The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed many small businesses in cities and towns around the world—some even permanently. You’ve been hearing it for months, but the one thing you can do to help them out is to #SupportLocal. So hop online to shop at these Saratoga stores that need your support—it may be just us locals that get them through this summer season.
After 5 Snacks Basket
This gift basket, full of goodies that pair perfectly with a cold cocktail, would make a great present for the happy hour lover in your life, whether that person is a friend, family member or you-know-who. Nibble on the roasted pistachios and almonds, blue cheese-stuffed Spanish olives and crostini topped with artichoke tomato bruschetta in this carefully curated basket from The Savory Pantry.
Poetry In Bloom Journal
What better time to begin journaling, a self-reflective practice that has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, than during lockdown? Journal in style with this high-quality, softcover journal from Tushita Heaven, its beautiful cover a reproduction of the binding of The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems.
Greg Montgomery Travers Poster
$105 and up
Display a piece of Saratoga Race Course memorabilia in your home with a Travers poster by artist Greg Montgomery from Crafters Gallery. Montgomery’s Travers series has been going strong since 1986, so who knows? Maybe your tribute to Saratoga’s most popular race will be a good omen for the 2020 Saratoga racing season.
Wish you could get the Stitch Fix experience while still shopping local? Now you can, at Encounter Boutique. Fill out a quick online form with your sizes and preferred styles, and Encounter’s professional stylists will put together a Boutique Box of items they think you’ll like and send it right to your doorstop. Keep the items you like,
and return the rest.
Congress Park Carousel Mug
Drink your morning coffee in the presence of Saratoga Springs’ iconic Congress Park Carousel. Featuring a photo of the carousel by Saratoga Living Senior Photographer Francesco D’Amico, this mug is perfect for any true Saratogian.