Christmas Shopping in Albany

If you’re stressing out about what to get your friends and family for Christmas this year, worry no more. New York’s Capital District offers a wealth of shopping opportunities. The best part is, you don’t have to go to the mall to do it.

For Your Honey (Her)�who loves jewelry.
Specializing in semi-precious stones, Ellissa Halloran has been making jewelry for 15 years. Offering pieces that are unique and truly distinctive, this up and coming jewelry designer can claim such famous clientele as Soledad O’Brien of CNN fame.
For More Info Contact:
Elissa Halloran Designs
518 432-7090
225 Lark St.
Albany, NY 12210

For Your Honey (Him)�the sports nut.
Do you love a man who can’t get enough football? Why not consider season tickets for, arena football team, the Albany Conquests. The Conquests season start up not long after regular season football ends and should be just the thing to give your football junkie a fix during the spring and summer months. The Conquests play at the Pepsi Arena located and season ticket packages start at $72.00. Packages include all eight home games, a free 2005 Treasures swimsuit calendar and the first home playoff game.
For More Info Contact:
Pepsi Arena Box Office
518 487-2222
51 S Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12207

For MomâÂ?¦who doesn’t pamper herself nearly enough.
Consider a gift certificate for Christmas to Jean Paul Salon in Stuyvesant Plaza. Jean Paul’s is a full-service day spa offering packages as low as $90 that includes a 30 minute facial with an eyebrow wax or shape, a 30 minute massage, and a nail shape and polish application. Give your mom that well deserved break she’s been needing.
For More Info Contact:
Jean Paul Salon
518 482-2121
1475 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203

For Dad�the jazz enthusiast.
Remember the days of vinyl records played on a scratchy record player? Then Last Vestige is the place for you. Filled to the brim with a massive selection in all genres – jazz, blues, folk, rock and roll (all on vinyl), it is a music lovers Shangri-La. Of course the pre-requisite CDs and cassettes are available too, but if you know someone just looking for an excuse to dust off the old phonograph, records make a great gift for the vinylicious dad.
For More Info Contact:
Last Vestige
518 432-7736
173 Quail St.
Albany, NY 12206

For Your Sister�the Drama Queen.
Do you know someone in love with arts? Consider a gift certificate to the Egg located in downtown’s Empire State Plaza. The Egg continues to be the premiere venue in this area for the performing arts. Whether presenting dance, music, plays or comedy, you can’t beat the Egg for the finest in cultural entertainment.
For More Info Contact:
The Egg Box Office
518 473-1845
PO Box 2065
Albany, NY 12220

For Your Brother�the comic book fanatic.
Earthworld Comics offers one of the largest selections of comic books for everyone to the serious collector to those who just like some light reading. Voted best comic store by Metroland Magazine for 200, 2001, 2002, and 2003, you’ll always be able to find the issue you’re looking for. As Earthworld says, “IF YOU CAN’T GET A LIFE, GET A COMIC!”
For More Info Contact:
Earthworld
518 459-2400
537 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

For Grandma�.who loves coffee.
If Grandma needs a little extra get up and go in the morning, consider the gift of coffee. But not just any coffee. The Daily Grind roasts their own beans and offers up such tempting selections as Mocha Java Green and Black Walnut. So pick up a bag as a stocking stuffer for someone who could use a little zip in their step.
For More Info Contact:
The Daily Grind
518 427-0464
204 Lark St.
Albany, NY 12206

For Grandpa�the avid reader.
A far cry from the “supersized” Borders or Barnes and Noble, the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza is a bookstore of a much personal nature. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff always ready to help, you will be sure to find the perfect read for that someone you love.
For More Info Contact:
The Book House of Stuyveant Plaza
518 489-4761
1475 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203

Whoever you’re buying gifts for this holiday season, just remember it doesn’t take a lot of money to get a gift. Just a little thought and imagination.

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