of their products from across the region.
Tucked between Lake George's northern end and Lake Champlain, Ticonderoga offers plentiful shopping opportunities. Discover cozy country stores, antique shops, Adirondack furniture, and other great boutiques.
Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, Ticonderoga
Located on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe has a variety of items great for gifting. They carry lots of kitschy home decor perfect for adding personality to any space. Locally made goods including gourmet foods and maple syrup are also sold here.
Fox and Fern Adirondack Mercantile, Ticonderoga
For unique gifts with an Adirondack flare stop by the Fox and Fern Adirondack Mercantile. You'll find every thing from soaps and candles to uncommon board games and toys.