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Your Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide

Life doesn’t pause when you have to start holiday shopping. Follow this Capital Region Gift Guide to make it a little easier to find unique gift ideas, courtesy of Baker Public Relations.

Spa Day at Complexions: From body wraps and massages to facials and pedicures, there is a spa treatment for everyone. With convenient locations in Albany and Saratoga Springs, all you have to do is stop in or go to the Complexions website and click on gift cards to download yours today.


Floral Arrangement from Frank Gallo & Son Florist: These professionals have been serving the Capital Region since 1920, but that’s not all. You can send someone a bouquet and be able to say the flowers are from the same people who provided arrangements for the Super Bowl in New York and three different presidents at the White House. Ideal for any occasion, holiday décor, hostess or corporate gifts – there is an arrangement for that. To view their selection or to order online, visit their website here.

Tickets to Cirque Du Soleil OVO at the Times Union Center: It’s a family affair! Cirque Du Soleil OVO is coming to the Times Union Center from January 29, 2020 to February 2, 2020. OVO is a day in the life of a community of insects, so you may want to buzz over to the Times Union Center Website or the Cirque Du Soleil website for tickets.
Fort Ticonderoga Online Shop:
If you have a history buff in your life and you have no idea what to get them, here’s your answer. Fort Ticonderoga has an entire shop online where you can get attire, books, tea, chocolate, and gifts for children, the home and more. If you want to be adventurous, sign them up for a trip to Fort Ticonderoga – they will be blown away. You can buy tickets here.

Car Service from Mohawk Honda: With winter here, many people are getting new snow tires. Help out a friend or family member by purchasing them for the holidays. If they already have new tires, pay for their next required service.

Dine and Grab a Cocktail at Hamlet & Ghost: Some people like experiences more than gifts. So, take them out for a night on the town with a holiday theme. Hamlet & Ghost now has its Holiday Pop Up open until January 4! To match the holiday décor theme, Hamlet & Ghost will offer its usual beverage and dinner menus with the addition of their special holiday cocktails, including highlights such as the Peppermint Old Fashioned with peppermint syrup and a mini candy cane garnish, the “I Triple Dog Dare You!” made with Vodka, fresh lime juice and cranberry, orange and rosemary syrups and The Grinch which includes Peppermint Schnapps, chocolate liqueur and Italian Amaro.


Memberships and art at Palette: This next gift idea is all about women supporting other women. Palette on Broadway in Saratoga Springs is a café and co-working space that combines culture, shared ideas and connections. It’s a place to grab a cup of coffee, snack or a cocktail, meet up with a group of friends or get some work done. How about treating that special person in your life to a yearly or monthly Membership? You can also buy a gift card to the café or  a piece of art from their gallery that 70% of the proceeds go to the artist.

Happy Holidays,
Baker Public Relations