Your downtown Albany gift guide
Your downtown Albany gift guide
From Albany-centric finds to the truly one of a kind, you're sure to snag the perfect present for friends and family (and yourself... no judgment here) this holiday season. Read on to discover where to purchase something unique – and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to go inside these shops and get even more gift giving inspiration. Don't forget gift cards are available from many businesses, offering you the ability to give the gift of a taste of Downtown, a new hairstyle, and much more. See our dining and business directory for more information. (And don't forget to check out the deals and events happening on Small Business Saturday in Downtown!)
Where thrifty shoppers can hit the jackpot. With clothing, toys, accessories, and home goods for all ages, Acacia’s Basement offers high-quality items at a thrift shop price. Owner Acacia always has a smile on her face and can help in locating the perfect gift.
153 S Pearl Street | 518.596.6043
B. Lodge & Co
Pajamas. Athletic gear. Socks. Accessories. Winter gear. Scrubs. That and so much more are available at B. Lodge & Company - and all at a great price! So many wonderful things, all at one location. Stop in and experience what people have loved about the store since 1867.
75 N Pearl Street | 518.463.4646
Born out of a love of fine wines and liquors, Broadway Plaza Liquor has become the premiere location for all your alcohol beverage needs. After traveling extensively and sampling different wines, the owners made their way back home, bring the world to downtown Albany, all while specializing in New York State wines and spirits.
418 Broadway | 518.462.3607
A neighborhood favorite, Diana’s Wine & Spirits is a great spot to pick up a bottle of your prized beverages on the way home, or to a gathering. More than just a store, owner Diana is well-versed in every kind of wine and liquor, so why not turn your trip into a learning experience too?
67 Grand Street | 518.689.3463
The Discover Albany Visitors Center gift shop is stocked with many unique and handcrafted items from local artisans that range from artwork, jewelry and accessories, home decor, official Albany apparel, and much more. There are fun and educational items for young explorers, too!
25 Quackenbush Square | 518.434.0405
A holiday centerpiece that becomes a conversation starter, a gift bouquet to the host or hostess, or a little something to bring your holiday outfit to life, The Enchanted Florist of Albany’s creations are always eye-catching.
54 Columbia Street | 518.813.4990
Looking for that missing piece to your outfit? Head to Fashion Puzzle for the latest and greatest in ladies fashion because it’s not the brand, it’s how you rock it!
153 S Pearl Street | 518.606.0825
Here you'll find beautiful, hand-picked home goods and gifts, with an emphasis on handmade quality and great design. The Fort Orange General Store proudly features the work of up-and-coming designers, artists and small companies from all over, and share them with our corner of the city.
412 Broadway | 518.729.3703
Fresh & Fly Clothing: Where they don’t create style and fashion – they enhance it. Established in 2006, this Downtown retailer has remained committed to keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest fashion styles and trends, while also staying true to the classics to accommodate both old and new school customers.
13 S Pearl Street | 518.427.7924
Stop in the Irish American Heritage Museum for a wide selection of gifts to keep people warm, well adorned, and informed or entertained. The shop at the museum offers sweater, jewelry, books, keepsakes, and more.
370 Broadway | 518.427.1916
Holiday cards. Photography. Books. All that and more, personalized by you – printed by McGreevy Prolab and Propress. This locally-owned shop offers professional quality photo lab and press services, with options to order online or in-shop.
376 Broadway | 518.426.1039
The Store @ ACG
A retail space located inside Albany Center Gallery, The Store @ ACG sells functional fine crafts created by skilled artisans of the Capital Region. The rotating stock of unique pieces include housewares, ceramics, paper goods, and jewelery. Come shop small while supporting the creative community!
488 Broadway | 518.462.4775
A remarkable pendant created just for you. An heirloom piece that needs to be resized. Whatever you’re looking for, the full-service Truman Jewelers team will meet and exceed your expectations with high-quality products and personalized customer service.
71 N Pearl Street | 518.432.4653
Generate excitement with accessories, nay – treasures, found at Vintage Treasures by Deborah. Cultivating scarves, jewelry, handbags and much more, new items arrive daily for your perusing pleasure.
153 S Pearl Street | 518.567.4492