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Delight your friends and family this holiday season with handcrafted gifts made with artistry and loving care. Our enterprising alums never cease to amaze us with their vision and creativity, and offer you a wide array of goodies at all price points.

You’ll discover gifts to please anyone on your list. From fine dining and craft brews (beer or coffee), to organic toiletries, to custom furniture, to basketball lessons with a former Harlem Globetrotter, you’ll be surprised and charmed by what Saint Rose alums have to offer.

For us, “shop local” means supporting your creative, innovative classmates and fellow alums — it’s a great way to support deserving, small businesses while giving only the best to those you love.

Bare Blends LLC

Bare Blends whips up luscious handmade, all-natural smoothies and bowls. Full of fresh fruits and veggies, plant milks, gluten-free grains, nut butters, and sweet and crunchy toppings, these offerings will satisfy the pickiest eater, fuel your day, a

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BMT Hospitality

Know someone who loves fine dining (who doesn’t)? Here’s an excellent stocking stuffer for just about anyone: gift cards to some of the greatest Capital Region restaurants – many only a block away from Saint Rose.

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Books by Kathy Powers ‘71 and Anne Trombetta G’76

Give your favorite student, child or adult, a copy of “How to Write a 5th Grade (or Any Other Grade) Essay” by Kathy Powers ‘71 and Anne Trombetta G’76, a dynamic duo of siblings who combine their talents for writing and illustration.

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Cady School of Music

Looking for a personal gift for a beloved grandchild, niece, or nephew (or yourself)? Music lessons can open up a whole new world of learning and enjoyment for a special someone.

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Children's Books by Katherine Gardner

It's Okay to Be Shy, Katherine Gardner’s second children’s book, reads as a heartfelt letter to all children who experience shyness. Through a poetic narrative, this book celebrates what it means to be true to oneself.

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Compas Life

Calling all wilderness warriors, nature lovers, and design aficionados: Compas Life is calling. From graphic tees and sweatshirts, to candles and mugs, to hand-painted canoe paddles, you’ll find beautiful gifts for the outdoorsy types in your life.

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Delaware Supply

Delaware Supply is a great place to grab a drink before or after seeing a film. During the day, it can be a cozy atmosphere to get a snack and do some work. At night, bring some friends and hang out. Get your favorite drink sealed up to take home!

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Death Wish Coffee Company

Have the caffeine fiends in your life been nice this year? Reward them this holiday season with Death Wish Coffee. It’s potent, it’s delicious, and it’s the strongest coffee in the galaxy.

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Fort Orange Brewing

Brisk and hoppy, smooth and chocolatey, and everything in between – Fort Orange Brewing is home to some of the tastiest microbrews in New York State. Spend a relaxed afternoon or evening in good company at the taproom, or pick up a homebrewed gift!

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Fort Orange General Store

Eclectic, homegrown, and gorgeous – that’s the selection of gifts you’ll find at Fort Orange General Store, which features household goods, small-batch apothecary items, stationery, and jewelry.

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Four Fat Fowl

Their award-winning St. Stephen is a luscious triple cream soft-ripened cheese, handcrafted in Stephentown, New York using all natural, locally-sourced cow’s milk and cream.

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Roosevelt Grooming Company

It’s your face, so why subject it to brutal, mass-produced drugstore toiletries? Anyone who shaves will appreciate a gift of these handmade, artisanal personal-care products – from oils and creams to deodorant and hair pomade.

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Saratoga Botanicals Organic Spa and Store

Whether you want to find a special holiday gift or treat yourself, Saratoga Botanicals’ skincare, cosmetics, and bath-and-body goodies are perfect. They feature mouthwatering scents and skin-pampering benefits and are made for giving.

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Short and Stout Boutique

Tea is a perfect stocking stuffer that not only makes people happy but also keeps them healthy! Short and Stout Tea Company is all about great-tasting tea with a fun and educational experience.

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Supervek Super Wallets

They’re indispensable, durable, gorgeous, and completely cruelty free. This year, gift your friends with Supervek wallets. Made of Tyvek® and available in a variety of styles and a wide range of fun, eye-catching designs.

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Tay Fisher Basketball

This holiday season, sign up your sports-loving student for Tay Fisher’s Basketball Camps. Tay, who played for a decade with the World Famous Harlem Globetrotter (and earned his Saint Rose M.S.Ed. while touring full time with the Globetrotters).

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T&J Soap

Luxurious lather, mouthwatering scents, and unbeatable artisan quality – that’s what you get with T&J Soaps. In addition to fruity and herbal scents, you’ll find soaps featuring local beer, wine, and tea!

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URBAN G3M

The young folks in your life will be entertained and inspired to their own STEM exploits by the adventures of Kaya, a budding seven-year-old scientist who experiments her way through “Kaya’s Magical Unicorn Slime Experiment!

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Urban Industrial Design

Spoil yourself with jaw-droppingly beautiful, custom-designed furniture in many different styles – from traditional to rustic to industrial. Urban Industrial handcrafts projects for residential and commercial clients all over the Northeast.

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10 Little Rules

We all have to be reminded, from time to time, that bliss is a state of mind, and happiness is a choice. Give a "10 Little Rules" book to someone you love (or yourself!): Learn to listen to the whispers, chart a new path, and live the life of bliss.

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Valley Botanicals

Know someone who deserves a skincare treat this season? Valley Botanicals Hydrate + Repair Face Cream is ideal and soothing for dry, damaged, or aging skin.

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Yoga and Pilates Classes

This holiday season, give someone the gift of health and happiness. Yoga and pilates classes bestow a raft of physiological and emotional benefits – from de-stressing for the holidays, to weight management, relieving pain, and building muscle tone.

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Are you a Saint Rose alum with a business and would like to be considered for next year’s Gift Guide? Please email marketing@strose.edu with details about your business. Thanks, and happy holidays to all!