Schenectady County is full of great places to stop and shop for everyone on your list! Whether it's a sweet treat, jewelry or unique home decor, we are sure you'll find that perfect gift! 



b. Inspired Home

Stop and see our friends at b. Inspired Home at their new space on Union Street! You'll find unique items for the home for that special someone on your list. All of the items in the store are personally selected with an emphasis on quality and affordability reflecting a relaxed, boho chic lifestyle.

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The Open Door Bookstore

Pop into The Open Door Bookstore on Jay Street! They carry a wide selection of literature, with an emphasis on children's books, variety of toys, gifts, jewelry, stationery, personal accessories and home goods!

the open door bookstore

The Silver Shop

Head to The Silver Shop for any jewelry needs! From earrings that dangle to posts, rings with or without stones, necklaces and bracelets, gorgeous pendants and more. 

The silver shop



The Schenectady Trading Company

Looking for a unique gift? We're sure you'll find it at The Schenectady Trading Company! You'll find handmade and manufactured items, a variety of food and beverage products, novelties, and seasonal produce from local farms. It is the go-to place for Schenectady souvenirs, local gift basket items, and college merchandise!

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Blue Bird Home Decor

Blue Bird Home Decor is a lifestyle shop focusing on home decor and gifts. They have a wide variety of products ranging from handmade jewelry to unique vintage pieces. Blue Bird Home Decor is also well known for their artwork, by local artist Shelly Broughton. They feature an eclectic mix of antique and vintage pieces, original art, unique gifts, repurposed lighting, and body care. Check out their Instagram for the most up-to-date information and sales. 

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The Speckled Hen 

The Speckled Hen is known for there fabulous primitive décor and gifts!  Find the perfect accents and accessories for any and every room in your house or find gorgeous gifts for your friends and family. 

Speckled Hen



The Schenectady Ale Trail

Purchase an Ale Trail Passport or stop by and see our friends at Great Flats Brewing,Back Barn Brewing CompanyWolf Hollow Brewing CompanyDruther's Brewing Company, or Frog Alley to purchase a growler filled with craft beer for the beer lover on your list!

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For the foodie on your list purchase a gift card from a restaurant in Schenectady County! Our food options range from classic Italian bistros, to Mediterranean, Asian Fusion and everything imaginable in between. For a list of restaurants in Schenectady County, visit our website


Van Gogh Interactive Experience

Take an awe-inspiring journey into the incomparable universe of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century. Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360-degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show.

Van Gogh

Maple Ski Ridge 

Maple Ski Ridge has been been offering great skiing and snow sports lessons for over 50 years. Maple Ski Ridge has 2 chair lifts and 2 surface lifts, as well as night skiing and hills that can challenge most. It is a premiere learn-to-ski/snowboard school in New York State.

Maple Ski Ridge