Two local shops are among the top 10 best upstate New York places to buy Christmas gifts!

Per New York Upstate, Saratoga Sweets in Saratoga and Adirondack Country Store in Northville are among the top 10 best places to buy Christmas Gifts!

As I am sure most Capital Region residents are familiar, Saratoga Sweets is best known for the Peppermint Pig. According to Saratoga Sweets:

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This "Peppermint Pig™ as aptly it was named, was cast of hard candy similar in fashion to candy cane and festive pink in color. And while the pig is honored in Victorian holiday tradition as a symbol of good health, happiness and prosperity, these special "Peppermint Pigs”, ™ unique to Saratoga Springs, New York, came to represent much more.  After the holiday dinner, the Pig was passed amongst those gathered, each in turn giving the pouch a firm tap and sharing a tale of the past year's good fortune.

The Adirondack Country Store is perfect for those on your list who love the Adirondacks.  The store is known for its original handmade ornaments (made by residents) and their wreaths!

Do you shop at either store?  What Capital Region store makes your shopping trip list?