We have compiled a gift guide featuring fabulous local goods, experiences, and shops that will make your holiday truly special. Refuse to have a boring Holiday season, Upstaters. Here is the ITK Holiday Gift Guide.
Kids can be some of the easiest, or most difficult people to shop for. There is rarely an in-between (any parent can attest to this). Your heart wants to get them something that will make their eyes light up, but at the same time, your mind wants to get them a gift that they can use and won’t be thrown away by New Year’s. We’ve got you covered on both fronts.
Believe it or not, there are people who actually cook. Heck, YOU might even be one of those people (so when’s dinner?). If not, let’s take a second to gawk at the people who actually cook… Ok, now that we got that out of the way we can focus on gifts for those burgeoning chefs (and those established chefs).
The pressure is on when shopping for your significant other. You’ll want to get them something that shows you put a lot of thought into their gift, and you want to get them something that they’ll absolutely love. Here are some gifts we think will do the trick.
We all have that one friend. The one who is always on the cutting edge of fashion. They always look impeccably put together. They never have a bad hair day. Their accessory game is on point. What do you get this person? You want to wow them with your gift. Luckily, you can.
You know those people that light up the room when they walk in? They are the life of the party. What do you get these people? You want something to match their energy, something that will wow them. Now you can light up their holiday like it’s a house party.
Sometimes it sounds like they are speaking a different language: Danerys, Tardis, Slytherin, Charmander, and Squirrel Girl. What does it mean? This is your friend who is a self-professed nerd. You don’t want to lose points with them and get them something from the wrong fandom. The Upstate is a nerdier place than you’d expect, so we can help.
As hard as it is to believe for some of us, there are people who like to stay fit and go outside (trust us on this). Ok, maybe that is dramatic. We like to get out some too. Let’s say you have one of these dynamic adventurers in your life. You want to get them something that will help them on their next adventure, or help them keep their sleek physique. It just so happens we are in the foothills.
Sometimes they’re covered in paint, and other times they are asking you to run lines. Your artsy friend sure is…creative. You want to foster that creativity and let them express themselves. They appreciate art, and you want to show them you do too. Much to our relief, you don’t have to go to an exclusive art auction to find great artistic gifts.