Give your family and friends something unique this holiday season with the best locally crafted gifts from these 8 holiday marketplaces around New York State.

Find the perfect gift for all your loved ones at the Holiday Market at Bethel Woods, where artists, crafters and specialty food vendors gather in the Market Sheds to showcase their handmade items! The market lasts from December 5 through December 6. 

 Union Square Holiday Market, Photo Credit: Instagram user @datanipia

Looking for the perfect holiday oasis? Unwind and wander the holly-lined halls of the Union Square Holiday Market in Manhattan. Connect with local artisans over their crafts and stories while you find perfectly unique gifts for your loved ones. The market is open daily through Christmas eve.

Go to the Taste NY Holiday Expo on December 6 to sip, sample and shop New York State’s finest flavors and crafts. With a variety of “made in New York” specialty snack and beverage vendors, this market is the ideal place to get everything you need for your holiday baskets, from cheeses to craft brews to wines and spirits. The market lasts all day December 6 in Albany.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That means the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park are in full swing, featuring more than 125 boutique-like shops with distinctive gift ideas like hand-crafted apparel, local crafts and jewelry. The market is open through January 2!

The annual Christmas Craft and Holiday Market at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse is a crafter’s paradise, with textiles, home decor, homemade candles, quilts - you name it. Enhance your home and the homes of those around you this holiday season with a little piece of New York State creativity. The market takes place December 11 through 13.

The Albany Holiday Market is the perfect destination for local artisanry, wines and specialty gifts all under the same roof. The market is open December 2 only, and admission is complimentary!

Kick off the holiday shopping season with a visit to the Saratoga Holiday Craft Marketplace, where you’ll find unique handmade crafts from over 100 artisans, a silent auction, raffles and tons of live music. Get your head in the holiday state of mind all the while filling your friends’ and family’s stockings! The market takes place November 28.

For a local artisanry and specialty gift market with flare, head to the 41st Annual Sparkle. After picking up unique handmade gifts for your entire list, take a horse or carriage ride and watch a fireworks show. If a trip to this market doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit - nothing will. The market is December 5 in Corning.

Don't forget to post photos of your New York adventures on Instagram and Twitter with #iSpyNY and #ILoveNY and tag us on Facebook!