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From Gifts to Decor to Craft Beverages: 7 Unique Stops for Your Holiday Shopping

What do we mean when we say these stores are "unique?" Some offer Lake George-themed merchandise you can't find anywhere else, while others provide handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry and gift items. Check out where to take care of all your holiday shopping needs in Lake George below!

Capture the Feel of Lake George at Live Love Laugh

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What You'll Find: Inspirational signs, stones, and magnets. Lake George ornaments, figurines, and apparel. Willow Tree figurines of people and pets. Puppie Love apparel. New York Yankees merchandise. We love Live Love Laugh, and especially recommend their Bearfoots Collection of Lake George ornaments. You can order online through their website.

Discover a Treasure Trove of Gift Items at the Indian Tepee Shop

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What You'll Find: This old-fashioned, country-style gift shop in Bolton Landing sells Lake George- and Adirondack-themed products, locally made gift items, Christmas and holiday toys, greeting cards, and more - even for the furry members of the family. The Indian Tepee Gift Shop offers online ordering and there's free shipping on all orders over $100.

Browse Through Several Floors of Quality Antiques & Find Items You Didn't Know You Needed

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What You'll Find: While there are many antique stores in the Lake George region, Glenwood Manor Antiques & More in Queensbury is the largest (and the oldest) with three floors of antiques, 34 rooms, and a gift shop. From toys to jewelry to furniture to books to home and holiday decor, you'll undoubtedly find a little special something for someone who never would have thought to put that item on their Amazon wish list.

Pick Up Home Decor & More at Walker's Farm, Home & Tack

What You'll Find: Walker's Farm, Home & Tack is your one stop shop for any holiday gift shopping you might have. They offer a variety of items from western to casual clothing and home decor. Their large inventory also includes gifts, toys, and pet food for your best friends at home. Stop by and visit the store that carries everything for the holidays!

Peruse 3 Floors of Handmade Gifts, Clothing, Toys & More at The Silo

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What You'll Find: The Silo, also in Queensbury, has more than just great omelettes and sandwiches. Their gift shop is a hidden gem in the Lake George area when it comes to gifts - they have three floors of handmade items for children and adults. They're also the largest retailer in the region of Ed Levin Jewelry. And, did we mention they have handmade fudge created right at The Silo?

Give Them a Taste of Lake George Complete With Fun Accessories at Adirondack Winery

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What You'll Find: Adirondack Winery not only has an unparalleled selection of wines to choose from as gifts (including the cranberry-infused, seasonal Red Carriage) but a ton of wine-related accessories and other goodies: tumblers with festive sayings like "I'm Dreaming of a Wine Christmas," logo ornaments, wine slushy mixes, and more, including 1- 2- and 3-bottle wine gift baskets. You can order online, but they will carry some fun items in the store that they don't have available through their website, so try to visit in person if you can!

Get Everything Holiday & Lake George at the Same Time at A Christmas to Remember

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What You'll Find: We had to include Lake George's prime Christmas store, A Christmas to Remember, which carries both traditional Christmas items as well as Lake George-themed ornaments and more. Looking for pandemic-themed ornaments? They have those too! Make someone laugh this year with a fun, festive holiday gift.

Treat Yourself to a Mini Getaway (And Get Your To-Do List Done at the Same Time!)

If you're able to visit these stores in person and take some time for yourself to get away from it all - while still being productive and getting your holiday shopping done - we have a couple of lodging suggestions:

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is situated in Queensbury right next to the Great Escape. This hotel is centrally located between Lake George Village and the shops that are in Queensbury and Glens Falls. 

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queensbury - Lake George Area

This Holiday Inn Express & Suites is right next to the highway in Queensbury, so you'll have easy access to head north to the Village and Bolton Landing. They're about 10 minutes from Glenwood Manor Antiques and Close 2 UR Heart, and 4 minutes from The Silo.

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