2015 HOLIDAY SEASON FILLED WITH UNIQUE AND CREATIVE GIFT IDEAS FOR CAPITAL REGION SHOPPERS

ALBANY, N.Y. – Capital Region shoppers will have the opportunity to delight any recipient on their list with numerous unique gifts and exciting offers from various local businesses and organizations this holiday season.

From the sports enthusiast to the gourmand to the fashionista, shoppers can find a special gift for any of their loved ones when selecting from a variety of premium items available locally this holiday season, including top tech tools, tickets to seasonal sports and theatrical productions and charitable initiatives that give back to the community.

  • Albany Cup: Fuel the competitive spirit with tickets to see the Siena Saints take on the UAlbany Great Danes during the annual Albany Cup at the Times Union Center on Saturday, December 12. To purchase tickets, visit the Times Union Center Box Office or Ticketmaster.com/SienaSaints.
  • Alpin Haus: Get ready for the winter sports season with special deals on fashion and equipment from Alpin Haus, including The North Face women’s cinnabar tri-climate jacket for $169, regularly priced $240; GIRO Bevel adult helmets for $49, regularly priced $80; and Scott HOT leather mitten for $75; regularly priced $125 (valid Black Friday, November 27 through Monday, November 30). For store locations and hours, visit alpinhaus.com.
  • Capital District YMCA: Give the gift of health and wellness with a membership to the Capital District YMCA and receive access to each of its nine facilities, including the new wellness center at the Guilderland branch, featuring new equipment, extensive renovations and functional training. For more information, visit cdymca.org.
  • Hannaford Supermarkets: Give back to the community by participating in the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign at Capital Region Hannaford Supermarkets. For $10, purchase a box of food staples, which will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. Participating customers will receive a coupon book worth a value of $22. For more information, visit hannaford.com.
  • I SKI NY: Hit the slopes this season with exclusive deals from I SKI NY, including discount lift tickets, ski and stay packages and the Free for Kids Passport Program. For more information, visit iskiny.com/ski-deals.
  • Mazzone Hospitality: Buy a $100 gift card and receive a bonus $25 gift card for free at mazzonehospitality.com  on Cyber Monday, November 30. Gift cards are valid at all Mazzone Hospitality restaurants, including Angelo’s 677 Prime; Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill; Aperitivo Bistro; Prime at Saratoga National; and Tala Bistro. (Bonus gift card must be used between January 1, 2016 and November 15, 2016.)
  • Northeastern Fine Jewelry: Receive the hottest tech gift of the season for free when shopping at Northeastern Fine Jewelry on Black Friday, November 27 or Small Business Saturday, November 28. Shoppers who spend $1,299 at Northeastern Fine Jewelry locations in New York and Vermont will receive for free an Apple Watch Sport, one of the most popular tech gifts of the holiday season and recognized as one of the industry’s leading smart watches. Visit nefj.com  for store hours and promotion details.
  • Palace Theatre: Celebrate the season with a special holiday-themed production or classic film, including Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker on Thursday, December 10; a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life on Friday, December 18; and A Charlie Brown Christmas, presented by Park Playhouse, on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, November 20. Tickets are also currently available for upcoming shows, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Thursday, March 3. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit palacealbany.com or call (518) 465-3334.
  • Stuyvesant Plaza: Give a gift to a child in need this holiday season during the Stuff the Bus event at Stuyvesant Plaza on Black Friday, November 27 and Small Business Saturday, November 28. Shoppers who donate a children’s toy or article of clothing at the bus at the plaza that weekend will receive a coupon book filled with exclusive discounts and incentives from Stuyvesant Plaza shops and eateries. Visit stuyvesantplaza.com for details.