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

The holiday season has arrived in the Adirondacks, and it's time to starting thinking about which gifts you would like to give to your friends and family.

To help make this season easier for you, we've compiled a list of the top holiday gifts available not just in the Adirondacks, but across the North Country. Take a look at these regional favorites and see if you can find something for everyone in our 2017 North Country Holiday Gift Guide.

2017 North Country Holiday Gifts

Stunning Custom Maps From World Vibe Studio

gifts of high peaks poster and creations

World Vibe Studio designs custom and personalized maps, including those of the Adirondacks, to fit any decor. Their Push Pin maps make it easy for you to track the peaks you have climbed, and they are unique gifts for the holidays and any occasion! Use code "ADK15" on their Etsy shop page to receive 15% off your order of a custom or personalized map.

Locally-Produced & Handmade ADK-Themed Gifts

gifts from hudson river trading company

Go local this Christmas by supporting local businesses who support local artisans. Hudson River Trading Company offers handmade mugs, locally-roasted coffee, unique maple syrup pitchers (filled to the brim with Adirondack amber from local maple producers), and more.

The store is located at 292 Main Street in North Creek, and it is home to a variety of products from hundreds of local craftsmen and women. Come in and pick out your pottery color and your coffee flavor. Shopping at Hudson River Trading is magical!

Love is in the Adirondacks Stemless Wine Glasses

adirondack wine glasses

Share your love for the Adirondack Park with Love is in the Adirondacks' unique set of quality stemless wine glasses. Each one has been sandblasted with a beautiful ADK heart silhouette. These versatile 15 oz. glasses are made in the USA, and they are a popular choice for a holiday or bridal gift. There is Free Shipping with "LGLove" code until 12/1 and Free Shipping on $50 or more with "LGLOVE2" code from 12/1-12/31/2017.

Professional Iconic Adirondack Photographs

a metal print of whiteface sunset

This season, give the gift of a beautiful Adirondack landscape photograph from Kurt Gardner Photography! They sell HD quality metal prints that are ready to hang on the wall and feature brilliant colors (see above photo); the cost for these starts at $45. You can also purchase matted prints instead, which start at just $7, or order a photograph with a custom rustic frame.

Kurt Gardner Photography will ship your product to you, or you can visit their gallery in Old Forge, NY, and see what catches your eye as the perfect holiday gift.

"Adirondack" Book By A. Dudley Johnson, Jr.

description of adirondack novel

"Adirondack" tells a story of women's empowerment and forbidden love in a time when "that just wasn't done." It is an absorbing novel of romance among the privileged summering in the beautiful and lush Adirondacks in the Gilded Age. Available in Kindle for $7.99 and paperback for $12.99 on, give "Adirondack" as a gift to a book lover you know this holiday season.

A Box Of Peppermint Holiday Bark

peppermint holiday bark

Make someone's day by giving them a box of holiday cheer from Adirondack Chocolates! This box of holiday bark features sweet white chocolate layered over your choice of milk or dark chocolate with crunchy pieces of peppermint sprinkled over the top.

The chocolate will be packed in a white box with a window view of every delicious piece, and the product will be available beginning four weeks prior to Christmas Day. Don't miss out on this holiday treat!

One-Of-A-Kind Fine Artworks & Gifts

saunders gallery

If you're searching for unique holiday gifts in the Glens Falls Region, then you won't have to go far! Head over to the historic Shirt Factory in Glens Falls and check out the amazing selection of original paintings, gifts, and more at the Saunders Gallery of Fine Art at bjsartworks.

The gallery houses stunning oil and acrylic paintings, limited edition etchings, gifts made from local artists, and even Adirondack furniture. Plus, from now through December 31, 2017, you can use one of these two coupons to receive a special discount on a framing purchase.

A Gift Card For Gore Mountain

gore mountain gift card

If you know someone who loves skiing or snowboarding, then make their life easier this holiday season by getting them a gift card for Gore Mountain in North Creek. This family-friendly ski resort features four peaks and a wide range of alpine terrain and trails for all skill levels.

These gift cards are rechargeable and available in any denomination. Best of all, they can be used as payment for any purchases made at Gore Mountain, including single and multi-day lift tickets, tuning and repair services, food and drinks, rentals, and more!

