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The North Country Gift Guide: Bringing You the Adirondack Region's Best Holiday Gifts

You want to shop local and support Adirondack businesses but you're not sure where to start. Take a look at some regional favorites below for unique holiday gift ideas from the Adirondacks to the North County.

Please note, these are last year's featured gifts. Stay tuned for the 2023 featured local gift ideas!

Home Sweet Home & Red Carriage: Gift the Gift of Adirondack Winery Wine!

Surprise the wine lover in your life with the gift of holiday wine from Adirondack Winery! Home Sweet Home apple pie-infused wine and Red Carriage cranberry-infused wine make the perfect holiday gift. Their unique flavors and festive labels also make them a great wine to bring to your next holiday party! Order a case to get $15 off and get free shipping when you order six or more bottles. Head to to purchase the perfect holiday gift today!  


Bring a Little Lake George to Your Recipient With Themed Gift Items From Love is On Lake George

You cannot go wrong with a Lake George-themed gift from Love is On Lake George. They have a variety of items available to order, including socks, pint glasses, mason jars, stemless wine glasses, painted trivets, dog collars, ornaments, laminated placemats, wall mounts, and more for every Lake George lover on your list.  


Capture Those Lake George Memories in a Special Way With Live Love Laugh

Your gift recipients will love Live Love Laugh's wooden Lake George picture frames, the ideal compliment to a photo of your memories together on the lake. Or, for the foodie in your life, give the gift of a Lake George bamboo cutting board.


Tickets to One of the Most Popular Annual Events: The Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Don't settle for an average gift this holiday season! Gift your bestie or "festie" an experience they will never forget, with tickets to the 2023 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival.

Taking place June 24th and 25th at the Lake George Festival Commons, you can taste your way through the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, artisan food makers, food trucks, and more that the Adirondack region and New York State has to offer.

For additional holiday cheer, we have special discount codes to help you save! For 30% off GA tickets click this link and enter the code MX30 at checkout. For 15% off DD and VIP tickets enter code MX15 to save!

Are you local to the area? (Warren, Saratoga, Washington, Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer County?) You can save an extra 5% off Sunday tickets! Discount automatically applies at checkout when you enter a zip code.

This is the BEST deal of the year, so don't wait! Tickets go on sale Friday, November 25.

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Start a New Tradition With Saratoga Candy Co.'s Peppermint Pig

The tradition of the Saratoga Peppermint Pig goes back to the 1880s. This sweet candy shaped like a pig is typically placed inside a small pouch after Christmas dinner and is broken with a miniature hammer. All family members then share in eating the sweet candy pieces. The pig represents health, happiness, and prosperity, and is meant to bring good fortune.

The Peppermint Pig is sold by the Saratoga Candy Co. and includes a nickel plated hammer, a red velvet pouch, a story card, and instructions on how to break your pig. Enjoy free shipping or delivery for all orders over $65.


Canvas Prints From One of the Top Photographers in Lake George

Luke Dow's stunning shots of the Lake George Region and Adirondacks aren't just for gazing at through your computer or mobile screen. Find Luke Dow Photography 16x20 and 18x24 canvas prints available for sale at Biscotti Brothers Cafe in Lake George. They're switched out each season, are reasonably priced in the range of $55 to $85 each, and would make a perfect addition to the home of any nature lover on your list.


A One-of-a-Kind Gift With a Touch of the Adirondacks From the FingerLakes Bell Co.

The Mirror Lake Bell is a beautiful, thoughtful gift for those who grew up, vacationed, or presently live on Mirror Lake. These powder-coated bells created by the FingerLakes Bell Co. are handcrafted locally utilizing the talents of the local Mennonite community to help put together each handmade bell. Each bell is finished with personalized attention. There are minor variations in the bells due to the creative process and each has its own two-toned sound, making it a truly one-of-a-kind bell. As time goes on, the bell will patina naturally and become truly special. Every cottage or home should have one or two. Ring on!

The FingerLakes Bell Co. also sells a Lake George Bell, Saratoga Lake Bell, custom embroidered tees, and custom embroidered caps.


New Way Lunch's Famous Dirt Dog Sauce in Their Own Home? Yes!

hot dogs with meat sauce on the left, jarred meat sauce on the right

The super secret, ultra delicious Dirt Dog Sauce used by New Way Lunch on their coveted hot dogs is available for purchase in 12oz containers. Not just for hot dogs (although it pairs perfectly with a great 'dog!), Dirt Dog Sauce can be used on pasta, as a bread dipping sauce, or in a variety of other ways.  


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