A Very Local Christmas – Central Pennsylvania Edition
I sincerely apologize for posting this on the 15th of December. Unfortunately between being sick and just other health issues, I’ve been working on this post but haven’t yet published until now 😞 I did not get to include all the businesses I wanted to, so stay tuned for another post in the near future to showcase other local businesses 😊
Please support the local businesses mentioned even if it’s getting a gift card or even sharing posts. They are all great small businesses!
The ease and convenience of Amazon is nice, but what’s even nicer is supporting your local small businesses. The businesses that make up your own community. I’m going to share a variety of local businesses in the central Pennsylvania area that offer items or services that will make great gifts this holiday season.
Let’s dig in! Let me know in the comments or send a DM my way on Instagram to let me know if you shopped any goodies from this list!
Boutiques & Clothing
Shop Twenty9 is a clothing boutique offering trendy and affordable women’s fashion brought to you by two tired momma’s who want to help others look and feel great! A gift card to Shop Twenty9 is a great gift for a new or (seasoned, not old) mom in your life! When we look good, we feel good!
Rhyme & Prose is an adorable boutique offering made to order and small batch clothing located in the upper level of Heart & Soul Books. Rhyme & Prose takes pride in using a combination of recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and plastic free materials. Sewing classes, clothing swaps and more are offered as well.
All domestic orders over $75 ship free! All other orders are shipped by weight anywhere you are.
Candles & Body Products
Scented Wick Shop is a shop located in Carlisle. This shop offers high quality, 100% natural and organic bath, body, and home care products from simple ingredients that are gentle on you, your family and our environment. A huge bonus is that the products are just so darn cute. This is a great place to get both candles as well as body polishes and more! Free shipping on orders over $45.
Stephanie is located in Dallastown and offers soy based candles and wax melts. Her fragrance selection is unmatched! There’s bound to be something for everyone on your list this holiday season (including yourself 😉) Free shipping on all orders of $50 or more! Use code THANKYOU20 to save 20% off your first online order.
Heart and Soul Books is located in Linglestown and is my go to for books and fun pop up events. It also doesn’t hurt that the owner Ashley, is seriously the sweetest! If there are books that she doesn’t have, she’ll order it for you. There’s story time for the kids, bookstore dates, and other pop ups. There’s also an entire room dedicated to books on sale or even FREE. The bargain room is a fun place to browse and find a book that you might not typically read. Free Shipping on orders $35 +. Online Shopping now available, new inventory being added. Shop full inventory at 5970 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
Food & Drinks
Gaffney Foods offers a variety of vegan and allergy friendly products. My current favorites are the nectors and the dairy free ranch seasoning. Available for purchase from their website, some products at Walmart and also available at local pop ups and food events. Gaffney Foods also is a private labeler/ copacker and can teach food safety.
Chef Tim offers a variety of sweet balsamic vinaigrettes and seasonings. Found in all Karns stores as well as many other stores across the country, all of which can be found on his product locator on his website.
When you choose A Box of Berks, you are supporting local small businesses!
The contents of every box is purchased from local micro & small businesses in and near Berks County, PA. Such a fun idea and great way to support many small businesses all at once!
The Bespoke Pantry, located in Hershey offers a delightful variety of made to order spices. They have spice gift boxes as well which is a wonderful way to try several spice blends you may not think of, plus they make perfect gifts!
Do you know someone who is moving soon? Why not give them the gift of a (mostly) stress free move?! HT Moving Services offers moving as well as junk removal and more.
Home Decor & Accessories
Shop Wood and concrete decor, inspired by nature (and dogs) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There are so many cute and creative items in this shop!
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Thank you to Hannah Lyter for your help getting this list organized for the blog!