Sampler Basket Of 4 Tasty Farmstead Cheeses

cheese basket

Who doesn't love cheese? When you're searching for the best gift for a family member, friend, or even a coworker, you can't go wrong with Argyle Cheese Farmer's Cheese Sampler.

Featuring a box of approx 1 lb. of aged, hard cheese, this Cheese Sampler includes blocks of Grace (aged gouda), Mercy (creamy cheddar), Caerphilly (a flavorful Welsh cheese), and Glory (a creamy cheese that is cultured with yogurt). The cost is $22, and a description card will be enclosed. Visit their store or order online for the holidays!

Red Carriage Wine - A Holiday Season Favorite

bottle of red carriage wine

Adirondack Winery's seasonal favorite, Red Carriage, is the perfect complement to any traditional holiday meal! This cranberry infused red wine is semi-sweet, light-bodied, and only available during the holiday season, so get a bottle for yourself or someone on your list before it's too late!

Vintage Posters Of The Beautiful Adirondacks

pure adk posters

Printed on enhanced matte paper, these posters by Pure Adirondacks depict illustrations of various locations and common landscapes seen throughout the Adirondacks. Available in 12x16 or 18x24 inch sizes and with an option to purchase with or without a frame, these posters will be shipped directly to customers (w/ free shipping) when purchasing online via

PureADK is a lifestyle brand that offers a variety of products ranging from Adirondack clothing & apparel to ADK-inspired home goods. Use the code "ADKS15" to receive 15% off your order on their online shop during the 2017 holiday season.

An Adirondack-Themed Painted Trivet

painted trivet with adirondack theme

This ADK-themed trivet by Love is in the Adirondacks will remind your family of their time spent with you for generations to come. As seen in the image above, the trivet's custom design features an Adirondack guide boat, mountains, trees, and a heart.

The hot plate is made in the USA and is available in a high temperature powder coat finish in graphite black. The dimensions are 8 inches x 6 inches. There is Free Shipping with "LGLove" code until 12/1 and Free Shipping on $50 or more with "LGLOVE2" code from 12/1-12/31/2017.

A Beautiful Cobbled Granite Dispenser

a cobbled dispenser

Why give someone another koozie when you can buy them a cobbled granite dispenser from The Furniture House in Queensbury? Featuring a 100% stainless steel valve, these dispensers don't just look cool, they also keep drinks cold!

Each one costs $139, and you can either order over the phone or visit the store and pick out the stone you think would make the best gift.

"Water and Light" - A New Book Featuring Hundreds of Lake George Images

book of lake george photos

Do you know someone who loves Lake George? Order them "Water and Light," a new book (160 pages, 150 photos) available now from The Chapman Museum in Glens Falls. This special book features hundreds of images of Lake George, also known as the Queen of Lakes, taken by Seneca Ray Stoddard, one of America's premier 19th century photographers.

Few artists have captured the beauty of Lake George as did S.R. Stoddard. He created hundreds of photographs of the lake's landmarks and dramatic shoreline, and his images are a fascinating study of the interplay of water and light. Purchase a copy of this book now for the holidays; it is available softbound for $29.95 and hardcover for $49.95.

Halotherapy Session Inside The Adirondack Salt Cave

adirondack salt cave

Located in downtown Glens Falls, the "one-of-a-kind" Adirondack Salt Cave is the first business in the North Country to offer Halotherapy (dry salt therapy). The salt cave blends the heritage of a 100+ year-old garment factory with the natural elements of over 7,000 pounds of Himalayan salt and technology to give visitors a truly unique wellness experience.

Know someone who would love experiencing one of these relaxing and healing sessions? If so, then give them one of Adirondack Salt Cave's Halotherapy session gift certificates as a holiday gift.

As a special, when you buy two gift certificates for their regularly priced 45-minute Halotherapy sessions, you will receive a third one for free! To buy your gift certificates, visit the salt cave at the Union Square Building in Glens Falls or their website.

Please Note: This offer excludes gift certificates for introductory sessions.

An Overnight Stay Inside A Castle On Lake George

a bedroom at erlowest

Give the gift of a private getaway to a magnificent stone castle overlooking beautiful Lake George - the historic Inn at Erlowest. Rates start at just $165 + tax for an overnight stay!

Guests will receive Prosecco upon check-in, turndown service, access to an on-site AAA 4-Diamond Restaurant, and complimentary breakfast the morning after their stay. This is one gift a friend or family member won't soon forget.

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