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4 Local Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Mother-In-Law

Cross that toughie off your holiday shopping list and get in good with your mother-in-law this year when you go for one of these four localized suggestions.

You Can't Go Wrong With Jewelry - Or Can You?

Jewelry is a popular gift for any woman, and can be an easy go-to for a tricky gift receiver like your mom-in-law. There's nothing wrong with choosing jewelry, but make sure you aren't randomly selecting something from a clearance rack - give her a piece that has meaning.

Close 2 UR Heart at The Shirt Factory: Handmade, Outdoor-Themed Pieces

split image of two nature-themed necklacesThe stainless steel jewelry you see here is versatile, durable, and nearly maintenance-free.

Close 2 UR Heart operates out of The Shirt Factory and their pieces center around outdoor recreation and the Adirondacks. If the mother of your spouse is super outdoorsy and/or loves Lake George and the Adirondack region, browse what they have on their site - you may not be able to resist picking up a little something for yourself as well. (And keep scrolling for another Adirondack-y gift idea.)

Close 2 UR Heart is open 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and you can also purchase through their website.

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Kay Jewelers at Aviation Mall: For Personalized Birthstone Jewelry

amethyst braceletNo grandkids? No problem! Give her a piece with her own birthstone - this is amethyst, for February.

Birthstone-inspired jewelry is an excellent mother-in-law gift, especially she has grandchildren. Stop by Kay Jewelers at Aviation Mall and ask about their color stone family tree necklaces, where you can pick the birthstones of your children or any family members and incorporate them into this unique piece.

Kay Jewelers is open 11am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday.

Go for Gorgeous Adirondack Scenes Captured by a Local Photographer

Kurt Gardner Photography: Striking Photos for Any Home Decor

fall scene by lakeThis photo is called "Yellow Boat House Old Forge Pond" - where do you think your MIL would hang it?

Adirondack Photographer Kurt Gardner, based out of Old Forge, has a whole gallery of photos you can order by the size along with calendars, phone cases, puzzles, shirts, and hats. If your mom-in-law can appreciate fall foliage, starlit nights, and nature photography, this is a great one for her. Bonus points if you can find a favorite spots of hers in the Adirondacks captured by Kurt!

You can order online through the photographer's website (it has a cool "wall preview" feature for photos), or take the two-hour scenic drive from Glens Falls to Old Forge to visit his gallery, open 11am to 4pm Friday and Saturday.

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Help Her Relax With Aromatherapy & A Salt Cave Experience

Adirondack Salt Cave: A Gift Basket & A Gift Card Will Do the Trick

baskets of aromatherapy productsAromatherapy has the potential to treat many conditions, including but not limited to fatigue, depression, and insomnia.

Adirondack Salt Cave has been stocking up on holiday gift baskets with items like aromatherapy products from Saratoga Aromatherapy and Feathered Fox Farm. Stop by their location in the Union Square building in Glens Falls and pick up a gift card while you're at it.

They're open 10am to 7pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 5pm Friday, and 10am to 3pm Saturday.

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